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IXACT Contact Introduces Text Marketing
IXACT Contact is very excited to announce the release of Text Marketing, the next step in our evolution as a leading-edge real estate marketing solution. Our smartphones have become an extension of who we are. If you leave it in the car while you're in line for a coffee, you're instantly bored. If you forget it at home and you're on the road, you feel panicked and lost. When a device has such an impact on our lives, does it not make sense that we should use it to our businesses' full advantage? Text marketing with IXACT Contact is exactly what it sounds like: we give you the ability to connect with your leads, current clients and past clients via convenient and automated text messages right to their mobile phones. By partnering with a real estate CRM that is already integrated with text messaging, you can quickly and easily organize your business, manage your database and capitalize on a current, quickly-growing marketing avenue. Did you know that approximately 82% of text messages are read within 5 minutes and the average response takes place in 90 seconds? On the flip side, consumers only open 1 in 4 emails they receive! The reality is, today over 80-90% of homebuyers start their search online and about 30% of them are on a mobile phone. You don't have time to waste. We get it. And that's why IXACT Contact's reputation for an easy-to-use, user-friendly, simple-to-learn CRM translates to its latest text marketing add-on too. Within a few minutes, you and your database will be fully integrated. Give it a try! 60-Day FREE Trial of IXACT Contact Have any additional questions or want to see a quick demo? Contact us at 1-866-665-0018 or [email protected]
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LionDesk launches innovative AI technology, Lead Assist, ahead of refreshed platform
Nicknamed “Gabby,” the LionDesk Lead Assist feature will automatically engage with new leads to increase speed to lead while agents focus on revenue-producing activities Carlsbad, March 14, 2019 -- LionDesk, the leading Real Estate CRM platform that helps sales professionals connect, communicate and close leads faster, is proud to announce Lead Assist, an automated lead conversion assistant. Nicknamed, "Gabby," Lead Assist will qualify incoming leads with the goal of booking appointments, while agents focus on current business activities. Closely mimicking true artificial intelligence, Gabby will engage with incoming leads and existing clients via text message to further determine lead quality and speed response to general customer needs with the ultimate goal of qualifying the lead for the agent. Built into its highly conversational discourse is the ability to recognize terms such as "divorce" or "just married" as they relate to reasons why homeowners often need to buy or sell. Gabby probes for specific reasons for contact, such as timelines for buying and selling, financial qualifications, price ranges, and locations. "Giving LionDesk users the ability to turn on Lead Assist to qualify incoming leads will increase their conversion, and more importantly give them more time to spend on important life moments and highest revenue producing activities," said David Anderson, Founder and CEO of LionDesk. LionDesk bases much of its product innovations on the power of "follow-up," that is, helping agents stay in touch with people during the decision-making process, whether that decision is who to work with or what to buy. Thus, Lead Assist maintains an outreach effort for 90 days, ensuring at least 15 touches after initial engagement. LionDesk worked closely to develop Lead Assist with Structurely, a provider of automated chat and follow-up technologies for the real estate industry. The product is now available to add by all existing LionDesk customers. "This is the next step in many new product innovations coming out in 2019 from LionDesk," Anderson said. LionDesk is preparing to launch a comprehensively updated version of its product. Learn more about Lead Assist here: LionDesk.com/lead-assist About LionDesk LionDesk is a customer relationship management system (CRM) that makes it easy and affordable for sales professionals to connect, communicate with, and close more leads using leveraging todays’ most sophisticated technlogy. Most popular features include video email and texting, automated lead follow up, task reminders and database segmentation. LionDesk is an open API platform that integrates with 100s of the best business building and management tools so professionals can run their operation from one system. For more information visit www.liondesk.com.
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IXACT Contact: The Best Replacement For Contactually
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Contactually's 2018 State of Customer Relationship Management Report Reveals Best Practices for Real Estate Agents
Analysis of user behavior provides guidance on how agents can successfully manage their accounts WASHINGTON D.C., Feb. 5, 2019 -- Contactually, the real estate CRM of choice for many of the country's top real estate brokerages, has released its 2018 CRM Usage Report which details how Contactually users successfully used the platform to manage their networks. "We developed Contactually out of a desire to help people strengthen their business relationships," said Zvi Band, CEO of Contactually. "By looking at 2018 user data and surveying active customers, we can see how our customers used the CRM to build successful connections." Most salespeople and business professionals start using a CRM to get organized and work smarter. A database on its own is simply a collection of names. By dividing a network into segments such as with the Contactually Bucket system, users can better allocate time and resources to focus on the people that are most important to business development. Real estate agents and brokers surveyed reported that 27 percent of their network brings in business and referrals — when using a CRM, you can easily find and prioritize these individuals. On average, real estate agents spend more than 60 percent of their day away from their desks. Because of this, they can find following up with leads and existing customers difficult. While the majority of agents ranked responsiveness as very important, most felt they could be better at follow-up. Current clients require at least two attempts to get a response, while it may take four tries to reach a new lead. This need for effective follow-up is top of mind for brokers and technology managers. Keenly aware that 2019 will present a competitive market environment, these leaders expressed that having agents both develop stronger relationships and also keep up with new prospects are essential for continued success. "Real estate agents are constantly adding to their networks," added Band. "With all of that activity finding technology that doesn't just keep contacts but actively monitors and surfaces relationships in need of attention is critical." To download the complete report, please visit www.contactually.com. About Contactually Contactually provides a SaaS-based intelligent customer relationship management (CRM) platform for real estate agents and brokerages. In simply minutes a day, Contactually's easy-to-use platform enables personal engagement at scale, resulting in more leads, referrals, and increased business. Proudly located in Washington, DC, Contactually employs approximately 70 people and has raised $12 million in capital to date from Grotech Ventures, Rally Ventures, Bull City Venture Partners, Middleland Capital, and others. Contactually has been named to Inc's 5000 Fastest Growing Companies and the HousingWire Tech 100. For more information, please visit us at https://www.contactually.com/.
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SmartZip Integrates Its Predictive Analytics within Contactually CRM to Enable Real Estate Agents to Find Listing Opportunities within Their Sphere
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Say Hello to Your Very Own IXACT Contact 'Keep in Touch Coach'
IXACT Contact is very excited to announce the release of "Keep in Touch Coach", another powerful Keep in Touch feature to help you stay top-of-mind with everyone in your Business Pipeline. Your very own personal assistant, your "Keep in Touch Coach" is a new Dashboard widget that will automatically tell you which contacts to reach out to next, based on each contact's Status, and the Keep in Touch frequency set for each Status. When it's time to reach out to a contact, the Coach will present a 'contact card' that includes all of the contact's most important relationship information right at your fingertips, including their Status, Prospect Type, assigned Groups, Last Prospecting Activity, Last Note, phone numbers and email address. If you want to open the full Contact Profile, simply click the contact's name. You can also filter by a selected Status if you want to focus only on contacts in that Status. You can 'action' each contact by entering a Prospecting Activity, updating their Status, or you can 'snooze' the contact in order to have them re-appear in a selected number of days. The Coach automatically resets a contact's Keep in Touch frequency each time you enter a Prospecting Activity. The Keep in Touch Coach feature has also been added to our Mobile app, so you can reach out to the right contacts at the right time from anywhere. To turn on your Keep in Touch Coach, go to the new Keep in Touch tab under your User Profile, select the box to turn on the Coach, and make any desired changes to the Keep in Touch Frequency for each Status below. We have pre-loaded a recommended frequency for each Status, but you are free to customize these based on your own preferences. (Note that the Keep in Touch Coach is an alternative to using the Keep in Touch Calls functionality in IXACT Contact. If you take advantage of Keep in Touch Calls, you already know that they create recurring call reminders in your Task List and/or Calendar at a selected regular interval for each contact. They are not based on each contact's Status. Instead, you select the appropriate call interval for each contact. While you can use both features at the same time, we highly recommend using only one in order to establish a consistent "Keep in Touch" strategy. If you turn on the Keep in Touch Coach and you already take advantage of Keep in Touch Calls, you will have the option to turn off the Keep in Touch Calls functionality. Be careful as this will remove all your Keep in Touch Call reminders from your Calendar and Task List.) Start your FREE 5 week trial of IXACT Contact now. To view the original post, visit the IXACT Contact blog.
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Remine Announces Contactually Integration
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Chrome Extension Brings Contactually Functionality to Gmail
Available in the Chrome Web Store, the extension lets users manage their contact database WASHINGTON, Oct. 23, 2018 -- Today Contactually, a customer relationship management platform for real estate professionals, announced its next step aimed at better integrating its CRM into its users' workflows. With the release of its latest Chrome browser extension for Gmail, real estate agents can now more easily access Contactually's features and update contacts—right within their Gmail account. "We wanted to provide the best aspects of Contactually's contact management in the environment where agents spend the most time thinking about and communicating with their network—their email. More than 70 percent of Contactually users are on Gmail," said Zvi Band, CEO of Contactually. In the new extension, whenever a user reads or writes an email message, they can view and edit contact details and see key components of their relationship tracked in the CRM, including the best time to send email; past activity; and the ability to add tags and Buckets (Buckets trigger follow-ups so that each relationship remains strong). These features make it even easier for agents to build relationships with their contacts because Contactually works how and where agents want to work. Since the extension launched, more than 2,000 Contactually users have installed and used it. On average, these agents are logging more than two times the number of Contactually sessions via the extension compared to the web platform. Extension users are also taking more actions across Contactually's interfaces—creating 74 percent more contacts, organizing 44 percent more contacts into Buckets, updating 195 percent more contacts, and completing 37 percent more tasks on their Contactually dashboard. Contactually expects to launch additional enhancements such as open, click, and reply tracking; email templates; and email scheduling to the extension in Q4 so that agents can continue to maximize the value from their sphere of influence. Click here to download the extension for free. About Contactually Contactually provides a SaaS-based intelligent customer relationship management (CRM) platform for real estate agents and brokerages. In simply minutes a day, Contactually's easy-to-use platform enables personal engagement at scale, resulting in more leads, referrals, and increased business. Proudly located in Washington, DC, Contactually employs approximately 70 people and has raised $12 million in capital to date from Grotech Ventures, Rally Ventures, Bull City Venture Partners, Middleland Capital, and others. Contactually has been named to Inc's 5000 Fastest Growing Companies and the HousingWire Tech 100. For more information, please visit us at https://www.contactually.com.
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rezora and Contactually Launch Contact Synching Integration for Real Estate Professionals
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Tom Ferry International creates new Hub for real estate with Contactually CRM
The Tom Ferry CRM Powered by Contactually will help many of the most successful real estate agents in the country build, maintain and foster customer relationships. Tom Ferry International, a leading real estate coaching company, today announces the debut of the Tom Ferry CRM Powered by Contactually. It becomes part of The HUB, a new and powerful "all-in-one" real estate business solution launched today at the Tom Ferry Success Summit in Anaheim, California. The Tom Ferry International rigorous accountability system provides agents with the support, discipline, and technology they need to focus on their business and generate more listings, more referrals, and more activity. Introduction of The HUB will further enhance these efforts. The CRM powered by Contactually keeps agents at the top of their profession by continually monitoring the strength of their network and alerting them to relationships that are in need of attention. "We've always believed that a CRM is one of the most important tools our coaching clients need. Maintaining consistent contact and building relationships with your customers is so crucial to any sales business," stated Ferry. "I've admired the work that Contactually is doing for a long time. In my work with tens of thousands of real estate agents and teams, I've seen many CRMs. I chose Contactually for its innovative design and ability to integrate seamlessly with other tools agents use." Tom Ferry's coaching members will receive access to the Tom Ferry CRM Powered by Contactually as an added benefit of their coaching program. Their coaches will be able to review data from the CRM together in real time during coaching sessions with members. This enables the coach to hone in on valuable insights surfaced by the CRM and provide immediate feedback on areas that need attention. Over time, the Tom Ferry team plans to add additional custom templates and campaigns to the CRM. "Tom Ferry is a success for a reason, he consistently motivates agents to achieve more than they ever thought possible," added Keith Altman, VP of Sales for Contactually. "We are honored that he has chosen Contactually to give his clients an edge in growing their businesses through strategic relationship management." Contactually is known throughout the real estate industry for having a high adoption rate among agents. The intelligent CRM uses a system of buckets to help agents easily categorize their clients and set rules for frequency of contact. Contactually also guides agents through communication by providing optimized email prompts and templates as well as determining the ideal time to send for each individual client. "We have seen, time and time again, how effective marrying coaching and technology can be to help agents surpass their goals," said Zvi Band, CEO of Contactually. "Tom's coaches have proven to be incredibly powerful and we are thankful to partner with them to add even more value to the real estate professionals working with Tom and his team." Non-members of Tom Ferry's coaching programs can access the Tom Ferry CRM Powered by Contactually by subscribing to The HUB Pro, which also includes business planning and activity tracking tools, The Smartest Referral Network, Video Role Plays and much more. To learn more, please visit www.contactually.com About Tom Ferry International Tom Ferry International is a real estate coaching company that works with many of the top-ranked agents around the world. Tom Ferry been in the industry for almost thirty years and has been ranked as the No. 1 real estate coach in the Swanepoel Power 200 every year since 2014. He is a best-selling author of Life! By Design and Mindset, Model and Marketing! and a highly sought-after speaker for private events including RE/MAX R4, Bank of America, Coldwell Banker GenBlue, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, and many more. To learn more, please visit www.tomferry.com. About Contactually Contactually provides a SaaS-based intelligent customer relationship management (CRM) platform for real estate agents and brokerages. In simply minutes a day, Contactually's easy-to-use platform enables personal engagement at scale, resulting in more leads, referrals, and increased business. Proudly located in Washington, DC, Contactually employs approximately 70 people and has raised $12 million in capital to date from Grotech Ventures, Rally Ventures, Bull City Venture Partners, Middleland Capital, and others. Contactually has been named to Inc's 5000 Fastest Growing Companies and the HousingWire Tech 100. For more information, please visit us at https://www.contactually.com.
