Site to feature homeowner and agent insight on listings, neighbourhoods
TORONTO, Nov. 2, 2011 /CNW/ - Royal LePage Real Estate Services today
launched an innovative new mobile website, developed for Android,
iPhone and BlackBerry mobile devices.
With a user-friendly, app-like feel, the site will provide information
on Royal LePage listings across Canada, as well as a wide range of
neighbourhood information. Most notably, the site will include
comments from those who know the listings and neighbourhoods best - the
homes' current owners and real estate agents.
"Buying a home is often the largest financial decision Canadians will
make in their lifetime," said Phil Soper, president and chief
executive, Royal LePage Real Estate Services. "To help prospective
buyers make informed decisions, our new mobile site allows users to
gain extra insights from the seller about their home and comments from
the agent about the neighbourhood."
"While it will take some time to get the seller and agent comments
populated, we have many advanced features to serve as the backbone for
the mobile site," added Soper.
In what Royal LePage has coined "Neighbourhood Navigator," seller and
agent comments will combine with neighbourhood "walkability scores" and
consumer rankings of nearby businesses to provide valuable insights for
users. In addition to cross-Canada property searching, the mobile
website takes advantage of a user's GPS location to locate nearby open
houses and neighbourhood amenities including schools, banks, grocery
stores, restaurants and cafes. The site also offers users the ability
to contact the listing agent or find a nearby Royal LePage office.
Two examples of cities that have been pre-populating or piloting the
seller and agent comments are Kelowna, BC and Gatineau, QC. Listings that feature seller or agent comments appear as "Info Plus"
"The future is mobile and we're pleased to offer homebuyers and sellers
the ability to access valuable real estate information right from their
mobile devices," added Soper.
About Royal LePage
Serving Canadians since 1913, Royal LePage is the country's leading
provider of services to real estate brokerages, with a network of
14,000 real estate professionals in over 600 locations nationwide.
Royal LePage is the only Canadian real estate company to have its own
charitable foundation, the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation, dedicated
to supporting women's & children's shelters and educational programs
aimed at ending domestic violence. Royal LePage is a Brookfield Real
Estate Services Inc. company, a TSX-listed corporation trading under
the symbol TSX:BRE.
For more information, visit www.royallepage.ca.
SOURCE Royal LePage Real Estate Services
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