RISMEDIA, February 5, 2009-BIRDVIEW Technologies, which powers the websites of 40,000 real estate agents across the U.S., has partnered with ForeclosurePoint.com to offer its foreclosure marketplace platform to Birdview’s network of agent and broker sites. Broker and agent websites powered by Birdview can now provide free foreclosure listings, including full property addresses, satisfying mainstream market demand for default property information in a manner that greatly improves agents’ conversion of online buyer traffic to leads.
According to the company, the network of Birdview websites generates more than two million visitors per month. These buyers now have free, easy access to search ForeclosurePoint.com listings directly from Birview-powered sites. Buyers interested in default properties automatically get connected with agents associated with the websites to help them pursue discount deals.
The ForeclosurePoint.com platform provides more detailed property information for free than any other national online foreclosure marketplace. Buyers have free access to local short sale, foreclosure auction and REO (bank-owned) property listings. ForeclosurePoint’s free listings include full property street addresses, default filing dates, estimated opening auction bids and satellite images. Property information seamlessly displays on Birdview websites consistent with agents’ branding and site navigation.
“ForeclosurePoint is excited to be partnering with Birdview Technologies to power the foreclosure property centers on their customers’ websites,” said Dennis Green, general manager of ForeclosurePoint. “Foreclosures are a significant percentage of the inventory in many markets. ForeclosurePoint has the only platform that can instantly deliver a free foreclosure marketplace to brokers and agents.”
Green added: “Brokers and agents are now able to include foreclosure properties as part of the inventory they offer, and use the ForeclosurePoint platform to effectively communicate with prospective clients. At the same time, by providing free access to these properties they are exposed to the broadest audience possible, which will help dispose of this discount inventory more rapidly, helping the overall market to recover.”
“With foreclosure sales in some areas representing over 50 percent of all transactions, our partnership with ForeclosurePoint allows us to provide our clients with the tools they need to better service their customers in the current market environment. ForeclosurePoint, a clear leader in this area, has enabled us to rapidly deploy a sophisticated, nationwide foreclosure toolset on our real estate platform,” said Bedros Bedrosian, president of Birdview.
Brokers and agents who use Birdview to power their websites already are seeing results, the company says.
“Since we starting displaying ForeclosurePoint inventory, the number of leads our website generates have increased considerably,” said Pat Hiban, broker and Operating Partner of Keller Williams Crossroads in Maryland. “It’s clear that buyers want market information on the distressed segment. Now we’re positioned to help them, and in a way that helps us.”
For more information, visit http://www.Birdview.com.