RESAAS Services Inc., The Real Estate Social Network™, is pleased to welcome Equitas Realty
to the RESAAS Platform
Equitas Realty is a full-service real estate brokerage based out of Saratoga Springs, New York. Founded in 2008, the brokerage services the areas of the greater Capital Region and Lake George.
“We believe that there are big changes coming to the real estate industry over the next five years,” said Justin White, Managing Director at Equitas Realty. “The real estate industry, like many other industries, is heavily shaped by technology. The way we conduct business has changed, and by joining RESAAS our agents will gain greater exposure, while reaching a wider audience for themselves, their inventory and the Equitas brand.”
When using RESAAS, each Equitas Realty agent will receive his or her own social profile, and will be connected together privately to leverage the power of social networking to easily share activity within their firm.
“It has been great working with a company who is eager to adapt their business in order to compete in the evolving landscape of the real estate industry,” said Christophe Boyer, Account Executive at RESAAS. “The referral tools that RESAAS has developed will give each of their agents a competitive edge in a market that experiences a high level of international interest.”
RESAAS Services Inc., The Real Estate Social Network™, announced today the company has reached 300,000 verified real estate professional users on its Platform.
This rate of growth secures RESAAS as the largest and fastest growing professional real estate network, reaching the 300,000 user mark just 18 months after its commercial launch. A verified professional on RESAAS is a licensed real estate agent, REALTOR®, Broker Owner, or a professional working for a real estate franchise or association.
“In less than two years, we’ve seen a significant number of licensed real estate agents in North America start using RESAAS to take control of their marketing and lead generation, as well as to conduct their referral business,” said Tom Rossiter, President of RESAAS. “This milestone shows the appetite for a vertical-specific platform, exclusive to real estate professionals. Agent-to-agent collaboration is long overdue for a digital revolution of the industry, and RESAAS is helping its members take the lead in this transformation.”
RESAAS has proven to be a valuable workflow tool for real estate professionals. Whether its to market their listings, make connections with agents to conduct referrals, keep up with the latest real estate industry news, or answer prospective clients’ questions to generate real-time leads, RESAAS users are finding new ways to generate business as a licensed real estate agent.
In recent months, RESAAS has been officially adopted by a wide variety of real estate organizations, from hundreds of independent brokerages and large multinational franchises, through to real estate associations and top industry news outlets.
RE/MAX, the largest real estate franchise worldwide, offers a white-labeled version of RESAAS to all of its agents globally, taking advantage of RESAAS’ multilingual and multicurrency network. The Platform is currently offered in 13 languages, including all major European languages, Chinese, and Korean. A total of 26 languages will be available in the first quarter of 2015.
RESAAS Key Information:
- 300,000 verified real estate professionals are now using RESAAS.
- In February 2014, Sutton Group – West Coast Realty, the number one brokerage in all of Canada , started providing RESAAS to all its REALTORS®.
- In March 2014, the number one real estate franchise worldwide, RE/MAX LLC, white-labeled the RESAAS Platform to power its own Global Referral Network.
- Earlier in 2014, Clareity Security, the market leader in REALTOR® dashboards for MLSs, signed an agreement to offer RESAAS to its 550,000 agents, which will be rolled out in early 2015.
RESAAS Services Inc., The Real Estate Social Network™, is pleased to welcome Century 21 Osborne Realty
to the RESAAS Platform
Century 21 Osborne Realty has been family owned and operated since 1979, specializing in residential homes, recreational property, vacant land and investment properties. The brokerage has offices in Southern California servicing the areas of Blythe, Beaumont, Banning, Cherry Valley, Cabazon, and Palm Desert.
John and Sharon Osborne, Broker Owners of Century 21 Osborne Realty, have been in the real estate business for over 43 years combined. They are constantly looking to empower their agents with the best marketing and technology systems. Prospective clients have a variety of agents from whom they can choose to work with, which is why John and Sharon want to use technologies like RESAAS to help their agents stand out and stay ahead of the competition as the real estate industry continues to expand its influence online.
