The organization was born out of a need
to find a preferred method of organizing and maintaining
an affiliation between successful Internet professional
real estate brokers and agents without the membership
losing any of their individual identity or autonomy.
Membership in the network should improve their individual
dominance in their local market, increase their return
on investment of per broker/agent web traffic to their
websites and lessen the cost to maintain their relative
presence on the Internet through an economy of scale.
The Network was developed and is documented by the following
June 2000 - David L.
began building real estate related web sites. For
the next two years Dave researched consumer purchasing
habits, web site content, realtor interactions and
solutions, reciprocal linking and web positioning.
Utilizing his extensive background in cryptology,
mobile communications and real estate, Dave started
to build the first beta version of a regional sales
March 2001 - Initiated
service marks for "The Real Estate Answer Teams"
denoting the future real estate membership of the
network and "Professor eHome", the mascot
for coordinating consumer education initiatives.
March 2002 - First
real estate agent member of the Annapolis, Maryland
team joined the organization.
August 2002 - Alexander
R. Fakeri (Biography)
joined the team effort and began the fourth revision
to the content heavy real estate agent web site. On
October 15th the first of five agent websites was
released to the public: www.DaveandLisa.com.
September 2002 - The
first four (4) true mobile offices were built, tested
and fielded for use by The Real Estate Answer Team
December 2002 - The
remaining four agent websites for the Annapolis Team
were launched and available to the public. The first
real estate answer team was formed and officially
on the Internet. Each of the real estate agent's
sites offer the rich content of the original beta
design as well as customization of various agent specific
aspects unique to each site.
January 2003 - The
design team launches a reciprocal linking network
exclusively for e-PRO certified real estate agents.
2003 - A more formal web site
services organization is formed, tasked with managing
the website hosting, maintenance, web positioning
and general support for "The Answer Team Real
Estate Network" websites.
February 2003 - The
design team launched four new subject matter web sites
in support of the real estate agents websites as part
of the network. Each website is focused on providing
additional tools in order to improve the real estate
agent's service to the client, attract more consumers
to the real estate agents in the network, resulting
in additional revenue to the member real estate agents.
March 2003 - The design
efforts for the CRM system are started. The first
release of the system is scheduled for Fall 2003.
This system will be a web based solution that will
manage each team's customer base at the real estate
agent and office processor level.
March 2003 - "The
Real Estate Answer Teams" service mark was officially