May 14, 2013 - Parallel 41 Apartments Selected as Official Honoree of 17th Annual Webby Awards
Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) May 14, 2013
IADAS, International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, has announced Parallel41.com among the chosen Honorees of the 2013 Webby Awards' Real Estate category: a highly coveted laurel for Internet marketers.
From 11,000 entries in 50 US states and across 60 countries, the Official Honoree status represents the top 15% of all work; which is a remarkable achievement. IADAS recognizes excellence in interactive creativity, establishes best practices, and pushes standards of web development to a higher plane. A video reflecting the creative process and digital engineering for the website is located at Parallel 41 Webby.
Parallel 41 was built in 2012 in the Stamford metro, thirty minutes from Manhattan. Its Walk Score is a teeming 92. The 124 unit mid-rise community leases for an average rate of $2,710, which is marginally higher than other communities in the area according to reports in MarketSurveyTools.com. Developed by Randy Salvatore of RMS Construction, LLC, the community offers numerous luxury features in an extraordinary location. Parallel 41 is being leased and managed by Trio Properties, LLC, led by Eileen Swenson. The property has maintained an impressive performance history. READ ARTICLE
May 1, 2013 - ApartmentWebsites.com Div Spherexx.com ® Creates Robust Apartment Pricing Presentation for Revenue Management Subscribers
Dallas, TX (PRWEB) April 30, 2013
ApartmentWebsites.com has introduced a versatile, dynamic pricing presentation to its list of services. This recent innovation is integrated with revenue management providers to create a seamless price quotation per individual apartment. It is the most proficient, interactive system in the industry. It is also available via mobile phone and iPad/Tablet. Click here for online demonstration. The interactive presentation is available for any website employing revenue management by means of ApartmentWebsites.com's flexible integration. TO READ STORY CLICK HERE
April 17, 2013 - Becca Wilson Speaking at IREM's "Women Changing the World of Real Estate Management"
National Institute of Real Estate Management ® Names Becca Wilson in "Women Changing the World of Real Estate Management"
Go to JPM Magazine at http://www.jpm-digital.org/jpm/april_2013_lls#pg14 for more information on this Legislative Summit event.
March 28, 2013 - Spherexx.com ® Wins Three Internet Advertising Competition (IAC) Awards for Website Development Expertise
Dallas, TX (PRWEB)
Three celebrated websites developed by Spherexx.com ® have been announced winners in the 2013 Internet Advertising Competition Awards developed by the Web Marketing Association to honor excellence in online advertising. Parallel 41, has been selected as the winner of the Best Real Estate Website for 2013. 2411 Washington, and Woodmont Place at Palmer, have received Outstanding Website Awards. To Read Full Story CLICK HERE
March 20, 2013 - National Institute of Real Estate Management ® Names Becca Wilson in “Women Changing the World of Real Estate Management”
Dallas, TX (PRWEB) March 20, 2013
The highly esteemed Institute of Real Estate Management, IREM®, has designated 72 women as movers and shakers in the field of real estate management. Among them is Becca Wilson, President and CEO of Spherexx.com®, a full service marketing and Internet technology company that serves the multifamily real estate industry on a large scale.
"Each and every nomination contained a story...a story told by a colleague, by a direct report, by a tenant, by a supervisor, in some cases, even by daughters writing about their mothers," says Russell Salzman, IREM Executive Vice President and CEO. IREM® selects the "Women Changing the World of Real Estate Management" honorees for their positive impact on the real estate management profession. Recognized for innovation, mentoring, community service, leadership and other laudable initiatives, Ms. Wilson and the other women identified range from senior officers of global real estate firms to self-employed entrepreneurs to site managers of single properties who are prized for the great work they do. CLICK HERE FOR FULL STORY
March 8, 2013 - Spherexx.com® Introduces ApartmentWebsites.com’s Sleek Brand Series to Web Innovations
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The Internet is buzzing with discussions on many levels about search engine optimization (SEO), social media, mobile compatibility, how to enhance your brand awareness and make your clients and customers enjoy the best Internet shopping experience possible. Multi-family management companies are no different and competition is fierce. 84% of apartment seekers shop online.
Spherexx.com, as forerunner in the multi-family web development and marketing services, has vast experience in all aspects of Internet technology, plus the added advantage of highly credentialed, property management professionals leading the way. 43% of all their clients’ leases originate from their Spherexx.com websites. Spherexx is a winner in the international 2012 Summit Creative Awards.
