Home buyers in North Carolina 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 Wilmington Regional Association of REALTORS® 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.
“We continually seek out the best technology tools and providers for our members and are pleased to offer Goomzee’s industry-leading SMS marketing platform. More home buyers are relying on technology for information when buying a home, and the Wilmington Regional Association of REALTORS® recognizes the need to empower the real estate sales professional with useful technology to reach today’s buyer, especially on their mobile phones,” explains Brian Bell, CTO of the Wilmington Regional Association of REALTORS®.
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 74.4% of Americans are using text messaging (SMS), and over 72% of SMS users are ages 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 North Carolina and are excited to be working with the Wilmington Regional Association of REALTORS®,” 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 Wilmington Regional Association of REALTORS® The Wilmington Regional Association of REALTORS® (WRAR) was created on June 2, 1924. It has grown tremendously in the past 80+ years. Presently WRAR serves more than 2,000 REALTORS® in Southeastern North Carolina. Perhaps the best-known feature is the operation of our Multiple Listing Service, which can be found at http://TheWilmingtonMLS.com online. Our diverse membership is comprised of REALTORS® with the professional expertise to meet consumer’s real estate needs, whether it's their first home, a residential or commercial rental, or a commercial property for sale. Our REALTOR® Members adhere to a strict Code of Ethics, which maintains that a high standard of conduct will be met in all activities. To learn more, visit us online at http://www.wrar.com.
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 (866) 472 – 6062