- Joel McDonald
- Joel McDonald -- www.AutomatedHomefinder.com
- Contact Joel McDonald (Joel McDonald -- www.AutomatedHomefinder.com)
- Office Phone
- (303) 410-0077
- Alt. Phone
- (303) 663-2225
- Automated Homefinder is a traffic-driven CRM tool custom-built for our agents at Benchmark Realty, LLC.
My start in real estate:
I got my start in real estate when I bought my first home as a Freshman in College. (It was cheaper to buy a 5 bedroom house and rent to roomies than to rent a room in a house.) After convincing a few friends to do the same, I realized I could have made a commission doing so, and got my license right after graduation.
After a few years with Century 21, I decided to start my own company, Benchmark Realty, LLC (because I wasn't taking advantage of anything my brokerage had to offer and decided that cutting franchise fees and management splits would give me a nice little raise). Soon after starting my own company, a few of the agents in my old office wanted to come over with me. I decided that if I was going to manage other agents, I was going to earn my keep by making sure I never hired more agents than I could actively help find business for. That was the beginning of Automated Homefinder - a CRM & lead generating tool that our Colorado agents use to generate over 75% of their business.
Areas of Expertise
I got my real estate license in 1994, am the owner of our company, and I specialize in driving traffic to our websites and focusing on ways our agents can maximize conversion of that internet traffic.
"I've been a licensed Realtor for 11 years. I've had good months and bad months, good years and bad years. Since I started using Automated Homefinder, I am busy all the time. While other Realtors are spending big bucks advertising themselves, cold calling, delivering flyers door to door, I'm showing houses and writing contracts for people who come to ME! It's a fabulous system that has changed how I do business forever."
"Automated Homefinder techniques are so basic it's hard to believe everyone doesn't use them. I started using Automated Homefinder and was booked solid with new customers within a month. I haven't looked back since."
"I was already a very successful Realtor and one of the top-producers in my office. After I started buying leads from Automated Homefinder, I realized I had been working way too hard all of those years. This year, thanks to Automated Homefinder, I've essentially given myself a $100,000 raise over my already good income, and am working less hours per week."
"I was a new agent and had other friends in real estate who talked about the struggles of getting started, but I didn't seem to have any of those. The Automated Homefinder system is a piece of cake. I've been in the business 2 years, but I already have 2 buyer agents working for me because of all of the business I am generating. Pretty soon, I'm going to start my own company because I simply don't need to keep paying high fees to a company who doesn't generate any business for me. (I'll just apply the money I would be paying in desk fees to buying more leads!!!)"
"As a Realtor for over 7 years with a nice base of customers, I have found the Automated Homefinder system to be a great addition to my business. I have tried some other "national" referral sites, and Automated Homefinder has produced the best leads and uses the best online system that I have ever used."
"I saw how easy my husband made it look, quit my 9 to 5 job, got my real estate license, signed up with Automated Homefinder, and had a closing 8 weeks later! Since then, we've built our team to include 8 buyer agents just to stay on top of all of the customers we get!"
"I wish I had found this system earlier! Automated Homefinder has given me more buyers and sellers in one month than I had been given in my entire career with a national real estate franchise. I had a closing 28 days after I started receiving leads from Automated Homefinder."
"I was a brand new realtor with no idea where to start looking for customers on my own. Within two weeks of using Automated Homefinder I had 3 buyer agencies signed, and was writing multiple offers within the first month. Amazing!"
"Starting out in any business is tough, and the real estate market can be extremely discouraging for beginners, but with Automated Homefinder, I had my first closing in less than 35 days! (It was no small deal either.)"
"I had worked part-time for almost a year with a Real Estate firm struggling with how to consistently find new business. I was introduced to Automated Homefinder, and in the first week, it became apparent that the system creates more REAL leads than I had turned up in the first 3 months of my real estate career! My first closing with an Automated Homefinder generated client netted over $14,000 in commissions and I am currently working with 6 clients whose price range is over $500K! 2 are from out of state, 1 also has a house to sell in the area, and 3 are from right here in the area! The Automated Homefinder system is easy to use, and if you follow the process in place, stay true to the guidelines, it could generate new business on an almost daily basis."