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When it comes to real estate lead generation, nearly every agent is looking for an answer to the same question: What’s the best lead source? In order to get the most out of your leads, you need to be able to see the ROI on all of your lead sources so you know where to spend those precious marketing dollars — and where to stop wasting them. To gain better insight into which lead sources brokers should be investing in, Imprev Thought Leader conducted a survey. Here are some findings.
In the effort to support its 149% year-over-year revenue growth and massive demand for its leading cloud software, Inside Real Estate has made some recent high-profile hires. These hires are well-known and well-respected within the real estate and tech industries, and position Inside Real Estate as a powerhouse brand with solutions for real estate brokers, teams and agents at every stage of their business.
We all know the mantra, “Work smarter, not harder”. However sick of the expression you may be, as a professional in the real estate industry, can say that you actually consider this concept on a regular basis and actively practice it?
The real estate industry now runs on data. With this new data-driven reality, everyone from your vendors to even some of the largest brokers in the space are now starting to try to stake claim to that data. But who really should own your data? You, or the organization who takes your information and aggregates it for you?
There’s a big misconception around what artificial intelligence (AI) really is and how it can impact your real estate business. To make matters more confusing, many of today’s real estate software platforms have latched onto the term but fail to explain what’s really behind the curtain. So what is AI, exactly?
Real estate is a numbers game and because of this, it is imperative for brokerages to have the data they need to determine where their brokerage is succeeding and in what areas they can improve. BrokerSumo offers back-end support and analytics at a brokerage level so that firms can see firsthand what is affecting their bottom line. Here are 3 reasons reporting analytics are imperative for brokerages.
There seems to be an unspoken agreement that the single most important piece of technology a real estate professional can have is their website. Looking further into this belief many think that the website alone will produce an infinite amount of leads and business as long as it is a unique, one-of-a-kind custom site that has video and parallax elements throughout. So if a single tech asset, namely your website, is not your best tech asset, what is?
It’s only been in the last few years that virtual brokerages have popped up, and they’re a hot topic within the industry. Without a physical location, virtual brokerages have significantly lower overhead costs and can scale their business with relative ease–two big reasons why they’re growing in popularity.
Today it seems as though there is a tech tool or solution for every stage of the real estate transaction, from marketing and advertising to listing and closing. Sometimes it can feel like we are kids in a candy store, overwhelmed by so many choices that promise they will miraculously improve our business. But is there such a thing as too much tech for real estate? And what is the perfect balance of tech tools that produce the highest agent adoption and profitability for the brokerage?
Ah, Zillow. The real estate portal we all know and love? It’s no secret that many homebuyers leverage the “Z word” to begin their initial stages of the homebuying process. Due to the popularity of Zillow with homebuyers, many brokerages and agents alike feel they must be committing a dedicated monthly budget to the platform for a perceived fear of missing out on a potentially limitless stream of leads. Many real estate professionals also feel there is an unspoken expectation they need to be present on the search portal to truly compete with those who are also on Zillow. However, often the cons/disadvantages of advertising with Zillow outweigh the perceived pros.
Joe Skousen, Founder/President of Inside Real Estate weighs in on what’s really behind the broker-tech battle, and how brokers can win the war.