Dwellicious reaches 1,000 user mark and expands reach

We’re really pleased to announce that we’ve reached the 1,000 user milestone only two months after the release of Dwellicious.  Below is the text from our press release.

Real Estate Social bookmarking site, Dwellicious, reaches 1,000 user mark and expands reach
1,000 active users able to bookmark properties from expanding compatible real estate sites.

Boca Raton, FL—(March 4, 2009) W&R Studios announced today over 1,000 people have signed up for Dwellicious, it’s new innovative real estate social bookmarking site. Dwellicious was launched to the public on January 5, 2009. The site allows consumers to bookmark properties from around the web and learn more about the property’s valuation, surrounding neighborhood, and schools. Dwellicious “smart” bookmarks will update users with any changes that are made to the property such as price, new photos, or whether the property has gone off the market. Bookmarked properties can also be monitored via an RSS feed.

Dwellicious makes it easy for consumers to share and discuss their bookmarked properties with friends, family, or real estate professionals with one-click sharing to social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter.

“Reaching the 1,000 user mark is a big milestone for us,” stated Greg Robertson, co-founder of W&R Studios. “The site is just two months old, and it’s great to see new users registering and using the site everyday to organize their home search.” The 1,000 users are a mix of free and pay “Dwellicious Pro” accounts. “Our customers give us new ideas on how to improve the site everyday,” continued Mr. Robertson.  “We are updating the site based on their suggestions,” concluded Mr. Robertson.

W&R Studios also announced expanded compatibility for Dwellicious users across multiple platforms. “Our users are spread all over the country,” announced Dan Woolley, co-founder of W&R Studios. “We approached expanding the compatibility of Dwellicious from two angles, real estate search portals and IDX vendors” continued Mr. Woolley. “To date, two dozen of the most popular real estate search portals are now compatible with Dwellicious, along with over 50,000 broker and agent websites, through partnerships with multiple IDX vendors, including Diverse Solutions”. We are off to a strong start this year,” concluded Mr. Woolley. For a full list of compatibile sites, check out http://dwellicious.com and choose ‘Online Real Estate Links’.

About W&R Studios

Founded in 2008, W&R Studios (http://wr-studios.com/) is a privately held web software company. W&R Studios focuses on creating the next generation of web-based software solutions for the real estate industry. By providing a “less is more” approach to software design, elegant user interfaces, and using the latest in agile programming, W&R Studios’ software applications are at the same time powerful, yet accessible to everyone. Co-founders Dan Woolley and Greg Robertson each have over 15 years experience developing and marketing software solutions.

For more information please contact:
Greg Robertson


5 Responses to “Dwellicious reaches 1,000 user mark and expands reach”

  1. 1 Robert Luna March 4, 2009 at 4:42 pm

    Congratulations on reaching such a great milestone, a great start for such a great product.

  2. 2 Bruce Lemieux March 7, 2009 at 11:10 am

    Hi guys, Signed-up for the ‘pro’ account. As an agent, a couple of small improvements would make this a much more useful tool:

    1. As an agent, I would like to maintain multiple ‘folders’ of bookmarks. Each folder would have a unique RSS feed which can be integrated into blog posts. One RSS feed per account doesn’t support this type of usage. A blogger can do tons of interesting things with this capability.

    2. In my market I may preview a home for several clients. I would love to add a home to my bookmarks, and then with one click add it to a client’s bookmark. Without this, I need to lookup each individual listing again and add to my client. Way too time consuming. If ‘folders’ from #1 is implemented, then I would be able to add a bookmark to another folder.

    3. Client URL – need to add a ‘message text’ box that goes in the email that will override the standard.

    4. See earlier comment on DS integration.

    5. I would get rid of the ‘pipeline’ total — of no use whatsoever for this application.

    There you go. I’m working with a pilot customer — hope to experience great things with the tool!

  3. 3 Dan Woolley March 7, 2009 at 11:29 am

    Bruce – Thank you! We love this kind of feedback. Many of the things you are asking for can already be done, but it may not be clear exactly how you do it.

    1. Folders = Tags. When you tag a bookmark “Beach” or “Smith”, that allows you to organize your bookmarks into groups. Tags are more powerful than folders, however, because typically items can only go into one folder, whereas an item can have multiple tags. Once you have your bookmarks identified with one or more tags, you can filter and only show specific tags by clicking on your tag list on the right side of you bookmark list. You can also use a direct url that looks like http://dwellicious.com//. For example, if you tagged a bunch of bookmarks for your client “Smith”, you could display just those bookmarks using http://dwellicious.com/mocorealestate/Smith. You can even show only bookmarks tagged “Smith” and “view” with http://dwellicious.com/mocorealestate/Smith+view. Again, the tag list to the right of your bookmarks makes this one click easy.

    Making this even more powerful – each of these pages has an RSS/Atom feed, so you can just click on the RSS/Atom icon and subscribe to the feed. Using our example above, http://dwellicious.com/mocorealestate/Smith+view.atom would subscribe you – or even better your client – to all bookmarks tagged “Smith” and “view”.

    2. Pro users can easily bookmark any listing for their client – when creating a bookmark there is a drop-down list of current clients, which defaults to “Me”, but can be set to make that bookmark for a specific client. It then appears in their bookmark list with the tag “from:” and your user name so that they’ll know you made that bookmark for them. If you already have a bookmark that you want to assign to them, just click on the link to bring up the original source page and bookmark it again, but assign it to your client. Try it – it’s easier to do than actually explain.

    3. The ‘Invite a client’ box on your Pro Dashboard makes it simple to just fire off a quick invite. To fire off invites to bulk client lists or to customize the messaging (which we encourage), just formulate your own e-mail with your messaging and include your signup link which is listed right there – http://dwellicious.com/signup/mocorealestate.

    That said, I’ve got an idea to let you edit the message before it’s sent that we’ll look at implementing next week.

    4. We’ll take a look at the direct Diverse Solutions links next week.

    5. Thanks for the feedback on this – I thought that was an interesting stat, but maybe not in real practice. Would it be more useful if you could customize the commission percentage?

    Thanks again. We get our best ideas from customers using the product to improve their business – keep the feedback coming!

  4. 4 Bruce Lemieux March 7, 2009 at 12:30 pm

    Dan – that’s awesome, thanks for the detailed feedback.

    1. I get it with the tags — agree this is a lot more powerful supporting a many-to-many relationship between bookmarks and other entities giving ‘infinite’ combinations for RSS links. Fantastic. I created a test at http://mocorealestate.com/test/ A pic of the listing with the RSS feed would be great I think. I’m just beginning to learn how to effectively integrate RSS fees to my blog (new to blogging too).

    2. Understand, makes sense. Since this currently doesn’t go to the DS source listing, this won’t work for me …. yet.

    3. OK – I’ll explore that.

    5. For this type of application, I don’t believe dollarizing average listings has any utility. This would make sense if this were a lead management tool where each lead has a probability rating (A, B, C…) and a price. Seems like there’s better uses for this prime real estate. Just my opinion.

    Thanks again. Your comments really clarified the tool’s capability.

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