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Chime Launches New Features to Keep Real Estate Agents on the Cutting Edge
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IXACT Contact Launches Stunning New User Interface and Features for a More Engaging Customer Experience
We at IXACT Contact are pleased to announce the introduction of an entirely new version of our widely-used real estate CRM and marketing automation system that features a new visually stunning user interface. Striving to provide the best possible experience for our users, we have kept the intuitive ease-of-use that our CRM is famous for, but with a fresh, modern look that's easy on the eyes, and works beautifully on everything from mobile devices to today's high-res monitors. Real estate sales moves fast, and the new version of IXACT Contact is faster than ever to help real estate agents get more done in less time. The transition for existing IXACT Contact users will be painless as all the features and functionality you have come to love remain unchanged, but your experience working with the software will be elevated to a whole new level. At IXACT Contact we pride ourselves on listening carefully to the feedback of our customers, and continuing to upgrade the program to meet your evolving needs. This latest release anticipates those needs and brings in some fresh new features along with the powerful standards IXACT Contact customers have come to expect. The new version of IXACT Contact includes a new 'Dashboard' that provides you with a visual snapshot of your entire business from a single screen. You can customize their Dashboard by adding insightful 'widgets' that highlight different aspects of your business. You can choose widgets that display the status of all your leads, highlight progress against key financial and activity goals, summarize key data related to listings and closings, and much more. Two new functional modules have also been added to IXACT Contact that will help you to be even more successful in managing and growing your business. The first new module is Goal Setting and Tracking, which allows you to set detailed financial and activity goals, and to track your progress toward those goals. Goal Setting and Tracking gives you the ability to plan and manage your entire business within the system in a way that just isn't possible in most real estate CRMs. The second new module is the Business Pipeline, which make it very easy for you to manage the status of all your leads, clients, and referral sources, and to see and manage your business pipeline from a "big picture" perspective. IXACT Contact's new Business Pipeline, combined with Goal Setting and Tracking, gives real estate sales professionals business planning and management capabilities rarely found in real estate CRM solutions. This new version of IXACT Contact represents the largest single upgrade to the system since it was first launched nine years ago. The new version is much more than just a new look or 'skin'; it's an entirely new platform designed and developed to deliver the industry's leading real estate CRM and marketing automation solution well into the next decade. It's flexible, responsive, fast, and attractive. In recognition of the importance of this milestone in the company's growth,we are also excited to introduce a major refresh of our corporate branding that better reflects our company's understanding of, and commitment to, the CRM and marketing needs of today's leading real estate agents. The new IXACT Contact Logo has a friendly modern look that characterizes the brand as bold, effective, and easy to use. The corporate rebranding also includes a new public website that reflects our focus on the key business and marketing challenges faced by real estate sales professionals everywhere. The new website makes it easier than ever for you to find the information you need to select the right CRM solution. Like our CRM software, the new website has a friendly, modern look and feel, and demonstrates a deep understanding of the real-world issues and challenges real estate agents face on a daily basis. With today's announcement, We have positioned ourselves to be the real estate CRM of choice for real estate agents, teams, and brokerages looking for a next-generation solution that features an elegant and responsive user interface, powerful marketing automation capabilities, a rich library of professionally written real estate content, and 'Concierge' customer service and support. Start your FREE 5 week trial of IXACT Contact now.
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immoviewer and Wise Agent CRM Announce Integration Partnership
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zipLogix Launches zipCRM, New Customer Relationship Management System
New zipCRM Fully Integrates with Existing zipForm Plus Accounts FRASER, Mich., Feb. 14, 2018 -- zipLogix, the industry leader in transaction management software and creators of zipForm, today announced the release of its new robust customer relationship management system, zipCRM. zipCRM empowers real estate professionals to seamlessly communicate with their client base and stay top-of-mind through every step of the consumer buying journey. zipCRM works automatically, sending emails and newsletters to leads, tracking conversations and pulling important contact information. "We are really excited to add zipCRM to our growing list of transaction management software solutions," said zipLogix Chairman of the Board Mark Peterson. "It's important that we continue to offer all the tools necessary to save real estate professionals considerable time while building great customer relationships, and get their clients to the closing table quicker." zipCRM has powerful features like fully branded marketing materials, drip campaigns and comprehensive appointment calendars that drive more leads and nurture existing ones. zipForm transactions can be initiated right from zipCRM, seamlessly importing client and property information right into zipForm® Plus. "It's the next logical piece of the real estate transaction puzzle for our users," said Peterson. zipLogix™ Chief Executive Officer Scott Strong added, "We plan on continuing to invest and enhance up front lead management and marketing automation. This first release of zipCRM™ is the start of providing early capabilities for real estate professionals to nurture individuals along the home buying and selling lifecycle." For more information, visit www.ziplogix.com. Fraser, Mich.-based zipLogix™, creators of zipForm®, is a technology company created by, owned by and working for REALTORS® to improve productivity and efficiency industry wide. Its transaction management software, which includes zipForm® Plus, zipTMS® and zipVault®, automates and simplifies the repetitive and complex steps of real estate transactions, and is available as a National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Transaction Management Benefit to more than 1.3 million REALTORS® nationwide.
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IXACT Contact Unveils New Social Stream Function to Help Agents Aggregate High-Value Content
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iHomefinder Launches Sales and Marketing Platform for Real Estate Pros
ONE Consolidates CRM, IDX, Website, and Lead Generation BERKELEY, Calif., Nov. 16, 2017 -- iHomefinder, a leading provider of solutions for real estate professionals, announces the release of iHomefinder ONE. ONE is a comprehensive sales and marketing platform for agent teams and brokers, enabling them to attract leads to their online properties, engage and nurture leads with relevant content, manage agent pipeline activity and convert leads into home buyers and sellers. With integrated CRM, IDX, website and lead generation, ONE provides unprecedented visibility and accountability for real estate professionals. "With the continued growth in agent teams and the success of boutique brokerages, there's never been more demand for fully integrated solutions designed to help grow their business," said Brett DeSchepper, President of iHomefinder. "ONE offers agent teams and brokers the ability to optimize lead flow, understand agent performance and manage the entire pipeline." iHomefinder ONE gives real estate professionals a consolidated business dashboard that includes an all-encompassing view of the business from lead generation through transaction closings. ONE offers agent team leads and brokers complete visibility into the marketing and sales pipeline which, in turn, informs decision making. ONE also allows teams to increase efficiency and collaborate via a team calendar, action plans, and task management dashboard. To learn more about iHomefinder ONE or our other products, visit ihomefinder.com. "We're excited to lead this innovative approach to the business of real estate," said Jamie Clymer, CEO of FRONTSTEPS. "Business-minded agents can implement best practices and view the calculated return on investment." ONE features include: Dashboard with graphically displayed analytics Insight into buyer activity including price range, search history, buying interest level, and closure target date Multi-user solution provides complete visibility into your team's performance with team accountability tools and intelligent lead distribution iHomefinder, a wholly-owned subsidiary of FRONTSTEPS, is a leading provider of real estate IDX, websites, lead generation and CRM solutions. iHomefinder powers thousands of real estate websites and partners with hundreds of web designers. The company also maintains trusted relationships with over 400 Multiple Listing Services (MLSs) across the U.S. and Canada. Learn more at http://www.ihomefinder.com.
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Market Leader Partners with Dotloop to Create a Seamless Lead-to-Close Experience for Real Estate Professionals
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LionDesk CRM Announces Strategic Partnership with the Florida Association of Realtors
San Diego, CA, Oct. 04, 2017 -- LionDesk, the cloud-based CRM and best-in-class platform provider for sales professionals, announced today that it has been selected as a preferred CRM provider for Florida Realtors®. Through this strategic partnership, the association's more than 165,000 members statewide will have access to special pricing on the LionDesk platform. LionDesk aims to help Realtors better track their leads, communicate with potential sellers and buyers and manage their business efficiently. LionDesk CRM will be listed on the Florida Realtors site under the Reward Program. From there, members can navigate to a dedicated landing page on LionDesk to sign up. "We are excited to welcome LionDesk as a preferred partner. Their innovative technology and best-in-class solutions make LionDesk a perfect addition to our Rewards Program," said Kevin Ireland, Rewards Partner program manager at Florida Realtors. "At LionDesk, our goal has always been to create a centralized platform that enables sales professionals to have every tool needed to be successful. We do this by delivering customized in-house solutions or by leveraging one of our preferred vendors," said David Anderson, Founder and President of LionDesk. "Through this strategic partnership, we are ecstatic to provide our platform to all Florida Realtors as a way for them to expand their business, keep track of relationships efficiently, and close more deals." For more information on LionDesk and the Florida Realtors partnership, please click here. About LionDesk LionDesk is the leading cloud-based CRM and communications platform for sales professionals. Powerful and easy to use with features like intelligent drip campaigns, video emails and texting, text-2-sell tools, social and demographic profiling, integrated power-dialer and more, the LionDesk platform is a best-in-class solution with a reputation of proven results. Real Estate professionals and others interested in learning why LionDesk has fast become the CRM platform of choice by Real Estate professionals should visit LionDesk or text 'FAR2017' to (760) 993-3033. About Florida Realtors Florida Realtors is the largest trade association in the state with more than 165,000 members. Members enjoy business contacts, networking opportunities, educational offerings, research and legislative representation, programs, services, and tremendous camaraderie.
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IDX, LLC Announces Full Integration with Zapier's Workflow Automation Software
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Chime Acquires GeographicFarming to Keep Real Estate Professionals on the Cutting Edge
This acquisition enables Chime to add direct mail and telemarketing features SAN FRANCISCO, August 30, 2017 – Chime Technologies, an operating system for the real estate industry, announced today that it has acquired GeographicFarming, a turnkey, 360° marketing solution for real estate businesses. With this acquisition, Chime will add direct mail and telemarketing farming features to the powerful Chime real estate suite. Chime's operating system aims to provide all the tools real estate professionals need to seamlessly run and grow their business. Its innovative tools make it easy to launch marketing campaigns, track leads' activities, build and nurture customer relationships, and effortlessly manage teams – anytime, anywhere. Over the past year, Chime has continued to evolve and expand its platform to address the full spectrum of agents' needs. This acquisition of GeographicFarming will enable Chime to enhance its existing features and add new capabilities, giving agents access to an even wider range of marketing tools to grow their brands, improve productivity and increase the bottom line. "We are always working to serve a diverse range of agents' needs and push the real estate industry forward," said Matt Murphy, Chief Marketing Officer of Chime. "In GeographicFarming, we found a partner who's committed to the same goals. Their innovative approach to farming is a perfect complement to Chime's technology, and they represent a valuable addition to the Chime team." "Our number one priority is our clients' success," said Jeff Campbell, CEO of GeographicFarming. "With the Chime integration, those clients can now leverage the powerful real estate operating system to expand lead generation through best in class technology, and save time as they focus on what they do best – selling homes and growing their business." GeographicFarming provides fully customizable lead capture landing pages that offer multiple home value estimates, using an easy-to-navigate three-step process. Streamlining direct mail systems, GeographicFarming's templates and customizable designs fit any brand and market needs, and ensure marketing campaigns truly stand out from the crowd. Its effective, high-powered telemarketing features eliminate the need to spend hours each day on the phone. Instead, a dedicated call center utilizes proven scripts that generate and nurture new business leads, every day of the week. GeographicFarming's mission aligns closely with Chime's, which is to provide a complete operating system that continually builds and transforms the business of real estate. This acquisition will enable the two companies to combine their resources and continue building the ultimate (and only) product agents need to supercharge their business. The acquisition of GeographicFarming is the latest step in Chime's effort to not only fulfill agents' existing needs, but also to anticipate their future desires. Chime recently announced the launch of an AI-enabled smart dialer called Belle, as well as software to power drone technology, which has the potential to transform open houses and listings. By integrating GeographicFarming's direct mail and telemarketing features into the Chime suite, Chime will cement its position as the most robust, innovative real estate technology provider on the market. About Chime Chime is an operating system for the real estate industry. Its award-winning productivity suite offers a robust set of features that help real estate professionals and teams of all sizes run and grow their business. Chime operates as a US subsidiary of Renren, Inc. (RENN). For more information, contact [email protected] or 888-342-9698, or visit www.chime.me.
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Chime Unveils AI-Enabled Smart Dialer and Drone Technology to Keep Real Estate Agents Ahead of the Curve
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Moxi Works and MoveEasy Team Up
MoveEasy joins the Moxi Cloud to deliver agents a comprehensive moving concierge service July 18, 2017 – Seattle, WA – Moxi Works recently announced another tool that has been added to their open platform ecosystem, called MoveEasy. MoveEasy is a comprehensive moving concierge service offered to homeowners directly from your website while saving you valuable time on researching post-transaction tasks for them. York Baur, CEO of Moxi Works said, "We're delighted to have MoveEasy on the Moxi Cloud. They provide a unique solution to a common problem in the industry. It's not an agent productivity app, but rather, a great app for agents to extend to their sphere of influence – keeping the agent in-flow and valued." MoveEasy works by helping organize a move, assisting in completing tasks, and connecting clients with vendors in addition to helping agents stay top of mind even after the transaction has closed. It does this by creating a personalized moving dashboard where clients can complete various moving tasks and receive branded weekly email reminders. Tasks include anything from updating utilities and changing their address, to finding moving and storage options, and shipping their car. Agents can add all of their preferred cleaners, painters, and other vendors that can assist in the home selling/moving process. Since the entire service is branded, agents can stay top of mind, even after the transaction has closed. Everything stays accessible from the unique dashboard. MoveEasy is integrated into the Moxi Engage CRM. When a transaction moves from active to pending, MoveEasy pulls all the necessary details from Moxi Engage into the MoveEasy dashboard. The client can access the dashboard and keep up to date with everything happening and organize schedules for tasks. Everything done on the dashboard is sent back to Moxi Engage, within the activity section. While the client can access everything on the MoveEasy dashboard, the agent can access everything they need right in their CRM. Venkatesh Ganapathy, CEO of MoveEasy said, "We are extremely excited to be part of the Moxi Cloud. With so many different tools available for the real estate agents to help their clients, they have to constantly keep learning different systems. Our integration allows agents to continue using Moxi Engage CRM as they normally would, while MoveEasy operates in the background, guiding their clients through the stressful moving process." About Moxi Works Moxi Works is a residential brokerage services company that makes agents significantly more productive and brokerages more profitable by helping them effectively run their businesses. Moxi Works' integrated tools are centered on a sphere-based selling process that drastically increases agents' repeat and referral business, while lowering overall technology, training and support costs for the brokerage. With Moxi Works, brokerages are able to make their agents' lives simpler and their businesses more successful. More information at moxiworks.com. About MoveEasy MoveEasy is a comprehensive moving concierge service offered to clients directly from your website while saving you valuable time on researching post transaction tasks for them. MoveEasy assists consumers before, during and after their move, through a comprehensive moving dashboard featuring timely reminders and targeted resources, resulting in a stress-free move experience. Discover move at moveeasy.com/realestate.
