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Firms Bring Intranet to the Real Estate Sector

ElectricStreets Inc. Thursday enlisted mobile solutions outfit Corrigo Inc. to help property managers deliver better communication and more effective service delivery within their communities.

ElectricStreets provides property owners and managers with an intranet solution encompassing content, community and commerce that facilitates online access to property management services. Through the agreement with Corrigo, owners and managers will now have access to a mobile service management solution that allows residents to place service requests via the Web.

With the ElectricStreets/Corrigo deal, residents have an easier means to place service requests and track their progress -- managers/owners gain a service that brings people back to their property portal on an ongoing basis.

The flagship solution CorrigoNet uses the Web, wireless devices, and telephones to open a real-time fountain of information among residents, maintenance technicians, vendors and property managers. The firms hope this will boost customer satisfaction, staff productivity and vendor management.

Corrigo President Rick Michaux said that because residents have service requests, fielding those requests online saves time and money for property managers.

"Corrigo's mobile service management solutions provide ElectricStreets with an opportunity to extend their intranet functionality and enhance site stickiness to naturally bring people back to their customers' sites," Michaux said.

Though not as sexy as the government, the profitable real estate market has been lighting the intranet sector up lately. On Tuesday, IntraNet Solutions Inc. extended its arms to the real estate industry when it offered its top product to RESoft Inc., a Web-based document management company.