Learn how technology can help you build and grow your community while increasing the productivity of your business through:
Integration of social media
Engaging your community
Smartphones and other applications expand your business reach beyond your website and social media. These apps help you integrate your current tools. As the technology has advanced, access to applications have become more economical. Learn what tools you can use to increase your productivity:
Real Estate Productivity
It is very easy to get lost on the internet and forget about the basics of your business. But setting up and organizing your business is just as important. Your office environment needs to be a comfortable workspace for you. So think about the issues that can affect your workflow:
Workspace on your desk
Color and lighting of the room
Accessibility for meeting client
Sound for telephone/conference calls
Just take a look at a few apps you can use in your real estate business:
What is CRM?
There are several CRM solutions available for real estate, but not all of them have mobile solutions. GoConnect is actually a mobile CRM for your real estate business. The app is available on Android and iPhone.
Safety has always been an issue for real estate agents, but with the untimely death of Beverly Carter this past year, it has become a focus in several real estate businesses. There are several mobile apps that can be used in your safety awareness programs to let people know where you are, offering GPS tracking and more.
There are several online applications to help you with your financial organization. In addition, several banks now offer online deposits in addition to online bill pay.
I highlighted the major categories of expenses that you might need as a Real Estate Professional on page 147. Keep these categories in mind as you explore different expense management applications. And since you are probably a “road warrior”, you should look for applications that enable you to track expenses from your smartphone and upload expense reports as well as share data with your accounting program.