Fort Lauderdale, FL, September 4, 2013 -- RealBiz Media Group, Inc. (OTCQB: RBIZ) announced today an agreement with FilmRobot to purchase their connectivity technology used on the AgencyClick web portal. Over the last 12 years, AgencyClick has participated in the casting of thousands of commercials, television series, and feature films. The platform has more than 500,000 performers and over 500 member agencies making it the largest searchable database of professional performers in North America’s film industry.
RealBiz plans to integrate its Micro Video App (MVA) technology platform with the AgencyClick platform to create “RealBiz Agent.” RealBiz Agent will give real estate agents an “Agent Community” where they can network and have access to a digital film library that will include home services video, how to videos, industry trends, key statistics, new product lines, and local community events. In short, it will enable agents to connect locally to consumers on a more personal basis utilizing relevant video through their customized MVA (which can be delivered via email and social media platforms).
Self-promotion of an agent in today’s market is key as statistics show that nearly 70% of agents in the United States today find themselves without home listings due to the shortage of inventory. RealBiz Agent/MVA platform addresses this need by providing a host of tools to give the agent meaningful and relevant video and a full dashboard, as a means of communicating effectively with home owners and potential purchasers. Our automated system encompasses an important SEO component that enables agents to gain strong lead capture while promoting themselves, their community, and the neighborhoods they service. The integration of RealBiz Agent is scheduled for completion and delivery to market in November and enhancements will be done in conjunction with the FilmRobot Technology team.
“The addition of RealBiz Agent will significantly enhance both the utility and speed to market of the RBIZ technology product line for all its users. By providing an automated community of relevant data and video, we believe RealBiz Agent will become an industry standard tool that is indispensable to the agent and broker community. We feel there will be significant synergies created by adding this level of local and agent-to-agent connectivity to the RBIZ solution. We strongly believe that our clients, advertisers, and consumers will all benefit significantly from this approach,” said Steve Marques, Chief Revenue Officer of RealBiz Media Group.
Patrick Sheltgen, CEO of FilmRobot stated, “We’re very excited about this opportunity to take our platform and successfully apply it to an industry that has some similarities to our current market segment, but with nuances that will create an environment where we can profitably leverage our technology to an even greater degree than we currently do.”
About RealBiz Media Group, Inc.
RealBiz Media Group, Inc. (OTCQB: RBIZ) is a real estate digital media and technology company whose proprietary video processing technology makes it one of the leaders in providing home video tours to the real estate industry. Its client base includes more than 60,000 real estate agents and brokers. Through its wholly owned HomeTourNetwork operation, the company provides a Television video on demand network, a growing MVA network, and an existing Virtual Tour network. The company enjoys access to the nation’s largest real estate companies with numerous approved vendors and national contracts, both key to its future development programs.
About FilmRobot, Inc.
Founded in 1999, FilmRobot is a technology company located in Vancouver, BC, specializing in advanced internet technology solutions database and web based software. Working with hundreds of corporate companies, such as Lululemon and Telus, FilmRobot has emerged as a leader in delivering enterprise level solutions to their customers worldwide. With FilmRobot’s flagship product, agencyclick.com, FilmRobot has demonstrated the ability to deliver high-level, production-ready working solutions that are monetized in the real world.
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