Weichert Real Estate Affiliates Inc. Approves
HyperOffice to Provide Collaboration Software to Sales Associates and
Franchisees in 35 States
The franchise arm of Weichert, Realtors today added HyperOffice to
the tools, systems and services qualified for use by nearly 7,500 sales
associates at approximately 350 franchised sales offices in 35 states.
Rockville, MD and Morris Plains, NJ (PRWEB
) March 11, 2008 -- The franchise arm of Weichert, Realtors today added HyperOffice
to the tools, systems and services qualified for use by nearly 7,500
sales associates at approximately 350 franchised sales offices in 35
The award-winning collaboration suite
operates as an
online virtual office, with nothing to download or install, and is
available to Weichert agents and brokers at WeichertOffice, http://www.weichertoffice.com
, "the online office for Realtors."
"HyperOffice plugs into the operating systems, market-driven programs,
and readily customizable, field-proven tools that address every area of
business management, growth, and performance," said Ann Harper, vice
president of Administration and Information Services for Weichert Real
Estate Affiliates Inc., which was named one of the nation's top
franchises in the 29th annual Franchise 500 ranked by Entrepreneur
"This is one of the best pieces of software we have ever paid
for over seven years in business," said Bryan K. Crabtree, president
and chief executive officer of Weichert, Realtors - Dean-Kelby.
One of the first Weichert franchisees using HyperOffice,
Weichert, Realtors - Dean-Kelby operates offices in South Carolina and
Tennessee. At the franchise, more than 350 sales associates, managers
and staff use HyperOffice, helping customers to buy and sell about
2,000 homes a year.
"It's dependable," said Crabtree. "It works. It helps you
manage everything by category, contact, project, task and group. You
stop using Microsoft Outlook
; you don't need it. You don't need to
manage six databases and software programs on multiple computers and
smartphones as you go from property to office to meeting each day.
There's no maintenance. It becomes a one-stop shop; you just go online,
sign in, and everything you need is there."
Operating as webware, or software as a service
(SaaS), HyperOffice makes it easier for owners, employees, clients,
partners and suppliers of growing businesses to collaborate online
projects, share and edit documents, share address books and contacts
, schedule meetings, share calendars
, and stay connected via email.
The software delivers to growing organizations today the power and productivity of collaboration software
that only the largest company with a mammoth IT budget could otherwise
afford -- business-class email without spam and viruses; document management
with online storage, versioning, user rights and workflow; contact
management, scheduling, task management, project management, discussion
groups, security, backup, the ability to build a company intranet
, Extranets and
business portals, and more.
"HyperOffice provides an online office for realtors
Farzin Arsanjani, president of HyperOffice. "The workspace is online
for any sales associate and office manager to use with any PC, Mac or
handheld device that has access to the Internet.
"This means broker/agents can eliminate scheduling conflicts
with a central calendar. Even when you're at an open house, you can
look up a person from the office address books
, compose an email,
attach a contract stored in the group folder, and hit send - all while
working with prospective buyers and sellers," said Arsanjani.
"Best of all, as webware, there's nothing to install, nothing
to maintain and upgrade. You don't have to buy any hardware or
software, or hire any IT specialists," said Arsanjani.
About Weichert, Realtors
Weichert, Realtors has nearly 18,300 sales associates in over
520 company-owned and franchised sales offices in key markets
throughout the U.S. A family of full-service real estate and financial
services companies, Weichert helps customers buy and sell both
residential and commercial real estate, and streamlines the delivery of
mortgages and home and title insurance. For more information, visit
Weichert's Web site, www.weichert.com
. Each Weichert franchised office is independently owned and operated.
HyperOffice Inc., (http://www.hyperoffice.com
is a leading provider of online software and collaboration tools for
growing organizations. The company offers a simple and affordable suite
of Intranet and Extranet software
that provide new and growing
businesses essential tools to collaborate, communicate, and manage
information from any browser running on any platform. First launched in
1998, HyperOffice is used around the world by a growing number of
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