Introducing Drive Time by Inrix on the latest release of the site.
We’re thrilled to announce the newest release of the Comey & Shepherd mobile site. Based in Cincinnati, Ohio, Comey & Shepherd have a history of topping the market in their region. For a mid-size brokerage, Comey & Shepherd is constantly trying to raise the bar by innovating new ways to create a more user friendly base for their clients. They wanted to add more personable and customized features to the latest release of their mobile presence, so here at Aumnia we helped them to construct that vision into a reality.
With Comey & Shepherd, we wanted to focus on a design that really highlighted how innovative of a brokerage that Comey & Shepherd truly is. Over our time working with Comey & Shepherd, we have constantly been evolving their mobile site as they themselves change over time. Therefore, we added two incredible new features to their latest launch that really help to take their mobile site to the next level.
From wherever their clients may be, Aumnia integrated a map search feature into the latest release. Clients are now able to search properties in the immediate area they are in. Maybe they aren’t in the neighborhood they’re considering? Not a problem, they can simply drag and drop their pin to the area they would rather see properties in and the map will adjust and show them nearby properties to their pin in that area. The map is conveniently color coded to make distinguishing different properties easier for clients.
- Red- The property is under contract
- Green- This is a new property listing
- Light Blue- This property currently has an open house
- Navy- Regular listing, nothing special is happening with the property at this time
When you click on a listing, an info box appears with the price of the property listing and quick specs on how many beds and baths the property has. From there, clicking on the info takes you to the main listing page in which you can then use the next newest feature- DriveTime™.
We’re most excited to announce a great new featured powered by INRIX, a data company that tracks traffic times- conveniently called DriveTime™. What does this mean for clients? When they go to the mobile site, they can now see what things like commute times would look like from the property listings they’re looking at to their place of employment. This helps clients find the homes in their desired area based on where they spend a lot of their time outside of the home. When in the DriveTime™ feature, clients can simply enter the address of their job, children’s school, their school, and then search for homes 10, 15, 20 minutes away depending on how long they wish their commute to be and when they usually arrive at these locations. Taking data by analyzing traffic times during the time the client wishes to be somewhere at, the system draws them an area in which they can search for properties in the right area for their needs. This not only helps the agents better understand their clients restraints when it comes to finding their dream home, but also helps the client find an agent who specializes in the area they wish to live. This feature also helps Comey & Shepherd reach prospective clients who may be relocating to the area and don’t know much about traffic and commute times in the area they’re moving too. We helped make Comey & Shepherd the first brokerage in Cincinnati to integrate this technology by Inrix into their mobile site.
Navigation & Interface
The new mobile site has a cleaner and easier to use navigation that can be accessed from anywhere in the application. Additionally, we’ve included an easier mode of contact for clients looking through the site to get in touch with an agent. As we have maintained a long standing partnership with Comey & Shepherd, we have continually provided updates to their interface, but this release is the largest overhaul we have done in terms of the design. We simplified, modernized, and overall create a much more user friendly experience for their clients. Comey & Shepherd love being innovative for their clients and we wanted to create a mobile site that reflected that.
It Doesn’t End Here
Comey & Shepherd continues to invest in standing out from their competitors and we’re committed to helping them achieve this differentiation. Based on the fact that sometimes their mobile site can garner up to 15,000 visits a month, only means that the site will continue to evolve as the clients and brokerage change.
Today Michael Saunder’s and Company launched their new mobilesite. To see it on your phone, simply visit their main URL at http://michaelsaunders.com and you’ll be automatically redirected.
We’re proud to have worked on the site with their team as well as 1000 Watt Consulting. To meet the specifications from the Michael Saunders’ team, we added new technology to our platform that really pushes the envelope for “app-like” solutions that runs in the phone’s browser across multiple platforms including iPhone, Android, and BlackBerry. This was a fun project for us as it challenged us technically and we got to work with a great team. Below is a copy of the official press release…
Michael Saunders & Company
Launches New Mobile Web Site
Empowers Consumers To Browse For Properties
On The Go From Any Web-Enabled Phone
SARASOTA, Florida—(May 3, 2011)—With the official launch today of its new mobile web site Michael Saunders & Company just made it easier and more efficient for buyers to actively search for properties on the go throughout Southwest Florida.
People arriving at michaelsaunders.com using the latest generation of hand-held mobile devices— an iPhone, Android, Blackberry or almost any other current make or model of web-enabled phone—will now enjoy an online experience that makes it easy to search for properties anywhere, at any time, right from the palm of their hand. No downloads are necessary to begin using the new mobile version of the Gulf Coast’s most-frequented real estate web site. Consequently, getting there is fast—and free.
