Choosing the Best Software for Your Business

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Services for Real Estate Pros with Brivity
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We all know how great it is to find a system that really works – whether it’s your fitness routine, a task app on your smartphone or a filing system for important documents. When something works well and doesn’t take much time, you’ve hit upon a productivity sweet spot.

Are you searching for that productive sweet spot in your business as an agent? Let’s take a look at how you can find your productivity pain points and how you can use industry-specific software to dial in your business.

 

Assess your needs

To start, assess where you could use help improving your systems. What do you consider your interests (strengths) and what do you consider your chores (weaknesses)?

You probably know where your strengths lie – these are the parts of your business you love – and hopefully you’re already leveraging them to drive your business.

That leaves the items you consider a chore ­– and probably get left for last – which may be holding you back from greater successes.

For many agents, it’s the tedious paperwork, tracking transactions and lead generation that bogs them down. These are ideal places to implement some automatic systems to make life easier.

 

Enter the software solution

Fortunately, this is where software solutions come to the rescue.

Industry-specific software can help you handle task management, client communication, marketing your listings, and finding new prospective clients.

When shopping around you’ll want to look at all that a program has to offer. Do they bundle services (CRM, valuations, transaction management), or will you have to add other programs to meet your needs? Consider finding a program that helps you in at least several areas to save yourself from constantly copying data from one program to another.


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Make note of how the software is deployed. Is this something loaded onto your server or stored on the cloud? As you travel to showings and listing appointments it’s super helpful to be able to access your programs from anywhere. Find a program that is also phone-friendly to make working on the move a breeze.

Look at how and where the program allows you to use your branding. Do they use your name or theirs in their output? A great program should work on behalf of you; using your name, photo and logo in any communication output.

Simplicity is a big factor in your decision, too. Why spend money on software that ends up being avoided by you or your staff because it’s too difficult to adopt?

Granted, there can be a lot to learn when adopting a new software system. You can maximize its potential (and yours!) with training programs to help you to make the most of these dynamic tools. Be sure to see what kind of training and continued support is offered with the software you purchase. You’ll get the best ROI from your software when you’re fully trained.

Once you’re up and running with your new software systems, you’re likely to never look back. You’ll be too busy celebrating your successes!


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Richard Iarossi
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Coming up with the software solution that meets the needs of so many different real estate situations, is a daunting task.

Oct 31, 2016 09:13 PM #9
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Corinne Guest, Managing Broker
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I find the biggest issue always was using it is different to a demo. We need time to assess if it's right for us. Hence I just developed my own for my needs.

Nov 01, 2016 02:35 AM #10
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Joan Whitebook
BHG The Masiello Group - Nashua, NH
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Thanks for the information.  It is good to be aware of the tools that may be available to assist agents and their business.

Nov 01, 2016 11:54 AM #11
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Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
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There really is so much out there to clutter our minds with that we need to have a concise review like this. Great work!

Nov 01, 2016 04:13 PM #12
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Praful Thakkar
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Brivity CRM, the software that one uses 'effectively' for one's business is always the best.

And yes, BRIVITY has so many great features - to capture and nurture  the leads,

Nov 10, 2016 03:11 PM #13
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David Alan Baker Laveen Realtor & South Phoenix Realtor
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I will have to check out brivity, thanks Praful for the good endorsement.

Dec 04, 2016 12:20 PM #14
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Laura Cerrano
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These systems work for so many people and I'm sure so many more will use them in the future to come in 2017!

Dec 12, 2016 11:30 PM #15
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Laura Cerrano
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I'm glad you got the good endorsement from @praful and everybody's open to helping everybody else

Dec 12, 2016 11:31 PM #16
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Joan Whitebook
BHG The Masiello Group - Nashua, NH
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Good to learn of some options for CRM and beyond.  I will try to find some time to check this out.

Dec 27, 2016 08:31 PM #17
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Laura Cerrano
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The iTunes App Store has a lot of good stuff that you can just look up through the search engine. I generally agree with this post

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Jan 07, 2017 11:07 AM #19
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Lauren Selinsky Broker CRS
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I will check out your live demo. I'm always ready to hear about a great product. 

 

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Feb 05, 2017 12:15 AM #20
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Amy Gutschow
RE/MAX - Sheboygan, WI
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perfect timing.  thanks - great points

Feb 05, 2017 07:31 AM #21
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Adam Feinberg
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While my firm offered a CRM, agents are free to make their own selections as well. Lots of different system choices for lots of different needs.

Feb 05, 2017 09:44 AM #22
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Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
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There really does seem to be like 382 different options and times. Thank you for your patience with anybody

Feb 05, 2017 11:37 PM #23
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Shirley Coomer
Keller Williams Realty Sonoran Living - Phoenix, AZ
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Such  challenge to find a good CRM, and ensure it is the one we use!!

Feb 19, 2017 05:29 AM #24
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Kathleen Luiten
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My brokerage provides a good CRM and we find it is essential to our productivity. Communication is a top priority for us.

Feb 19, 2017 12:55 PM #25
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Laura Cerrano
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It's a tricky thing depending on what industry you thrive in whatever you do. I do believe Macs are still good for artistic stuff.

Feb 19, 2017 10:19 PM #26
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Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
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CRM Is all about relating to the needs and the desires of the customer but at the same time knowing what mechanics that I need to serve the customer

Feb 19, 2017 10:20 PM #27
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
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There too many options ~ and this is the problem since many of us can not make their mind or wasting money and time on those tools we do not really need. 

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