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AerialSphere Launches Next-Gen Mapping Technology to Change How Consumers Experience Real Estate
XP360 Enables Real Estate Brokerages and Agents to Enhance Their Property Searches and Improve Engagement PHOENIX, Ariz. - August 11, 2020 -- AerialSphere, the industry leader in delivering immersive aerial experiences, today announced the launch of XP360 web application and API, which creates an online home search experience that is transforming the residential real estate market -- enabling agents to better attract and engage clients with the latest in mapping technology. XP360 features a simple, user-friendly interface that empowers brokers and agents to add a new level of interactivity in home searches that goes way beyond traditional aerial views of homes. XP360 gives prospective home buyers the ability to see homes, neighborhoods, schools and other points of interest in a new and engaging way from perspectives never seen before. According to AerialSphere Co-Founder and Chief Innovation Officer DJ Vegh, "AerialSphere powered maps, unlike Google Maps, provide an immersive experience that allows consumers to see maps with dimension, giving them a better perspective of the world we live in, which in turn, helps them make more informed purchase decisions." AerialSphere 360-degree immersive and interactive maps have quickly become a crucial sales tool for over 200 agents in the Phoenix metro area. Agents have leveraged this technology throughout their interactions with clients and potential clients with much success, generating close to a half-million map views in the last year. "Real estate companies, mapmakers, travel and tourism firms can all use XP360 to enhance their applications," said WAV Group Founding Partner Marilyn Wilson. "This is something new," she said, admitting she got "a chill" when she first saw it. "It was like when I saw the first iPhone, I knew it was going to change everything," she added. Vegh also added AerialSphere's mapping technology appeals not just to residential real estate. "It has significant applications for commercial real estate, travel, Insurance, universities, and local government agencies, all who can leverage the amazing benefits of interactive mapping and Immersive Reality from AerialSphere," he says. AerialSphere has seen significant growth over the last year. Leasing real estate firms including CBRE, Cushman & Wakefield and Colliers International have chosen AerialSphere to provide immersive mapping experiences to attract and engage their clients. About AerialSphere AerialSphere is re-inventing the way people interact with maps through its unprecedented 360-degree immersive experience to help companies engage, drive revenue, inform and entertain. AerialSphere's patented platform and open API integrates with virtually any application environment and device to deliver experiences that are more exciting, engaging and effective than traditional digital mapping solutions. AerialSphere is used by organizations in Real Estate, Retail, Travel, Insurance, Government, Entertainment/Events, Education and Technology. Share more than maps. Share experiences. Discover more about AerialSphere at: aerialsphere.com
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Inside Real Estate Doubles Down on Innovation with New Investment
Investment Will Support New, Cutting-Edge Innovations and Expanded Offerings to Meet the Needs of Real Estate Professionals DRAPER, UTAH, August 5th, 2020 -- Inside Real Estate, one of the fastest growing independently-owned real estate software companies and a trusted technology partner to over 200,000 top agents, teams and brokerages, is doubling down on innovation and growth. The company announced today a major new Innovation Investment focused on accelerating the use of technology to dramatically enhance the experience of real estate professionals and consumers across the entire home transaction lifecycle. The program was financed through additional investment in the Company by management and its financial partner, Lovell Minnick Partners. In the last seven years, Inside Real Estate has invested over $200 million to create the industry's first, purpose-built platform that meets the unique needs of brokers, teams and agents—all in one tech ecosystem. The new innovation program is a natural continuation of this effort and will be dedicated to making targeted technology advancements to both front and back office platforms, as well as expanding marketplace offerings and consumer-facing applications by leveraging and integrating technologies including machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI). "The rapidly evolving nature of the real estate industry coupled with the challenges of the current landscape demand that we expand our efforts to empower our customers with the best tools and technology to deliver even better consumer experiences, greater productivity and solutions that are easier to use," said Ned Stringham, CEO of Inside Real Estate. "Inside Real Estate started as an innovator and will continue to build upon that reputation as we expand to serve our growing network of agents, teams and brokerages." As part of doubling research and development initiatives and investing in and expanding technology offerings, Inside Real Estate will add to both its product and customer success departments, adding leadership and team roles that will provide additional resources and expertise to partners. "We're looking forward to growing the Inside Real Estate team and continuing to collaborate with industry professionals that share our creative vision for the future of real estate," continued Stringham. "The feedback from and needs of our customers is our top priority and key driver as we expand our team and offerings during this inflection point for our robust and ever-changing industry."
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eXp World Holdings Acquires Leading Real Estate Search Technology Company Showcase IDX
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SharpLaunch Announces Matterport Virtual Tour Integration to Support Remote Commercial Real Estate Touring
New integration allows users to seamlessly embed their Matterport virtual tours on their property websites PORTSMOUTH, N.H. -- Commercial Real Estate (CRE) marketing platform SharpLaunch has announced an integration with Matterport to support 3D virtual commercial real estate tours for landlords and brokers in the era of social distancing. Matterport's 3D technology will be integrated as a standalone module that seamlessly embeds virtual tours into SharpLaunch property websites. These tours are designed to provide a facsimile of hands-on tours of commercial real estate - something that is no longer easily accessible in the "new normal" of the post-COVID world. "Matterport has seen a sharp rise in the demand for digital twins of properties so that buyers can tour them virtually in stunning 3D," says Robin Daniels, Chief Marketing Officer, Matterport. "We're excited to see SharpLaunch integrate with the Matterport platform to provide their commercial real estate customers with our immersive 3D tours and help them engage prospects from anywhere in the world." Matterport is the leader in virtual tour technology across all industries including real estate, architecture, engineering, travel, and much more. Their 3D platform allows commercial real estate brokers and landlords to showcase properties in a variety of creative ways - capturing the essence of an in-person tour and augmenting it with key information about individual components of the space. "Both SharpLaunch and Matterport are focused on creating forward-looking technology for commercial real estate marketing," says Bob Samii, SharpLaunch CEO. "The addition of the Matterport module provides our clients with another way to showcase their commercial properties, create an impactful digital experience, and stay ahead of the competition." As the leading marketing technology for commercial real estate, SharpLaunch is an optimal medium to display Matterport virtual tours on any device, seamlessly integrating with the marketing processes and workflow of brokers and landlords. About SharpLaunch SharpLaunch is an all-in-one digital marketing platform for commercial properties. It provides an easy-to-use suite of marketing tools specifically built for CRE building owners, asset managers, and brokers who want to improve asset visibility, streamline marketing activities and save time.
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Lone Wolf and Adwerx Join Forces to Provide Simple Access to Digital Ads for Real Estate
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Adwerx Top Producer Platform Gains Momentum, Over 50 New Deals Signed in June
The 'set it and forget it' marketing platform consists of best practice digital display ads and streaming TV commercials for industry top producers Last month, Adwerx announced their top producer platform for real estate agents, mortgage lending officers, wealth managers, insurance agents, and franchise owners. The program has quickly gained clout from some of the top franchises in the country, with producers at some of the country's largest real estate and mortgage lending firms signing on to receive a personalized marketing platform. In June alone, over fifty new producers joined the program. "Since home buyers are searching for their next home online, it is imperative for me to maximize my exposure through ads for listings, and brand ads that place me in front of potential prospects," said Wendy Moore, REALTOR® at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Drysdale Properties. "Adwerx provides a seamless solution for me to advertise on websites, mobile devices and streaming TV, with a customized, full service platform that streamlines efficiencies in my marketing campaigns," Wendy continued. "Timing is everything, and with Adwerx my ads are placed in the right place at the right time to impress my home sellers and potential new home buyers. Plus, Adwerx is affordable, has a great relationship with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, and provides me with the greatest exposure online." As part of this new service, customers receive a customized, omnichannel marketing platform tailored to their distinct branding needs. A dedicated account representative is assigned to each producer, and acts as a concierge to help build the perfect marketing mix, custom-fit to the needs of each individual, including hyper-local display ads and personalized streaming TV commercials. Streaming TV commercials from Adwerx include access to a library of Adwerx Original commercials that are personalized with the customers headshot and contact information as well as placement of the commercial on premium channels in a hyperlocal geographic area (as small as ¼ mile radius). Commercials are displayed across popular on-demand services like Hulu, Sling, ESPN+, and more during prime viewing hours, allowing customers to get in front of the right prospects at the right time, with zero production costs. Savvy producers have even developed their own commercials for luxury properties, and used Adwerx's Streaming TV campaigns to help secure high end listings. "Streaming TV commercials from Adwerx has been huge for our business; especially now when everyone is spending so much more time at home, in front of their TVs," said Lesley Lyon, Marketing Director at Team Lyon, Lyon Stahl. "As we are not allowed to host live open houses right now, streaming TV commercials from Adwerx is a great way to get exposure to our listing videos. Our agent walks in with confidence to every listing presentation, knowing she has this in her back pocket!" Current customers who refer a top producer that purchases an Adwerx Top Producer platform, will receive $1,000 in credit in their Adwerx account to optimize their branding efforts. To learn more about the Adwerx Top Producer Platform, visit enterprise.adwerx.com. About Adwerx Used by over 25% of the top brokerage firms and over 15% of the top mortgage originators in the U.S., Adwerx delivers personalized, omnichannel brand marketing and automation at enterprise scale, enabling customers to deliver customized ads programmatically across streaming TV, popular websites, Facebook and Instagram, and mobile apps. The platform drives growth through digital marketing automation that increases brand visibility, boosts productivity by 35 percent, and reduces turnover by 42 percent. Adwerx works across the U.S., Canada, and Australia. Learn more about Brilliantly Simple Digital Advertising at adwerx.com. NAR members receive 15% additional impressions on Adwerx campaigns, which can be combined with other eligible discounts. This exclusive benefit is available through the National Association of REALTORS®' REALTOR Benefits® Program.
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Real Living Realty Professionals Launches iBuyer Program
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RESAAS Announces COVID-19 Tests Available for Purchase to REALTORS
VANCOUVER, BC, July 14, 2020 - RESAAS Services Inc., a technology platform for the real estate industry, is pleased to announce the launch of COVID-19 testing for REALTORS. RESAAS has secured exclusive rights within the real estate industry to make COVID-19 testing available to all licensed real estate agents, their families and their clients. The agreement, signed on July 13, 2020 with a California-headquartered medical corporation, has a renewable 1-year term. The tests made available by RESAAS are approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), using Abbott Diagnostic testing technology to ensure 100% accuracy. RESAAS agents can choose to have both the antigen test (check for COVID-19, known as PCR) and the antibody test. "This is phase 1 of RESAAS' commitment to help real estate agents return to the field safely," said RESAAS CEO, Tom Rossiter. "RESAAS has been developing a platform for many years to unite the real estate industry globally. Our multilingual platform has brought innovation to international referral business. Our award-winning solution for listings captures vast amounts of unique real estate data. Now, the work put into the RESAAS platform enables us to react quickly to support agents through the COVID-19 crisis. By making COVID-19 tests readily available, RESAAS agents and their clients can list, sell, tour and transact real estate again with confidence." Beginning today, RESAAS agents in Los Angeles, California can book and pay for their COVID-19 tests through the RESAAS Platform. There are 12,000 REALTORS® in Greater Los Angeles. RESAAS will use its existing e-commerce solution, in which RESAAS Premium agents already have credit card details stored, to allow for quick one-click purchase. The booking system inside RESAAS has a live-link integration into a network of lab locations schedules, providing RESAAS agents with real-time ability to book their test appointments. RESAAS Premium agents will receive preferred access. RESAAS agents qualify for preferred pricing of $189 for the COVID-19 test (PCR antigen), and $99 for the antibody test. RESAAS will be offering a first-to-market combination package of both tests (antigen + antibody) for $239. RESAAS offers the following competitive advantages for COVID-19 tests: Provide RESAAS agents with awareness of testing eligibility. Enabling RESAAS agents to securely book a test online. Offering more competitive pricing to RESAAS agents than publicly available. Provision of industry-leading turnaround times for rapid delivery of results digitally. "RESAAS has a sophisticated, multi-faceted approach to securing COVID-19 testing across the entire real estate industry," continues Rossiter. "COVID-19 testing is a rapidly evolving area. Our goal remains to allow real estate agents to work face-to-face with their clients in safety." RESAAS has developed a strategy for distribution of COVID-19 tests for real estate agents worldwide through a group of RESAAS' multinational clients. Phase 2, already underway, will scale COVID-19 testing across the United States. About RESAAS Services Inc. RESAAS is a technology platform that enables real estate brokerages, franchises and associations to bring real-time communication, new business opportunities and unique data to their agents on a global basis. Visit www.resaas.com for more information.
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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Showcases Industry Leadership by Automating Digital Advertising During Pandemic, Enters Multiyear Relationship with Adwerx
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CoStar Group Closes Acquisition of Digital Auction Platform Ten-X Commercial
WASHINGTON - June 24, 2020 - CoStar Group, Inc. the leading provider of commercial real estate information, analytics and online marketplaces, announced today that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of Ten-X for $190 million in cash. "We are pleased that we were able to close on our acquisition of Ten-X so quickly and we look forward to getting to work on combining the strengths of Ten-X with the strengths of CoStar Group to make the platform even more valuable for our brokers and the institutions they represent." said Andy Florance, CEO of CoStar Group. Ten-X is the clear, leading platform for conducting commercial real estate online auctions and negotiated bids, having successfully facilitated $24 billion in transactions since 2009. Ten-X partners with commercial real estate brokers providing them with technology that makes them more efficient, reduces the time to sale, and speeds commission payments. All the transactions conducted on the Ten-X platform require a broker and since inception the platform has helped brokers earn close to one billion dollars in fees. The broker remains the seller's primary point of contact, relationship manager and the expert with invaluable information necessary for buyers to underwrite and purchase an asset. Sellers on the Ten-X platform benefit from proven technology that exposes their property to a global audience of qualified buyers, with trusted underwriting, transparency from seller dashboards, real-time updates, and proven contracting and closing. The mission of the Ten-X platform is to sell the property faster, at the best price possible and with greater certainty of close. CoStar Group plans to integrate the Ten-X auction platform into both LoopNet and CoStar, thereby exposing the auctions to CoStar Group's massive online commercial real estate audience with 11 million monthly visits. The integrated offering will expand the audience for Ten-X auctions up to 40 times its current scope. CoStar Group has the largest global commercial real estate database and research operation and intends to use those resources to enhance and dramatically expand the potential buyer database Ten-X uses to draw bidders to its auctions. In addition, CoStar Group has 280,000 properties offered for sale on its platforms and plans to market the Ten-X platform as an alternative sales method for those brokers. We believe that more properties offered for sale on the Ten-X platform will attract more bidders. The transaction is expected to be discussed on the Company's conference call to discuss financial results for the second quarter of 2020 to be held at 5:00 PM ET on Tuesday, July 28, 2020. About CoStar Group, Inc. CoStar Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSGP) is the leading provider of commercial real estate information, analytics and online marketplaces. Founded in 1987, CoStar conducts expansive, ongoing research to produce and maintain the largest and most comprehensive database of commercial real estate information. Our suite of online services enables clients to analyze, interpret and gain unmatched insight on commercial property values, market conditions and current availabilities. STR provides premium data benchmarking, analytics and marketplace insights for the global hospitality sector. LoopNet is the most heavily trafficked commercial real estate marketplace online with over 6 million monthly unique visitors. Realla is the UK's most comprehensive commercial property digital marketplace. Apartments.com, ApartmentFinder.com, ForRent.com, ApartmentHomeLiving.com, Westside Rentals, AFTER55.com, CorporateHousing.com, ForRentUniversity.com and Apartamentos.com form the premier online apartment resource for renters seeking great apartment homes and provide property managers and owners a proven platform for marketing their properties. CoStar Group's websites attracted an average of approximately 55 million unique monthly visitors in aggregate in the first quarter of 2020. Headquartered in Washington, DC, CoStar maintains offices throughout the U.S. and in Europe, Canada and Asia with a staff of over 4,200 worldwide, including the industry's largest professional research organization. For more information, visit www.costargroup.com.
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Earnnest Now Available at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Michigan Real Estate, Northern Indiana Real Estate, Tomie Raines REALTORS, and Executive Realty
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Counselor Realty Locks Up HomeActions and New Lead Scoring Service
MINNEAPOLIS (JUNE 29, 2020) -- Counselor Realty, an agent-owned powerhouse in the Twin Cities and Greater MN market, is teaming up with the HomeActions platform for agent email marketing and relationship building. HomeActions' exclusive program provides contact database building, nurturing, intelligence and insulation. Starting out, HomeActions appears as the best-in-class, customized e-newsletter. The bi-weekly system delivers lead-generating "Conversation Starters" through its hyper-local content, widgets and predictive metrics. Email addresses that are entered into the agent's HomeActions dashboard become exclusive to that agent. HomeActions will not be available to competing brokerages for a designated period. "NEW" Lead Scoring Launching: Agents have been asking for ways to benefit from AI-powered capabilities. HomeActions will be adding even more predictive metrics that are developed from the new Lead Scoring 360 system. The goal is to help brokers and agents focus on the segment of their database that is "Warming Up" and likely to transact in the next 3-6 months. Presentation on the lead scoring system at: https://midd.me/RG7n Albert Clark, HomeActions President, commented on the agreement, "All brokerages know real estate is a numbers game. The more contacts agents can make, the better they can nurture these relationships, the better their numbers. We share this core mission with Counselor." Counselor CEO Nick Dreher has seen his teammates' results with HomeActions and wants to make sure his agents can "lock-up" all their email contacts…and benefit from AI-powered tools. More importantly, Counselor now can preempt the competition. Nick offered, "Not only will we be able to embrace the HomeActions platform and the new Lead Scoring, but we now have a real differentiator for our new agents to deploy once they move to Counselor." About HomeActions HomeActions provides custom-branded digital marketing solutions complete with professionally written articles for real estate professionals. HomeActions articles and widgets portray agents as trusted advisors. Our goal is to help agents create and nurture relationships that lead to long-term success. With instant engagement alerts on "Predictive Articles" and widgets, as well as robust reporting, the system generates real-time conversation starters, leads and consistent top-of-mind awareness. For more information, visit http://www.HomeActions.net. About Counselor Realty The prime purpose of Counselor Realty is to develop experienced agents so that our customers and clients receive superior service and value. We believe in healthy communities and support individual and corporate opportunities to serve and support the communities we work and live in. We believe in the value of local agent ownership, building vested interest and growing personal success.
