New website allows real estate agents to network online



By Jim Buchta, Star Tribune

Bill Pauling has learned throughout his real estate career that the secret to a happy client is a well-networked agent.

So Pauling has come up with a website to help agents and potential home buyers who are frustrated with the ongoing shortage of homes for sale. In late 2011, he teamed up with Web designer Nils Hansen to create 400 Doors, a site that allows agents to spread the word about their buyers’ needs and post listings before they hit the market.

“There’s really no other way for agents [from different brokerages] to connect,” said Pauling, who also is a full-time agent with Edina Realty. (400 Doors has no affiliation with the brokerage.)”

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