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I took one of the riders with me to ‘wow’ some potential sellers. They loved it! The seller said, ‘This is slick.’

Elizabeth Vasti, Coldwell Banker:

Elizabeth Vasti

Dear Carol,

Just a quick note to encourage you as you market your virtual agent riders:

About a month ago, I bought five of the riders, just to try them.  At first, I wasn’t getting any calls, but now the buyers have started calling.  In one week, I had five inquiries on only two riders.  Of the five, I was able to put two buyers into my Listingbook account.

Today, I took one of the riders with me to “wow” some potential sellers.  They loved it!  The seller said, “This is slick.”  That was before I showed him how his name and phone number showed up on my phone immediately.

I wish you all the best as you market this great tool!  I love virtual agent.

Sincerely,

Elizabeth

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Jim had a prospect call him off the rider and they are working with him exclusively for a $200,000 purchase

Sue Flaig, Coldwell Banker, Florida:

Carol, once again, thank you for the extra effort you gave my agents yesterday.  I thought you’d enjoy a little story.  Jim Chapman, new agent (experienced in sales in other fields previously) subscribed to Virtual Agent the first time you presented to my Clearwater group.  He’s the one I told the story about to the Tarpon group… he was so excited and wanted to show me what a super tool it was and did demonstrate it for me.  Well, the attached message came with a photo of the For Sale sign with the 866 rider attached to it (his first listing already under contract in less than 25 days).  Jim had had a prospect call him off the rider, he has ‘captured’ them and they are working with him exclusively for a $200,000 purchase.

How’s that for a success story!

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[As a listing tool, Virtual Agent] sealed the deal in the face of three competitors

Robert Fling, Lyon Real Estate:

I thought that I would share my first listing presentation using Virtual Agent. As I conclude my listing presentation I close with my “11 unique reasons you should list with me”. I now have number 12 as the closer: the Virtual Agent demo.

This was a 60 something tech savvy client that was blown away with the potential of reaching and capturing mobile enhanced buyers in favor of just the use of passive flyers. I used portions of your presentation and then showed him how it works. It sealed the deal in the face of three competitors.

This was especially potent because this home is in a gated community and the sign will be outside the gate at a convenient location for viewing for all.

As another anecdote, one seller asked me if I had any new marketing ideas for 2010 that would get us more showings. I am going to use Virtual Agent to not only address that point but also to prompt a price reduction. I have baited the hook and am waiting for my review meeting with them.

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I encouraged her to take a [Virtual Agent] sign with her to use in her presentation. She wound up getting the listing.

Brianne Hill, Marketing Coordinator, Coldwell Banker:

As I mentioned before, I had an agent who was going to a listing presentation the next day for a couple that was interviewing four agents from different companies. I encouraged her to take a Coldwell banker connect sign with her to use in her presentation. She wound up getting the listing. I definitely believe that a part of that was her ability to show how tech savvy Coldwell banker is and how we’re on top of the market.

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The future of Real Estate

From an article in USA Today, October 1, 2009 issue regarding technology and how it has brought dramatic changes to the way we choose to communicate:

We Facebook, Tweet, Skype and yes, we Text. Boy, do we text. Text messages rose from 10 billion in 2005 to 110 billion in 2008. That’s 100 billion more text in just three years.

What a powerful stat telling us how people wish to communicate via text. This leads me to why real estate agents should utilize the power of texts in their everyday business. Virtual Agent provides texts to buyers’ cell phones in a cost effective way. Buyers want to know the price of a home before they’re ready to talk to an agent or make an appointment to go through the home. All the potential buyer has to do is call or text in and enter a code and Virtual Agent will send them an instant text notifying them of price, number of bedroom, bathrooms and a link to view inside photos of the home. As real time leads come in off their 800 number sign riders, agents will also have the ability to send out text message blasts to all their captured leads notifying the buyer of price reductions or other incentives to entice them to call for an appointment by the click of a button. This saves time and money for both the agent and potential buyer.

Virtual Agent is the future of real estate! Can you say “no more flyers?”  Thousands of real estate agents across the country have.

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Virtual Agent & Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage – Utah

We’ve worked hard to create new white label capabilities for our clients.  Here is the latest accomplishment from my team.  Our friends in Utah are off and running with a fully customized, white labeled version of Virtual Agent.

Here is an excerpt from the press release.  To read the entire article, visit http://www.pr.com/press-release/136937

Sandy, UT, March 07, 2009 –(PR.com)– Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Utah’s leading provider of real estate services, announced today that it is pioneering a new marketing platform that delivers property information—text descriptions, photos and video—instantly to a consumer’s cell phone or mobile device.

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Where is your next client? Next to their mobile phones!

Cell phones are becoming much more than phones. They are web browsers, MP3 players, contact managers, planners and all around robust communication devices.  Some of the statistics are just amazing. Did you know, there are over 250 million cell phone users in the United States?

The way we all us our cell phones is evolving quickly! Each year an increasing number use their cell phone to connect to the Internet, check email and more. So many of us today are using our cell phones to gather information, and this is sure to increase.

When you consider all of this, ask yourself what you or your company are doing to get your property information to the cell phone of home buyers and sellers. How would you like to send property information out to potential buyers by TEXT MESSGAGE? Have you stopped to notice the massive increase in text messaging?

How would you like to be able to send INTERIOR PHOTOS and VIRTUAL TOURS of your properties out to the cell phones?  Check out Virtual Agent! Virtual Agent is an innovative lead generation tool using the latest in mobile technology.

What I’m seeing now in this market, is a major push to save time and money. But not at the expense of neglecting new business.  In today’s climate prospecting needs to be efficient, produce results and lead to actual closings.  If you agree with that, do yourself a favor and discover what Virtual Agent can do for you and your business. 

With Virtual Agent, you can replace your traditional paper flyer with the Virtual Agent rider sign and save yourself time and money.  More importantly, you’ll find that you generate quality leads that lead to increased closings, all while building a very intimate prospecting list.  You will also find that Virtual Agent is a powerful tool to include in your arsenal when prospecting potential sellers.  With Virtual Agent potential home buyers are able to interact with the home while they are driving past the property using the one tool that tends to always be on your person, the mobile phone.  Your clients and potential customers are always on the go.  With Virtual Agent, you can keep them where you want them… in your pocket.

Will Cooper – Your fellow Realtor for over 18 years.

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