Point2, Compass Announce Commercial Marketing Agreement
Saskatoon, SK and Orinda, CA, February 06, 2008 – Point2 Technologies Inc. (“Point2”) and Compass Internet Systems (“Compass”) today announced a two-year marketing agreement that extends to new CompassSearch solution subscribers, full membership in Point2 NLS Professional, prepaid for 12 months and valued at USD $549.95, as part of a new annual subscription value service bundle offering by Compass.
The new value package is designed to give to real estate professionals who subscribe to Compass’ search engine optimization (SEO) and placement service (SEP), a complete, end-to-end online presence, lead generation and conversion solution, at no added cost. The promotion is limited to the first 1,000 subscribers.
“With 11 billion pages of content on the Internet today, it is paramount that real estate brokers and agents deploy smart search engine strategies and technology that can deliver increased visibility and revenues,” said Sean Hogan, Chief Operating Officer, Compass Internet Systems. “SEO and marketing support are our core strengths. Through our partnership with Point2, we are now also making it easy for any CompassSearch customer to access and deploy all the critical services and technology tools they need to compete effectively online, at no added cost to them.”
“Whether it’s the Point2 world class web site, listing syndication and distribution network, traffic reporting tools, a blog, virtual tours or, advanced lead conversion technology, real estate brokers and agents now have any or all of it at their disposal as part of their subscription to CompassSearch,” added Hogan.
“This is about giving the real estate broker or agent, including existing Point2 customers, a solid advantage in their market,” said Carey Tufts, Director of Marketing, Point2 Technologies Inc. “We are excited to partner with Compass on this initiative and we look forward to helping make it a great success.”
The CompassSearch value bundle also applies to existing Point2 NLS members, as follows:
- Point2 NLS Standard users; automatic upgrade to Point NLS Professional for one year, renewable for a second year with equal service extension with CompassSearch. Value: USD $549.95 ($1099 if renewal is utilized);
- Point2 NLS Professional users; automatic extension of CompassSearch services for an additional three months, for a total of 15 months. Value: USD $719.85;
- Point2 NLS Premium users; automatic extension of CompassSearch services for an additional three months, for a total of 15 months. Value: USD $719.85.
Subscribers to the new CompassSearch offering can enjoy the company’s guarantee of a minimum of one property sale resulting from the member’s subscription to its new service, or receive an extra year service extension, from Compass, completely free of charge.
About Compass Internet Systems
Compass Internet Systems (Compass) provides online marketing services for REALTORS and real estate professionals throughout the real estate world. Through their affiliates, The Blackwater Consulting Group www.theBlackwaterCG.com and Web Reporter Tool www.webreportertool.com, the company is a recognized leader in Organic Search Engine placement, internet marketing services, coaching and reporting systems for real estate professionals. With hundreds of agents and brokers from virtually every franchise and independent organization, Compass and its affiliates make it possible for Internet buyers to find their clients when they are looking for homes online, by placing their clients on the first pages of the major search engines for the markets those clients serve. Headquartered in the San Francisco Bay area with offices and representatives throughout North America,
About Point2 Technologies Inc.
Point2 Technologies provides online marketing and eBusiness software solutions for the real estate and heavy equipment industries. Leveraging Point2 proprietary and patented technology, Point2 develops and markets software solutions that enable organizations to conduct business over the Internet more easily and more profitably. Point2 is the largest provider of online marketing and lead management software for real estate professionals, with over 172,000 brokers and agents subscribing to the company’s flagship real estate platform, Point2 NLS (National Listing Service), in 85 countries. Membership in Point2 NLS continues to grow by over 1000 additional members each week. Point2 is also one of the largest providers of e-commerce solutions to the heavy equipment industry, powers Caterpillar Inc.’s global heavy equipment dealer network, and owns and operates UsedIron.com, one of the largest used equipment venues online.
Founded in 1996, Point2 Technologies is privately held and employs a staff of 100 at its headquarters in Saskatoon, SK and its Vancouver, BC offices. More information can be obtained at www.Point2.com.
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