“We are always focused on creating efficient, profitable and enjoyable methods of serving the multi-family industry. ApartmentWebsites.com is one of our most recent innovations that provides high performance technology with super smooth operation and versatility,” says Becca Wilson, President and CEO of Spherexx.com. The basic website package is customized, and it can be easily expanded. It is also very affordable, starting at only $50 per month. Clients can update, freshen up, and revise content any time they like, right from their own leasing desks.
ApartmentWebsites.com offers an expandable web system that starts with a five-page website including hosting and it can grow from there. The basic package offers a tour through captivating photography, floor plans and brochures. The website bundles are orchestrated into four groups with relative price points as shown at http://www.ApartmentWebsites.com/pricing. There is a price to fit in any budget. For example, new construction apartments and Class A communities can select a custom designed website and add additional, interactive features and services to the bundle price. One of the interactive features is a site plan that lets visitors select the exact apartment they want based on availability: http://www.parallel41stamford.com/pages/site-plan.asp. There is also an interactive room planner where guests can move virtual furniture around in a virtual apartment: http://www.tenoaksaustin.com/pages/room-planner.asp?fp=A1.
If an existing website owner only wants to hire ApartmentWebsites.com to improve Internet traffic, they can add search engine ranking services to their existing websites. 70% of all Spherexx.com websites are on page one for major keyword searches. The Business Intelligence Package is another add-on service that provides a subterranean view of website activity, such as pinpointing best referrers and best converters (turns a website visitor into a prospective customer) and what five pages are entered first and left last. This precise traffic analysis tool surpasses Google Analytics and shares insight into source conversion. Strategic marketers must know who their visitors are in order to invest advertising costs that return a high yield.
All the Apartment Websites are fully integrated with revenue management companies, including RentPush.com, so apartment communities that use a pricing program can have current, interactive pricing available for web guests at all times. AdKast is an optional service that will broadcast Internet pricing information to multiple Internet advertising sources.
Responsive website designs, those designs that adjust automatically to any viewing screen – like tablets, hand held smart devices and desktop computers, are an option feature. Three of the four pricing options are"templatized" designs and are pre-planned to save on graphic design costs. Many clients serve a demographic that absolutely requires a more interactive user experience, thus the complete custom design is always available. ApartmentWebsites' clients can incorporate up to 50 pages in their websites.
Additionally, apartment managers can access all their vital leasing and management tools using Spherexx.com’s SweetSpot's go-anywhere dashboard. The SweetSpot program is complimentary to any Spherexx.com client and it is accessible on iPad/Tablet, laptop or desktop computer at the same time. ApartmentWebsites can order Apple ® iPads or Microsoft ® Surface tablets for your company and customize the setup and lock down of the tablets for business applications.
"Spherexx.com keeps us on page one in Google, Yahoo and Bing at a minimal monthly fee with their SEO (Search Engine Optimization) techniques. We don’t have to pay huge, unpredictable sums to get Internet traffic,” says Craig Reid, President of Perry Reid Properties.
About Spherexx.com—Ad Agency | Software Development | Data Centers
Established in 2000, Spherexx.com is recognized as an established leader in the apartment industry website, Internet marketing and software development services. With offices located in Tulsa, Dallas, Austin, and Houston, the company has been distinguished as one of INC5000’s fastest growing companies. Spherexx.com is a recipient of the International Summit Creative Award 2012 for creative and communication excellence.
Spherexx.com offers a wide selection of professional services including web design and development, touch-screen kiosks, Internet lead generation tools, online advertising, apartment leasing consulting, advanced mobile technology, apartment lease-up marketing consulting, and search engine performance. The company also provides branding services, video/multimedia production, print media, and copy writing as well as website and email hosting, database solutions, pay per click, e-commerce solutions and custom programming.
Spherexx.com has developed CRM (customer relationship management) products, marketing and lead generation tools that allow clients to better manage and convert leads to leases and sales. These applications are branded under Messagekast.com, ILoveLeasing.com, MarketSurveyTools.com, and RentPush.com. Spherexx.com provides web-based prospecting, marketing, advertising management, and support services.
Spherexx.com has provided services to innovative real estate companies like Lincoln Property Company, Atlantic Pacific Companies, Bozzuto, Denison Development, Trio Properties LLC, Graham Residential, ZRS Management, LLC and Perry Reid Properties. The company represents over one hundred years of direct, executive level property management experience that readily identifies with the challenges and solutions of multi-family property management professionals.
