zavvie and EasyKnock partner to offer innovative bridge option
Unlike a traditional bridge loan that allows homeowners to buy a new home before they sell their current one, EasyKnock purchases the home, unlocking equity for the consumer to buy their next home contingency-free and to have more control on their move timeline.
EasyKnock is the first technology-enabled residential sale-leaseback company that helps homeowners sell their home without moving. Their MoveAbility program helps homeowners planning on moving in the near-term realize the value of their home immediately. Customized sale-leaseback programs are available for single-family homes, townhomes, and condominiums.
Headquartered in New York City and Charlotte, North Carolina, EasyKnock currently provides its innovative products to homeowners across the country. zavvie is offering EasyKnock as part of its Offer Optimizer brokerage solution.
ActivePipe unveils SmartMatch
ActivePipe, the nation’s leading email marketing solution for real estate companies and teams, announced today the rollout of Smart Match, a new feature that takes property matching to the next level. The enhanced algorithm combines the nuances of ActivePipe’s proprietary insights with their client preferences to surface property matches ranked by relevance.
“Smart Match shows how ActivePipe is using valuable data insights to enhance the experience for both the agent and most importantly, their clients,” said Mike Feller, chief revenue officer at ActivePipe. “It’s features like these that continue to make ActivePipe one of the most valuable tools for real estate agents, because it not only saves them valuable time, and identifies key opportunities, it removes the fear of sending identical emails to clients.”
ActivePipe has also recently announced a new feature that displays individuals users’ technology integrations. This feature allows users to see their integrated tech vendors and the last time they synced, further adding to the value of integration including and a single-truth CRM and property feeds.
Real Estate Program RealSureTM Launches with New Features to Improve Home Seller Experience
Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE: RLGY), the largest full-service residential real estate services company in the United States, and Home Partners of America, a residential real estate investment and management company, today announced the launch of updates to real estate program RealSure that focus on providing more choices for home sellers. The new and improved RealSure program is now available in Colorado Springs and Denver, Colorado; Tampa, Florida; and Austin and Dallas, Texas for home sellers who have a qualified property and work with a participating real estate agent affiliated with Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate, CENTURY 21®, Coldwell Banker®, ERA® or Sotheby’s International Realty®.
RealSure, originally piloted in October 2019, was designed to get to the bottom of the two questions consumers most often have when selling their home – what is the best price I can achieve in the market, and should I wait to look for my next home until my current residence sells? Combined with the expert guidance of a Realogy affiliated agent from one of its well-known brands, RealSure solves for this uncertainty with its two defining programs:
“We’re very pleased to be partnered with Realogy and their affiliated agents to deliver updates and new tools to sellers, buyers and agents through RealSure, allowing them to move forward with both certainty and flexibility during these uncertain times,” said Bill Young, chief executive officer of Home Partners of America.
For more information on RealSure, please visit www.RealSure.com.
“The tools, programs and resources Better Homes and Garden Real Estate offers will be critical in boosting the productivity of our agents and helping them to build successful businesses. We were also drawn to the BHGRE brand because it has automatic name recognition and fits our values where home and family matter so much. Moses Lake has grown dramatically, and we are no longer just a stopover. We continue to have people move here from the west side of the state to get away from crowds of Seattle, along with those from California.”
Jason Hall, Broker/Owner, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Gary Mann Realty
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, Australia and New Zealand.
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.
Guru Solutions Launches Brokerage Onboarding Module
Guru Solutions is excited to announce the release of the most advanced onboarding and recruiting module on the market, allowing brokerages to recruit, hire and retain agents through smart-logic automation. And in an era of social distancing, the virtual program is the ideal solution for today’s broker.
Proven to help new hires adjust to their roles as they learn the behaviors and skills needed to be a successful, Guru’s onboarding module shepherds, steers and fosters new agents, which in turn helps keep them on the team. Figures released by UrbanBound show a standard onboarding program increases retention by 50 percent.
Here is how it works: The broker creates the work flow in the new module that he or she uses to recruit, hire and retain agents, which in turn builds a custom onboarding program. The retention mechanism keeps new hires in the loop, making the agent feel like part of the team right away.
Founded in 1999 to revolutionize a successful real estate brokerage in Virginia, Guru Solutions offers Back Office and Transaction Management solutions to fully automate any real estate brokerage. For more information, visit https://guru-solutions.com.