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Inside Real Estate Acquires dashCMA, Real Estate's Hottest New Pricing Tool
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Elm Street Technology Acquires IDX Broker to Broaden Offerings and Drive Continued Growth
Acquisition substantially expands Elm Street's capabilities and customer base as established real estate technology solutions provider June 24, 2020 – Dallas, TX – Elm Street Technology, LLC ("Elm Street Technology"), a leading real estate technology and marketing solutions provider to the residential real estate industry, today announced the acquisition of IDX Broker, LLC, a provider of real estate search applications and marketing solutions. The acquisition of IDX Broker and its solutions for real estate professionals complements Elm Street's Elevate platform that provides real estate technology and marketing services. "We're excited to have IDX Broker and its talented team join Elm Street Technology, which will help power the next stage of our growth," said Prem Luthra, President and CEO of Elm Street Technology. "For over 17 years, IDX Broker has been serving tens of thousands of real estate customers with high-quality, innovative products and top-shelf customer support. With a common corporate culture, we expect the integration of our two companies to be seamless and we look forward to adding their products to our growing suite of services, which will have meaningful benefits for both companies' customers." Elm Street Technology offers a simplified platform called Elevate, for real estate technology and marketing services, that aims to provide a single vendor and point of contact to maximize real estate professionals' business efficiency. The Elevate platform is currently used by tens of thousands of real estate agents, teams and brokerages across the United States. It offers a variety of seamlessly-integrated tools including IDX websites, lead generation services, CRM, email, social, text and blog marketing automation, recruiting and retention campaigns, and more, all backed by comprehensive customer support and training. "We've listened to our customers and their desire to have a single point of contact and vendor for all of their marketing services, and now we are excited to be able to join the Elm Street Technology team to fulfill this request," stated Chad Barczak, Chief Executive Officer of IDX, LLC. "Elm Street Technology has been executing on its mission to create an end-to-end solution with their Elevate platform and I believe it's quickly going to lead the space. We're thrilled to combine forces, company cultures and our mutual passion to be a part of this vision ." Earlier this year, Elm Street Technology announced a strategic investment from Aquiline Capital Partners, a private investment firm based in New York and London investing in businesses across the financial services sector in financial technology, insurance, investment management, business services, credit and healthcare. The acquisition of IDX Broker, LLC is the first acquisition announcement of 2020. Past acquisitions have included companies such as eMerge, AgentJet, Listingbook, RLS2000 and Consolidated Knowledge. Vaquero Capital served as the exclusive financial advisor to IDX Broker. About Elm Street Technology, LLC Elm Street Technology offers a growing portfolio of real estate technology and marketing services with the goal of providing one vendor and one point of contact, fully fused into one singular platform – Elevate – to capture and nurture more leads into closed business. Elevate allows busy real estate professionals the ability to streamline and automate their marketing and day-to-day business objectives by offering high-end IDX websites, lead generation tools, a powerful CRM, email, social, text and blog marketing automation, recruiting and retention tools, and more. For more information, please visit tryelevate.com. About IDX Broker, LLC Based in Eugene, Oregon, IDX Broker, LLC is nationally known as a leading provider of real estate search applications. IDX Broker, LLC actively manages over $1 trillion worth of active listings data from over 600 individual Multiple Listings Services (MLS). IDX, Broker, LLC provides integrated IDX software, customizable listing search utilities and lead management tools for real estate-based websites. For more information, please visit idxbroker.com. About Aquiline Capital Partners LLC Aquiline Capital Partners, founded in 2005, is a private investment firm based in New York and London investing in businesses across the financial services sector in financial technology, insurance, investment management, business services, credit and healthcare. The firm has $5.3 billion in assets under management as of December 31, 2019. For more information about Aquiline, its investment professionals, and its portfolio companies, please visit www.aquiline.com.
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Leading Moving Concierge Service to Partner with Natural Gas Company in Southeastern US
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Windermere Real Estate Partners with FloorPlanOnline for Virtual Showing Service
Windermere partners with FloorPlanOnline to provide a Virtual Showing Service featuring virtual walkthroughs, 2D/3D floor plans and professional photography. SEATTLE, WA, USA, June 16, 2020 -- FloorPlanOnline, a proptech platform that includes the homeowner platform HomeDiary, has partnered with Windermere Real Estate to bring the Virtual Showing Service to any of their real estate listings. The Virtual Showing Service features immersive 3D/360 virtual walkthroughs, HD photography in the context of floor plans, and an exclusive 3D Designer that allows potential buyers to drag and drop furniture, change wall colors or experiment with wall placement, all from the single property website, or virtual tour, dedicated to the home. FloorPlanOnline has also integrated with Moxi Works to enable single sign-on to simplify the Windermere agent sign up and to provide access from within its intranet. The tour features floor plans in multiple formats. Floor plans have been ranked as the most important traditional listing content by over 80% of online buyers, and now every listing can have the content buyers deem most important in these times of social distancing and limited open houses, while enabling them to virtually visit a property anytime with complete and transparent access. Most importantly, sellers will always have a "show ready" home, reducing the health risks and hassles of having to have physical property showings. The enterprise agreement positions FloorPlanOnline as the preferred virtual tour service for Windermere agents that will leverage the FloorPlanOnline network of local service providers and its proprietary process to create the necessary listing content during one appointment. Most major markets throughout the western United States will be served with full service options. In other areas, partial or self service options will be available. "I am actively looking for a home right now, and I wish every listing had the tools FloorPlanOnline provides because it gives me everything I need to help make a decision, just by seeing the property online," said Brooks Burton, COO of Windermere. "As a buyer, I find huge value in seeing the walkthrough and clear, legible floor plans with photo locations. Their 3D Design tool is also cool, as I can play around with furniture placement or even add or remove walls to see what that open concept might look like, all virtually before picking up a hammer or saw. I plan on using their HomeDiary feature for the new condo I close on soon to help me with the remodel work I will be doing!" "With the current world events and social distancing policies, more people are online now than ever before, and the need for some kind of online virtual tour experience has never been greater, since people often can't visit a property in person," said Kris Cone, CEO of FloorPlanOnline. "Our platform lets agents showcase listings 24/7 like no other, and the guided walkthrough gives the buyer an automated tour of the home in 3 minutes or less, just by clicking a button. It's also an interactive tool that allows for a deeper exploration at the browser's leisure, just by clicking anywhere on the 3D property scan. Our point and click floor plans with photos and 3D Designer compliments the walkthrough and helps users further visualize the space, and even enables 'What if' scenarios. We take things a step further by allowing the buyer, and the seller, to claim the home and get access to the listing content, including the photos and 2D/3D floor plans with designer, in their own private HomeDiary, to use either as a tool to help them manage their new home, or as a keepsake for their old home." About Windermere Real Estate Windermere Real Estate is the largest regional real estate company in the Western U.S. with over 300 offices and 6,500 agents serving communities in Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Mexico. Last year, Windermere closed 77,000 home sales for more than $36.7 billion in dollar volume. The Windermere family has a proud heritage of serving our neighbors via the Windermere Foundation which funds services for low-income and homeless families. Since 1989, the Windermere Foundation has contributed more than $41 million towards improving lives in the communities where we live and work. For more information, visit windermere.com. About FloorPlanOnline with HomeDiary FloorPlanOnline with HomeDiary is a leader in online listing marketing featuring floor plan visuals and other listing media. The company is the only home-related platform that has a 2D/3D floor plan tool that can be used by all parties involved in the transaction and through all phases of ownership, because HomeDiary attaches the floor plan to the home as a permanent property record. The company provides full service photography and floor plan services throughout various markets in the United States, and it is expanding its service territory through partnerships with local photographers. It also has self service tools to allow agents to convert virtually any raw floor plan source into 2D and 3D floor plans, for the listing, and beyond. Learn more at www.FloorPlanOnline.com. Contact Kris Cone at [email protected] or 206-384-4400, x100. To sample a virtual tour, visit www.360walkthrough.us for a demo tour.
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Adwerx Helps Industry Elite Grow their Business with Proven Technology, Launches the Top Producer Platform
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MoveEasy Announces a Strategic Alliance with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices; Launches Forever Concierge for Network Members
COLUMBUS, OH - June 3, 2020 -- MoveEasy, the country's only full-service multi-channel concierge for life program, today announced a strategic alliance with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, part of the HSF Affiliates LLC family of real estate brokerage franchise networks, to help homeowners with all their move and home management needs. MoveEasy helps homeowners with everything needed to settle in and manage their home including help with home insurance, finding top-rated moving companies, setting up their utilities and digital services such as internet, cable and home security, forwarding the mail with the USPS as well as connecting them with local home pros recommended by Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices network agents for all their home improvement and maintenance needs. MoveEasy's preferred alliance program with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices is called Forever Concierge powered by MoveEasy, which is in line with the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices network's tagline, "Real Estate's Forever Brand," further enhancing network member's commitment to extending its relationships with their clients for life. Clients can access Forever Concierge through all their favorite devices including web, Amazon Echo or Google Home devices as well as Apple or Android mobile devices. Clients are also assigned a dedicated concierge who remains with the client as their personal concierge throughout the lifetime of their homeownership via call, text or email. The entire service across all channels are branded for network agents thus keeping them top of their client's mind throughout their client's homeownership. Several Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices franchisees across the country have already started offering their clients the Forever Concierge. Kathryn Redican, VP of Operations of one of the most prominent Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices franchisees based in the Northeast region says, "The Forever Concierge is a game changer for the way our sales executives do business. It not only provides them with the assurance that their clients are being guided through all tasks of the moving process, but also that they are provided with access to preferred and trusted vendors for an even more seamless and stress-free moving process." Rajeev Sajja, SVP Digital Marketing and Innovation of the largest Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices franchise from Philadelphia, PA says, "The reason we partnered with MoveEasy was that they were very flexible in their approach. Moving is just one part of the homeownership process. What's important is what you do between now and ten years from the transaction, how do you stay relevant and top of mind, and that's where MoveEasy was willing to be flexible in their platform approach to make that happen." "We are excited to assist Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices network professionals in helping their clients during one of the most stressful times of their life while ensuring that they remain their client's trusted resource for years to come," says Ven Ganapathy, MoveEasy's CEO. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices secures preferred alliances with selected vendors to strengthen the resources available to its network members across the world. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices is one of the world's fastest-growing residential real estate brokerage franchise networks, with more than 50,000 real estate professionals, nearly 1,500 offices throughout the U.S., Europe and the Middle East, and more than $119 billion in real estate sales volume. The network, among the few organizations entrusted to use the world-renowned Berkshire Hathaway name, brings to the real estate market a definitive mark of trust, integrity, stability and longevity. MoveEasy is the country's first full-service multi-channel concierge for life program to help the 130M homeowners in the US with all their move and home management needs. Its proprietary fully white labeled turnkey concierge solution helps real estate brokerages customize and brand the platform to offer a true end to end lifetime concierge service for their clients. MoveEasy is a ReFlex Partner for Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices and supports some of the biggest Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, Real Living and HomeServices of America companies.
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zavvie selected to Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices and Real Living Real Estate Preferred Alliance Program
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Propertybase Launches Next Generation Real Estate Platform When Simplification and Improved Collaboration Are Most Needed
Global leader in real estate tech focuses on enhanced user experiences with actionable homepage dashboard, brokerage announcements feed, and easy navigation BOSTON, June 4, 2020 -- With the next generation release of the Propertybase GO real estate platform, brokerages and teams can now pivot their strategy to include simplified software aimed at further enabling agent action and productivity. Aptly named to reflect its turnkey approach, Propertybase GO puts improved user experiences at the forefront comprising a dynamic dashboard, real estate CRM, website builder, listings management, email marketing, and more. "We developed the Propertybase GO platform for nearly a year and feel it's important to bring it to market now because better technology is needed," stated Tim Fessenden, President of Propertybase. "We took the time to truly understand the challenges that face real estate and given the market conditions set out to deliver a platform that not only helps to increase productivity but creates a sense of community for a brokerage and its agents." Ideal for brokerages or teams, the latest Propertybase GO has a number of out-of-the-box offerings to drive long-term adoption: An action-oriented homepage dashboard that visualizes key information across contact activity, listings, and also active transactions Embedded brokerage announcements and social media feeds to foster engagement Simplified navigation and mobile responsive for better user experience Streamlined database management with lead scoring, quick actions such as SMS, email marketing, and more Propertybase's award-winning website builder with industry-best MLS and IDX integration Integrated with Propertybase Back Office's compliance-driven transaction management, vendor marketplace, and print marketing Propertybase GO also features action plans, market trends, seller reports, listings boost capability, and third-party application integrations. "It's imperative that technology partners provide the utmost lifelong value. This certainly isn't the time for stopgap solutions. Propertybase GO not only allows for quick user adoption and connectivity but will ultimately help agents better serve their clients now and in the future," continued Fessenden. About Propertybase Propertybase is the leading global real estate platform for franchises, brokerages and teams looking to showcase their brand and drive more business through extraordinary digital experiences, collaboration and automation. The Propertybase platform includes lead generation, IDX-integrated luxury websites, two real estate CRM options, and compliance-driven transaction management and back-office tools. Propertybase powers over 200,000 users at 4,500+ real estate businesses in over 70 countries worldwide, including Hawai'i Life, Red Oak Realty, Harry Norman REALTORS®, McEnearney and Associates, ONE Sotheby's, Jack Conway REALTOR®, Surterre Properties, and Coldwell Banker Mason Morse. The company is funded by Providence Equity. For more information, visit www.propertybase.com.
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Inside Real Estate launches CORE Video, giving kvCORE users powerful new video messaging tools powered by BombBomb
Users of Inside Real Estate's flagship platform, kvCORE, will now have access to their favorite real estate video tools from BombBomb, directly within their kvCORE Platform DRAPER, UTAH (MAY 28, 2020) -- Inside Real Estate, a trusted technology partner to over 200,000 top agents, teams and brokerages, announced the launch of CORE Video powered by BombBomb. Through an exclusive partnership, the launch provides users of Inside Real Estate's flagship platform, kvCORE, access to the most powerful video messaging tools in the industry. Every user of the kvCORE Platform will now receive a basic version of CORE Video at no cost, allowing users to communicate with leads and contacts via direct, engaging videos. Additionally, users can upgrade to CORE Video Premium providing the full suite of BombBomb video features, including video libraries, mass-sends, robust campaigns, full mobile app integration and the powerful Google Chrome video extension to be able to send video from anywhere – all seamlessly integrated into their kvCORE Platform. "Helping to facilitate & build authentic relationships is what BombBomb is all about," said Darin Dawson, BombBomb's President and Co-Founder. "This unique partnership with Inside Real Estate and their kvCORE Platform represents an exciting opportunity for current and future users of BombBomb video to have even more effective and integrated experiences with their clients and empower their businesses with the use of video. We couldn't be more excited." Video messaging has grown rapidly in popularity, with 81% of users reporting higher responses and engagement than any other communication medium. The addition of video messaging tools into the kvCORE Platform empowers users to engage and convert even more customers using the most effective, modern strategies directly from their kvCORE Platform and mobile app. "CORE Video powered by BombBomb is a unique and powerful addition to our flagship platform, kvCORE, and the most integrated video solution on the market," said Joe Skousen, President of Inside Real Estate. "We've always been committed to providing kvCORE users with the most effective tools to convert leads, nurture relationships and grow their business. The seamless integration of video messaging is a natural extension of that mission and there is no better partner to help support the initiative than the industry leader in video – BombBomb. We're excited to see our kvCORE users leveraging video more seamlessly than ever before." CORE Video powered by BombBomb will be live for all kvCORE users in early June. Users looking to upgrade to CORE Video Premium can find it in the kvCORE Marketplace. About Inside Real Estate Inside Real Estate is a fast growing, independently-owned real estate software firm that serves as a trusted technology partner to over 200,000 top brokerages, agents and teams. Their flagship product, kvCORE Platform, is the most modern and comprehensive solution in the industry known for delivering profitable growth at every level of a brokerage organization. Built on a modern, scalable and flexible architecture, kvCORE enables every brokerage to create their own unique technology ecosystem through custom branding, robust integrations and high-quality add-on solutions. With an accomplished leadership team and over 175 employees, Inside Real Estate brings the resources, scale and vision to deliver ongoing innovation and success to their growing customer base. About BombBomb BombBomb makes it easy to record, send, and track video messages, allowing you to be "in person" with those who matter most to your business at any given time. More than 50 thousand business professionals in all kinds of industries have used BombBomb Video to rehumanize their communication. For more information, visit BombBomb.com.
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Jaqua Realtors Joins Forces with Adwerx to Power Digital Advertising for Every Agent
West Michigan brokerage steps up its commitment to remain at the forefront of technology by implementing automated online listing ad campaigns and retargeting Jaqua Realtors, West Michigan's premier real estate company for over 40 years, launched the Adwerx Automation Platform, automating online ads for newly listed properties across their nine offices, plus custom retargeting campaigns for every agent. As a progressive and expanding firm with a well-recognized real estate brand, Jaqua prides itself on being innovators of outstanding customer service, while also focusing on the establishment and growth of their agents. Now, through Adwerx the company will provide agents with a solution that has been proven to impress sellers, while helping agents win 35% more listings. The Adwerx Automation Platform delivers each client a fully integrated, results-oriented digital marketing solution, helping agents to: Exceed their clients' expectations and create immediate online visibility for their listing – automated ads are displayed on Facebook, mobile apps and premium websites that consumers and potential home buyers visit regularly. Extends agents' reach with intelligent retargeting that recaptures the interest of prospects. In fact, 43% of their website visitors (potential clients) are more likely to convert (Criteo), as a result of online retargeting ads that follow their online behavior. "Jaqua Realtors is committed to investing in the latest technology to ensure our agents can build their brands and win more listings," said Dan Jaqua, President/Owner. "Adwerx provides a seamless solution for our agents to do this. The program maximizes the visibility of our properties for sale including additional exposure for every Open House, while keeping our agents top-of-mind with anyone who visits our web pages." Since its launch in 2017, the Adwerx Automation Platform has seen rapid adoption among the nation's most innovative brokerages. Brokers who provide their agents with this one technology reduce agent churn up to 42%, according to an analysis by REAL Trends. To learn more visit enterprise.adwerx.com. About Jaqua Realtors Jaqua has developed a professional and innovative company culture with nine offices throughout West Michigan including Kalamazoo, Portage, Battle Creek, South Haven, St. Joseph, Richland, Plainwell and Grand Rapids. Jaqua's team of outstanding agents and staff are dedicated to surpassing the expectations of our clients. Our mission places an emphasis on fostering growth and developing individuals to become industry leaders. Our commitment to education and excellence is one of the cornerstones to our success. Our mission is to give good people the opportunity to improve their station in life, hold to high standards and quality of work, never rest on the status quo, develop leaders and mentors, create a strong team concept, and treat everyone with dignity. To learn more visit us at jaquarealtors.com. About Adwerx One of the fastest growing advertising technology companies, Adwerx delivers personalized, omnichannel brand marketing and automation at enterprise scale with the Adwerx Automation Platform. The Platform integrates with native software to generate and deliver customized ads programmatically across streaming TV, popular websites, Facebook and Instagram, and mobile apps. Real estate, mortgage, insurance, financial services, and other innovative sales firms and franchises drive growth through digital marketing automation that increases brand visibility, boosting agent productivity by 35 percent and reduces agent churn by 42 percent. Adwerx has over 200 enterprise customers across the U.S., Canada, and Australia. Learn more about Brilliantly Simple Digital Advertising at adwerx.com. Plus, NAR members receive 15% additional impressions on Adwerx campaigns, which can be combined with other eligible discounts. This exclusive benefit is available through the National Association of REALTORS®' REALTOR Benefits® Program.
