published: Sunday, August 25, 2013
Real estate agent introduces mobile app to Highlands County
Special to the News-Sun
SEBRING - "Apps are considered the New Internet," said Jeanny Campbell, Broker-agent at RE/MAX Realty Plus, a 34-year veteran in the real estate business. An app is a very common term for a web-based application, that can be downloaded cheaply or even free for mobile devices, which allows you to access information easily and quickly.
Ninety-one percent of all people have their mobile phones within arm's reach 24 hours a day seven days a week.
According to an ABI research survey of U.S. consumers, respondents who said they had downloaded a retailer-branded app said 45.8 percent had visited the facility more often, 40.4 percent bought more products and services, 71 percent of smartphone users found it useful to download mobile apps to their phones, 35.8 percent told a friend.
"This is powerful, respected advertising at no additional cost to the consumer," Campbell said. Of those who have downloaded apps, nearly 2 in 3 said they use their apps daily, 1 in 4 use their apps more than 30 minutes per day.
Between 2010 and 2011 there was a 91 percent increase in time users spent on apps. The average smartphone user currently has about 41 apps downloaded on their smartphone. The study shows that 81 percent of mobile phones will be smartphones by 2015.
Being the first one in the area, Campbell designed her own app a few months ago and she encourages other Realtors to consider this new technology as a service for their buyers, sellers and even other Realtors who don't want their own app. By downloading the "Jeanny Campbell" app, buyers, sellers and Realtors are able to look up listings by criteria, address or MLS numbers, can call, e-mail or access her website. A buyer or seller can even upload pictures to her app.
"While showing a home to a couple who wanted to make a lower offer, by using the mortgage calculator on my app, I was able to quickly show them the difference in their monthly payment and encouraged them to make a higher offer; the deal was done - buyers are sellers are happy," and Campbell says "that's the name of the game."
Campbell's number one commitment to this business is to give "outrageous customer service and to meet and exceed customer's expectations."
Anyone encouraged to learn more about apps can contact Jeanny Campbell at RE/MAX Realty Plus located at 809 US 27 S., Sebring and can be reached via her app "Jeanny Campbell" or by phone 381-1848.
(by: Wanda - 8/26/2013)
Thanks for updating the article :)
(by: Wanda - 8/25/2013)
Does anyone proof read articles before they go to print??
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