Top 7 New Technology Solutions for Realtors

Posted in Blog  
  on Mar 23, 2016

You handle many duties as a realtor, from connecting with new clients to scheduling open houses. If you try to handle every aspect of your business operation manually, you can't maximize your productivity.

You spend more time on administrative tasks than you do with job duties requiring a human touch.

Implementing technology in your day-to-day realtor operations helps you make more productive use of your time.

Online Forms

Make it easy to stay on top of paperwork by keeping digital forms.

Your listing inquiry forms, property paperwork, rental applications and other paperwork can be filled out online and submitted to you without requiring an extra trip to deliver in-person forms or depending on fax machines or scanned documents.

You can pair your online forms up with electronic signing.

Customer Relationship Management

Do you provide timely feedback when potential client contact you about listings?

A customer relationship management (CRM) tool helps you stay on top of your client contacts.

You can sort messages, make notes about clients, attach files to a client file and schedule follow-up contact through email, phone or in-person meetings.

Email Automation

Another tech option you can use is email automation.

You can auto-respond to emails you receive, send email series to address common questions and concerns and re-connect with previous clients.

You can also set up emails automatically sending clients new listings that meet their parameters and other time-saving configurations.

Cloud Storage

You have listing photos, videos, and other media sitting on your computer's hard drives, USB drives and SD cards. Instead of searching through multiple drives when you need a particular listing's media, you can consolidate your media into a cloud storage service such as Google Drive.

Social Media Scheduling

Social media sites provide a valuable way to connect with potential clients, but you need to post at specific times to get the widest audience for your content. Instead of sitting at your computer to update your social profiles, you can use a social media scheduling tool like Buffer or Hootsuite to automatically post your message at a scheduled time.

Automated Listings

How much time do you spend putting up new property listings?

Instead of manually putting listings on multiple sites, you can use a service that posts your listing across multiple websites.

You maximize your property's visibility by putting it on as many sites as possible and this type of service helps you cut down the amount of work it takes to spread your listings.

Floor Plan Software

You provide renters with plenty of property information through video tours, photos, and descriptions, but it's hard for tenants to visualize being in a property before they tour it.

To increase your chances of matching tenants up with the best property for their needs, you can provide floor plans to give them another way of sorting through properties before they request an in-person tour of the property.

You can maximize your working hours by putting technology in place to automate and streamline many of your day-to-day realtor business processes.

Whether you need a way to find listing photos or quickly post new listings, these technology options give you many choices.

You spend less time on repetitive and administrative work, allowing you to focus your energy on bringing in new business and wowing prospective tenants.


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