A roundup of real estate technology news and innovation.
Naples Area Board of REALTORS® Selects Remine Pro to Increase Business Opportunities for 6,800 Members
Remine, a leading real estate technology company, announced that Naples Area Board of REALTORS® (NABOR®) has adopted the Remine Pro platform for all 7,200 MLS participants and subscribers. Remine Pro is a multi-faceted MLS front end including listing search, a public record/tax system, listing tools and powerful prospecting tools – all supported by a unique combination of additional data including mortgage data, absentee owner information, and more. Remine Pro also includes a robust app that allows agents to engage with their clients and provide them with powerful search and financial tools.
To learn more about Remine products and services, visit https://www.remine.com/.
FastExpert provides detailed information on over 30,000 real estate agents and guides buyers and sellers through the process.
FastExpert.com provides users with the profiles of local, trusted agents, who post information on their total sales, years of experience, total transactions, and average price point. This establishes transparency for our users and can be viewed anytime on our platform. FastExpert was the #134 fastest-growing company in America in 2018, according to Inc. 5000, and to date, has put over $4.5 billion in property listings on the market. About FastExpert.com
QuantmRE and Revive Join Forces to Offer Debt-Free Financing Solution to Homeowners
By partnering with QuantmRE, Revive is now able to offer an alternative debt-free solution – the Home Equity Agreement. At a time when the home is now also the office, school and restaurant, homeowners can now upgrade their homes without taking on any additional debt
“We are excited to work with the team at QuantmRE and offer their debt-free solutions, enabling homeowners to update and improve their most valuable asset with no loans and no monthly payments,” said Michael Alladawi. QuantmRE
Rental Housing Industry Unites to Support Housing Providers
Four associations who serve the rental housing industry, with funding from leading property management software provider Yardi Systems (Yardi), are partnering to develop a comprehensive strategy to ensure the long-term success of the industry, both amid the COVID-19 pandemic and as the nation’s economy begins to recover. The Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM), National Apartment Association (NAA), National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC) and National Association of Residential Property Managers (NARPM) are combining their collective resources in this effort.
“Yardi is pleased to contribute $1M to help the rental housing industry recover from the hardship caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and its economic fallout. With nearly 40 million Americans living in apartments, the rental housing industry plays a critical role in housing them safely and securely. We are delighted that the four major associations who serve the rental housing industry – NAA, NMHC, IREM, NARPM – will share knowledge, develop industry benchmarks, research new ways of operating and provide forward-thinking solutions for the benefit of residents, owners and the rental housing industry,” said Anant Yardi, President and Founder of Yardi. For more information on how Yardi is Energized for Tomorrow, visit yardi.com.
zavvie Teams with JPAR to Introduce First Nationwide All Seller Options Platform
J.P. & Associates REALTORS® (JPAR) is teaming with zavvie to introduce Sure Sale, the first nationwide all seller options platform. America’s fastest-growing 100% commission real estate brokerage and franchise, JPAR is one of the largest brokerages in the U.S. with more than 3,000 agents in over 50 locations.
JPAR Sure Sale helps agents engage clients with all the newest selling options, including a buy-before-you-sell option from Bridge providers (JPAR Trades), instant offers from iBuyers (JPAR Instant Offers), as well as a traditional Open Market offer (JPAR List).
“If you are a homeowner, you can get multiple offers on your home with the push of a button,” said JP Piccinini, Founder of JP & Associates REALTORS® and CEO of Vesuvius Holdings. “Most importantly, you get a trusted JPAR agent to help you compare all of your selling options, even if you choose an iBuyer offer or decide not to sell.”
Powered by zavvie, JPAR Sure Sale offers three major options for sellers. JPAR Lists helps homeowners sell on the open market, often resulting in the seller’s highest sales price and net proceeds. JPAR Instant Offers helps homeowners with properties in good condition within a targeted price range get an all-cash offer from an iBuyer. JPAR Trades is a modern “Bridge” program to enable a homeowner to buy their next home before selling and moving out of their current house when they are ready. More details about JPAR Sure Sale are here or at jpar.com.
Delta Media Upgrades Builder/Community Platform for Real Estate Brokerages
Delta Media Group Inc., one of America’s most established and largest broker technology solutions providers, is launching a newly updated website service that allows real estate brokers to showcase affiliated home builders and communities.
