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Professionals Real Estate Group stepping into U.S., utilizing Virtual Agent

Australian real estate company Professionals Real Estate Group is expanding operations into the United States and has partnered up with Virtual Agent to offer its agents a full scale mobile solution.

Read more in this article from The Australian:

Bold step into homes of the brave as Glyn Morgan leads Professionals Group into the US

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Press Release: VIRTUAL AGENT ANNOUNCES LAUNCH OF NEW MOBILE TECHNOLOGY FOR PRUDENTIAL UTAH REAL ESTATE

Prudential Utah Real Estate Answers Consumer Demands with New Mobile Technology for the
Home Buying and Selling Process

SALT LAKE CITY, UT – June 8th, 2011 – Prudential Utah Real Estate is the latest in a number of large real estate organizations to enroll the services of Virtual Agent™ and its mobile marketing and communications platform. With over 400 real estate agents, Prudential Utah Real Estate is the largest brokerage by sales dollar volume in the state of Utah.

“With the movement toward prevalence with Smartphone usage by consumers,” says Steve Roney, chief executive officer of Prudential Utah Real Estate. “We are providing another valuable benefit to our real estate agent’s current and prospective home buyers and sellers.”

Virtual Agent developed customized voice, text and QR Code mobile marketing technology for the brokerage. Tom Roney, director of marketing and communications for Prudential Utah Real Estate, explains that Virtual Agent is an integral addition to their existing enterprise technology platform. The Virtual Agent platform provides a quick and easy way to integrate mobile marketing and communication services with existing real estate technology systems.

Prudential Utah Real Estate agents can now incorporate text messaging, automated phone calls and QR Codes (unique graphic codes similar in function to a barcode) into various marketing materials such as property signs, print advertisements and brochures. When a consumer interacts with the marketing, they are driven to view content such as virtual tours and property listing details on their mobile phone.

“Mobile technology fulfills the consumer desire to get the information they want, when they want it,”
states Will Cooper, chief executive officer of Virtual Agent.

Virtual Agent is a leading mobile technology provider for major real estate brokerages throughout the United States. The Virtual Agent Platform provides the foundation for real estate organizations to launch mobile marketing and recruiting solutions that span across a range of mobile technologies, including text messaging, mobile web, automated voice (IVR), QR and Microsoft Tags, mobile video and mobile applications for the iOS and Android mobile operating systems.

For more information about Virtual Agent, visit www.VirtualAgentConnect.com, and for more
information about Prudential Utah Real Estate, visit www.pru-utah.com.

About Virtual Agent

Virtual Agent is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah with additional team members in California, Arizona, Michigan and Florida and is recognized as a leading mobile technology provider for prominent real estate brands in the United States and Canada. Virtual Agent is founded by seasoned veterans in both the mobile and real estate industries and has been deploying technology solutions across a range of customers and industries. This experience has enabled Virtual Agent to amass a unique set of technology assets and expertise that make it well positioned to offer enterprise grade mobile solutions for the world’s largest real estate brands. For more information, visit www.VirtualAgentConnect.com.

About Prudential Utah Real Estate

After 35 years of award-winning success, Prudential Utah Real Estate continues to out-perform the local competition while relentlessly seeking ways to improve its legendary customer service. With 20 offices along the Wasatch Front and in Park City, Prudential Utah is the local market leader and is also ranked 14th amongst all Prudential Real Estate Affiliates (PREA) nationwide. Prudential Utah received the coveted 2010 Pinnacle, Gibraltar Circle and Round Table awards from PREA. For additional information, please visit www.Pru-Utah.com. Prudential Utah Real Estate is an independently owned and operated member of Prudential Real Estate Affiliates, a full-service residential and commercial real estate network with nearly 1,940 franchise offices and more than 62,000 sales professionals throughout the United States
and Canada.

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Virtual Agent – Rismedia Article

http://rismedia.com/2006-08-01/virtual-agent-gives-real-estate-professionals-an-extra-edge/

Virtual Agent Gives Real Estate Professionals an Extra Edge

Marketing tool provides real estate professionals with instant property data

RISMEDIA, August 2, 2006

An innovative web-based marketing tool is providing Realtors? and other real estate professionals in Las Vegas and around the country with instant property data to potential clients.

Known as Virtual Agent, the service, introduced by Las Vegas-based SkyWire Media, Inc., is also easy to use. The Virtual Agent platform lets buyers choose the information they want ? and how they want it delivered to them from a standard, automated telephone prompt.

When a consumer dials (866) 831-8621 – SkyWire Media?s toll free phone number – they are prompted to enter a property code (punch in 123 after dialing the toll-free number to hear a demo). The property code, in conjunction with the toll free phone number, can be used on Virtual Agent rider yard signs as well as in print and web advertisements. The Virtual Agent system will then deliver the property information, including up to six photographs to the potential homebuyer?s mobile phone.

Buyers can also take advantage of several other Virtual Agent system options. These include the ability to listen to a detailed description of the property, listen to agent recorded remarks about the property, as well as requesting to be immediately transferred to the agent?s phone for additional information or to schedule an appointment.

Key advantages for real estate professionals include:

Receive email as well as text message notifications of new activity on properties

The notifications provide detailed information on the potential homebuyer, which results in more credible leads

Users can log in to an online account at wwwskywireva.com to review leads, order new yard signs, archive sold properties and more.

Virtual Agent utilizes both SMS text messaging and IVR technologies that help enhance the marketing potential for real estate agents. Anytime real estate professionals have an active buyer accessing a Virtual Agent-enabled listing, they are notified either via mobile SMS, email, or both. It automates the pre-sales experience so the agent can spend more time closing deals. Virtual Agent also dynamically creates web page feature sheets for each listing.

The service is cost-effective for users, eliminating paper flyers that are expensive and generally provide a low number of leads.

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