New Bern, NC (PRWEB) December 16, 2006
The National Institute of Webographers (http://www.Webographers.com) has awarded RapidListings (http://www.rapidlistings.com) corporate sponsorship of the "Agent Websites" competency within the REAL ESTATE WEBOGRAPHER™ certification.
As the leader in technology-awareness training, assessment and certification for real estate professionals, the National Institute of Webographers looks to showcase exemplary products to best promote technology awareness and adoption by real estate professionals.
In the 2004 National Association of REALTORS®: Technology Impact Survey, it's estimated that 50 percent of Realtors have their own personal website.* About 21 percent of those surveyed plan on starting their own website in the future. Although real estate agents may be a part of a parent brokerage, agent success (and income) is driven by the individual. Agents today realize that a unique agent website is their "storefront" to current, or potential, buyers and sellers.
"We are excited to showcase RapidListings.com's full-service websites to the candidates of the REAL ESTATE WEBOGRAPHER™ certification. In terms of ease-of-use and usefulness, the system is perfect for real estate professionals looking to self-serve their web-site needs well after certification," said Marc Grayson, president of the National Institute of Webographers.
"We are honored to participate in the 'Agent Websites' competency of the National Institute of Webographer's certification program. The self-paced, interactive Webographer training programs ensure that real estate professionals are attuned to the latest web-based technologies and real estate marketing programs. The Institute's training scenarios engage real estate professionals with specialized 'hands-on' training with the actual products from an impressive line-up of leading real estate technology companies, all of which can work seamlessly within our website designs. We would recommend this certification for any real estate professional that is looking to market more efficiently and effectively, online or offline," said Jeremy Futch, vice-president of RapidListings.com.
About National Institute of Webographers, LLC
Since 2004, The National Institute of Webographers, LLC has specialized in the education, assessment and certification of web-based technologies known as Webography, an online business strategy designed for real estate professionals. The organization's interactive courses allow students to learn -- at their own pace -- the elements necessary for every agent's toolbox in order to properly create an effective web presence to meet and exceed their client's expectations. Upon earning the REAL ESTATE WEBOGRAPHER™ certification, real estate professionals become committed to further embracing, accepting and adopting technology for themselves as well as their clients. Real estate technology training for the REAL ESTATE WEBOGRAPHER™ certification includes: Agent Websites, Single-property Websites, Lead Generation and Management, Virtual Tours, CMA and AVM technology, Neighborhood Search, Online Transaction Management, Electronic Forms, Blogs, Mobile Technologies, Virtual Assistants, and finally, the Learning Laboratory™ -- a universal demo account for candidates to access an array of showcased technologies. For more information, please contact Scott Lau on 888.877.0159, ext 86 or by email.
RapidListings.com provides full-service websites for agents. Through an easy-to-use control panel, websites can be tailored to meet the needs and personal interests of each agent. No knowledge of HTML is required. Each agent website comes with "informational" web pages like Real Estate FAQs, Buyer/Seller Mistakes and a News Feed from Inman News. Agents can add MLS/IDX feeds, web pages from other third party subscriptions, or make their own custom web pages.