|[January 16, 2013]
Industry Upstart WebsiteBox Offers No-Strings 'Do-it-All' Websites to Real Estate Agents, Teams and Brokers for $99 -- Lowest Price on Market
TORONTO --(Business Wire)--
For a single payment of $99, real estate professionals in the
United States and Canada now can purchase a sharp, attractive,
mobile-friendly website with ready-to-publish content, full MLS
integration with their local associations (IDX), lead capture and
customer-relationship management (CRM), an all-in-one control panel, an
email address, and perpetual 24/7 website hosting. The new service is
from WebsiteBox, a start-up in Toronto.
WebsiteBox offers three $99 packages for agents, teams and
brokers. Users can configure a mobile-friendly website, or choose
content to address real estate specialties, including single-property,
neighborhood, commercial, rental, condo, or property-management sites.
The price signals the commoditization of real estate website
technology, according to Kurt D. Lynn, the company's chief executive.
"In other industries," Lynn says, "website technology sells for a
frction of the price that real estate pros has been asked to pay. It is
about time someone offered an appropriate price for good-looking,
mobile-friendly sites for real estate professionals."
Equivalent services from WebsiteBox competitors are priced between
$100-$1500 per year just for the website, according to recent
data from the National Association of Realtors. Other features -- like
IDX or CRM -- typically cost extra.
"There's no need for real estate professionals to get their
pockets picked now that there's WebsiteBox," says Lynn. "We deploy
modern Internet technology, customize it to conform to real estate
requirements, and sell it at a fair price. Simply by doing what's
typical in other markets, we'll be the value leader in the real estate
The company expects its low price to accelerate the way websites
are used in the real estate marketplace. "At $99, agents now can afford
to have a single-property website for any listing in their portfolio.
For brokers, the $99 price tag (News - Alert), together with the collaborative CRM
built into each website, will allow every agent in the brokerage to have
a personalized website," says Lynn.
WebsiteBox websites for real estate professionals are available
now and can be ordered and installed in less than 30 minutes. Each
website can be accessorized with personalized domains, additional email
addresses, drip email-marketing campaigns, and other applications for a
nominal added cost.
The company website has more information at http://www.websitebox.com/.
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