Company Transitions from RE/MAX Franchises to Regional Independent
The public press release can be viewed at the Virtual Homes Blog.
Virtual Homes Real Estate today announced its transition to become a regional independent real estate company - previously operating as RE/MAX Country Properties in New Hampshire and RE/MAX Innovations in Massachusetts, Maine and RhodeIsland. A technology provider since 2000 and an early Internet marketing adopter, Virtual Homes is emerging as an individual full service real estate company, branding itself with a distinct identity to match its innovative business approach. Responding to today's Internet savvy consumers, Virtual Homes uses a unique business model different from most real estate companies. It combines the most sophisticated technologies, innovative strategies and experienced agents to take the real estate industry into the future.
Virtual Homes offers a variety of on-line tools, including a network of virtual community websites that provides local community information, ";virtual visits";, school, demographic, home buying and selling information. Consumers may use this tool to search for properties, request relocation guides, and access a variety of other resources. Virtual Homes also offers its MLSMap Search Tool, an interactive onlinesolution that allows people to quickly research properties by location and refine their search by price and other personal criteria. Consumers can evaluate properties by aerial view, as well as exterior and interior pictures - without having to visit the property. Virtual Homes has the only map-based search tool in New Hampshire and Massachusetts that provides access to the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) in both states.
";Today's real estate buyers are an extremely technology-oriented audience and average around age 31,"; said Fred Doleac, Founder and CEO of Virtual Homes. ";Our approach and technologies are attracting the younger demographic because we're making the real estate process so much easier. We've incorporated the most cutting-edge - yet user-friendly - components into our business to effectively communicate with them through email, instant messaging, and text messaging. This differs from the mode of communicating with consumers, primarily face-to-face, from 5 years ago. ";
Some of the key benefits to Virtual Homes' agents include a virtual office concept that allows agents the flexibility to work from home, a powerful qualified lead and notification system, customer resource management tools, training, technical support, and brokerage services without any monthly fees. ";The current thinking is that the real estate industry is in a horrible downturn and is going to take years for a turnaround,"; says Doleac. ";However, at Virtual Homes, we believe this to be a great opportunity. We're ideally positioned to provide solutions for both the consumer and the agent.";
Lani Sanethong, Business Development Manager, said, "to be successful in the real estate industry, agents must have a high volume of business opportunities and the Virtual Homes process provides a constant flow of qualified leads with a system that insures success. Today, the average home buyers are 31, and the average real estate agent is 54 - they don't communicate effectively because of a generational disconnect. The industry has to think differently to be relevant and appealing to the consumer, and Virtual Homes provides the solution through our innovative technological approach."
Virtual Homes is a licensed real estate Broker in five New England states with agents currently servicing New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Maine and Rhode Island. The company will continue to provide its Internet marketing system to other real estate agents and companies outside New England.