Global Condo Center Corporation

Global Condo Center Corporation

November 13, 2007 09:00 ET

Global Condo Center Delivers New Tools for Consumers to Access Worldwide Listings Through Real and Virtual Worlds

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Nov. 13, 2007) - Buyers interested in residential or recreational real estate can now view properties from around the world in person, online and in the virtual world of Second Life. Global Condo Center Corporation, a Vancouver-based real estate promotional marketing firm, today launched new platforms for property developers to showcase their projects both locally and globally.

A walk-in Urban & Resort Condo Center store, located in downtown Vancouver, offers 25 display areas for local and offshore developers to present their properties in person to prospective buyers. There is a second Urban & Resort Condo Center in Downtown Calgary, Alberta, with others in the planning stage for Seattle, Los Angeles and Boston.

Developers can also feature their projects on www.globalcondocenter.com, the company's Internet search portal capable of showcasing new developments in 2,200 cities and regions around the world. A second web site, www.previewcondocenter.com is used when developers have an upcoming project. Members to this web site are e-mailed about new developments if a project meets certain criteria they have identified. Both Condo Center portals can be accessed online and on large screens at Urban & Resort Condo Center locations.

Global Condo Center's launch today of its virtual version of the Urban & Resort Condo Center on Second Life provides an additional marketing tool for developers to showcase their developments and properties to the 10 million residents of Second Life in micro sales centres, similar to those in the real world. Currently, 40 micro sales centres for projects from around the world are being showcased. Global Condo Center's new virtual destination on Global Condo Center Island in Second Life can be accessed at: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Global%20Condo%20Center/57/136/22/?img=http%3A/
/www.condocenter.com/images/home/logo_home.gif&title=Welcome%20To%20Global%20Condo%20Center%20Island&msg=Visit%20Urban%20and%20Resort%20Condo%20Micro%20Sales%20Cente (Due to the length of this URL, it may be necessary to copy and paste this hyperlink into your Internet browser's URL address field).

Global Condo Center Island, developed with Clear Ink and Code 4 Software, was designed to create an immersive and interactive experience for prospective buyers. In the Urban & Resort Condo Center on Global Condo Center Island in Second Life, buyers can view information detailing real-world properties, some with design options and 3D interactive floor plans that avatars can navigate through.

To view Urban & Resort Condo Center properties on Second Life, users will need to visit www.globalcondocenter.com and click on the "teleport to Second Life" button. From there, users will be directed to Second Life's "Orientation Island" where they will create an avatar to access Global Condo Center Island and its micro sales centres.

"Bringing Global Condo Center to Second Life provides us with a new and innovative platform to reach prospective buyers and the millions of Second Life residents," said Cliff Bowman, president of Global Condo Center. "This multi-platform approach offers buyers, agents and developers a variety of shopping and marketing mediums for their convenience."

The four platforms come together as Global Condo Center's one-stop condo shopping network, a service conceived by Bowman, an award-winning international real estate marketing expert.

"The company was created to provide consumers with education, search tools and destinations online and on-the-street to make their buying decisions for the 'lock and leave lifestyle' easier and faster," says Bowman. "It was designed for developers to reach their local and global audiences more cost efficiently and effectively as the world of real estate presents international opportunities with internet-driven information."

For real estate developers, the street level, downtown Urban & Resort Condo Centers allow developments to be showcased in short term leases and at a fraction of the cost of typical sales suites and presentation centres that can sometimes cost upwards of one million dollars. Developers also benefit from increased traffic in the Condo Centers generated by up to 25 projects being marketed on site, showcased projects that will be ready for occupancy in two to three years, as well as people attending educational seminars and looking for immediate resale housing.

"I have built and dismantled over 200 presentation sales centres and while these large formats are still needed in some projects, I felt there had to be another way of marketing real estate developments," says Bowman. "Ideally, I wanted the public to benefit by saving time and travel, while also saving developers considerable expense and time by offering a complete sales centre turnkey solution with short term leases."

"Walk-in centres allow a first-hand look at the development with sales people on location, while the online site enables buyers to search for condos locally and across the globe," Bowman adds. "The development of virtual worlds opens up another exciting avenue - one where buyers can actually walk the floor, change the design and experience the property as if they were actually there."

About Global Condo Center Corporation

Global Condo Center Corporation is an international one stop shopping network that is free to consumers and offers a variety of online and on-the-street ways people can save time and energy when researching and buying their next urban or resort condominium home around the corner or around the world.

Founded in 2004 as City & Country Condo Center by Cliff Bowman, an award winning, 25-year veteran of pre-selling new condo developments and pre-leasing major office towers, (www.birem.com), the company continually strives to add new educational and marketing services to help people find that perfect home to meet the lifestyle and freedom needs in the next chapter of their lives.

The international head office is based in Vancouver, British Columbia. For more information on Global Condo Center, please visit www.globalcondocenter.com.

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