Today, we are being bombarded by so many tools and information that it can be a bit overwhelming. Many offer free trials and you may think about trying each one before deciding. That may make you even more crazy.
Instead, write down those features that are most important to you right now and for the vision you have for your business. Don’t get caught up with all the bells and whistles if you don’t have the time to use the majority of them.
To be conservative, consider looking for a CRM where you will be utilizing at least 60 % of the features.
The Top Questions People Ask Before Choosing A CRM
When the vast majority of agents in America found themselves working exclusively from home, a new reality took hold. The more you could do digitally, the more likely you would remain successful throughout our health crisis.
Agents and brokers who had been using a transaction management solution like Form Simplicity have stayed on top. They’ve been able to keep their business going by managing their transactions digitally, from listing to closing.
As real estate begins its rebound, agents and brokers are looking for ways to work better remotely. For top producing brokers and agents, that means a robust, digital transaction management program. It also means using it every day.
There is a mask of perfection in social media that portrays many of our competitors and friends as seemingly thriving in these trying times. Looking at your own life, are you wondering how you will ever get through the challenges facing you today? Remember one thing: you are not alone in how you are feeling.
When you have a setback or failure, you may consider it a breakdown. But don’t discourage. History has shown that breakdowns are directly correlated to breakthroughs. And the good news is that there is a 6-step process that can help turn the breakdown into a breakthrough.
Below are tools to help you move through and transcend any obstacles.
Imagine having a business where most of your income comes from people you know. That is the dream of many new and seasoned real estate agents. And it is not only possible, it is achievable.
Real estate is an essential business built on relationships, and your database is your gold-mine. By following the suggestions below, you can begin learning the skills to effectively communicate, network and grow your business. The incredible results will be a business that is built on referrals. This means increased revenue and a solid business that is continually expanding. Get ready to start mining. Your road map to success begins here.
Form Simplicity, the only transaction management solution built by real estate pros for real estate pros and still owned 100% by a Realtor Association, makes working remotely easier than ever.
Across the country, agents and brokers are switching to the redesigned version of Form Simplicity as they rapidly adapt to all things digital.
Many are attending Webinars hosted by Technology Training Manager Kaz Cisowski. Kaz reports he has had more people attend Form Simplicity training in the last four months than all of last year. “People are hungry to learn right now,” Kaz says, who has already trained about 7,500 professionals.
As agents and brokers nationwide hone their digital skills in record numbers, most are telling Kaz that the latest version of Form Simplicity is much easier to use. “They tell me that Form Simplicity has become a lot less ‘click-ish,'” pans Kaz, noting that its improved user interface which means fewer clicks for agents to create forms or navigate the program.
Being smart and staying safe are always a priority for real estate agents. Especially during this time, it is important to stay strong and learn the best steps to take to herald the way with clients, friends, family, neighbors, peers, potential buyers and sellers. This also includes anyone you interact with throughout your day.
Here is the formula for a life built on your terms:
Technology that helps us work remotely is more important today than ever as clients shelter in place, and the majority of real estate brokers and agents work solely out of their homes.
If you are a broker and don’t provide all of your agents a Transaction Management program like Form Simplicity to help them complete transactions end-to-end, you need to provide one now. You can no longer afford to wait.
Even after real estate pros are allowed to return to their brokerage offices, many clients still will want to do as much of the real estate transaction online as possible.
Think about it. Tens of millions of families – members from every generation – have adapted and adopted digital technology over the last couple of months. They have held Zoom meetings, switched to doing banking on their phones, made their most significant purchases online, and spend hundreds of extra hours in front of a computer screen.
Today’s unprecedented events have accelerated America’s collective technology learning curve, and we are about to see a new normal as digital transactions move to the status quo.
Designing a new home or re-designing an existing one has seen some major changes over the years. What was once deemed important to a relatively small segment of the population is now seen as both contemporary and necessary to today’s home buyers.
Home builders and contractors have seen the change in the preferences for living spaces in today’s fast paced world. What many buyers and homeowners are demanding are comfortable spaces and reduced home energy costs.
Let us explore what is emerging as must-have’s that are also considered “eco-friendly” (in harmony with the environment), chic and smart!
Here are the top 8 features according to several of the leading, innovative architects and designers today.
It is paramount that real estate agents protect themselves from identify theft. It is not just happening online. The type of crimes identity theft includes range from credit card fraud to having all your financial and personal information stolen. If it happens to you, it can be very scary and time-consuming to fix. Now is your opportunity to be proactive.
Here are the top 9 ways you can protect yourself.
“Never be a prisoner of your past. It was just a lesson, not a life sentence.” Unknown
Whether you are new to the real estate business or a seasoned professional, being betrayed by a client, friend or family member can feel like a stab in the back or even worse! It can also affect how you continue to do business. It’s not just an unfortunate circumstance that affects your immediate income. Not being prepared to handle adverse outcomes can affect your self-esteem and future success in the business.
At a networking event, the conversation grew excited among a group of real estate agents. The question was raised to agents as to whether they had ever experienced a “perceived” or actual betrayal in their real estate business. They were also asked how it impacted them. One could hear several breaths being drawn-in, followed by silence. Then the flooding of responses began.