What do you know about Constellation Real Estate Group?

As you know the Relocation Specialist (ReloSpec) software was purchased by the Constellation Real Estate Group last November.  This has been a very good thing for all concerned; especially you our valued customers.  Constellation brings many years of dedicated service and expertise in the real estate industry and we look forward to value-added features coming soon as a result.

We thought it would be helpful for you to know more about the Constellation Real Estate Group.

Constellation Real Estate Group is the real estate industry’s top source for software and marketing

40% of the Top 10 US Brokers and over 300,000 real estate professionals drive their success with products from Constellation Real Estate Group.

You are probably more familiar with our different product brands:

Constellation Web Solutions 
Constellation Web Solutions is a real estate marketing company providing industry-leading real estate websites, mobile technologies, data services, and interactive voice response systems. We work with our customers to define strategies and implement innovative ways to grow their businesses by combining strategy, technology, and real estate marketing to provide the best websites available.
constellationws.com

Relocation Specialist
For over 20 years, Relocation Specialist (Relospec) has been a leader in relocation management software. Relocation Specialist tracks and manages all relocation activities, and provides relocation departments and agents effective tools for tracking and distributing referrals.
relosoftware.com

BIRDVIEW 
The BIRDVIEW brand began in 1998 and created an amazing out-of-the-box website solution. It has a rich history in real estate software and built products to impact agents, teams, and small to mid-size offices that are looking for a solution that allows them to use a template based system, with any design they choose that includes hosting, IDX integration, calls to action, lead management, lead routing, drip email marketing, content editing and much more.
birdview.com

Market Leader 
Market Leader provides an intuitive system for agents and teams to generate and convert leads including a customizable IDX website, mobile and desktop CRM, a fully integrated marketing design center and leads products—delivering leads, not impressions—to ensure a steady stream of exclusive leads throughout the year.
marketleader.com

Sharper Agent
Sharper Agent is a full marketing suite that helps real estate professionals systematically build quality lead pipelines through consistent marketing and client relationship management. With thousands of professionally designed marketing templates, automated multi-channel campaigns, online marketing tools, and streamlined contact management, everything you need is at your fingertips.
sharperagent.com

Diverse Solutions 
Diverse Solutions is a leading provider of IDX plug-ins, enabling multiple listing service (MLS) listings to display on real estate agents’ WordPress or custom websites. Diverse Solutions provides easy-to-implement technology to help real estate professionals manage their brands and businesses in a fast and easy way
Diversesolutions.com

Z57
With Z57, you get solutions for social media marketing, connecting with mobile consumers, a professional lead capture website, tons of marketing tools, comprehensive training and unlimited support to help you every step of the way – and all for one low monthly price. In addition to all of our tools and training, you’ll be working with a company who has over 14 years in the real estate internet marketing business dedicated to your success.
Z57.com

Zurple
The #1 Client Generation Software for real estate agents where the focus is on generating more leads, tracking behavior, and optimizing follow up. Zurple intelligently engages leads by sending personalized emails to each lead from your email address. Zurple’s software generates and captures leads while converting them into clients through conversations.
zurple.com

 

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ReloSpec is going to the Cloud

We’re happy to announce that the Relocation Specialist (ReloSpec) software will soon be running in ‘the cloud’.  In the simplest terms, cloud computing means storing and accessing data and programs over the Internet.  “But”, you might say, “ReloSpec has been on the Internet for years.  What’s different?”  The answer is ‘a lot’!

ReloSpec will be faster, more reliable and more secure in the cloud.

  • Rather than one server that all users login to there are multiple servers sharing the load
  • A newer, upgraded version of SQL database software is being used to store your data
  • Improved firewall hardware and software, and virus protection
  • As our needs grow, upgrades in memory and disk space will be easier and faster

The cutover date is scheduled for Friday, April 21st beginning at 11:00PM Central time.  During the cutover, ReloSpec will not be available for you to login.  This is so we can transfer all the databases from the old server to the new one.  It is estimated the transfer will take a few hours.  Provided all goes as planned ReloSpec will be available again early Saturday morning, April 22nd.  A follow-up blog will be sent when you’re able to log back in.

Beginning next week the new Internet address to use to login will be www.ReloSpecCloud.com.  You may still be able to access ReloSpec using the current URL you are using, but we prefer you go directly to the new URL.  You’ll use the same ID/Password you use now.