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The Moxi Cloud Adds Offrs to Its Ever-Growing Open Platform
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Moxi Works Launches Facebook Ads Feature for Agents
Advertise Your Listing Allows Agents to Create Facebook Listing Ads in Under Five Minutes June 19, 2017 – Seattle, WA – Real estate technology company, Moxi Works, is set to launch a new product next month, changing the game for agents' marketing tactics. Advertise Your Listing allows agents to create a Facebook ad for listings in under five minutes. Not only that, but it sends reports directly to their clients with the click of a button. Social media advertising has become a major player in real estate marketing. With over 1.94 billion active users on Facebook, it's a channel that consumers expect agents to capitalize on. The problem is, there's a big barrier to entry. Since the system was built for digital marketers, a significant number of agents find it intimidating and cumbersome, and therefore never get around to trying it. Making matters even worse, agents already have a hard time finding extra hours in the day. This means that although they are expected to be doing great and consistent social media marketing, rarely does it fit into their busy schedules. That’s why Moxi Works stepped in. Greg Sundberg, VP of Marketing, said, "It's important to be a digital savvy agent to compete and win business. Facebook is an obvious choice for us to help agents to do that. We believe this is the absolute easiest way to advertise online." By simplifying the process, Moxi Works was able to create a product that gives agents the ability to create top tier ads, in a short amount of time. “We have high quality brokers as our clients and they get a disproportionate share of listings, but in an ever-competitive environment it’s critical that they demonstrate value to their sellers. Advertise Your Listing helps them do that, while also being a big agent convenience,” said York Baur, CEO of Moxi Works. “The Moxi Cloud already has all of the info we need - listing info, brokerage info and brand, agent info, photos and a landing page, all of which are automatically created in the Moxi Cloud - so literally with the click of a button and a credit card, an agent can deliver value back to their seller.” Homeowners want to know that agents are taking a competitive approach and actively reaching new prospects. Advertise Your Listing helps agents show clients that they are willing to go the extra mile for them, and can be another cause for referral and repeat business. Moxi also took into account that many professionals are hesitant to use their personal Facebook profile. Agents do not need a Facebook account to use Advertise Your Listing. Find out more about Advertise Your Listings at moxiworks.com. About Moxi Works Moxi Works is a residential brokerage services company that makes agents significantly more productive and brokerages more profitable by helping them effectively run their businesses. Moxi Works' integrated tools are centered on a sphere-based selling process that drastically increases agents' repeat and referral business, while lowering overall technology, training and support costs for the brokerage. With Moxi Works, brokerages are able to make their agents' lives simpler and their businesses more successful. More information at http://moxiworks.com/.
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LeadingRE Names IXACT Contact as Preferred CRM and Email Marketing Solution
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IXACT Contact Launches BombBomb Video Email Integration, Text Lead Notifications, and More
IXACT Contact is very pleased to announce integration with BombBomb, the leading platform for real estate professionals who want to create and send video email. With BombBomb integration, agents can easily record videos and insert them into their emails, all from within IXACT Contact. Agents can also insert videos from their existing BombBomb video library, and can even include video emails in their IXACT Contact drip email activity plans. Research shows that video email gets much higher open and engagement rates than regular email, so if you want to take your email marketing to the next level, give video email a try with our BombBomb integration. Please be sure to share this exciting news with your network! Text Lead notification and update to contact sort order: We're also pleased to announce the ability to receive text notifications of new leads, allowing agents to respond to new leads quicker than ever before. This is IXACT Contact’s first step into text communications/ marketing. Stay tuned for more... Another frequently requested feature that we have added is the ability to sort contacts by either first name or last name. Content Marketing We’re pleased to have several articles featured on RETechnology last month. If you missed them, take a look and feel free to share these links with your clients. How a Real Estate CRM Can Build Your Customer Advocacy Program The 5 Types of Real Estate Clients You Need to Understand The Art of Planning Client Appreciation Events How Tapping Into Your Community Builds Your Business Digital Marketing Ideas for Real Estate Agents I hope you found this partner update helpful. Let me know if you have any questions or would like some suggestions on how to better promote IXACT Contact to your database. To view the original post, visit the IXACT Contact blog.
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Boston Logic Acquires Propertybase -- Shakes Up Real Estate CRM Space
BOSTON, MA--(Jun 1, 2017) - Boston Logic today announced it has acquired global real estate CRM and marketing software provider Propertybase. Propertybase provides a best-in-class brokerage and team focused CRM built on the Salesforce platform, serving clients in over 60 countries. The Propertybase management and team of 48 will continue in their roles with the company. "The Propertybase team has built an impressive product and a global business," said David Friedman, CEO of Boston Logic. "The platform has numerous CRM and marketing features tailored for real estate, and their seamless integration with Salesforce presents opportunities for its users that cannot be matched by other products," Friedman continued. Propertybase represents the first acquisition by Boston Logic since Providence Equity backed the company in late 2016. The combined company will maintain both the Boston Logic and Propertybase products. By working together, both companies are further positioned to attract top industry talent, while simultaneously creating additional value and expanding their US and global footprints to real estate brokerages and teams of all sizes. "The new partnership will serve as a first step in redefining the real estate technology landscape, adding new value to clients and partners," said Max-Michael Mayer, Managing Director & Founder of Propertybase. "By teaming up, we expect to gain significant momentum to leap ahead in the market on a number of levels." "Combining our resources to achieve even more impressive innovation will benefit the entire industry," said Michael Wenglein, Managing Director & Founder of Propertybase. "No matter what size of real estate business you are running today, between Propertybase and Boston Logic we have the tools to help you grow." The leadership teams from both Propertybase and Boston Logic are very excited about the acquisition and look forward to sharing and developing new synergies moving forward. With this acquisition, both companies will look to share data and insights, with a goal of helping clients become more proactive in how they leverage smart data analytics for their brokerages. Boston Logic founder and CEO, David Friedman, highlighted that, "This acquisition will significantly expand our market penetration and user network on a global scale, and will further consolidate our position as a leader in the market for cloud-based sales & marketing solutions for the real estate industry." About Propertybase Propertybase is the #1 rated Real Estate CRM and marketing software built from the ground up on the Salesforce.com cloud. Our customer base continues to grow exponentially and includes brokers, agents and developers in 60+ countries. Headquartered in Boulder, Colorado, the company has additional offices in Salt Lake City (Utah), Munich (Germany) and Sydney (Australia). About Boston Logic Boston Logic provides software, online marketing and design services to Real Estate companies looking to be the technology leaders in their marketplace. The Boston Logic platform combines CRM, websites, content management, marketing automation and data management into one powerful platform for Real Estate companies to manage their leads and digital marketing.
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Moxi Works Launches New Product, Granting Agents Client Insights
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IXACT Contact Adds New Greeting e-Cards and Automated Keep in Touch Call Reminders
  TORONTO, CANADA (APRIL 06, 2017) - IXACT Contact announced today the addition of a new library of Greeting Card email templates making it easier than ever for real estate agents to reach out to clients on special days. With a variety of birthday, move in anniversary, and seasonal holiday cards, complete with a mobile-friendly design, these greeting cards can be easily read on all devices including tablets and smartphones without zooming or scrolling. Agents can send these attractive e-Cards as-is, or they can customize them to make them their own, with new cards being populated to the library as each seasonal holiday approaches. IXACT Contact also announced the ability to mass assign Keep in Touch call reminders, with calls automatically spread over a range of dates that agents can select. The ability to mass assign Keep in Touch call reminders across hundreds of clients will save IXACT Contact users hours of time and make this key business building feature a snap to implement. "IXACT Contact has always focused on making it easy for real estate agents to keep in touch with clients and important referral sources. Our new Greeting e-Cards and enhanced automated Keep in Touch call reminders make IXACT Contact an even stronger relationship building tool," said Rich Gaasenbeek, Co-Founder and EVP, IXACT Contact Solutions Inc. About IXACT Contact IXACT Contact® is an easy-to-use web-based real estate CRM and marketing solution. IXACT Contact includes robust real estate contact management, powerful email marketing, and mobile friendly REALTOR® websites. IXACT Contact helps real estate agents generate leads that convert into clients, keep in touch with past clients, hot prospects, and important referral sources, and stay organized and in control as their business grows.
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Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Electrifies Its Competitive Strategy with the Zap Technology Platform
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Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Rand Realty Launches New Agent Platform
April 4, 2017 – Seattle, WA – Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Rand Realty has launched a powerful combination of the latest in agent productivity technology. Agents now have access to the Moxi Engage™ CRM from Moxi Works, which is fully integrated into an advanced automated marketing platform from Imprev, Inc. "There's a great technology race in real estate that has brokerages scrambling to add the latest innovations to gain a competitive edge and attract new agents," says Matthew Rand, managing partner of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Rand Realty, which operates 26 offices with 1000 agents. "But agents are suffering from tool fatigue: There are too many disconnected apps and tools offered to agents without a focused plan from the broker to tie them all together," he continues. Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Rand Realty, which is the premier real estate broker in New York City's northern suburbs, closes more than $2.1 billion in real estate sales every year in Westchester, the Hudson Valley, and Northern New Jersey. The Rand organization is well-known for its regional technology leadership. It was the first company to put its listings online, the first to offer mapping and directions, and now the first to provide a fully mobile environment for home sellers and buyers. "Combining two best-in-class technologies that are fully integrated helps makes Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Rand Realty agents' lives simpler and their businesses more successful," Rand says. He adds, "The streamlined experience will also be a powerful offering in our recruiting strategy." Renwick Congdon, CEO of Imprev, a company known for its advanced automated marketing services, explains how the Moxi Works and Imprev integration creates a unique value proposition. "Providing compelling, timely, and relevant content to buyers and sellers helps agents build relationships and trust," Congdon shares. "Delivering the right marketing to the client consistently and automatically can help an agent gain a client for life." "We're making sure agents do the right thing at the right time, which we've seen dramatically increases their new, repeat, and referral business," says York Baur, CEO at Seattle-based Moxi Works. "The technology that BHGRE Rand Realty is providing to its agents will provide a workflow that will be the envy of its competitors." For example, listing and contact information for each Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Rand Realty agent will be synchronized between his or her CRM and marketing platforms. The streamlined workflow dramatically increases agent efficiency and improves data quality by eliminating the need to enter listing and contact information in multiple systems. The integration also enables the automatic creation of marketing content for a wide range of marketing activities – from promoting a new listing to keeping in contact with an agent's leads and sphere of influence – all without requiring the agent to lift a finger. About Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Rand Realty Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Rand Realty is the premier real estate broker in New York City's northern suburbs, comprising 26 offices, over 1000 agents, and closing more than $2.1 billion in real estate sales every year in Westchester, the Hudson Valley, and Northern New Jersey. Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Rand Realty is the leading real estate brokerage for New York City's Northern Suburbs of Westchester, Putnam, Rockland, and Orange Counties, and the Northern New Jersey suburbs of Bergen, Passaic, and Morris Counties. About Moxi Works Moxi Works is a residential brokerage services company that makes agents significantly more productive and brokerages more profitable by helping them effectively run their businesses. Moxi Works' integrated tools are centered on a sphere-based selling process that drastically increases agents' repeat and referral business, while lowering overall technology, training and support costs for the brokerage. With Moxi Works, brokerages are able to make their agents' lives simpler and their businesses more successful. More information at www.moxiworks.com. About Imprev Many of the most respected brands in real estate use Imprev's Automated Marketing Services to set themselves apart from their competition. With Imprev, brokerages can automatically create a fully-branded print, digital, and social media marketing package for all of their agents' new listings, giving them a recruiting edge and driving unprecedented brand consistency. Established in 2000, the Imprev platform powers the marketing centers for hundreds of brokerages and franchises—representing over 20% of real estate agents in North America—including RE/MAX, Coldwell Banker, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services, Corcoran Group, and NextHome. Discover more at www.imprev.com.
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Introducing: The Contactually Referral Accelerator for RE/MAX
Think about how many marketing emails sitting in your inbox that you ignore or delete each day. Too many, right? So doesn't it feel backward that many real estate agents and CRMs continue to rely on drip campaigns? Engaging leads and your sphere takes personalized messages, not just pretty pictures and flashy subject lines. That's why Contactually is excited to announce the release of our Referral Accelerator plan for RE/MAX. Learn more about the exclusive Referral Accelerator... Created with YOU in mind We understand that when you work with people to sell property or find a dream home, you're not just educating them so they can make a one-time decision. You're building a relationship for the long term. We also know you're busy and can't spend all day sending personal messages! So, we created a follow-up system designed to build your name into a trusted brand. No more canned content or spammy campaigns that end up in junk folders. No more lost opportunities. Contactually allows you to follow up in an automated but authentic manner, illustrating your real estate expertise and your attention to each individual client. Designed to generate a continuous cycle of leads and listings, the Referral Accelerator plan allows you to communicate at scale while retaining the personal aspect of your relationships. RE/MAX specific content With the help of rockstar RE/MAX Contactually users, we've crafted short, helpful emails that illustrate your focus on the client and your real estate expertise. As with all emails sent via Contactually, campaign emails will always land in recipients' inboxes, never in their junk or promotions folders. No wonder our users find Contactually emails generate a response 113% more often than other emails! That's a lot of relationship building and appointments! RE/MAX agents can take advantage of five premium campaigns prebuilt into the Referral Accelerator plan: Referral Generation – to engage your most valuable network contacts to generate referrals and win repeat business Long-Term Lead Nurture – to gently stay top-of-mind with leads that might otherwise be forgotten due to lengthy timeframes Open House Leads – to consistently follow up with open house leads and illustrate market expertise Online Leads – to quickly follow up with and qualify online leads Recently-Closed Client – to stay in touch after closing and generate a testimonial and referral Most of the campaigns are fully automated. The Referral Generation campaign, designed to help you not only maintain but develop the relationships in your inner sphere, occasionally prompts more personal actions, such as social media touches, text messages, or handwritten cards. These, of course, can't be automated – nor would you want them to be! After all, your warm leads and inner sphere deserve the personalized attention you give them, because they're the ones driving your business! Creating a partnership with Contactually We want you to be successful, so when you sign up for the Referral Accelerator plan, we provide complimentary database consolidation as well as one hour of coaching tailored to you and your goals. Remember, your network is a goldmine – responsible for 80% of your business! With Contactually's built-in follow-up systems and market-proven content, you'll have the time to focus on the people who matter most and be the real estate agent your clients know and love. We're thrilled to help you build your brand in an authentic way! To view the original post, visit the Contactually blog.
