Make Moving a Breeze with the Updater App!

 Emily Zampardi  |    May 23, 2017

It is estimated that the average American will make 11 moves in his or her lifetime. And if you‚Äôre a REALTOR¬ģ, you‚Äôre hoping that number is even higher! No one enjoys moving. Sure, your clients may look forward to a new life in a new location, but the actual process of getting there is extremely time-consuming, labor-intensive and expensive. It‚Äôs not at all surprising that an overwhelming majority ‚ÄĒ over 70 percent ‚ÄĒ of homebuyers would appreciate moving assistance services from their REALTOR¬ģ.

Updater is an online service that provides brokerages and agents with a personalized moving app and tools to offer their clients. The app and website contain tools and tips to help make the moving process as easy and efficient as possible. And the best part is, with your branding and contact information included within the app and website, your clients will always remember they have you to thank for making their lives easier.

Updater includes tools to help your clients:

  • Transfer utilities and home services: Updater provides the names and contact information for the local utility companies in the new location and guides users through the process.
  • Notify accounts and businesses of new address: Updater simplifies the agonizing process of updating all accounts and records with the new address by allowing the user to select the accounts to be updated and taking care of it all at once.
  • Forward mail: Users can file an online USPS change of address form with a single click.
  • Send digital moving announcements: Clients can instantly alert all of their contacts to their recent move and provide their new address.
  • Save some money on the move: Updater provides special offers on several moving-related services that can sneak up ‚ÄĒ and add up ‚ÄĒ on you.

Helping your clients to utilize this tool is easy. Simply invite them to download the app and visit your customized page. The link they receive in the invitation will act as a special ‚Äúkey‚ÄĚ that will auto-fill their forms and create a custom workflow for their process, making things even easier for them. If you want to know how your clients are using the app, you can log in to view and track their activities.

Once you sign up for Updater, you'll receive what they call a ‚Äúdedicated success manager‚ÄĚ to help you get set up and trained, as well as access to 24/7 support. Visit for a free demo or to learn more.

Emily Zampardi is a staff writer for Wisconsin Real Estate Magazine.

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