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From my point of view, being a leader is mainly about inspiring people to not only feel they have the tools to do their jobs, but to inspire them to think outside the box as if they own the company themselves. Finally, we’re able to demonstrate and show more about our companies through big data than ever before. But big data only becomes relevant (big) when you apply it to what means and matters to the people that work at your company —those doing the jobs necessary to keep not only the clients, but the people they work with moving forward and happy.
Like a baby with a pair of pliers, we often pick new things up and wave them around before we know what they actually are. This happens frequently with technology. We’ve all been amused by the middle-aged person talking about “the Facebook” or calling a spreadsheet “big data.” Be careful, you might put an eye out…
It seems like every time you turn around you’re required to add to your skillset in order to make the most of new tools and opportunities. This is a part of healthy professional growth, and doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Still it is smart, every now and then, to look ahead and identify some skills that will be essential on the road ahead.
Customer service is at the heart of every enterprise, and real estate is certainly no exception. As a matter of fact, in most cases well over half of our clients come from people that love doing business with us passing on referrals. The single biggest indicator for whether a customer will recommend your services is the quality of those services and the experience of working with you.
Generally speaking, tech startups are established by bright people (and I know a few of them) who identify a need and come up with innovative ways to fill it. They’re not usually started by MBAs with a firm grasp of the intricacies of running a business, but just a normal Jane with a great idea.
Collaboration is easier with technology - or is it? The CRE industry spends millions on CRM solutions,
You’ve probably seen reference to virtual reality equipment, like Oculus Rift. That’s the headset that actually tricks your brain into thinking you’re in a completely different environment. The visual is so convincing that you really experience being elsewhere. It’s certainly shifting the landscape for video games.
Virtual Reality (VR) is big news for real estate too. In many ways, virtual reality seems ideal for the CRE industry, and it’s beginning to make a big impact on the field, especially for marketing.
Before we get started … here’s why you won’t find the word “millennial” in this blog post.
People born between the early 1980’s and 2005 are now the largest demographic in the U.S. workforce. Generation Y continues to be placed under the microscope as the rest of us try to understand what makes the country’s largest generation tick. As this age group comes to dominate the workforce, their preferences and attitudes are being felt across the board, and it’s changing what a desirable workplace looks like.
It’s time to get over this grumpy old-guy-on-the-porch attitude towards “those millennials.” I, for one, plan to scrap the “M” word, with its negative associations, entirely. Let’s focus on the fresh perspective and unique gifts of this newly dominant generation, and get back to work.
The technology available for customer relationship management (CRM) has ballooned in the last decade. Today, few successful businesses are operating without some sort of technological framework that organizes and simplifies the many tasks that go into working with clients.