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IXACT Contact Announces New Relationship with RE/MAX INTEGRA
  TORONTO, ON (MARCH 15, 2017)--RE/MAX INTEGRA strives to be the home of top producing real estate agents by providing best in class services and leading the industry with progressive thoughts and actions. To accomplish this goal, RE/MAX INTEGRA emphasizes the importance of innovative technology to help contribute to the success of their agents. Understanding the value of technology to real estate professionals and recognizing the importance of a robust CRM and marketing system, RE/MAX INTEGRA will now offer IXACT Contact in RE/MAX Launchpad, their online Productivity Suite. All 17,000 RE/MAX INTEGRA agents will now be able to easily create and access an IXACT Contact account via single sign-on (SSO) through RE/MAX Launchpad. IXACT Contact is an integrated CRM, email marketing, and website solution that helps agents generate and convert leads into clients. With the solution, agents are able to save valuable time, keep in touch effectively, and get better organized. IXACT Contact's mobile CRM app empowers real estate agents to manage their business from anywhere, on any device. Already used by thousands of RE/MAX agents across North America, IXACT Contact's real estate CRM combines powerful contact management, email marketing, and website capabilities into one easy to use solution. It's a valuable addition to RE/MAX Launchpad, and the team at IXACT Contact is looking forward to working with more RE/MAX agents. "RE/MAX Launchpad is designed to be a one-stop shop and single sign-on solution, connecting our agents to leading technology solutions" says Effi Barak, COO and Managing Director, RE/MAX INTEGRA, North America, "IXACT Contact is a leader in CRM solutions and we are excited to provide easier access and deeper integration to this important business tool for our agents." Joining thousands of RE/MAX colleagues already using IXACT Contact real estate CRM, RE/MAX INTEGRA real estate professionals can easily sign up in RE/MAX Launchpad to enjoy a 5-week Free Trial of IXACT Contact and special volume-based pricing. "We're proud to work together with RE/MAX INTEGRA," says Rich Gaasenbeek, Co-Founder and EVP, IXACT Contact, "IXACT Contact and RE/MAX INTEGRA have a shared goal of providing real estate agents with cutting edge tools to help them be more effective at nurturing and converting leads into clients, keeping in touch with past clients, getting organized, and managing their time. Our presence in Launchpad will give RE/MAX INTEGRA agents convenient access to IXACT Contact via single sign-on (SSO)." By leveraging the power of IXACT Contact, the industry's most user-friendly CRM, RE/MAX INTEGRA is helping their agents achieve sales success through effective contact management, email marketing, and personal organization. About IXACT Contact Solutions Inc. IXACT Contact® is an easy to use cloud-based real estate CRM that helps agents stay organized and build lasting relationships. The integrated solution offers three powerful elements including a real estate CRM, email marketing platform, and mobile-friendly agent website all for one low price. With IXACT Contact, real estate agents can convert more leads into clients and attract more referrals and repeat business. Sign up for a free trial today at http://www.ixactcontact.com. (Rookies get IXACT Contact free for 6 months.) About RE/MAX INTEGRA and RE/MAX INTEGRA, Ontario-Atlantic Canada RE/MAX INTEGRA, founded in 1980, is a privately held company by Canadian entrepreneurs. With regional headquarters in Toronto, Boston, Minneapolis, Indianapolis, Zug, and Vienna, RE/MAX INTEGRA represents nearly a third of all RE/MAX Sales Associates worldwide. The company was founded on the premise of providing outstanding service and support both at the regional level and to the end consumer. The Ontario-Atlantic Canada region has surpassed 10,000 quality Associates; The US regions — New England and the Midwest (including the following states: Minnesota, Wisconsin and Indiana) – account for more than 6,500 Associates with over 2,600 and 3,800 Associates respectively; and the European region leads with more than 16,000 Associates. For more information about RE/MAX INTEGRA, visit http://www.remaxintegra.com.
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Introducing: The Contactually Sphere Accelerator for Keller Williams
Think about how many marketing emails you ignore each day. Tons, right? So doesn't it seem backward that many real estate agents and CRMs continue to rely on drip campaigns? Engaging leads and your sphere takes personalized messages, not just pretty pictures. That's why Contactually's excited to announce the release of our Sphere Accelerator plan for Keller Williams. Read on to learn more about this exclusive plan for KW.... Inspired by a close, natural alignment with Keller Williams' network-centered ideology, we've taken the science behind KW's 33 Touch and 8×8 campaigns and combined it with Contactually's emphasis on personalized communication. Built with you in mind Contactually takes the systems outlined in the Millionaire Real Estate Agent and breaks them down into a daily strategy. Designed to generate a continuous cycle of leads and listings, the Sphere Accelerator plan allows you to communicate at scale while retaining the personal aspect of your relationships. In other words, we combine the science of models with the effectiveness of daily actions, a concept we call relationship marketing. With the help of rockstar KW Contactually users, we've crafted short, helpful emails that illustrate your focus on the client and your real estate expertise. As with all emails sent via Contactually, campaign emails will always land in recipients' inboxes, never in their junk or promotions folders. No wonder our users find Contactually emails generate a response 113% more often than other emails! That's a lot of relationship building and appointments! What you're getting Keller Williams agents can take advantage of five premium campaigns prebuilt into the Sphere Accelerator plan: 33 Touch – to engage committed leads and core advocates to generate referrals and win repeat business Long-Term Lead Nurture – to gently stay top-of-mind with leads that might otherwise be forgotten due to lengthy timeframes Open House Leads 8×8 – to consistently follow up with open house leads and illustrate market expertise Internet Leads 8×8 – to quickly follow up with and qualify online leads Recently-Closed Client – to stay in touch after closing and generate a testimonial and referral Most of the campaigns are fully automated. The 33 Touch, designed to help you not only maintain but develop the relationships in your inner sphere, occasionally prompts more personal actions, such as social media touches, text messages, or handwritten cards. These, of course, can't be automated – nor would you want them to be! After all, your warm leads and inner sphere deserve the personalized attention you give them, because they're the ones driving your business! Creating a strategic partnership We want you to be successful, so when you sign up for the Sphere Accelerator plan, we provide complimentary database consolidation as well as one hour of coaching tailored to you and your goals. As they say at KW, it's a win win! Try the Sphere Accelerator for Keller Williams today! To view the original post, visit the Contactually blog.
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Keller Williams Unveils New Product Strategy, Technology Roadmap and Vision
AUSTIN, TEXAS Feb. 15, 2017 — Keller Williams, the world's largest real estate franchise by agent count, unveiled its latest solutions in front of more than 15,000 real estate agents in Las Vegas at the franchises' annual Family Reunion conference. Josh Team, chief innovation officer, Jonathan Berkowitz, chief strategy and product officer, and Steve Peterschmidt, chief technology officer, co-presented on Keller Williams' product strategy and roadmap. "World-class technology companies do not outsource their technology roadmap or their vision," said Team. "It's imperative that we control our destiny, and that we create the real estate platform that agents and consumers choose to use." Keller Williams announced its product strategy core values: Technology worth building provides beautiful, uncomplicated experiences. Technology built specifically for real estate industry will outperform technology built for masses. Real estate-focused technology will be smart; the more agents use it, the more it accomplishes. "Our goal is to dramatically simplify the technology experience agents and their consumers have with Keller Williams, enabling us to create the world's simplest and most personalized discovery, transaction and ownership experience in residential real estate," said Berkowitz. With that goal in mind, the franchise unveiled The Keller Cloud, positioned as the industry's simplest and smartest platform for agents to learn and earn. With consumer facing elements embedded, The Keller Cloud will provide a fully integrated experience to run a business. The Keller Cloud provides agents with an integrated platform to learn and earn. It will: Simplify the day-to-day experience agents have running their business, from generating leads, through managing transactions to home ownership. Use the best practices in the forthcoming The Millionaire Real Estate Agent second edition to transform the traditional CRM into a customer experience solution Provide a fully integrated referral solution for KW agents to send, receive and track referrals. Integrate Keller Williams' artificial intelligence (AI) solution to provide both agents and their clients with real estate specific AI assistance for discovering and transacting homes. Enable the expansion of the agent's circle of influence through smart, automated social media marketing, monitored and optimized in real time. Grant access to industry-leading training materials from Keller Williams University and a rich library of agent generated content. Agents in attendance previewed The Keller Cloud experience in the Family Reunion exhibition hall. "We are revolutionizing the solutions agents, like you, use to manage your business and achieve your goals," said Peterschmidt. "Remember this is technology happening with you, not to you. So get involved." About Keller Williams Realty, Inc.Austin, Texas-based Keller Williams Realty, Inc. is the largest real estate franchise by agent count in the world with more than 800 offices and 154,000 associates across the Americas, Europe, Africa and Asia. In 2017, Training magazine named Keller Williams the No. 1 training organization across all industries worldwide. Since 1983, Keller Williams has grown exponentially and continues to cultivate an agent-centric, education-based, technology-driven culture that rewards agents as stakeholders. The company also provides specialized agents in luxury homes, commercial and farm and ranch properties. For more information, visit kw.com.
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Graphiq and booj Partner to Deliver Interactive Data Visualizations to Real Estate Brokerages Across the Country
  SANTA BARBARA, Calif.--Graphiq, the semantic technology and data visualization company, today announced a partnership with website developer booj, which operates the Enterprise Network, a nationwide consortium of leading independent real estate brokerages. The partnership will give members of the Enterprise Network direct access to Graphiq's library of fully interactive data visualizations, which bring a new level of insight to the homebuying experience. With this new collaboration, booj will have untethered access to launch new, engaging content quickly and help its clients provide the most competitive data solutions to their users. Booj customers will have direct access to Graphiq's data visualizations on properties, sales trends, community demographics, and more. In working with booj, Graphiq will be able to easily deploy data solutions to a multitude of top tier brokerages and establish a strong relationship with one of the leading web developers in real estate. How it will work: Continuing its trend of technological innovation, booj will use Graphiq's data library and visualization API to seamlessly integrate interactive and engaging information on its clients' websites, newsletters, and CRMs. "booj is able to reach a wide variety of real estate professionals across the country with its advanced web development services," said Tommy Gamba, Senior Director of Partnerships for Graphiq. "Graphiq is excited to partner with such a formidable player in the space to expand the use of our interactive visualizations on brokers' websites and to get more information into consumers' hands." Both Graphiq and booj hope this collaboration will put more decision-making power in the hands of consumers by providing a wider range of real estate professionals with unique and accessible visualizations. "Graphiq's interactive tool is a game-changer for engaging website visitors," said Ido Zucker, Co-Founder of booj. "Our customers continuously emphasize the importance of data and interactivity as part of the process for engaging home buyers and sellers, and booj can now quickly and affordably provide that service through our partnership with Graphiq." About Graphiq Graphiq is a semantic technology and data visualization company that instantly delivers deep insights across a number of important industries. The company's real estate solution provides interactive, live-updating visualizations of real estate data and information. Graphiq Real Estate works with brokers, online portals, and web developers to make data more accessible by building internal and customer-facing products, streamlining access to massive amounts of real estate insights without the high integration costs. Graphiq visualizations are available on both a property- and location-level, providing unparalleled breadth and depth to any real estate consumer's online experience. More online at www.graphiq.com and real-estate.graphiq.com.
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The Real Estate Accelerator: A Contactually Exclusive
Here at Contactually, our mission is to help grow the businesses of our customers. Whether we're on the sales team, marketing team, product and engineering team, the customer success team or anything in between, we come to work every day with one goal: Figure out what our customers need to be successful, and then deliver it directly to them. In the last few months, we've talked to hundreds of real estate professionals in an effort to understand exactly what they need. We've had conversations with brand new agents, agents with thirty years of experience under their belts, buyer's agents, seller's agents, team leads, brokers, assistants...we've covered them all! It quickly became clear to us that real estate agents needed more than what we were already providing in our professional plan at Contactually, so we turned around and spent months coming up with a solution. We are so excited to announce our newest plan: The Real Estate Accelerator. After hours of talking to hundreds real estate professionals, it was clear they want and need three things: They want to save time They want to communicate more effectively They want to grow their business How Will the Real Estate Accelerator Help Me Save Time? As an account executive here at Contactually, my job is to learn everything I can about my client's business goals, so that I can help them determine whether or not Contactually will be a good fit for their business. After thousands of conversations, the one resounding similarity between real estate agents is that they're very, very busy. And they don't have time for busy work. Good news, real estate agents. At Contactually, we heard you. You want to nurture cold leads, open house leads, new internet leads, past clients and everything in between. But sometimes there just aren't enough hours in the day to cover all that. You want an excellent CRM that helps you close more deals without sitting down for twenty hours a week to send out emails. You want to have more time to do what you do best: meet with clients. We heard you. The real estate accelerator combats your lack of extra time with two solutions: Training Automation First, we help you set-up your account entirely. We'll consolidate your database and import your contacts. We'll set you up with our resident real estate expert, Bradley, to train you on the system. No need to spend hours and hours guessing where to click next; we'll teach you what you need to know. Next (and here's the exciting part!), we'll set up all your workflows and drip campaigns (tailored for you and your business) and put them right into your account. Three complete business systems will be yours within minutes: Internet leads engagement workflow Referral generation workflow Open house follow-up workflow With twenty minutes a day, you'll be closing more business and all those forgotten leads you lost track of? We'll help you rekindle the relationship and make sure no one falls through the cracks again. You don't have time to waste with administrative work, so we take it out of your hands to give you more time to spend with clients. How Will the Real Estate Accelerator Help Me Communicate More Effectively? When we were creating this plan, we asked ourselves these questions: What does it take to get a lead to respond? What does it take to build a relationship with a cold lead so that they do business with you in two years when they are finally ready to buy or sell? What does it take for an open house lead to convert? Contactually's answer: personalized, authentic and consistent engagement. On the Real Estate Accelerator plan, we'll curate email templates just for you. Once we've learned all there is to know about your business, our marketing experts will write ten templates in your voice and make sure you have them to send right from your account. Those workflows mentioned above also include 100+ email templates, so you never run out of things to say, and it never sounds canned. With the Real Estate Accelerator, you'll be communicating more effectively in no time How will the Real Estate Accelerator Help Me Grow My Business? Have you seen our post about where real estate professionals' business comes from? We saw teams spending thousands of dollars on internet leads, when their rich networks and spheres were where the majority of their business was coming from.  But regardless of where your leads are coming from, you want to convert every single one of them, right? We saw that realtors tend to have leads (hot, warm and cold) that slip through the cracks. With the Real Estate Accelerator, every lead gets touched effectively and consistently. Automatically. In order to ensure your business' success and growth, we are also giving you two free coaching sessions with a seasoned and professional real estate coach. We don't claim to know everything about real estate (although sometimes we like to wish!), so we're bringing the true experts on board to support you in your new endeavor. Thought that was all? Not quite. On the real estate accelerator, you are also being granted access to a dedicated customer success manager who will proactively check in on your success and be your point of contact if you ever get stuck. We are here to help you grow your business, and consistent support you can count on is our promise as you move through the accelerator. To find out more about our real estate accelerator, you can call our team at 202-888-3291 and get started today. To view the original post, visit the Contactually blog.
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Placester Introduces Placester Mobile -- a CRM for Real Estate Professionals on the Go
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Bulk SMS Text Messaging Available in Wise Agent CRM
In today's fast-paced world, many people don't answer phone calls, never mind open all their emails.  That's why texting is so powerful – everyone reads ALL their text messages.  Wise Agent recently added the ability to send bulk text messages within your CRM – another exciting tool to add to your lead conversion and marketing arsenal. First, you'll need to set up the texting feature if you haven't already done so. Check out our video tutorial here: Set up WiseSMS Tutorial Now you're ready to send out a mass text! Just follow these steps: Click Contacts, then Contact List You can run a search for a certain category, a particular source, or an Advanced Search; click Go after making your selection(s). Click "Select All" to place a checkmark in front of every name or individually check the names At the top of the page, click on the "Actions" menu, and select "Send SMS" Enter the message, hit Send, and that's it! Reach out to your leads and contacts where you know you'll get their attention. As always, let us know if you have any questions! To view the original article, visit the Wise Agent blog.
