iHOUSE’s toll-free hotline service, ConnecTel, selected for RE/MAX International’s Approved Supplier Program; LocalNet Web Registration Service now available for iHOUSE Websites.
OAKLAND, CA, December 14, 2006—Today iHOUSE Web Solutions™, a division of CIS Data Systems, Inc., announced the approval of iHOUSE ConnecTel, a toll-free property hotline service for the RE/MAX International Approved Supplier Program. In addition, RE/MAX has approved iHOUSE’s LocalNet Web Registration Service as an advanced feature of the iHOUSE Website Program, which has been an Approved Supplier since 2005.
“The RE/MAX Approved Supplier Program is comprised of the most elite group of vendors in the industry,” says, Sarah Blankman, Account Executive, Supplier Programs at RE/MAX International. “We looked at a number of both toll-free hotline and online directory listing services and selected a very small percentage of the applicants. ConnecTel was chosen because our affiliates recommended iHOUSE products and services. We found them to be unparalleled in ease of use, practical pricing, and quality of service. iHOUSE has also been a pioneer in providing many other forms of real estate marketing solutions, and we are proud to offer their services to our Affiliates.”
ConnecTel offers real estate agents the ability to give prospective buyers 24/7 access to listing details over the phone via a pre-recorded toll-free hotline while simultaneously capturing each caller’s contact information. It also allows real estate agents to be instantly notified when a call is made. ConnecTel is currently being offered at a competitive price point compared to other, similar services.
Offered exclusively to iHOUSE Website customers, LocalNet Web Registration Service ensures that real estate agents’ business information is accurate and available on popular Internet websites and directories. LocalNet collects agents’ business information during the sign-up process, and automatically submits it to 18 major web business directories and Local Search engines, including Google Local, Yahoo! Local, Realtor.com, Verizon SuperPages.com, Yellowpages.com, and more. Then, LocalNet uses the information to create a search engine-friendly Agent Profile that is hosted on the LocalNet Agent Directory. Finally, LocalNet serves as an electronic change of address form for its customers. When their business information changes, LocalNet customers simply edit their profile and the updated information is re-submitted to all 18 web directories.
About iHOUSE Web Solutions
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 11,000 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 solution, LocalNet Web Registration service, Spotlight single property websites, VTShowcase virtual tour manager, ConnecTel toll-free hotline phone-marketing service, and MarketReach email marketing solution. Headquartered in Oakland, California, iHOUSE Web Solutions can be reached by phone (Toll-Free) at 866-645-7702, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or by visiting its website at www.ihouseweb.com.
About RE/MAX International
RE/MAX International is a worldwide real-estate network, with more than 5400 offices in over 54 countries. With over 100,000 member sales associates, RE/MAX is an industry leader in providing the most experienced and professional agents to homebuyers and sellers everywhere. Showing growth every month for the past 30 years, RE/MAX is at the head of its class in performance. By requiring high standards for their supplies, both RE/MAX International and their Approved Supplier Program continue to grow in numbers and value. RE/MAX International can be reached at www.remax.com.