RISMEDIA, February 9, 2009-ListingDomains.com, innovators of the single property website, announced a new lead capture tool that integrates TEXT messaging with single property websites. According to the company, with “TEXT-the-Domain” prospective home buyers are able to quickly receive listing details on their cell phone. In turn, the agent receives the prospects cellular phone number allowing them to follow-up with the prospect directly.
TEXT-the-Domain comes at a time when the popularity of text messaging has never been greater. Text messaging usage continues to increase by more than 150% year over year. As of June 2008, CTIA, the international association for the wireless telecommunications industry, estimated that more than 75 billion text messages were sent/received in the United States every month.
“We are very excited to offer this new service” says Amanda Cornelius, founder of ListingDomains.com. “It’s the natural progression of our product, and now our clients are able to market their listings over a whole new medium that is growing by leaps and bounds.”
Here’s how it works: A potential buyer pulls up to a home for sale; Prompted by the Domain Rider sign, he or she uses a cell phone to text message the property’s “Domain Name” to 79274. Within seconds a text message is returned to the Buyer’s phone with information about the home (including a description, number of beds and baths, and price) and a second message with the agent’s contact information. The potential buyer can view photos, a detailed description of the property, and even access a special mobile ready website created specifically for the property. If interested, the buyer can then request a callback from the agent, a property brochure via e-mail, or schedule a showing. The agent is notified immediately, calls the buyer, and accelerates the sale.
Live DEMO – Text Message: 555MainStreet to 79274
This new service can be added to any Listing Domains website for a one time fee and comes with special TEXT-the-Domain sign rider options. Because the system is fully integrated, the property details and photos are automatically pulled from Listing Domains, leaving no extra data entry for the agent. Best of all, and unlike most TEXT messaging services available today, there are no monthly fees for this service. Once an agent orders the service, it is up and running along with the website for the entire year.
When it came time to choose a mobile service provider, ListingDomains.com turned to CellSigns, a leading provider of real estate mobile marketing and messaging services.
“We are honored to be working with Listing Domains and helping their customers go mobile” says Mark Ford, CEO of CellSigns. “More and more, mobile is becoming a necessity when it comes to reaching and connecting with an audience and homebuyers are no exception. The integration of our two services makes allot of sense since the home search process is both an online and offline exercise.”