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Office 365 Now Integrates With Top Producer
The Market's Leading CRM Just Got Better Streamlining your business isn't just a vague goal here at Top Producer®, it's our obsession. We've spent the last few months fine-tuning an integration we're really excited about, one that will truly bring your business to the next level. Top Producer® CRM now integrates with Office 365! See how it works here. One record, one calendar, no duplicates Once you add Top Producer® to your arsenal and integrate it with Office 365, you'll have just one master record for every contact, email and appointment no matter where you make an update. You'll never deal with those pesky duplicate entries again. Learn more!
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EXIT Realty Metro Endorses IXACT Contact as Real Estate CRM of Choice
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IXACT Contact Launches All New Real Estate Mobile CRM App
  TORONTO, ONTARIO (APRIL 25, 2016)--IXACT Contact announced today release of a new Mobile CRM App for real estate agents. The Mobile CRM app is available today in the App store and Google Play Store to customers for no extra fee. Now it's easier than ever for real estate agents to get organized and keep in touch with prospects and past clients - from anywhere and using any device. As REALTORS® are widely known for their hectic schedules and spending many hours on the road, access to their real estate CRM is key to helping them stay organized and in control of their business. IXACT Contact drew on customer feedback and suggestions while developing the new real estate CRM App to ensure the final product meets the specific needs of real estate professionals. With IXACT Contact's Mobile CRM, it's easier than ever for REALTORS® to keep in touch with their contacts. Agents can easily dial a phone number, or send an email or text message to a contact. Staying organized from on the road is more convenient than ever with the intuitive 'Next Steps' function that automatically prompts the real estate agent to make a note, task or appointment after a call, email, or text message is completed. Contacts can even be assigned to drip marketing campaigns and the Monthly e-Newsletter from the CRM App, ensuring that hot leads are being nurtured while the agent is away from the office. The new Mobile App complements IXACT Contact's industry leading synchronization capabilities. With Google Sync, IXACT Contact users can sync automatically with their Google Contacts and Calendar. IXACT Contact also syncs with MS Outlook, and Apple Mac applications, ensuring that agents' contacts and tasks are up to date across all of their devices. IXACT Contact customers who would like to experience the freedom and flexibility of IXACT Contact's new Mobile CRM App can download it now from the App Store for their Apple device, or the Google Play Store for Android devices. Real estate agents who are not currently using IXACT Contact can register for a free 5 week trial. During the trial, REALTORS® will have full access to the real estate CRM, email marketing, Monthly e-Newsletter, REALTOR® Websites and new Mobile CRM App. For a quick video overview of the new Mobile CRM App, watch the video below:
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Placester Acquires RealSatisfied to Increase Business Intelligence for Brokers
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Get More Out of Your CRM with Wise Agent’s Improved Dashboard
Wise Agent is all about keeping you organized, and we are excited to announce the improved Dashboard!  Now you can see a snapshot of everything that is going on in your business, instantly.  Here's a description of what you will find under each dashboard icon: Today's Dashboard - This button will display everything that is happening today.  It includes calls scheduled on the Call List, appointments for today, birthdays and anniversaries, and items from your Task List that are due today. Reports - Here you will find the reporting tools available for you and your team, including email stats, lead tracking, and team progress.  For more on these reports, check out our blog here. News - When you click on this tab, you will see any current news.  It automatically displays the most recent Wise Agent Blog posts, and you can add any other RSS feeds you would like to follow. Alerts - The alarm bell will "ring" when you have any Outside Team Member requests.  It will also show any calls, tasks, or appointments that you have scheduled an alert for. This is just another feature that was developed as a result of our members' requests!  As always, contact our super support team if you have any questions or suggestions on how we can help you work smarter! To view the original post, visit the Wise Agent blog.
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Inside Real Estate CRM and Marketing System Launches Integration with dotloop Transaction System
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Leading Real Estate CRM Software Firms Recognized by 10 Best CRM for March
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA, MARCH 16, 2016 — To honor the top real estate CRM software in the industry, 10 Best CRM is pleased to announce the first recipients of the Best Real Estate CRM Software Award. This award is a new monthly honor that salutes leading real estate CRM software in the industry. 10 Best CRM is a trusted resource when it comes to ranking customer relationship management solutions. Their business experts understand the correlation between happy clients and repeat business. 10 Best CRM uses several ranking factors to make their award determinations. According to the results of their ranking factors, Follow UP Boss is designated as the top real estate CRM software. IXACT Contact is ranked in the second-place spot. Third-place honors go to PlanPlus Online Real Estate. Each of the top recipients has made a significant impact on the real estate industry with their innovative CRM solutions. Top real estate CRM software IXACT Contact is a web-based CRM that enables real estate agents to improve sales and capture leads. Headquartered in Ontario, Canada, IXACT Contact has serviced some of the most esteemed real estate companies, including Keller Williams, RE/MAX and Global Luxury Realty. Other benefits of IXACT Contact are referral tracking and real estate transaction management. 10 Best CRM considered many factors as they selected the recipients of this award. The real estate software CRM award was granted to clients based on customer reviews, SEO rankings, site traffic and proprietary analytics. For more information, visit http://www.10bestcrm.com.
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Instant Neighborhood Reports with Cloud CMA and Wise Agent CRM
Cloud CMA is the easy way to create amazing neighborhood reports that will help you write more offers and land more listings. To make it even better, they are now integrated right into your Wise Agent account. They work with 100s of MLS systems throughout the country – here's a list of all those that it currently works with: Cloud CMA MLS partners You can follow these steps to get started: Login to your Wise Agent account, click on the "Welcome" tab in the top right corner and click "Integration Menu" Note the Cloud CMA option on the left. In another tab, login to your Cloud CMA account, click Settings in the top right, then Lead Generation. Copy the API key provided. Back in Wise Agent, paste the API key into the appropriate field. Click "Activate" to the right. Check out this video tutorial: Now, on any Contact Summary page, you will see a small Cloud CMA icon near the primary address fields. Make sure that you have an email address and a physical address saved for that record, hit the CMA icon, and that's it! You then have the option to edit the subject, message, or the report itself. They will be sent an instant CMA based on the address listed on their Summary! This is another handy integration that came about directly from member requests! Keep them coming – we appreciate your feedback! To view the original article, visit the Wise Agent blog.
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RE/MAX Launches Mobile Friendly Online Tools
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Contactually Now Offers Lead Capture with Zillow and Trulia
Never miss a new opportunity New client interactions are extremely time sensitive and we know how stressful this can be. What if a prospect reaches out in the middle of the night and you miss an opportunity?! Are you expected to stay up all hours of the night in order to respond? When you're out enjoying life with your family and friends you don't want to be worried about new leads. Trust me – no one likes that person who's always compulsively checking their email...and now you won't have to. It's important to initiate contact with a lead as soon as it's submitted. The likelihood of a lead converting is seven times higher if they're contacted within the first hour, and the window of opportunity starts closing in a matter of minutes. When the stakes are this high, trust the Contactually/Zillow partnership to coordinate your efforts. We'll instantly sync new leads to your account from Zillow and Trulia, so you can break through and build a dialogue quicker than ever before. We even take it one step further and allow you to designate which buckets your leads are sorted in, so you can organize, and prioritize without the manual lift. Imagine the possibilities You've gotten a new lead from Zillow of a buyer interested in a property. The buyer's info syncs automatically with Contactually and is placed in your "Zillow Leads" bucket. The bucket is attached to a program which sends the buyer an introduction email within a matter of minutes from submitting his information. You've just connected with a potential client without lifting a finger! With a systemized approach you can engage with your new leads and start building rapport. The framework of trust starts with the first interaction, and with the help of Contactually your new leads will see a genuine message within minutes from the spark of their interest. Zillow and Trulia Lead Capture in real time The new, seamless integration makes it possible to nurture and evolve your relationships like never before. Contactually's powerful features coupled with the improved partnership will help you uncover, manage and nurture more opportunities with less effort. Take five minutes to run through a quick setup on your end and rest assure you'll never miss a potential lead again. Next Steps For Users Step #1 Log into your Contactually account and head over to your settings page. From the Apps tab select the connect to Zillow option and copy your API key. You can also select which buckets you'd like your Zillow and Trulia leads to go to. Try creating a new bucket specifically for these leads if you'd like. Step #2 Head over to Zillow and go to the Contacts Tab on your Agent Hub account page. From here you'll select "Connect to my CRM." Step #3 Click Add Partner, and select Contactually from the drop down options. Step #4 Paste your Contactually API key, and click save. Build better relationships With four quick steps, integrate your Zillow and Trulia lead capture with Contactually. Take full advantage of Contactually and this new found partnership with Zillow and Trulia to automatically sync new leads. You'll never miss a beat with potential new clients or ever have to worry about a prime opportunity slipping through the cracks. Lasting relationships must be nurtured and it all start with the first interaction. We're toiling away to make your business processes easier. As always, let us know what you think...we're all ears. To view the original article, visit the Contactually blog.
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Zillow Group Closes Sale of Market Leader to the Perseus Division of Constellation Software
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IXACT Contact Real Estate CRM Now Includes FREE REALTOR® Websites
  TORONTO, ON – IXACT Contact announced today that the real estate CRM provider now includes free mobile friendly REALTOR® Websites in addition to the existing contact management and email marketing platforms. With the launch of Agent Websites, IXACT Contact now offers one of the most powerful and complete CRM and online marketing solutions available. The company's goal is to help real estate agents manage their keep in touch communications, listings and active buyers, and online presence with a single, easy to use platform at one low price of $34.95. IXACT Contact's Agent Websites are beautifully designed, customizable, and look great on all devices. Mobile friendly websites are key to online success, since most REALTORS® target audiences will be searching for and viewing agent websites using smartphones and/or tablets. Google ranks mobile friendly websites higher than non-optimized websites for this same reason. Agents are able to customize the website's look and content, including page layouts, colors, banner images, and embedded video. Each real estate website will also reflect the REALTORS® personal brand including their photo, company logo, social media feeds, and more. The new full-featured Agent Website is included in IXACT Contact's monthly subscription fee, and customers can also choose from two optional IDX upgrades to add MLS listings to their Agent Website. For just $12.95/ month, IDX Standard adds many of the key IDX features necessary to become the go-to website for home buyers and sellers. IDX Standard includes features like user friendly property search, featured listings page, eye-catching listings galleries, walk score, and more. For just $32.95/ month, REALTORS® can turn their website into a lead generation machine with IDX Professional. IDX Professional includes all of the IDX Standard features plus leading-edge features such as interactive maps search, property-specific lead capture, innovative Facebook apps, and more. "IXACT Contact is committed to offering real estate agents the best integrated CRM and marketing solution at the best possible price" says Rich Gaasenbeek, Vice President, IXACT Contact. "Our new Agent Websites give REALTORS® the power to expand their online presence, capture leads automatically, and post quality content, all within a stunning, mobile-friendly website. Combined with our existing CRM and email marketing capabilities, our value proposition at $34.95/month is simply unheard of." As part of IXACT Contact's new REALTOR® Websites, subscribers will gain access to 16 pages of high quality written content. REALTORS® can choose to use all the content as it is provided, or customize it as they choose. In addition to the professionally written website content, real estate agents using IXACT Contact Agent Websites will also have the option to publish pre-written blog content on a bi-weekly basis, further establishing themselves as the go-to resource for all their prospect's home ownership needs. Existing customers automatically gain access to IXACT Contact's new Agent Website product. New customers will receive access to create their own Agent Website as part of their initial 5 week free trial. About IXACT Contact Solutions Inc. IXACT Contact® is an easy-to-use web-based real estate CRM and marketing solution. IXACT Contact includes robust real estate contact management, powerful email marketing, and mobile friendly REALTOR® websites. IXACT Contact helps real estate agents generate leads that convert into clients, keep in touch with past clients, hot prospects, and important referral sources, and stay organized and in control as their business grows. IXACT Contact's "lead to lifetime client" real estate marketing system includes unique features such as the industry's only automated monthly real estate e-Newsletter that's written and designed by real estate marketing experts, automated keep in touch call reminders, Email Campaign Reporting, and IDX-enabled REALTOR® websites. The Active Business side of the system helps agents keep control of transactions by managing all the to-do's associated with listings and buyers. Sign up for a free five week trial today at www.ixactcontact.com. (Rookies get IXACT Contact free for 6 months.)
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Wise Agent Rolls Out Three New Updates: Logins, Leads, and Attachments
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Smartguy800 Announces Integration with Wise Agent Adds Enhanced CRM and Transaction Functionality for Real Estate Professionals
LOS ANGELES - Aug. 30, 2015 -- SmartGuy800.com, a leading lead capture and virtual phone system for business professionals today announced that it has integrated with Wise Agent, a popular transaction and contact management system used by Realtors. "I think real estate agents will find a lot of value in the synergy we have created with Wise Agent", states Jordan Wexler, CEO of SmartGuy800.com. "It will streamline their lead process and increase their productivity from lead generation to close." The latest integration by SmartGuy800 allows real estate agents who advertise their lead capturing 800 numbers on property signs, flyers, newspaper/magazine ads, websites and real estate listing services to have the caller details (including listing address called, marketing source that triggered the call, and caller's phone number) instantly populate the Wise Agent CRM member's back office. "We are excited to integrate SmartGuy800's lead generation technology, states Brandon Wise, CEO of Wise Agent. Brandon continues, "Their ability to generate more calls using their proprietary 800 number technology is a great addition to our contact and transaction management solutions." About SmartGuy800 SmartGuy800 is a leading cloud-based virtual phone system with integrated lead generation and tracking capabilities. For over 20 years, this technology has helped thousands or small business professionals nationwide generate more calls, track the cost-effectiveness of their advertising and never lose a lead again. (Check out our video). SmartGuy800 is a collaboration of SmartGuy.com, one of the largest exclusive business networks in the USA, and Information Now, Inc., a leader in interactive voice response solutions. About Wise Agent Wise Agent is an online Customer Relationship Management CRM system designed for Realtors. Features include Contact Management, Transaction Management, Marketing Tools, unlimited Document Storage, lead tracking and excellent support. Wise Agent seamlessly connects technology, people, and business practices to increase productivity, organization, and most importantly make it easy for members to give full service to their clients and build long term relationships.
