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Check out the article below from RISMedia to learn about how Virtual Agent has integrated with Obeo to offer a robust mobile marketing solution that complements Obeo’s powerful interactive real estate tools:
Dirk Zeller, a very well known and respected Real Estate coach and author, has written a new article on mobile marketing featuring the Virtual Agent platform. Check it out below and be sure to try the demo at the end of the article!
Click here to learn more about Dirk Zeller and Real Estate Champions.
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.
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
Robin Kaplan, Coldwell Banker, California:
Good Morning John,
I wanted to thank you for introducing our office to a fabulous new marketing product that has already generated business for me.
Virtual Agent was able to convert a seller who was going to list with my competition the day it was presented at our office meeting. Right after our meeting I sent an email to this client asking them to test drive the product using the virtual agents demo site. They were so impressed with this unique marketing tool, they immediately called me to let me know they were listing with me right away.
These sellers could see that this marketing tool provided excellent quality photos instantly to their cell phone and allowed me to capture the buyers contact info unlike conventional flyers on the sign.
I’m impressed with the cost of Virtual Agent vs color flyers that disappear from the sign box without the ability to stay connected to the buyers who take them.
I’m loving Virtual Agent and looking forward to beating out my competition again!
PS…This listing went pending in 7 days!!!
John Leles, Coldwell Banker Managing Broker:
Your presentation was fantastic. The Virtual agent is incredible, and definitely a listing tool. I am so excited that a lot of my agents immediately signed up with your company. I really see a vision of this being huge for the agents even the ones working with buyers. I was very impressed with being able to tract all of the text message and hits onto my site. If I was back into sales this would definitely be the tool for me to have. I know many more of my agents will sign up for this great program. I really believe that the sky is the limit to how many leads you can generate.
Thank you again Scott for such a great presentation of a great tool.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.