Commercial Real Estate "Matchmaker" Offers New Texting Service

Houston Brokers Can Receive Texts Alerting Them of New Tenants in Market

MINNEAPOLIS, MN--(Marketwired - Feb 11, 2016) - Crelow, an online marketplace that empowers tenants and their reps to control their search for the perfect office space, is launching an additional service for landlord representatives. When they sign up for the service, landlord reps will receive an SMS text message whenever a new Bid Request hits the Crelow Deal Board. The service is being rolled out first in the Houston area.

Jim Simpson, Crelow CEO, said, "Landlord reps make their living by leasing office space to tenants who need it. But it's not always easy for landlord reps to find those tenants, or for tenants and tenant reps to find the office space that will be the best fit for them. The industry needs a faster and easier way for the two sides of the market to find each other and do business." 

The new SMS texting service is designed to save time and make that process more efficient. Tenants or their reps post office-space wants and needs on the Crelow Deal Board in the form of Bid Requests. Whenever a new Bid Request appears on the Deal Board, Crelow sends a text to landlord reps who have signed up, alerting them to the new Bid Request. If a rep has space that matches the Bid Request, the rep can submit a "Quick Bid" or mini-proposal, which can be done in minutes on a tablet or smartphone. There is no cost to the rep for the texting service.

"This new SMS texting service is one more way that Crelow is making the process of finding and leasing office space more efficient and effective," said Simpson.

The new service is now in operation in Houston. Landlord reps in Houston sign up by texting CRELOW to (832) 380-8021. Crelow expects to roll the service out to additional markets in the coming weeks.