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IXACT Contact Extends Its "No Limits" Real Estate Email Marketing Capabilities
  TORONTO, ON (AUGUST 19, 2015)--New enhancements to IXACT Contact's powerful email marketing platform allow agents to send unlimited mass emails. In addition, each individual mass email message can have an unlimited distribution list. One of IXACT Contact's key goals is to provide REALTORS® with the most user-friendly yet powerful real estate CRM and email marketing platform on the market. The new "No Limits" email marketing engine delivers on this promise in a major way. A study by McKinsey and Company found that email continues to be the most effective form of online marketing today. Email is 40x more effective at acquiring new customers than social media sites like Facebook or Twitter. IXACT Contact understands the value and ROI email marketing offers to real estate agents. The company respects that every REALTOR® has different contact management and email marketing needs, therefore the CRM is offering customers the power to use the effective email marketing platform without limits. Other customer relationship managers have limitations on email distribution and struggle to deliver high volumes of email messages. These limits can impact the effectiveness of the real estate agent's email marketing efforts. "IXACT Contact customers use email marketing to keep in touch with past clients, stay top of mind with prospects, and generate leads," says Rich Gaasenbeek, Vice President, IXACT Contact, "Our software includes targeted drip email campaigns, sophisticated mass email functionality including Campaign Reporting, and a professionally designed and written monthly e-Newsletter, all of which help real estate sales professionals get the best possible ROI from their email marketing. With our "No Limits" enhancements, even the largest team with the biggest database can grow their email marketing without constraint." As part of IXACT Contact's "No Limits" strategy, the company has increased the monthly free allotment of mass emails per agent to 2,500, and real estate teams enjoy 2,500 mass emails per team member, with additional mass emails costing as little as half a penny each. The new allotment will ensure customers are able to share their messages with their entire database, as research has shown that 98% of REALTORS® send less than 2,500 mass emails per month. Individual mass emails can have any size distribution list, and as always, drip email is also unlimited. IXACT Contact has long been known in the industry as offering innovative real estate contact management software with outstanding email marketing capability. Real estate agents appreciate the ability to customize their mass emails in IXACT Contact to reflect their own real estate branding and to send an individual personalized email to each recipient. IXACT Contact places a strong emphasis on email deliverability, to ensure real estate agent's email messages are getting into their contact's Inbox. To ensure email deliverability, IXACT Contact sends all mass emails through a leading Email Service Provider (ESP). Leveraging the ESP's specialized email servers ensures the highest level of deliverability. IXACT Contact's ESP has established relationships with all the major email providers, and constantly monitors delivery and bounce-back statistics in order to ensure that any deliverability issues are identified and rectified as quickly as possible. "Email marketing is one of the most effective ways for real estate agents to keep in touch with past clients and prospects," says Jon Kay, Chief Technology Officer, IXACT Contact. "We're proud to offer REALTORS® with reliable "No Limits" easy-to-use email functionality allowing them to email any size distribution list, even including their entire database, quickly, easily, and as often as they like." About IXACT Contact Solutions Inc. IXACT Contact® is an easy-to-use web-based real estate CRM and real estate marketing system that helps REALTORS® build lasting relationships with past clients, hot prospects and important referral sources. IXACT Contact makes it easy to maintain full contact profiles and to stay in touch with clients in a way that's personalized, relevant and timely. With IXACT Contact, real estate agents can convert more leads into listings and attract more referrals and repeat business. Real estate sales and real estate prospecting become easy. Real estate marketing is also a snap with IXACT Contact's personalized mass email, drip marketing, real estate newsletter, and Email Campaign Reporting features. The Active Business side of the system helps Realtors keep control of transactions by managing all the to-do's associated with listings and buyers. Sign up for a free five week trial today at http://www.ixactcontact.com.
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Zapelo Launches at Real Estate Connect
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How Do You Keep Track of Referrals? Introducing Wise Agent's Referral Tree
We all agree that referrals are an extremely important part of our business. Some say referrals are the lifeblood when it comes to being successful in any kind of sales. Referrals are the most cost-effective way to get new leads and maximize your percentage rate closed. With referrals being so important, it is also important to make sure you have a good system in place to track, nurture, and build relationships with those referrals. Wise Agent has just updated the Referral Tree, making it easy to track your referrals. Using the Referral Tree, you can link your contacts and show who each person was referred by, and who they have referred. From there, take advantage of our ranking system, making sure to rank your contacts that are feeding you the most referrals highly. Once your referrals are in Wise Agent, you will not only be able to track who referred them, but you also have a system in place to work on them and turn them into clients. You can assign them to a marketing program, send monthly newsletters, schedule calls, etc. The people who get the most referrals are the ones who stay in front of their database consistently, so take advantage of the tools in Wise Agent that make it easy to stay in touch. Remember it is always important when marketing or talking to anyone to ask for those precious referrals. When you do get a referral it is also extremely important to make sure the person who sent you the referral knows how much you appreciate it. You'll find the Referral Tree at the bottom of any Contact Summary page. Let us know if you have any questions – we're here for you 24/7! To view the original article, visit the Wise Agent blog.
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Contactually Announces Activity Insights – Easy Reporting, Now With More Power
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Wise Agent CRM Releases Powerful New Lead Management System
We are very excited to announce that our awesome new Lead Management System is now live! You may now have all of your Leads automatically added to your Wise Agent CRM database from almost any source you are receiving them from. Then, you can decide exactly how you want to handle your leads from each source. You can set up an immediate auto response or choose to leave it off if you already have one sent from the lead source provider. The lead can be added to your call list and assigned to anyone on your team, and automatically added to as many categories as you need. You can set your system to launch a different drip campaign for each lead source and send notifications to everyone you want alerted about the new lead. Easily set up lead distribution filters to distribute leads by zip code, price, round-robin, or a combination of the three to anyone on your inside or outside team. Finally, you can track your success using our Reporting Dashboard. We're constantly adding value to the system, based on your requests! So let us know if there's a Lead Source that we don't yet support, or any other lead management tools and we'll do our best to accommodate!To view the original article, visit the Wise Agent blog.
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Reesio Launches Integration with MailChimp, Including Drip Email Campaigns
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GMail Conversations Now in Wise Agent CRM
If you use GMail, now you can view and save your email conversations right from your Contact Summary pages in Wise Agent! To get started, go to any contact's Summary page and scroll down to the bottom. There is now a "Conversations" section – click on the button that says "Authorize GMail." Follow the prompts, and that's it! Now all email activity from within GMail for that contact will be displayed in that section. You can also save any conversation or individual email to the Contact Notes for that contact. Just click the box in front of any conversation (on the right for individual email) and voila! That message is now a part of the Contact's on-going communication log. Check out the video tutorial below for details. And if you have any questions about how this feature works, don't hesitate to ask! To view the original article, visit the Wise Agent blog.
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IXACT Contact’s Releases New Keep in Touch Capabilities for REALTORS®
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LeadingAgent Launches Concierge Marketing Platform For Realtors®
Anyone familiar with our company knows that we have been putting together marketing programs and solutions for Realtors® for years (nearly 17 in fact). The one thing we've seen over our long tenure as a premier marketing agency in the Real Estate Industry is that as the years move on, and technology advances, the learning curve and amount of technical proficiency on the part of a Realtor® is getting steeper and steeper. This presents many possible problems to a Realtor® trying to stay ahead of all this stuff: 1) Many (Not All) Realtors® are Not Technologically Savvy, or May Be Technophobic This is a big problem. If you aren't so great with technology, or even worse, afraid of it, as technology advances, what are you going to do? In many cases, we find that agents simply throw their hands up, and give up learning. They stick with what they are used to and just go with that. That is all fine and good, but over time, their marketshare and the comparisons between those agents that are technologically savvy and themselves become harder and harder to make. Simply put, the people embracing technology eventually leave them in the dust. 2) Even if You are a Technologically Savvy Realtor®, the Pace at which New Technologies And Upgrades to Existing Technologies Come Out Can Be Crippling You are a Realtor®, so by definition, you are busy beyond all belief. From conversations we've had with even the most seasoned, professional agents, it is obvious that some days are spent simply reacting to issues, putting out fires and trying to hold deals together to get them closed. With that being the case, how can you possibly keep up with the constant "death march" of new platforms to learn, or new features to absorb, all while doing your day to day job? Easy answer: If you like sleep, you can't. 3) The Technology Industry In General Isn't Friendly to Realtors®, Making Them Sign Long Term Contracts For Things They End Up Never "Actually" Using In full disclosure, one of our products (our custom CRM system), fall under this category. In our case, as with many companies, it has to do with a contractual obligation (in our case with Salesforce.com) and the requirements the cloud provider makes of all their partners. For some less genuine companies out there however, it is because they know that law of averages says Realtors® don't like technology, and won't use the system. BUT, by requiring at least a year commitment, they'll at least be guaranteed that revenue. If you are not a Realtor® that loves technology, or a Realtor® that is committed to spending the extra time to put in to a platform to take advantage of it, either of these two scenarios are not a good fit for you. So What Did We Do? So we've been wrestling with these questions for nearly a year now. Anyone that knows me, knows that I started this agency to help people. I want to see Realtors® thrive and see them get their businesses to the next level. Our clients successes make me happy and let me know that we are doing our jobs. This problem had been plaguing me so much in fact that I put together a group of advisors, some that have made their successes in life handling Silicon Valley dot com start ups, and some that are leaders in the Real Estate Industry itself (both production wise, and education wise). While there were months and months and even more months of conversations, debates and more debates, the one thing we all agreed upon was that after a deep examination of the entire industry and the tools available, for many (or possibly most) of the agents in the Real Estate Industry, there is not a tool available that will truly help an agent achieve their goals. Essentially, there is a big hole. Enter LeadingAgent Concierge. To be short and sweet, here are the basic tenants of our new platform: Technology keeps advancing. Just because "you can" constantly retrain yourself to learn it, it doesn't mean "you should." Let us do it for you. Our concierge marketing system takes all the difficulty out of learning technology, creating branding and marketing messages, keeping up with prospects and clients and juggling the expense of having "a team" to help you do all that stuff. This is truly the most comprehensive (and in my estimation only) "completely hands off" platform in the Real Estate Industry. In addition to the amazingly easy to use platform, we assign you a dedicated concierge to handle ALL your needs, for one low monthly price. All of this with a no contract, month to month subscription based service model. It's just that simple. Clearly there is much more to detail to this offering. Over the coming days, I will be posting a "feature of the day" post to let you know one of the features of the platform, and what we will do for you. In the meantime though, if I've peaked your curiosity and you want to learn more, you can go here to see the page on our website, dedicated to this platform, OR click on the banner below to get an in-depth view of how this platform will not only save you money, but give you more than you ever bargained on. To view the original post, visit the Leading Agent blog.
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Wise Agent CRM Releases New Dashboard and Reports
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Market Leader Joins Zillow Tech Connect: Leads; Program Exceeds 50 Technology Partners
  SEATTLE, March 25, 2015 -- Zillow, the leading real estate and home-related information marketplace, today announced that Zillow® Tech Connect: Leads has cleared a new milestone: 51 technology partners are now available through the platform, including highly-requested Market Leader, which was acquired along with Trulia in February by Zillow Group. Market Leader tools help agents generate and manage more leads and provide seamless ways to engage and market to their contacts. Zillow Tech Connect: Leads allows technology companies to connect their systems with Zillow, creating a more seamless experience at no additional cost for the brokers and agents who use Zillow as a key component of their marketing efforts. "There's been overwhelming demand from agents and brokers who use Market Leader to have it integrated into Zillow Tech Connect: Leads," said Scott Smith, Market Leader general manager. "We have nearly 200,000 subscribers – many of whom leverage Zillow as part of their marketing efforts. Now those hundreds of thousands of agents are able to integrate their contacts from Zillow into Market Leader Tools and leverage the power of the automated lead management." Market Leader joins other new Zillow Tech Connect: Leads partners, including PropertyPulse by z57, Onjax, Quantum Leads and My Buying Buddy. Zillow already offers its own contact management software, which is used by many brokers and agents. However, Zillow believes that brokers and agents should have the right to choose the technology with which they are most comfortable and that most efficiently connects them to consumers ready to engage on their home search. Agents and brokers can connect to Market Leader, or any other CRM available on Zillow Tech Connect: Leads, through the Contacts section on their Zillow profile. Companies interested in joining Zillow Tech Connect: Leads can email techpartnerships[at]zillow.com for more information. About Zillow Zillow® is the leading real estate and rental marketplace dedicated to empowering consumers with data, inspiration and knowledge around the place they call home, and connecting them with the best local professionals who can help. Zillow serves the full lifecycle of owning and living in a home: buying, selling, renting, financing, remodeling and more. In addition to Zillow.com®, Zillow operates the most popular suite of mobile real estate apps, with more than two dozen apps across all major platforms. Launched in 2006, Zillow is owned and operated by Zillow Group, and headquartered in Seattle.
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Reesio Launches New Compliance/Workflow Features; Re-Designed Transaction Dashboard
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IXACT Contact Reveals Fresh New Interface and Launches Google Sync
  IXACT Contact is proud to announce the release of two exciting new features to its real estate CRM, a modern User Interface and the introduction of Google Sync functionality. The updated User Interface gives IXACT Contact a clean, appealing look with the constant assurance of being the easiest to use real estate CRM on the market. New Google Sync capabilities mean users of IXACT Contact who use Gmail and Google Calendar can now automatically synchronize these applications with IXACT Contact. As a business that is constantly evolving and growing rapidly, IXACT Contact strives to remain at the cutting edge of both functionality and design. The refreshed CRM User Interface is visually striking, easy on REALTORS® eyes and still includes users' favorite features in the same places, meaning there is zero learning curve for users. The new look is created to align with modern design best practices, offering real estate agents with a clean, easy-to-use contact management software. All IXACT Contact users will automatically migrate to the modern user interface. Recognizing the importance of wireless synchronization for real estate agents who often work on the go, IXACT Contact has widened the breadth of its wireless synchronization capability. Users of the CRM who are already using Gmail and Google Calendar can now automatically synchronize these applications with IXACT Contact, which means no more management of their contacts and calendar in two separate applications. Google Sync also allows our customers to easily establish an automatic 3-way synchronization between IXACT Contact, their Google apps and their other computing devices, including their smartphone, iPad/tablet, MS Outlook, and applicable Mac applications. "The launch of our new user interface and Google sync capabilities further establish IXACT Contact as a leading-edge CRM for Realtors," says Rich Gaasenbeek, VP Sales and Marketing at IXACT Contact, "Our modern user interface makes IXACT Contact a pleasure to work with, while the addition of Google Sync gives us the broadest range of synchronization options in the industry. These new releases are the first of many exciting updates planned for IXACT Contact in 2015." Real estate agents who participate in the 5 week free trial of IXACT Contact will enjoy both the refreshed look and Google sync capabilities. To view the original post, visit the IXACT Contact blog.
