North American Realtors Alliance
There seems to be a revolution rising in the real estate industry. Realtors are already divided by the fact they are competing against each other in a tough industry, now the MLS seems to be imploding due to a multitude of differing views on its exchange of information with the public. Richard Embro-Pantalony, the President and CEO of agentsmate.com has observed the real estate industry for nearly 25 years and says “Many local real estate boards can’t even decide on effective ways to exchange listing data between agents. Multiple Listing Services all over the country are splintering and smaller independent realtor networks are forming and competing.”
Agentsmate.com is an entirely free North American alliance of realtors who have free access to marketing tools and IDX capabilities as well as incredible exposure to online buyers across North America. Their search database is both localized and national. There are premium services available such as audio/video listing tours and listing lead generation.
“This is a service long past overdue, there really isn’t a free service for realtors available with the tools and utilities to promote their listings to each other and to the public. There also seems to be many separate agendas at the local and State/Provincial association levels that are fracturing many traditional realtors multiple listing services. Buyer agents and listing agents are at odds over the timing of public release of new listings. Somewhere along the line the mission statement of the MLS was forgotten, that this is a service for the buyers and sellers of real estate.”
Membership to agentsmate.com and its services are available at no charge to all realtors in the United States and Canada. It will be especially useful to relocation specialists. There are daily news feeds for agents and forums to discuss information and to set up your own network of realtor contacts.
The complimentary services include personal multi page websites, detailed listings and marketing tools, multi photo uploads, listing archives to name only a few. All services are automated and simple to use. “We wanted to make sure that the services we offered free of charge would be far better than what agents are currently paying for” said Embro-Pantalony. Agentsmate.com will also host sponsored local level Home Service advertisers in text ads and video formats for a more complete website visitor experience.