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Press Release

updated: Jun 1, 2020 11:00 CDT

For real estate agents who struggle with the hassle and expense required to run their businesses, there is a new platform with a solution. The monthly subscription platform is the brainchild of Bethany Meadows, a 30-year veteran marketing expert and the president of Vertical Solutions Media, a full-service marketing agency based in Birmingham, Alabama. The idea for AlpineStart was born while Meadows was a scholar in the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Program last fall.

AlpineStart provides a business hub for tracking sales, activities and expenses, along with access to custom-branded marketing without an expensive budget. “When I became an active Realtor myself, I saw several needs. First, an easy way to track numbers including sales, activities and expenses. Numbers are not fun, but they are essential to real estate success,” Meadows said. “I also saw a need to access quality marketing in a way that wasn’t overwhelming. We have designed our platform so anyone, regardless of their comfort level with technology, can be successful using it.”

In addition to the web-based version, AlpineStart is also available as a mobile app so it can be accessed on the go from a phone or tablet. 

AlpineStart is a central business hub to manage goals, budget, sales and marketing. “One of the advantages of AlpineStart is the ability to choose your custom elements and create your marketing materials with just a few easy clicks,” Meadows said. 

AlpineStart is a reference to the careful preparation, equipment checks and early departure that mountain climbers make before heading up the mountain. “Just as in climbing, it’s important for Realtors to have a plan and track progress — AlpineStart helps with that,” Meadows said.

Interested real estate agents can check out the platform with a free, 14-day trial, known as The Trek In. The Basecamp subscription is being introduced for $29 a month or $290 a year. This discounted rate will be offered to the first 50 subscribers for the first year before it increases to the regular rate of $49 a month or $490 a year. Basecamp includes access to all tracking features, the central dashboard, built-in brand preferences, free designs and downloads, instant print quotes and ordering, as well as membership in the exclusive Summit Seekers Community.

“Things are rapidly changing in our world and AlpineStart can help make the business and marketing side of real estate much easier,” Meadows said. “Through The Summit Bid learning platform, we will also soon be offering training that subscribers can complete on a range of marketing topics.”

​AlpineStart Realtor also offers Expedition I, II and III programs for social media management, which are available as a stand-alone subscription or in addition to one of the other plans. “We wanted to include this option so that real estate agents can have a strong and engaging social media presence,” Meadows said. “We have developed three different options to help our members stay in compliance with the tightening state regulations for social media.”

To experience AlpineStart Realtor, visit www.alpinestartrealtor.com.

In addition to AlpineStart Realtor, the company is currently developing a version for solopreneurs called AlpineStart Solo. To receive notification when this version goes live, visit www.youralpinestart.com and register to receive email updates on its development.

About Vertical Solutions Media​

Vertical Solutions Media is a full-service marketing agency based in Birmingham, Alabama. The firm was founded in 2008 and serves a range of industries including banking, insurance, retail, hospitality, real estate, non-profit and more. Visit the website at www.verticalsolutionsmedia.com.

Vertical Solutions Media

Source: Vertical Solutions Media Inc