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Webinar Explores How to Power a Brokerage Digitally
Delta Media ushers in a "New Era" with its All-in-One Digital Marketing Platform with Back-Office Integration Canton, Ohio -- May 7, 2020 -- Helping real estate professionals accelerate efforts to power their brokerage digitally, Delta Media Group is hosting a free webinar on Thursday, May 14, 2020, at 2:00 pm Eastern. The webinar explores the virtual capabilities and automation built into its newly released DeltaNET 6 all-in-One Digital Marketing Platform. With back-office integration, next-generation lead capture capabilities, and an industry-leading SEO system that drives website traffic and fuels agent business growth, "DeltaNET 6 is ushering in a new era in real estate technology," said Franklin Stoffer, Delta Media Senior Key Accounts Consultant and Sales Manager who is presenting the webinar. Registration for the webinar is here. Highlights of the DeltaNET 6 webinar include: Delta Media Group today and Delta's vision Stunning customizable websites with focused lead capture tools Industry-leading SEO strategies to drive business DeltaNET 6 platform debuts patent-pending Quick Action tools that streamline the CRM Built-in suite of digital and virtual products: SSO, Email Campaigns, AI-driven Newsletters, e-card and flyer creation, Open House Apps, AdWizard, Facebook Connector, Testimonials, Seller Reports, and more DeltaNET 6 admin-level highlights, showcasing how a brokerage can truly leverage digital tools to run their company What's Next? Look into the future developments planned for DeltaNET 6 Pricing/Promos/Rollout for existing clients Q&A Delta Media, one of America's most established and largest broker technology solutions providers, recently deployed new support for virtual Open Houses to its DeltaNET Open House platform, free to its customers. The company accelerated its development cycle to assist agents during COVID-19's unprecedented impact on the real estate market. Franklin notes that Delta Media has refocused its efforts "on automation and seamless integrations to empower agents to focus less on the tech and more on their business." He adds, "If you have not looked at Delta Media Group lately, and need digital and virtual solutions for your agents, now is the time." About Delta Media Group Delta Media Group, located in Canton, Ohio, is a leading and trusted technology partner for many of real estate's top brands. Creator of the DeltaNET 6, real estate's most advanced all-in-one digital marketing, back office, and website platform, Delta Media Group is the largest family-owned and operated technology innovator with no outside investors or VC funding. Delta Media Group is renowned for saving clients money while reducing the frustration of managing multiple online technologies. Established in 1994, Delta Media Group remains a top real estate technology innovator. Discover more at deltamediagroup.com.
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CENTURY 21 Ace Realty Launches Advertising Automation Platform with Adwerx Enterprise
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CENTURY 21 Morrison Realty Delivers Their Agents a Competitive Advantage Powered by Adwerx Enterprise
North Dakota brokerage steps up its commitment to exceed client expectations by implementing automated online listing ad campaigns and retargeting Adwerx, one of Inc.'s fastest-growing companies three years in a row and preferred digital advertising platform to over 200 regional, national, and international real estate brokerages has joined forces with CENTURY 21 Morrison Realty to bring digital advertising automation to all of their sales offices in North Dakota. Fulfilling their pledge to provide the best service and promote the utmost professionalism in their agents, CENTURY 21 Morrison Realty has launched the Adwerx Enterprise Automation Platform to seamlessly activate personalized and company branded digital ads to fast-track awareness of each new available listing from their three sales offices. Agents will also receive a custom retargeting campaign, increasing visibility and maximizing online exposure as the agents' ads follow potential clients who have visited the agents' web pages. Locally targeted digital listing ads display the listing photo, agent contact details, brokerage branding, and a link to the listing to potential home buyers based on their online behavior. Clients can be assured that their home will be showcased on premium websites like ESPN and the Wall Street Journal, as well as Facebook and popular mobile apps. "We're continually ranked in the top 2% of the nation's 2,900+ CENTURY 21 offices," said Tabetha LaBare, Marketing Director. "We make a commitment to our agents to provide them with the services they need to do their best work and succeed, and Adwerx helps us deliver on that promise." Expectations are high for today's real estate agents. They need the power of digital advertising to help differentiate themselves in an aggressive sales market, and to foster confidence among home buyers and sellers who are relying on their professional expertise. Adwerx's Enterprise Automation Platform simplifies digital advertising and has proven to increase agent productivity, according to an analysis by T3 Sixty, one of the industry's leading management consultancy and research companies. To learn more about the Adwerx Enterprise Automation Platform, visit enterprise.adwerx.com. About CENTURY 21 Morrison Realty In 1978, CENTURY 21 Morrison Realty's mission to be a quality organization and to provide outstanding services to our clients started with two brothers, Bill and Jerry Schlosser. Today, as a second-generation, family-owned business, our focus continues to be on providing the best service and promoting the utmost professionalism in our agents. Because of the motivation to serve, CENTURY 21 Morrison Realty continues to be the #1 CENTURY 21 office in North Dakota and in our five-state Broker Council Region. We also continue to be in the top 2% of the nation's 2900+ CENTURY 21 offices. Our commitment and excellent service to you has earned us repeated Quality Service Pinnacle Awards, based on the results of our clients' surveys. Learn more at C21Morrison.com. About Adwerx Adwerx provides Brilliantly Simple Digital Advertising™ for real estate, mortgage, insurance, financial services, and other businesses. Ads powered by Adwerx have received billions of impressions on social media, mobile platform, and the most widely read news sites. Adwerx has served over 200,000 customers across the U.S., Canada, and Australia and has been named to the Inc. 5000 list of America's Fastest Growing Private Companies for three consecutive years, as well as received Inc.'s Best Workplaces award. To see how Adwerx can work for you, please visit www.adwerx.com. Plus, NAR members receive 15% additional impressions on Adwerx campaigns, which can be combined with other eligible discounts. This exclusive benefit is available through the National Association of REALTORS®' REALTOR Benefits® Program.
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Kaufman Realty and Auctions Expands Digital Footprint with Adwerx Enterprise
Newly listed properties will automatically receive a one-week digital advertising campaign Kaufman Realty & Auctions has joined forces with Adwerx to launch with the Adwerx Enterprise Automation Platform, automating digital listing advertisements for properties listed by agents across their six offices in Ohio and West Virginia. Adwerx is the gold standard for automated digital advertising in real estate, with agents winning 35% more listings, according to analysis by T3 Sixty, one of the industry's leading management consultancy and research companies. The first week of a new listing is a crucial time for advertising, and Adwerx Enterprise works with Kaufman Realty & Auctions to instantly create optimized ads that launch as soon as a property is publicly listed for sale. All ads are automatically configured to industry standards and display a listing photo, agent contact information, and consistently represent the firm's branding. These ads are displayed to potential homebuyers on frequently visited websites and mobile apps, as well as social media. Ad metrics are sent to the agent so they can see how their ad is performing. Agents also have the option to send this reporting to their seller clients, further reinforcing the value the agent is providing. "Kaufman has undergone substantial growth in recent years, in part due to our dedication to providing the latest technology to our agents and their customers," said Anthony Kaufman, President at Kaufman Realty & Auctions. "Adwerx provides a simple, efficient way for our agents to advertise listings. The program works in tandem with our current marketing efforts to maximize the visibility of our properties for sale." Since being founded in 1975, Kaufman Realty & Auctions was founded on honesty, integrity, and professionalism, and takes pride in their award-winning team of expert real estate agents. Now, with Adwerx, clients won't have to wonder whether or how their home will be marketed online, as every Kaufman sellers' agent will have a solution. To learn more about how the Adwerx Enterprise Automation Platform wins agents more listings, visit enterprise.adwerx.com. About Kaufman Realty & Auctions In 1975, Kaufman Realty & Auctions was founded on honesty, integrity, and professionalism. We practice those same values in all of our proceedings today, and take pride in every corner of work we do. With 50+ agents, we have every kind of expertise necessary to match your exact needs with the right member of our award-winning team. As such, you can expect the best results when buying or selling a property. Consequently, Kaufman has undergone substantial growth in recent years; now featuring six offices across Ohio and West Virginia. When it comes to selecting your real estate agent or auctioneer, don't trust just anyone. Call on Kaufman Realty & Auctions for the experience you deserve. Learn more at kaufmanrealty.com. About Adwerx Adwerx provides Brilliantly Simple Digital Advertising™ for real estate, mortgage, insurance, financial services, and other businesses. Ads powered by Adwerx have received billions of impressions on social media, mobile platform, and the most widely read news sites. Adwerx has served over 200,000 customers across the U.S., Canada, and Australia and has been named to the Inc. 5000 list of America's Fastest Growing Private Companies for three consecutive years, as well as received Inc.'s Best Workplaces award. To see how Adwerx can work for you, please visit www.adwerx.com. Plus, NAR members receive 15% additional impressions on Adwerx campaigns, which can be combined with other eligible discounts. This exclusive benefit is available through the National Association of REALTORS®' REALTOR Benefits® Program.
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Coldwell Banker Harris McHaney & Faucette Launches Digital Advertising Platform with Adwerx Enterprise
Northwest Arkansas brokerage enhances support of its 280 agents using marketing technology powered by the Adwerx Enterprise Automation Platform Rooted in Northwest Arkansas, Coldwell Banker Harris McHaney & Faucette has been serving local home buyers and sellers for over 60 years. The firm prides itself on bringing unrivaled expertise, passion, and energy to their clients. Now, Coldwell Banker Harris McHaney & Faucette is providing unparalleled service to their agents by implementing the Adwerx Enterprise Automation Platform, including automated online ads for all new listings and the use of website retargeting. Coldwell Banker Harris McHaney & Faucette has implemented Adwerx's advanced automation technology to power its digital marketing for agents and their listings — generating awareness and driving personal connections with local buyers and sellers. Digital ads for new listings launch as soon as the properties go on the market, and appear on Facebook and popular mobile apps, and across premium websites that consumers and potential home buyers visit on a daily basis. This automates the work of complicated digital marketing promotions, allowing agents to focus on acquiring new listings and providing quality client service. The Adwerx Enterprise Automation Platform further boosts awareness through retargeting technology. Once a prospect visits an agent's website, custom branded ads accompany them throughout their online journey, elevating the agent's profile by optimizing visibility – keeping them top of mind with potential clients. "We are committed to providing the finest services to our clients and agents," said Lynnette Harris, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Broker. "By using Adwerx's powerful digital marketing services, we can leverage automation technology to deliver superior results for our clients, and help our agents' focus on being the market experts." Adoption can be a challenge for organizations introducing new technology. With Adwerx's automated service model, traditional barriers to adoption are eliminated. Each real estate agent also has access to a personalized dashboard where they can easily launch pre-rendered digital ads with no technology or marketing experience. Making the process simple and efficient allows agents to focus on the human relationships that build their business. To learn more, visit enterprise.adwerx.com. About Coldwell Banker Harris McHaney & Faucette Home. It's the most important thing in our lives; the place we long for at the end of the day, the place that holds all we love and everything that we cherish. For us, Northwest Arkansas is home, and for over 60 years, Coldwell Banker Harris McHaney & Faucette has stood for something unique in the world of Northwest Arkansas real estate. Our agency has made it our mission to bring the joy of home to every one of our clients with unrivaled expertise, passion, and energy. Our agents are market experts, industry leaders and active citizens invested in one goal: guiding you home. About Adwerx Adwerx provides Brilliantly Simple Digital Advertising™ for real estate, mortgage, insurance, financial services, and other businesses. Ads powered by Adwerx have received billions of impressions on social media, mobile platform, and the most widely read news sites. Adwerx has served over 200,000 customers across the U.S., Canada, and Australia and has been named to the Inc. 5000 list of America's Fastest Growing Private Companies for three consecutive years, as well as received Inc.'s Best Workplaces award. To see how Adwerx can work for you, please visit www.adwerx.com. Plus, NAR members receive 15% additional impressions on Adwerx campaigns, which can be combined with other eligible discounts. This exclusive benefit is available through the National Association of REALTORS®' REALTOR Benefits® Program.
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House of Brokers Realty, Inc. Selects Adwerx to Power their Online Advertising
Comprehensive digital advertising platform provides online marketing for every agent and listing Adwerx, one of America's fastest-growing companies three years in a row and preferred digital advertising platform to over 200 regional, national, and international real estate brokerages, announced their newest brokerage firm to join the Adwerx Enterprise Automation Platform: House of Brokers Realty, Inc. Founded in 1981 and locally owned and operated, House of Brokers Realty consistently ranks among the largest real estate providers in mid-Missouri. Continuing with their commitment to deliver a higher standard of service, the firm will provide automated digital advertising for each new home listed for sale. Each ad will run for two weeks with the option for the agent to extend the campaign. These automated campaigns provide agents with an immediate turnkey solution for showcasing the wide variety of listings that House of Brokers Realty offers in mid-Missouri. "Digital advertising is an important part of our strategy," said Dawn Daly, Director of Operations. "We trust Adwerx to help extend our reach during the critical first weeks on the market by delivering ads that automatically deploy to reach potential buyers online." In addition to the advertising for each new listing, every one of House of Broker Realty's 50 agents will receive an automated retargeting campaign. Benefiting both the buyers' and sellers' agents, this powerful strategy generates increased visibility and maximizes online exposure as the agents' ads follow potential clients who have visited the agents' web pages. House of Brokers, Realty has been a market leader in mid-Missouri real estate since 1981. The firm prides itself on being a company of successful industry leading real estate professionals, where a higher standard of service, communication, and commitment is never compromised. Since its launch in 2017, the Adwerx Enterprise Automation Platform has seen rapid adoption among the nation's most innovative brokerages. Agents whose broker provides Adwerx's Platform are more productive, and have improved year-over-year listing performance, according to an analysis by T3 Sixty, one of the industry's leading management consultancy and research companies. To learn more visit enterprise.adwerx.com. About House of Brokers Realty, Inc. House of Brokers Realty, Inc. is proud to be locally owned and operated since 1981. Our roots run deep, we take pride in our community and caring for our customers and clients. Our clientele are valued, always receiving the one-on-one attention and treatment they deserve. House of Brokers consistently ranks among the largest real estate providers in mid-Missouri. We understand that satisfied clients, customers, and successful real estate transactions are our products, and realize the importance of commitment to personal service. To learn more, visit houseofbrokers.com. About Adwerx Adwerx provides Brilliantly Simple Digital Advertising™ for real estate, mortgage, insurance, financial services, and other businesses. Ads powered by Adwerx have received billions of impressions on social media, mobile platform, and the most widely read news sites. Adwerx has served over 200,000 customers across the U.S., Canada, and Australia and has been named to the Inc. 5000 list of America's Fastest Growing Private Companies for three consecutive years, as well as received Inc.'s Best Workplaces award. To see how Adwerx can work for you, please visit www.adwerx.com. Plus, NAR members receive 15% additional impressions on Adwerx campaigns, which can be combined with other eligible discounts. This exclusive benefit is available through the National Association of REALTORS®' REALTOR Benefits® Program.
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ERA Suburb Realty Agency Maximizes its Digital Advertising Impact with Adwerx
New Jersey brokerage enhances support of its 70 agents using marketing technology powered by the Adwerx Enterprise Automation Platform Rooted in Scotch Plains, New Jersey, ERA Suburb Realty Agency has been serving local home buyers and sellers for nearly 60 years. The brokerage has a track record of showcasing its top producers – investing in personalized and branded digital ads with Adwerx. Now, ERA Suburb Realty is broadening its digital advertising program by implementing the complete Adwerx Enterprise Automation Platform, including automated online ads for all new listings and the use of retargeting tools. ERA Suburb Realty has integrated Adwerx's advanced automation to power its digital marketing — generating awareness and driving personal connections with local buyers and sellers. Digital ads for new listings launch as soon as the properties go on the market. These ads appear on Facebook and popular mobile apps, and across premium websites that consumers and potential home buyers visit on a daily basis, including local and national news outlets. This helps to instill confidence and optimism amongst sellers seeking a swift transaction. Additionally, it automates the work of digital marketing promotions, allowing agents to focus on acquiring new listings and providing quality client service. The Adwerx Enterprise Automation Platform further boosts awareness through impactful retargeting technology. Once a prospect visits an agent's website, custom branded ads accompany them throughout their online journey, elevating the agent's profile by optimizing visibility – keeping them top of mind with potential clients. "Digital advertising is the must-have tool for enabling our agents to connect with their target audience by generating online awareness of both their personal brand, and their home listings." says Don Lamastra, Owner. "Because we are a results-driven agency, we've chosen Adwerx to help us maximize our marketing budget and prioritize investing in our people, all the while tracking ROI. " The Adwerx Enterprise Automation Platform has been trusted by more than 200,000 forward-thinking marketers across real estate, mortgage, wealth management, insurance and other professional service industries. Adwerx services are customized to each customer's unique needs and they deliver digital marketing solutions – including streaming TV commercials – that are hyperlocal, personalized, seamlessly automated and trackable. To learn more, please visit www.adwerx.com/enterprise. About ERA Suburb Realty At ERA®, we don't adapt to change, we create it. We form connections that help us to innovate and stay ahead of the real estate game.Timing is everything when it comes to selling your home. That's why we've developed a program to provide confidence that the sale of your home will be completed in a timely and efficient manner – or we'll buy it from you. Please visit us online to see how we can work for you! About Adwerx Adwerx provides Brilliantly Simple Digital Advertising™ for real estate, mortgage, insurance, financial services, and other businesses. Ads powered by Adwerx have received billions of impressions on social media, mobile platforms, and the most widely read news sites. Adwerx has served over 200,000 customers across the U.S., Canada, and Australia and has been named to the Inc. 5000 list of America's Fastest Growing Private Companies for three consecutive years, as well as received Inc.'s Best Workplaces award. To see how Adwerx can work for you, please visit www.adwerx.com. Plus, NAR members receive 15% additional impressions on Adwerx campaigns, which can be combined with other eligible discounts. This exclusive benefit is available through the National Association of REALTORS®' REALTOR Benefits® Program.
