Realtors ride Internet wave (article)
Package allows clients to ‘manage their world online’
Friday, August 19, 2005
More Calgary realtors are going online these days as competition in the city’s red-hot real estate industry continues to heat up.
“It’s so important as far as marketing properties using the visual ways of doing it through these websites because a lot of people are just too busy. This gives maps. It gives total virtual tours of the interior of properties,” said Akbar Nimji, with Re/Max Realty Professionals, who has been a realtor for about 10 years.
“It is the wave of the future. . . . This is the future.”
Vancouver-based Combustion Listings, a software development company, has been in Calgary this week selling its software package specifically designed for realtors. It is capitalizing on a growing trend in the real estate industry as more realtors are using personal websites to sell property.
“We’re expanding into the Alberta market,” said Steve Jagger, co-founder of the company.