RISMEDIA, June 18, 2009-Proxio, one of the first international MLS and global referral networks, announces the launch of its new Groups feature that allows members to join and create online referral groups based on common specialties, affiliations, languages, as well as geographical locations. Agents worldwide now have the ability to build personal referral networks within specialist communities, where they can promote listings and become more visible to other agents who can send referrals, while interacting in a trusted online environment.
According to the company, recent new groups sponsored on ProxioProTM, Proxio’s marketing and networking platform, include Unique Homes Luxury Media, a multi-media brand that encompasses high-quality print and online publications specialized in luxury real estate worldwide, and The International Real Estate Federation, U.S. Chapter (FIABCI-USA), one of the world’s largest real estate associations, operating in 65 countries.
“FIABCI-USA is excited about offering Proxio to our members because our missions and reach are in close alignment: like FIABCI, Proxio facilitates networking among real estate professionals around the world and seeks to expand business opportunities for them,” says Judy Shenefield, FIABCI-USA president. “Proxio’s 11 languages and 12 property categories fit our diverse membership, so all of our members involved in brokerage can benefit from Proxio. This is a perfect partnership for us.”
Groups can be set up and sponsored by any organization with a connection to the real estate industry, allowing organizations to establish a branded online presence as well as the opportunity to build strong connections with and amongst members. Group pages feature a group message board, member directory and group listings, providing an intranet platform for agents to connect with each other, share inventory and group-related information as well as create new referral opportunities on a more private level.
“Our next-generation networking technology has the capacity to enable referral connections as never before: selectively agent-to-agent, within specialized groups, and between agents across the globe who have some affinity, such as language or designation,” says Janet Case, CEO and co-founder of Proxio. “The ability to participate in these groups opens deeper channels for connecting, allowing agents to locate and network with people they feel comfortable sharing referrals with.”