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HUNT Real Estate Is Raising the Bar, Rolling Out Adwerx's Digital Marketing Platform for Entire Network of Agents
Brokerage will build on proven digital marketing success by expanding its use of The Adwerx Enterprise Automation Platform BUFFALO, N.Y. -- HUNT Real Estate ERA, family-owned and operated in New York State since 1911, is upping its commitment to their agents' success through its modern approach to real estate. Critical to this is the full-service Adwerx Enterprise Automation Platform. Since initial adoption in February of 2018, Adwerx has automated more than 13,000 online listings, delivered over 117 million impressions for HUNT Real Estate properties, and driven nearly 400,000 individual click-throughs from interested prospects. Building on this success of promoting new listings through automated listing advertising, HUNT Real Estate is expanding its digital marketing program with the full Adwerx platform. In addition to automated listing ads, all agents will receive automated retargeting technology and the option to launch personalized, local streaming TV commercials. "Our sales professionals have seen extremely positive results from the automated listing ads created and deployed by Adwerx," says Dan Mirsky, marketing director. "They're receiving good feedback from their clients and getting new leads as well. We're positive we'll see continued growth and results as we expand our digital marketing strategy through Adwerx." The Adwerx Enterprise Automation Platform delivers each client a fully integrated, results-oriented digital marketing solution. Agents can exceed their client's expectations and create immediate online visibility for their listing – automated ads are displayed on Facebook, mobile apps and premium websites that consumers and potential home buyers visit regularly, including local and national news outlets. Intelligent retargeting extends agents' reach and the opportunity to recapture the interest of prospects. In fact, 43% of their website visitors (potential clients) are more likely to convert (Criteo), as a result of online retargeting ads that follow their online behavior. With more than 70% of U.S households subscribing to at least one streaming service (Forbes), Adwerx's Personalized Streaming TV Commercials will deliver next-level brand exposure on the most successful advertising medium. "We're thrilled that the HUNT Real Estate ERA team has realized positive, measurable results and are now implementing other advanced services like Personalized Streaming TV Commercials, " says Jed Carlson, CEO of Adwerx. "Making digital advertising accessible, frictionless and easy for our clients is our top priority. " It is essential for both agents and brokers to use digital advertising to stay at the forefront of today's competitive real estate market. The Adwerx Enterprise Automation Platform delivers comprehensive digital advertising strategies that are easy to create and deploy; and, enables brokerage leaders to recruit and retain top talent. "By investing in digital advertising and marketing on behalf of our agents, it allows them to focus on their top priority – acquiring and selling more listings and serving their clients," Charlie Hunt, executive vice president and COO. "The Adwerx platform has become a powerful differentiator as we grow our agent base and listing inventory." About HUNT Real Estate ERA HUNT Real Estate Corporation is the parent company of HUNT Real Estate ERA and operates over 50 branches throughout New York State, Massachusetts, and Arizona. Founded in 1911, HUNT is the most successful family-owned and operated real estate company in New York State, and is ranked the 35th largest real estate firm in the nation for closed transactions by REAL Trends. HUNT also operates a commercial brokerage, mortgage banking firm, insurance agency, and title agency. HUNT's mission is to build its presence through successful sales professionals, to grow profitably, and to provide the highest quality of real estate and homeownership services. For more information about HUNT Real Estate, visit www.huntrealestate.com. About Adwerx Adwerx provides Brilliantly Simple Digital Advertising™ for real estate, mortgage, insurance, financial services, and other businesses. Ads powered by Adwerx have received billions of impressions on social media, mobile platforms, and the most widely read news sites. Adwerx has served over 200,000 customers across the U.S., Canada, and Australia and has been named to the Inc. 5000 list of America's Fastest Growing Private Companies for three consecutive years, as well as received Inc.'s Best Workplaces award. To see how Adwerx can work for you, please visit www.adwerx.com. Plus, NAR members receive 15% additional impressions on Adwerx campaigns, which can be combined with other eligible discounts. This exclusive benefit is available through the National Association of REALTORS®' REALTOR Benefits® Program.
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BHHS California Properties Launches New iBuyer Service to Help Southern California Homeowners
SAN DIEGO, CA -- March 9, 2020 -- Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties, one of Southern California's largest real estate companies with offices spanning from Anaheim to Palm Springs, announces a new iBuyer service for homeowners. BHHS California Properties new Offer Optimizer provides homeowners throughout Southern California more options to sell their homes than ever before. "Homeowners throughout Orange County, San Bernardino County, Riverside County and the desert communities thinking about selling can now push a button and receive multiple offers instantly," said Mark Stark, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway HomeService California Properties. "Offer Optimizer gives our clients the most options, combined with the guidance of an experienced and trusted agent to help them maximize their selling opportunity," he added. "Homeowners want to see what iBuyers will offer. We can show them what it looks like to sell their home to an iBuyer, sell their home on the open market, or they may choose not to sell," Stark said. BHHS California Properties is partnering with zavvie, whose Offer Optimizer™ Suite technology connects agents and their clients to iBuyers. The new iBuyer service that BHHS California Properties is launching gives homeowners the ability to receive multiple offers all in one place. "Consumers want choices, and our new iBuyer service give them more choices than ever," added Gordon Miles, President and COO of BHHS California Properties. "We know from research that homeowners want the help of a professional real estate sales executive when they sell, including when they sell to an iBuyer. We are giving consumers what they are asking for: all the options plus a professional agent to guide them throughout the entire process." Miles notes a recent iBuyer study found that 41 percent of all sellers would consider an iBuyer offer. Among those considering an iBuyer offer, 92 percent still want to be represented by a professional real estate agent. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties has one of the most recognized and trustworthy brands in the real estate industry. Lane Hornung, CEO, and Founder of zavvie said, "Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties is known for providing the highest standards of service, making it a leader in Southern California. By expanding their real estate services with Offer Optimizer, they are offering clients their competitors don't have. BHHS California Properties is setting the highest bar for how homes are sold in Southern California." Hornung notes the online tools that zavvie provides are current, reliable, and packed with market-specific data so homeowners can make informed decisions with the guidance of a professional agent. More details about Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties' iBuyer platform can be accessed here or at www.bhhscalifornia.com. About Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties is a part of Americana Holdings, the largest independently owned franchise in the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices global network. Founded in 1985, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties has grown to nearly 3,000 sales associates in close to 60 offices spanning the Central Coast to San Diego. Americana Holdings also includes Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Arizona Properties and Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Nevada Properties. For more information, visit www.bhhscalifornia.com. About zavvie zavvie is a technology company that connects agents and their clients with iBuyers. zavvie's Offer Optimizer™ Suite bridges the gap for consumers who may not be aware of all their options for selling. Currently operating in iBuyer markets and rapidly expanding, zavvie gives top brokerages and agents all they need to thrive by serving their clients in today's evolving real estate landscape: easy to use tools, technology, training, marketing, and strategy. Discover more at zavvie.com. zavvie Offer Optimizer™ received an Inman Innovator Award for Most Innovative Real Estate Technology, and the company is a graduate of the National Association of REALTORS® REach® program. For brokerages interested in licensing Offer Optimizer™ technology, visit zavvie.com.
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8z Real Estate Doubles Down on Hyperlocal Tech with the Adwerx Enterprise Automation Platform
Adwerx enables Colorado brokerage to automate local digital advertising of their agents' latest home listings DURHAM, N.C., March 3, 2020 -- 8z Real Estate, named the Best Residential Real Estate Agency in Colorado in 2019, is continuing its tradition of using innovation to stay competitive in an ever-changing housing market by implementing the Adwerx Enterprise Automation Platform. Adwerx's automated services have been rolled out to its 15 offices and more than 150 agents, effortlessly maximizing exposure for listings on premium websites and social media in the critical first few days of being on the market. Technology and hyperlocal solutions have been important ingredients in the secret sauce for 8z. In 2018 the firm was recognized by NAR and Inman for its use of technology to improve their agents' social media marketing. Last year they launched 8z Offers to ride the swell of iBuying. "We understand that choosing to sell your home is a big decision, and that finding a skilled and well-equipped realtor is essential to the process," says Ryan Carter, President of 8z Real Estate. "Part of what makes our agents so capable is that they're empowered with technology designed to increase their productivity and make them more competitive. The Adwerx Platform automatically creates digital advertising to showcase their listings online where potential home buyers will see them, freeing our agents' time to focus on serving our clients." The Adwerx Enterprise Automation Platform powers digital advertising and makes it easy for both the brokerage and its agents to promote listings by seamlessly integrating through marketing automation; creating ads that are displayed to the right hyperlocal geographic area displayed to prospects where they are spending time online displayed to people who are likely to purchase a home personalized by the agent as desired deployed frequently with a photo and details about the property listing branded and include contact information for the agent measurable in order to track reach Ads appear on Facebook, popular mobile apps and premium websites that consumers and potential home buyers visit on a daily basis, including local and national news outlets. Today's homeowners expect digital promotion. As a result, when brokerages provide this level of support, they cultivate confidence and peace of mind among home owner clients. Equally, by investing in their agents, firms are better positioned to recruit and retain top performers. About 8z 8z Real Estate is a real estate brokerage built from the ground up to empower home buyers and sellers with unmatched market data and online tools, combined with the knowledge and expertise of professionals on the ground. Realtors implement a client-centric approach to real estate transactions. Proactive, honest and trustworthy, 8z brokers listen to clients' needs, address their concerns and deliver customized real estate solutions. Each Realtor specializes in specific neighborhoods throughout Colorado, allowing them to continually grow their knowledge base about the area in which they live and work as well as offer the "inside scoop" on everything local. For more information call 303-543-3083 and visit http://8z.com/ About Adwerx Adwerx provides Brilliantly Simple Digital Advertising™ for real estate, mortgage, insurance, financial services, and other businesses. Ads powered by Adwerx have received billions of impressions on social media, mobile platforms, and the most widely read news sites. Adwerx has served over 200,000 customers across the U.S., Canada, and Australia and has been named to the Inc. 5000 list of America's Fastest Growing Private Companies for three consecutive years, as well as received Inc.'s Best Workplaces award. To see how Adwerx can work for you, please visit www.adwerx.com. Plus, NAR members receive 15% additional impressions on Adwerx campaigns, which can be combined with other eligible discounts. This exclusive benefit is available through the National Association of REALTORS®' REALTOR Benefits® Program.
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Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Provides Agents with New Strategic Client Engagement Tools
BHGRE Moves Program Provides Home Buyers with Concierge Moving Services and Discounts MADISON, N.J., Feb. 27, 2020 -- Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC, a leader in lifestyle real estate and part of the Realogy family of companies, today announced the launch of BHGRE Moves. This automated program, powered by MooveGuru, Inc., allows BHGRE affiliated agents to provide their customers with exclusive discounts and a concierge service that reduces the stress, time and expense of moving. Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate affiliated brokers and agents can utilize the program at no additional cost -- and there is no fee for consumers to participate in the program. Research1 has shown that, on average, people spend over $10,000 on move-related products and services. BHGRE Moves allows affiliated agents to offer strategically-timed discounts to their clients from national retailers such as Home Depot®, Bed Bath & Beyond®, Allstate®, ADT®, and dozens more. Agents can customize offerings and enroll their preferred local vendors to the platform. BHGRE Moves also offers agents multiple ways to stay "top of mind" with their clients and positions them as local market experts during every stage of the customer's homeownership lifecycle. These include: An automated email marketing program that sends clients agent-branded, personalized emails with local, home-related money-saving offers during the home buying process. A concierge dedicated to work with recent home buyers to connect all of their utilities to their new house – a process that can often take over five hours and upwards of seven calls – with just one 30-minute phone call. A "customer for life" program that nurtures the client relationship beyond the close. This automated service delivers value-added email offers to clients on behalf of their agent, timed at strategic intervals to foster repeat business and referrals. "This program provides Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate affiliated agents with the perfect complement to the unique, engaging, and relevant lifestyle content they already provide to help clients live their best lives," said Sherry Chris, President & CEO, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate. "With the addition of services like concierge utility connection and valuable discounts on move-related products and services, BHGRE-affiliated agents can now extend their role beyond that of trusted transaction professional to trusted home ownership advisor." "We are excited to provide our affiliated agents with another tool to help keep them 'top of mind' with their spheres and in consistent, regular contact before, during and most importantly after the sale," said Sonya Feigen and Loni Vogler, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Vogler Feigen. "And the fact that the service is automated is the best feature of all. Now all our affiliated agents have to do is simply enroll their client, and the program does the rest – delivering consistent and meaningful follow-up messages to clients – while freeing the agents to provide next level service." About Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC is a dynamic real estate brand that offers a full range of services to brokers, sales associates and home buyers and sellers. Using innovative technology, sophisticated business systems and the broad appeal of a lifestyle brand, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC embodies the future of the real estate industry while remaining grounded in the tradition of home. Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC is a subsidiary of Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE: RLGY), a global leader in real estate franchising and provider of real estate brokerage, relocation and settlement services. The growing Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate network includes nearly 13,000 independent sales associates and more than 370 offices serving home buyers and sellers across the United States, Canada, Jamaica, The Bahamas and Australia. Better Homes & Gardens® is a registered trademark of Meredith Corporation licensed to Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC and used with permission. An Equal Opportunity Company. Equal Housing Opportunity. Each Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate Franchise is independently owned and operated. 12019 Mover Spending Trends survey conducted by the University of Colorado.
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Lifestyles of the Rich and Insta-Famous: Coldwell Banker Releases "The Report," a Comprehensive Guide to 2020 Luxury Real Estate
"The Report" Profiles Market Shifts in Luxury Real Estate and Spotlights Emerging Trends from Wellness to Eco-Friendly Design MADISON, N.J., Feb. 19, 2020 -- Today, Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC, a Realogy brand, and the Coldwell Banker Global Luxury® program released "The Report: State of Luxury 2020," a comprehensive profile of emerging luxury markets and buyers. Included in the report are trends as well as top preforming luxury markets of 2019 and those to watch in the upcoming year. "The Report" combines analysis of sales data with interviews of dozens of Coldwell Banker affiliated agents who provide on-the-ground perspectives from diverse real estate markets. Luxury trends in 2019 include migrating wealth, impacts from tax law changes in 2018 that limited deductions for state and local taxes and a focus on holistic wellness and eco-friendly design. The report also dives into how the luxury market has been impacted by LGBTQ+ and millennial demographics. In identifying the top performing luxury markets this year, the Coldwell Banker brand found that four powerhouse markets had an evenly distributed hold on the top 10% of luxury sales in 2019. Their sales prices in relation to other luxury markets made them the top performers of the industry this past year. 2019 Top Performing Luxury Markets in Review Malibu, California San Diego, California Austin, Texas Arlington, Virginia After analysis of economic factors such as job and population growth against annual metrics including sales-price-to-list-price ratios, days on market, median list price and inventory, "The Report" also identified this representative group of housing markets to watch in the year ahead. 2020 Top Luxury Markets to Watch Boise, Idaho Charlotte, North Carolina Colorado Springs, Colorado Cincinnati, Ohio Fort Worth, Texas "Power Markets" include both well-established and unexpected luxury markets offering a range of lifestyle amenities, cultural experiences and educational opportunities. Key indicators of "power" status include airport accessibility, ease of doing business, a prestige brand presence and a housing stock that prioritizes privacy, views and exclusivity. To narrow down the top ten Power Markets for Buyers and Sellers in 2019, as well as other key trends for affluent investors, the Coldwell Banker Global Luxury program collaborated with The Institute for Luxury Home Marketing to analyze the top 10 percent of active and sold listings in 2019.* Based on the median prices for the top 10 percent of homes sold in the Power Markets, key findings include: Shortest Days on Market: Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina, boasted the shortest median days on market – three days – for single family homes. For condos, Silicon Valley had the shortest median days on market at eleven days. Most Affordable (Price per Square Foot): Collin County, Texas, was the most affordable luxury market for single family homes, where the median price per square foot was $164. For condos, Colorado Springs, Colorado, had the lowest median price per square foot at $153. Most Expensive (Price per Square Foot): On the flip side, the most expensive market for single family homes is Malibu, California, where the median price per square foot was $4,269. Malibu also took the top spot for condos at $1,914 median price per square foot. Evolving Market: Bozeman, Montana, stands out as an Evolving Market for its booming population, now over 100,000. The city's average sales price is hovering over $1 million. Buyers from California and Colorado are the major contributors of its expanding luxury real estate market. "Now in its third year, The Report showcases the luxury real estate successes of 2019 and highlights the trends expected to dominate in 2020," said Craig Hogan, vice president of luxury for Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. "Our affiliated agents are seeing demographic shifts in the profile of the modern luxury buyer that bring new perspectives and preferences to the luxury market. It's an exciting time to work in the luxury real estate space, and The Report continues to be an all-encompassing, timely resource for Coldwell Banker Global Luxury Property Specialists to prepare for the year ahead." "2019 was a transformative year for the luxury real estate market – we watched millennials and the LGBTQ+ community become larger stakeholders in luxury real estate and shift the profile of who's buying," said Ricardo Rodriguez, luxury property specialist with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Boston. "New trends are on the horizon: eco-friendly and wellness-focused design is in for 2020, and larger homes aren't always preferred like they once were. Now that energy efficient technologies are widely available, the expectation of a green-certified building is growing." About The Report Designed to be a definitive guide for international high-end property buying and selling, The Report adds insider intelligence to strong industry research by combining anecdotal insights from local market professionals affiliated with the Coldwell Banker® brand, as well as The Institute for Luxury Home Marketing, Wealth-X, Unique Homes and other leading luxury insiders. More information on the following can be found in the full report. Shifting demographics in the luxury real estate market 2019 landmark listings and sales Trends driving the ultra-high-net-worth population such as wellness and amenity focused homes Top luxury property must-haves Wealth migration and financial trends Domestic and global spotlights Methodology *The Coldwell Banker Global Luxury® program collaborated with The Institute for Luxury Home Marketing to analyze median list prices of sold properties, median sold prices, median sales-price-to-list-price ratios, median price-per-square foot, median days on market, as well as the highest list and sold prices for the top 5 percent and 10 percent of 65 U.S. luxury metros between the periods of December 16, 2018 to December 31, 2019, as gathered from various Multiple Listing Services (MLS), local Real Estate Boards and the Coldwell Banker® brand co-operating brokerage firms. Data is based on closed and recorded transaction sides of homes sold in the top 10 percent of luxury metro markets between the periods of December 16, 2018 to December 31, 2019, as gathered from multiple sources including but not limited to various Multiple Listing Services, local Real Estate Boards and the Coldwell Banker brand co-operating brokerage firms. Data is deemed reliable not guaranteed for accuracy as it may not reflect all of the real estate activity in the area. This report was compiled by The Institute for Luxury Home Marketing. For more information on how data was collected and defined, please refer to the full methodology on page 124 of The Report. **To maintain data integrity, comparisons do not include data from Manhattan, NY, which uses a unique multiple listing service (MLS) that reports on data differently than most MLS databases. About Coldwell Banker Global Luxury® The Coldwell Banker Global Luxury® program legacy traces its roots to 1933 and has been a world leader in luxury real estate since. Coldwell Banker Global Luxury Property Specialists are an exclusive group within the Coldwell Banker organization, making up under ten percent of independent sales associates affiliated with the brand worldwide. Coldwell Banker affiliated agents conducted 27,595 transactions of homes priced at $1 million or more in 2019, more than any other national real estate brand. This equates to $144.4 million in sales every day with an average sales price of $1.9 million in this category. Coldwell Banker, the Coldwell Banker logo Coldwell Banker Global Luxury and the Coldwell Banker Global Luxury logo are registered marks owned by Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. Each franchise is independently owned and operated. About Realogy Holdings Corp. Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE: RLGY) is the leading and most integrated provider of residential real estate services in the U.S. that is focused on empowering independent sales agents to best serve today's consumers. Realogy delivers its services through its well-known industry brands including Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate, CENTURY 21®, Climb Real Estate®, Coldwell Banker®, Coldwell Banker Commercial®, Corcoran Group®, ERA®, Sotheby's International Realty® as well as NRT, Cartus® and Title Resource Group. Realogy's fully integrated business model includes brokerage, franchising, relocation, mortgage, and title and settlement services. Realogy provides independent sales agents access to leading technology, best-in-class marketing and learning programs, and support services to help them become more productive and build stronger businesses. Realogy's affiliated brokerages operate around the world with approximately 190,000 independent sales agents in the United States and approximately 110,400 independent sales agents in 112 other countries and territories. Realogy is headquartered in Madison, New Jersey.
