DreamTown unveils new tools and Century 21 connects globally

by Chicago Agent

New search functionality, CRM and marketing tools on offer at DreamTown

by Meg White

Chicago-based DreamTown Realty announced a number of new products available to agents and clients last month, including a more natural search engine. The company noted that the search algorithm translates abbreviated words, acronyms and casual language in a more reliable way. Making real estate searches more predictive is a way boutiques can fill consumer demand for experiences that mirror Netflix, Google and Amazon, according to Yuval Degani, founder and CEO of the brokerage.

“Finally, a search that thinks the way you do. Type in anything — 2-bed, 2-bath, Pilsen, 250-350. Just like that, the first predictive real estate search of its kind delivers every listing that matches your parameters,” Degani said in a press release, adding that this technology fits into their longtime value proposition in the local market. “When I started DreamTown 22 years ago, we were the first company to offer online searching at a time when the other brokerages were still focused on print advertising and driving prospect homebuyers around in the backseat[s] of cars. We perfected the online search before Redfin and Zillow were even the spark of an idea.”

Other new products released recently by DreamTown include a proprietary CRM known as ClientConnect, new marketing report sales maps, company videos starring DreamTown agents, and exclusive Chicago neighborhood photos and original artwork agents can use in their marketing efforts.

Century 21 goes global with Immobel

by Tim Inklebarger

Century 21 is collaborating with real estate technology company Immobel to release the Century 21 Global Referral Network.

The technology, now offered in United States, Spain, Portugal, Russia, Cyprus, Montenegro, Albania and Macedonia, will connect all of Century 21’s 11,500 offices across the globe that will “bring speed and security to client relationships and agent referrals, and a more seamless method for closing continent-to-continent and country-to-country deals,” according to a press release.

The new network provides access to 131,000 Century 21 affiliated agents and allows clients to view properties in their native languages and see prices in their native currencies.

“This collaboration with Immobel is another milestone in an almost 50-year history of Century 21 Real Estate as a brand consistently remaining relevant with consumers and industry professionals alike,” Michael Miedler, Century 21 Real Estate president and CEO, said. “We believe that delivering a globally-focused, continent-to-continent and country-to-country e-commerce integrated service and referral platform will significantly improve the value proposition for our Century 21 System members but more importantly, help them better serve the clients and customers they connect with each day.”

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