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(Toronto) -– Jan. 29, 2013 – WebsiteBox -- a real estate industry upstart that provides complete, hosted websites to real estate professionals for a one-time payment of $99 -- has today acquired RealtySoft.com from its parent Atigana, Inc., of Toronto.
WebsiteBox recently premiered -- at Inman’s 2013 Real Estate Connect conference in New York -- three do-it-all $99 real estate website packages that agents, teams, and offices can use to build real estate websites that help them showcase properties, manage customer relationships and provide mobile-friendly site access to their clientele. The company’s value offerings were quickly labelled by the Real Estate Marketing Insider as the Web Marketing Story of the Week.
RealtySoft.com, also based in Toronto, has developed high-value, low-cost web marketing tools for North American agents and brokers since 2008. Prior to the acquisition of RealtySoft.com, WebsiteBox licensed Internet Data Exchange/Multiple Listing Service (IDX/MLS) from RealtySoft.com.
“The acquisition of RealtySoft ensures that we can offer both the best value and best full-service offering in the real estate website arena,” said WebsiteBox founder Kurt D. Lynn. “We look forward to integrating them into our overall mission of providing real value to the Realtor.”
RealtySoft.com founder Peyman Aleagha said that existing RealtySoft.com customers will be offered the opportunity to migrate to WebsiteBox if they choose but may continue with their current services.
Aleagha will transition to the CEO role in WebsiteBox while Lynn will continue as Chairman.
WebsiteBox $99 Do-It-All™ Websites Available Now
For a single payment of $99, real-estate professionals in the U.S. and Canada can purchase a professional, world-class, mobile-friendly website, with ready-to-publish real estate content, full IDX integration with their local MLS associations, lead capture and customer-relationship management (CRM), an email address, and perpetual 24/7 website hosting. Versions are available for agents, teams, and offices.
In each version, realtors can configure their websites to be a general-purpose real estate site, or select content for making single property sites, neighborhood sites, commercial real estate sites, rental sites, condo sites, and property management sites. WebsiteBox is available now, and can be ordered and installed online in less than 30 minutes. Custom domain names, additional email addresses, drip email-marketing campaigns, and other extras are available for a nominal added fee.
Toronto-based WebsiteBox is a new private company founded in 2012 by a group of technology professionals determined to establish a new value point in the real estate industry. Led by serial entrepreneur Kurt Lynn, the WebsiteBox value offerings now provide the best value point available in North American real estate. The company website has more information at http://www.websitebox.com/.
(New York) -- Inman News Conference Start-up Alley – Jan. 16, 2013 – For a single payment of $99, real estate professionals in the U.S. and Canada can now purchase a sharp, attractive, mobile-friendly website, with ready-to-publish content, full MLS Integration with their local MLS associations (IDX), lead capture and customer-relationship management (CRM), an all-in-one control panel, an email address, and perpetual 24/7 website hosting. The new service is from WebsiteBox, an Internet start-up in Toronto.
WebsiteBox offers three $99 real-estate website packages for agents, teams, and brokers. In each version, users can configure a mobile-friendly real-estate website, or choose content to address their real-estate specialties, such as making single property sites, neighborhood sites, commercial real estate sites, rental sites, condo sites, and property-management sites.
The new product and price point from WebsiteBox has the potential to “upset the apple cart,” and signals the commoditization of real estate website technology, according to Kurt D Lynn, the company’s chief executive.
“In every other industry,” Lynn says, “Website technology sells for a fraction of the price that the real estate agent or broker has been asked to pay. We thought it was about time someone offered an appropriate price for good-looking, mobile-friendly sites for U.S. and Canadian real-estate professionals.”
Equivalent services from WebsiteBox competitors are priced between $100 and $1500 per year just for the website, according to recent industry data from the National Association of Realtors. Other features -- like IDX, or CRM -- typically cost extra.
“That’s tantamount to price gouging,” says Lynn, “But there’s no need for real estate professionals to get their pockets picked now that there’s WebsiteBox. We deploy modern Internet technology, customize it to conform to real estate requirements, and sell it at a fair price. It’s no small irony that, simply by doing what’s typical in other markets, we’ll be the value leader in the real estate world.”
The company expects its low price to accelerate the way websites are used in the real estate marketplace. “At $99, agents now can afford to have a single-property website for any listing in their portfolio. For brokers, the $99 price tag, together with the collaborative CRM built into each website, will allow every agent in the brokerage to have a personalized website,” says Lynn.
The WebsiteBox Do-It-All Websites for Real-Estate Professionals are available now and can be ordered and installed online in less than 30 minutes. Like any typical website hosting, each WebsiteBox website can be accessorized with personalized domains, additional email addresses, drip email-marketing campaigns, and other applications for a very nominal added cost.
Toronto-based WebsiteBox was founded in 2012 by a group of technology professionals determined to establish a new value point in the real estate industry. Led by lifelong entrepreneur Kurt Lynn, WebsiteBox changes the game in real estate website technology. The company website has more information at http://www.websitebox.com/.
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Toronto-based WebsiteBox was founded in 2012 by a group of technology professionals determined to establish a new value point in the real-estate industry. Led by lifelong entrepreneur Kurt Lynn, WebsiteBox changes the game in real-estate website technology. For more information please visit WebsiteBox.com or download product images and documents below.