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MetroList Partners with iHomefinder on Office Websites
MetroListPRO Websites Office Edition provides a feature-rich, cost-effective website solution for small and medium-sized real estate brokerages
Northern California (May 2, 2011) — MetroListPRO Websites Office Edition is the newest online marketing product available to MetroList broker subscribers who want an affordable, professional, and state-of-the-art web presence. Following the successful introduction of MetroListPRO Websites for real estate agents, the Office Edition offers small and medium-sized brokerages a great way to professionally showcase their agents and listings, generate new business, and be more competitive online.
MetroListPRO Websites Office Edition provides the full complement of functionality expected in a broker website, including robust MLS/IDX property search, office and agent showcase pages, and extensive lead generation tools. Each brokerage office can showcase its own listings, its agents, and its agents’ listings. Moreover, agents can capture and manage their own leads, while brokers can monitor and manage agent productivity with a set of lead management controls, reports and analytics.
“This is great news for real estate brokers who want a professional web presence at a reasonable cost,” said Bill Miller, Vice President of MetroList Services, Inc. “Broker/owners will be surprised by how easy it is to create a dynamic and professional-looking site with the Office Edition product. And we think they’ll love the premium features, such as WordPress blogs and mobile IDX sites.”
Office Edition websites are populated with real estate listing data directly from MetroList, the largest MLS in Northern California, and the most timely and reliable source for all active and sold property listings. Consumers can search these listings with an interactive map search tool and view galleries of sold properties, open homes, rentals, and REOs and short sales. In addition, brokers can easily showcase their own inventory of featured listings and highlight their agents’ areas of specialty. Proven lead generation tools include listing alert emails, a consumer property organizer, and multiple lead capture forms.
MetroListPRO Websites Office Edition is powered by iHomefinder, the leader in online real estate solutions for real estate professionals. “We believe that small and medium-sized real estate brokerages have often lacked good website solutions at a reasonable price,” said Alon Chaver, CEO of iHomefinder. “But now with MetroListPRO Websites Office Edition there’s a way for a modestly-sized broker to get a professional-looking IDX website at an extremely affordable price. They don’t have to pay thousands of dollars for a custom website, don’t have to settle for an unattractive site with poor support, and don’t have to be locked into a long term contract.”
Brokers can be online with an attractive new Office Edition website in as little as ten minutes. Agent information can be imported automatically from the MLS, and IDX licensing is automatic. Office Edition websites can also be customized in a number of ways; MetroList maintains a roster of qualified designers who can assist with customization. Pricing starts at just $89.95 per month, with no setup fees or long-term contracts. Interested brokers can view a demonstration website at http://anyhomes.metrolistpro.com.
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About MetroList Services, Inc.
MetroList Services Inc. is the largest multiple listing service in Northern California headquartered in Sacramento, the state’s capital. Formed in 1985 by the Sacramento Association of REALTORS®, the Placer County Association of REALTORS® and the El Dorado County Association of REALTORS®, MetroList’s ownership group has grown to include the Lodi Association of REALTORS® and the Yolo County Association of REALTORS®, and California Real Estate Brokers, Inc. MetroList acts as a seamless real estate information network serving more than 17,500 real estate professionals in seven counties: Sacramento, Placer, El Dorado, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Merced and Yolo.
About iHomefinder, Inc.
iHomefinder Inc. is a leading national provider of hosted online property search technology, serving thousands of real estate brokerages and real estate professionals in every major U.S. market. Using the IDX standard, iHomefinder displays timely and accurate MLS content in full compliance with the local rules of over 150 MLSs. iHomefinder also provides MLS licensing, compliance and technology services to hundreds of web design and online marketing companies, as well as brokerages, technology vendors, Associations, and MLSs. Privately held and headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1997, iHomefinder maintains collaborative relationships with hundreds of innovative companies serving the real estate industry. Learn more at http://www.ihomefinder.com.