This move to the cloud is the biggest upgrade to ReloSpec since we converted to the Internet version many years ago.  We hope you enjoy the improvements.

Are you going to Nashville?

Just when the dust settled from conferences in Florida and Nevada, we’re gearing up for another conference in Nashville.  It’s the Berkshire Hathaway Home Services BHHS/Prudential conference on March 16-18.  We’ll be in Booth 334 in the Exhibitor Showcase.  Be sure to stop by to say ‘Hello’ and see up-to-the-minute ReloSpec features.

We hope to see you in Nashville!

New Web Seminars Scheduled

Want to save time by learning some cool ReloSpec features?  Is it time to ‘stop chopping and sharpen that ax?’

The latest schedule for FREE Web Seminars is now available.  Invest 30 minutes and save hours with ReloSpec.  The Web Seminars Schedule is available by clicking the link on the Main Menu page, or just click here to register for the class(es) of your choice!

ReloSpec Advisory Councils forming soon

Many of you have asked about the formation of a ReloSpec Advisory Council.  You have asked and we have listened.  Today we are announcing plans to form at least one Advisory Council and possibly three.

The purpose of the Advisory Council(s) is to identify ways that Relocation Specialist can be improved to meet the needs of specific groups of people.  We’re considering an Advisory Council for Cartus Network users, one for LeadingRE users and another for Berkshire Hathaway Home Services/Prudential and other users.

We need your help in the formation of the Advisory Council(s).  What would you suggest for the following questions:

  1. How often should the Council meet?  (Once per month in a GoToMeeting format?)
  2. How many should be members of the Council?
  3. Does it make sense to have separate groups?  (eg. Cartus Network, LeadingRE, BHHS/Pru, etc?)
  4. How and when to report on Council activities?

Please let a member of the ReloSpec Team know your suggestions.  You may add comments here on the blog or email or call a Team member.

We look forward to your suggestions and participation.

Compatibility Mode for ReloSpec and Broker Center import

Many of you have had your PCs upgraded to the latest Internet Explorer version 11 (IE 11).  This may have happened automatically without you knowing about it or your IT person may have done it.  The addition of IE 11 may have caused your PC to display the ReloSpec pages in a way that isn’t pleasing.  Bold thick lines may appear where pleasing thin lines were there before.  And, if you are using the Broker Center copy/paste feature it may have stopped working intermittently or altogether if you’re using IE 11.

To learn which version of IE you are using, tap the ALT key on your keyboard to display the menu bar (if it isn’t already visible).  Click ‘Help’ and ‘About Internet Explorer’.  A page will open to display the version.

To put a web page; in this case ReloSpec, into ‘Compatibility View’, open ReloSpec , tap the ALT key to display the menu bar, click Tools and View Compatibility Settings.  A page will open and show that “prosws.com” has been entered into the ‘Add this website’ field.  Click the ADD button and close the page.  Now, each time you go to ReloSpec you’ll be in the preferred Compatibility View.

For those of you using the Broker Center copy/paste page, open the page by clicking the ‘Broker Center’ link and put this page into Compatibility View using the steps in the previous paragraph.  A revised copy/paste page that is fully compatible with IE 11 will be available.  In the mean time this one-step fix for Compatibility View will work nicely.

ReloSpec is Getting a Facelift, and You Can Help!

As many of you know, there is now a SmartPhone (Mobile) version of the Relocation Specialist database that extends many of the great features of the database to your mobile device.  There is no additional charge to run the Mobile version.  Just open your Internet browser, go to the Main Menu page and login.

Over the next few weeks we will be updating the Mobile version and intend to make it available for use on desktops as well.  And, we need your help.

The new Mobile version will be have a totally new look and feel for ReloSpec.  It will have a “cleaner and more fresh look”, have a more efficient approach to many features and will help you get more done in a shorter amount of time.  Users will have a choice in the User table settings to run the “Classic” version or the Mobile version.  Even if you’re running Classic on your desktop, when you access your database from your smartphone, it will automatically switch to the “Mobile” version.

Here is your chance to help design the new Mobile version.  Tell us what features are most important to you, or what features you wish you had.  What about the layout of the pages, the colors and what’s included?  What fields or features would you leave out?  If you were to design the perfect database, what would it look like?

Please forward all suggestions to support@prosws.com.  Let us know what you think, but please do so quickly.  We’ll be gathering the suggestions and hope to launch the updated Mobile version by the end of May 2012

We have the very best customers in the world and look forward to your suggestions!