C.A.R.’s REBS® joins with Magex Technologies to offer property investment analysis software
LOS ANGELES (April 19, 2012) –

Real Estate Business Services® Inc. (REBS®), the subsidiary of the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.), today announced a partnership with Magex Technologies Inc., developers of iAnalyzeREI, to create the completely revamped online property investment analysis software, Clarus Investor®.


REBS launched Clarus Investor® in 2008 to provide real estate professionals with the necessary advantage to market, analyze and sell residential or commercial investment property. Core components of service have been the ability to conduct financial analysis, create professional reports, and compare various investment scenarios. The new service will now include a more robust, 20-page report detailing 15 key performance ratios which the user can filter to present only what they deem relevant. An automated verification tool allows Investor® to perform a preliminary check on user-entered figures and alerts the user to any data that warrants another look. Other enhancements include greater branding capabilities for REALTORS® and the ability to create marketing flyers that tell the investment value for a listing complete with multiple property photos. The new Clarus Investor® also embraces the latest technology utilized by today’s agent. Users can publish a lead-generating marketing widget within social media sites or an agent’s own website, as well as access and generate reports via their mobile or tablet devices. Simple integration into any MLS system is also available, which streamlines data entry for users.


“Our members needed a tool that quickly provided them with the insight and key performance ratios to communicate value when working with investor clients,” said Brian Paul, association executive of Burbank Association of REALTORS®. “We recognized this as a critical ingredient to closing transactions in a distressed economy and chose to offer Investor® as a member benefit. The software allows our members to capitalize on this growing market segment, aligning their expertise with deals.”


“Clarus Investor® serves our members on multiple levels as a marketing tool, a lead-generating tool and a property investment evaluation tool, all while enhancing the agent’s professionalism,” said Diane Smith, association executive of Victor Valley Association of REALTORS®. “Our Association strives to offer innovative, revenue-generating services for our members. Clarus Investor® exceeds our expectations and is highly recommended for agents, associations or MLSs in today’s market.”


NAR reports that investor and vacation home sales are up 64.5%. Clarus Investor® is the premier agent-focused marketing and analysis software to attract investor clients and capitalize on today’s growing investor demographic.


Clarus Investor® joins the Clarus REsource® suite of powerful real estate tools and services that enhances a REALTORS® value and insight. From mobile applications, market analytics, investor applications and more, Clarus REsource® delivers what you need to get the deal done, visit www.ClarusREsource.com.


Clarus Investor® is now available, and agents may sign up for a free trial at www.clarusinvestor.com. Associations and MLSs interested in partnership opportunities are invited to contact Joy Alafia at joya@car.org or 213-739-8232 for details. More information is available at www.clarusinvestor.com.


Real Estate Business Services® Inc. (REBS®) is a subsidiary of the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) and is the leading provider of real estate products and services to practitioners in California and nationwide.


Leading the way... ® in California real estate for more than 100 years, the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® is one of the largest state trade organizations in the United States, with more than 160,000 members dedicated to the advancement of professionalism in real estate. C.A.R. is headquartered in Los Angeles.


Nearing its 10th year of business and a nominee for an innovation SME 2011 award, Magex Technologies Inc. develops revolutionary real estate industry software that meets the needs of all real estate professionals. Their product portfolio has adoption worldwide and includes a real estate management software and investor software. The company is based in Quebec, Canada.