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March 08 2010

Sending SMS Text Message To Short Codes on BlackBerry Phones

As a BlackBerry owner myself, I must admit that it was not intuitive at first to send SMS (text messages) to short codes.  The dialing is focused around the address book, and the short code was not a contact.  I would navigate to my Messaging inbox and choose “Compose SMS message” from the menu, and I kept typing in a “U” and clicking up for the “Use Once” option, then choosing numeric, then typing in the number.  I would then type in the message and send; it was not very friendly.

During a presentation of Goomzee’s text message advertising tool for REALTORs, one of the agents in the audience actually just typed in the 5-digit text message short code, clicked their menu or wheel button, and chose “SMS 44133″ and then just typed in the code and sent – brilliant!  Now I share this with everyone I see with a BlackBerry because it’s so much easier.  We recently had a client write in and ask the same question, “how do I text my listings with a BlackBerry?”  As our support manager had an iPhone, he wasn’t exactly sure so I showed him “the trick”.  I then asked our engineers to screen snap the steps and thought we’d share below, so you too can educate the masses.

Main screen of BlackBerry

From the main screen, simply type in the short code.  For Goomzee, it is 44133 so below you’ll see you simply type in the 4-4-1-3-3 digits.

Type the short code 44133 using your keypad

After you type in the 44133 (or short code) you simply press the wheel button (or your BlackBerry menu button) to reveal an options menu.

Choose the SMS 44133 option from the menu

Once you choose the SMS [short code] option you click the select button (wheel) and you can then type in your text message.

Type in message or property code

You then just type in the message or code/keyword you were prompted to text and when complete, click the menu or wheel buttons to send.

Click Send and deliever the SMS message

You’ve successfully sent a text message to a short code.  The example above used Goomzee’s short code, 44133, which is our nationwide dial-in phone number.  It also used a property code, 10054, which is typed in the message body.  Once the user clicks “SEND”, the system does the rest and delivers necessary information to their phone and alerts the seller if necessary of buyer interest in a property they have for sale.

December 09 2009

Montana’s Goomzee Mobile Technology Solution Selected By North Carolina Multiple Listing Services To Help Connect Buyers and Sellers

Home buyers in North Carolina will soon be able to receive for-sale home pricing information, and photos, sent directly to their phone using text messaging (SMS) thanks to Goomzee. The Wilmington Regional Association of REALTORS® recently joined the growing number of REALTOR® associations, multiple listing services (MLS), brokerages and real estate agents choosing Montana’s Goomzee http://www.goomzee.com as their text message marketing solution provider.

Goomzee’s real estate text message marketing solution, Realty Connect®, combines integration with MLS data systems and innovative features to help connect buyers and sellers. Real estate professionals place signs or ads prompting home buyers to send a text message with a unique property code, or Gcode, to receive for-sale property information. Potential buyers send a text message, including the property code, and within seconds they receive for-sale information, and optionally photos, on their cell phone. The real estate agent is alerted, and enabled to connect with buyers in real time, providing timely follow up.

“We continually seek out the best technology tools and providers for our members and are pleased to offer Goomzee’s industry-leading SMS marketing platform. More home buyers are relying on technology for information when buying a home, and the Wilmington Regional Association of REALTORS® recognizes the need to empower the real estate sales professional with useful technology to reach today’s buyer, especially on their mobile phones,” explains Brian Bell, CTO of the Wilmington Regional Association of REALTORS®.

An increasing number of Americans look to their cellular phones for instant access to information. According to the International Association of Wireless Telecommunications, also known as CTIA®, there are 276.6 million US mobile phone subscribers, representing 89% of Americans.

“Our research has indicated that over 74.4% of Americans are using text messaging (SMS), and over 72% of SMS users are ages 25-49. Potential buyers real estate professionals seek to reach with online promotions, are the same people who would rather text than talk. Goomzee’s mobile technology helps satisfy today’s buyer and increases responsiveness from real estate sales professionals. We look forward to providing our technology throughout more of North Carolina and are excited to be working with the Wilmington Regional Association of REALTORS®,” states Mike Sparr, Goomzee’s CEO.

Text messaging has rapidly become one of the most commonly-used features on mobile phones. Wireless carriers have reported that over a trillion SMS messages were delivered in the U.S. this year alone. Once a technology primarily for chatting amongst friends, text (SMS) messaging continues to grow as a valuable source for instant information. With Goomzee’s text message marketing service, Realty Connect®, real estate professionals have yet another arrow in their quiver to reach America’s home buyers.

About Wilmington Regional Association of REALTORS®

The Wilmington Regional Association of REALTORS® (WRAR) was created on June 2, 1924. It has grown tremendously in the past 80+ years. Presently WRAR serves more than 2,000 REALTORS® in Southeastern North Carolina. Perhaps the best-known feature is the operation of our Multiple Listing Service, which can be found at http://TheWilmingtonMLS.com online. Our diverse membership is comprised of REALTORS® with the professional expertise to meet consumer’s real estate needs, whether it’s their first home, a residential or commercial rental, or a commercial property for sale. Our REALTOR® Members adhere to a strict Code of Ethics, which maintains that a high standard of conduct will be met in all activities. To learn more, visit us online at http://www.wrar.com.

