Local real estate agent, Vickie Hall, (RE/MAX Masters) is the path blazer on the first of its kind Real Estate Group Buying Deal in the Denver metro area.
Social commerce analyst, Patrick Kitano, the founding principal of “The Breaking News Network”, blogs that a “real estate Groupon” would have the same mission as other lead-generation techniques – “driving the active client out of the woodwork” with cost saving offers.
Housetipper is that collective buying platform for real estate that works similar to Groupon. The way it works is a minimum number of vouchers must be purchased before the deal is “tipped”. Once the deal is tipped the consumer is charged, and the coupon(s) are sent by email.
In this case, for buyers who are going to purchase a home, the offer is to purchase a $22.00 voucher that is good for a home inspection ($350.00 value) and a Home Warranty ($375.00 value). That’s a 97% discount. A savvy consumer would, of course, check out Vickie Hall’s credentials and recommendations before purchasing the voucher. Housetipper and Vickie even encourage a prospective buyer to contact Vickie prior to purchase. (303-944-1153)
While Vickie Hall’s venturing into the Housetipper model is charting new territory for the real estate industry, it is typical of her focus on her presence and interaction in the social media and online sphere. She believes that is the wave of the future and the best way to promote and market her client’s real estate.
Vickie Hall is the owner and operator of www.CentennialCOBuzz.com and several facebook business pages that focus on Things to Do, Breaking News and Deals in Centennial & metro Denver – http://www.Facebook.com/CentennialCOBuzz , http://www.Facebook.com/CentennialCOBreakingNews, http://www.twitter.com/centennialbuzz . She believes in using her social media skills to promote her community, events and business deals.
Tigue Bonneval, co-founder of HouseTipper and 10 year Real Estate agent says ” We created HouseTipper specifically for tech savvy Real Estate agents like Vickie. Our platform allows agents and others in the industry to showcase their credentials and experience and engage with potential clients using the group buying model. Real Estate professionals shouldn’t be viewed as just another group buying commodity and that is why we built the platform specifically for them and with their needs in mind. Vickie has a terrific reputation of exceeding her clients expectations and we are proud to have her featured on HouseTipper in Denver.”
Vickie has been a Realtor for 13 years, has many designations including the prestigious CRS certification which only 4% of all agents have obtained. She also works for the award winning RE/MAX Masters office in the DTC (6400 S Fiddlers Green Circle, Greenwood Village, CO).
Kitano predicts that coupon providers might create deal syndication networks with real estate sites like Trulia or Zillow, real estate brokerages, and hyperlocal networks.