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BHHS New England, New York and Westchester Properties Launches Complimentary Concierge for Life Service
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England, New York and Westchester Properties is now offering an exclusive concierge for life service to their clients through MoveEasy's multi-channel lifetime concierge platform. With over 1,800 agents in over 50 offices across Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts and Rhode Island, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England, New York and Westchester Properties has always been committed to providing excellent service to their clients. This new alliance will further enhance their commitment by extending their relationships with their clients for life, which is in line with the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices network's tagline, "Real Estate's Forever Brand." The MoveEasy service will enable Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England, New York and Westchester Properties to provide its clients with everything they'll need for moving and home management. Any Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England, New York and Westchester Properties client will be able to access their sales executive's preferred vendors and benefit from moving deals available through the platform. When a homebuyer or seller works with a Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England, New York and Westchester Properties agent, they are automatically granted exclusive access to the "Concierge for Life" program. Some of the features of the program include: Getting help with mortgage, insurance and title services Getting moving quotes from top-rated moving companies Setting up utilities at the new home Scheduling digital services such as internet, cable and home security Mail forwarding with the USPS Getting updated driver's license information Reserving storage space and arranging vehicle shipment Connecting with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England, New York and Westchester Properties agents' preferred vendors, such as painters, cleaners, etc. Receiving personalized recommendations for home-related services through a MoveEasy Concierge for Life Every homebuyer or seller that utilizes the MoveEasy Concierge for Life program through Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England, New York and Westchester Properties will also be assigned a dedicated concierge. This personal, human concierge will remain with the client throughout their lifetime, and provide free assistance with various moving, home management and utility needs. Clients can access their personal Concierge for Life through call, text and email, as well as their Amazon Echo and Google Home devices. Integration with these voice-activated technologies makes it incredibly simple for Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England, New York and Westchester Properties clients to access MoveEasy's wide range of services. Katie Redican, VP of Operations for Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England, New York and Westchester Properties, says, "Our sales executives can offer their clients a truly personalized real-life concierge that helps them with all of their moving and home management needs from one centralized location. This partnership is a game changer for the way our sales executives do business. MoveEasy not only provides them with the assurance that their clients are being guided through all tasks of the moving process, but also that they are provided with access to preferred and trusted vendors for an even more seamless and stress-free moving process." "We are excited to partner with an industry leader like Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England. Closing on a home is exciting, but once the reality of moving and homeownership sets in, it can completely kill the joy," says Venkatesh Ganapathy, MoveEasy's CEO. "Instead of stressing over all of the different things one needs to do during this time, MoveEasy figures it all out for the homeowner. In addition, our service is fully integrated with the technologies that Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England uses, making it extremely easy for their agents to share this service with their clients." "Feedback from our agents and clients has been positive! Everyone is very excited about the partnership. They love how easy it is to communicate with their concierge (text, email, phone)," says Redican. For more information, please visit www.moveeasy.com/realestate.
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ActivePipe celebrates record year, adds 90 real estate companies in 2019
Nation's leading email marketing company announces new updates to the platform Austin, TX - February 18 - ActivePipe, the nation's leading email marketing solution for real estate companies, announced today new ways to increase engagement and content curation through significant user upgrades to the award winning email marketing platform. With the latest Bulk Contact Update management feature, users can curate hyperlocal content to specific contacts using tags. Users can filter contacts by location, use a bulk tag feature to segment the audience, and then send that specific segment curated content. Additionally, ActivePipe chief executive officer Ashley Farrugia and Mike Feller were named to RISMedia's coveted 2020 Real Estate Newsmakers list for their contributions to the industry. In 2019 in the US alone, the company brought on more than 90 new real estate companies across multiple verticals. ActivePipe surpassed several milestones in 2019, most notably partnering with some of the most powerful brands in real estate including Adwerx, Moxi, LionDesk, Cloze, Spacio, LiveBy, Terradatum, Union Street Media, Brytecore, Follow Up Boss and Xpressdocs. "ActivePipe is a powerful email marketing platform that is remarkably easy to use. The drag-and-drop interface makes it easy to design beautiful, mobile-friendly email campaigns in just minutes. Adding property listings is a breeze and the built-in analytics will help you deliver the right message, to the right person, at the right time," said Tom Flanagan, Chief Innovation Officer at The Group Inc. This growth and expansion was supported by a U.S. team that grew by more than 3X, bringing the international team upwards of 70 total employees. Along with this growth, ActivePipe powered its client partners by cutting implementation by more than 50 percent from 78 days down to 30. "We hit the US market at a great time. We solve a very real problem for the industry, and we are fortunate to have an extremely talented team dedicated to helping brokerages and agents be more productive" said Mike Feller. "Our US expansion has fueled record growth across our company. And this is just the beginning." More highlights from 2020 include: Signed over 90 brokerages in the US Grew US business by 6X Cut our implementation time from 78-82 days (which was still relatively good) to under 30 days Select clients finished the year with over 80% engagement Grew the US team 3X For media, interviews or speaking inquiries, please contact [email protected] About Activepipe ActivePipe email marketing is built specifically for real estate professionals. By using behavioral analytics, this new breed of software lets brokers and agents communicate seamlessly to their clients, identify people likely to move, and act before any of their competition. Please visit us at https://activepipe.com.
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HUNT Real Estate Launches Open House Connect App
Digital visitor registration app automates customer lead capture and follow-up for all HUNT sales professionals February 12, 2020 - Buffalo, NY -- HUNT Real Estate ERA has partnered with Spacio by Homespotter to provide its real estate professionals with Open House Connect, a custom-branded open house registration app that digitizes guest registration and automates the follow-up process to the customer. Open House Connect replaces outdated paper sign-in sheets with digital forms and helps convert more open house visitors into customers. The app elevates the open house experience by improving the accuracy of visitor data collection and reducing labor for the agent by importing the customer's information directly into their HUNT Real Estate CRM platform. "Open houses are the most effective way to show and sell a property, but being able to analyze the visitor data has always been challenging," said Charlie Hunt, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of HUNT Real Estate Corp. "With Spacio powering the technology behind our Open House Connect app, for the first time, we will be able to get visibility into a vital component of our sales process that has been nearly impossible for us to track." "It's a pleasure to work with strong real estate brands that leverage technology to drive value for clients," commented Aaron Kardell, Founder and CEO HomeSpotter. "We are excited to partner with HUNT Real Estate ERA to bring open houses and agent productivity to the next level." About HUNT Real Estate ERA HUNT Real Estate Corporation is the parent company of HUNT Real Estate ERA and operates over 50 branches throughout New York State, Massachusetts, and Arizona. Founded in 1911, HUNT is the most successful family-owned and operated real estate company in New York State, and is ranked the 35th largest real estate firm in the nation for closed transactions by REAL Trends. HUNT also operates a commercial brokerage, mortgage banking firm, insurance agency, and title agency. HUNT's mission is to build its presence through successful sales professionals, to grow profitably, and to provide the highest quality of real estate and homeownership services. For more information about HUNT Real Estate, visit www.huntrealestate.com.
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Introducing All-New Homesnap Pro
A new generation of Homesnap, the industry's most comprehensive and widely adopted real estate search and productivity platform BETHESDA, Md., Feb. 10, 2020 -- Homesnap, the market-leading national home search platform that provides real-time MLS data to consumers and a mobile productivity tool for agents, today introduced All-New Homesnap Pro, the newest and most advanced generation of its home search platform. All-New Homesnap Pro Features All-New Homesnap Pro features a simple, user-friendly interface that empowers agents to dominate their market with extensive property information and the ability to identify potential sellers and homes before the competition. This advanced generation of Homesnap provides real estate professionals with over 500 data sources on a single platform — more than any other mobile solution in residential real estate. Homesnap conducted extensive research over three years to learn exactly which features real estate agents want and need in order to grow their businesses and operate more efficiently and successfully. This feedback is at the heart of the All-New Homesnap Pro technology. "We listened to our agents and discovered that the most requested features for a real estate app are tools that give agents comprehensive property and homeowner information and ways to identify potential sellers," said John Mazur, CEO of Homesnap. "With this latest generation of Homesnap Pro, we continue to give our users resources to better attract and serve their clients." Free to all Homesnap Pro agents, All-New Homesnap features include: Off-Market Marketplace, a new feature that uses a cutting-edge machine-learning algorithm to identify potential sellers and display them on heatmaps. Real-Time MLS Data Integrations that sync contacts, saved searches and listing carts to give a fuller picture of properties. Advanced Search Filters that allow agents to find homes that meet their clients' specific criteria like parking needs, or homes with a basement, pool, or particular appliances. Improved Building Pages that provide better organized and more personalized information to users about residential buildings in their market, including the ability to browse units that match search criteria or search by individual unit numbers. The new Off-Market Marketplace uses machine learning to assign homes a Likelihood To List score, allowing agents to identify potential sellers or properties in their market that match their buyers' search criteria before they go on the market. Likelihood To List scores are presented in color-coded heatmaps that give agents the ability to visualize a wealth of property information through their filtered searches. "One of All-New Homesnap Pro's new features — Off-Market Marketplace — is an advanced adaptation of machine learning," said Lou Mintzer, Homesnap CPO. "90% of sellers select the first agent they talk to. We built a feature that uses a predictive algorithm that leverages AI to find patterns across disparate data sources to determine which homes will likely go on the market in the next year. Homesnap Pro agents can identify potential sellers before they've started the selling process, putting them one step ahead of the competition." The features included in All-New Homesnap Pro are available on iOS and Android devices to Homesnap Pro agents and are included as part of their MLS membership benefits at no additional charge. Throughout 2020, Homesnap will continue to roll out additional features and tools that help agents provide better client service and connect with prospects in real, tangible ways. For more information, visit www.homesnap.com. About Homesnap With easy-to-use mobile technology fueled by unmatched, real-time data intelligence, Homesnap is changing the way real estate agents connect with consumers and serve their clients. The industry-endorsed Homesnap platform leverages real-time data from over 200 MLSs to empower millions of consumers each month with a superior home search experience, while providing over one million U.S. agents with access to powerful mobile tools that automate their work and accelerate their success. With the Homesnap mobile app, the highest rated consumer home search application; Homesnap Pro, the industry-standard mobile business platform for agents; and the Homesnap national home search portal, a joint venture with the industry-backed Broker Public Portal, the integrated Homesnap platform is transforming the industry by bringing real-time to real estate. More information can be found at www.homesnap.com.
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BHHS Fox & Roach and Gloria Nilson & Co. Announce Merger
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach, REALTORS®, one of the nation's largest providers of brokerage and related services in the United States, today announced a merger with Gloria Nilson & Co. Real Estate, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate. The transaction adds more than 700 sales professionals and more than 20 offices in New Jersey and Pennsylvania to Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach, REALTORS® and expands their footprint into Ocean and Monmouth Counties. With the addition of Gloria Nilson & Co. Real Estate, the company doubles its presence in Mercer County, making it the area's market leader and further solidifying the company's number one position in the Greater Delaware Valley. The combined companies will operate as Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach, REALTORS. The combined brokerage is one of the largest providers of homeownership services in the country, with more than 5,500 sales professionals and more than 75 locations in the Tri-State area. Through its affiliate, the Trident Group, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach, REALTORS® offers a cohesive homebuying experience by providing clients with mortgage financing, settlement services, property and casualty insurance. "In the last 135 years, Fox & Roach, REALTORS® has achieved an unequaled track record of success, developed a deep network of relationships and made an authentic connection to the communities we serve," said Larry Flick V, chief executive officer of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach, REALTORS®. "We look forward to continuing our legacy of integrity, trust, and success as we grow and expand." "Gloria Nilson & Co. is highly respected in Central New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania and we're thrilled to welcome them to the Fox & Roach, REALTORS® family," said Joan Docktor, president of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach, REALTORS®. "Our shared commitment to providing outstanding customer service, in-depth local knowledge, and world class technology will remain the top priority." Under the leadership of President and CEO Patricia Bell, Gloria Nilson & Co. Real Estate has supported thousands of homebuyers and sellers in New Jersey and Pennsylvania for more than 40 years. The organization became part of the HomeServices of America family in 2017. "I'm proud to align Gloria Nilson & Co. with an organization that is consistently named the number one franchisee in the prestigious Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices network," said Bell. "As Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach, REALTORS®, our sales professionals are better positioned for the future – with dominant market share, more sophisticated technology and access to integrated homeownership services. Together we will be stronger and more successful than ever." In 2019, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach, REALTORS® unveiled its state-of-the-art marketing technology platform and resource center and the company's Agent Center for Excellence (ACE). ACE seamlessly integrates multiple best-in-class marketing technologies into one cutting edge platform that is innovative, flexible and easy-to-use. The platform is sales professional-focused and data driven, delivering powerful CRM, lead management, listing alerts, digital marketing tools and an intranet from one centralized portal.
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JP & Associates REALTORS to Provide TransactionDesk, Powered by Lone Wolf, Nationwide
Number-one independently owned brokerage in Texas and one of the country's fastest-growing franchise offerings to provide industry-leading transaction management and back office solutions via TransactionDesk powered by Lone Wolf Technologies FRISCO, Texas, Jan. 30, 2020 -- In a bold move, JP & Associates REALTORS ("JPAR") has announced that it will provide Lone Wolf Technologies' ("Lone Wolf") enterprise platform to its 45 offices and 2,500 full-time associates across 10 states. This platform, the only one of its kind in real estate, combines back office and transaction management to simplify the real estate transaction experience for everyone involved. Lone Wolf's enterprise platform is built on TransactionDesk and brokerWOLF, the company's fully integrated transaction management and back office and accounting solutions, and houses top tools for forms, eSignature, file review, accounting, commissions, agent management, and business intelligence. The platform ensures that both agents and the back office, who historically have worked in siloes on transactions, can collaborate in real time. It also opens the door to a growing marketplace for agents and brokerages where they can connect a wide range of upstream and downstream services directly to their Lone Wolf platform. With all of these tools available in one place, JPAR can dramatically increase the speed, accuracy, and simplicity of their franchise affiliates and brokerage transactions, extending these benefits to over 25,000 consumers in the coming year. "We're proud to help JPAR bring a connected technology system to all of their locations," said Jimmy Kelly, CEO of Lone Wolf. "Too much of today's technology can't connect, leaving agents and brokers to cobble together a process beset by added data entry and time-consuming tasks. Our transaction and back office solutions connect agents and brokers to ensure their technology does for them what it needs to do: make their jobs simpler. It's wonderful to see our technology doing just that for JPAR." JPAR is the country's fastest-growing 100% commission real estate firm in Texas according to REAL Trends, and in its first year of franchising, has already established franchise operations in 10 states. Mark Johnson, CEO of JPAR's corporate-owned offices, said: "The firm's decision to choose Lone Wolf comes after an extensive evaluation of the industry's leading technology providers based on a number of factors, including product functionality, flexibility, and future plans." "We're so excited to provide Lone Wolf's enterprise platform to our family of companies, associates and customers," said JP Piccinini, Founder of JP & Associates and Chairman of Vesuvius Holdings, its parent company. According to Johnson and Piccinini, the decision to choose Lone Wolf came from a strong belief in the company and its platform. Like JPAR, Lone Wolf is deeply committed to improving the overall experience for the consumer, the next generation of real estate professionals, franchise owners and the brokerage. "We're confident that its platform, in the hands of our associates, will do exactly that," said Piccinini. "Working together, we can continue to revolutionize the real estate experience in Texas and across the United States." About Lone Wolf Technologies Lone Wolf Technologies, a Vista Equity Partners portfolio company, is the North American leader in residential real estate software, serving over 1.3 million real estate professionals across Canada and the U.S. The company offers an ecosystem of technology products designed to simplify the entire transaction process, including software for back office and transaction management. Each element of this ecosystem enables brokerages, agents, MLSs, and associations to operate more efficiently, reduce costs, and increase opportunities for profitability. Lone Wolf's head office is located in Cambridge, ON, with additional offices in Dallas, TX, London, ON, and Fraser, MI. About JP and Associates REALTORS® At JP & Associates REALTORS®, we've built a company that focuses on putting agents first. Opening in 2011, JPAR is taking the real estate industry by storm and earning accolades such as Top 10 Hottest Franchise (according to Inc.), a three-time Inc. 5000 honoree (2019: #1004), and the Fastest Growing 100% Commission Brokerage and Franchise in the USA (according to Real Trends 500). Since offering franchise services in 2018, JPAR has expanded to 11 states in addition to the brokerage in Texas. JPAR operates multiple offices across Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, New Mexico, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and Texas is expanding nationwide and offers franchising opportunities for entrepreneurial real estate professionals. To learn more about becoming an agent or franchising, visit www.jpar.com.
