With the launch today of RE/MAX equity group’s mobile website, www.equitygroup.com, local real estate search is now available to any consumer with a web-enabled mobile device.
The mobile version of RE/MAX equity group’s website is built specifically for cell phone and other mobile browsers. The mobile web site allows consumers to search all real estate listings from the Internet Data Exchange (IDX) feeds of the Realtor Multiple Listing Service (RMLS) and the Willamette Valley Multiple Listing Service (WVMLS), in addition to RE/MAX equity group’s Realtors and open houses.
Consumers can view listing details as well as photos directly from their web-enabled cell phone, making it easy to find listings when driving through a neighborhood or find open houses in an area they are searching.
“Consumers are more and more using their cell phones as pocket computers,” says RE/MAX equity group President Jim Homolka. “They expect to be able to access the same information on their web-enabled cell phones as they can on their desktops. Now, they can look up details on a home they are driving by. And it’s simple to use. If you can look up sports scores, you can look at houses now too.”
Because the site is not an application, it is not limited to specific devices nor does it require any downloads. If consumers have access to the web using their mobile device, they can use this site to get the information they need, when they need it.
For consumers without web access on their cell phones, RE/MAX equity group offers the Mobile Audio Home Finder program. Mobile Audio Home Finder enables consumers to call a single phone number from their mobile phones and hear listing details on any property in the IDX feeds of RMLS or WVMLS. In Portland, the Mobile Audio Home Finder number is 503-270-4666 (HOME). In Vancouver, it is 360-258-2355 (CELL), and in Salem it is 503-371-5200. Details are available in both English and Spanish and can be sent to the consumers’ phones as a text message.
“Technology is changing the way consumers want to access and receive information and we are committed to meeting the needs of today’s consumers to have real estate information available on the go in whatever format fits their lifestyles,” said Homolka.