Information Portal Connects Buyers and Sellers to Southern Oregon Real Estate Market

From: Builders Media Group
Published: Fri Nov 18 2005


Lake Oswego, Oregon - What has traditionally been seen as a broad geographic region has now become a little smaller thanks in part to the unification of the Southern Oregon real estate marketplace. An innovative Internet tool is launching today in response to the growing demand for real property in the region. The website, www.southernoregonrealestate.net, will allow visitors to search for commercial and residential real estate and connect with the right experienced Broker from any one of the six counties comprising the Southern Oregon region.

SouthernOregonRealEstate.net is not devoted to the services of just one real estate Broker; rather it serves as an information portal and referral service which matches specific buyer needs with the right Southern Oregon real estate Broker in both residential and commercial areas of expertise.
Local Brokers who are part of the referral network will be graded by SothernOregonRealEstate.net customers on the merits of their customer service skills and subject matter expertise. This type of feature is common with e-commerce websites, and its innovative application to the Southern Oregon real estate marketplace is done to measure the accountability of local real estate service providers.

Currently, the Jackson and Josephine County multiple listing service are available for search, and access to the remaining four multiple listing services will be brought online through the end of the year, 2005.
Vic Nicolescu, Broker and Owner with Keller Williams Southern Oregon in Medford, and chairman for the Southern Oregon Real Estate Internet Consortium which sponsors the website, is playing a key role in organizing the six professional Realtor associations to lend support for the project. "With so many individual real estate websites the Internet can be a daunting place for the prospective customer. Itís the vision of the Consortium to build a one-stop information portal that empowers the customer to search our multiple listing service (MLS) data on their own, and really have a say in the type of Broker expertise they would like to be connected with."

"You would be surprised how many important decisions on which properties are of interest and who the customer wants to work with are made late at night while on the Internet in the comfort of oneís home," he said. "Our goal is to make this process easier and improve access to excellent information."
The website is marketed by the Lake Oswego, Oregon real estate marketing firm, Builders Media Group, Inc. (www.buildersmediagroup.com), who recently produced the local www.bellavita-on-main website and Portlandís flagship corporate campus website, www.amberglen.com.

"With regional net in-migration at an all-time high, the Internet is the primary research tool for buyers and sellers interested in investing in the region," said Jack Wagnon, founder of Builders Media Group, Inc. "We are pleased to be a part of this innovative project and working with such a collaborative group like the Real Estate Internet Consortium here in Southern Oregon."

Further information can be found on the website at www.SouthernOregonRealEstate.net.

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Company: Builders Media Group
Contact Name: Paul Counts
Contact Email: paul@southernoregonrealestate.net
Contact Phone: 509-301-8803

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