If you’re wondering about how to make sense of capturing online consumers for your real estate business, Michael Montsko knows all about it.

If you’re wondering about how to make sense of capturing online consumers for your real estate business, Michael Montsko knows all about it. As president of the Weichert Lead Network, Montsko oversees the company’s customer contact center and heads up strategy for the Weichert Web site and the company’s overall Web presence.

Prior to this position, Montsko was vice president of business technology for Weichert Lead Network, where he spearheaded the company’s technology initiative in its contact center, which responds to customer inquiries seven days a week.

The Weichert Web site averages 2.4 million visitors per month, and contact center specialists typically respond to a customer Web inquiry in less than a minute.

Prior to joining Weichert, Montsko was vice president and chief technology officer for Foxtons. He also has worked for AT&T, designing and developing Internet applications for AT&T’s consumer long-distance division.

Montsko will speak during Real Estate Connect in New York City, Jan. 11-13, 2006.

Here are his answers to a set of questions posed by Inman News:

Panel or session at Connect: Pre-conference Workshops: Innovative Broker Strategies

What type of home were you born in and where?

An apartment in Queens, N.Y.

What style of home do you live in and when did you buy it?

A Victorian that I purchased in 2004.

What worries keep you awake at night?

No worries, just a flood of new ideas on how to improve our business.

Describe your dream home:

Whatever my wife’s dream home is. I’m hoping it’s a “smart” home on the banks of a river. I always thought it would be neat to be able to control all your home’s functions from a universal remote.

Who is your hero?

My mother and father.

What was your first job?

Software sales while I was in high school. Local computer stores would give me their surplus software, and I would then travel to a computer show, set up a table and sell, sell, sell. All profits were split with the storeowners. It was a lot of fun.

What would your second career choice be after real estate?

There are occupations outside of real estate?

Which daily newspaper do you read and which section do you read first?

The Wall Street Journal’s “What’s News” section.

Where did you spend your last vacation?

Aruba.

What professional accomplishment are you most proud of?

The development of the software systems that run the Weichert Lead Network.

What are your favorite technology devices or software applications?

BlackBerry, iPod and Tablet PC.

What kind of music do you listen to?

Alternative and classic rock.

***

What’s your opinion? Send your Letter to the Editor to opinion@inman.com.

Show Comments Hide Comments

Comments

Sign up for Inman’s Morning Headlines
What you need to know to start your day with all the latest industry developments
By submitting your email address, you agree to receive marketing emails from Inman.
Success!
Thank you for subscribing to Morning Headlines.
Back to top
Black Friday starts now! We've got great deals on Inman Connect New York in-person and virtual tickets. Register now×
Cyber Week Sale: Get 1 year of Inman Select for $75.SUBSCRIBE×
Log in
If you created your account with Google or Facebook
Don't have an account?
Forgot your password?
No Problem

Simply enter the email address you used to create your account and click "Reset Password". You will receive additional instructions via email.

Forgot your username? If so please contact customer support at (510) 658-9252

Password Reset Confirmation

Password Reset Instructions have been sent to

Subscribe to The Weekender
Get the week's leading headlines delivered straight to your inbox.
Top headlines from around the real estate industry. Breaking news as it happens.
15 stories covering tech, special reports, video and opinion.
Unique features from hacker profiles to portal watch and video interviews.
Unique features from hacker profiles to portal watch and video interviews.
It looks like you’re already a Select Member!
To subscribe to exclusive newsletters, visit your email preferences in the account settings.
Up-to-the-minute news and interviews in your inbox, ticket discounts for Inman events and more
1-Step CheckoutPay with a credit card
By continuing, you agree to Inman’s Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

You will be charged . Your subscription will automatically renew for on . For more details on our payment terms and how to cancel, click here.

Interested in a group subscription?
Finish setting up your subscription