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real estate software: 5 Reasons Why a Cloud-Based Realtor CRM is The Way to Go - 08/23/12 06:59 AM
Should you use a Realtor CRM “in the cloud” or are you better off sticking with a standalone system? This blog post will explain why a cloud-based Realtor CRM is your best option. A cloud-based system, also known as “web-based,” is one that you access through the internet. A standalone system on the other hand is one you download on your computer (to your computer’s hard drive). Here’s why you should be using a Realtor CRM on the cloud (one that’s hosted online): 1. You don’t have to worry about losing your data to viruses or computer crashes. When you use a web-based system, (5 comments)
real estate software: Are You in Real Estate Sales? 7 Easy Ways to Stay Memorable - 02/09/12 10:11 AM
This is a re-blog from a recent article in Inc. Magazine, called “How to Be the Most Memorable Person in the Room.” I thought I'd re-blog it because as a REALTOR®, you’re constantly dealing with prospects and clients so it’s so important to stay memorable and “top of mind.” What really stood out to me in this article is the when the author, Christina DesMarais, states “Be interested in what’s going on in other people’s lives.” If you’re an avid reader of the IXACT Contact blog, “The Real Estate Contact Management & Marketing Blog” you’ll know that this is something we’ve always highly recommended. (4 comments)
real estate software: What do REALTORS® from RE/MAX, Century 21, and Keller Williams have to say about IXACT Contact’s Real Estate CRM? - 01/19/12 11:52 AM
Wondering what others have to say about IXACT Contact’s real estate contact management and email marketing software? Here’s what some real estate professionals say about IXACT Contact’s real estate CRM: The IXACT Contact program is spectacular! It’s intelligently thought out and well designed. I love how simple and intuitive it is. - Mark Agnew, RE/MAX Professionals I love IXACT Contact! With it, I’ve created a contract to close process that works really well. I’ve put a buyer through start to finish and it’s like having a very expensive admin help me. Emails go out on schedule and the buyer loved the (1 comments)
real estate software: Sitting Down with Lauren Carlson, CRM Analyst at SoftwareAdvice.com - 01/17/12 12:48 PM
Lauren Carlson is a CRM Analyst at Software Advice, a leading CRM software comparrison review website in North America. Software Advice is often referred to as the authority on software selection and just last year alone helped over 25,000 people and organizations find the right software. Click here to see IXACT Contact’s profile on Software Advice and read the amazing reviews on IXACT Contact’s real estate contact management and email marketing system. Lauren is an expert on CRM (customer relationship management) solutions and has an extensive knowledge on real estate CRM in addition to CRM systems geared towards a number of other large verticals. Lauren has a particular interest in sales (1 comments)
real estate software: Your Real Estate CRM Sounds Great BUT… $34.95 is Expensive… - 11/04/11 02:35 PM
You’re considering a real estate CRM like IXACT Contact. But maybe you’re thinking: it’s a tough economy, I’m not getting a lot of new real estate leads and clients, and so paying another monthly fee for yet anotherproduct/service just doesn’t seem doable right now. If this sounds like you, it might be time to re-evaluate. Take a look at your expenses and the income you’re generating from these expenses. Which expenses are providing you with a return on investment (ROI)? Which ones are worth keeping and which ones are worth cutting off? I believe that in business, each investment you make in a product or service (3 comments)
IXACT Contact is simple to learn and easy to use. This real estate CRM will help our clients implement the Hobbs/Herder marketing process and systematize their business IXACT Contact and Hobbs/Herder have joined forces, with IXACT Contact adding important components of the Hobbs/Herder REALTOR® marketing system into its real estate CRM. Hobbs/Herder clients that sign up for IXACT Contact will now (1 comments)
real estate software: IXACT Contact Introduces Mass Email Campaign Reporting and Bulk Email Purchasing - 08/25/11 12:02 PM
As someone who is considering IXACT Contact or has looked at our system in the past, we want to let you know about two very exciting features we have just added to IXACT Contact. Email Campaign Reporting and our “no limits” approach to the number of emails you can send using the system let you turn your email marketing into a serious competitive advantage. OUR NEW MASS EMAIL CAMPAIGN REPORTING TAKES THE GUESSWORK OUT OF EMAIL MARKETING! View statistics on the overall deliverability of your email campaigns including open rate, click-through rate, bounce rate, etc. Know who’s getting your emails and (0 comments)
real estate software: What is The Real Value of a Client? - 08/12/11 10:14 AM
Many REALTORS® define the value of a client in terms of the transaction. You sell your clients’ house. You buy them into a new home. You collect the commission. But the true value of a client goes well beyond that first deal. If you do the right things, it can, in fact, extend throughout your entire real estate sales career. Consider the facts. According to statistics, your clients will likely move again – within the next ten years. If you can sell their home and buy them into a new one, that’s two more transactions. Then, of course, there are the referrals. According to research from (8 comments)
real estate software: Let Your Clients Do the Bragging! - 06/09/11 10:05 AM
Sales leader Tom Hopkins published a great article online that I'd like to share with you here. There are many real estate sales professionals out there who could be getting more business from satisfied clients than they currently are. In the below article, Hopkins outlines various strategies salespeople can use to win more clients and future business.
Top professionals in nearly every field of selling understand the value of a good client. Each client's business not only adds to your personal bottom line, but it can lead to even more business through referrals. However, the best salespeople have learned how (0 comments)
real estate software: Share Your Story and Win Contest! - 06/02/11 09:46 AM
Are you a current or past IXACT Contact customer? If so, we want to hear from you! Share with us how IXACT Contact has helped you become a more effective Realtor® and win an iPod Nano of your choice. It's that easy! Click the button below to be taken to our home on Facebook:
By becoming a fan of IXACT Contact on Facebook, we'll share with you breaking product news, tips on relationship marketing, and valuable advice on effective contact management. If you're not using IXACT Contact, you can sign up for a 5-week risk free trial of (0 comments)
real estate software: The SMART Way To Achieve Your Goals - 05/27/11 09:16 AM
It's a proven fact. People who set goals do better in business - and in life - than people who don't. Now you've probably come across dozens, if not hundreds of tips for setting and achieving goals. There are countless books on the subject, as well as seminars, tapes, CDs and other professional development programs. Some of these are very useful. Others are not. But there is one very simple formula that has been proven to work in just about any goal setting situation. It's called the SMART formula, an acronym which stands for:
This blog focuses on the importance of effective contact management and real estate marketing to long term success in real estate sales. I share ideas on contact management strategies and implementation, and tips on how to better manage and grow your business through effective contact management.
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.