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3 Dumb Tech Mistakes You Should Avoid in 2022

December 26 2021

oopsI don't know about you, but this time of year my article feeds are FULL of lists about how to improve myself going into 2022. I have to admit, some of them are really good, others just want to sell me a product. I am always looking for ways to grow and improve myself, both at work and in my personal life. What I have found is the most impactful changes to my life are not focused on doing good things, but instead focused on getting rid of the bad stuff.

That's where this list comes in. Here are three dumb tech mistakes to avoid going into 2022 that will help grow your real estate business.

Not Using Your Technology Tools

Our first dumb mistake is not using your technology tools. Just like a piece of paper and a pen, they are tools to help you. If you don't use them, they cannot help you. For example, your CRM. Ideally, your database has at least 250 people in it. There is NO reasonable way that you can keep track of the notes, tasks and follow-ups for 250 people. Your brain is not built to handle that much information. So you must enter notes and tasks into your CRM to help you keep track of your clients' needs and wants. If you don't, you will miss things and your clients will find someone who does keep track of their needs and wants. That's why the most successful real estate agents and teams use a CRM.

Avoid this dumb mistake, use your technology tools. It will grow your business.

Overpaying for Technology

Our second dumb mistake is paying for technology tools that you can already get for FREE! In most cases, both your brokerage and your MLS offer technology tools. It is the best time of the year to review your tech stack and see what you are paying for that your brokerage and your MLS already offer to you for free. Read this article for more information.

Avoid this dumb mistake—don't pay for tech you can get for free.

Being Lazy on Your Tech Skills

Our third and final dumb mistake is being lazy with your tech skills. As Tony Robbins (and many other people for that matter), says, "If you are not growing, you are dying." This 110% applies to your technology skills. If you are not growing your technology skills, then your business will eventually decline. You might not see it today because of this crazy hot market we are in, but it will happen. Avoid these mistakes while there is still time to fix it. Read this article for more information.

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Now It's Your Turn

Take the next 15 minutes and think, "How does this apply to me? What tech mistakes can I avoid going into 2022?"

If you have any questions about tech mistakes to avoid or have suggestions for other articles, please feel free to reach out to me at [email protected] or on LinkedIn.