Missoula, Montana – May 05, 2010 – Home buyers in Illinois, Oregon, and Texas will soon be able to receive for-sale home information, pricing, and photos, sent directly to their phone using text messaging (SMS) thanks to Goomzee. Peoria Area Association of Realtors® (PAAR), Willamette Valley MLS (WVMLS), and Temple-Belton Board of Realtors (TBBOR) recently joined the growing number of REALTOR® associations, multiple listing services (MLS), brokerages and real estate agents connecting with Montana’s Goomzee, a nationwide text message marketing solution provider for real estate professionals.
Goomzee’s real estate text message marketing solution, Realty Connect®, helps connect buyers and sellers using mobile technology and integration with MLS data systems. Real estate professionals place signs or ads prompting homebuyers to send a text message with a unique property code to receive for-sale property information. Potential buyers just have to send the property code as a text message to 44133 and within seconds they receive for-sale information, and optionally photos, on their cell phone. The real estate agent is alerted, and may connect with buyers in real time, providing timely follow up.
“This is an essential tool for today’s real estate professional. Goomzee’s technology allows agents to reach the growing population of consumers who rely on their mobile phone to access information anytime, anywhere,” says Mike Sparr, Goomzee’s CEO.
Jay Gordon, CEO of the Willamette Valley MLS, says “Our goal is to provide Realtors with the best tools and information available in the industry. We are very happy to create a relationship with Goomzee that will improve our members’ productivity, professionalism, and relationships with buyers and sellers.”
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 285.6 million US mobile phone subscribers, representing 91% of Americans.
Text messaging has rapidly become one of the most commonly-used features on mobile phones. Wireless carriers have reported that over 1.5 trillion text messages were delivered in the U.S. in 2009 and average monthly messages per subscriber was 357. Cellular text communication has surpassed voice calls since November 2007. Once a technology primarily for chatting amongst friends, text messaging is now the preferred 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 Peoria Area Association of Realtors
The Peoria Area Association of REALTORS® serves over 1,000 REALTOR® members and 145 Affiliates. The PAAR Mission is “To be recognized by the public and our peers as an Association dedicated to equal opportunity in housing, to the protection of private property rights and to high ethical standards of professional conduct; to provide an opportunity for a productive life in sales by providing the education and resources necessary for growth, keeping alive the American Dream.”
About Willamette Valley Multiple Listing Service
Located in Salem, OR, the Willamette Valley Multiple Listing Service is a member-owned cooperative MLS, serving the Mid-Willamette Valley since 1949. The WVMLS mission is to provide the highest quality, preferred real estate products and services the industry has to offer, maintain and encourage a high level of member cooperation and professionalism, and expedite real estate transactions by providing accurate and timely information and services for the benefit of our membership and the public.
About Temple-Belton Board of Realtors
The Temple-Belton Board of REALTORS® is based in Temple, TX. The TBBOR mission is to provide support and resources in an effort to build, maintain and educate our membership to establish and promote a professional, ethical business atmosphere in which the membership can properly serve the public.
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 (toll free).