We’ve Moved Our Blog to Our New Domain!

March 19, 2013

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Hey Enterprise Network blog followers! We’re happy to announce that we’ve migrated our blog to our new domain on independentre.com. It is our goal that the new site will encourage and increase engagement within the Real Estate Industry.

Last month at the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World Annual Conference, we conducted a usability study on the best placement for blog components. We then used these results to determine the final design for The Enterprise Network blog! The new blog design has a clean and modern look with easy access to important calls-to-action including subscribing to our blog, social sharing and more.

Our new blog can be found at www.independentre.com/blog and will contain all future posts. Meanwhile, you can still access previous posts on the old URL (where you are now) for the time being.

For readers who have subscribed to our blog through our RSS feed or by email, be sure to subscribe on our new blog to stay up-to-date on the latest real estate technology news!

Thank you and we appreciate your patience as we make this transition.

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Enterprise Network Members Recognized at Leading RE’s Annual Conference

March 7, 2013

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We know the commitment our members make to staying on top in their market and we’re ecstatic when they are recognized for their efforts. We’re proud to announce that many of our members left Vegas with awards from last week’s Leading Real Estate Companies of the World’s Annual Conference. Below you will find a complete list of Enterprise Network award winners.

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Ebby Halliday Companies Close $4.8 Billion in Sales in 2012

March 4, 2013

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PRESS RELEASE–The final sales for 2012 have been tallied at the Ebby Halliday Companies, and the results are impressive.

Associates of the Ebby Halliday Companies, which includes Ebby Halliday Realtors and Dave Perry-Miller & Associates, closed $4.8 billion in real estate sales in 2012. That marks the second-highest annual sales ever for the company.

Since 2000, the Ebby Halliday Companies have averaged more than $4 billion in sales per year, despite the real estate downturn of the mid-2000s.

“That kind of consistently exceptional performance reflects our associates’ true professionalism, hard work and dedication to providing exemplary service to their clients that is deeply appreciated by both our clients and the company’s management,” says Mary Frances Burleson, president and CEO of the Ebby Halliday Companies. “As good as 2012 was, 2013 is truly starting with a bang.”

Burleson says many real estate experts are very positive in their projections for 2013, and expect that: (more…)

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McGuire Real Estate Releases Mobile Apps

February 26, 2013

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McGuire Real Estate is the latest Enterprise Network member to release their mobile apps for both Android and iPhone devices!

These apps are free to the public and allow customers to easily search for homes in the San Francisco Bay Area while on-the-go. Search features available on the apps include Journey Search, Perimeter Search and Scope Search (our augmented reality search tool).

Other features of the apps include:

  • Automatic syncing to customer account
  • Enhanced search forms and quick search links
  • Detailed property information consistent with brokerage website
  • Easy access to property photos through our image gallery
  • A Help Tour to guide new users through all app features

The launch of these apps provides customers yet another medium for engaging with their brand. With mobile traffic on the rise, this is becoming an important factor in McGuire’s online presence. More information on McGuire’s new apps can be found by visiting the Apple Store or Google Play.

About McGuire Real Estate
McGuire Real Estate has been serving the San Fransisco Bay Area since 1919 and has been an integral part of the local community. With a focus on exceptional customer service and providing access to technology that makes the homebuying process more efficient, McGuire has distinguished themselves from the competition over the years. Employing one-third of the top real estate agents in the area, McGuire also has a strong team of experts behind their brand, ensuring they exceed expectations with every customer interaction.

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Usability Study During Leading RE’s Networking Night Feb. 26

February 21, 2013

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Don’t miss us next Tuesday, February 26th at Leading Real Estate Companies of the World’s Networking Night. We’ll be at booth #811 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm conducting a usability study on blog design!

Through Tobii’s eye tracking system, we’ll collect quantitative data to determine the best placement of share buttons, categories and other important calls-to-action for content sharing. Once we evaluate the data, we will make the results available for all participants to start implementing on their own blog as well.

These finding will also help guide future blog designs for Enterprise Network member sites and our own blog! Based on the results from this study, we will be giving our blog a makeover and migrating it to our new site, independentre.com!

This usability study is the latest of many we have conducted over the years. As the first in the Real Estate Industry to use Tobii’s eye tracking technology, we use the information we collect to ensure our sites are the most user-friendly in the industry and continue to to meet the demands of our customers.

Stay updated on the progress of the usability test and our findings by following us on Facebook.

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