The Minnesota brokerage is the country’s largest RE/MAX franchise, bringing the highest sales volume
TRIBUS, a provider of custom technology solutions for real estate brokerages, has launched the fully custom web platform for RE/MAX Results (www.results.net).
In selecting a new website partner, RE/MAX Results was looking for a completely custom website that would be different from any other website in America. In addition to the custom design, the company was specifically seeking core functionality in map-based data overlays that would display important consumer information like school districts. The TRIBUS platform includes a fully custom website; IDX search capabilities; CRM and lead routing systems; real estate Coach; email marketing suite; integrations with multiple third-party vendors, and more products. RE/MAX Results also receives TRIBUS’ peerless Concierge support services.
“We are very excited about our new partnership with TRIBUS!” said RE/MAX Results COO Brenda Tushaus. “There are a lot of great broker platforms out there, however, RE/MAX Results is not a ‘one size fits all’ company. The TRIBUS custom-built WordPress platform with nearly limitless system integrations provides us everything we’ve been searching for in a broker back office and agent-website solution. Our customers, the agents, are thrilled with the flexibility and ease-of-use of their personal websites and the support.”
RE/MAX Results has now converted to an open-architecture across both their front-end website and their back-end application. The site can plug and play WordPress extensions and updates seamlessly, and all of the MLS data, customer record data, and agent record data support two-way API integrations with the applications used by RE/MAX Results agents. All agents now have access to the RE/MAX Results co-branded agent websites that also allow some customization. Tech-savvy agents are already familiar with the WordPress content management platform and have the flexibility to shape their website as they like. However, the biggest addition coming from TRIBUS is their Concierge support, which allows the company and its agents to get training or development services 11 hours a day.
“This is a great partnership,” said TRIBUS Vice President of Product Katie Ragusa. “Working with the RE/MAX team has really allowed us to do what we do best — focus on the user experience and overall ease-of-use of the site. The components of the site that stand out to me are the IDX search pages, with an innovative and extremely mobile-friendly map search. The other great part of this site is all of the data it delivers, inside a very simple looking interface: school attendance zone polygon search, points of interest, mortgage calculators, market updates and much more still to come in future releases.”
TRIBUS is an agile development shop. This release for RE/MAX Results represents the first step at delivering a solid core of functionality. The best is yet to come! TRIBUS will be tuning the website to enhance search engine optimization, integrate more API-driven functionality, and extend the platform functionality.
RE/MAX Results represents the strategy of TRIBUS to focus on delivering custom solutions to the nation’s largest real estate firms. According to RealTrends Rankings, RE/MAX Results is the 11thlargest brokerage in America with more 22,691 transactions in 2016, ranking 20th in transaction volume with $5.798 Billion.
“Large firms are special in their needs,” said TRIBUS CEO Eric Stegemann. “They should not be using any type of broker in a box solution used by dozens or hundreds of other companies.” Stegemann is currently in discussions with a number of other large firms who wish to express their technology capabilities as a center of excellence for consumers and agents.
RE/MAX Results operates out of the Twin Cities, St. Cloud, Rochester, Duluth/Superior, Mankato and Western Wisconsin markets. The brokerage has grown to over 38 offices and more than 1,100 Sales Executives, making it the largest and most productive RE/MAX franchise in the United States.
TRIBUS (www.TRIBUSgroup.com) was founded in 2009 by CEO & Director of Strategy Stegemann, and provides both fully custom and semi-custom websites for real estate brokerages. The company has offices in Chicago, Illinois, and Denver, Colorado. RE/MAX Results is led by Owner John Collopy, CEO and Managing Broker Lynn Foulke and COO Tushaus.