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TRIBUS Announces Century 21 Metropolitan as First Manhattan Client
Chicago, IL (December 31, 2014)--TRIBUS is excited to announce its newest client Century 21 Metropolitan in Manhattan, New York. The boutique real estate brokerage is powered by its exclusive clientele and fruitful referral business. Servicing the global real estate firm with TRIBUS Customer Relationship Management, a fully custom website and IDX, TRIBUS is excited to bring its intuitive technology and user-friendly designs to the expanding brokerage. The fast-paced real estate market in New York City has always been a safe haven where demand has always, and quite possibly may always be strong. It's a city where the median single-family home value hit a 12-month low of $1.069 million in December following a nearly eight-month stretch of being around $8 million, according to statistics from California-based real estate data company Altos Research. And that's in an area where the demand far outstretches the amount of available supply, even in the slowest months of the year. Century 21 Metropolitan has been in New York City for approximately one year and just opened its second office, totalling about 50 agents with the goal of adding another 25 to 30 agents in the next several months. Renting and selling the smallest of units to the most luxurious of properties, Century 21 Metropolitan prides itself on having a widely diverse business structure that encompasses all facets of real estate on the island of Manhattan. "The reason we are doing business with TRIBUS, although there are plenty of choices in the city, is because we wanted to reach outside of New York City where we are noticing that real estate firms of our size are starting to all look the exact same," says Ryan Sherman, co-principal owner of Century 21 Metropolitan with Doug Magid. "Through the referral of a friend we decided to work with TRIBUS to give ourselves the look and feel that sets us apart from the rest of our marketplace, and with our new website I believe we have achieved just that." Aiming to create an urban image combined with the brand of the largest real estate organization in the world, Century 21 Metropolitan's goal is to gain the competitive advantage of being a true global network that will cover the entire island of Manhattan in the future. "We feel we have more bells and whistles through our service with TRIBUS than we would have been able to get through local providers," Sherman says. "Our website doesn't look typical Century 21, but it hasn't lost the allure of being Century 21. That's what we were going for, and that's what we got." Working with some of the most determined home buyers in the nation, Century 21 Metropolitan now has TRIBUS' automated and task management assist via its CRM to maintain and build relationships with those individuals in addition to the website. Century 21 works within the limits of Manhattan where supply is truly limited and demand is through the roof, with little possibility of much change in the future. Manhattan is primed for an expanding business and Century 21 Metropolitan is ready for it. "The Manhattan real estate market is such a unique one and we're thrilled to be able to offer our products and services to Century 21 Metropolitan so they can set themselves apart from the competition there," says Eric Stegemann, director of strategy at TRIBUS. "We are honored to have been able to provide the brokerage with a custom website that truly embodies urban real estate." About TRIBUS Founded in 2009, TRIBUS provides a suite of integrated products and services created to make the lives of real estate brokerages and top-performing agents not only easier, but also more productive and efficient. Through fully custom websites, CRM tools and a suite of marketing and concierge services, TRIBUS assists clients turn more leads into sales, enhance brand identity and build lasting relationships with past, current and prospective clients. Headquartered in Chicago, TRIBUS serves over 7,500 brokerage and agent clients throughout 33 states and Canada. TRIBUS most recently announced its acquisition of Displet - an IDX and VOW company that offers 100 percent responsive design, endless API integration and WordPress capabilities. The announcement marks the company's dedication to providing a fully-integrated suite of high-quality services to its clients.
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IXACT Contact Announces Relationship with Tarbell, Realtors
  IXACT Contact is pleased to announce an exciting new corporate partnership with Tarbell, Realtors. Tarbell is Southern California's largest family-owned real estate company and boasts a rich history of nearly 90 years of service to America's dream of home ownership. Tarbell, Realtor's executive team believes that success in real estate sales largely depends on keeping in touch with past clients, staying top of mind with prospects, and being well organized. After evaluating most of the leading real estate CRMs on the market, Tarbell Realtors chose IXACT Contact as their preferred solution. "Providing our agents with tools that promote success has been a core value since Tarbell, Realtors started nearly 90 years ago," said Tina Jimov-Red, President of Tarbell, Realtors. "IXACT Contact is one of those tools. We did extensive research and found IXACT Contact to be a perfect fit for busy REALTORS. The simple yet powerful program frees up valuable time, allowing for multi-tasking, while keeping agents on-track with vital client communication. An agent that uses such an important tool can't help but increase their business." The evaluation committee was impressed by IXACT Contact's ease of use and extensive email marketing capabilities including the monthly e-Newsletters and Email Campaign Reporting. Automated reminders and customizable activity plans for new listings and closings were also important. As a company that actively welcomes new people into real estate sales, Tarbell is especially excited about IXACT Contact's Rookie REALTOR Program, which provides 6 months free access to IXACT Contact for real estate agents in their first year. "We're looking forward to partnering with Tarbell, Realtors and working together closely to meet their specific needs by offering customized training webinars, agent onboarding services and more," says Rich Gaasenbeek, VP, Sales and Marketing, IXACT Contact, "The results have been excellent so far, with over 100 Tarbell agents on IXACT Contact in just a few short weeks." According to a study by ActiveRain, rich real estate agents are 87% more likely than poor agents to be using a real estate CRM. By leveraging the power of IXACT Contact, the industry's most user-friendly CRM, Tarbell, Realtors is helping their team achieve sales success through effective contact management, email marketing, and better organization.
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TRIBUS Announces Integration with FiveStreet Lead Consolidation
Chicago, IL (November 20, 2014) -- TRIBUS is excited to announce its newest integration with lead generation pioneer FiveStreet, a division of Move, Inc., a leading provider of online real estate services for consumers and the real estate industry. The FiveStreet software platform streamlines the process of capturing and integrating leads from consumer websites like realtor.com®, Zillow, Trulia, and more. FiveStreet will improve the way contact information flows automatically into the TRIBUS Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system through unmatched lead parsing and regular synchronization with email system updates by primary portals and eliminating lost leads, while allowing TRIBUS to focus attention on enhancing the core functionality of its system. "Our policy has long been to connect our platform to any other vendor or service that has the same goal in mind of providing agents with streamlined software. We don't believe REALTORs® should be hampered by having their leads and data scattered in different places. We actively seek to work with those who are the best at what they do. FiveStreet is the undisputed king of real estate email parsings," says TRIBUS Director of Strategy Eric Stegemann. FiveStreet technology works by pulling detailed contact information from lead emails provided by top vendors such as realtor.com®, Zillow, Trulia and other email-based lead generation sources. Regardless of the format of the incoming email lead, FiveStreet software can decipher the most important information in an instant. Once the information flows into TRIBUS CRM, it can be tagged and routed to specific agents or teams and integrated into a custom workflow to set up future tasks and email drips to the individual. "Every study on lead conversion emphasizes that response time is critical and this is why FiveStreet and similar lead response technologies are creating a better consumer experience, and by extension, a better industry," Jack Miller, CEO with T3 Experts, says. Real estate agents with TRIBUS CRM simply can sign up for an account with FiveStreet to gain access to one of the industry's top lead innovations. Within minutes, leads will start flowing right into the CRM. "As a technology specialist it has not escaped my notice that some lead generation vendors and portals have made working with lead response technologies difficult, and I would ask them the question: Whose interests are you serving by not playing nicely with others? I applaud FiveStreet's open approach and willingness to integrate seamlessly with third party CRMs like TRIBUS," Miller continues. Agents are always on the go and receiving leads from multiple different directions, and it's about time they don't have to worry if those leads are coming in correctly. Founded in 2009, TRIBUS provides a suite of integrated products and services created to make the lives of real estate brokerages and top-performing agents not only easier, but also more productive and efficient. Through fully custom websites, CRM tools and a suite of marketing and concierge services, TRIBUS assists clients turn more leads into sales, enhance brand identity and build lasting relationships with past, current and prospective clients. Headquartered in Chicago, TRIBUS serves over 7,500 brokerage and agent clients throughout 33 states and Canada. TRIBUS most recently announced its acquisition of Displet - an IDX and VOW company that offers 100 percent responsive design, endless API integration and WordPress capabilities. The announcement marks the company's dedication to providing a fully-integrated suite of high-quality services to its clients.
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Moxi Works Unveils Proven Productivity System for Real Estate Brokerages and Agents
SEATTLE, WA, October 7, 2014 -- Powering one of the largest, most successful independent brokerages -- Windermere Real Estate -- Moxi Works today unveiled its real estate sales productivity system for brokerages. The Moxi Works system integrates an entire brokerage, making agents more productive. "Technology is reshaping the real estate industry and nowhere is the opportunity clearer than inside residential brokerages," said York Baur, CEO of Moxi Works. "Developed based on more than a decade of technology experience inside Windermere, we're delivering a real estate sales productivity system that serves as the technology backbone integrating an entire brokerage. Moxi Works provides all the tools agents need to run their business and make them more productive, combined with the brokerage's brand and oversight." Moxi Works is the first productivity system built around a proven sphere-selling methodology. The system compares an agent's income goal to current activities and automates a set of prioritized tasks ensuring they do the right thing at the right time, driving more sales. The methodology focuses on helping agents work with their most important asset -- the people that already know, like and trust them. This segment of an agent's business, when using the methodology, make-up 82 percent of sales according to Moxi Works, which is nearly double the industry average. "Now, more than ever, real estate companies must embrace technology in a way that provides their agents with a competitive advantage," said OB Jacobi, president of Windermere Real Estate. "Moxi Works does exactly that for both our agents and our franchise owners through its unique productivity system." Jacobi added, "While Moxi Works was built from within Windermere, it represents a new venture, and is now a stand-alone, privately-held technology company available to brokerages across the U.S." Moxi Works has been put to the test by the Windermere network which is comprised of more than 7,000 agents in 300 offices across the Western U.S. and Mexico. Windermere agents trained-in and using the sphere-selling methodology closed 38 percent more transactions over a six-month period, as compared to agents not using the technique. An impressive number demonstrating the potential impact for brokerages and their agents when combined with Moxi Works. "Now, automated through Moxi Works, productivity is expected to be even better through the combination of a tried-and-true methodology and an integrated technology approach," added Moxi Works' Baur. "Productivity is the key to the kingdom, as it relates to real estate brokerage and agent success," said Victor Lund, founding partner at WAV Group, a professional consulting services firm to the real estate industry. "The breakthrough with Moxi Works is the ability to tie everything together. The result is a simple dashboard for managers and agents that drives the sales cycle through focus, forecasting and actions." The Moxi Works productivity system was developed using the company's brokerage DNA and is focused on four pillars of productivity: Integration, Intelligence, Automation and Insight. The Moxi Works system provides a brokerage hub where agents find all their documents, client information and connected tools. Moxi Works starts with an agent's annual GCI (Gross Commission Income) goal, MLS activity, and the people in their sales flow to provide a list of prioritized tasks that helps each agent meet their sales target. The result is dramatic growth in an agent's sphere of influence, repeat and referral business, and closed transactions. To take a tour of Moxi Works, visit: http://moxiworks.com/tour. About Moxi Works Moxi Works delivers a real estate sales productivity system integrating an entire brokerage to make agents more productive. Successfully powering one of the largest, independent brokerages for more than a decade, the Moxi Works' system is the technology backbone that provides brokerages the tools their agents need to run their businesses. Moxi Works is the only real estate technology built around sphere-selling methodology. The system compares an agent's income goal to current activities and automates a set of prioritized tasks ensuring they do the right thing at the right time, driving more sales. Originally developed inside the walls of Windermere Real Estate, the third-largest independent brokerage in the U.S., Moxi Works is, now, a stand-alone, privately-held company based in Seattle. For more information, please visit www.moxiworks.com.
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Reesio Launches CRM, Listing Syndication, and Its Own E-Signatures; Pivots to Paid Pricing Model
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 19, 2014 -- Reesio, the real estate technology startup that has focused primarily on transaction management during its 21-month existence, has announced the launch of several new features that it feels will propel it faster and faster towards becoming an all-in-one technology platform: CRM and Lead Tracking/Management Listing Syndication to popular portals like Trulia, HomeFinder, and Foreclosure.com Its own E-Signatures powered by Adobe EchoSign. The ability for users to turn on/turn off their Reesio single property page websites. All of the above new features are being launched and tightly integrated into Reesio's existing transaction management product. According to Reesio Co-Founder and CEO, Mark Thomas, these new features are based entirely on feedback from its existing base of customers, who have been asking for CRM and more control over their single property page websites for awhile. "A lot of companies talk a good game about being there for its customers and listening to their feedback, but we really put that into action by offering 24x7 chat support and releasing new features every single week based on customer feedback in order to constantly keep our product on the cutting edge." As Thomas discussed earlier this year with Inman News, all of these new features tie into Reesio's goal of becoming the go-to technology platform that has everything that modern real estate professionals need. According to a WAV Group study that was released earlier this year, the number one pain point for brokers and agents is not having all of their technology needs in one place. "Real estate professionals hate having to cobble together 4 or 5 different products to do their job. They want and need everything all in one place. So many products do just one thing. While we're certainly not 100% done, we are the only company with the goal of building out all of the features that real estate professionals need to do their job. And in a beautifully designed format that is fully integrated and not clunky to use." Ending DocuSign relationship in favor of Adobe EchoSign One of the changes that Reesio is making will be the launch of its own e-signatures, powered by Adobe EchoSign. Since Reesio launched in November 2012, it has always used DocuSign's e-signatures integrated within its transaction management product. That integration with DocuSign has ended and Reesio has instead integrated Adobe EchoSign's e-signatures into its product. With the new Adobe EchoSign integration, users will no longer be required to have a separate paid e-signatures account with another provider -- users will simply need a Reesio account, and e-signatures will automatically be included, thus saving Reesio's customers a considerable outside expense. "Reesio customers were frustrated with having to pay for a separate e-signature account and then linking that outside account within Reesio in order to e-sign documents," said Thomas. With our new Adobe EchoSign integration, there won't be any separate paid e-signature accounts or linking required. Just use Reesio and you'll be all set." There are other reasons for the change. According to Thomas, "DocuSign bought a competitor of our's (Cartavi) 15 months ago, and recently re-branded that product to be called 'DocuSign Transaction Rooms'. It became increasingly difficult to differentiate our branding from them when we were essentially offering a competing product directly within our own product." Thomas said that Adobe EchoSign approached him about a dedicated partnership earlier this year, and it was clear "that they really wanted to work with us and become a true partner. Even though EchoSign doesn't currently have a big presence within the real estate industry, they're owned by a publicly-traded company in Adobe, and they have a lot of Fortune 500 clients. "EchoSign is owned by one of the top brands in the world in Adobe, and has a world-class list of high profile customers using its product", said Thomas. "We couldn't be more thrilled to be working with them". Pivot to a Paid Product Partly due to the switch of eliminating DocuSign and offering its own E-Signatures through Adobe EchoSign, and partly due to other factors, Reesio has also become a purely paid product. "By offering our own e-signatures without requiring users to have a separate paid e-signatures account with another company, we have no choice but to begin charging for our product." However, there are other reasons that Thomas cited for the change as well, including: As Reesio has added more and more features in becoming a one-stop-shop (like CRM and Listing Syndication), the direction that Reesio is heading in is that of becoming a "premium product" that does everything for real estate professionals. Thomas said the Reesio team found that over the past 9 months while they were giving their product away for free, it actually had a negative connotation with their users. According to Thomas, "We had many new users who were hesitant to use our product because they thought that something must be wrong with it if it was free." When asked how the reception of switching to a paid product has been among its existing base of customers, Thomas said he was personally overwhelmed by the positive response. "To be honest, we were a bit nervous that there would be a lot of backlash. However, we're truly humbled by the positive response from our existing customers, who already started paying us 6 weeks ago even though we haven't officially required them to do so until last week. Essentially, we've had customers voluntarily paying us for the past month and a half. You don't get that unless you have a great product that users love." One such customer is Brian Lyons, a Realtor from Urban Homes Real Estate in San Diego. Brian states, "We've been using Reesio for the past 15 months, and not only is it a great product that does everything that we need all in one place, but the Reesio team provides Zappos-like customer service 24x7. We were even voluntarily paying for the product every month while it was free because we appreciated how much it streamlined our business."
