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Tech Roundup: News from CoreLogic, WellStone, HomeActions

Tech Roundup: News from CoreLogic, WellStone, HomeActions

CoreLogic, a leading global property information, analytics and data-enabled solutions provider, announced two new members of the Alliance Network: ShowingTime® and Voiceter Pro®. The Alliance Network is an assembly of recommended third-party solutions that are deeply integrated with Matrix™, the real estate industry’s leading multiple listing platform.

ShowingTime is a showing management and market statistics solution used by over 250 multiple listing organizations across North America. Matrix users can directly access ShowingTime to easily schedule property showings and visualize local housing trends with custom MarketStats reports.

“Joining the CoreLogic Alliance Network was an easy decision for us,” said Scott Woodard, CEO of ShowingTime. “We deliver a highly integrated experience for ShowingTime users who also use CoreLogic products, adding even more value to our showing services and market stats solutions.”

Voiceter Pro is a voice-driven home search service that works with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant devices. With Voiceter Pro, CoreLogic Matrix users and their homebuyers can easily search for listings using the power of their voice.

“Over a billion people use Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant devices,” said Amy Gorce, principal of business development at CoreLogic. “The next generation of property search will be voice enabled, empowering real estate professionals and their clients to search for homes using the same voice technology they already use every day.”

“It’s exciting to watch the Alliance Network continue to grow,” added Chris Bennett, executive leader of Real Estate Solutions for CoreLogic. “Our clients look to us for technology that improves their subscribers’ lives. We are constantly researching and evaluating new solutions we think will complement our industry-leading platforms. We are thrilled to have ShowingTime and Voiceter Pro on board.”

WealthStone Forms New Real Estate Platform

WealthStone LLC announces the formation of its new real estate platform. The firm pursues a broad array of investment opportunities that meet the needs of domestic and international investors, whether they are seeking current income, capital appreciation or a combination of the two.

With over 20 years of legacy expertise, the organization invests in and develops traditional multifamily including specialized residential properties such as senior living and student housing, as well as office buildings, retail centers, industrial properties, hotels and self-storage facilities.

The firm’s focus is on assets in metropolitan areas with population of at least one million. Typical investments require between $10 million to $100 million in total capitalization per project, including prudent leverage. These assets are expected to provide a total annualized return of 10% to 12%, including an annual cash dividend of 5% to 8% to the equity invested in its projects.

WealthStone aims to allocate approximately $300 million of equity capital for an estimated $700 million of total investments in a variety of real estate ventures during its current deployment phase.

In a press release, WealthStone says it has democratized commercial real estate investing providing a growing global investor base of accredited high net worth individuals, family office, business organizations, endowments, foundations and wealth advisors, access to a diverse portfolio of quality commercial real estate assets.

Florida Brokerage Partners with HomeActions

Florida-based brokerage JP & Associates REALTORS has agreed to partner with digital marketing and lead-generation resource HomeActions.  HomeActions’ exclusive program provides contact database building, nurturing and insulation.

Starting out, HomeActions appears as an attractive and customized e-newsletter. In addition, the biweekly system delivers lead-generating “conversation starters” through its hyper-local content, widgets and predictive metrics.

Albert Clark, HomeActions president, commented on the agreement: “Nearly all agents know real estate is a numbers game. The more contacts we can make, the better we can nurture the relationships, and the better our numbers. That’s our core mission here at HomeActions.”

Mark Johnson, CEO of JP & Associates, added, “Our agents are staying busy, and any way we can help them do a better job at relationship building, while at the same time insulating and protecting their sphere, we are all for it.”

Johnson, when mentioning “insulating and protecting,” is referring to HomeActions’ exclusivity policy, where email addresses, once added by a professional, become exclusive to that professional.

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