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Alain Pinel Realtors Releases Home Search iPad App

June 15, 2012

Alain Pinel Realtors for iPad

Alain Pinel Realtors (APR) released their new mobile application for the Apple iPad this week, creating an easy tool for on-the-go consumers to access listing information directly on their iPads. The app provides access to all homes for sale and MLS listings throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. The iPad app is only the latest in a number of mobile technology and tools introduced by the brokerage.

Consumers who download the iPad app will be given the option to find nearby properties based on a GPS search, or find homes based on address, city or zip code. The app features detailed property information, including full screen photos and almost 40 points of interest based on the property location. The app also allows users to further refine their search by price, beds, baths, lot size, square footage and sort by new listings and recent price reductions. With the convenient one-click contact feature, the app is able to quickly put consumers in contact with the highly trained real estate professionals of Alain Pinel Realtors.
Earlier this year, APR unveiled mobile phone apps for iPhone, Android, Blackberry and Windows 7 with many of the features of the iPad app. Additional enhancements to the mobile apps are already planned, including an updated button layout, open house, short sale, and recently price-reduced search, school information and market-specific statistics. The brokerage recently partnered with to allow all their agents create custom-branded, single-property mobile sites for their listings, each equip with a unique QR code. APR made headlines in 2011 for being the first brokerage to offer an iPad Comparative Market Analysis (CMA), a complete and automated listing presentation in a mobile format.
“The mobile tools we have unveiled, including our iPad app, reflect Alain Pinel Realtors commitment to being at the forefront of technology,” said Rainy Hake, Executive Vice President. “Our affluent clientele is very tech-savvy, and providing our consumers and agents with the mobile tools to get instant information about listings is an integral part of our comprehensive marketing strategy.”
APR’s iPad app can be found by searching “Alain Pinel Realtors” in the App Store or clicking here on your iPad. For iPhone, Android, Blackberry, and Windows mobile phone apps, search for “Alain Pinel Realtors” in your respective app store.

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Alain Pinel Realtors Launches Newly Redesigned Website

April 3, 2012

Saratoga, CA
— Alain Pinel Realtors (APR) has launched their newly redesigned website,, showcasing many new enhancements including expanded property search capabilities, as well as a modern and sophisticated look.
The site’s expanded property search offers refinement options such as school district search, most recent listings, and keyword search. Also featured are an open house search of all MLS-listed properties in the Bay Area, an international property search which offers the ability to find homes worldwide, and an agent/office search which helps consumers find the right agent and/or office for their needs.
Lifestyle search, provided by Onboard Informatics, helps consumers locate their ideal communities and properties based on type of neighborhood, and proximity to entertainment/dining, the arts, shops/services, transportation, and schools. In coming months, census data will be added to all community information on the newly redesigned site, as well as point of interest data to all maps, using OnBoard data as well.
Expanded property detail pages now include school ratings, community information, real-time market statistics, property history, area amenities, and social media sharing tools. Community overviews feature local market statistics, unique photos, custom descriptions, and local area demographics. A full gallery of APR’s past campaigns showcases a collection of the firm’s award winning images and branding. And, a buyer and seller toolbox provides site visitors with mortgage and cost of living calculators, rent vs. buy comparisons, and other helpful tools.
“The rapid pace of innovation at Alain Pinel Realtors continues to pick up speed with the recent introduction of a powerful new version of Our new site puts an unprecedented amount of information and resources in the hands of the online consumer,” said Stephen Skinner, APR Vice President of Technology. “The site now includes industry-leading search capabilities including lifestyle search, property keyword search and the ability to search for homes based on school district information. The new makes a strong statement about our ongoing commitment to provide the best online technology and marketing tools to our consumers and agents.”

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Welcome to The Black & Gold Blog!

March 8, 2012

Welcome to the Black & Gold Blog – the newly redesigned company blog of Alain Pinel Realtors.  Named after our distinctive colors, this blog focuses on what we do best – providing the best information to our clients.  Whether you are a current or future homeowner, this blog will have something for you. On this blog you’ll find:

  • Weekly tips for buyers and sellers
  • Answers to common client questions
  • Helpful tools that Alain Pinel Realtors provides
  • The latest commentary on real estate industry trends and the current market
  • Company news and press releases
  • Notable listings, sales, and achievements

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Announcing – The first Bay Area Wide Online Open Home Guide

March 18, 2010

Last month at our Online Marketing & Social Media Expo, we launched our new open house website,, making us the first real estate brokerage to offer a complete Bay Area wide online open home guide. includes open house listings from all Bay Area counties in which APR has offices including: Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, San Mateo, San Francisco, Alameda, Contra Costa, Monterey, Marin, and Sonoma. also boasts a comprehensive searchable database of all MLS listed properties in the Bay Area, not just those being held open. Also distinct to the site are interactive, real-time market statistics provided by Altos Research, innovative open house route planning features, local community information, and a number of other valuable tools.
Visit and experience the first complete Bay Area wide online open home guide.