Obeo, a leading provider of full-service residential real estate online marketing products in North America, and RE/MAX International, Inc. are pleased to announce a renewed commitment to providing state-of-the art technological tools and targeted solutions to the real estate industry.
Based in Denver, Colo., RE/MAX International oversees a network of more than 120,000 agents in more than 65 countries. It will extend the title of RE/MAX Approved Supplier to Obeo through 2010 as it continues to offer the most innovative services to its members.
“I’m pleased that we’re able to renew our relationship with Obeo for another three years,” said Randy Morse, vice president for RE/MAX International, Inc. “The RE/MAX Approved Supplier program requires the participating companies to adhere to rigorous guidelines while providing superior products and customer service to our real estate agents. Obeo has passed the test with flying colors as evidenced by their significant growth in business with our network.”
Dave Linger, executive vice president and regional director of RE/MAX North Central, said, “We have had a very good relationship with Obeo for many years and I’m very happy to hear that they are renewing their relationship as an approved supplier of RE/MAX. They have a great product currently used by many of our agents and they continue to make enhancements, such as the new HomeSite product.”
Recently launched, HomeSite is a next-generation online marketing tool that allows real estate buyers to make significant virtual changes to a home’s appearance through the listing itself. HomeSite provides the listing agent with a dynamic and interactive property-listing marketing solution that features a high-definition, full-screen viewer plus the functionality of SpaceDesigner, a floor plan with drop-and-drag capabilities; and the consumer-engaging StyleDesigner, which allows buyers to virtually remodel the home.
“Obeo’s first-in-class marketing products provide RE/MAX associates with a veritable arsenal of competitive tools that further strengthen their ability to walk out the door with a listing,” said Jonathan Nicholas, senior vice president of sales and marketing for Obeo. “In fact, the agents who implement our tools tell us that as a result, they feel like they have an unfair competitive advantage in their local market.”
“Our tools empower an agent’s online strategy by helping buyers take psychological ownership of their listings,” said Obeo President Glade Jones. “We are very excited to continue our relationship with RE/MAX as an approved supplier of a leading industry force in the United States. Together we can continue to offer the best tools and techniques to the real estate industry.”
Since its inception in 1999 and its evolution from 360 House to Obeo (obeo.com) in 2004, the Salt Lake City, Utah-based company has become the largest supplier of full-service residential real estate online marketing products in the United States and Canada. The Latin word for “to go to” or “to encompass,” Obeo provides Realtors®, homebuilders, land developers and property managers with customized online marketing solutions and offline sales tools including virtual tours, property listing sites, downloaded CD tours and seller reporting tools. Products include Obeo Connect, a 24-hour call-capture lead-generation system; Obeo Publish for print marketing; and Obeo Keepsake, which assists with post-purchase marketing.