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How to Convince Your Brokerage to Buy a CRM

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On your first day at your brokerage you’re given the rundown of all the resources at your disposal: the coffee machine, access to your assistant, and a login to a research tool and/or a listing service. What about a CRM? Is your brokerage maintaining and tracking data around relationships, real estate, and transactions in a centralized platform? Regardless if you’re …

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5 Steps to a Profitable Brokerage

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The day-to-day challenges of a brokerage can be overwhelming and time intensive. With limited time on your hands it’s easy to get caught up in making strategic decisions and forget the basics. We all want to close more deals in less time, but a framework needs to remain in place to ensure success. To reach the full potential of your …

Close More Deals in the New Year

2017 New Year’s Resolution: Close More Deals

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If you want to grow your brokerage next year, you have two options: either increase efficiency or spend more money. We have already talked about one great way to be more efficient in 2017 but planning isn’t the only tool available to brokerages. Your CRM can do a lot more than just keep all of your contacts in one place. A (good) …

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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 …

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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 …

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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. …

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5 Ways a Quality CRM Can Power Up Your Lead Conversion

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Compared to commercial real estate sales, the pool for residential real estate leads seems bottomless. There are always individuals and families looking for a good home. But for commercial real estate agents, you’ll need to put some power behind your lead conversion strategy, and a quality CRM can be a great way to do it. Better Relationships Lead to More …

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

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 …

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4 Reasons to Ditch Your Little Black Book

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As a whole, the real estate industry to-date hasn’t been known to be an early adopter when it comes to technology. But, that won’t hold true forever! If you’ve been carrying around a little black book full of prospects and clients or are constantly updating your Excel spreadsheet with incoming leads or properties / spaces you are tracking —it’s time …

4 Wins CRE Brokerages Need From Cloud Software

4 Wins CRE Brokerages Need From Cloud Software

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Most people have a vague idea that “cloud-based” software platforms are used over the internet and store data on a server instead of any one device. But what does using a cloud-based platform mean for your brokerage? What does it actually do that helps you close more deals? Your Data is Everywhere Instead of data (like a contact or information …