Real estate website provider WebsiteBox has launched a new app that alerts agents via text message as soon as a new lead comes in from their site.
As it is not a native mobile app, the application, which goes for a one-time fee of $99, works for all cellphone types.
A quick response is one of the critical components in turning Internet leads into clients, and a growing number of tech platforms are introducing instant-notification features.
And in November one of the largest brokerages in the U.S., Howard Hanna Real Estate Services, purchased a customer relationship management platform, in part, to shorten its response time to online leads.
In addition to the lead-response app, WebsiteBox has also introduced a QR code app that helps agents track where their leads come from. Agents can use the app, which also goes for $99, to create QR codes and place them on print marketing materials. When consumers scan the codes with a smartphone, they are taken to a website the agent linked to the code.
WebsiteBox provides IDX websites to brokers and agents for a flat fee of $99 with feeds from at least 240 multiple listing services in the U.S. and Canada. Real estate pros can add additional “apps” onto the website, like the two above for $99 each.
By tapping into MLSs, the IDX websites enable real estate pros to display virtually all of for-sale home listings in their given markets, providing a useful service to prospective homebuyers.