TORONTO, Jan. 9, 2014 /CNW/ - Zoocasa, a licensed real estate brokerage and one of Canada's fastest growing online and mobile real estate destinations, today announced it is providing new services to home buyers and sellers in the Greater Vancouver area and Victoria, giving consumers the ability to search homes for sale across the database of MLS listings along with access to innovative tools.
"Consumers have indicated that they want to go online not just to find their next home, but also to find the right agent to help them," says Lawrence Dale, Group Head of Real Estate Business for Zoocasa. "Our goal is to provide consumers with a one-stop seamless experience for all of their real estate needs, and we are now delivering this experience to consumers across Vancouver and Victoria."
Better than having their own agents, Zoocasa has partnered with agents from top brands and brokerages, including Sutton West Coast Realty and Re/Max. Consumers can now find, compare and connect with pre-qualified and experienced real estate agents that have been handpicked by Zoocasa. As an additional bonus, when a consumer closes the sale or purchase of a home with a Zoocasa partner agent, they receive a rebate worth thousands of dollars in cash and gift cards typically exceeding $2,000.00.
Almost 90 per cent of consumers start their home search online, according to a joint study from the National Association of Realtors(R) and Google. Zoocasa's own internal research also shows that over half the people who use Zoocasa's website are committed to engaging an agent within a matter of weeks, if not days.
When customers are ready to buy or sell their home, Zoocasa makes hiring a professional real estate agent easy. They stand behind each partner agent and provide ongoing consumer support throughout the transaction.
Zoocasa offers home buyers and sellers smarter and better services, including the ability to:
-- Search all homes -- Receive daily alerts when new homes come on the market -- Evaluate the value of their home with Zoopraisal(TM) -- Search agent profiles and connect with top agents -- Earn cashback on buying or selling their home -- Calculate mortgages and see current lender rates
To learn more about Zoocasa, visit www.zoocasa.com.
Zoocasa, a licensed brokerage and a wholly owned subsidiary of Rogers Communications and part of the Local Digital Services group, is a Canadian online and mobile real estate destination assisting consumers who are looking to buy or sell their home. With over 6 million visits in 2012 alone, Zoocasa provides an innovative digital solution that helps Canadians search all homes, find a top agent and get a rebate. For more information, please visit www.zoocasa.com.