Consumers need only go to michaelsaunders.com from their smart phone to preview any property in Southwest Florida, provided it is listed on the MLS. Their phone will automatically convert the site into the hand-held mobile version. The site is people friendly, specifically enhanced to be viewed on a small screen and is completely free of advertising. Buyers can search for properties anywhere; or zero-in on properties nearest their location. They can also find open houses by neighborhood, location; and save properties of interest for future reference.
“It’s no secret that mobile Internet usage is growing,” says company founder and CEO, Michael Saunders in announcing the new service. “But what you may not be aware of is the breathtaking speed at which this is occurring. Within 18 months, more people will access the Internet through hand-held mobile devices than more traditional desktop or laptop computers. That’s a massive shift in how buyers search for properties; and why we are proud to offer this new technology tool as yet another service to our buyers and sellers.”
In creating the new mobile web site, Michael Saunders & Company partnered with 1000 Watt Consulting, the California-based interactive marketing communications and design agency whose dedicated focus on the real estate industry makes it one of the most sought-after firms of its kind in the business. 1000 Watt Consulting was also instrumental in creating the new michaelsaunders.com, which debuted in August, 2010.
Also partnering in the creation of the new mobile web site was Aumnia, one of the nation’s premier mobile web companies, also headquartered in California. Aumnia’s software platform enables businesses to “go mobile” by extending their existing web presence onto web-enabled mobile phones and mobile internet devices.
“We invest in the most innovative web technologies as a duty to our buyers and sellers; and indeed to our agents,” Ms. Saunders explained. “As such, we studied mobile web sites produced by other real estate companies around the country throughout our research and development. After carefully weighing the options, we decided that a mobile web site was the most practical way to deliver the best experience to the largest number of consumers in our market. It is available to any web-enabled mobile phone, not just some of them, and we can update it instantly. We are very proud of our collaboration with Aumnia and 1000 Watt Consulting and what it has yielded for our clients, customers and agents.”
About Michael Saunders & Company:
Now in its fourth decade of service to Southwest Florida, Michael Saunders & Company has grown from a single small office into a network of 24 full-service offices—with more than 500 professionally trained associates and 150 staff members. Powerful world-wide affiliations—including Christie’s International Real Estate, Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, Luxury Portfolio International, Mayfair International Realty and the European Real Estate Network (EREN)—extend the company’s message to qualified buyers globally, ensuring the broadest possible exposure for our properties.
Michael Saunders & Company is ranked as the 52nd largest brokerage in dollar volume in the latest Real Trends 500 Survey of the 500 largest brokerages in the U.S. for 2011; and is included among the 35 most influential Realtors in luxury real estate.
For more information about Michael Saunders & Company, please call 1-888-552-5228 or visit us on the Web at MichaelSaunders.com.
CHICAGO – (06/28/10) – Aumnia has been named a preferred provider by Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® under its Leading Real Estate Solutions® division, which identifies cutting-edge real estate products and services for its member brokers.
Aumnia enables brokerages to use mobile as a powerful marketing tool by providing a relevant mobile experience for potential buyers with the information and services they want – anytime, anywhere. With Aumnia’s automated mobile internet platform, brokers can provide clients with “one-click” access to property search, property details/photos and contact information over their mobile devices. Aumnia supports all web-enabled mobile devices including the latest smartphones such as the iPhone, BlackBerry, Palm, and Google’s Android-based phones.
“Mobile is the fastest growing marketing medium today, so it is becoming increasingly important to ensure a website site renders well on a broad range of smartphones,” said LeadingRE Vice President Phil Edwards. “Aumnia’s solution makes that incredibly easy to do, giving our brokers another tool to gain a competitive edge.”
“We are very pleased to formalize our relationship with the network,” said Devesh Khare, Aumnia’s vice president of Marketing, “By providing the fastest way to go mobile and extend a corporation’s brand across all web-enabled devices, we offer an essential tool to the brokerages of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®.”
For more information on Aumnia, visit www.Aumnia.com or contact Devesh Khare at
888.883.2762. For more information on LeadingRE, visit www.LeadingRE.com.
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Aumnia is a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) provider of mobile internet applications and solutions. Our software platform enables businesses of all sizes to “go mobile” by extending their existing web presence onto web-enabled mobile phones and mobile internet devices in an efficient and cost-effective manner. By going mobile, businesses can engage and service their clients using mobile, the fastest growing marketing medium today. Aumnia is a privately held company based in Orange County, CA that was founded by individuals that have over 40 years of technical, management, and business related experience in demanding high-growth environments.
About Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®
Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (www.LeadingRE.com) is a global real estate network comprised of over 600 of the best-known local and regional real estate firms. With nearly 5,000 offices and 150,000 sales associates in the United States and more than 30 countries abroad, LeadingRE affiliates sell $250 billion in home sales, representing nearly one million transactions annually. The network has the #1 market leader in 41 of the top 90 markets in sales volume, transaction sides or both – nearly double that of the closest competitor.
