San Francisco Association of REALTORS® Selects RESAAS to Redefine MLS Practices

RESAAS Services Inc., a cloud-based social business platform for the real estate services industry, is pleased to announce that it has signed a five year agreement with the San Francisco Association of REALTORS® (SFAR).

The agreement defines a landmark initiative, providing SFAR’s MLS (Multiple Listing Service) with a revolutionary real-time listing sharing solution, giving the 4,200 member REALTORS®, and the MLS itself, instant visibility into listings that are of pre-market status.

“The San Francisco real estate market is on fire, and has been for several years now,” said Walt Baczkowski, CEO of SFAR. “A hot seller’s market means listings sell fast, often with multiple offers over the asking price. In this situation, many properties change hands before the listings ever hit the MLS. Our concept of a MLS messenger, a method for our members to communicate newly signed listing agreements in minutes with each other, is becoming a reality thanks to the power and reach that the RESAAS platform provides.”

Pre-market transactions are notoriously hard to track and measure, and can lead to a large percentage of sales not being recorded in the MLS records. This results in incomplete sales data, making the Comparative Market Analysis (CMAs or “comps”) inaccurate. This is the first ever solution to be curated in a partnership form with an MLS, of which the MLS is taking advantage of the RESAAS platform.

“Pre-market listings have become an increasing popular topic of debate, especially in booming seller’s markets,” said Tom Rossiter, President at RESAAS. “At RESAAS, we always focus on real-world scenarios that the real estate industry is facing, then use our technology to provide complete solutions. In this case, our platform will provide significant value to SFAR, which in turn helps their members become better informed.”

This announcement coincides with both the San Francisco Association of REALTORS® and RESAAS attending Inman News’ Real Estate Connect, the go-to industry networking event of the year, held in San Francisco August 4th to 7th, 2015.

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RESAAS and Enterprise Partner, Luxuryhomes.com, to Market Global Luxury Listings

RESAAS Services Inc., a cloud-based social business platform for the real estate services industry, is pleased to announce that it has become an enterprise partner of LuxuryHomes.com, a leading real estate search portal that markets luxury properties.

Under the terms of the agreement, listings marketed by LuxuryHomes.com will be shared inside exclusive luxury groups on RESAAS, targeting agents that serve that sector of the real estate market.

RESAAS joins existing enterprise partners Juwai, the leading Chinese real estate search portal, and Trovit, the leading real estate classifieds search provider in Europe, in this three-way listing distribution originating from LuxuryHomes.com.

“At LuxuryHomes.com we have built great relationships with various major search portals to market our listings to a wider consumer audience,” said Ian MacLeod, President of LuxuryHomes.com. “With RESAAS, we can now put our listings in front of over 350,000 agents on a global basis, allowing us to enter the B2B, agent-to-agent arena in force.”

With this new integration in place, the number of referrals that occur between agents on RESAAS is expected to significantly increase, as well as the amount of exposure each listing will receive.

“The statistics around how much business real estate agents generate from referrals and networking with other agents is compelling, far outweighing direct-to-consumer sources,” said Tom Rossiter, President at RESAAS. “Helping agents, and their listings, on LuxuryHomes.com reach a global network of progressive agents inside the RESAAS network will boost exposure and increase lead and referral business amongst the licensees and REALTORS® that use RESAAS.”

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RESAAS Joins Forces with RE/MAX Network as Social Learning Platform Vendor

RESAAS Services Inc., a cloud-based social business platform for the real estate services industry, is pleased to announce that it has signed an agreement with RE/MAX, LLC, the franchisor of the global RE/MAX network, to be its preferred Social Learning Platform vendor for the Global Development department.

Building on the existing relationship that RESAAS and RE/MAX previously announced in early 2014, where RESAAS provides a private referral network to the entire roster of RE/MAX agents, RESAAS will now deliver a file storage and sharing solution exclusively for RE/MAX agents across the globe. This new platform is the only multilingual-capable file share solution available for global real estate franchises.

Under the terms of the agreement, this platform will allow for various file types (PDFs, Word documents, videos, PowerPoint presentations, webinars, etc.) to be uploaded and available for download by RE/MAX agents only. Each piece of content can be organized by category names and labeled by tags that will be user-generated and defined by the original content publisher. The multilingual component is unique in its entirety, allowing RE/MAX agents to provide additional, translated versions of original content. To-date, RESAAS has translated its platform into 17 different languages in an effort to service the RE/MAX network’s global reach of nearly 100 countries. Although the referral network is available to all agents within the RE/MAX network, the Social Learning Platform will only be available for RE/MAX agents located outside of the US and Canada.

