ONLINE BACK IN THE 80’S
The Ultimate Real-Estate Network System T.U.R.N.S., was developed as a software subscription model to work in conjunction with the Multiple Listing Service for Realtors, Appraisers, Lenders, and Affiliates to communicate within a dedicated network -1988-90.
“The value is being able to offer transparent communications between the buyer, seller, and the service organizations that assists in where you want to live.”
Exhibit 1a – UX DESIGNMichael Rutherford
Back then the Internet, as we know it, did not exist. So providing toolkits to perform online real-estate appraisals, comp searches & reviews, and transactions possible, was very unique and disruptive – and at this time it had never been done before.
The investment produced a working model designed to share information with real-estate professionals to communicate and offered a user license, per office with 1 seat, for $150 per month.
We know it today as the SaaS model.
The real-estate industry processes were designed for these business segments to communicate across boundaries sharing same platform.
A system specifically designed to walk Appraisers, Real-estate Brokers, Lenders and Buyers & Sellers through the processes online for each step, for the purpose to perform, the industry best practices for searching, comparing and funding real-estate for completing transactions online.
The technology at the time was written in DOS, before Windows and the internet as we know it became a useful public network. This included services to share information with Affiliates (Sponsors, advertisers and other third party services that complemented the real-estate industry).
A Pioneer by the name of Robert Parker (Deceased 1994) was the investor and creator of The Ultimate Real Estate Network System T.U.R.N.S.
Robert Parker (Deceased 1994), Alan Weiner (Deceased 2001), BJ Hart, David Henderson and Michael Rutherford.
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