McMonigle Group Extends the Power of Its Website to Mobile Devices Giving Clients Instant Access to Property Details, Pricing and Pictures Anytime, Anywhere
NEWPORT BEACH, CA (Oct 21, 2009) – Life is hectic. And it gets even tougher when you’re searching for your dream home. The McMonigle Group has taken the next step in simplifying that search process by making property details and pictures accessible in real time and at your finger tips. From any mobile phone, the McMonigle Group’s new mobile website (or MobileSite) provides potential buyers with instant access to property information in the palm of their hands.
Launched earlier this month, the McMonigle Group’s MobileSite is a natural extension of their already popular website that boasts hundreds of thousands of hits per month. Now, users that visit the current website can search homes, access featured listings and view property details (including pictures) with just “one-click” on any web-enabled phone.
“At the McMonigle Group, we strive to provide our clients with the best service in the industry and continually look for new ways to simplify the home buying process,” said John McMonigle, Founder and Principal of the McMonigle Group. “With the avid use of mobile phones, we recognize that our clients rely on their iPhones, BlackBerry or other smart phones to stay connected, so we released our mobile website to give our clients quick access to the information they need.”
McMonigle Group’s MobileSite, developed by Aumnia, can be accessed on all web-enabled mobile phones by simply visiting the main McMonigle Group website (http://www.McMonigleGroup.com); potential buyers do not need to do anything special. The MobileSite automatically adjusts the views and functionality based on phone type, and for smart phones, the MobileSite turns into a web-based application with specialized functionality including a GPS-based search.
Aumnia is an automated mobile internet platform that enables real estate professionals to extend their website services and branding to the mobile environment to drive lead generation and increase sales. Aumnia optimizes existing marketing materials, web content and services for all web-enabled mobile devices, helping businesses reach their clients anytime, anywhere.
For more information, please visit the McMonigle Group’s website at http://www.McMonigleGroup.com or call 949.734.6200.
About McMonigle Group: The McMonigle Group is based in Orange County, California and is one of the world’s top-selling luxury real estate teams, having represented the sale of more than $2.1 billion in luxury homes over the past five years.
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Having sold more than $2.1 billion in premier luxury properties, the McMongile Group is the world’s number one selling residential real estate team, five years and counting. The group was founded by nationally renowned real estate expert John McMongile.
Winkelmann Realty releases state-of-the-art technology allowing potential homebuyers to view available properties on their mobile phone
Fullerton, CA (Monday, July 13, 2009) – New technologies in mobile phones have transformed the way we accomplish many day-to-day activities, and now your phone can even help you look for a new home. Winkelmann Realty recently announced that they are offering a mobile site that can be accessed from any web-enabled phone. By visiting http://winkrealty.com, potential buyers can instantly view a home’s price, description, photos and realtor contact information.
“This new resource is helping to transform the home-buying process,” said Linda Hawkins, President of Winkelmann Realty. “It gives buyers more control, putting all the information instantly at their fingertips rather than requiring them to hunt it down through multiple agents. Our hope is that this easy access will give buyers more options and help them .make the best purchasing decision.”
Through WinkRealty.com, buyers can search by address or street to view the details of a specific property or by city or Zip code to view a full list of available properties in a specific neighborhood. Realtors will also find this new resource helpful for performing quick preliminary home searches for new potential clients they may meet out of the office.
To power its mobile site, Winkelmann Realty chose Aumnia. Winkelmann Realty and Aumnia worked closely together to integrate the WinkRealty.com website and new mobile site to provide consistent property information on-the-go. “Our goal was to extend WinkRealty.com, so users can easily access it using any web-enabled mobile device” said Gregory Borodaty, President/CEO of Aumnia, Inc.
For more information on this new service or any of the properties you find online at www.WinkRealty.com, call Winkelmann Realty at 1-800-397-3562 or visit their office located at 114 North Harbor Blvd., Fullerton, CA.
Winkelmann Realty is a certified minority and woman-owned realty business, as well as an approved vendor for government accounts. Long acknowledged as a leader in Relocation and REO services, Winkelmann Realty has achieved impressive results in serving lenders, third-party firms and in-house corporations with their relocation needs. Winkelmann Realty was the first company in California to have a Realtor designated Senior Certified Relocation Professional, SCRP. In addition to relocation, Winkelmann Realty handles general brokerage
Aumnia is an automated mobile internet platform that enables real estate professionals to extend their website services and branding to the mobile environment to drive lead generation and increase sales. Aumnia optimizes existing marketing materials, web content and services for all web-enabled mobile devices, helping business reach their clients anytime, anywhere.