March 4, 2013 - Spherexx.com's Becca Wilson Listed in IREM's List of Women Changing Real Estate Management
IREM® Reveals Women Changing the World of
Real Estate Management
Weaving Stories Together
Creates a Living Tapestry
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(Chicago, March 4, 2013) The Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM®) today revealed the names of, and narratives about, 72 women from the U.S. and abroad who are changing the face of the real estate management profession. Recognized for innovation, mentoring, community service, leadership and other laudable initiatives, the women identified range from senior officers of global real estate firms to self-employed entrepreneurs to site managers of single properties who are prized for the great work they do. Some are IREM® Members, others not, and their stories – as told by those who nominated them – are featured in the March/April issue of IREM’s member magazine, the Journal of Property Management (JPM®).
“In big ways and small,” said IREM® 2012 President James A. Evans, CPM®, “women are changing the face of the real estate management industry daily. This was the impetus for IREM to identify the women who represent the absolute best of what our industry can accomplish.”
“Our original intent was to identify and spotlight just 10 women of achievement,” said Russell Salzman, CAE, IOM, RCE, IREM’s executive vice president and CEO. “But as nominations flowed in, we quickly realized that recognizing so few would be difficult, if not impossible. Indeed,” he noted, “each and every nomination contained a story…a story told by a colleague, a direct report, a tenant, a supervisor, and, in some cases, even by daughters writing about their mothers.”
Observed Nancye Kirk, IREM’s Chief Strategy Office and Vice President, Global Services: “It is the weaving together of all of these stories that creates a living tapestry, one which enables us to see how women have, and are, changing the world through real estate management.”
Added current IREM® President Elizabeth (Beth) Machen, CPM®, who is among the 72 women spotlighted: “When I began my property management career, relatively few women were in the business. Today, the percentage of women in management surpasses that of the men. “But,” she continued, “it’s not just about the numbers. As I read through the awe-inspiring stories of my female colleagues, I felt truly honored to be included in this group of passionate, committed professionals.”
All of the women identified are entwined by common threads – a willingness to mentor others, leadership through caring and nurturing, the ability to create connections and form lasting bonds, a passion for lifelong learning and for sharing knowledge with others. Among these women are single mothers who used real estate management as a career that would support not only themselves but their children. Risk-taking entrepreneurs who started their own management companies. Innovators who leveraged their management knowledge and expertise to create business that supported the industry. Educators, who have prepared young people for successful careers in real estate management. And sensitive and thoughtful managers whose compassion has ensured safe and comfortable homes for those of limited means.
LIST OF WOMEN RECOGNIZED
• Cammie Allie, CPM®, Fortress Property Management, Portland, OR
• Shannon Alter, CPM®, Alter Consulting Group, Santa Ana, CA
• Sue Ansel, Gables Residential, Dallas, TX
• Kristi Bowins, CPM® Candidate, Colliers International, AMO®, Boise, ID
• Elizabeth Bunker, CPM®, Windsor Management, Lafayette, CA
• Stephanie Burg-Brown, CPM®, BSA Management and Nextage Diamond Realty, Philadelphia, PA
• Lori Burger, CPM®, IREM 2013 Secretary/Treasurer, Eugene Burger Management Corp., AMO®, Rohnert Park, CA
• Mary Butler Summy, CPM®, LEED, Granite Properties, Houston, TX
• Debra A. Cafaro, Ventas, Inc., Chicago, IL
• Cynthia Clare, CPM®, Kettler Management, AMO®, McLean, VA
• Tisa Clark, JD Clark Professional Services, Capitol Heights, MD
• JoAnne Corbitt, CPM®, IREM® 1997 President, Colliers International, AMO®, Nashville, TV
• Dawn Daffinee, CPM®, Travis Commercial, San Antonio, TX
• Dreamer Dowden, ARM®, CPM® Candidate, CDPM II, Barksdale Family Housing, Barksdale Air Force Base, LA
• Doreen Donovan, CPM®, CJ Management, Co., Inc., Dorchester, MA
• Mary Joe Eaton, CBRE, In., AMO®, Miami, FL
• Faye Ellis, CPM®, Facility Management Services, Nashville, TN
• Rose Evans, CPM®, Levin Management, AMO®, North Plainfield, NJ
• Christiana Foglio, Community Investment Strategies, Inc., Lawrenceville, NJ
• Kate Franco, CPM®, ARM®, Trinity Management Company, LLC, Boston, MA
• Vickie Gaskill, ARM®, CPM®, Bell-Anderson & Associates, LLC, Kent, WA
• Ginny Goldsmith, CPM®, Sealy & Company, Dallas, TX
• Emily Goodman, CPM®, ARM®, Core Realty Holdings Management, Inc. (CRHMI), Greensboro, NC???
