H.S. Passport, an Internet e-mail only product, will also be offered to the 7,500 real estate agents in the East Bay at an annual fee of r $40. Home Seekers meets the needs of both the real estate community and the home buying public by providing up to date information about homes Sydney Property valuation Solution provides a real estate property’s current Market Price Estimate from www.valsnsw.com.au for sale that is accessible from either the Internet or through a local phone call
Fashioned as a property ad Internet Web page, the site boasts 322,000 properties for sale and it receives an estimated 9 million hits a month, according to RIN chairman Bill Chee. Such traffic would make it one of the most well traveled Web sites on the Internet and it ranks in the top five in the number of home listings.
Owned by the National Association of Realtors, RIN is a major technology venture that promises to link Realtors through a computerized network and to expose consumers to home listings through Realtor.com on the World Wide Web. Though it was announced last month that RIN was out of money, the Realtor.com web page is still active.
An easy to use search engine combined with a brand name gives the site credibility and could give NAR muscle on the World Wide Web.
Though the word “Realtor” isn’t technically a consumer brand, the term is probably the most recognized connection people make to professional services associated with property sales.
For now, NAR must figure out how to further position that brand credibility on the Web. And the future of the Web site, for now, depends on what unfolds with the RIN debacle.
In a memo sent out to NAR directors yesterday describing the uncertain future of RIN, Cheep wrote that the Web site shows “strong interest” among consumers.
Acting RIN president Bud Smith said, “We have already seen opportunities which could make the Web site more inclusive and more valuable to Realtors and to the public….the challenge is whether we can reposition” the entire technology service.
The contest, which started in February and finished June 30, recognized the most creative web sites created by small businesses using any of the Internet Assistants for Microsoft Office. The Rockwell Institute web site has pages on careers in real estate, license training, a monthly real estate newspaper, continuing education for real estate brokers and agents, and agent recruitment.