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Seven Gables Real Estate Launches New iBuyer Service for Homeowners
Leading Orange County Brokerage Partners with Offer Optimizer by zavvie to Give Homeowners More Ways than Ever to Sell Their Homes Tustin, CA - January 29, 2020 -- Seven Gables Real Estate, one of Orange County's largest real estate brokerages and nationally recognized for innovation, announces the launch of a new iBuyer service. The new Seven Gables' "Offer Optimizer" delivers more ways than ever for homeowners to sell their homes. "Just push a button – that's all our clients need to do, and they'll receive multiple offers when selling a home," said Seven Gables Chief Executive and President Mike Hickman. "Our new Offer Optimizer allows us to deliver more value to local homeowners so they can make the best choices when they decide to sell," he added. Seven Gables Real Estate is partnering with zavvie, whose Offer Optimizer™ Suite technology connects agents and their clients to iBuyers. Offer Optimizer allows its home sellers to easily see all of their options. "Any Orange County homeowner can now compare selling their home on the open market to accepting an iBuyer offer, and they may even decide not to sell," Hickman said. Seven Gables Real Estate's new iBuyer Platform empowers its agents with a local market advantage: they uniquely can provide Orange County homeowners the ability to receive multiple offers instantly – all in one place. "Every homeowner wants to know all of their options before listing their home for sale," said Hickman. "More importantly, new research says collaboration is vital; homeowners want the help of a professional agent when they sell, and that includes selling to an iBuyer. Seven Gables agents can give Orange County homeowners the experience and knowledge they seek." A new iBuyer study found that 41 percent of all sellers would consider an iBuyer offer. Among those considering an iBuyer offer, 92 percent still want to be represented by a professional REALTOR®. Seven Gables Real Estate is known for having the most productive team of agents in its primary markets, outperforming all competitors by an average of 30% per agent for dollar volume sold. The firm works collaboratively with Orange County homeowners, setting objectives together to ensure mutual objectives are attained. As a member of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®, Seven Gables is able to market local properties to over 500 top local real estate brokerage websites, connecting to 120,000 real estate professionals in more than 50 countries. The Seven Gables network taps into over 30,000 home buyers and sellers who move from market to market annually – delivering a beneficial source of buyers is unmatched by any other real estate network. Lane Hornung, CEO, and Founder of zavvie said, "Seven Gables Real Estate is nationally known as an innovator, being recognized by Inman News, Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, RISMedia and REAL Trends. Empowering their agents with Offer Optimizer to help homeowners tap into the world of iBuyers is another bold, innovative move that will continue to make Seven Gables the envy of their competitors." Hornung notes that the online tools zavvie provides are current, reliable, and packed with market-specific data so homeowners can make informed decisions with the guidance of a professional agent. More details about Seven Gables Real Estate's iBuyer Platform can be accessed here or on its website at sevengables.com. About Seven Gables Real Estate Seven Gables Real Estate is one of Orange County's largest real estate brokerage firms with some 430 agents serving 27 major communities throughout Southern California. Nationally recognized for innovation by Inman News, Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®, RISMedia and REAL Trends, Seven Gables leads its competitors in local experience and market knowledge with the most productive team of agents in its primary markets, outperforming all competitors by an average of 30% per agent for dollar volume sold. As a member of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®, Seven Gables is able to market local properties to over 500 top local real estate brokerage websites, connecting to 120,000 real estate professionals in more than 50 countries. Learn more at sevengables.com. About zavvie zavvie is a technology company that connects agents and their clients with iBuyers. zavvie's Offer Optimizer™ Suite bridges the gap for consumers who may not be aware of all their options for selling. Currently operating in iBuyer markets and rapidly expanding, zavvie gives top brokerages and agents all they need to thrive by serving their clients in today's evolving real estate landscape: easy to use tools, technology, training, marketing, and strategy. Discover more at zavvie.com. zavvie Offer Optimizer™ received an Inman Innovator Award for Most Innovative Real Estate Technology, and the company is a graduate of the National Association of REALTORS® REach® program. For brokerages interested in licensing Offer Optimizer™ technology, visit zavvie.com.
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RESAAS Announces Partnership with BoxBrownie.com
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Inside Real Estate Attracts Seasoned Customer Success Executives to Support Continued Enterprise Growth
Inside Real Estate doubles down on providing industry leading tools, resources and leadership to ensure customer success DRAPER, UTAH (JANUARY 17, 2020) -- Inside Real Estate, one of the fastest growing independently-owned real estate software companies and a trusted technology partner to over 200,000 top agents, teams and brokerages, has added software industry executive, Shaun Rosemann, to oversee its recently expanded customer success division. Shaun, who most recently led customer success at the data-driven Saas firm, Numetric, joins Inside Real Estate as EVP of Customer Success and will lead a team dedicated to supporting the company's large broker and enterprise partners. The move comes on the heels of continued growth in 2019, including the upcoming launch of two national franchise brand partners, marking Inside Real Estate's significant investment to ensure clients receive the specific, long-term support, training and engagement needed to drive bottom line results throughout their organization. "We're proud to welcome Shaun to the Inside Real Estate family. Shaun's exceptional track record of building world-class customer success organizations will provide immense value to our partners. We understand the unique needs associated with large brokerage & enterprise clients and are taking a proactive approach in supporting their overall success. We believe that's an essential role for a true technology partner and our investment in this area of the business demonstrates our long-term commitment," said Joe Skousen, President, Inside Real Estate. The team expansion also includes Dan Mckeehan who has joined Inside Real Estate as Director of Customer Success. Dan's extensive background in the real estate space including roles at Dotloop, Zillow Group and Buyside will further support the team's efforts. "Dan brings a wealth of real estate industry expertise, supporting some of the largest software implementations in the space and ensuring meaningful, long-term user engagement," said Skousen. "We're thrilled to have him as part of our Customer Success team." "We have an amazing group of individuals, passionate about driving results and long-term success for our partners," said Shaun Rosemann. "Providing a great product is important, but it isn't enough in today's environment, you must standby your customers ensuring they achieve their ultimate business goals. I'm excited to join an organization that not only provides the most innovative technology solutions in the market but also dedicates the resources to provide ongoing support to its customers." About Inside Real Estate Inside Real Estate is a fast growing, independently-owned real estate software firm that serves as a trusted technology partner to over 200,000 top brokerages, agents and teams. Their flagship product, kvCORE Platform, is the most modern and comprehensive solution in the industry known for delivering profitable growth at every level of a brokerage organization. Built on a modern, scalable and flexible architecture, kvCORE enables every brokerage to create their own unique technology ecosystem through custom branding, robust integrations and high-quality add-on solutions. With an accomplished leadership team and over 175 employees, Inside Real Estate brings the resources, scale and vision to deliver ongoing innovation and success to their growing customer base.
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Renowned Industry Photographer and Brand Ambassador, AJ Canaria, Brings Talents to Leading Tech Firm, Inside Real Estate
Inside Real Estate brings on more top talent by adding highly sought after AJ Canaria to their team DRAPER, UTAH (JANUARY 09, 2020) - Inside Real Estate, one of the fastest growing independently-owned real estate software companies and a trusted technology partner to over 200,000 top agents, teams and brokerages has announced the addition of renowned industry photographer, AJ Canaria to their growing team. AJ will serve as Creative Brand Ambassador, using his artistic talents and passion for the real estate industry to beautifully capture moments from key industry events and share the stories of Inside Real Estate and their valued partners. "We are honored to welcome AJ to our team! He is a gifted photographer whose talents extend far beyond the camera lens. AJ's passion is rooted in building authentic relationships throughout our beloved industry. He has a truly unique ability to connect with individuals, capture their story and beautifully bring it to life," said Alissa Harper, EVP of Marketing & Enterprise Sales for Inside Real Estate. AJ, a 2020 RISMedia Newsmaker award recipient, was previously the Creative Director for PlanOmatic, building national partnerships and photographing events for some of the biggest brands in real estate, including: Inman News, Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, RISMedia, Tom Ferry, National Association of Realtors as well as top franchises & brokerages firms. In his new role, AJ will continue to shoot major industry events while spearheading a new initiative designed to highlight and promote the stories of Inside Real Estate's many partners throughout the US & Canada, including agents, mega teams and large brokerages. The program will offer clients a unique opportunity to showcase their business with a professional, on-site photo & video shoot highlighting their individual story and what powers their success. Beginning in early Q1, select Inside Real Estate clients will be eligible to participate in the program, receiving a curated portfolio of photography and video assets to promote their own brand. "I am beyond excited to be joining the talented Inside Real Estate family," said AJ Canaria. "I've seen first hand their commitment to putting relationships first and serving as a true partner to the real estate industry, so it was a natural fit for the next chapter of my career. I look forward to telling the story of our team and those of our valued clients and partners throughout the real estate industry." About Inside Real Estate Inside Real Estate is a fast growing, independently-owned real estate software firm that serves as a trusted technology partner to over 200,000 top brokerages, agents and teams. Their flagship product, kvCORE Platform, is the most modern and comprehensive solution in the industry known for delivering profitable growth at every level of a brokerage organization. Built on a modern, scalable and flexible architecture, kvCORE enables every brokerage to create their own unique technology ecosystem through custom branding, robust integrations and high-quality add-on solutions. With an accomplished leadership team and over 175 employees, Inside Real Estate brings the resources, scale and vision to deliver ongoing innovation and success to their growing customer base.
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Redfin Improves Accuracy of the Redfin Estimate and Expands to an Additional 11 Million Properties
Using AI to Accurately Price Homes Supports RedfinNow's Expansion Strategy SEATTLE -- Redfin, the tech-powered real estate brokerage, announced it has improved the accuracy of the Redfin Estimate and expanded coverage to five new metro areas and several additional property types, including land and multi-family properties. The Redfin Estimate is a calculation of a home's worth, built on Redfin's propriety machine learning algorithm that uses billions of data points about properties across the country. Redfin improved the accuracy of its estimate for off-market homes by 70 basis points, as the median error improved from 6.3% to 5.6%. An error rate of 5.6% means that half of all Redfin Estimates fall within 5.6% of the home's eventual sale price. For a typical $300,000 home, the updated Redfin Estimate is now $2,100 closer to the market value and will be within $16,800 of the final sale price half of the time. Among Redfin's most popular features, the Redfin Estimate gives homeowners, buyers, sellers and real estate agents insight into the value of more than 85 million homes. Homeowners can claim a home on Redfin to track its Redfin Estimate over time and edit facts about their property to further improve the accuracy. When it's time to sell, the Redfin Estimate is often the starting point in a conversation between a seller and her Redfin agent. "Everyone wants to know what their home is worth, which is why the Redfin Estimate drives so many homeowners to visit our site and start a conversation with a Redfin agent," said Redfin CTO Bridget Frey. "In real estate, every tenth of a percentage point matters and can represent hundreds or thousands of dollars in a home's value. Agents know that a smart, data-driven pricing strategy is often the difference between a home that sells quickly with multiple offers and one that sits on the market. The accuracy of the Redfin Estimate speaks to Redfin's data advantage as a brokerage that employs thousands of real estate agents across the country who work hand-in-hand with our engineers, providing uniquely human insights as we train our machine learning algorithms. With the best data, top tech talent and deep agent expertise, Redfin has the necessary ingredients to transform the real estate industry through AI and machine learning." A highly accurate estimate is also critical for RedfinNow, Redfin's instant-offer business. RedfinNow buys homes directly from homeowners for cash, fixes them up, if needed, and then quickly resells them. "The new release not only improves the accuracy of the estimate, it includes back-office tools that show the confidence of the estimate and project the future sales price, so we can better assess the risk and opportunity of buying a particular home," said Quinn Hawkins, head of RedfinNow. "With continued advancements in AI and machine learning, we can envision a future where the Redfin Estimate becomes a live offer for a subset of properties." More Accurate Redfin has improved the accuracy of the Redfin Estimate for both off-market and on-market properties. For homes actively listed for sale, the Redfin Estimate error rate improved by 5 basis points, improving from 1.62% to 1.57%. These accuracy gains for both on- and off-market properties were measured by comparing the performance of the previous algorithm to the updated algorithm between February and August 2019. The Redfin Estimate error rate is dynamic and updates daily for on-market homes and weekly for off-market homes. The most current national and local error rates are listed on the Redfin Estimate page. Redfin's engineers and data scientists improved the Redfin Estimate's accuracy by conducting hundreds of experiments, testing and retesting new models and incorporating new data. Because Redfin is a brokerage, the company has complete access to the Multiple Listing Services (MLS) used by real estate agents to describe properties in extensive detail, with each MLS tracking different attributes of a home that Redfin can use to calculate a more accurate estimate, such as whether a home is located on the water, has a view or faces a busy street. Expanded Coverage Redfin also expanded the Redfin Estimate to five new markets: Connecticut, Boise, Des Moines, Spokane and Chattanooga. Previously available for three property types: single family homes, condos/coops and townhouses; Redfin can now provide estimates for several new types of properties including land, mobile homes and multi-family buildings. For more information about the Redfin Estimate, visit: https://www.redfin.com/redfin-estimate About Redfin Redfin is a technology-powered real estate brokerage, combining its own full-service agents with modern technology to redefine real estate in the consumer's favor. 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eXp Realty Expands Express Offers to 12 Additional States
Home Sellers Work with Local Agents, Request Offers to Institutional Buyers, Receive Multiple Cash Offers BELLINGHAM, Wash. - Dec. 18, 2019 -- eXp Realty, The Real Estate Cloud Brokerage and a subsidiary of eXp World Holdings, Inc., today announced the launch of its home-buying and selling platform, Express Offers, in 12 additional U.S. states: Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, Utah and Virginia. Express Offers also is available in California. Express Offers allows home sellers to request an offer online and then work with a local eXp Realty agent to submit it to a number of institutional buyers who are interested in purchasing homes in a particular local market. This gives sellers another option to sell their home quickly without the hassle of showings, staging and uncertainty. Properties may qualify to be submitted to more than one buyer, yielding multiple cash offers within two business days. Express Offers ensures a real estate agent is part of every transaction. When a home seller expresses interest in selling their home with Express Offers, they will be matched with a certified eXp Realty agent and receive a thorough disclosure that walks them through every detail of the process. "Express Offers' rapid expansion from one state to 13 in just three months offers home sellers another choice in how they sell their home while still working with a local real estate expert to ensure their best interests every step of the way," said eXp World Holdings Vice President, Affiliated Services, Ted Laatz. "Since launching in California in October, we are seeing positive early signs of adoption and are excited to expand Express Offers to all 50 U.S. states in the near future." Home sellers can learn more about Express Offers or receive a no-obligation cash offer on their home at www.expressoffers.com. About eXp Realty eXp Realty is an eXp World Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: EXPI) company. eXp World Holdings also houses eXp World Technologies, LLC, which operates the VirBELA platform. eXp Realty, The Real Estate Cloud Brokerage, is the largest residential real estate brokerage by geography in North America. It is one of the fastest-growing firms with more than 25,000 agents across North America, Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia. As a subsidiary of a publicly traded company, eXp Realty uniquely offers real estate professionals within its ranks opportunities to earn eXp World Holdings stock for production and contributions to overall company growth. VirBELA offers a modern, cloud-based environment focused on education and team development with clients in various industries from government to retail. VirBELA developed eXp Realty's current cloud campus, which provides 24/7 access to collaborative tools, training and socialization for the company's agents and staff. For more information or to contact a local eXp Realty agent, visit www.exprealty.com.
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RE/MAX Acquires Data Science Startup First, Continuing the Brand's Technological Transformation
World's Most Productive Real Estate Network Gains Competitive Advantage with Access to First's Intelligent Coaching Platform DENVER -- RE/MAX Holdings, Inc., parent company of RE/MAX, one of the world's leading franchisors of real estate brokerage services, today announced that it has acquired First, a technology company that leverages data science, machine learning and human interaction to help real estate professionals better leverage the value of their personal network. The four-year-old, North Carolina-based technology startup is known for creating the First app, an intelligent coaching platform that makes it easy for agents to identify likely sellers within their own network of contacts. With a focus on helping agents identify future listings, the app prioritizes who agents should reach out to and when, so they may strengthen current relationships when it matters most. It also organizes and consolidates an agent's database and provides reporting on how much business is both won and lost from within an agent's network. "We have set our sights on becoming the global leader in real estate technology, and the acquisition of First is evidence of that steadfast commitment," said Adam Contos, RE/MAX Chief Executive Officer. "With First, we found next-level talent combined with a game-changing service, delivering exclusive access to one of the best products for agents out there today." With the acquisition, RE/MAX agents in the U.S. will gain exclusive access to First's platform at a significant discount beginning in early 2020. Current First clients not affiliated with RE/MAX may remain on through their current contract's expiration, or until the end of 2020. "We've seen the impact the First platform has had in growing individual agents' businesses, and the fact that we'll now bring it to scale with the RE/MAX Network's extensive group of agents is motivating," said Mike Schneider, First CEO and Co-founder. "The race is on in the industry to establish technology as a true competitive advantage. For us, RE/MAX was the obvious choice given its brand, strategic roadmap, and global leadership position within the industry." Following the acquisition, Schneider will continue to lead the First team, who will remain in Durham, North Carolina, working closely with technology leaders at RE/MAX on upcoming integrations and contributions to the overall technology roadmap for the RE/MAX brand in 2020 and beyond. "We're committed to providing our global network of highly productive real estate agents with world-class tools, training and technology, and adding First to our powerful technology suite is the next step in that ongoing journey," said Nick Bailey, RE/MAX Chief Customer Officer. "It's the perfect complement to the booj Platform – our most recent technology offering that helps agents manage their business – and is another advantage for RE/MAX agents looking to grow their businesses efficiently and effectively." The technology transformation of RE/MAX began in February 2018 when it acquired booj, an award-winning Colorado-based web design and technology company. Beginning in August 2019, the booj Platform, an integrated suite of digital products that empower high-producing agents, teams and brokers to proactively establish, manage and grow client relationships was made available to RE/MAX affiliates in the U.S. The brand is also planning the launch of a new remax.com and consumer-facing mobile experience that will enable RE/MAX affiliates to deliver a more data-driven and efficient homebuying experience for their clients in early 2020. About RE/MAX Holdings, Inc. RE/MAX Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: RMAX) is one of the world's leading franchisors in the real estate industry, franchising real estate brokerages globally under the RE/MAX® brand, and mortgage brokerages within the U.S. under the Motto Mortgage® brand. RE/MAX was founded in 1973 by David and Gail Liniger, with an innovative, entrepreneurial culture affording its agents and franchisees the flexibility to operate their businesses with great independence. Now with more than 125,000 agents across over 110 countries and territories, nobody in the world sells more real estate than RE/MAX, as measured by total residential transaction sides. Dedicated to innovation and change in the real estate industry, RE/MAX launched Motto Franchising, LLC, a ground-breaking mortgage brokerage franchisor, in 2016.
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Atlanta, December 17, 2019 -- MooveGuru, the real estate industry's leader in concierge moving services offered to clients, was selected by The Realty Alliance to join the group's partner network. The Realty Alliance is a broker owned organization of the largest brokerages in America who collaborate on sharing best practices for brokerage operations and promoting the interests of brokerages. With this announcement, The Realty Alliance member firms will have access to MooveGuru to deploy in their local markets. MooveGuru is an automated moving concierge solution for real estate brokerage firms who wish to deliver moving related services and discounts to their clients. The services range from something simple like a change of utilities to a full hands-free move. MooveGuru was selected on the basis of providing a complete system to efficiently assist clients in moving out of, or into their home. The service is aimed at reducing the stress during a move and delivering additional homeowner services. MooveGuru has supported nearly 500,000 consumers with their move through partnerships with more than 300 real estate brokers. Many of The Realty Alliance member firms offer a wide breadth of consumer services today that includes residential real estate agency, commercial real estate agency, relocation, title, mortgage, insurance, new home agency, and property management. With this agreement, The Realty Alliance firms will now be able to offer a wide range of services that support consumers and businesses with moving. The Realty Alliance Board Chairman Steve Brown indicates that most of The Realty Alliance firms have long referred customers to moving resources from which they can help themselves. With the relationship offered by MooveGuru, firms will be able to offer support to the customers by themselves, facilitating moving arrangements with a full-service concierge and money saving discounts. "We are excited to take this next step to deliver a collaborative solution that improves the service levels across our member firms," says Brown. MooveGuru will be working with member firms to incorporate their local partnerships that will augment MooveGuru's national relationships. About MooveGuru In 2016, MooveGuru Inc. launched a free mover engagement program to real estate agents and brokers with the idea of connecting home buyers and sellers to convenience and savings on moving services. Using just-in-time delivery through artificial intelligence algorithms, MooveGuru Inc. ensures consumers receive agent-branded savings from national and local retailers as they step through the relocation process. Today, more than 300 brokerages, their agents, and clients are connected to the MooveGuru platform. About The Realty Alliance The Realty Alliance is an international organization that provides strategic ideas, discussion formats, timely information, and benchmarking to assist major providers of homeownership services in growing their company profitably. The Realty Alliance (TRA) was organized on January 1, 1997 by the merger of two of the oldest "think tank" groups in organized real estate. These two groups, known as Masterminds and The Dozen, had been in existence since the early 1970's. The Realty Alliance membership now includes 66 of the largest full service residential real estate brokerage firms in America and Canada.
