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How Mobile Communication is Affecting the Real Estate Industry - 02/23/11 12:36 PM
If you’ve been in real estate for more than 20 years, heck, even more than 10 years, then you’ve undoubtedly noticed the drastic change mobile communication has brought to the industry; making it faster paced and more efficient.Here are some ways in which increased mobile communication is affecting the real estate industry: Mobile phones – It’s pretty rare these days to find someone that does not own a cell phone. In fact, many people have done away with their home phone or land line because they find it easier to use their mobile phone for everything. Moreover, a mobile phone (2 comments)
Most businesses today want the positive press of operating “green”. Some think that it’s expensive to do, however most simple steps you can take can actually save money, not to mention protect the environment. Green marketing is a great start; try paperless marketing practices. Instead of reams of posters, flyers and mailers, try blogging and e-newsletters to point out your new listings. Also, the greatest resource that is paperless is your social network. Keep in mind with social networking, it’s not your friends, but their friends that you really want to reach, so a little common sense is in order. Don’t post listings every day, and instead (0 comments)
It took us 20,000 years to invent the automobile, and it’s only been 30 years since home computers started showing up in our office cubicles. And last year saw an explosion of tablets, smart phones and 3D tv’s, along with new ideas in software and advances in cyber security. Just think what can happen in the next 10 years. It boggles the mind. It’s likely that the things mentioned here will be fully realized and as common as the stapler on your desk in less than two years. What will be everyday in 2020 is anybody’s guess. But here is what’s current now and (0 comments)
Build the relationship The best salespeople seem to be able to talk to their clients with ease. That’s because they’ve built a relationship with them from the start. Personalrelationships sell easier because people naturally tend to think negatively of salespeople. It’s easier to say yes to someone you like, so take the time to get to know the client on a personal level and you’ll find it much easier in the end to close the sale. Keep the conversation about the customer In building the relationship always remember that it’s about what the client needs and what they want. You have the solution to (0 comments)
New Features Further Optimize DotLoop Experience - 02/09/11 02:28 PM
At DotLoop, we’ve added new features to our platform in order to further simplify the lives of real estate agents, brokers and the clients they serve. To optimize the DotLoop experience, we’ve added more flexibility with customization options, document management and account activity. Perhaps, the most notable update to the DotLoop platform is enabling listing agents to invite a buying agent into a loop (the group of forms associated with the buyer or seller’s side of a transaction). In the past, only a buying agent could invite a listing agent into a buying loop. Allowing both parties to invite one another into a collaborative workspace (2 comments)
Sell More, With Less...Words - 02/07/11 12:09 PM
It’s true. The best advice I ever got as a salesperson was to shut up. Too often we tend to think a moment of silence is only for dead people or church, but one of the keys to making more sales is to quickly make your point, ask for the sale, and then be quiet. Nine out of 10 times the first person to speak owns what you are selling. If it’s you, then you are still stuck with what you wanted to sell, and that’s not who you wanted to buy what you are selling, is it? Most salespeople I know tend to talk on and (4 comments)
DotLoop is joining the Xplode Real Estate Technology Conference in Austin, Texas on Feb. 10, 2011 as a featured sponsor. The conference is the first in a series designed to educate real estate professionals about technology as it pertains to marketing and business solutions. Topics to be discussed at Xplode include: · Digital Transactions · Mobile Marketing & Lead Conversion · Social Media Madness · Wordpress & 2011 bloggers update
DotLoop CEO, Austin Allison is a featured speaker among many others at industry leaders at Xplode including: · Todd Carpenter @tcar: Social Media Manager for the National Association of Realtors®; (1 comments)
DotLoop News ~01.31.11~ Clients Expect Instant Communication with Agents - 02/01/11 01:45 PM
In today's connected world, it's essential that businesses keep up with the latest technology. For real estate professionals, the need to be connected has never been more important than now. With a new generation of tech-savvy homebuyers, agents must meet the demand of their clients. (0 comments)
Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.