New .TEL Service Helps REALTORS®

Reprinted from the BCREA eBulltetin August 2009. One Vancouver would like to extend our sincere thanks to the British Columbia Real Estate Board for taking the time to inform members and raise awareness about .TEL. bcrea.tel is today’s .TEL of the day.

Looking for an easy way for clients to find your contact information? A new technology called .TEL is an excellent tool for REALTORS® which combines all of an individual’s points of contact to a single online list. This new service uses an easy to remember name such as AmyJones.TEL or BayRealty.TEL and can include telephone numbers, email addresses, fax numbers, web sites, as well as newer contact points such as blogs, Twitter, Facebook, Instant Messaging and even location information. A free .TEL application can also be added to a Blackberry, iPhone or Windows Mobile device to easily store and use .TEL data in a single click, including maps and directions to offices or listings.

Without requiring online hosting or a designer, .TEL names take minutes to set up at a cost of roughly $20. Contact details marked public can be seen by anyone, but personal information, such as home telephone can be marked private and only seen by friends and family. Because .TEL names are unique, once a name such as JohnSmith.tel is taken, only alternatives like JSmith.tel or JohnDSmith.tel are available.

As an effective way to promote an individual’s name and an easy to remember way for clients to locate crucial contact information, .TEL is an excellent new service for REALTORS® to help create long lasting referral relationships.

To learn more about .TEL names, see real examples of local REALTORS®’ .TEL names, download free .TEL address books and check to see if your .TEL name is available, visit www.telForRealtors.com.

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