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May 14, 2010

SikkU Sign Rider Program to Benefit Real Estate Agents

By Anshu Shrivastava, TMCnet Contributor

GainClients has rolled out its SikkU Sign Rider Program to benefit Real Estate Agents who use SikkU's real estate information service.

Sign Rider Program is like the Call Capture telephone based technology. Company officials said that it captures personal data from persons who texts for information on listed properties.

However, unlike the Call Capture, SikkU sign riders are not specific to each listing and can be used over and over on any listing saving real estate agents time and money, said company officials.

According research report, there are around 270 million mobile service subscribers in the United States, 73 percent of who use text messaging on a daily basis. In addition to Mobile Web Based search capability, SikkU service also features SMS Text option, said company officials.

With SikkU service, consumers driving or walking by a home can request and receive information through text instantly without having to place a call. And, once connected to the system, consumers can text on any listed property and receive information, said company officials.

Real estate agent is immediately notified via text message and/or email when the consumer texts for information. Company officials said that real estate agent is informed that a potential buyer is information on their listing(s), providing the opportunity to convert a potential buyer into a genuine lead and client.

More than 4,000 SikkU Sign Riders have been placed in the Tucson, Phoenix, Las Vegas and Chicago markets. Company officials said that the system is generating leads at rates that are exceeding the company's projections.

Last month, GainClients announced the formation of a merger agreement with Las Vegas, NV based Henderson Systems to integrate Henderson's mobile technology application with its SikkU Web site application.

Anshu Shrivastava is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Anshu's articles, please visit her columnist page .

Edited by Patrick Barnard

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