“We are excited to bring our Beaumont and Blythe teams onto RESAAS,” said John Osborne, Broker Owner at Century 21 Osborne Realty. “Our agents will gain a huge advantage by not only increasing their exposure online, but also by utilizing RESAAS’ referral tools and the global network of agents to generate new business.”
When using RESAAS, each Century 21 Osborne Realty agent will be connected together privately in a firm feed to leverage the power of social networking, share activity within their firm, as well as gain access to the RESAAS Marketplace, where agents can purchase leading real estate products and services at an exclusive discounted rate.
“Working with John and Sharon and all of Century 21 Osborne Realty has been a pleasure,” said Padraig Cullen, VP of Sales at RESAAS. “RESAAS will empower the Century 21 Osborne Realty agents to procure more business through new channels both locally and globally.”
RESAAS Services Inc., The Real Estate Social Network™, is pleased to welcome 2% Realty Okanagan
to the RESAAS Platform
2% Realty has offices throughout British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan. 2% Realty is dedicated to making the buying and selling of real estate as cost-effective as possible, allowing clients to keep more of their investment by providing 100% realty services for only a 2% commission charge.
“We work hard to provide extensive marketing for our clients’ listings, which includes providing maximum exposure for our REALTORS® as well,” said Cal Chepil, REALTOR®/Owner at 2% Realty Okanagan. “RESAAS will provide this in addition to their rapidly expanding global referral network, which our agents will be a part of immediately upon joining.”
When using RESAAS, each 2% Realty Okanagan agent will gain access to the expanding global referral network and the RESAAS Marketplace, a place where agents can receive discounts on real estate-focused products and services just by being a RESAAS user. In addition, all agents will be connected together privately to leverage the power of social networking to easily share activity within their brokerage.
“I am excited for Cal’s team to start utilizing RESAAS’ referral features,” said Christophe Boyer, Account Executive at RESAAS. “Referrals play a huge role in the Okanagan real estate market, which is heavily influenced by international interest. This is why joining RESAAS’s global referral network will play a huge part in any team’s success.”
RESAAS Services Inc., The Real Estate Social Network™, announced today the addition of 20 new Partners to the RESAAS Marketplace
– a collection of leading real estate products and services offered to all RESAAS users to purchase at a discounted price.
RESAAS Marketplace launched in Summer 2014 to introduce RESAAS agents to products and services that can help enhance their business. RESAAS has continued to develop relationships with leading companies servicing real estate professionals who share similar goals and objectives to those of RESAAS; ultimately to help agents and brokers do more business.
“It’s been less than two months since we unveiled the Marketplace with our initial 10 go-to-market partners, including BombBomb, Dotloop and DocuSign®,” said Tom Rossiter, President at RESAAS. “The traction this generated, and the combined benefit to both agents and to vendors, has enabled us to form new partnerships with 20 additional real estate vendors in the first of a series of major enhancements to the service.”
Additional partnerships being made available in this release include award winning state-of-the-art website creation platform Squarespace, live virtual tour provider ReaLync, contact management and marketing software Propertybase (leveraging the Salesforce.com platform), branded agent app Dizzle, connecting riders to drivers app Uber, advanced research system providing reliable data ReboGateway (a product of Benutech Inc.), and REALTOR® contact relationship management system Wise Agent.
Uber, an on-demand service that is evolving the way the world moves, adds tremendous value to the Marketplace. Real estate agents are always on the go, and now RESAAS users are eligible for exclusive credits when riding Uber for the first time.
“By seamlessly connecting riders to drivers at the touch of a button, Uber takes you from point A to point B in 45+ countries and over 250 cities,” said Dan Nicolopoulos, Marketing Manager at Uber. “By participating in the RESAAS Marketplace, we look forward to many real estate agents riding with Uber whether it be to an open house or client meeting.”