Announcing the Launch of DocuWalk, a Blockchain-Based ‘Virtual Negotiating Room’ and Secure Document Management Platform
As millions around the world face the new normal of conducting routine business virtually and working remotely, the new user-friendly blockchain-based platform DocuWalkTM launched today with its innovative virtual negotiating and collaboration room. The subscription-based technology service allows all types of businesses to store documents, negotiate transactions and finalize contracts in a transparent, blockchain-secure online ecosystem.
DocuWalk is the latest platform from the leading blockchain Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) company ShelterZoom®. The DocuWalk platform reduces layers of facilitation in the document, contracting and transaction process by turning documents into easily accessible intelligent assets that are stored in a secure space which can easily be collaborated on or shared in real time, with privacy top-of-mind. With DocuWalk, the world now has a fully integrated, fast communication, document and contract management platform they can trust. A brief 60 second video demonstration of how the platform works can be found here.
There are a variety of subscription-based packages available for DocuWalk users, including a free basic version that includes a blockchain signature. For the virtual negotiating room and expanded capabilities, monthly packages range from $9-19 per month, including options for enterprise entities. All DocuWalk contracts can be signed with blockchain-based security.
Organizations can also license the platform for their proprietary use, giving them a jump start in using ShelterZoom’s patented blockchain-based technology with a minimum upfront cost.
To create a FREE DocuWalk account or to find out more information on ShelterZoom and its latest expanded platform, please visit www.docuwalk.com.
Lone Wolf and Adwerx join forces to provide simple access to digital ads for real estate
Lone Wolf Technologies (“Lone Wolf”) is pleased to announce that Adwerx has joined Marketplace, Lone Wolf’s selection of curated tech partnerships for its transaction management solutions, Transactions (zipForm Edition) and Transactions (TransactionDesk Edition). This new offering will bring targeted ad programs for real estate brokers and agents into Transactions (zipForm Edition), the national transaction management member benefit in the U.S.
Adwerx provides real estate professionals with industry-specific solutions for targeted digital advertising, including zip code targeting, listing ads, awareness ads and more. With effortless automation and access, the Adwerx platform allows agents to create and launch hyper-targeted and personalized ads that adhere to digital branding best practices. These solutions are incredibly popular in the real estate industry today, with over 200,000 users and over 15 billion ad impressions on record.
With this integration, agents will be able to access their franchise, brokerage, or personal Adwerx accounts directly from within Transactions (zipForm Edition), giving them a unique connection between their transactions solution and ad campaigns and helping them become the real estate professional everyone knows and recognizes in their local market.
Adwerx joins dozens of other leading technology companies as partners in the Lone Wolf Marketplace, including RamQuest, RentSpree, Earnnest, eCommission, Updater, PrestoIntelligence, and EyeSpy360. Marketplace is rapidly expanding the selection of world-class digital tools for real estate available, with new partners joining every week. Agents can access Marketplace for free, and only need a login for their local, state, or national transaction management member benefit to connect these additional services.
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.
Zillow Launches New Digital Tools for Safer, Easier Home Shopping
The coronavirus pandemic has accelerated the development, rollout and adoption of real estate technology that makes it safer to shop for a home. These digital tools are advancing the future of home shopping, driven by buyers who want an easier, more convenient way to move.
This summer, Zillow® is bringing its innovative self-tour feature to all Zillow-owned homes. It allows shoppers and agents to use the Zillow app to unlock and tour an unoccupied for-sale home on their timeline, minimizing person-to-person contact. While piloting the feature in Phoenix, self-tour homes sold six days faster than homes without the feature.
Zillow accelerated the rollout of self-tour technology to help shoppers and agents follow social-distancing recommendations and feel safe while touring a home in person. A Zillow survey1 found a majority of U.S. adults (55%) say they’re less comfortable touring an occupied home during the current coronavirus outbreak.
Zillow is also augmenting its popular 3D Home virtual tours with floor plans that include room dimensions to help shoppers better understand the layout of a home and quickly visualize how their furniture would fit in the space. In the coming months, Zillow-owned homes for sale in all 24 Zillow Offers markets will feature a custom digital floor plan. In the future, the automated floor plan generator could be a feature on all homes for sale with a 3D Home virtual tour on the Zillow platform.
A For more information visit zillow.com/report