Minto reNews real estate database

If an idea works, keep it up.

Councillors here agrees with a recommendation from its economic development and planning committee to purchase a membership in Fast Facility, a website database used for building and site search tool for corporate real estate.

The 2009 membership was a prize the municipality won at the 2009 EDCO?conference. As a result of that membership Minto listings generated 1,482 visits. With each property viewing, the municipality gets an email noting that one of its properties has been seen.

Business and economic man­ager Belinda Wick-Gra­ham said that a 2010 membership of $1,200 to remain on the site would be well worthwhile, estimating that it amounts to less than $1 per visit.

“It’s a pretty good bang for your buck,” she said.