We chose to work with SavvyCard because their platform offers a white labeled, end-to-end solution that provides significant value to buyers, sellers, agents and service providers, and because their business model aligns with our goals.
St. Petersburg, FL (PRWEB) April 11, 2016
SavvyCard® today announced that it has launched its SavvyCard for Associations Pro™ product for the Space Coast Association of REALTORS® (SCAR) located in Melbourne, FL.
SavvyCard for Associations Pro is a suite of mobile-friendly websites, or “SavvyCards®”, that are auto-generated for an association’s REALTORS, affiliate businesses, and MLS listings. It was designed to facilitate new business among association members and increase non-dues revenue for the association.
REALTORS® and affiliates can use their SavvyCards to generate leads, track referrals, capture contact information, and market products and services online to consumers. Consumers can use SavvyCards to search for real estate agents, home service providers, and properties for sale.
The platform allows the association, brokerage, and individual agents to custom brand their SavvyCards, increasing online brand equity and strengthening direct relationships with consumers.
This marks the 4th real estate association in Florida to launch the SavvyCard for Associations product, and the 1st to deploy the Pro version, which includes interactive, consumer-friendly Property SavvyCards™ for every listing in the MLS. REALTORS® use Property SavvyCards to “crowd market” properties, as they are easily sharable on Social Media and can be tracked as they are shared from person-to-person.
SCAR’s decision to deploy a mobile software solution for its membership and local consumers is in response to increased competitive pressures from online technology companies whose software applications disrupt traditional relationships between consumers, real estate agents, and service providers.
“Traditionally, the role of connecting consumers, REALTORS®, and home service providers together has belonged to associations and brokerages,” states Leah Selig, CEO of Space Coast Association of REALTORS®. “In the last decade, we’ve worked hard to compete successfully against tech companies who are trying to remove associations and brokerages from the picture. We chose to work with SavvyCard because their platform offers a white labeled, end-to-end solution that provides significant value to buyers, sellers, agents, and service providers, and because their business model aligns with our goals. It’s a unique approach that leverages and strengthens the relationships that already exist, and benefits everyone involved.”
“Our agreement with Space Coast validates SavvyCard’s belief that tech companies which strive to align the interests of current stakeholders in the real estate industry will eventually win over those companies that seek to disrupt it,” states David Etheredge, CEO of SavvyCard. “SavvyCard’s products provide value to association and brokerage members while rewarding Real Estate organizations such as associations, brokerages, and multiple listing services fair compensation for the valuable consumer channel the industry has worked hard to build and maintain."
SCAR will generate non-dues revenue from SavvyCard for Associations™ by revenue-sharing with SavvyCard on paid upgrades to user accounts and through deployment of the Find Services Directory. The Find Services Directory is an association-branded, searchable, mobile directory of local home service providers who pay to be listed and must pass a rigorous vetting process. REALTOR® members and participating providers distribute this directory to local buyers and sellers to help them find businesses for their real estate transaction and home improvement needs.
The SCAR Find Services Directory is currently taking space reservations from interested local service providers and will launch later this year.
SavvyCard is a SaaS platform that enables organizations and individuals to rapidly and inexpensively deploy mobile engagement tools and systems. SavvyCard’s proprietary platform enables the creation of branded mobile web apps so every brand, person, product, service, and cause can engage with consumers through any internet connected device – effectively, quickly and inexpensively. With SavvyCard, users can readily share and refer people, products, places, events, and services they love, and businesses can build and own direct relationships with their customers. For more information, visit our mobile web app at http://www.SavvyCard.com/SavvyCard, our desktop website at http://www.SavvyCard.com, or call (727) 502-6012.
About Space Coast Association of REALTORS®
The Space Coast Association of REALTORS® is a professional trade association servicing Brevard County, Florida and has been providing services to the local REALTOR® community since 1959. Our membership of over 3,200 REALTORS® and Affiliate Members adhere to a strict Code of Ethics in working with one another and the general public. When you work with one of our members, you have selected a professional that has pledged to uphold a commitment to the highest standards of ethics and practice. Selecting a REALTOR® member of the Space Coast Association of REALTORS® is peace of mind for the most important transactions of your life. For more information, visit http://www.space321.com.