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Quick Pitch: Real Estate Pages makes ‘fully customizable’ Facebook pages

Des Moines August 29, 2011 by Brittany Mascio Only 22 days until Big Omaha. Get your tickets before they sell out!

"Location, location, location" is a common mantra in the real estate industry. Now with the idea for Real Estate Fan Pages, realtors can live up to the phrase, find potential home-buyers and end the hunt in house-hunting with one online location: Facebook.

Real Estate Fan Pages is one of seven entries in the Dream Big Des Moines contest, which seeks the top tech-based business ideas in central Iowa. The top vote-getter in an online poll of those seven entries wins a $5,000 prize and a spot in the statewide Dream Big Grow Here contest, which has a $10,000 prize. Votes for Dream Big Des Moines can be submitted until 11:59 p.m. Wednesday at Dream Big Des Moines' polling page.

“The problem is that most agents don’t have the knowledge, patience or thousands of dollars to spend to establish an online presence,” project owner Matthew Smith said in the Dream Big Des Moines contest video. 

Smith (left, photo from Dream Big Des Moines) has created Real Estate Fan Pages, "to provide the technology and the training that keeps real estate professionals relevant." This web application seeks to simplify the process for real estate agents to create "fully customizable" and "highly professional" Facebook pages. 

"We have not yet come across an application that has the advance technology that allows automation of fan page creation of professional looking designs without paying a ton," Smith said in the Dream Big Des Moines entry details. 

Using a step-by-step setup wizard, Real Estate Fan Pages creates custom pages and integrates third-party applications, listing feed auto-sync and widgets with a "drop and drag technology." The app intends to help agents increase marketing efforts by building an online presence at an affordable cost, hoping to bring another dimension to traditional selling, showcasing and buying real estate. 

Smith has started laying foundation for Real Estate Web Pages, and with the help of the Dream Big Des Moines contest, he looks to pursue additional research and further the projects development.

Note: Silicon Prairie News is a media sponsor of Dream Big Des Moines

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