Positions Point2 Agent with Approximately 40,000 CRS Certified
Realtors® – Underscores Solution Excellence in Innovation, Ease-of-Use,
Documentation and Technical Support
SK – September 07, 2005 – Point2 Technologies Inc. today announced that
it has been awarded the prestigious “Quality Tested Product” Seal, by
the Council of Residential Specialists (CRS). Point2® received the
designation for its real estate agent web site software solution,
The recognition identifies
Point2 Agent as a premium product and endorses it for use by CRS
The CRS membership is composed of nearly 40,000 top producing real
estate agents who together generate an estimated 20 percent of all
residential real estate transactions in the United States.
A series of extensive reviews was conducted by the CRS, leading to the
endorsement. An independent assessment by a CRS-appointed technical
advisor was followed by a CRS Product Review Panel evaluation. A final
review and approval process ensued, led by a select CRS Product Review
“Point2 Agent met all the standards set by the Council of Residential
Specialists to evaluate and endorse products and technologies for our
members,” said Mr. Richard Lawson, CRS Director of Products. “The
Point2 Agent solution stands out especially in the areas of
user-friendliness and innovation, and sets a clear benchmark in the
“We are very pleased to receive this recognition from the CRS,” said
Brendan King, Chief Operating Officer at Point2 Technologies. “Point2
Agent has a fast growing community of over 62,000 Realtors® worldwide
because it allows users to create and manage highly professional,
competitive web sites with great ease. We are extremely excited about
the opportunity to work closely with the CRS to extend this advantage
to as many of its members as possible,” added King.
CRS “Quality Tested” products must undergo annual reviews to maintain certification.
About the Council of Residential Specialists
The Council of Residential Specialists is the largest not-for-profit
affiliate of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®, with its
headquarters in Chicago, IL. It is composed of nearly 40,000 Certified
Residential Specialist (CRS) Designees and Candidates/General Members.
association was created to attract and retain those REALTORS® seeking
the knowledge, tools and relationship-building opportunities needed to
maximize their income and professionalism in residential real estate.
More information can be obtained at http://www.crs.com.
About Point2 Technologies Inc.
Point2 develops and markets software solutions that enable
organizations to conduct business over the Internet more easily and
more profitably. The company markets its solutions to the real estate
and heavy equipment industries worldwide.
the heavy equipment industry, Point2 provides critical e-business
software and support to national and international dealers and
manufacturers worldwide, including Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT). Point2
also owns and operates the world’s largest online heavy equipment
exchange, supporting and facilitating transactions for over 300 dealers
around the world.
Point2 Agent, the
Company’s real estate agent web site and marketing solution has a
subscriber base of over 62,000 agents in 43 countries.
of the No. 1 e-business designation in Canada by a Bain & Company
study sponsored by The Globe and Mail, Point2 Technologies was founded
in 1996 and employs a staff of 86 at its headquarters in Saskatoon, SK
and its Vancouver, BC offices. More information can be obtained at http://www.point2.com.
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