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Pittsburgh Tech Startup Mighty Partnering with Howard Hanna
Pittsburgh, PA (December 6, 2019) — For real estate agents, when it's time for the home inspection—that's when it gets real. There are so many moving parts, so many places where it can go wrong. It can also take days to weeks. Pittsburgh-based startup Mighty makes this part mighty easy. "At Mighty, we incorporate powerful data and analytics to solve a big pain point for every realtor, buyer and seller," says Mighty CEO and Co-Founder Jen Yosef. "Through our platform, realtors upload an inspection report, and in 24 hours get a customized estimate for all the repairs needed." "AI and machine learning integrated with our experienced team make us the home repair pricing experts for every real estate transaction. For each project we do for our clients, a Mighty specialist is always involved." Now, Mighty is partnering with Howard Hanna, the third-largest real estate company in America. "We're very excited to partner with Howard Hanna, a forward-thinking company that understands the importance of providing their agents with advanced technology tools and resources to help them accelerate their business," says Yosef. "We look forward to collaborating with them to deliver a best-in-class experience to their clients across the country." "Our automation and use of AI for the home inspection estimate process is transformational and makes agents' lives easier. And at the end of the day, our technology is providing the consumers with the transparency that they need to help with their home negotiation and repairs," adds Yosef. About Mighty Using AI, Mighty is the home repair pricing expert for every real estate transaction that turns any inspection report into an estimated pricing solution within 24 hours. Partnering up with vetted contractors gives us the ability to source any home repairs prior to listing or before closing on a home. About Howard Hanna Howard Hanna Real Estate Services is the 3rd largest real estate company in the United States, the #1 privately owned broker in the nation, and the largest home seller in Pennsylvania, Ohio, New York, and the Carolinas. The family-owned and -operated real estate company specializes in residential and commercial brokerage service, mortgage, closing and title insurance, land development, appraisal, property and casualty insurance, corporate relocation, and property management. In early 2019, Howard Hanna completed a partnership with the Allen Tate Companies, the 14th largest real estate company in the nation. The combined company has more than 300 offices across PA, OH, NY, VA, MI, WV, MD, NC, SC and IN, with more than 11,000 sales associates and staff who are guided by a spirit of integrity in all aspects of the real estate process. For more information, visit www.howardhanna.com.
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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Announces Alliance with HomeKeepr
HomeKeepr software platform expands network members' available services. IRVINE, Calif. -- Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, part of the HSF Affiliates LLC family of real estate brokerage franchise networks, today announced a strategic alliance with HomeKeepr, the nation's only online home services marketplace powered by a referral network of real estate agents, homeowners and home service professionals. HomeKeepr gathers and displays contractors and other home service pros based on more than six million word-of-mouth recommendations. Network agents receive a profile page and custom-branded mobile app on which they may add recommendations and refer home service pros to their clients. HomeKeepr's referral platform is updated in real time so that only trusted home pros are available through the system. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices' alliance with HomeKeepr is called "FOREVER Connected by HomeKeepr," as it fits with the network's "FOREVER" Brand mission to serve and keep clients for life. "FOREVER Connected by HomeKeepr will empower our network agents to support their clients at every stage of homeownership and, by sharing trusted pros and useful information, those relationships stand the test of time," said Chris Stuart, CEO, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices. "The platform is just one more resource available to our network professionals to help become 'FOREVER Agents' in the eyes of their clients." FOREVER Connected by HomeKeepr also includes a home improvement blog where visitors gain valuable information on home projects, design trends and much more. "We are thrilled to align with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices network professionals to help them nurture their local client relationships and also support local commerce," said Rob Morelli, CEO and co-founder of HomeKeepr. "With FOREVER Connected by HomeKeepr, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices network professionals remain at the center of those valuable, home services conversations and better connected with their clients over time." Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices secures preferred alliances with selected vendors to strengthen the resources available to its network members across the world. The network remains one of America's fastest-growing real estate brokerage franchise networks with more than 50,000 agents and nearly 1,500 offices added to the brand since its launch six years ago. About HomeKeepr Based in New Jersey, HomeKeepr represents the quantum leap approach needed to connect and support local economies and to evolve the $400 billion U.S. home service sector, regenerate the livelihood of local real estate agents, and to help local communities thrive in the digital age. For more information, visit www.homekeepr.com. About Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, based in Irvine, CA, is a real estate brokerage franchise network built for a new era in residential real estate. The network, among the few organizations entrusted to use the world-renowned Berkshire Hathaway name, now counts more than 50,000 agents and nearly 1,500 offices across America, Western Europe and Dubai. Visit www.bhhs.com.
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Homebuyers Can Now Buy Redfin Listings Online with Redfin Direct in California
Los Angeles, Orange County, Sacramento and San Diego Buyers can make direct offers on Redfin-listed homes as Redfin Direct Continues Expansion LOS ANGELES, Dec. 3, 2019 -- Redfin, the technology-powered real estate brokerage, launched its Redfin Direct service in most of its California markets, including Fresno, Inland Empire, Los Angeles, Orange County, Palm Springs, Sacramento, San Diego and Santa Barbara. Redfin Direct helps homebuyers easily visit and buy Redfin-listed homes without needing to contact a buyer's agent. With Redfin Direct, buyers can make their offer more competitive by saving the seller from paying thousands in commissions to a buyer's agent. Redfin makes it easy for buyers to tour Redfin listings with its Book It Now and Direct Access technology. Book It Now allows buyers to schedule a home tour with a Redfin agent with a few clicks. For the homes that Redfin owns through its RedfinNow business in Southern California, homebuyers get Direct Access, which lets them unlock the door with their phone and tour properties on their own schedule, without an agent. When a buyer is ready to make an offer, the Redfin Direct offer tool guides her through the process. The step-by-step online platform defines the elements of the contract and provides information on typical Redfin seller preferences so the buyer can make her offer stronger. "Redfin Direct is a new way to buy a home for people who are confident making an offer without an agent," said Mark Bennett, Redfin's state broker in California. "In a multiple offer situation, helping the seller avoid paying a buyer agent commission is one way to make your offer stand out. For the buyers who are comfortable being unrepresented, we are making it easy to make an offer online. This is just one more way Redfin is redefining real estate and helping our customers save money." Redfin already helps California sellers save on commissions with a low listing fee, which ranges from 1 to 1.5%, subject to minimums. For a median priced home of $650,000 in Los Angeles, a seller could save up to $26,000 by listing with a full-service, local Redfin agent and selling to a Redfin Direct buyer as compared to paying 6% in commission fees. Redfin Direct is also available to buyers in larger markets in Massachusetts, Northern Virginia and Texas. The company plans to expand Redfin Direct to additional markets in the future. Learn more about Redfin Direct at www.redfin.com/direct. About Redfin Redfin is a technology-powered real estate brokerage, combining its own full-service agents with modern technology to redefine real estate in the consumer's favor. Founded by software engineers, Redfin has the country's #1 brokerage website and offers a host of online tools to consumers, including the Redfin Estimate, the automated home-value estimate with the industry's lowest published error rate for listed homes. Homebuyers and sellers enjoy a full-service, technology-powered experience from Redfin real estate agents, while saving thousands in commissions. Redfin serves more than 90 major metro areas across the U.S. and Canada. The company has helped customers buy or sell homes worth more than $85 billion.
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Realty Executives Is First to Launch Proprietary Home Listing Technology
PHOENIX -- Realty Executives is the first real estate franchisor to replace its third-party Multiple Listing Service (MLS) aggregator with a proprietary home listing platform. This new technology eliminates the third-party challenges of incomplete and delayed listing information, ensuring Realty Executives has the most comprehensive, up-to-date and consistent home listings available. Needing access to hundreds of separate MLS feeds, international real estate companies have had to partner with MLS aggregation and standardization companies in order to provide a comprehensive list of homes for sale. However, these listings are often incomplete because of broken feeds third-party vendors have not addressed. Realty Executives decided to connect directly to over 70 MLS feeds in order to provide their brokers, agents and customers access to the most thorough and up-to-date listings available. "Third parties are generally used by franchisors to access home listings because of the complexity of getting the data directly," said David Tedesco, CEO of Realty Executives International. "We have an internal team of developers, which puts us in the unique position to build this level of functionality in-house to replace third-party providers." The MLS aggregation system is just the latest in what has become one of the most robust suite of technology tools in the industry, offered through Realty Executive's PrimeAgent. PrimeAgent integrates all the systems brokers and agents need to run their businesses into one seamless tool, which includes customized websites, on-demand mobile marketing, a comprehensive CRM suite with email campaigns and broadcasts, and listing and video automation. About Realty Executives Intl. Svcs. LLC Founded in 1965, Realty Executives is one of the largest and most established real estate franchise systems, with over 8,000 agents and 500 offices across the globe. Headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, the privately held company attracts and retains the most productive, efficient and successful real estate professionals through unparalleled brand, technology, training and concierge services. The Realty Executives network is differentiated by a deep experience and commitment to serving its customers, outperforming other agents in the industry. Realty Executives International is an Outlier company.
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JPAR Expands Relationship with Inside Real Estate, Providing Powerful Automated Marketing Tools to Their Thousands of Agents
JP & Associates REALTORS (JPAR), the fastest growing 100% commission brokerage & franchise network in the country, has partnered with Inside Real Estate to launch robust listing marketing solutions at no additional cost to their approximately 2000 agents as part of their core platform DRAPER, UTAH (NOVEMBER 21, 2019) -- JP & Associates REALTORS (JPAR), the fastest growing 100% commission brokerage & franchise network in the country, has expanded its partnership with Inside Real Estate, providing their automated marketing solutions, CORE ListingMachine & Social to their growing network of agents nationwide. The automated marketing tools provide a powerful enhancement to JPAR's existing technology, B.O.S.S.S (Broker One Stop Shop System) powered by Inside Real Estate's flagship platform, kvCORE. "We do believe that kvCORE is at the very core of our B.O.S.S.S. Platform, and that's helped us recruit thousands of agents across the network because in the end agents want tools that allow them to be more productive to sell more real estate, and very few platforms allow the productivity background like kvCORE," said JP Piccinini, CEO of JPAR's parent company Vesuvius Holdings. "We have no doubt that adding CORE ListingMachine and Social to this powerful platform will elevate our technology leadership and agent productivity even further." JPAR's implementation of CORE ListingMachine and Social will empower their agents & teams with a fully automated listing marketing solution that quickly creates attractive, comprehensive and effective marketing campaigns for every listing. This robust automation ensures every listing gets branded and marketed effectively on behalf of the agent, driving a higher volume of leads and eliminating the large amount of time and resources typically involved in creating listing marketing materials and campaigns. Key features of CORE ListingMachine and Social include: Automation: Information and images from the MLS are automatically pushed into CORE ListingMachine to create a professional suite of listing marketing assets including listing flyers, customizable property sites, listing videos, and much more. Built-in communication tools ensure clients and prospects are always in the loop. Lead Generation: Nine lead generators are built in to every property site, giving agents an expansive set of tools to capture and connect with website visitors. An innovative live chat feature gives agents real-time lead engagement by allowing them to immediately respond to messages from prospective buyers searching active listings on a property site – from any mobile device. Social Marketing: CORE Social creates engaging and relevant content for agents to easily and consistently post on their social media channels, ensuring they stay top of mind and giving them the tools to generate more referral business. "We're thrilled to be partnering with JPAR as they continue their strong leadership in the industry and provide best-in-class technology for their entire organization," said Joe Skousen, President of Inside Real Estate. "By leveraging the unique offerings of CORE ListingMachine and CORE Social within their kvCORE Platform, they are able to quickly grow and support new markets with top technology solutions." About JP & Associates REALTORS® JP & Associates REALTORS® (JPAR) is known for their acclaimed culture revolving around productivity and service. It is no wonder JP & Associates REALTORS® has gone from the #1 independently and privately held brokerage in Texas to the fastest-growing 100% commission brokerage and franchise in the USA, as well as ranking as the 50th brokerage worldwide for home sales by REAL Trends. In 2018, JPAR trademarked the term "Exceeding Expectations™," relentlessly going above and beyond for both their agents and clients. Now franchising across the USA, JPAR Franchising is set to take the USA by storm after entering 9 new states in its first six months. JPAR operates multiple offices across Alabama, Texas, Louisiana, South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, Arizona, New Mexico, and Florida, is expanding nationwide, and offers franchising opportunities for entrepreneurial real estate professionals. To learn more about becoming an agent or franchising visit http://www.jpar.com. About Inside Real Estate Inside Real Estate is a fast growing, independently-owned real estate software firm that serves as a trusted technology partner to over 200,000 top brokerages, agents and teams. Their flagship product, kvCORE Platform, is the most modern and comprehensive solution in the industry known for delivering profitable growth at every level of a brokerage organization. Built on a modern, scalable and flexible architecture, kvCORE enables every brokerage to create their own unique technology ecosystem through custom branding, robust integrations and high-quality add-on solutions. With an accomplished leadership team and over 175 employees, Inside Real Estate brings the resources, scale and vision to deliver ongoing innovation and success to their growing customer base. To learn more about Inside Real Estate and kvCORE, visit insiderealestate.com.
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eXp Continues International Expansion, Opens in UK
Dozens of Estate Agents, Former NAEA President Mark Bentley, Top Recruitment Director Ian Dobrin Join at Launch BELLINGHAM, Wash. and LONDON (Nov. 14, 2019) -- eXp, The Real Estate Cloud Brokerage and a subsidiary of eXp World Holdings, Inc., today announced eXp is now open for business in the United Kingdom. "We are thrilled to officially welcome the UK to the eXp family as our first international expansion outside of North America," said eXp CEO Jason Gesing. "I have spent a lot of time meeting estate agents across the UK and I am always impressed with the professionalism and excitement for the future of real estate that I find here." eXp is expanding into the United Kingdom under the leadership of Adam Day, who will lead the company's expansion and brokerage operations in the country. Day, International Expansion Leader for eXp UK, has been in the local real estate industry since 1997 in various roles, including launching one of the first online estate agencies in the United Kingdom and leading it through an acquisition by the most successful, local property business. Dozens of estate agents have joined eXp UK from online, hybrid and traditional agency backgrounds as self-employed agents looking to grow the business. Two of the first to join eXp UK were Mark Bentley, the most recent president of the National Association of Estate Agents, and Ian Dobrin, the former internal recruitment director for the largest bricks and mortar estate agency business in the United Kingdom. "As you can imagine, Mark and Ian had a number of opportunities from various other estate agency businesses, so to have joined us at such an early stage of our business shows that we've been putting the right foundations in place. Both Ian and Mark spent a lot of time to make sure that eXp UK is the right business for them to partner with and I'm delighted that they have joined us," said Day. "I think if any agent out there has been watching and wondering whether eXp is the right sort of business model to be getting involved with, then you only have to see people of Mark and Ian's calibre joining, for affirmation that this model can be successful – it adds huge credibility to our business which, in my opinion, is the next evolution of self-employed estate agency where agents can actually create an acceptable work-life balance, as well as earn decent money in return for the work that they do," continued Day. eXp empowers its self-employed agents with a range of technology tools and services as well as education and training to help them grow their businesses. As a subsidiary of a publicly traded company, eXp also offers real estate professionals within its ranks opportunities to earn stock for production and contributions to overall company growth. "I've found Adam to be a breath of fresh air in his approach to how both eXp agents, and the consumer, should be looked after. I was also impressed that only people with good estate agency experience are allowed to join eXp UK and that they must adhere to the NAEA Propertymark and TPO Code of Practice," said Bentley. "As part of my involvement in the business, I will certainly be encouraging those agents joining eXp UK, to become members of NAEA Propertymark. I'm really looking forward to working with Adam and all of the other agents around the country, and I'd encourage agents who are perhaps watching from afar to get in touch and find out how eXp works." The company already has established market share across North America with more than 24,000 agents. To learn more about becoming an eXp UK estate agent, please visit https://exp-uk.co.uk/. About eXp eXp is an eXp World Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPI) company. eXp World Holdings also houses eXp World Technologies, LLC, which operates the VirBELA platform. eXp, The Real Estate Cloud Brokerage™, is the largest residential real estate brokerage by geography in North America. It is the fastest growing real estate brokerage firm in North America with more than 24,000 agents across 50 U.S. states, the District of Columbia and six Canadian provinces. In addition, the company operates in the United Kingdom. As a subsidiary of a publicly traded company, eXp uniquely offers real estate professionals within its ranks opportunities to earn eXp World Holdings stock for production and contributions to overall company growth. VirBELA offers a modern, cloud-based environment focused on education and team development with clients in various industries from government to retail. VirBELA developed eXp's current cloud campus, which provides 24/7 access to collaborative tools, training and socialization for the company's agents and staff. For more information, please visit the company's website at www.exprealty.com.
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Douglas Elliman Launches Elliman Studio
Robust Digital CRM, Marketing and Business Management Platform to Elevate, Enhance Agent Experience and Productivity NEW YORK, Nov. 13, 2019 -- Douglas Elliman Real Estate, the largest brokerage in the New York Metropolitan area and the second largest independent residential real estate brokerage in the United States by sales volume, announced today the launch of its all-new digital business management platform for agents, Elliman Studio. "Elliman Studio is going to revolutionize the way Elliman agents across the country do business," said Scott Durkin, president and Chief Operating Officer of Douglas Elliman. "Technology progresses quickly in our industry, and we are enormously proud to be at the forefront of new advances that improve our agents' ability to serve their customers and clients efficiently and effectively." Featuring a full-service toolkit of client relationship management, marketing and business management tools, Elliman Studio was built as a highly intuitive platform designed to put agents in the driver's seat of their business. Elliman Studio will maximize output and nurture client and customer relationships, enabling agents to close more sales and stay steps ahead of the rapidly moving real estate market. "After extensive research and design, we are thrilled to deliver an agent-facing, feature-rich business management platform that will enhance the productivity and profitability of our agents," added Durkin. "Elliman Studio is user-friendly and intuitive and we look forward to delivering it to our agents in the next few weeks." Key Elliman Studio features include: 1. Client Relationship Management Tools: Automatic cross-check of buyer and seller profiles, to match people and properties in seconds. Manage leads in one place: Consolidate leads from multiple sources—Elliman.Com, Zillow, Realtor.Com, StreetEasy, etc.— and automatically convert them into contacts. Track, tag and sort follow-up with contacts: Monitor agent contacts' status and be alerted when to follow-up. Auto-populate contact profiles from saved inquiries, searches and listings. 2. Marketing Tools: Build beautiful property websites in just a few clicks with dedicated domains that will be live on Elliman.com and ready for direct marketing efforts. Cross market listings with agents nationwide. Auto-send marketing materials: Broadcast updates in pre-determined intervals, so agents may always keep the agent-client conversation going. 3. Business Management Tools: Monitor closings and earnings 24/7 via sales pipeline: Identify opportunities that help agents reach commission and sales goals — and track progress throughout the year. Sync calendars across Google, Outlook, etc.—never miss a date or deadline. Safeguard data via a secure and ownable platform. The mobile-friendly platform will go live for most Douglas Elliman agents nationwide on November 18th. It will be fully accessible for download in Elliman's agent app store on Douglas, the firm's intranet that launched last year. About Douglas Elliman Real Estate Established in 1911, Douglas Elliman Real Estate is the largest brokerage in the New York Metropolitan area and the second largest independent residential real estate brokerage in the United States by sales volume. With more than 7,000 agents, the company operates approximately 120 offices in New York City, Long Island, The Hamptons, Westchester, Connecticut, New Jersey, Florida, California, Colorado, Massachusetts and Texas. Moreover, Douglas Elliman has a strategic global alliance with London-based Knight Frank Residential for business in the worldwide luxury markets spanning 60 countries and six continents. The company also controls a portfolio of real estate services including Douglas Elliman Development Marketing, Douglas Elliman Property Management and Douglas Elliman Commercial. For more information on Douglas Elliman as well as expert commentary on emerging trends in the real estate industry, please visit elliman.com.
