The situation created by coronavirus (COVID-19) is a crisis for the incomes of Realtors®. MLSs can help members get their business back on track at this critical moment with a few important technology tools proven to be most effective.
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This company will advance commission to agents. If they have a listing or have a buyer contract, they can get their commission immediately. Contact Dawn Willey – VP MLS and Association for eCommission – she responds almost immediately when contacted via Linkedin.
Florida Realtors Tech Helpline
This is the No. 1 tech support service for Realtors. They will help agents set up or add to their current home offices, help with video conferencing, connect bluetooth printers, troubleshoot WiFi issues or help solve whatever technical challenges agents need now that need to work from home exclusively. If you do not have budget for the service – this seems like a wise investment of reserves, and/or an opportunity for the National Association of REALTORS® to provide financial assistance. Reach out to Jessica Smith – ClientServices@techhelpline.com or 888-784-5454.
With everyone working remotely, the ability to electronically transfer funds for earnest money safely is critical. The instances of wire fraud and driving around with checks should already be a thing of the past, but many MLSs have yet to deploy a safe system. Visit trustfunds.us.com/mls-partners/
New company from long time industry executive Luke Glass (Listhub, Move) – RealX is America’s first and largest property rights exchange to sell or lease land’s surface rights for solar, wind, cell towers, timber, minerals, oil, and gas, among others. The estimated commission revenue opportunity is $3 billion a year. Buyers and sellers need agents to broker transactions. These transactions can all be done remotely through a process that can be 100% digital. Learn more at RealX.io.
Just a few weeks ago, SavvyCard launched RE-Target™, a platform for MLSs, Associations, and brokerages to serve highly targeted communications to their members. This messaging is delivered through multiple channels including the organization’s own member web portal, social media, in-app mobile, and advertising display networks. For example, if your organization endeavors to take advantage of these recommended new services for the first time, SavvyCard’s RE Target allows you to conveniently notify your members, driving engagement for your member services and reaching out to active agents within your market during this stressful time. For more info visit their website here.
This is a fantastic program that manages offers right from the MLS. Buyers’ agents pull up the listing in the MLS, hit the submit offer button – and the offer is submitted electronically. All offers are collected on the platform and allow the listing agent to present the offers in an organized fashion to sellers over the phone instead of the kitchen table. Reach out to Shauna Drumm by email or visit their website.
Homesnap/Broker Public Portal
Agents and brokers need digital advertising and lead generation. Consumer traffic to Homesnap has remained very strong and leads are being generated by the minute. Homesnap also offers a wide range of digital marketing products for agents that are key to keeping brands strong right now. This pandemic may delay listings, showings, and closings, but it is vital for folks to fill their lead funnel to create a speedy return to business as usual – there are still many MLSs who have not elected to join the Broker Public Portal to deliver this extraordinary member benefit. This has never been more important. Please reach out to Eugene Gligor at email@example.com or visit the website to learn more.
Retechnology.com has helped agents leverage technology more effectively in their business for nearly a decade. Offer RE Technology as a member benefit to allow agents to get daily technology updates and access products, news, webinars, and the most comprehensive technology directory for prop-tech in the world. Contact Marilyn Wilson firstname.lastname@example.org