Montrose, Colorado – January 20, 2010 – Home buyers in Colorado will soon be able to receive for-sale home pricing information, and photos, sent directly to their phone using text messaging (SMS) thanks to Goomzee. The Colorado Real Estate Network (CREN) recently joined the growing number of REALTOR® associations, multiple listing services (MLS), brokerages and real estate agents choosing Montana’s Goomzee http://www.goomzee.com as their text message marketing solution provider.
Goomzee’s real estate text message marketing solution, Realty Connect®, combines integration with MLS data systems and innovative features to help connect buyers and sellers. Real estate professionals place signs or ads prompting home buyers to send a text message with a unique property code, or Gcode, to receive for-sale property information. Potential buyers send a text message, including the property code, and within seconds they receive for-sale information, and optionally photos, on their cell phone. The real estate agent is alerted, and enabled to connect with buyers in real time, providing timely follow up.
The Colorado Real Estate Network is a regional database and is comprised of seven Realtor® associations including Four Corners Board of Realtors®, Delta County Board of Realtors®, Durango Area Association of Realtors®, Grand Junction Area Association of Realtors®, Montrose Area Association of Realtors®, Pagosa Springs Area Association of Realtors®, and the San Luis Valley Association of Realtors®.
“This is an exciting tool for All Realtors® on the CREN MLS System. It will allow our agents to deliver instant information to potential buyers using cutting edge mobile technology,” says Jeff Follis, CEO at Colorado Real Estate Network. “CREN’s goal is to provide Realtors® with the best tools and information available in the industry. We are proud to create a relationship with Goomzee that will increase our members’ efficiency, professionalism, and value.”
An increasing number of Americans look to their cellular phones for instant access to information. According to the International Association of Wireless Telecommunications, also known as CTIA®, there are 276.6 million US mobile phone subscribers, representing 89% of Americans.
“Our research has indicated that over 76.4% of Americans are using text messaging (SMS), and over 72% of SMS users are aged 25-49. Potential buyers real estate professionals seek to reach with online promotions, are the same people who would rather text than talk. Goomzee’s mobile technology helps satisfy today’s buyer and increases responsiveness from real estate sales professionals. We look forward to providing our technology throughout more of Colorado and are excited to be working with the Colorado Real Estate Network,” states Mike Sparr, Goomzee’s CEO.
Text messaging has rapidly become one of the most commonly-used features on mobile phones. Wireless carriers have reported that over a trillion SMS messages were delivered in the U.S. this year alone. Once a technology primarily for chatting amongst friends, text (SMS) messaging continues to grow as a valuable source for instant information. With Goomzee’s text message marketing service, Realty Connect®, real estate professionals have yet another arrow in their quiver to reach America’s home buyers.
About Colorado Real Estate Network (CREN)
Established in 2005, Colorado Real Estate Network (CREN) is a regional MLS comprised of seven Realtor® Board Associations. CREN has approximately 1,700 Realtor® members and 200 affiliates including banks, appraisers, and property inspectors. The Regional MLS covers the Western slope of Colorado and is dedicated to the service and support of its customers. CREN is also committed to the professional growth of its subscribers, delivering a variety of cutting edge Real Estate tools and services to their members to assist them at succeeding in the real estate industry. CREN membership includes access to their flagship Paragon MLS software, reInsight Mobile, ShowingAssist Scheduling, Goomzee’s Realty Connect service, and much more.
Goomzee Corporation provides a mobile marketing technology platform that connects buyers and sellers at the point-of-interest. Goomzee’s flagship product, Realty Connect®, and Mobile Virtual Tours, specifically assists real estate professionals to win more listings, acquire more leads and close more sales. The Company was established in 2003 offering hosted online storefronts to small businesses as well as consulting for some of the world’s largest companies and brands. Goomzee is an industry leader in text message marketing and continues to innovate from a client first perspective. We connect buyers and sellers at the point-of-interest. To learn more, visit us online at http://www.goomzee.com or contact us at (877) 324-1796