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IXACT Contact Gives Away an Extended 2 Month Trial of Its REALTOR® CRM on Twitter
  Toronto, Canada, August 12, 2041 -- Real estate agents who want to try out a CRM for Realtors free for a longer-than-average period of time can take advantage of IXACT Contact's special promotion right now on Twitter. Once their two month trial is over, they are not obliged to continue (no contract or commitment) and the fee is $34.95 a month. "With this promo, we wanted to give agents the opportunity to try our system free for a long period of time – we're confident that they'll greatly benefit from our powerful business-building features like our professionally written and designed monthly e-Newsletter, Email Campaign Reporting functionality, listing and closing Activity Plans, and our Keep in Touch dashboard," said Rich Gaasenbeek, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, IXACT Contact. "Realtors can send out two of our e-Newsletters for free during their trial and get a good sense of the feedback and response they get from both past clients and current prospects." Once an agent follows the company on Twitter, in addition to benefiting from the two month free trial offer, they'll get valuable tweets in the form of tips on effective real estate contact management, relationship marketing, email marketing, and more. They'll also be the first to know of new contests and promotions. IXACT Contact is known to many as the easy to use "Top Producer alternative" and is the only real estate CRM to have Email Campaign Reporting, a feature that gives agents the ability to track clicks and identify hot leads. The system has been featured in a multitude of publications, including REALTOR® Magazine and Inman News. Realtors can follow IXACT Contact on Twitter by clicking here. About IXACT Contact Solutions Inc. IXACT Contact® is an easy-to-use web-based real estate CRM that helps REALTORS® stay organized and build lasting relationships with past clients, hot prospects and important referral sources. IXACT Contact makes it easy to stay in touch with clients in a way that's personalized, relevant and timely. With IXACT Contact, real estate agents can convert more leads into listings and attract more referrals and repeat business. Real estate marketing is also a snap with IXACT Contact's personalized mass email, drip marketing, real estate newsletter, and Email Campaign Reporting features. The Active Business side of the system helps Realtors keep control of transactions by managing all the to-do's associated with listings and buyers. Sign up for a free five-week trial today at http://www.ixactcontact.com.
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IXACT Contact Adds User Forum to Its Real Estate CRM
Toronto, Canada--IXACT Contact's new user forum has been designed for its customers to do the following: Get tips and ideas from other IXACT Contact users. Ask other users questions and seek their advice. Reach out to IXACT Contact's Customer Support Team. Provide suggestions on future enhancements. "We're excited about the unlimited possibilities our new user forum represents in helping our customers get more value from the real estate CRM and better incorporate it into their business," said Rich Gaasenbeek, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, IXACT Contact. "We know our customers want the diverse perspectives of other users on how they're making IXACT Contact work for them and we've built the perfect platform to benefit from exactly this kind of knowledge sharing." In addition to the benefits of the user forum discussed above, the forum is also designed to help customers find real estate trainers, coaches, virtual assistants, graphic designers, and other professionals. IXACT Contact's network of partners will be participating in the forum and can jump in to offer their services if users make the request. The forum can be easily accessed in just a few clicks via the Realtor CRM's Help area. Some of the features include the ability for users to: Start their own topics, polls, and surveys. Post images and videos. Tag threads with keywords so the thread can be easily searched and located in the future. Share posts on social media. Privately message other users and IXACT Contact's Customer Support Team. Upload their picture and maintain a profile for others to view. IXACT Contact is a leading real estate contact management and email marketing software. It includes a professionally designed and written real estate newsletter and it's the only Realtor CRM on the market with Email Campaign Reporting. The company is committed to continually releasing new product enhancements and upgrades – each coming at no additional cost to its customers. About IXACT Contact Solutions Inc. IXACT Contact® is an easy-to-use web-based real estate CRM that helps REALTORS® stay organized and build lasting relationships with past clients, hot prospects and important referral sources. IXACT Contact makes it easy to stay in touch with clients in a way that's personalized, relevant and timely. With IXACT Contact, real estate agents can convert more leads into listings and attract more referrals and repeat business. Real estate marketing is also a snap with IXACT Contact's personalized mass email, drip marketing, real estate newsletter, and Email Campaign Reporting features. The Active Business side of the system helps Realtors keep control of transactions by managing all the to-do's associated with listings and buyers. Sign up for a free five-week trial today at http://www.ixactcontact.com.
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IXACT Contact Joins Zillow’s Tech Connect Program
  Toronto, Canada, June 12, 2014 -- With Zillow's Tech Connect program, IXACT Contact customers can now seamlessly capture all of their Zillow leads into their IXACT Contact Realtor CRM, making follow-up quick and easy and eliminating the need for manual data entry. Zillow Inc. is the leading real estate marketplace on the web, with nearly 64 million monthly mobile and web unique users. Configuration of Tech Connect is very simple and can be completed in just a few steps. With Tech Connect, IXACT Contact customers can automatically capture all contact details, property information, and buying preferences (such as location, bedrooms, price range, lot size, etc.), for all their Zillow leads. But that's just the beginning. With IXACT Contact's advanced lead management automation features, these leads can be automatically assigned to a specific group, a drip email nurture campaign, and to the professionally designed and written monthly e-Newsletter that IXACT Contact provides free of charge to all subscribers. This combination of tight lead capture integration via Tech Connect, and the powerful lead nurturing capabilities built into IXACT Contact, helps agents respond to leads like never before, maximizing their opportunity to build relationships and convert leads into clients. "Zillow has grown to become the leading real estate marketplace and a trusted lead generation partner for thousands of real estate agents across the United States. Similarly, IXACT Contact has grown to become one of the largest and fastest growing real estate CRM companies in the world. We're very excited to announce our partnership with Zillow because it means our customers can take advantage of seamless lead integration, which will save them time and improve their experience with both platforms," said Rich Gaasenbeek, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, IXACT Contact. About IXACT Contact Solutions Inc. IXACT Contact® is an easy-to-use web-based real estate CRM that helps REALTORS® stay organized and build lasting relationships with past clients, hot prospects and important referral sources. IXACT Contact makes it easy to stay in touch with clients in a way that's personalized, relevant and timely. With IXACT Contact, real estate agents can convert more leads into listings and attract more referrals and repeat business. Real estate marketing is also a snap with IXACT Contact's personalized mass email, drip marketing, real estate newsletter, and Email Campaign Reporting features. The Active Business side of the system helps Realtors keep control of transactions by managing all the to-do's associated with listings and buyers. Sign up for a free five-week trial today at http://www.ixactcontact.com. About Zillow Inc. Zillow, Inc. operates the leading real estate and home-related marketplaces on mobile and the Web, with a complementary portfolio of brands and products that help people find vital information about homes, and connect with the best local professionals. Zillow's brands serve the full life cycle of owning and living in a home: buying, selling, renting, financing, remodeling and more. In addition, Zillow offers a suite of tools and services to help local real estate, mortgage, rental and home improvement professionals manage and market their businesses. Welcoming nearly 64 million monthly unique users during its peak month in 2013, the Zillow, Inc. portfolio includes Zillow.com®, Zillow Mobile, Zillow Mortgage Marketplace, Zillow Rentals, Zillow Digs s™, Postlets®, Diverse Solutions®, Agentfolio®, Mortech®, HotPads™ and StreetEasy®. The company is headquartered in Seattle.
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Lock In New Listings
Prospective sellers are naturally curious about market statistics in their area. If they are not quite ready to list, sending periodic market summaries can keep the lines of communication open until they are prepared to act. Citywide market summaries provide some information and summaries tailored for their immediate neighborhood offer even greater insights. But what if, instead of being periodic, your communications could be event-driven—such as right when a home sale closes? What if your alerts were mobile-enabled, and were personalized to your seller's particular area of interest? To enable real estate agents and brokers to take the curious consumer to the point of listing, Top Producer® Systems, operated by Move, Inc., just introduced Market Snapshot® Sold Alerts. This system helps agents promptly notify potential sellers of a home sale near their property. Agents who are at the office, in the field or conducting an open house can dispatch this system in seconds from their mobile device, starting a meaningful communication that can nudge prospective sellers towards a listing appointment. As part of Top Producer's Market Snapshot® service, Sold Alerts generate notifications within minutes of the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) reporting a home sale as closed. Potential sellers often want opinions on pricing and other market advice well in advance of listing their home for sale. Sold Alerts help start the dialogue with potential sellers by providing quick and pertinent pricing information regarding sold homes. "We have been listening to brokers and agents looking for tools that focus on listing acquisition," said Ray Picard, Executive VP of sales for realtor.com® and Top Producer®. "This breakthrough product addresses that key stretch of communication that occurs when potential sellers are getting serious about listing and are nearly ready to speak to a broker. When a Sold Alert pops up, it triggers just the kind of conversation needed to motivate a prospective home seller and, if the time is right, to list their property." In addition to the new Sold Alerts, Market Snapshot® provides agents up-to-date reports of sales prices, average market time, and home transaction activity near a client's home. Request a demo of Top Producer's Market Snapshot today!
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TRIBUS Group Integrates With RPR to Offer Comprehensive Data to Brokerage Website Customers
CHICAGO, IL, May 14, 2014 -- Realtors Property Resource is a comprehensive nationwide database report that helps to provide REALTORS® with the most thorough analytics on more than 166 million U.S. properties to best meet the needs of their clients. Now, TRIBUS is the first technology company to integrate RPR's Automated Valuation Model (AVM) widget as an offering to brokerage clients free-of-charge. "RPR is a dynamic offering of the National Association of Realtors," Eric Stegemann, TRIBUS' Director of Strategy says. "Our entire team at TRIBUS was very excited to implement this free offering for brokers. We're pleased to start rolling it out to them over the coming weeks to help them better compete with the syndication sites." First launched on Prudential Texas Properties website, RPR makes it easy for home buyers to see the estimated value for a home and zip code as well as the change that has taken place over the last month and year. "It's great to have fresh, live data available for our clients and agents to use at the drop of a hat," says DD Flynn, VP of Marketing at Prudential Texas Properties. "RPR is the housing market in real-time, a true game changer for the industry." RPR offers AVM, or automated valuation model, which combines comparable real estate data, sales history, available property appraisal information and localized economic factors that affect the housing market. "RPR developed the RPR Broker AVM in response to a request from members of NAR's Large Residential Firms RES Advisory Group," RPR CEO Dale Ross says. "As a dues funded REALTOR® member benefit, RPR was created to provide advanced technology solutions to agents and brokers in order to help them be more efficient in serving clients and customers. RPR is pleased to see Prudential Texas Properties utilize this dynamic, new feature of the RPR Platform."
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BoomTown Instantly Matches Buyers to Properties with Rankings so Agents Reach Top Prospects First
  CHARLESTON, S.C., May 1, 2014 – BoomTown, a leading real estate lead generation and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system, recently introduced several updates to its predictive marketing capabilities that match potential buyers to properties and assign a specific fit score to each, so agents can clearly identify the best opportunities and reach them first. "Timing is everything for agents, and finding all the potential buyers for a property then determining which ones are the best matches can be a slow process, especially on the go," said Grier Allen, President and CEO of BoomTown. "The data intelligence in our upgraded features allows agents to instantly generate a list of matches for a property, see a ranking of each, and be sure they are the first to connect with the right prospects for a property." From their office or mobile CRM, agents can simply type in a property address to quickly see a list of leads searching for just that type of property. The matches appear with a fit score that ranks their likeliness to transact, showing who is just getting their search started and who is ready to act on a property. Agents can refine their list by the opportunities with the highest scores, ensuring they are sending targeted emails with curated information to those that are ready to act. "The new Best-Fit Leads feature also makes communication more efficient by eliminating both the time wasted reaching out to each buyer that fits a property individually, and the ineffectiveness of bulk emailing your entire database," said Don Sedota, Director of Product Management for BoomTown. "Tight integration with our recently updated Hot Sheet feature, that pulls real time market updates directly into the system, also lets us create proactive alerts for agents based on timely market events, so they can be the first one to connect with a potential homebuyer and provide the freshest, tailored information." About BoomTown Founded in 2006 and headquartered in Charleston, SC, BoomTown is a fast growing, web-based software company that offers a robust online marketing system for real estate professionals.The system includes a customized real estate website integrated with local MLS data, personalized online advertising and inbound marketing services, a dedicated Client Success Manager, and a cutting-edge CRM (Customer Relationship Management System) with marketing automation. BoomTown's software solution is being used by the top-producing real estate brokerages and teams across the country, and the company was recognized for three consecutive years (2011, 2012, 2013) on the Inc. 500 Fastest Growing Companies List. For more about BoomTown, visit http://boomtownroi.com.
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BoomTown Launches Mobile CRM, Brings Actionable Intelligence to Mobile Devices
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Odds Are your Next Seller is Already in your Sphere
What are agents who list twenty properties a year doing differently than those who list seven? Unexpectedly, we found in a survey we offered through NAR in February, they spend 1/3 less time prospecting for those listings, that's less than 5 hours a week. Where they did invest more time were in meeting with buyers and sellers, spending hour a two a week on the phone or on appointments. It appears that systems, like Top Producer® CRM, can free up busy agents so they can spend less time trying to find new prospects because they get good results by first turning to their sphere of influence. We looked at the seller statistics from NAR; we discovered that on the selling side, the majority of homeowners listed with an agent were referred, recommended or they knew from a previous transaction. Again, what is different about these twenty – something-transaction agents is that most of them use a database to keep communications going to foster repeat and referral business; which was not the case with the agents who average seven transactions a year. Time goes by and a previous customer or a prospect you lost touch with can disappear. Losing touch can happen to the best of agents. We recently added a new feature in Top Producer® that surfaces five people each day and displays them in a colorful way on your laptop or mobile device where you can't miss them. This surprised one of our $45 million producer customers who was astonished to see the name of a customer show up there as someone who had not been contacted for 28 months! To learn more about how we work with agents to keep their communications going with their database, click here.
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