Realty Austin takes real estate listings mobile with DriveBuy Technologies 2.0

Realty Austin takes real estate listings mobile with DriveBuy Technologies 2.0


Latest product release enables agents and REALTORS® at Texas real estate brokerage to sell properties through text messaging, mobile websites and social media integration to Twitter.

AUSTIN, TX – January 20, 2009 – Realty Austin has selected DriveBuy Technologies as the preferred mobile marketing solution provider for all their agents and clients. With the increasing inventory of homes on the market, Realty Austin needed a way to help their client’s homes stand out among the competition. They found DriveBuy Technology’s solution is not only a competitive advantage, but also a revenue generator.

Prospective buyers simply send a property-specific text message and instantly receive key information such as price, size, beds and baths as well as a link to a mobile website with more information, color photos and the agent’s contact information.

Simultaneously, the listing agent receives a text message with the prospective buyer’s phone number and the address of the property they are parked outside of. The agent is able to call the interested buyer, while they are literally still parked outside, sell them on the home’s benefits and offer to show them the property. "It’s as though we are sitting on the curb, waiting for them to drive up.” said Jonathan Boatwright, co-founder of Realty Austin.

According to Jonathan, "Another benefit of implementing DriveBuy was the ability to stop wasting paper and hundreds of dollars a week on color flyers, not to mention the gas and time involved in delivering and refilling flyer boxes.”

"Realty Austin is a leader in Central Texas, and they have a proven track record of innovation with technology and real estate marketing. We’re extremely excited to see the adoption and results that Realty Austin is achieving with DriveBuy mobile marketing solutions.” says Dylan Schleppe, President of DriveBuy Technologies. "Recently added features including social media integration with Twitter and built-in mobile websites are already helping REALTORS® sell more properties.”

About DriveBuy Technologies

DriveBuy Technologies is the leading provider of interactive mobile marketing solutions for the real estate industry, including agents and brokers for RE/MAX, Century 21, Keller-Williams, Prudential and Coldwell Banker. DriveBuy empowers real estate professionals to leverage mobile technologies including sms/text messaging for marketing their properties. Further information about DriveBuy Technologies is available at http://www.drivebuytech.com

About Realty Austin

Realty Austin is an independent, full-service real estate brokerage headquartered in Austin, Texas. Realty Austin was one of the first to make buying and selling property in Austin more efficient through aggressive use of Internet technology. While many firms are a revolving door of agents, their elite team of top professionals are hand picked for their intellectual horsepower, customer centricity, market savvy and real estate experience. With 35 of Austin’s top producing REALTORS®, Realty Austin is a leader in the Austin real estate market. For more information, visit http://www.realtyaustin.com