American Agent Online Makes It to VC Star Newspaper
(per conversation with Jenni Mintz)
VENTURA COUNTY REAL ESTATE BROKER DEVELOPS GROUND-BREAKING ONLINE CHAT SERVICE FOR HOME BUYERS AND SELLERS NATIONWIDE.
- Predicted To Push Home Buying And Selling Into The Future.
Camarillo, Ca. Richard Brazil, Owner/Broker of Millennium One Realty, Inc. has created an Online Chat service, providing real estate buyers & sellers with a new and unique house hunting tool. Visit www.AmericanAgentOnline.com. Website just launched July 1, 2007.
Inspired by the tech savvy work style of Temple Schneider, Brazil fashioned a new avenue of communication between consumers and real estate agents. By using a simple zip code search, or clicking a place on the U.S. map, a home shopper can locate, and instantly open an anonymous dialogue window with a local agent online - in real time.
After a conversation with Temple regarding her locomotive success in meeting home buyers and sellers online, Brazil asked himself; "If the public is online looking for information – why aren’t agents reachable online at the same time?" Ms. Schneider uses the Internet as a speedy way to connect with new home shoppers and give them what they want – fast answers, free information and professional service.
American Agent Online works similar to an instant message (IM) program. “It’s sort of like jumping on Instant Messenger to have a quick conversation before dinner’s ready – fast and easy,” said Ms. Schneider, Realtor and now the Vice President of American Agent Online Corp.
2006 National Association of Realtors Annual Survey 2006:
87% of consumers began their home-search online.
72% of Realtors took 4 hours to respond to website inquires.
The above statistics reflect an imbalance between the public’s desire for immediate information, and the agents average response time to the public. “Many agents feel that if they have a website, they’re online. But, are they really available to people? We found a better way to meet people’s expectations,” explained Brazil.
“American Agent Online peels away the frustration that people feel when they’re forced to wait for a response email from an Agent. Now people can feel comfortable, keep their anonymity and get some quick information from some terrific agents out there,” said Richard Brazil, President & CEO, American Agent Online Corp.
Brazil and Schneider secured Patent Pending status and Incorporated their joint venture, in mid 2007. American Agent Online is a nationwide service, allowing licensed real estate agents to sign up and dialogue with home buyers and sellers 24 hours a day.