• Jamie Gorski, The Bozzuto Group, Greenbelt, MD
• Rosemary Goss, PH.D., Virginia Tech University, Blacksburg, VA
• Cheryl Gray, CPM®, Bentall Kennedy, Toronto, Canada
• Olga Hakes, ARM®, 1170 Apartment Corporation, Fort Lee, NJ
• Mary Hauser, CPM®, Browning Investments, Inc., Indianapolis, IN
• Lidia Henclewska, CPM®, Henclewska Nieruchomosci, Poznan, Poland
• Tammy Gorr Hendrix, CPM®, Consulting in Houston, TX
• Rita Hernandez, CPM®, RiverRock Real Estate Group, San Francisco, CA
• Deanna Hill, CPM®, First Management Services, Knoxville, TN
• Deborah Ho-Beckstrom, CPM®, Community Association Group, Inc., St. Paul, MN
• Alexandra Jackiw, CPM®, McKinley, Inc., AMO®, Indianapolis, IN
• Julie Johnson, Phillips Real Estate Service, Seattle, WA
• Heidi Kempf-Schwarze, CPM®, RPA, Unilev Management Corp., St. Paul, MN
• Laura Khouri, CPM® Candidate, Western National Property Management (WNPM), Irvine, CA
• Diana Leka, CPM® Candidate, Housing Authority of Salt Lake City, Salt Lake City, UT
• Meaghan Levy, CPM®, CB Richard Ellis Group, Inc., AMO®, Las Vegas, NV
• Sue Lewis, Rental Housing Association of Puget Sound, Seattle, WA
• Fernanda Lisboa, CPM®, 1Size Eireli, Sao Paulo, Brazil
• Elizabeth (Beth) Machen, CPM®, IREM® 2013 President, Machen Advisory Group, Charlotte, NC
• Marla Maloney, CPM®, Cassidy Turley, AMO®, St. Louis, MO
• Annie McClinton, Multifamily Ancillary Group (MAG), Irvine, CA
• Vera McPherson, CPM®, ARM®, W.H.H. Trice & Co., Williamsburg, VA
• Pamela Monroe, CPM®, IREM® 2009 President, Community Realty Management, Inc., AMO®, Pleasantville, NJ
• Constance B. Moore, BRE, San Francisco, CA
• Reggie Mullins, CPM®, IREM® 2008 President, Cassidy Turley, AMO®, Washington, DC
• Patricia Nooney, CPM®, IREM® 2003 President, CB Richard Ellis Group, Inc. (CBRE), Tampa, FL
• Susan Passmore, CAM, CAPS, Blue Ridge Companies, High Point, NC
• Debbie Phillips, PH.D., CPM®, The Quadrillion, Atlanta, GA
• Holly Powell, CPM® Candidate, NRP Management Group, Detroit, MI
• Cathy Robertson, ARM®, Core Realty Holdings Management, Inc. (CRHMI), Greensboro, NC
• Beverly Roachell, CPM®, IREM 1994 President, Peak Properties, LLC, Little Rock, AR
• Renee Savage, CPM®, CCIM, Capital Growth Properties, Inc., AMO®, La Jolla, CA
• Sheri Schwab, AIMCO, Montclair, CA
• Felicia Scruggs-Wright, CAM, CPM®, Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation (TNDC), San Francisco, CA
• Kim Small, The Morgan Group, Houston, TX
• Kerri Stimpson, Taylor Management Company, Spring Lake, NJ
• Debbie Weber Sobeck, MidPenn Housing, Foster City, CA
• Eileen Swenson, CPM®, Trio Properties, LLC, Glastonbury, CT and 72 Residential , LLC, Lake Mary, FL
• Heidi Turner, Blanton Turner, Seattle, WA
• Carol Walker, IREM® Northern Virginia Chapter No. 77, Gaithersburg, MD
• Brenna Walraven, CPM®, RPA, USAA Real Estate Company, San Antonio, TX
• Lindsey Weir, Signature Property Group, Inc., Greensboro, NC
• Karen Whitt, CPM®, RPA, CRE, Colliers International, AMO®, Washington, DC
• Becca Wilson, Spherexx.com, Tulsa, OK
• Deb Wise, Network Property Services, Muncie, IN
• Sarah Wood, CPM® Candidate, Gene B. Blick Company, Indianapolis, IN
• Marie Worsham, CPM®, Cassidy Turley, AMO®, Atlanta, GA
ABOUT THE INSTITUTE OF REAL ESTATE MANAGEMENT
The Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM®) is an international community of real estate managers dedicated to ethical business practices, maximizing the value of investment real estate, and promoting superior management through education and information sharing. An affiliate of the National Association of REALTORS®, IREM is the home for all industry professionals connected to real estate management – and the only organization serving both the multi-family and commercial sectors.
