SAN BRUNO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Proxio, Inc., announces its acquisition of SocialKandy, LLC. The builder of real estate-specific applications for Facebook allows businesses to establish a professional presence, engage their audience, and monetize their social media efforts. This acquisition, renamed “Proxio SocialSearch™,” expands the Proxio international real estate product and services portfolio, while opening new markets for the apps.
“Brokerages and agents looking for simple social media solutions will benefit greatly from the addition of SocialSearch to our platform,” said Janet Case, Proxio CEO. “The combination of these apps and their value-added features with Proxio’s existing integrated solutions will help our customers quickly and easily expose their listings to the social sphere.”
Proxio SocialSearch offers comprehensive Facebook marketing, with specialized solutions for agents, brokers and property developers – combining elegant design with ease of use. The apps offer brokers and agents full integration with their MLS and a simple way to select properties to highlight on their business page. Also included are consumer search and share features, enabling property seekers to engage family and friends in their property dreams.
Proxio is making SocialSearch immediately available in Spanish as well as English, with Portuguese and French available in November. Proxio’s suite of multilingual marketing tools—including authentic listing translations, international MLS exposure, and global data syndication—help real estate professionals and companies boost brand awareness and better serve buyers and sellers across multicultural and international markets.
“Becoming part of the Proxio global marketing and networking platform provides us with great growth opportunities,” said Pablo Ceron, co-founder and managing partner of SocialKandy, now Proxio Vice President, Products and Services. “We created SocialKandy to provide real estate professionals with simple but powerful applications previously only available to big companies with large social media budgets. We’re thrilled to be part of Proxio, and available to so many agents worldwide.”
Proxio partners include national real estate associations and networks in Brazil, Costa Rica, France, India, the Philippines and Bulgaria; global organizations FIABCI and AREAA; many United States MLS organizations; and leading brokerages throughout the world.
“Our Association views Proxio’s acquisition of SocialKandy as great news for our members and global partners—and their buyers and sellers,” said Teresa King Kinney, CEO of the 25,000-member Miami Association of Realtors. “Our members love the ability to increase their social media exposure by displaying listings in Facebook through this simple and attractive app. With Proxio’s ability to expose the apps to an international market and connect with international buyers, it’s a smart marriage.”
About Proxio, Inc.
Proxio’s SaaS platform provides marketing and networking services in 19 languages to real estate brokerages, agents, MLSs and associations worldwide. Nearly 500,000 Proxio-enabled professionals are gaining a strategic advantage in serving diverse clients and growing their businesses globally through professional networking, multilingual web services, and social media.