Check out this great infographic (below) by Diggsy, a real estate search engine. Many people underestimate all the work REALTORS® have to do on a daily basis and/ or believe (wrongly so) that agents are overpaid. This is a good one to share on your social networks (share buttons are at the end of this blog post)!
We particularly like the blurb at the bottom of the infographic: “Selling your home is one of the biggest transactions you will ever be involved in. Trust a professional, knowledgeable real estate agent to handle it. You might think the commission is a lot to pay but for such an important transaction, it is well worth it.”
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[Infographic] Why Do Real Estate Agents Make So Much Commission?
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At IXACT Contact, we’ve compiled some fantastic stats and figures we think every agent should know. As you read through them, we hope you recognize the importance of staying in touch with leads and past clients. A real estate CRM is the tool that will make it easy for you to do so. With a CRM, you’ll see more referrals and repeat business flow your way. Please make sure you share this post with your colleagues after reading it. Enjoy!
Source: National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) 2012 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers
Check out the video below from acclaimed real estate coach and trainer, Chris Leader of Leader’s Edge Training. Chris says a real estate CRM is “a must have tool for anyone serious about their business.” He also mentions that with a great CRM, agents can provide their clients with better customer service and grow their referrals and repeat business from past clients.
So, don’t think you really need a real estate CRM? Don’t take it from us, see what Chris says below:
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Real Estate CRM Systems: A Game Changer
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A good REALTOR® also needs to be a good marketer. And just like using a real estate contact management software, email marketing should be an important component of every agent’s marketing plan. If you’re not sending an e-Newsletter, taking advantage of drip marketing campaigns, or sending out Just Listed/ Just Sold e-Flyers, you’re missing great opportunities to stay in touch with past clients, convert leads into clients, and get more referrals.
Take the quiz below to learn your real estate email marketing aptitude. If you’re not too email marketing-savvy, or you aren’t doing much of it at this point, this quiz will help you learn best practices so you can get started on the right track.
In real estate, it’s hard to generate high quality leads and grow your real estate database. If you’d like to expand your sphere of influence (SOI), a real estate contact management software can help.
In real estate, there are a number of ways to grow your real estate SOI.
One way is through hosting events like a client appreciation nights. Another way is through sponsoring a local sports team or organization in your community. Both of these activities help spur positive word of mouth about you and your services. With a real estate contact management software, you can plan, schedule, and organize these events and sponsorships and be reminded of key tasks and dates.
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How a Real Estate Contact Management Software Will Help You Grow Your Sphere of Influence (SOI)
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Head over to our Facebook page now and enter our new contest for your chance to win six FREE months of IXACT Contact
And when you refer your REALTOR®-friends to enter, your chances of winning will increase for each person you refer!
“This is a great opportunity for both existing customers and those who are interested in trying out IXACT Contact the chance to win six months free of our great software. If you want to try out a user-friendly real estate CRM that’ll work wonders in keeping you organized and helping you stay in touch better, it’s IXACT Contact you want,” said Rich Gaasenbeek, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, IXACT Contact.