Builders on-line assistant

  • US 7,254,553 B2
  • Filed: 01/24/2001
  • Issued: 08/07/2007
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/14/2000
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A method of servicing a plurality of customers or potential customers among a plurality of builders by a third-party website provider, such method comprising the steps of:

  • providing a first website by the third-party website provider for use by the plurality of customers or potential customers in viewing and selecting product options of product offerings available from or through the plurality of builders, an information content of at least some customers of the plurality of customers within said first website being password protected by a respective password of the at least some customers of the plurality of customers and the first website having at least one page of offerings unique to each of the plurality of builders;

    a customer of the plurality of customers and a builder of the plurality of builders entering into a contract to build or rehabilitate real estate for the customer at a building site of the real estate, said contract forming a new contract or a modification or amendment of a pre-existing contract;

    providing at least one form to be filled out by the customer through the first website;

    providing a second website associated with the first website by the third-party website provider for entry of information related to the customer by the builder said second website being password protected by the builder;

    receiving from the customer through the first website a view and selection of an option of the options provided by the builder;

    incorporating the selected options, and a content of the at least one filled in form into a modification of the contract; and

    collecting a fee or commission based upon the products viewed by and selections made by the customer.

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