Leverage The Technology You’re Already Using to Make You a More Successful Real Estate Agent

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Leverage The Technology You're Already Using to Make You a More Successful Real Estate AgentThere are a lot of gadgets, software tools, and web-based services on the market that will help you be more efficient and productive as a successful real estate sales professional.

But before you rush out to your nearest store, take a closer look at the technology you’re already using, such as your IXACT Contact real estate contact management system. Chances are, there are features on your cell phone, email system and website, as well as the online services to which you already subcribe and which you already pay for, that you are not using to their fullest.

“Before you rush out to your nearest store, take a closer look at the technology you’re already using” [Tweet this]

Here are a few examples:

  • Your cell phone. Are you using the built-in camera to take pictures of unique house features, such as a rock garden, that can then be emailed to potential clients? Have you learned to text message so you can quickly send information such as street addresses and offer details?
  • Your real estate contact management system. Are you sending out a monthly e-Newsletter from your real estate contact management software to keep in touch with clients and prospects? Are you taking advantage of drip marketing campaigns (Activity Plans) to convert leads into listings?
  • Your website. Have you put a sign-up form on the front page of your website so that you can capture new leads? Are you taking advantage of IXACT Contact’s Automated Website Lead Capture Tool to automately pull these leads into your real estate contact management database?
  • Your email system. Do you quickly respond to all emails? Just about every email service includes a feature for sending an automatic email — called an autoresponder. You can set this up so that every prospect who sends you a message, receives an immediate reply from you, thanking them for their email and letting them know, approximately, when you’ll get back to them.
  • Your iPad or tablet. How often do you take advantage of the internet access that’s available? If you have an iPhone or Tablet, you can access the internet from just about anywhere. Here’s a tip: Use the viewscreen to show clients and prospects properties on the market from your local MLS website.

Takeaway point: Take better advantage of the time-saving and business-building features of the technology you’re already using.

What technology do you use that you’d like to learn more about or get more value from?

Sign up for your FREE 5 week trial of IXACT Contact’s real estate contact management system now!

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Bill Gillhespy
Fort Myers Beach Realtor, Fort Myers Beach Agent - Homes & Condos
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Hi Rich,  I agree that we all need to put our technology to the best use.  I don't believe that cell phone pictures are acceptable for oyr listings - especially indoors !

July 31, 2012 08:16 AM
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Doug Dawes
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Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

I'm so far behind on technology and try to keep up. I agree with Bill about cell phone pictures for listings. I've never had a ggod cell phone picture.

July 31, 2012 08:24 AM
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Rich Gaasenbeek
Real Estate CRM & Marketing Made Easy!
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Hi Bill and Doug - You're right, although cell phone pictures shouldn't actually be used for your official listing pictures, sometimes you need a quick picture when you don't have your camera with you! :)

July 31, 2012 08:48 AM
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Jerri McCombs
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I do think we have tons of tools right at our fingertips, that we just on't take the time to learn or use. If we just look deeper into our MLS systems for tools or in places like Zillow and Trulia, we can see all kinds of free tools. 

I agree that cell phones aren't good for eal estate, but yes, there are times when it is all we have. 

As a virtual assistant, I am really trying to take advantage of every webinar I can to see what I can learn in order to assist the Realtors I work with. But I really need to make etter use of my contact management system that I am paying for every month. That has been my weakness. 

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Rich Gaasenbeek
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Jerri, you're so right.. if we take some time to learn more about the systems we currently pay for/ use, it'll make such a difference in terms of the value we'll get out of them!

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