real estate software: Good Small Business Solutions for Real Estate Agents - 04/10/18 07:27 AM
Whether you’re looking for something that can help you with finances or document management, there are solutions for almost every need. Here are some of the best software tools and apps that are ideal for real estate agents. They can help you be more productive, develop better client relationships, and generate more sales.
Accounting and Finance.Traditionally, most real estate agents have worked with an accountant or a bookkeeper. But now there are software packages that offer these traditional financial services, as well as additional features such as tax and regulatory reporting, payments and banking, and human resources. For a smaller real estate … (0 comments)

real estate software: 6 Features to Look for in a Real Estate CRM - 05/01/15 01:37 AM
There are a lot of contact management systems for REALTORS® to choose from.  The options can be overwhelming.  While each system has its own set of strengths, the important thing to remember is that the best real estate CRM is the one that you’re truly going to use!
Every real estate agent is different and so are the features you need for managing your contacts.  Put some time into researching the options available on the market to find the CRM that fits your needs, sophistication and budget.  The good news is that many contact management systems offer a free trial, giving you the … (3 comments)

real estate software: Do Realtors Over-Work Themselves? - 02/09/15 12:06 AM
In the competitive world of real estate sales, real estate professionals work days, nights and weekends, making themselves available to clients virtually around the clock. But there is a high price to be paid for overwork, according to studies reported by Scientific American.
Without adequate downtime, the human brain loses cognitive power, resulting in poor memory and reduced reasoning skills. In short, you’ll become prone to confusion and making mistakes. Simple tasks will take longer than they should. Productivity suffers as fatigue sets in. Stress escalates and compromises health.
If you find yourself compulsively checking email 7 days a week, skipping … (0 comments)

real estate software: 7 Essential Steps for Starting Your Real Estate Business - 01/05/15 12:13 AM
New to the real estate industry? This career path holds many opportunities and challenges for  you. While your first year in real estate can be the hardest, it’s also your chance to establish sound business practices for long-term profitability.
Here are 7 essential steps for starting your real estate business!
1. Treat your business like a business! Establish regular business hours. Keep excellent records. Return all calls and emails promptly. Being your own boss means being completely accountable for your own success or failure.
2. Join a successful team. Find seasoned mentors who are willing to share their knowledge and experience.
3. Announce your … (5 comments)

real estate software: Real Estate Software/ Technology: What to Invest In - 06/18/13 02:11 AM
A common question many REALTORS® grapple with is which real estate software/ technology tools to invest in and which ones to, well, leave on the sidelines.
Technology perhaps hasn’t been a focal component of your business and you may not be very tech savvy. But you know that social media and real estate software, such as real estate CRMs, have emerged and have proven themselves vital to running a business in a competitive marketplace.
Important tools for your business can include a social media management dashboard, such as Hootsuite, a digital document signature service, such a DocuSign, a blog, a powerful IDX, and/ … (0 comments)

real estate software: 5 Reasons Why a Cloud-Based Realtor CRM is The Way to Go - 08/22/12 11:59 PM
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 02:11 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.

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 03:52 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 - 01/17/12 04:48 AM
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 07:35 AM
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)

real estate software: Hobbs/Herder Selects IXACT Contact as their Real Estate CRM of Choice - 09/22/11 03:48 AM
Check out IXACT Contact’s latest news release:
Hobbs/Herder moves to make IXACT Contact a key component of its REALTOR® marketing system, acknowledging that effective contact management and a real estate CRM system are vital to long term success in real estate sales. 

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 05:02 AM
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.
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 03:14 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 03:05 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 02:46 AM
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real estate software: The SMART Way To Achieve Your Goals - 05/27/11 02:16 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:
S - Specific
M - Measurable

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