Wovax + Real Estate: How We Met

July 10th 2015 in Blog

Just like WordPress, we originally designed our product with bloggers in mind. And, just like WordPress, we quickly realized that we could serve a much broader audience than just bloggers. Yes, bloggers can use Wovax apps—but so can anyone else with a WordPress site. Which, by the way, includes over 24% of websites.

So why real estate?

As I mentioned in my last post, we already had some clients in real estate, and they were very excited about our apps. This got us thinking and researching. And as we researched, we realized how perfect the concept of a custom-branded app is for the real estate world.

Even before we created the real estate specific version of the app, the basic app was already a great tool for Realtors. Here are three reasons why:

  • 1. Image. Realtors aren’t just marketing a product: they are marketing themselves. This is why Realtors are known for being so well-dressed, why their faces are on all their marketing materials, and why their websites are so stunning. In the real estate market, image is key. In contrast with generic or corporate agency apps, custom apps preserve the image that realtors work so hard to establish on their websites by pulling the websites directly into the apps. Custom apps establish personal branding and personal loyalty, distinguishing one agent from another.
  • 2. Mobility. In real estate, customers are constantly on the go, moving around from house to house. It’s not surprising that the number one thing Realtors are interested in in 2015 is mobile technology. Wovax mobile apps keep not only the agent’s contact info but also their entire custom-branded website in the buyers’ hands at all times. It’s like having an interactive business card that people can take with them everywhere they go, but better.
  • 3. Communication. Real estate websites showcase contact info because convenient communication with clients is essential. Having an app that enables you to send push notifications to clients means that not only do you have a presence on their phone (which they carry with them everywhere), but you can also remind them that you are there by sending links to new blog posts or listings. And rather than getting lost in email inboxes, these show up directly on their phones.

Clearly even Wovax basic apps fill a need for Realtors. But as I mentioned before, we’ve added to the basic app to make it an even better fit for realtors. Wovax for Real Estate is not only the Realtor’s website in a custom native app. It’s more like having Zillow and the realtor’s website all in a single app, which are all managed from a single dashboard. And because Wovax brings MLS listings directly into the Realtor’s website and app, it transforms their SEO.

So there’s a little history lesson for you. Why Wovax + real estate? Because it just seemed a perfect fit.

Over the next few weeks we will be covering the features specific to the real estate version of the app. Check back next weekend for part 3, where we’ll discuss how Wovax transforms SEO.

Update This was the second installment of posts about our real estate apps that launched August 10, 2015. 

Wovax for Real Estate Set to Launch August 10, 2015

July 3rd 2015 in Blog

One of the great things about Wovax apps is their flexibility: anyone who has a WordPress site can use our apps. But we are always trying to figure out how to modify our products to better fit our customers’ needs. That is where the idea for our real estate products was born. We already have several real estate agents using our basic products, but they thought we could make it an even better fit. We agreed.

On August 10, 2015 Wovax will launch a new version of our product specifically designed for real estate.

Just like our basic products, these apps are custom native apps designed for WordPress sites and compatible with iOS and Android phones. But in addition to this, the real estate apps have several features that are specifically designed to meet realtors’ needs, such as bringing MLS data directly into the app and website and enabling home buyers to search for homes through the app. We are thrilled about this product, as we believe it is perfectly designed and coming at the perfect time to meet a need in real estate. What we’re doing has never been done before, and we believe it will be game-changing in the real estate world.

Over the next several weeks we will be publishing a series of articles as we anticipate the launch. Some of the topics we’ll cover include:

– inbound marketing
– how Wovax real estate apps revolutionize SEO
– personal branding and image
– building customer loyalty
– communication technology + smartphones

In the meantime, you can join us here in counting down to the launch date.

Paid Sales Internship Opportunity Starting June 22

June 11th 2015 in Blog

Wovax is looking for several capable and motivated people to join our team for a paid two-week sales internship that could become a full-time position.

The internship will involve traveling to sell Wovax website and app services to public schools districts, and our new real estate version of the app services to realtors. We will also have some positions for a local internship that will focus on phone-based sales. All interns will be provided with several hours of training on the products being sold and given materials to support with the sales. No prior sales experience necessary, but applicants must be characterized by excellent communication skills, self-motivation, and professionalism. The training will be held June 20th from 9am-1pm. Anyone is welcome to come to the training, but we will let you know by that evening (Saturday) after the training if you have been accepted for the internship.

• When: June 22-July 3, with training Saturday morning, June 20th

• Compensation: $640 total for the two weeks plus commission, and all trip expenses paid

• Other Requirements: Have your own car to use for traveling (unless applying for phone-based sales). Preferably own a smartphone.

Please contact Courtney Skeen at courtney@wovax.com with a resume to secure your spot at the training.

Paid Sales Internship Opportunity Starting Immediately

June 3rd 2015 in Jobs

Wovax is looking for several capable and motivated people to join our team beginning this Saturday for a paid two-week sales internship that could become a full-time position.

The internship will involve traveling throughout Idaho to sell Wovax website and app services to public schools.

All interns will be provided with several hours of training on the products being sold and given materials to support with the sales. No prior sales experience necessary, but applicants must be characterized by excellent communication skills, self-motivation, and professionalism.

• When: June 6-19
• Compensation: $640 total for the two weeks plus commission, and all trip expenses paid
• Other Requirements: Have your own car to use for traveling. Preferably own a smartphone

Please contact Courtney Skeen at courtney@wovax.com to secure your spot.