WebsiteBox Now Provides Complete CREA Coverage

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18 Jul 2013

(Toronto) – JUL 18, 2013 — WebsiteBox is rolling out its full CREA MLS integration in its $99 real estate website packages, increasing the company’s MLS integration count to 262 boards. The move will make WebsiteBoxs affordable, do-it-all website packages available to more than 96 MLS boards and 106,000 Canadian REALTORS®.

WebsiteBox, an award-winning creator of full-featured real estate websites for a one-time charge of $99, has announced the integration of CREA (Canadian Real Estate Association) to its mobile-friendly website platform. The CREA MLS Integration is part of WebsiteBox.coms feature-packed website offerings for REALTORS® that include ready-to-go content, lead-capture and customer-relationship management (CRM), full Integration with local MLS boards (IDX), free lifetime web hosting and more.

WebsiteBox utilizes the Internet Data Exchange (IDX) policy instituted by the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), which establishes how MLS member participants can display active MLS listing information on their websites. IDX allows REALTORS® to show MLS listings on their website for marketing purposes, allowing access to thousands of listings in a customized format. Integration of CREA will up WebsiteBoxs MLS Integration profile to 262 MLS Boards across North America, making WebsiteBox one of the most powerful IDX solutions available.

The WebsiteBox IDX solution is fully integrated into its customized REALTOR® websites to help REALTORS® with their sites SEO (search engine optimization) and overall marketing capabilities.

The alternative, Framed IDX (currently the most common in the real estate industry,) is not crawlable by Google or other search engines, an important distinction between the two solutions.

Proud of its Canadian heritage, the Toronto-based WebsiteBox is particularly pleased with the benefits its CREA integration will offer Canadian REALTORS®.

We are excited to see the impact our remarkable and affordable IDX Integrated websites will have on the way Canadian REALTORS® do business, says WebsiteBox CEO Peyman Aleagha. As word spreads regarding our effective, innovative technology designed specifically for the real estate industry, it’s only a matter of time before the majority of real estate professionals stop fearing the $99 price tag and make this powerful website solution their own.

The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) is one of Canada’s largest single-industry trade associations, representing more than 106,000 REALTORS® working through more than 90 real estate Boards and Associations.

The announcement of its CREA Integration comes just one day after CREA released new statistical findings that show Canadian home sales rose 3.3 percent from May to June 2013, building on gains recorded in the previous two months. For the second month in a row, sales improved in the majority of local markets, says CREA President Laura Leyser.

With home sales in Canada improved in two-thirds of the country’s local markets in June, CREA integration in WebSiteBox.coms product platform could not come at a better time, Aleagha says.

For REALTORS®, the jump in Canadas resale housing numbers is great news, Aleagha says. REALTORS® are always looking for affordable ways to market themselves, and we designed WebsiteBox with that in mind. Many REALTORS® simply can’t afford the high priced websites, IDX, and client relationship management solutions that have held industry professionals captive for so many years.

Now that WebsiteBox integration with CREA is launched, there should be no more excuses for paying more than a one-time fee of $99 for a website with all the power and innovation they need.

According to Aleagha, the key advantage that CREA Integration provides to real estate websites is its ability to boost website ranking among the search engines, including Google. The added text and images from the multitudes of CREA listings greatly enhance each WebsiteBox websites keyword index, which in turn increases the number of visitors to the site, generating more leads.

In addition, REALTORS® with a WebsiteBox CREA Integrated website are able to have their listings posted on multiple websites simultaneously, reaching a substantially larger number of viewers for greater lead generation and faster property sales.

WebsiteBox.com websites ensure that REALTORS® have full control of and accessibility to their own listings, whether they are displayed on their own website or elsewhere, guaranteeing their content is both accurate and up to date.

MLS is a co-operative marketing system used only by Canada’s real estate Boards to ensure maximum exposure of properties listed for sale. WebsiteBox offers MLS integration in more than 262 MLS associations throughout the U.S. and Canada.

For more information, visit the WebsiteBox.com, email info@websitebox.com, or phone 1-866-857-1657.

About WebsiteBox:

Launched in January 2013, WebsiteBox is a Toronto-based technology company offering feature-rich, mobile-friendly real estate websites fully integrated with marketing automation capabilities and MLS listing data integration - exclusively build for real estate professionals - for a market leading price of $99. Less than six months after launching as a real estate technology startup, WebsiteBox® was named to HousingWire Magazine’s inaugural RETech:50  list of top real estate technology firms, and has been nominated for the prestigious Inman Innovator Award.