The latest improvement to Delta Media’s robust DeltaNET 6 platform, makes it easier than ever for brokerages to feature each home builder they represent, putting a spotlight on new home listings, sales models, videos, virtual tours, floor plans, documents for downloading, maps and more.
Available from directly inside the brokerage website, affiliated builders receive “a website within a website.” Each updated section features a builder Home page and a navigation menu to give consumers more in-depth insight into the builder, new home offerings, links to new communities, and a contact feature to learn more about the builder.
Coldwell Banker Prime, a leading brokerage in Upstate New York, is among the first to debut the new Delta Media web service here. Coldwell Banker Prime, among the top 10 Coldwell Banker offices in the U.S., features 12 builders it has relationships with and dozens of their communities, all accessible from its main brokerage website. A sample of a Coldwell Banker Prime affiliated builder community is available here.
More information about Delta Media and its new DeltaNET 6 platform are online at deltamediagroup.com.
BoardRE Rebrands to Accept.inc
BoardRE, a fintech lender leveling the playing field for homebuyers by upgrading any offer to an all-cash offer, today announced that it has changed its name to “Accept.inc.” The name change reflects the company’s mission to give buyers a better chance at having their offers accepted and help them become more competitive in a housing market that increasingly presents multi-offer situations.
Accept.inc believes every homebuyer should have equal access to the home of their dreams, without needing hundreds of thousands of dollars in the bank. The value in its service is in enabling homebuyers to make cash offers, giving them a leg up in highly-competitive housing markets and offering them significant discounts off list price in single-offer situations.
Homebuyers, sellers, and agents who want to learn more about the power of making cash offers with Accept.inc can visit www.accept.inc.
Aires Selects Offerpad’s Real Estate Solutions to Streamline Relocation Process
Offerpad, an industry leader aiming to provide the best way to buy and sell a home, and Aires, a global and domestic relocation solutions and mobility program management organization, enter into partnership to provide multiple real estate solutions to consumers relocating for business in more than 830 U.S. cities.
The Aires and Offerpad partnership has a committed focus to provide innovative solutions to their home sellers’ and transferees’ needs, as both companies are concentrated on streamlining processes and eliminating difficulties traditionally tied to similar life changes. To learn more about Offerpad’s Real Estate Solutions Center, visit Offerpad.com.
zavvie powers John L. Scott Real Estate Instant PurchaseTM Plus+ giving Portland homeowners access to more iBuyer offers
zavvie, the first end-to-end iBuyer platform for real estate brokerages, is teaming with John L. Scott Real Estate, one of the top 20 residential real estate brands in the nation, to power John L. Scott’s new Instant PurchaseTM Plus+ program. Debuting in the Portland, Oregon market first, Instant Purchase Plus+ gives local homeowners access to all-cash offers from iBuyers that are currently purchasing homes in their market. More details about John L. Scott’s Instant Purchase Plus+ program are available here and on its website at johnlscott.com.
Paradym joins Constellation1, Expanding its Front Office Suite of Solutions with New Marketing Offerings
Constellation1, a leading provider of technology for real estate brokerages, franchises, and MLSs across North America, announces the acquisition of the Paradym web and mobile SaaS marketing solutions for real estate professionals from TRF Systems Inc.
Paradym is the 19th company to join the Constellation Real Estate Group portfolio and the eighth company to join Constellation. Now, as part of Constellation, the virtual tour and social media marketing products will be continually enhanced and integrated into Constellation’s CRM and website products. For more information, visit constellation1.com and https://www.paradym.com/
Chime Technologies and Brokermint Partner
Chime Technologies and Brokermint announced a partnership that will deliver a fully integrated end-to-end operating system for the real estate industry. A leader in back office management software, Brokermint automates and optimizes critical functions such as transaction management as well as commission tracking, accounting, and reporting. In parallel, Chime’s award-winning sales acceleration platform handles the “front office” requirements, combining intelligent lead generation capabilities and front-end IDX websites with a powerful CRM system.
To learn more, register here for our upcoming November webinar detailing the integration.
Date: Wednesday, November 18, 2020
Time: 10:00 a.m. PST
Session Title: Brokermint and Chime – A Major Integration Update
Registration Link: https://chime.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_WfcF4YXOQ-KgrMjB0W5l8A
Brokerages have long been hampered by the myriad of disparate systems used to manage front and back office operations. Efforts to integrate various point solutions are often tedious and expensive forcing brokerages to spend precious time and resources on technology upgrades and maintenance for multiple systems that are still fragmented and inefficient. As competitive pressures continue to mount, brokerages need the ability to easily automate critical functions and drive efficiencies in order to scale and grow. To learn more, register for our webinar on Wednesday, November 18th at 10:00 a.m. PST.
