Four Steps to Guarantee Your Brokerage Will Win in 2017

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Building and running a successful commercial real estate brokerage takes time. Along the way you’ll adjust your processes, sometimes you may even completely revamp your strategy to fit the evolving needs of your clients. As you start thinking about goal setting and planning for 2017, follow these four steps: 1. Ask Yourself “What Is My Ultimate Goal?” Of course the …

4 Ways a Robust CRM Can Save Your Brokerage Money

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For some late adopters, the main argument against adding CRM (Customer Relationship Management) software to their brokerage is the cost of purchasing and implementing the platform, more and more brokerages are realizing that the benefits of a CRM over time far outweigh the initial cost. For an industry built on relationships, these brokers know that a CRM is essential for …

5 Reasons to Manage Your Own Database of Properties

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Many CRE professionals manage their property databases separately from their core CRM. However, this siloed approach is quickly giving way to a more integrated data management strategy. Today’s CRE technology companies are working with CRE brokers to develop self-managing CRE databases that provide brokers with an edge on market intelligence, while automating the process of publishing client / marketing collateral. …

Getting Tech Buy-In From Your CRE Team: Gen X vs. Millennial

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Whether you’re implementing a new brokerage-wide CRM or want to change your listing presentation to an interactive solution for iPad, any new technology can cause ruffled feathers if you don’t do your part to encourage buy-in from your team. This gets even more complicated as our workforce continues to change and the differences between Millennials and Gen X’ers become more …

4 Industries Forever Changed by Technology – is CRE Next?

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We’re living in the midst of perhaps the most important revolution since the Industrial Revolution itself. There’s no denying that the technological advances of the past decades have completely changed the way that we live, work and play. In fact, technology has changed aspects of nearly every industry imaginable —some of which have become virtually unrecognizable from what they once …

7 CRE Tech Trends We're Watching for 2017

7 CRE Tech Trends We’re Watching for 2017

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In recent years, we’ve seen a boom in tech innovation specifically in the CRE market. The pace of new tools and applications that are being developed by companies continues to accelerate dramatically. Many of these CRE tech trends are immediately relevant and incredibly useful for brokers, investors, property managers, and developers –everyone with a stake in CRE. Technology holds great …