New Technology-Based Business Model Draws Agents To Florida Franchise
Reston, VA - May 16th, 2006
The owners of Envirian of Tampa report high response to the new real estate brokerage model and operating system developed by the Envirian® LLC, a Reston, Va. technology-based real estate company . The Envirian system integrates Web mapping and satellite imaging systems with the display of properties listed for sale on the multiple listing service. The addition of Envirian® of Tampa joins franchises already in operation in Arizona, Maryland, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia and Washington, D.C.
"We recently participated in a job fair hosted by the St. Petersburg Times and were very happy at the amount of interest we received from agents just entering the real estate field to seasoned veterans," John Walters, broker/owner of Envirian® of Tampa said. "I have several interviews with prospective agents this week who where definitely drawn by Envirian's technological capabilities and the system it has built, as well as the national firm's philosophies relating to doing business," Walters added.
"We're very excited to welcome our newest Envirian franchisee to the family," said G. Dean Wood, president and CFO Envirian® LLC. "Clearly the Envirian model, which marries technological innovation with a renewed focus on teamwork and customer satisfaction, is striking a chord among residential real estate professionals." "The opening of Envirian's Tampa franchise now provides us with a greater foothold in the country's southern coast real estate market," Wood added.
"Envirian is the only national company to provide a continuous supply of Internet generated leads to its agents and offer a generous commission split. This Internet lead technology and Envirian's lean corporate structure and commitment to keeping the operation simple is what has been attracting so many folks to us," said Dr. Lee Konowe, CEO of Envirian® LLC.
Registered users of the new Envirian® of Tampa site, www.tampa-fine-homes.com, can view listed properties on the map that are color coded by price, making the old real estate adage of finding the least expensive property in the more expensive locations easier, Konowe added.
As technology continues to impact the traditional real estate business model, Envirian® looks poised to set a new standard for both the consumer and the real estate agent, Konowe said. "The rapid growth of the franchise and multiple territory ownership by most franchisees will likely lead to a rapid decline in available territories. As Envirian's model provides exclusive protected territories there is only some 1,150 or so possible territories available in the entire United States," he added.
Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Envirian
(www.envirian.com) was founded in 2004 to fulfill the promise of real estate technology. The company’s unique approach to residential real estate brokers and agents includes: technology-based real estate brokerages, 100 company leads per agent per year, 70/30 commission splits, no referral fees on leads, and a collaborative corporate culture. Envirian®’s proprietary technology solutions were designed for maximum interoperability and benefit, enabling brokers and agents to conduct more business, communicate with clients and each other, as well as manage the process of real estate sales. Services include top position lead procurement, near instantaneous lead delivery to transaction management, and after-sale client services.