Technology Use in Real Estate – Surprising Survey Results!

 April 1, 2009

In this April Edition of Blueprint we discuss the results from our annual Real Estate Marketing Survey. We will also cover news from Quarter 1 of 2009 and introduce you to Alicia Dubose from Detroit, MI.

Technology Usage in the Real Estate Industry: Do Men Do It Better? Does Age Make a Difference? The Answers are Here…

In our last issue of Blueprint, we asked you to complete our Annual Real Estate Technology and Online Marketing Survey. Just 10 simple questions about your real estate background and use of online marketing tools in your business. Your answers have now been tabulated and analyzed extensively, and the results may surprise you. Are men better with technology than women? Are younger agents more tech–savvy than older agents? Does technology make you more money?

Click Here to download the answers to these questions and more…

There’s Always Something New at iHOUSE Web Solutions


IDXPro® is now available for 10 More MLSs!
We have been busy expanding our network of MLSs and our best-in-class IDXPro 3.0 MLS Search solution is now available for the following New MLSs:

  • California – Combined LA/Westside MLS
  • California – Orange Belt Board of REALTORS
  • Iowa – Boone Board of REALTORS
  • Kansas – Salina Board of REALTORS
  • Michigan – Midland Board of REALTORS
  • Minnesota – St Cloud Area Association of REALTORS
  • Missouri – Cape Girardeau County Board of REALTORS
  • Oklahoma – Oklahoma City Metro Association of REALTORS
  • Oregon – Southern Oregon MLS
  • Washington – North Central Washington Association of REALTORS

Are you a member of one of these MLSs? If so, mention Blueprint when you sign up before the end of April and you will save 50% on your IDXPro MLS start up Fee!

IDXPro is now using CA-RETS!
5 MLSs in Southern California have combined their listing information into a system called CA–RETS. We have just gained access to the complete CA–RETS data so IDXPro Clients in those MLS areas can now show listing information for all 5 MLSs. If you are in Southern California, now is a great time to Test Drive IDXPro MLS Search!

iHOUSE was at the RE/MAX® International Convention in Las Vegas
We had a great time visiting Las Vegas last month. iHOUSE Pay-Per-Click was recently approved by RE/MAX® as an approved product and we had a great time demonstrating its power to the RE/MAX® brokers. Congratulations to Janie Schriewer of RE/MAX® First Gold who won our booth prize of a free iHOUSE® Website for 1 year!

iHOUSEweb, Inc has been Accredited by the Better Business Bureau
If you have visited our website recently you may have noticed that we added the Better Business Bureau Accreditation logo. This represents our continuing commitment to high quality products and outstanding customer support. We have been given an A grade by the BBB!

Customer Close-Up: Alicia Dubose of Detroit, MI

Alicia Dubose
Alicia Dubose

This Month’s Customer Close Up features Alicia Dubose and her website

Alicia DuBose is a successful Detroit, Michigan broker who owns her own company, DuBose Realty Group. Unlike the vast majority of REALTORS®, Alicia does not specialize in the purchase and sale of single family residences. While Alicia is a licensed broker and her associates are licensed agents, DuBose Realty Group specializes in Property Management. The thing that truly sets Alicia apart is her innovative and comprehensive marketing strategies that keep her at the top of the Detroit rental market.

iHOUSE® Tips & Tricks: Using MarketReach™ Lead Capture Forms

Did you know that MarketReach gives you two lead capture forms you can add to your website? Both are customizable, frameable, and can be used to automatically set up drip email campaigns. Learn more about using the Free Brochures Form.

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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.