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HomeCity Offers New iBuyer Services to Homeowners in San Antonio, Austin
SAN ANTONIO – November 7, 2019 – Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate HomeCity, a leading forward-thinking real estate brokerage based in San Antonio, announced today it is offering HomeCity Offer Optimizer to give homeowners multiple instant offers on their home with the push of a button. Offer Optimizer allows homeowners throughout San Antonio and Austin to easily compare as many as a half-dozen iBuyer offers side-by-side before they decide to sell their home. A trusted HomeCity agent provides local knowledge and highly personalized service for the path a homeowner chooses. HomeCity is providing homeowners purchase offers from Zillow Offers, Opendoor, Offerpad, RedfinNow, abodewell, and Perch. These online firms are called iBuyers because they offer to "instantly buy" homes. HomeCity Offer Optimizer helps local homeowners make the best choice for their circumstances, as sellers sell their home on the open market, accept an iBuyer offer, or choose not to sell. "Working with a real estate agent is more popular today that it was 20 years ago," notes said Jim Pfirrmann, CEO of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate HomeCity. "Homeowners want the expertise of a local trusted agent to make the right sales decision," he added. According to research, today 90 percent of consumers use an agent to sell their homes, up 5 percent from 2014, and 9 percent higher than 2001. "When a seller accepts an iBuyer offer, they have a HomeCity advocate who can expertly guide them through the sales transaction and be with them every step of the way," Pfirrmann added. BHGRE HomeCity partnered with zavvie, creator of that Offer Optimizer™ Suite, which powers the iBuyer platforms of top brokerages across America. Using online tools that provide current, reliable, and market-specific data, zavvie connects agents and their clients to iBuyers so homeowners can make informed decisions with the help of a trusted real estate agent. "While it only takes the push of a button to get an instant offer, selling your home to an iBuyer while swift, it is not instant," said Lane Hornung, CEO and Founder of zavvie. "Sellers still want the expertise of a local agent. Someone who has a deep knowledge of the local market and can provide guidance, and often help sellers with the emotional side of selling a home." "HomeCity is building a real estate brokerage of the future to neighborhoods throughout San Antonio and Austin. Now HomeCity agents have the latest iBuyer technology to give homeowners access to multiple instant offers at a push of a button, backed by an exceptional customer service team. It's game-changing," Hornung added.Find more information at homecity.com. About Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate HomeCity Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate HomeCity is an innovative real estate brokerage with an award-winning culture with over $1 billion in sales and more than 4,000 transactions annually. HomeCity serves neighborhoods throughout San Antonio, Austin, Temple/Belton, and Corpus Christi. Named to the Austin Business Journal's Fast 50 list as one of the Fastest Growing Companies in Central Texas, HomeCIty has been named a Best Place to Work by the Austin Business Journal and the Dallas Business Journal, a Top Workplace by the Austin American Statesman, and made the Entrepreneur Magazine's Top Company Cultures list. About zavvie zavvie is a technology company that connects agents and their clients with iBuyers. zavvie's Offer Optimizer™ Suite bridges the gap for consumers who may not be aware of all their options for selling. Currently operating in iBuyer markets and rapidly expanding, zavvie gives top brokerages and agents all they need to thrive by serving their clients in today's evolving real estate landscape: easy to use tools, technology, training, marketing, and strategy. Discover more at zavvie.com. zavvie Offer Optimizer™ received an Inman Innovator Award for Most Innovative Real Estate Technology, and the company is a graduate of the National Association of REALTORS® REach program. For brokerages interested in licensing Offer Optimizer™ technology, visit zavvie.com.
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ERA Shields Boosts Digital Marketing Efforts with Adwerx
Program automates ads that launch as soon as property hits the market ERA Shields Real Estate, one of the most established and respected real estate firms in Colorado Springs, launched a digital advertising program for their newly listed properties. The Adwerx Enterprise Automated Listing Advertising Program generates digital ads on properties as soon as they are listed. Adwerx ads are formatted for maximum efficiency and deliverability, displayed to a preselected target audience based on location and online browsing behavior that identifies them as likely to purchase real estate. Ads appear on apps and social media channels, as well as local and national websites that prospective buyers are already visiting. "We are dedicated to serving the needs of our clients and balancing this responsibility with the needs of our firm and our associates," said Cathi Sullivan, Owner and Broker. "The search for an agent and a home begins online, and that's where our agents need to be advertising both their services and their property listings." Since 1985, ERA Shields Real Estate has built a team of 109 full-time, highly experienced agents in two locations ready to help buy or sell a home in the fast-growing Colorado Springs area. They have become an integral part of the region, providing community service and supporting many professional and charitable organizations, including a military rewards program. About ERA Shields Join ERA Shields as they celebrate over 34 years of service. With two locations,ERA Shields Real Estate specializes in residential real estate throughout the Pikes Peak and Southern Colorado regions, including the counties of El Paso, Pueblo, Teller, Douglas and Elbert. For more information on ERA Shields visit their website www.erashields.com. About Adwerx Adwerx provides Brilliantly Simple Digital Advertising™ for real estate, mortgage, insurance, financial services, and other businesses. Ads powered by Adwerx have received billions of impressions on social media, mobile platforms, and the most widely read news sites. Adwerx has served over 200,000 customers across the U.S., Canada, and Australia and has been named to the Inc. 5000 list of America's Fastest Growing Private Companies for three consecutive years, as well as received Inc.'s Best Workplaces award. To see how Adwerx can work for you, please visit www.adwerx.com. Plus, NAR members receive 15% additional impressions on Adwerx campaigns, which can be combined with other eligible discounts. This exclusive benefit is available through the National Association of REALTORS®' REALTOR Benefits® Program.
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John L. Scott Teams Up with Buyside to Help Homeowners Understand Real-time Buyer Demand for Their Home
Buyside's analytics platform allows John L. Scott Real Estate brokers to capitalize on data in order to better predict buyer intent WAYNE, PA (Oct. 29, 2019) – After record-breaking growth in 2018 and continued pace in 2019, Buyside, a real estate data analytics company, has solidified partnerships with over 50 percent of the REAL Trends Top 50 ranked brokerage firms. Now, Buyside's latest partnership is with industry leader John L. Scott Real Estate, a real estate company recognized as one of the top-20 residential real estate brands in the nation. As a pioneer in the real estate technology space best known for leveraging buyer data, Buyside represents a powerful new way for large brokerages — such as John L. Scott — to capture seller leads, generate and secure more listings, and close more transaction sides in-house. As a trailblazer in the hyperlocal real estate market in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and California, John L. Scott has provided countless clients with efficient and customized service since 1931, continuously investing in its brokers' success with the latest cutting-edge technology. REAL Trends' case study takes an in-depth look at the opportunities large brokerages have when they leverage one of their greatest untapped assets: data. It reveals that on average, Buyside clients experience a 42X return on investment. John L. Scott Real Estate is the latest company to utilize Buyside's proprietary algorithms, with the aim of helping take brokers take their businesses to the next level. With significant growth over the past two years, Buyside is doubling down on resources to drive continued customer success across its growing user base of nearly 200,000 agents at top brokerage firms nationwide. Buyside continues to provide exceptional training and support to its users, as well as enhancing the user experience through streamlined integrations. "We're thrilled to be partnering with some of the most productive, innovative brokerage firms in the country," said Charles J Williams IV, chief executive officer at Buyside. "In a sea of new tools and shiny objects, brokerage leaders must carefully invest their time and resources in solutions that deliver real ROI." When it comes to ROI, Teresa Duran, chief information officer at John L. Scott, is confident this new partnership will deliver great results. "Buyside brings us powerful insights about what's happening in the marketplace and allows us to more effectively bring buyers and sellers together," said Duran. "That, coupled with our recently updated home search app, are just two recent developments in our digital transformation efforts." Investments in technology, such as Buyside's aggregated analytics, are poised to cement John L. Scott brokers at the forefront of the industry by giving them a competitive advantage and providing unparalleled access to buyer insights. About Buyside Buyside is a data analytics and marketing company whose mission is to help real estate brokers profit from their largest untapped asset—data. Buyside collects online and offline search activity from homebuyers and homeowners, using it to power actionable insights and intelligent marketing tools that help brokers capture seller leads, win more listings, and close more transaction sides in-house. For more information, visit getbuyside.com or email [email protected] About John L. Scott Real Estate John L. Scott Real Estate, led by third-generation Chairman and CEO J. Lennox Scott, has been helping buyers and sellers realize their homeownership dreams since 1931. JLS has over 110 offices with more than 3,000 brokers in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and California. JLS is recognized as one of the top 20 residential real estate brands in the nation. Annually, John L. Scott closes nearly 34,000 transactions, totaling more than 14 billion dollars in sales volume. In support of the company's core value, Living Life as a Contribution®, the John L. Scott Foundation helped sponsor over 30 events for 20 children's hospitals in 2018, which helped raise over $15 million for children's healthcare.
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BoomTown Chosen as EXIT Realty Corp. International's Newest Premier Partner
BoomTown joins an exclusive roster of leading solutions for real estate professionals, and EXIT Realty associates will now receive preferred access to the company's suite of solutions CHARLESTON, S.C., October 24, 2019 -- BoomTown, the leading sales and marketing platform for real estate professionals, announced today that EXIT Realty Corp. International has chosen BoomTown for its Premier Partner Program. EXIT Realty's Ancillary Network of Approved Suppliers and Premier Partners is designed to empower its agents by providing access to solutions that help fuel growth and maximize sales. BoomTown's best-in-class lead generation and CRM solution enables real estate professionals to drive website traffic, launch marketing campaigns, track leads' activities, build customer relationships, and streamline their days. In addition, expert teams are at the ready to handle everything from business strategies and goal-planning, to digital marketing and lead response and management. The BoomTown platform eliminates the grunt work and administrative tasks from an agent's day and helps them get back to what they do best: closing deals. "We have been dedicated to the real estate industry for over a decade, and our mission has always been to make real estate agents successful," said Grier Allen, President & CEO of BoomTown. "We are excited to join this program and for the opportunity to help further drive the success of EXIT Realty associates." "When we choose companies to join our Premier Partner Program, we look for those with similar business philosophies to EXIT. The team at BoomTown prides themselves, as we do, on their collaborative, 'work hard / play hard' environment and relentless mission to add value to everyone they serve. We're delighted to welcome them aboard," said Tami Bonnell, CEO, EXIT Realty Corp. International. About EXIT Realty EXIT is a proven real estate business model that has to-date paid out more than $460 million in single-level residual income to its associates across the U.S. and Canada. EXIT Realty's Expert Marketing Suite™ including geolocation Smart Sign™ technology gives home sellers the edge in a competitive marketplace. The company's Focus on Good Health blog promotes wellness at work and home. A portion of every transaction fee received by EXIT Realty Corp. International is applied to its charitable fund and to-date, $5.5 million has been pledged to charity. For more information, please visit www.exitrealty.com. About BoomTown BoomTown exists to make real estate agents successful. 40k+ of the industry's top professionals trust BoomTown to grow their real estate business with easy-to-use technology that creates opportunities and turns them into closings. Capabilities include a customizable real estate website integrated with local MLS data, client success management, a cutting-edge CRM (Customer Relationship Management) system with custom marketing automation, personalized advertising and lead generation services, and a mobile app for agents on the go. BoomTown's service offerings extend far beyond technology with coaching services from peers who have catapulted their growth with the system, lead qualification services to contact, qualify, and nurture leads, and dedicated advisors to offer personalized support at every step from onboarding and training to optimizing your business and planning for strategic growth. Founded in 2006 and headquartered in Charleston, SC, BoomTown has additional offices in Atlanta, GA, San Diego, CA, and San Francisco, CA. For more about BoomTown visit boomtownroi.com.
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Chase International Chooses MoxiWorks to Fuel Entire Tech Suite
SEATTLE, October 23, 2019 -- One of the nation's most successful independent real estate firms, Chase International, has chosen to expand its relationship with MoxiWorks, a leading real estate technology company. The expansion includes an entire suite of MoxiWorks products, including MoxiEngage CRM, MoxiWebsites, and MoxiHub intranet, which will accompany their existing tools, the best-in-class MoxiPresent interactive CMA tool and MoxiMarketing, easy online advertising for listings and services. "We've long enjoyed working with Chase International, who have had incredible success with MoxiPresent, and are thrilled to be adding the full suite of MoxiWorks products which will have an immense impact on their agents' productivity," said Georgia Perez, VP of Business Development and Product Evangelism at MoxiWorks. "Julie Kozich, who joined Chase earlier this year as their Chief Real Estate Officer, has driven massive gains for her prior companies using the MoxiEngage productivity CRM, and we feel very fortunate to be working with Julie again to benefit Chase." Their new CRM tool, MoxiEngage, is proven to increase an agent's business by 54% on average, while their existing CMA presentation tool, MoxiPresent, enables agents to enjoy 43% more transactions each year. Together with MoxiWebsites, MoxiHub, and the best performing ads tool on the market, Promote by MoxiMarketing, agents are guaranteed to up their productivity and in turn, their sales volume. York Baur, CEO of MoxiWorks, said, "We're very excited that Chase International decided to expand their partnership with us and onboard more Moxi goodness that will help their agents achieve greater success in their real estate businesses and help them delight their clients time and time again." MoxiWorks' dedication to their clients is proven through their customer retention over the past seven years, which stands proudly at 96%. Perez added, "Chase International has a stellar brand that is equated with luxury and excellence in Lake Tahoe and the surrounding communities. They have an amazing corporate culture, and truly love and support their agents in building the businesses of their dreams." About Chase International Chase International is the #1 real estate firm in the Tahoe-Reno region. Founded in 1986, Chase International is a dynamic real estate firm with a heart-centered approach, committed to the success of its clients, sales associates, staff and community. With more than 350 professional Realtors® representing homes at all price points, the company is proud to be the market leader, achieving the highest 2018 volume in the region with nearly $1.4 billion in sales. The company currently operates nine offices in Zephyr Cove, Glenbrook, Incline Village, Carson Valley, South Lake Tahoe, Tahoe City, Truckee, Reno, and Sparks, as well as a marketing and PR firm in London. With powerful international connections in place, Chase listings receive maximum industry exposure to potential purchasers worldwide. For more information about Chase International, visit ChaseInternational.com. About MoxiWorks MoxiWorks is a comprehensive open platform system for large residential real estate brokerages that serves over 80 brokerages and 130,000 agents nationwide that account for more than 13% of the transactions in the U.S. MoxiWorks' customer retention over the past seven years stands proudly at 96%. Their integrated tools are centered on sphere methodology that increases agents' repeat and referral business by 54%, while lowering overall technology, training, and support costs for the brokerage. The open platform known as the MoxiCloud has tools from more than 50 partners that integrate to create unique brokerage solutions. MoxiWorks also powers the LeadingRE Cloud. Find more information at moxiworks.com.
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Howard Hanna Expands in Michigan with New Franchise in Lansing
Lansing, MI (October 7, 2019) -- Tom Schoeller, Howard Hanna Vice President of Franchising, Mergers and Acquisitions, has announced the establishment of a new franchise company in Holt, MI, Howard Hanna Real Estate Executives, led by Tracey Hernly. Over the last several years, Hernly has built one of the leading real estate teams in the Greater Lansing area. Now leading her own firm, and with the support of the Howard Hanna Real Estate Services, she plans to grow a forward-thinking office with a fun, high-energy, professional environment. 'I have always believed in hard work. When I decided I wanted to start my own firm, I researched multiple options. After a long and thorough process, it was clear that Howard Hanna Real Estate Services was the best fit for me, my clients, and the professional agents I want to attract.' 'Tracey Hernly is a dynamic and successful broker who is a great addition to our family of franchise partners. We are thrilled to have Tracey and her team representing us in the Greater Lansing area, and we are incredibly excited for what we will accomplish together,' said Schoeller. This announcement is the latest of many new offices that have opened through the Howard Hanna franchise program. Hanna franchisees have the unique advantage of a true partnership with the third largest real estate company in the United States, as well as the largest family- owned and -operated real estate company in the nation. Franchise agents participate in company-sponsored events and training, and leverage Howard Hanna's award-winning marketing programs and state-of-the-art technology platforms to better serve clients. 'The technology and agent tools that are offered by Howard Hanna are second to none,' said Hernly. 'My agents and I are fired up and ready to ‘paint the town green' with Howard Hanna signs!' The first office for Howard Hanna Real Estate Executives is located at 2101 N. Aurelius Road, 48842. The new green and gold signs will begin appearing at properties throughout Lansing and the surrounding areas this week. Additional locations of Howard Hanna Real Estate Executives will be announced in the near future. For more information, or to schedule a confidential interview, please call 517-819-8642. Howard Hanna Real Estate Services continues to look for strategic partnerships with market leading companies. For franchising information, please contact Tom Schoeller at 570-460-0272 or [email protected] About Howard Hanna Howard Hanna Real Estate Services is the 3rd largest real estate company in the United States, the #1 privately owned broker in the nation, and the largest home seller in Pennsylvania, Ohio, New York, and the Carolinas. The family-owned and -operated real estate company specializes in residential and commercial brokerage service, mortgage, closing and title insurance, land development, appraisal, property and casualty insurance, corporate relocation, and property management. In early 2019, Howard Hanna completed a partnership with the Allen Tate Companies, the 14th largest real estate company in the nation. The combined company has more than 300 offices across PA, OH, NY, VA, MI, WV, MD, NC, SC and IN, with more than 11,000 sales associates and staff who are guided by a spirit of integrity in all aspects of the real estate process. For more information, visit www.howardhanna.com.
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