“RESAAS has been an incredible resource for RE/MAX, particularly in efforts to connect our far-reaching global network through technology,” said Larry Oberly, Vice President, Global Development of RE/MAX, LLC. “We’re thrilled to be able to offer users additional capabilities, like multi-lingual file-sharing, training and proprietary content through the new Social Learning Platform.”

Building on the functionality of the existing RESAAS Platform, private groups for Regional Managers and Broker Owners allow for private communication, file storage and sharing amongst these groups of individuals inside the Platform, making communication of franchise direction and strategy much simpler.

“We’ve seen RE/MAX take great strides forward in their technology offering to agents since beginning our relationship around this time last year,” said Tom Rossiter, President at RESAAS. “We all know agents are bombarded with offerings from different vendors, so to be able to consolidate RESAAS’ multi-lingual file-sharing component into the solution many RE/MAX agents receive will simplify their workflow.”

The agreement for the Social Learning Platform between RE/MAX and RESAAS is in place for 2015 and 2016, showing the commitment from both companies to provide RE/MAX agents with a beneficial and consistent experience. It also showcases the long-term strategy, providing agents with a fewer number of different vendors to have to visit to perform their everyday real estate tasks.

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SRS Real Estate Joins the RESAAS Platform

RESAAS Services Inc., a cloud-based social business platform for the real estate services industry, is pleased to welcome SRS Real Estate to the RESAAS Platform.

SRS Real Estate was established in 1998 and since then, the company has grown to service the Greater Vancouver Area, Fraser Valley and parts of Vancouver Island. SRS Real Estate offers knowledge and expertise in the marketing of real estate for sales and training, motivating and coaching of real estate agents in areas in which it operates. For over 15 years, the company has trained hundreds of REALTORS® in the Lower Mainland.

“I am excited for our REALTORS® to join the global community of real estate professionals on RESAAS,” said Satnam Bains, Owner & Founder of SRS Real Estate. “At SRS, we use cutting edge, up-to-date technology to provide the best possible service to our clients. I believe RESAAS will be a great addition to the tools we currently use.”

Each SRS agent will receive a profile page on RESAAS and will have access to all of RESAAS’ features including the ability to upload listings, generate leads, engage in referrals and significantly expand their online presence. In addition, SRS Real Estate will have its own exclusive firm feed to communicate privately with the members of their entire brokerage.

“It has been a pleasure working with SRS Real Estate so far and I can’t wait for their agents to start using RESAAS,” said Caylea Burch, Account Executive at RESAAS. “The SRS team will be able to start taking advantage of the referral exchange service on RESAAS as soon as they activate their accounts.”

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RESAAS Welcomes Arizona Focus Realty to The Real Estate Social Network ™

RESAAS Services Inc., The Real Estate Social Network™, is pleased to welcome Arizona Focus Realty to the RESAAS Platform.

The Arizona Focus team is made up of highly experienced REALTORS® who have been born and raised in the Southeast Valley, allowing them all to develop intimate local knowledge that helps to better serve their clients in achieving their real estate goals. Arizona Focus Realty specializes in the Casa Grande, Gilbert, Chandler, Queen Creek, Mesa, Tempe, Scottsdale and Phoenix areas.

Each Arizona Focus Realty agent will receive a profile page on RESAAS and will have access to all of its features, including the ability to upload listings, generate leads, engage in referrals and significantly expand their online presence. In addition, Arizona Focus Realty will have its own exclusive firm feed to communicate privately with the members of their entire brokerage.

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RESAAS Welcomes Platinum Realty Regina to The Real Estate Social Network ™

RESAAS Services Inc., The Real Estate Social Network™, is pleased to welcome Platinum Realty Regina to the Platform.

Platinum Realty Regina is a full service real estate brokerage, providing residential and commercial real estate services to Regina and the surrounding areas. As leaders in their field, their team thrives on a combination of innovation, service and experience. Whether buying or selling real estate, the Platinum Realty specialists work hard to exceed client expectations in regards to their experiences and results.

Each Platinum Realty agent will receive a profile page on RESAAS and will have access to all of its tools and services including the ability to upload listings, generate leads, engage in referrals and significantly expand their online presence. In addition, Platinum Realty Regina will have access to its own exclusive firm feed to communicate privately with the members of their entire brokerage.

