Glacier Media’s Real Estate Wire has reached a data partnership agreement with Whistler Listings Systems (WLS) in British Columbia, Canada, that will allow WLS members to market their expertise to international and domestic consumers.
WLS is a comprehensive property listings service and database for Whistler, Pemberton and the Sea to Sky region. The new partnership couples WLS sales transaction data with REW’s state-of-the-art technology platform. REW can now validate agents’ local expertise and use that data to increase agent reach, while providing an optimal search experience for anyone looking for properties in Whistler.
“The partnership with REW makes sense, since we believe the expertise of our WLS agents holds significant weight not only with local buyers and sellers, but also with our strong national and international consumer interest,” said Pat Kelly, co-owner of WLS.
WLS members will be able to promote their experience to REW’s growing base of active buyers and sellers. Visitors to REW.CA (www.rew.ca) can search by neighbourhood, address, square footage, school and other criteria; they can now also contact experienced local agents that specialize in the type of product or area in which they’re searching.
Ian, Martin, REW’s Director of Industry Development & Partnerships, said: “We’re letting the data about an agent’s experience drive them to consumers in a really innovative way. Using our easy search site, consumers find properties and local agents with the right skills, and agents can best market their local expertise to this audience. It’s a win-win for both sides.”
Ann Chiasson, co-owner of WLS, added: “An added bonus is that REW is a Canadian leader in the real estate tech space, with over three million visitors to their site monthly, and is considered the go to site for real estate in the Lower Mainland.”