SEATTLE, February 12, 2019 – MoxiWorks, a leading real estate technology company, has just partnered with LiveBy, who connects real estate professionals with homebuyers through hyper-local data and unique content. LiveBy joins the MoxiCloud open platform, which allows brokerages to create a customized, integrated tech stack that provides them with an end-to-end solution.
LiveBy makes it easy for brokerages to launch hyper-local content on their existing websites. Their data and content become part of the site to help drive search engine optimization (or SEO) and engagement. LiveBy also allows for brokerages to tap into a new kind of “neighborhood lead,” capturing potential sellers and buyers 12, 24, or 48 months earlier in their search process.
“The larger portals will never understand a market like the local brands do. Real estate brokerages and their agents know the area best, and LiveBy helps them prove it!” said Cory Scott, LiveBy CEO. “Zip code data is not hyper-local, and consumers do not want to simply understand the radius around an address. They want to learn about and track activity in a particular neighborhood. LiveBy allows for true, up-to-date insights at a micro level and can deliver on any scale of vision.”
LiveBy supports local data and unique content for all 50 U.S. States, Canada, Bahamas and Cayman Islands. Their coverage includes access to the largest proprietary library of neighborhood boundaries, along with cities, subdivisions, school districts, zip codes and more. Companies can also create custom boundaries on the fly and offer insights that have never been seen.
“We’re so excited to add LiveBy to the MoxiCloud! Hyper-local content is now expected by consumers, so having this solution in a brokerage’s tech stack is only getting more and more important,” said Kylah Searing, Director of Integrations and Partnerships at MoxiWorks. “Having the ability to quickly add neighborhood pages as standalone or to existing sites is really slick. Adding these to a brokerage site was faster than anything I’ve ever seen! The content is really engaging as well, and I know consumers will love it.”
LiveBy will integrate into the MoxiCloud open platform, joining over 40 best-in-class tools and services. The flexibility provided by the MoxiCloud open platform is what MoxiWorks attributes their single-digit client turnover rate to. This open platform model encourages brokerages to innovate and adopt powerful tools, such as LiveBy.
LiveBy is an all-inclusive local data company that works with 200 of the top real estate brokerages across North America, 4 of the leading networks/franchises and 118,000 agents. LiveBy is passionate about empowering Real Estate Professionals with tools to help buyers and sellers discover and track neighborhoods. They are dedicated to streamlining the home search by removing all ambiguity around location. By leveraging LiveBy, real estate websites drive robust, real-time local content that increase SEO and provide an amazing search experience. For more information about LiveBy, please visit liveby.com.
MoxiWorks is a comprehensive open platform system for large residential real estate brokerages that serves over 72 brokerages and 120,000 agents nationwide that account for more than 13% of the transactions in the U.S. MoxiWorks’ integrated tools are centered on sphere methodology that increases agents’ repeat and referral business by 54%, while lowering overall technology, training, and support costs for the brokerage. The open platform known as the MoxiCloud has tools from more than 40 partners that plug and play to create unique brokerage solutions. MoxiWorks also powers the LeadingRE Cloud. Find more information at moxiworks.com.
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By Kylah Searing, Director of MoxiCloud Partnerships & Integrations
It’s common to hear someone say, “get your head out of the clouds,” but here at MoxiWorks, we want everyone to get their heads IN the cloud! We’re not daydreaming anymore, the MoxiCloud is the real deal and I’m sitting on cloud nine reflecting on all that’s been accomplished and what’s in store for 2019. Too much cloud? Oh, just you wait!
When we started our MoxiCloud Partner Program a few years ago, we knew there was great potential and worked hard to find partners willing to join that shared our common vision. That vision? To create a ubiquitous data platform across all of real estate.
Being a software company, we first handedly know the pain points of onboarding a client. Not only do we need a lot of data just related to the brokerage, but we also need their MLS data. Anyone who’s had to secure MLS data for their application understands the complexity there. Just jumping through the hoops to secure it is one thing, but then digesting the different formats is a whole other ball game. So, why not take the pain out of all of that? The MoxiCloud was designed to help both our brokerages and vendors!
Why life is better in the MoxiCloud
Brokerages don’t need to spend time creating feeds or files of agent roster data or gather logos/colors, etc. They just point people to the MoxiCloud! The MoxiCloud is predictable which makes it attractive to the vendors. No more dealing with MLS data or brokerage data in different formats… it’s consistent and streamlines everything. For instance, one specific partner would typically estimate onboarding around three months, but after integrating with the MoxiCloud was able to shorten it to two weeks and even created hundreds of demo agent accounts in 24 hours to run a pilot! That is the power of the MoxiCloud.