Another partner participating in the Marketplace for this release is ReboGateway, a product of Benutech, Inc. “We see RESAAS as a potential difference making tool for agents to build awareness of their business, and learn from others within the network, and to help market their listed properties,” said Brian Fox, V.P. Business Development at Benutech, Inc. “ReboGateway is out in front of that initial listing process, by identifying the addresses that have a higher likelihood of selling. The combination of our targeted data along with RESAAS as a marketing platform, creates a synergy that will be exciting to watch develop. We are excited about being a Marketplace partner to bring new awareness to ReboGateway and to provide additional benefits to RESAAS members.”
CRM (Customer Relationship Management) built for REALTORS®, Wise Agent, is loaded with easy to use contact management, time management, transaction management, and document storage features. “RESAAS is quickly becoming known as the place to go for the best answers to real estate questions, from best practices, to tools and products to help grow agent’s businesses,” said Brandon Wise at Wise Agent. “Wise Agent is proud to be part of the RESAAS Marketplace.”
In this update to the Marketplace, RESAAS is also introducing a handful of companies that will offer free versions of their products in the Marketplace, including home maintenance at the touch of a button app HouseCall, online home refinancer Lenda, and simplified expense reporting system Expensify.
Savings on all products offered through the Marketplace are typically between 10% and 25%, and are redeemable instantly for all registered RESAAS users.
Contactually, the CRM provider that appeared in the RESAAS Marketplace on its initial launch, has enjoyed increased sales through the partnership. “The RESAAS Marketplace has been a great channel for acquiring new users,” said Brian Pesin, Senior Marketing Manager, Partnerships at Contactually. “Danielle and her team have been great and proactive about promoting us and our special RESAAS-focused events, such as webinars, to their users, which has in turn brought in a good number of new users. We look forward to strengthening our partnership as the Marketplace continues to expand and develop.”
Companies that service the real estate industry who are interested in learning more about the RESAAS Marketplace, click here or go to http://corporate.resaas.com/business/marketplace/.
RESAAS Services Inc., The Real Estate Social Network™, is pleased to welcome HomeLife Realty Services
to the RESAAS Platform.
HomeLife Realty Services is a full-service real estate brokerage with more than 500 agents operating in 9 offices across the Lower Mainland in British Columbia, including Cloverdale, White Rock, Chilliwack, Abbotsford and Mission. HomeLife places a high priority on incorporating technology into their real estate business, and were among the first brokerages to create a virtually paperless transaction process for their team of REALTORS®. The wider HomeLife network has over 7,000 real estate agents across Canada.
“I am really excited for our firm to join RESAAS,” said Rick Dubord, President of HomeLife Realty Services BC. “The real estate market in the Lower Mainland is heavily influenced by international buyers, which is why online exposure and referrals are critical for our REALTORS®. RESAAS provides a powerful avenue for this with their rapidly growing global network of agents.”
When using RESAAS, each HomeLife Realty Services agent will receive their own profile page, and will be connected together privately to leverage the power of social networking to easily share activity within their firm.
“It has been a pleasure to work with Rick and the whole HomeLife team,” said Caylea Burch, Account Executive at RESAAS. “They are a very innovative brokerage firm that clearly places a high priority on incorporating technology into their everyday business interactions. I am excited for their REALTORS to start using our Referral Pro tool to stay on top of real estate activity in their area.”
RESAAS Services Inc., The Real Estate Social Network™, is pleased to welcome Century 21 Earll, Ltd to the RESAAS Platform.
Century 21 Earll is the longest standing real estate office in its area, providing the city of Arcadia and the San Gabriel Valley with over 60 years of outstanding services. The firm is always committed to assigning dedicated agents who have extensive knowledge of the community to homebuyers and sellers. As a strategy to make dreams come true, Century 21 Earll truly focuses on understanding their clients’ wishes and needs in order to provide clients with homes that fit their lifestyle.
