Sharpen the Saw - Technology to Improve Your Business

Real Estate Broker/Owner 01178814

My background in in Computer Science, but my passion is in real estate.   I have recently been doing a ridiculous amount of research on how to marry the two together.  Unlike other geeks, (meant as a term of endearment) I like to keep things SIMPLE.  If something isn't SIMPLE, especially for us realtors, then it is a waste of time, energy, effort and brain cells.  I know many realtors who resist technology and have had several colleagues look at me as if I was nuts when I start telling them about the tools I use. 

Here's the thing, if you are too busy taking listings, great.  Keep doing it.  If you are busy taking listings and want to generate additional revenue from the leads that you are not dealing with from your listings because you are too busy to deal with buyer prospects, let technology help you... or at least technology and an intern.  That works too. 

All that being said, I have had some amazing success with Mobile Marketing for generating buyer leads and tracking them to my listings.  The best part is really the ability to capture their real phone numbers and quickly respond and send information to the prospective buyers right to their cell phones.  It has been a blessing for me and I wanted to share with all of you. 

I found a great website that has other tools of the trade, some are even FREE or have Promotion Codes for discounts.  There are also some great sales  and motivation videos as well.  I go there to watch the videos when I want a pick me up and to get me focused.  There are some with Jim Rohn, Tony Robbins, etc.

The website is  Go to the "Tools and Resources" tab for the videos. 

Work on your business, not in your business...  I like that.

Comments (4)

Mahesh Mike Patel
First Team Real Estate - Anaheim Hills, CA
Call Me And Consider It Done!

Thanks for sharing. lately I am spending a lot of time getting more Trechno. Last Week or so I have spent so much time on Active rain with webinars etc.. getting up to speed.

I will check out the link.

Thanks. MIke Patel

Sep 08, 2010 12:02 PM
Lisa Glowacki
Lisa Glowacki - Rhode Island & Massachusetts - Tiverton, RI
Real Estate Broker - RI & MA

Thank you.  Bookmarking for future reading.

Sep 08, 2010 12:02 PM
Michael Bell
Bell & Associates Realty Group - Encinitas, CA
Vidamar Residential, Riviera Diamante

Thanks for your post.  I have been moving forward with as much technology resources as can absorb.  Times are changing and you have to move forward.  A sign in the yard just doesn't cut it any more.

Mar 10, 2011 12:54 PM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Hello, Mary!   Stopping by to encourage you to be active on ActiveRain in 2015!

Jan 05, 2015 01:02 PM