Eliminate, Eliminate, Eliminate...

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Real Estate Agent with Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty BR534744000 & BR540649000
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Our entry for The May Active Rain Contest - Overcoming Tactical Addiction

 

Three eliminations that have improved productivity - drastically!

 

 

1. For years our "phone system" has led callers to a voice-mail box unless we were available to answer the phone (rarely).  When we designed our marketing campaign which launched a scant 6 weeks ago, we knew the calls would have to be answered "live".  We did the research, and came up with the same selection as that recommended by Ron and Alexandra Seigel.  VoiceNation For a very reasonable fee they answer the phone "live", in a USA based "call center", 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.  They also offer a "Free Trial".

 

2. I've been on a crusade against unwanted email.   Many domains are now auto-purged - I never see the emails - period.  Many senders are now auto purged - I never see the emails - period.  GoDaddy Webmail has a feature that allows me to identify "Preferred Senders" - people I want to hear from.  These are at the top of the list and get my attention first.  It's a task still in progress, but I've seen perhaps an 80% reduction in inbound emails.

 

 

 

3. Paper elimination.  62 bankers boxes are now down to 2 bankers boxes.  All paper in the 60 boxes processed thus far has been scanned and "filed" if needed/wanted, and then discarded - shredded if it was worthy of shredding.  I'm still struggling with the paper notes I write when I'm not in front of my desktop computer. Those tend to stack up until I process them all at once.  Still working on that.

 

 

There are more - but saving those for a 'Rainy Day.

 

And so far the Marketing Campaign has generated 1 Listing for a mail out of 52 pieces and the Seller's call was answered by VoiceNation.

 

And the recent blogging efforts on Active Rain has generated 1 Listing and the Seller's call was answered by VoiceNation

 

And the combined list price of those two listings exceed $1,000,000.

 

And they are not "over-priced".

 

Another mailing goes out tomorrow.

 

 

 

 

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About the Authors - Updated 2018

If you are considering a Traditional or Short Sale of your home in Phoenix, Scottsdale or any location in Maricopa County Arizona, you owe it to yourself to talk with Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty to determine whether Tony and Suzanne Marriott are the best real estate Brokers in the Phoenix and Scottsdale metropolitan area to help you with the Successful Sale of your home.

Tony and Suzanne have personally Listed, Sold and Closed more than a hundred Short Sales with the highest list to close rate in the Phoenix Metro Area!

Tony Marriott - Chief Executive Officer - Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Suzanne Marriott - Chief Learning Officer - Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Associate Brokers, REALTORS
Haven Express
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
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Voice Nation sounds like something worth looking into - thanks for passing that along.

Getting rid of unwanted and unnecessary paper is a chore, isn't it I'm trying to do better about not generating it in the first place. Congratulations on your progress! That's impressive!

Jeff

May 31, 2016 08:50 AM #1
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Patricia Kennedy
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Tony and Suzanne, there is something so rewarding about getting rid of paper.  And I am looking for more efficient ways of auto-zapping emails.  The whole "unsubscribe" thing isn't working.

May 31, 2016 08:52 AM #2
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Tony and Suzanne,

Thanks for the mention.  A

May 31, 2016 09:18 AM #3
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hi Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers ,  
This is a great report.  Sounds like VoiceNation has been a great investment for you!  

Purge has been one of my words for the year!

May 31, 2016 09:19 AM #4
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Carla Muss-Jacobs, RETIRED
RETIRED / State License is Inactive - Portland, OR

Good entry . . . cutting down on the clutter, the shatter and the waste.  You've got to do these things at times.

May 31, 2016 10:55 AM #5
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Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Smart ideas here.  glad the new marketing is working and paying for itself.

May 31, 2016 08:16 PM #6
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Jenna Dixon
DRA Homes | Cobb County Real Estate - Marietta, GA
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I definitely need to come up with a way to deal with the junk email.  My mailbox is jam packed.  A side note is that each of those junk email cause an audible alert on my phone which causes me to constantly check my email for no good reason!

May 31, 2016 10:50 PM #7
Rainmaker
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
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You are welcome Jeff Dowler CRS - we found about 8 to investigate - whittled it down to two - and VoiceNation was the better option.  Ron and Alexandra Seigel deserve the kudos for initially suggesting them - very much appreciated!

May 31, 2016 10:51 PM #8
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
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If you find the ultimate email zapper please let me know Patricia Kennedy and - thanks for stopping by with a comment!

May 31, 2016 10:52 PM #9
Rainmaker
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
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You are most welcome Ron and Alexandra Seigel you deserve it!

May 31, 2016 10:52 PM #10
Rainmaker
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
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Purge has quite a ring to it doesn't it Carol Williams - thanks for stopping by with a comment!

May 31, 2016 10:53 PM #11
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
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Agreed Carla Muss-Jacobs, Principal Broker/Owner - thanks for stopping by with a comment!

May 31, 2016 10:54 PM #12
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
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Thanks Debbie Gartner and - thanks for stopping by with a comment!

May 31, 2016 10:54 PM #13
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
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Thankfully I don't have the phone alert issue Jenna Dixon and - thanks for stopping by with a comment!

May 31, 2016 10:55 PM #14
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