Earlier this year, Metrolist and Hillside Software, a real estate software company based in Greenwood Village, entered into a marketing agreement to provide a desktop version of Hillside’s “Virtual Office” to all Metrolist members as part of the monthly maintenance fees paid by its Realtor-members.
Metrolist also partnered with Hillside, headed by Alex Levy, for ancillary products, such as an iPad app.
Now, Todd Carpenter, writing for Realtor Magazine, has named it one of the the 10 best apps for real estate pros is an article titled: “Beyond Angry Birds.”
Carpenter, a senior manager of digital engagement for Trulia and a former director of digital engagement for the National Association of Real Estate Association, has this to say about Virtual Office: “Not long ago, most MLSs permitted online access only via the Internet Explorer browser. This made it especially difficult for iPad and iPhone users. Hillside Software’s app changes this. For Denver practitioners, the full MLS is now available on the iPad.”
For each of his Top 10 rankings, Carpenter also asked, “What’s Lacking?”
For Hillside’s Virtual Office, he had this answer in Realtor Magazine. “Broader availability. Virtual Office MLS is accessible only to members of the Metrolist MLS in Denver at present. (Other MLSs have opted to develop mobile web browsers, rather than platform-specific apps. Listings can be searched from any Web-enabled device.)”
Kirby Slunaker, president and CEO of Metrolist, was pleased with the national attention that the article draws to the app.
“We chose to partner with Hillside Software and Alex Levy because of the potential we saw in their mobile and web products,” Slunaker said. “It’s really great that Todd Carpenter zeroed in on what we think is a really fantastic app for Realtors.”
Slunaker went on to praise Levy for having “great vision in developing technology products for Realtors and we’re pleased to have created this partnership, bringing these types of mobile solutions to our members.”