About Goomzee

Goomzee Corporation provides a mobile marketing technology platform that connects buyers and sellers at the point-of-interest. Goomzee’s flagship product, Realty Connect®, and Mobile Virtual Tours, specifically assists real estate professionals to win more listings, acquire more leads and close more sales. The Company was established in 2003 offering hosted online storefronts to small businesses as well as consulting for some of the world’s largest companies and brands. Goomzee is an industry leader in text message marketing and continues to innovate from a client first perspective. We connect buyers and sellers at the point-of-interest. To learn more, visit us online at http://www.goomzee.com or contact us at (866) 472 – 6062

Montana’s Goomzee Mobile Technology Solution Selected By North Carolina Multiple Listing Services To Help Connect Buyers and Sellers


Home buyers in North Carolina will soon be able to receive for-sale home pricing information, and photos, sent directly to their phone using text messaging (SMS) thanks to Goomzee. The Wilmington Regional Association of REALTORS® recently joined the growing number of REALTOR® associations, multiple listing services (MLS), brokerages and real estate agents choosing Montana’s Goomzee http://www.goomzee.com as their text message marketing solution provider.

Goomzee’s real estate text message marketing solution, Realty Connect®, combines integration with MLS data systems and innovative features to help connect buyers and sellers. Real estate professionals place signs or ads prompting home buyers to send a text message with a unique property code, or Gcode, to receive for-sale property information. Potential buyers send a text message, including the property code, and within seconds they receive for-sale information, and optionally photos, on their cell phone. The real estate agent is alerted, and enabled to connect with buyers in real time, providing timely follow up.

“We continually seek out the best technology tools and providers for our members and are pleased to offer Goomzee’s industry-leading SMS marketing platform. More home buyers are relying on technology for information when buying a home, and the Wilmington Regional Association of REALTORS® recognizes the need to empower the real estate sales professional with useful technology to reach today’s buyer, especially on their mobile phones,” explains Brian Bell, CTO of the Wilmington Regional Association of REALTORS®.

An increasing number of Americans look to their cellular phones for instant access to information. According to the International Association of Wireless Telecommunications, also known as CTIA®, there are 276.6 million US mobile phone subscribers, representing 89% of Americans.

“Our research has indicated that over 74.4% of Americans are using text messaging (SMS), and over 72% of SMS users are ages 25-49. Potential buyers real estate professionals seek to reach with online promotions, are the same people who would rather text than talk. Goomzee’s mobile technology helps satisfy today’s buyer and increases responsiveness from real estate sales professionals. We look forward to providing our technology throughout more of North Carolina and are excited to be working with the Wilmington Regional Association of REALTORS®,” states Mike Sparr, Goomzee’s CEO.

Text messaging has rapidly become one of the most commonly-used features on mobile phones. Wireless carriers have reported that over a trillion SMS messages were delivered in the U.S. this year alone. Once a technology primarily for chatting amongst friends, text (SMS) messaging continues to grow as a valuable source for instant information. With Goomzee’s text message marketing service, Realty Connect®, real estate professionals have yet another arrow in their quiver to reach America’s home buyers.

About Wilmington Regional Association of REALTORS® The Wilmington Regional Association of REALTORS® (WRAR) was created on June 2, 1924. It has grown tremendously in the past 80+ years. Presently WRAR serves more than 2,000 REALTORS® in Southeastern North Carolina. Perhaps the best-known feature is the operation of our Multiple Listing Service, which can be found at http://TheWilmingtonMLS.com online. Our diverse membership is comprised of REALTORS® with the professional expertise to meet consumer’s real estate needs, whether it’s their first home, a residential or commercial rental, or a commercial property for sale. Our REALTOR® Members adhere to a strict Code of Ethics, which maintains that a high standard of conduct will be met in all activities. To learn more, visit us online at http://www.wrar.com.

About Goomzee

Goomzee Corporation provides a mobile marketing technology platform that connects buyers and sellers at the point-of-interest. Goomzee’s flagship product, Realty Connect®, and Mobile Virtual Tours, specifically assists real estate professionals to win more listings, acquire more leads and close more sales. The Company was established in 2003 offering hosted online storefronts to small businesses as well as consulting for some of the world’s largest companies and brands. Goomzee is an industry leader in text message marketing and continues to innovate from a client first perspective. We connect buyers and sellers at the point-of-interest. To learn more, visit us online at http://www.goomzee.com or contact us at (866) 472 – 6062

September 30 2009

Goomzee Releases MLS Survey Report

Missoula, MT – Goomzee Corporation, a national leader in mobile marketing solutions for real estate professionals, today released a white paper on multiple listing services, and their respective platform vendors, across the United States.  When analyzing the vendor distribution by MLS accounts, one might determine the ranking and market share of each vendor but upon further investigation, some interesting findings were revealed.  Download here.

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