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rounding cities that make up the metropolitan area • Hebrew, Arabic and Urdu have been added for a total of 18 languages supported on the site • As well as providing individual Realtor search functionality and webpages, customers can now search for teams.
Schedulock launches new mobile and web app Schedulock has launched a new real estate showing management tool and platform for real estate professionals. It allows sales reps to schedule their real estate showings, manage lockbox codes and track feedback all in one place. “We believe that the process to schedule a real estate showing is very cumbersome on both ends,” says Alexander Poon, Schedulock co-founder. “Currently, there are very limited options to book showings on the go and there is still a ton of back and forth between agents, home sellers and real estate offices. We are looking to change the way current real estate showings are arranged through a mobile solution that makes the process more efficient, transparent and secure for everyone involved.” The company says it offers transparency, security and control for sales reps and home sellers by authenticating every sales rep and tracking lockbox activity. Using Schedulock reduces the amount of time spent performing administrative work to arrange showings, it says. Realtors from Toronto and the surrounding area can access a free feature that allows them to schedule real estate showings for any listings on the Toronto Real Estate Board. For information: www.schedulock.com
bourhood or specific address. For example, the landmark CN Tower in Toronto could be entered, or a neighbourhood such as Yaletown in Vancouver, or a specific address, such as a school. Once the starting location is set, a desired commute duration is entered, along with a mode of transportation, to begin the search. The result is a map, overlaid with property listings. “We know that for many homebuyers, one of the biggest considerations is commute times,” says Carolyn Cheng, COO of Royal LePage. “The travel between home and work or a frequently visited spot really matters to people, and this functionality answers that need with ease of use and prominent positioning on our national website.”
Coldwell Banker launches mobile-first CB Exchange platform Coldwell Banker Real Estate recently released CB Exchange, a mobile-first intranet for the company’s sales associates. CB Exchange provides convenient access to the brand’s content, tools and applications from a desktop computer, mobile phone or tablet.
Coldwell Banker recently launched its mobile-first CB Exchange intranet.
“It is vital in today’s connected landscape to have access to the content you need and want instantaneously, which is why CB Exchange was designed as a mobile-first experience and will completely overhaul the concept of a traditional corporate intranet,” says Sean Blankenship, chief marketing officer for the company. “Our platform knows who is accessing it, their role within their company and what information the user wants to receive. It makes finding content and information from our brand as easy as searching for something on Google, wherever and whenever it may be needed.” Features include: • Users can modify their home page based on the resource tools and information most important to them, helping them find the content they need faster. • Springboard serves as the app’s central hub, allowing users to customize their home page with links to the tools and applications that help drive their business. • News Feeds organize content that is most relevant to each user. This includes My Feed, which uses Tags to build a personalized stream of information, and Exchange Feed, which contains all content shared on the platform. • A central dashboard features a snapshot of personal statistics and data from coldwellbanker.com based on each user’s role in their company. • Users enter the question, “What are you searching for?” into a search bar to find what they need. This function also allows users to watch a video or preview a presentation before having to download it.
Royal LePage introduces Travel Time search New functionality on Royal LePage’s national website, royallepage.ca, provides front-andcentre details on how long it takes to travel between a desired neighbourhood and work or other frequently visited places. Visitors to the site can use the “By Travel Time” tab on the homepage to enter a starting point, which can be a landmark, neigh-
Royal LePage now offers the “By Travel Time” feature on its website.
The Sutton Social app
Sutton events launch new app At recent sold-out events in Toronto and Vancouver, 700 Sutton salespeople and brokers were the first to experience Sutton Social, a new app that makes it easy to post content and listings to multiple social media sites, the company says. It also offers analytics for tracking and scheduling options. Event attendees also learned how to “drive, dominate and win
listings” from speaker Verl Workman. Each event was capped off by a networking reception. “We have had great feedback on the official launch of Sutton Social. People at the events were excited to hear about this new social media tool and learn how it can have a positive impact on their productivity,” says Sutton Group Realty Services representative Melissa Mungall. REM
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