“Our family was raised with three core values: honesty, integrity and strong work ethic, and as a family owned business, we extend these values to Century 21 Earll,” said Ryan Earll, Managing Broker at Century 21 Earll. “We pride ourselves in working with the best agents who know the marketplace, are responsive to changes in the economy and will work hard to meet our clients’ every need. Our team is very excited to be joining RESAAS – a platform that will allow our agents to connect with other real estate professionals both locally and globally for the purpose of generating business, conducting referrals and gaining more online exposure.”
When using RESAAS, each Century 21 Earll agent will receive his or her own profile page, and will be connected together privately to leverage the power of social networking to easily share activity within their firm.
“We are very excited to be working with Century 21 Earll,” said Padraig Cullen, VP of Sales at RESAAS. “As the real estate business gains momentum, now is the time to build up your social and referral network’s reach. Ryan knows that by empowering his team with the RESAAS Social and Global Referral Network their agents will have the opportunity to procure more business from new global exposure.”
RESAAS Services Inc., The Real Estate Social Network™, announced today the official launch of the RESAAS Marketplace – a collection of leading real estate products and services offered to all RESAAS users to purchase at a discounted price.
RESAAS empowers real estate agents to generate more business and increase their depth of knowledge as industry professionals. Part of this includes helping agents know which products top-producing agents are using and how these products can help to benefit their business. RESAAS has partnered with a group of leading real estate vendors who are forward-thinking and have respected products or services in the industry that will help RESAAS users ultimately generate more business.
“We’ve seen an increasing trend of knowledge sharing occurring between agents inside RESAAS,” said Tom Rossiter, President at RESAAS. “Our goal with Marketplace is to provide a succinct list of superior tools, products and services that we have consistently heard positive feedback about from top-producing agents. Our position in the industry has allowed us to form partnerships with a collection of great companies and offer their most relevant products at a discounted rate to RESAAS users.”
With the launch of Marketplace, RESAAS has announced partnerships with a variety of leading companies servicing the real estate industry including the best-selling business laptop supplier Lenovo, CRM provider Contactually, the leader for online real estate transactions Dotloop, video-email company BombBomb, worlds most widely used social relationship management dashboard Hootsuite, and DocuSign®, The Global Standard for Digital Transaction Management™, offering industry-leading eSignature technology and National Association of REALTORS® Official and Exclusive provider under the REALTOR Benefits® Program, as well as several others. Through Marketplace, RESAAS offers products and services for a wide variety of categories, including Client Relationship Management, e-signature Platforms, Lead Generation, Transaction Management, and Email Marketing. Click here to see a current list of the Marketplace Partners.
BombBomb, the award winning Colorado-based video-by-email company that has received widespread critical acclaim, was one of the first to form an alliance with RESAAS. BombBomb’s Chief Marketing Officer, Ethan Beute, says: “Agents using RESAAS clearly know the value of people, and relationships, and the power of the network. BombBomb was designed to help you build relationships and ultimately grow your business. Being a Marketplace partner will be a great new sales channel for us, and help us generate awareness amongst agents that haven’t yet discovered our company and the complete benefits we provide our customers.”
Another partner participating in the Marketplace for the official launch is Dotloop, regarded by many agents on RESAAS as the go-to transaction management solution. “We love what RESAAS is doing, and are excited to take this initial step in our relationship,” said Alex Allison, Dotloop’s Director of Business Development. “We strive to partner with leaders in the industry who are focused on helping people work and RESAAS is certainly doing just that.”
Savings on all services offered through Marketplace are typically between 10% and 25%, and are redeemable instantly through the Marketplace for all registered RESAAS users.
“The backbone of a successful real estate business is the professional’s ability to build strong relationships with their top prospects and clients,” said Brian Pesin, Senior Marketing Manager at Contactually. “It’s clear that RESAAS’ team and their customers value this important tenant of business, and we are thrilled to partner with them for this exciting new endeavor.”
