John Smith (Independent)

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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Drones are part of my marketing and have been for a good while. Truly I think we need less technology and more heart. We have plenty of technology, so much is not worth a damn.

Jul 08, 2019 07:02 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

I want a button, like the Staples "Easy" button, that I can push to make stupid agents smart John Smith .

Jul 08, 2019 07:55 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Many would like their own Pochantas-like problem solver, John Smith.

Jul 08, 2019 07:43 AM
Corinne Guest
Corinne Guest, REALTOR® | Barrington Realty Company - Barrington, IL
Barrington Lifestyles

I believe we have enough. We don't want to become so automated that agents are not needed. Most clients lean on their agents heavily when the stop looking and starting buying or selling. Automation will take away what most clients want, real help.

Jul 08, 2019 07:39 AM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Accurate predictive value algorithms unlike Z & RPR

Jul 08, 2019 08:01 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

We've been using a Drone long before one needed to be we pay our photographer for aerial photos....  

I agree with Candice A. Donofrio there's more than enough technology to choose from.... some of it is junk.... we need more face to face; people to people marketing...not everyone is online.... listings come from offline marketing....and we're fortunate that so many depend on online marketing.... I'll pay the money and continue with offline.... we get new listings every week....

Jul 08, 2019 07:17 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

My biggest need is being able to mark TEXT MESSAGES as unread like we can emails. I will check texts at stop lights and then what I read gets covered up with new texts. 

Know of any such animal?

Jul 08, 2019 10:03 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

The nice thing about KW is they are always working hard to provide us with the latest and greatest.

Jul 08, 2019 08:45 AM
Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

I am all set with the technology available today.  Thank you. 

Jul 08, 2019 08:29 AM
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

On the whole, we have more than enough technology. Our clients want a personal touch. There is more technology out there than most of us can absorb or become proficient at. And it will be a cold day in hell before an Alexa is spying on me in my house or office!

Jul 08, 2019 08:08 AM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

Blue Head.

"John Smith"


Jul 08, 2019 07:02 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I think we have too much technology as it is... and most of it (like Aug Reality) is just too gimmicky.

Jul 08, 2019 09:19 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

What works and performs is the tool necessary. So far so good with current tecnology that is ever-improving. Better, faster & cheaper works for me

Jul 08, 2019 09:00 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I would wish for improvements with the ActiveRain platform. 

Jul 08, 2019 08:26 AM
Joseph Domino 480-390-6011
HomeSmart - Scottsdale, AZ
Real Estate Made Easy

I can't wait for self-driving cars. How about a droid that can show homes when I am on vacation? Even better, how about an AI bot that can invest my money and make me rich while I nap.

Jul 08, 2019 12:41 PM
Caroline Gerardo
CMG Financial - Newport Beach, CA
C. G. Barbeau the Loan Lady nmls 324982

Go invent the test taker for me please, licensed in many states takes big time and money. I know of no one who wants an Alexa for real estate

Jul 08, 2019 10:20 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


We are inundated wtih software.  It is not the end all be all solution to run a successful practice...A

Jul 08, 2019 08:34 AM
Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL 305-931-6931

No, no example

Jul 08, 2019 09:03 PM
Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty

I really don't know.

Jul 08, 2019 03:13 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

I don't understand much of what is currently available. More, no way!

Jul 08, 2019 01:13 PM
Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT

Virtual walk throughs. 

Jul 08, 2019 01:06 PM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I take it as it comes and adjust.

Jul 09, 2019 11:58 AM
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

When people go to one of the online portals to get a value on their home, I'd like to see a pop-up come up that says: "A computer algorithm cannot give you an accurate value on your home. Call a local expert."

Jul 09, 2019 07:11 AM
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Wipe the web from the face of the Earth

Jul 09, 2019 07:07 AM
L'mar Kojani
Keller Williams Commercial - El Segundo, CA

A CRM which allowed easy and clean import of multiple entries on excel sheets from multiple sources without the need of massaging the data on the sheets.

Jul 09, 2019 02:12 AM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Such data is worth paying for.

I once sat in on a meeting and the broker stated, "I have $25,000 to spend on anything you agents want. I'm open to take your suggestions."

Office copier, coffee maker....all really stupid stuff without a eye to growing business or positioning for the future. If you are intending on selling something to veteran real estate agents you should be advised they only pay for these things: a way to do it easier, a way to do it faster, a way to do it cheaper, and way to do it better. In that list is not LEARN SOMETHING NEW.

So, John, knowing nothing about you I don't know if you are collecting innovative stuff to include as your ideas in a pitch you are about to make to someone else or if you work for a marketing company or even you may be the technology developer for Zdevil or KW!  Gasp!!!!

Is your intent to make agents more comfortable on cross new horizons?

Are you seeking to integrate into the process of the old-timers or equip the new agent to tilt the axis?

More data needed regarding your question.

I suggest understanding that what agents need is a value added way to generate more quality leads, not coddling the clients already on board or working with other agents. Don't over look the phrase VALUE ADDED.

Jul 08, 2019 01:30 PM
John Smith
Independent - Bel Air, CA

Annette, you've figured me out. I am looking for ideas for real estate software that are new or innovative yes. I am not associated with any big company, and do work freelance.


I know about 5 real estate agents, all with different experience (owner/broker, or works for Long and Foster etc) and have floated the idea of building something for them but they renegged because they already pay for a suite of tools or the tools are provided by the company they work for.


All of the tools are similar to the ones mentioned in my other question, and they all have problems with the software not working well, or they all dont talk to one another.


To that end I felt like asking a community of real estate agents what they use, to see if there is a common pain point among the tools, or ways to make things BETTER.


Automating comps, for example, could be done with machine learning and take the guess work and time of printing out sheets and reviewing 3-5 comps by hand. Creating facebook ADs, that lead to a landing page for lead collecting, then automating an email saying 'thank you', all the while inputting that automatically into a CRM for future tracking.


You have any other ideas?

Jul 09, 2019 07:22 PM