We believe that good management matters, and that well-managed properties pay dividends in terms of value and in the quality of life for residents, tenants and customers. We believe in professional ethics. We believe in the power of knowledge and the importance of sharing it.
IREM offers a variety of membership types for professionals of every experience level, from on-site managers to high-level executives. Our credentials, earned by meeting high standards of education, experience, and ethical business practices, include: CERTIFIED PROPERTY MANAGER® (CPM®), ACCREDITED RESIDENTIAL MANAGER® (ARM®), ACCREDITED COMMERCIAL MANAGER (ACoM), or ACCREDITED MANAGEMENT ORGANIZATION® (AMO®).
Since 1933, IREM has set the standard for best practices in real estate management. Today, IREM® membership includes nearly 18,000 individuals and 550 corporate members. To learn more about IREM, call (800) 837-0706, ext. 4650 (outside the U.S. call (312) 329-6000), or visit www.irem.org.
February 1, 2013 - Student Housing Solutions LLC Launches ILoveLeasing.com Customer Relationship Management Service
Tallahassee Property Management Company Streamlines Leasing Process for Students
Student Housing Solutions LLC offers exciting, sophisticated apartment living in over 20 locations for students in Tallahassee, Florida. The apartment community locations are easily accessible to all three campuses: FSU, FAMU & TCC. Students can choose between one to four bedroom apartments, furnished or unfurnished, and the company will even match students with their most compatible roommates. Student Housing Solutions (SHS) also manages condos, townhomes, lofts and houses.
SHS's leasing and management operations are now energized and simplified through ILoveLeasing.com div of Spherexx.com. The web based program automatically gathers prospect inquiries from multiple Internet advertising websites and listings and presents them to the SHS staff members within a streamlined dashboard. Leads are automatically prioritized and sourced instantly. Staff members take individual accountability for making sure the prospect is contacted, toured and closed. Student Housing Solutions also uses the central office feature available in ILoveLeasing whereby all leads are routed first to a prospect response center for immediate service, then redirected to the most appropriate community to fit the customer's needs.
Prospects receive an interactive, digital, printable brochure that takes them on a photographic tour, shows floor plans and pricing, specials, amenities, office hours, and it even schedules an onsite visit. The brochure is accompanied by a branded email that has been carefully prewritten to cover over thirty leasing topics, thereby eliminating communications that have been hastily written using poor grammar or misspellings. Prospects can complete a residential application on the spot and ultimately lease an apartment entirely online.
January 31, 2013 - ILoveLeasing.com Adds Apartment CRM Features and Reports
2012 Mystery Shopper Report Now Available
As members of the multi-family industry become more sophisticated and competitive marketers, leasing activities must keep close pace with advancing Internet technology. The vacancy factor alone can make the difference between a red or black bottom line for an apartment community and its owners/investors.
Management companies advertise on websites and Internet listing services, along with search engine optimization, banner ads, video, and countless forms of print media. The cost for one Internet listing service averages $475 per month, with no frills; the average cost per lead from such a service is $19. Many companies use multiple Internet listing services.
ILoveLeasing.com's 2012 Annual Report analyzes well over a half million Internet and telephone leads that are routed from multiple advertising sources into ILoveLeasing.com's interactive dashboard. Although Internet listing services provide the greatest number of leads, the largest number of leases is consistently generated from the community websites, averaging over 40% of total Internet traffic year after year.
December 31, 2012 - ILoveLeasing.com™ Completes Bi-Directional Data Sharing Integration with Yardi Systems
Comprehensive Data Share Implementation Streamlines Spherexx.com's Multi-family Industry CRM.
Many ILoveLeasing.com users received some good news this week with the announcement of the finalized Yardi Systems and ILoveLeasing.com guest card integration. Prospect data can now be delivered from the ILoveLeasing Customer Relationship Management software to the client's accounting program and vice-versa. ILoveLeasing.com has offered clients integrations with several accounting software providers over the years. The new Yardi version is the most comprehensive integration in the multi-family marketplace of its kind.
That means detailed leasing activities recorded in ILoveLeasing, such as community visitor data, Internet lead information, telephone calls, and tours are translated into Yardi's Property Management Software. Yardi returns detailed data to ILoveLeasing, such as leads manually entered into the Yardi system, availability, applications, pricing, and lease details. This system allows leasing representatives to enter prospect data into either ILoveLeasing or Yardi and have current traffic counts and actual availability at all times.
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