“The RESAAS Marketplace will be hugely beneficial to all RESAAS users,” said Danielle Sissons, VP of Communications at RESAAS. “In addition, this will be a great wholesale channel of sales for all of our Marketplace partners.”
RESAAS Services Inc., The Real Estate Social Network™, is pleased to announce that Harcourts USA
has joined the Platform.
With 23 offices throughout the United States, Harcourts USA is fast becoming a force in the US real estate market by providing their over 350 agents and staff with the service, tools and support to help them become a dominant player in the United States real estate industry. With a focus on agent support and delivering industry leading technology, Harcourts USA is continuing to ensure its agents enjoy the ability to be the best equipped to succeed in any market. Harcourts USA agents are passionate about the property industry and have expert knowledge on the current market, specializing in Residential, Commercial, and Property sales as well as Property Management services.
“Providing our agents with technology that helps them be more productive and profitable has always been a top priority for Harcourts,” said Chris Tellez, Business Operations Manager for Harcourts USA. “The addition of RESAAS is an innovative way for the Harcourts USA team to encourage our agents to adopt an effective and efficient social media strategy. This strategy then helps them better connect with current and prospective clients as well as their colleagues in the field. The customization capabilities the RESAAS team provides further helps drive the brand awareness for our company and creates an ability for our entire Harcourts USA family to interact, communicate and share on a regular basis no matter where they are.”
When using RESAAS, each agent at Harcourts USA will receive his or her own corporate-branded agent profile page, and will be connected together in an exclusive group with all of the agents and offices within the Harcourts USA family. Each agent will also have access to the wider RESAAS community giving them the option to take advantage of the social marketing benefits the platform offers including the ability to upload and market listings to a large, global audience and enhanced social media synchronization.
“Working with an established brand who is in the midst of their USA expansion, such as Harcourts USA, is very exciting,” said Padraig Cullen, VP of Sales at RESAAS. “Their company understands that social networking is one of the best and most cost-effective ways for agents to market themselves and ultimately generate more business.”
RESAAS Services Inc., The Real Estate Social Network™, is pleased to announce that it has reached an agreement with the New York State Commercial Association of REALTORS®
The New York State Commercial Association of REALTORS® is a professional network made up of more than 800 commercial REALTORS®. There are seven active NYSCAR Chapters throughout the New York state, including Greater Capital, Hudson Valley, Metro Long Island, Rochester Area, Syracuse, Western New York and Southern Tier. The association creates opportunities for members to enhance their professional education, to network with colleagues across the state, and to market commercial property across statewide forums.
“Our commercial association sees tremendous value in the RESAAS Platform that will be highly beneficial to our growing membership,” said Ali Mann, Association Executive at the New York State Commercial Association of REALTORS®. “Not only will our members be able to share commercial properties within our membership’s exclusive groups, but also to the wider RESAAS network of agents across the state and nation, reaching a much broader audience and expanding the reach each member has to market their properties.”
Under the terms of the agreement, all NYSCAR members will be provided access to an exclusive NYSCAR group delivered on the RESAAS platform. In addition to having the ability to share and promote properties from within the NYSCAR membership, members will be able to take advantage of improved internal communications and increased knowledge sharing, while also benefitting from the public-facing social marketing benefits the RESAAS platform exhibits. Finally, NYSCAR members will have the opportunity to make connections with hundreds of thousands of real estate agents on a global basis for the purpose of generating referrals and creating meaningful business relationships.
“The RESAAS platform is a perfect fit for the New York State Commercial Association of REALTORS® that aligns with their wider association goals,” said Danielle Sissons, VP of Communications at RESAAS. “The delivery of an exclusive group being made available to all members will unify their growing membership, while also advancing communication and collaboration amongst the NYSCAR members.”