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February 16, 2018

Top Tools to Keep You Performing at Your Best

by The CE Shop Team

Boost Your Business With These Easy Efforts

The real estate industry can sometimes feel like a cut-throat competition, where you are constantly fighting to be the best. Continuing education is one of the primary (and required) ways to keep up with changing trends and regulations but there are also many tools you can incorporate into your business to become a leader in the industry. Outlined below are a few everyday tools that will help you stay at the top of your game in between continuing education courses.

Elevate Your CRM

A CRM (Customer Relationship Management) allows you to easily manage your business relationships and track your progress with each lead. Choosing the right CRM for your business is essential for the continued growth of your customer base. Contactually is a CRM that is built specifically for real estate agents. This platform keeps track of all of your leads, when you should be reaching out to your contacts, and reminds you to keep in touch. It also rates your relationships so you can evaluate what you’re doing right with certain clients and where you’re going wrong with other audiences. In a relationship-focused industry like real estate, a specialized CRM can give you a competitive edge.

3D and VR Home Experiences

Technology is evolving every day and as a real estate agent, it is vital to keep up with what consumers are interacting with on a daily basis. The option to experience a home in 3D and virtual reality is growing in popularity because it allows buyers to truly understand what it feels like to walk around that particular living space. Matterport is an immersive media that allows you to create 3D models and virtual tours of your homes. This interactive experience will help capture leads before they even enter the home.

Digital Templates for Your Marketing Efforts

MyCreativeShop has created useful templates to use in every aspect of your business. This company provides real estate flyers, brochures, yard signs, etc. in a templated format that you can edit and personalize based on your needs. These templates will prove to your clients that you are a leading professional, with access to multiple marketing tools that will assist in their real estate endeavors.

Forsake All Printing

Digital documents and mobile sharing is not going away any time soon. Especially as businesses aim to become more environmentally friendly, paper will become obsolete. Your real estate business should be following these green trends and utilizing electronic signatures with companies like DocuSign. One big advantage to eSignatures is that it’s a process that most people are already comfortable using. If your customers have recently started a new job or rented an apartment, it’s likely they used eSignatures to finalize their papers. This fast and easy way to capture signatures will save you time trying to track down in-person autographs. Not to mention the printing costs you’ll save!

There are many tools that can help you shine in the real estate industry. The key is to continue learning and evolve with the new technologies as they become widespread. The CE Shop is here to help you remain on the cutting edge.