About Chime Technologies
Chime is an all-in-one Sales Acceleration Platform for the real estate industry headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona. Its award-winning productivity suite offers a robust set of features that help real estate professionals and teams of all sizes run and grow their business. Chime Technologies operates as a US subsidiary of Renren, Inc. (RENN). For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 888-682-4463, or visit www.chime.me/.
TRIBUS Unveils Intuitive Signature Listing Alerts Feature
TRIBUS, the leader in brokerage platforms for medium and large brokerages, announces Signature Listing Alerts, the latest feature update in the technology vendor’s expanding portfolio. With Signature Listing Alerts, clients are sent beautiful, completely custom, brokerage listing alert emails which focus on photography with brokerage site links.
The new Signature Listings system not only sends search results to clients via email, but also tailors the alert to the client’s preferences using artificial intelligence and machine learning. TRIBUS’ Signature Listing system asks clients to not only save properties, but rate them on a 1-5 star scale. By rating the properties, TRIBUS’ Signature Listing system to send the listings the client will love. Agents can curate properties and searches which create better engagement with these homebuyers.
Asteroom and BHHS Fox & Roach Bring Agents Innovative 3D Tours
Asteroom, the first smartphone-based provider of mobile 3-D tours and home imaging for real estate professionals, announces today the partnership with Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Fox & Roach, the market leading provider of real estate services in Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey and Maryland. The partnership gives BHHS Fox & Roach agents access to Asteroom’s leading 3D tour technology, image enhancement and 3D virtual staging capabilities available to all agents starting Monday, October 26.
Asteroom’s technology uses cell phone cameras instead of the expensive and often bulky hardware of its competitors. By leveraging smartphone camera technology to achieve full home scans in less than 20 scans, one 2,000 sq ft home can be completed in as little as 15 minutes. Once agents finish collecting the 360 images, they simply upload to the cloud where Asteroom’s AI will stitch the images into a 3D dollhouse within 24 hours. Every Asteroom tour also includes a 2D floor plan with dimension estimates. Additionally, Asteroom also provides image enhancement services for images that easily rival expensive professional photography packages.
With market dominance three times the market share of its nearest competitor, the brokerage completed more than 31,457 transactions in 2019. With over 5,500 sales professionals in more than 75 sales offices across the Tri-State area, the company was recently acknowledged as #1, for the fifth year in a row, in the entire national Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Network. Through its affiliate, the Trident Group, the company provides one-stop shopping and facilitated services to its clients including mortgage financing, and title, property and casualty insurance.
Tweener Homes Announces New Partnership with Expedia’s Escapia
Tweener Homes, a technology-based real estate company, is excited to announce its partnership with Expedia’s vacation rental software, Escapia. The agreement provides temporary home rental solutions for people who are in between permanent residences and searching for, or in process of building, their new permanent dream home.
Based and launched in Chandler, Arizona, the real estate company connects homeowners and property managers with renters in need of fully furnished home rentals for one to 11 months. Tweener Homes is the first of its kind in the industry, filling the gap for families who need an “in-between” residence while searching for a permanent home or waiting out construction or renovations.
Escapia provides unmatched and innovative software tools allowing property managers to operate their businesses more efficiently by directly integrating their property details, availability and rates. The relationship with Tweener Homes offers exposure to a new audience of home renters, real estate brokerages and new home builder clients. More than 14,000 vacation rental owners and managers can now seamlessly list their properties through Tweener Homes to diversify their marketing plan, increase the visibility of their rental homes, and drive demand and bookings especially during times when rental homes have lower occupancy.
The partnership offers benefits for renters, too. Rather than waiting days for a response from rent by owner property or other platforms, Tweener Homes provides up-to-date availability information so people can easily filter through the offering of homes and book online at their own convenience. Many homes are offered with special monthly discounts and monthly payment options as opposed to paying the cost of the entire rental stay in advance. Another savings for renters; Tweener offers the lowest listing fee in the industry to keep rental rates as low as possible AND, unlike other companies, does not charge any service or booking fees to the renter. For more information about Tweener Homes, visit www.TweenerHomes.com or check out the social channels on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.