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Pilot or Passenger II - Empathy: The Great Real Estate Agent Differentiator

Posted by Mark Cafiero on May 23, 2018 10:41:49 AM

Pilot or Passenger II - How Real Estate Agents Can Differentiate: The Sequel

A couple of weeks ago, in the first post of my Pilot or Passenger blog series, I wrote about how real estate agents can differentiate themselves (differently).  I suggested that everyone has their own unique gift—something that no other competitor could ever truly copy.  

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AHA! Moment #2: Checklists Can Prevent Email Blunders

Posted by Caleb McDaniel on Apr 12, 2018 7:00:00 AM

Hello again, Realvolvers! I’m back with another insider tip from the Customer Success center. I’ve been learning a lot about Realvolve since my last AHA! Moment (did you know you can create a workflow to send notifications to yourself?), so I hope it’s been showing in my responses to your support tickets and live chat questions!

Most recently, I’ve been brushing up on my Checklist skills. We receive a lot of questions about how to use checklists, and at some point during my exploration of the software (most likely during an insightful conversation with Mark Stepp), I experienced a pretty cool AHA! Moment.

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[VIDEO] A CRM Story: "Help Wanted, No Real Estate Experience Required"

Posted by Sammy Harper on Apr 3, 2018 12:37:49 PM

Christian Nossum, broker of The Awesome Nossum Group in Seattle, was drowning in administrative work and left with very little time for prospecting. “I was losing my mind and reinventing the wheel for every transaction,” Christian said.

Rather than seeking out a seasoned real estate assistant to help run his business, he built out his entire process through workflows in a real estate CRM...and hired a 22-year-old with zero real estate experience to manage it all.

Christian and his assistant were kind enough to share their story in an informative and inspiring webinar. If you're short on time, read the summary below. But if you really want to learn something (and score some serious golden nuggets of information), be sure to check out the webinar recording. 

WATCH THE VIDEO NOW

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AHA! Moment #1: Create a workflow to send notifications to YOURSELF

Posted by Caleb McDaniel on Feb 28, 2018 10:28:41 AM

Hey Realvolve Users, Caleb McDaniel here! You may have run into me in the Help Center or started seeing my name pop up on Tickets here and there. As you may have guessed, I’m new on the Realvolve premises.

Due to my newness, I’m in a unique position: I’m learning and experiencing Realvolve with fresh eyes, just as a new Realvolve user would...but I also have the original software designer, Mark Stepp, within 25 feet of me! Whenever I have a question, I have access to the best possible person to answer it.

With a newbie and the master in the same office, there have been a lot of interesting and insightful conversations. We’re looking at Realvolve from a new perspective, and we’re discovering some really cool ways for you to use the software.

This is how we arrived at the AHA! Moment blog series. In the coming months, we hope to share some insightful tricks and tips for using Realvolve to run your real estate business.

Today, within these sparse paragraphs, you’ll find my first AHA! Moment…the notification workflow.

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Your Brain (and Real Estate Business) on Workflows

Posted by Dale Warner on Dec 8, 2017 7:05:00 AM

Have you ever found yourself wishing you were more successful?

I wish I had as many listings as Jan. I wish I had a huge team like John. I wish I had a nice car like Jamie…

In business, wishes don’t come true. Well-executed plans do. You CAN get better if you’re deliberate about it. Develop a process for your real estate business, put it into workflows, and execute the same steps over and over again. This slow, repetitive approach—in which you make incremental progress toward your goals—is the true key to success.

In this video, learn how workflows rewire your brain and force you to reconsider the path to success.

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No time for prospecting? Here's a solution for busy real estate agents.

Posted by Gary David Hall on Nov 29, 2017 11:00:00 AM

I would have to rate the following call as one of my "Top 3 Phone Calls I Hate." It’s a little longer than this in reality, but the short version sounds something like this:

“Hi [Prospect], how are you?”

“Great! But I already listed my house/bought a house three months ago, if that’s why you’re calling.”

“Okay, thanks. I’ll go beat myself up now. Bye!”

Three months ago! How did that happen?

Basically, something fell through the cracks. You got busy, stopped prospecting, and allowed some other agent to swoop in and snatch up your potential lead.

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3 Times A Real Estate CRM Saved The Day

Posted by Gary David Hall on Sep 20, 2017 7:20:57 AM

This is the final post in a series of 5 articles demonstrating the impact templates and workflows can have on your real estate business.

When I think back to how I used to run my real estate business before using a CRM, it makes me cringe. So much time spent with incomplete paper checklists and things falling through the cracks.

Then, one day, I decided to take the leap and start using a CRM. After the initial setup, I noticed an immediate difference. I was saving time, saving my wrists from carpal tunnel syndrome, saving my sanity...and saving my real estate business, over and over again.

In this blog post, I’d like to share three different times when a real estate CRM came to my aid!

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How To Use Workflows To Mitigate The Cost Of Hiring A Real Estate Assistant

Posted by Gary David Hall on Aug 31, 2017 9:23:25 AM

This blog post is the 4th in a series of 5 articles demonstrating the impact templates and workflows can have on your real estate business.

When you hire your first assistant, you have to train them...

Even if you’re lucky enough to find someone with experience, we all do things differently, so you have to spend a significant amount of time showing them exactly what you expect of them. That is time that could have been spent performing income-generating activities. So this is where the extra costs come in. You will lose income as a direct result of hiring an assistant. It’s simply a matter of how much.

You can’t avoid that loss completely, but you can mitigate it to a very large degree by using workflows!

Read on to learn how.

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Do you brag to your clients?

Posted by Gary David Hall on Jul 13, 2017 4:59:40 PM

This blog post is the 3rd in a series of 5 articles demonstrating the impact templates and workflows can have on your real estate business.


Do you make an organized effort at showing your clients how hard you work—in detail?

(Because, all things considered, we tend to not be very good at that.)

We are responsible for an incredibly complex transaction, and the detail and coordination that goes into it is a lot of work. But most of us make pretty much no organized effort at telling our clients about it! They only see the major things on the surface of the transaction. They have no clue about the myriad of details that go into it and how hard you work to get them right.

If you want more referrals from your clients and a deeper appreciation of your level of professionalism, you need to educate them! (How convenient is it that you now have the perfect vehicle to do that without spending any time whatsoever doing it?!)

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Having a Plan For Your Day and Your Real Estate Business

Posted by Dave Crumby on Jul 2, 2017 12:30:00 AM
Originally posted on the Realvolve Community, June 27th, 2017. Having a plan for your day and your real estate business.
 
I took this photo this morning and it got me thinking about life...

Every morning I wake up at 4:30 am and drive over to this trailhead for a quick hike. It's roughly a 3.5 mile loop and takes about an hour. Perfect way to wake up and get some quiet time/meditation before the day starts.  

Out of my 3.5 mile hike, the 'beautiful moment' in this pic only lasts a few minutes... then it's gone.
 
So for the   65 minutes this hike takes... only 5 minutes or so makes you want to stop and appreciate the beauty. That means roughly 96% of the morning walk is a whole lot of average where I'm on autopilot. 
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