Over the last few years of running this program we have acquired 40 partners who are actively leveraging the MoxiCloud in some form or fashion! I’m sure you’re saying to yourself, “40? That’s it? But others are claiming 200+ integrations!” Right, but one-way “integrations” at the agent level don’t count in our book! Are those “integrations” able to reduce onboarding time, get vendors to revenue quicker, access brokerage logos and colors, access brokerage listings, agent’s consumer data, and transaction data? I think not! Most other API’s out there can provide one data set, which is great, but it still requires someone to go out and find all the other necessary data. It’s also doing next to nothing to enrich that data and make it available to others.
Over 50% of our partners are actively enriching the MoxiCloud by passing data into it. By doing this, the data is automatically available to everyone else who is using the data. Imagine this: An agent who is using MoxiEngage CRM gets a new lead from their agent website (hosted by one of our many amazing web partners). It’s automatically populated into the MoxiCloud and into their MoxiEngage CRM account. This lead turns into a new listing and because their transaction management provider and marketing provides are also in the MoxiCloud can automatically generate a transaction room and send the just listed marketing (and the agent didn’t have to do anything). When the listing is pending the client automatically receives an invite to a moving concierge service and signs up. The information on that sign up is populated into MoxiEngage automatically so the agent can be in the know. After closing the transaction, the agent has quick access to gifting services to send a thank you – phew! Get the picture? With everyone contributing to the cloud we can save the agent so much time by reducing all the redundant data entry they are used to.
The value of the MoxiCloud for brokerages
It’s not just the vendors who value in this equation. Many of our brokerage clients are using the MoxiCloud themselves to access their own data in a more streamlined way and even using it for custom development and streamlining their own processes to help their agents. Woah, right?
If you thought this was all a ploy to get people to use our Moxi products (MoxiEngage, MoxiPresent, etc.) you couldn’t be more wrong. We believe our products can stand on their own merit, but we also know they’re stronger with the MoxiCloud and we want others to be stronger with the MoxiCloud too (yes, we want others to succeed). Last year we worked with two of our partners who needed to share data. We built the attributes necessary so one partner could enrich the cloud with their data and the other partner could access it. None of it is being leveraged by any Moxi products… it’s just data sharing in the cloud!
Looking to the future: Your 2019 Real Estate Resolution
As we hit the ground running in 2019, I do hope everyone will get their heads in the cloud and share in our vision. The MoxiCloud and our partner program have come so far in the last few years and I love that we have so much support from all our brokerages and partners! If you’ve stayed with me this far and your brain has exploded into a mushroom cloud from all this cloud talk and you’re thinking “I need to get my head in that MoxiCloud,” don’t hesitate to reach out! You can contact me here.
By Tiana Baur, Content Marketing Manager
Recently, we announced one of our newest members of the MoxiCloud: HomeKeepr. HomeKeepr is a full suite of fully branded home maintenance and management tools that is redefining how real estate agents drive value for clients and engage with their communities. Real estate agents use HomeKeepr’s mobile apps and website widgets to unlock the power of their network by connecting clients with their most trusted home service pro relationships — everyone from landscapers to lenders. They’ve joined the MoxiCloud to help agents stay in touch with and remain valuable to past and prospective home-buying clients, generating more repeat and referral business.
Real Referrals by Real People
HomeKeepr is the only tool where homeowners can discover home service pros powered entirely by real referrals from real people they know and trust – their real estate agent! Homeowners can confidently search for professionals knowing their home will be in the care of someone who’s earned their reputation. Say goodbye to hours and hours spent searching and reading reviews!
Your own Mobile App
Upload your own personal directory of trustworthy home service pros to a fully branded mobile app that clients will rely upon to manage their homes for years after a sale. But the HomeKeepr app is much more than that.
It’s also a fully digital representation of the home. Homeowners upload pictures of appliance ID tags and within 24 hours find a full library of user manuals and warranty documents. Upload pictures of receipts and they’ll have at their fingertips a transaction log of every dollar they’ve spent on your home. The best part is that all of it is branded to the agent.
Stay in Touch
HomeKeepr keeps real estate agents in touch with clients long after a transaction through custom-branded blog posts and valuable home maintenance tips. The HomeKeepr branded blogs can be easily shared on all social platforms.
Widgets for your Website
HomeKeepr Widgets are a white-label solutions that turn your website into a destination for clients to return to for years after a sale. With just a couple of lines of code, agents can embed these widgets to create Home Pro Search and Homeowner Blog pages on their own website.
The new integration with MoxiWorks, will allow agents to invite their clients to utilize HomeKeepr while the agent is working within their MoxiWorks account. Invited homeowners or prospective buyers will also receive agent-branded home maintenance tips and blog posts educating the homeowner on all things important for successful homeownership.
We’re thrilled to have HomeKeepr aboard! If you’re interested in getting this new tool added to your brokerage, simply contact your MoxiWorks Account Manager or if you’re new to MoxiWorks, you can contact us here.
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