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Tiny Market Share Isn’t Stopping Twitter Marketers

The latest US-based figures from Hitwise show Twitter is the fourth most popular online social network with a tiny market share of just over one percent.

NAR Finds Agents Quickly Going Social

US real estate agents are leaning heavily on email and many are taking up the social media challenge, according to the National Association of Realtors’ latest survey.

Webby Nominees Want Your Votes

The annual Webby Awards are on again and this year’s real estate nominees are hungry for your votes to land them the coveted People’s Voice award.

SureDocs Expands Service for Agents

a la mode, the US-based company behind the TourNarrator iPhone app for home tours, is expanding its “SureDocs” e-signature system to offer a version designed specifically for real estate agents.

New Facebook App from vFlyer

US online marketing service vFlyer has jumped on the Facebook bandwagon this week with the release of a new listings promotion application.

Mobile Apps, Created by You

Mobile’s momentum continues to build this month with the release of another search application and a collection of new app creation options emerging for smaller players.

New Mapping Product Launched

US company Digital Map Products, which lists redfin.com, zillow.com, and trulia.com amongst its clients, has released a new mapping tool that visualises how home prices change over time.

The product, dubbed SpatialStream, animates property price fluctuations as colours on a map, changing from green to red as prices fluctuate. The company says this is an easy way to show what would otherwise be thousands of separate data points on a spreadsheet.

realtown.com Reaches 150,000 Users

realtown.com, a US online community that aims to cover all things real estate, has now passed the 150,000 registered users mark. Its current total is 153,858 member, which puts it slightly short of activerain.com’s total of 168,099 members.

realtytrac.com Goes Social

US foreclosure marketplace realtytrac.com has introduced a social media element to encourage discussion amongst users.

RealtyTrac Community, which is free to join, covers topics such as buying, selling, home values, investing, and realtytrac.com features.

realtytrac.com says visitors can seek out local real estate experts and ask questions on neighbourhoods, schools, market conditions, financing, and foreclosure activity.

Looking for Realtors to Test a New Application – ListGlobally

The team at Classified AdVentures (owners of Property Ad Guru) has been working hard on a new product called ListGlobally. This application allows agents to advertise their listings on market leading property portals around the world.

For example, an agent in the US or Australia can up load a listing and have it appear in the international section of such market leading sites as Rightmove in the UK, Enormo, Immobiliare in Italy, and Immobilienscout24 in Germany. Over the coming months ListGlobally will be adding more partners to its distribution list.

Not only is this a great way to promote your listings to an international audience, it is also a great tool to differentiate yourself from your competitors when marketing to potential sellers.

If you would like to be a guinea pig and help us test the application for free, just go to www.listglobally.com and click the link on the home page to register for a free trial. Once we receive your request, we will be in touch via email with your login details.


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