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Q Realty, Inc. Partners With PbZ to Launch New Website, Apps for Home Buyers, Sellers

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Consumers in the Greater Albuquerque area have access to more home listings and the most up-to-date market information.

EMERYVILLE, Calif., June 3, 2014 - Powered by Zip (PbZ), a part of ZipRealty, Inc., a provider of technology for residential real estate brokerages and agents, today announced the launch of Q Realty, Inc.`s new website, www.TheQRealty.com and mobile apps for home buyers and sellers. The PbZ brokerage solution provides third-party brokerages with an individually branded, integrated software as a service solution. Q Realty is a launch client of the PbZ brokerage solution.

With the new website, Albuquerque, N.M.-based Q Realty improves the entire consumer experience for local home buyers and sellers. The new features on TheQRealty.com  include improved property detail pages with in-depth local data essential to home buyers, including schools information, home value estimates, Walk Scores and other neighborhood information.

The website also makes it easier than ever for interested home buyers to contact a real estate agent. Users can instantly request a home showing, ask an agent a question about a property or request more information on a home or neighborhood. Users can also set up email alerts and notifications, letting them know when new homes in the Greater Albuquerque Area are available that match their search criteria.

New iOS and Android App Launched
Q Realty launched an iOS app and Android home search app today along with the website release. The new apps allow users to see current and complete MLS listings, including open houses that are updated every two minutes. The apps also allow interested home buyers to search for real estate while on the go, including augmented reality for iOS users to reveal nearby homes for sale. Home buyers can also set up email alerts and notifications, informing them of new homes that match their specific criteria.

"Our new website and apps enable my agents to be more responsive than ever, and provide better customer service than ever," explains John Kynor, president of Q Realty and the president of the Greater Albuquerque Association of Realtors. "My team can instantly respond to requests from clients, show them a home within minutes or provide them with more information on a property, which only enhances our reputation of being the most customer-centric, honest and professional real estate company in Albuquerque. At the heart of our new product is the mobile technology that has been developed for us. We are thrilled that our clients will be able to utilize of the technology tools created by the original digital brokerage - ZipRealty - a company that has more than 15 years of experience as an innovator in the real estate industry."

Predictive Analytics Powers Q Realty`s Technology
At the heart of Q Realty`s new website and mobile apps is the Zap Score, predictive technology built and used by ZipRealty, Inc. to help agents and brokerages better serve their customers. This lead-scoring algorithm analyzes relevant consumer activities on Q Realty`s website and mobile app to assign each consumer a score. In turn, Q Realty`s agents can use the Zap Score to prioritize their day and deliver better service to consumers. "Predictive lead scoring helps agents engage with those consumers who are ready for service," said Xavier Zang, President, Powered by Zip. "Armed with this insight, Q Realty`s agents have the ability to reach out to those consumers, based on their preferred method of contact - email, phone or text. The Zap Score enables Q Realty`s more productive and ultimately close more deals."


About ZipRealty
ZipRealty Inc.`s Powered by Zip is the first integrated SaaS solution built by a digital real estate brokerage with 15 years of experience developing forward-thinking technology for the real estate industry. PbZ provides third-party brokerages with a website, mobile website, mobile app and mobile-optimized CRM that are fully connected and individually branded. PbZ also offers business and transaction management services; reports to help brokers optimize productivity and identify training opportunities; digital agent marketing designed to boost real estate sales; predictive lead scoring that provides actionable insights for real estate agents; and a mobile CRM for agents to manage their business and respond to new leads on-the-go. PbZ provides technology and real estate marketing solutions to 21 third-party brokerages nationwide. PbZ is a part of ZipRealty, Inc., (ZIPR) a full-service, digital brokerage firm that pioneered this innovative technology, which is deployed across its owned-and-operated offices in 19 markets nationwide.

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Source: ZipRealty via GlobeNewswire