iHOUSE ConnecTel Listing Hotline Now Available to All REALTORS® and No Website Needed

 June 22, 2006

With the ConnecTell toll-free hotline from iHOUSE Web Solutions, all real estate agents and brokers can now provide recorded information on property listings, each with its own phone extension number. This telephone marketing tool does not require a website. Agents are instantly alerted to incoming calls in multiple ways, and caller phone numbers are always captured.

OAKLAND, CA, June 22, 2006—iHOUSE Web Solutions, a division of CIS Data Systems™, Inc., and a leader in realtor web site design, hosting, and online marketing services, announced an expansion of its ConnecTel service to all real estate professionals, whether or not they have websites. The service enables real estate agents and brokers to set up a toll-free hotline for each property listing, giving a detailed audio description for interested homebuyers.

“We believe this is the most powerful telephone marketing tool in the real estate industry, and we’re pleased to be able to offer it as a standalone system,” says Paul Sheng, CEO. “In a competitive business like real estate, agents cannot afford to miss calls or delay responses to hot leads. ConnecTel solves this problem, because these days, a cell phone is not enough.”

Other features include the ability to track the advertising sources of all inquiries based on the phone extensions that are assigned, allowing agents to make appropriate adjustments in advertising spending for maximum results. They can also choose how they wish to be instantly notified regarding calls to the hotlines, choosing email, text messages, or phone. A “Find Me, Follow Me” feature forwards calls through a sequence of phone numbers specified by the agent. Even if the caller does not leave a message, the caller’s phone number is captured.

A unique phone extension on each property sign and ad also serves as a backup or alternative to traditional flyers in signage boxes. When an interested homebuyer calls the hotline, the agent is reached immediately and can quickly follow-up, and can even fax the property details to the caller. A sample recording can be heard at 1 888-TRY-CTEL ext. 1001.

Since 1986, iHOUSE Web Solutions, a division of CIS Data Systems, Inc., has provided real estate professionals with Internet tools to build their businesses. Through continued, successful designs of user-friendly real estate agent websites and other products for real estate web site promotion, the company has built a network of over 10,000 customers, and maintains IDX data feeds with nearly 300 MLS’s nationwide, representing nearly two-thirds of all listings in the U.S. Its web marketing solutions include iHOUSE websites, IDXPro MLS search and email service, MarketReach email marketing solution, VTShowcase virtual tour manager, and ConnecTel toll-free communication service. Headquartered in Oakland, California, iHOUSE Web Solutions can be reached by phone (Toll-Free) at 866-645-7702, email info@ihouseweb.com, or by visiting its website at www.ihouseweb.com.

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Robert Warner

By Robert Warner

Robert Warner started with iHOUSEWeb back in 2009 in the Customer Service Department helping over 10,000 clients with all of their Real Estate Website questions. After launching the YouTube training videos for iHOUSEWeb he moved up to the marketing department where he helps design and write marketing materials as well as managing the Social Media side of iHOUSEWeb.