Monthly Archives: July 2015

3 Reasons to Use Social Media in Your Business

Why you should use social media in your business.

Why you should use social media in your business.

Connect with your clients today! Social media is an easy way to connect with your clients. Although it’s no substitute for face-to-face contact, it’s a quick way to provide value and touch base with them. Here are three reasons to use it in your business. Continue reading

Stay on Track for Your Best Year Ever

Writing in and reviewing your journal is a great way to stay on track.

Writing in and reviewing your journal is a great way to stay on track.

We’re halfway through the year—are you on track to reach the goals you set in January? This is the perfect time to review your progress so far this year. Hopefully, you’ve been tracking your activities with a CRM, such as Referral Maker® CRM. However, tracking is just the start. In order to reach your goals, it’s essential to check in several times throughout the year to review your successes, setbacks and prepare for any potential roadblocks. Continue reading

Show Your Expertise with This Month’s eReport!

Help your buyers and sellers navigate the real estate market with this month's Marketing Flyer and eReport.

Help your buyers and sellers navigate the real estate market with this month’s Marketing Flyer and eReport.

The sun is out, the weather is warm, potential buyers are out looking for a new home and potential sellers are getting their homes in shape to sell.  Most buyers and sellers don’t participate in the real estate process very often—maybe once or twice a decade. It’s hard to remember everything that needs to be done before you sign the paperwork. Continue reading

How to Help First-Time Homebuyers

Let Referral Maker CRM help you help first-time buyers.

Let Referral Maker CRM help you help first-time buyers.

Buying a home can be a nerve-wracking process for many buyers, especially first-timers who aren’t sure what to expect from the whole process. While today’s buyers may be more educated about the real estate market than homebuyers in the past, they don’t have the experience to negotiate the ins and outs of buying a home. That’s where you and your expertise and knowledge come in! Working with first-time homebuyers gives you the opportunity to show your character and competence, as well as the chance to build the foundation for a long-lasting business relationship with your clients. Referral Maker® CRM can help! Here are three tips to use Referral Maker help your first-time homebuyers navigate the buying process.

1. Add them to Referral Maker CRM.
Keep your buyers in the loop by adding them to Referral Maker! The CRM will remind you to connect with them via phone, emails, mailings, notes and Pop-Bys. Additionally, including them in your database will allow you to send them your monthly Marketing Flyers and eReports, which will help you to position yourself as a local expert and their trusted advisor.

2.  Send them listings.
Ask your buyers what they’re looking for in a home and make note of their must haves and deal breakers. Include their preferences in their contact information on Referral Maker CRM and use the Property Match feature to match them to your current listings.

3. Get preapproved.
Getting preapproved is an important first step in the home buying process. Not only does it give them an idea of how much house they can afford and give them time to improve their credit report, but it also makes it easier to move forward when they find a home they want to purchase. When you meet with your first-time buyers, encourage them to get preapproved for a mortgage, and connect them with a lender that you trust.

The more help and service you provide now, the stronger the foundation you’ll build for a great working relationship with your clients. Referral Maker® real estate CRM can help you stay in touch with your clients, connect them with one of your listings, send them a checklist of things to do, and much more! Visit ReferralMaker.com for more information and to start your 30-day trial today!