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RESAAS Welcomes Morris Williams Realty to The Real Estate Social Network™

RESAAS Services Inc., The Real Estate Social Network™, is pleased to welcome Morris Williams Realty to the RESAAS Platform.

Morris Williams Realty is a state-of-the art real estate company that operates in California, Texas and Florida. Their expert agents have an average of ten years experience and are highly trained to assist buyers and sellers of all types of real estate to ensure a smooth and expedient transaction.

“We understand that in today’s real estate market the majority of home searches start online, which is why it has become increasingly important to maintain a strong online presence and take advantage of the networking opportunities that social media facilitates,” said Steven Morris, President and Owner of Morris Williams Realty. “By bringing our agents onto RESAAS, it will allow them to network with agents in their local area, across the United States, and around the globe in order to generate business and conduct referrals.”

When using RESAAS, each 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 a pleasure to work with Morris Williams Realty,” said Padraig Cullen, VP of Sales at RESAAS. “All Morris William Realty agents will be able to connect their Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter accounts to their RESAAS profiles, allowing them to expand the reach of their content, get more eyes on their inventory and generate more leads through social networking.”

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RESAAS Welcomes Panton & Co. Realty, Inc. to The Real Estate Social Network™

RESAAS Services Inc., The Real Estate Social Network™, is pleased to welcome Panton & Co. Realty to the RESAAS Platform.

Panton & Co. Realty is a luxury and waterfront real estate company located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The firm has been family owned and operated since its inception more than 50 years ago. The Panton & Co. team of agents are committed to going above and beyond to make sure that all real estate needs for each of their clients are met from the time of the listing to proceeding the closing and sale.

Each Panton & Co. Realty agent will receive a profile page on RESAAS and will have access to all of its features including the ability to upload listings, generate leads, engage in referrals and significantly expand their online presence. In addition, Panton & Co. Realty will have its own exclusive firm feed to communicate privately with the members of their entire brokerage.

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Coast Realty Group Nanaimo Joins RESAAS – The Real Estate Social Network™

RESAAS Services Inc., The Real Estate Social Network™, is pleased to welcome Coast Realty Group Nanaimo to the RESAAS Platform.

Coast Realty Group was founded in 1984 in Nanaimo by six REALTORS® committed to building an independent company based around their strong ethical values. To-date, Coast Realty has experienced great success, specializing in the art of west coast living. In addition to offering full real estate services, they also offer well-trusted insurance and mortgage services as well as property management.

“We are really excited to bring our team of agents onto RESAAS,” said Dave Curry, Broker at Coast Realty Group Nanaimo. “We worked hard to create a centralized online site to service our clients and I believe RESAAS will serve our agents as a collaborative environment for our Nanaimo team to come together, share information and communicate privately.”

When using RESAAS, each agent will receive his or her social profile and will be connected together privately to leverage the power of social networking to easily share activity within their firm.

“RESAAS will unite Coast Realty Group Nanaimo’s team of agents online and facilitate greater communication with their new exclusive firm feed,” said Christophe Boyer, Account Executive at RESAAS. “They have been a pleasure to work with and I am excited for their agents to start taking advantage of RESAAS’ powerful referral engine.”

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17 Additional Brokerages Join RESAAS – The Real Estate Social Network™

RESAAS Services Inc., The Real Estate Social Network™, is pleased to welcome 17 new brokerages to the RESAAS Platform.

The addition of these brokerages represents a large number of agents in both Canada and the United States. Two Sotheby’s offices from the Greater Vancouver area have joined the Platform: Downtown and White Rock. Over the past three months, the following brokerages have also joined RESAAS: Exclusive Listings, JT Village Realty, Rod Aluisi Real Estate, MikkiMoves Real Estate, Century 21 Seaside, Bay Realty, Troop Real Estate, EverStar Realty, Lighthouse Realty, Brooks & Davis Real Estate, Casa Bella Realty Group, Better Homes and Gardens Niagara Premiere, The John King Team (Royal LePage), Russell Williams Real Estate, and ERA West Wind Real Estate.

All agents within each brokerage will receive a profile page on RESAAS and will have access to all of the platform’s features including the ability to upload listings, generate leads, engage in referrals and significantly expand their online presence. In addition, each brokerage will have its own exclusive firm feed to communicate privately with the members of their entire brokerage.

The vigorous adoption of the RESAAS Platform by various brokerages shows the strong appetite for a vertical-specific network built to help real estate agents and brokers generate more business.

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