We first announced our deal with the Miami Association of Realtors a couple of weeks ago, and starting in late September their members will have SavvyCards in-hand. The timing couldn’t be better – Miami’s real estate market is hitting warp speed, and SavvyCard’s wedding between the power of mobile technology and old-school networking is going to help realtors get the most out of it.
Deborah Boza-Valledor, Chief Marketing Officer for the Association, agrees: “SavvyCard makes immense sense for a word-of-mouth and referral-dependent industry like real estate. It makes it easy for clients who have had great experiences with our Realtors to refer them to friends, or pass along tips on great properties. It also lets our members follow up on those referrals quickly, which is vital in the current market.”
While the real estate market across the country is warming up slowly, Miami’s is on fire. In July, Miami single-family home sales were up 27.3% year-over-year, while home values rose 25.7 percent. With the average home staying on the market less than 35 days, realtors need to be aggressive to get business.
Meanwhile, the explosion of tablets and smart phones in the last five years means that mobile information technology will be vital to this housing boom. Mobile tasks like search are moving people away from their laptops and desktops, and SavvyCard is proud to be at the forefront of finding mobile tech solutions that help people connect and grow.
The 30,000 members of the Miami Association of Realtors will be getting their free SavvyCard accounts starting in late September, along with tools for creating and customizing cards to showcase their properties. Stay tuned for more updates!