Ankur Patel, Author at The Contactually Blog | For Relationship-Based Businesses
Contactually’s Brand New Android Application

Contactually’s Brand New Android Application

Remember when Apple came out with the original iMac in ’98? Desktop computers were all the rage with their rounded edges and brightly colored backs. A laptop? Too heavy to carry around! A smartphone? Not even a word in most people’s vocabulary. Now we can’t imagine a life without our phones in our pockets and available at all times. We’ve recognized not only how important mobile is in your daily lives, but also to the core of your business. We’re introducing a completely redesigned Android application, rebuilt from the ground up to ensure that the powerful experience you’ve become used to with Contactually can extend well beyond your computer – right to your pocket. Stability and performance on par with the best Today’s fast-paced world has no time for technical downfalls or setbacks. When you’re counting on your apps to maintain and track every detail of your business, you can’t afford to lose precious minutes due to system downtime. To ensure stability and performance, we’ve utilized React Native, the same technology employed by the likes of Instagram and Facebook to support their tens of millions of users. Not only does React Native maintain the stability and performance you’ve come to expect with Contactually, but it will also allow us to grow and support our customers at faster rates going forward. Easily interact in ways that come naturally The most heated debate in the mobile world is between iOS and Android, but there really isn’t a clear winner. The key takeaway is that they’re both unique in their own way. Contactually’s Android 3.0 is built for true Android users, allowing them...
Contactually has partnered with dotloop to streamline the transition from lead to close

Contactually has partnered with dotloop to streamline the transition from lead to close

The power of Contactually is that it helps you build personal, authentic relationships with those that matter most to you and your real estate business. But what happens when you’re closing a home or big deal? You’ve nurtured your clients to help find their dream homes. Then comes arguably the most stressful time for both clients and agents — the transaction. We’ve partnered with DotLoop to ensure that the transition from lead to close is seamless for everyone involved. Watch the video! “Users of Contactually and dotloop will benefit immensely from this collaboration” – Austin Allison, Founder and General Manager, dotloop Your clients expect more The rapport and trust you’ve built with your clients during the home search shouldn’t fall short at the close. Easily integrate Contactually with dotloop to use the only tool that takes all of the transaction paperwork online, and delight your clients with a sleek and smooth experience. Streamline the transition from nurture to close If you’re working your clients in the Contactually Pipeline and the time is right, push the Deal over to dotloop with a few simple clicks. Automatically create a space in dotloop to work through all of the important transaction details. Your clients can relax knowing they’re well on their way to owning their dream home. Trusted industry-wide We’re working with only the best to develop a real estate CRM that drives growth for your business. Dotloop is used for 35% of all real estate transactions nationwide , promising the same stability and performance you’ve come to expect from Contactually. Keep a lookout for more updates It’s still early in 2017 and we have a...
Contactually’s New Feature Recap — Introducing easier ways to engage, and more!

Contactually’s New Feature Recap — Introducing easier ways to engage, and more!

We’re halfway through Q2 of 2017, and we’re excited to continue covering more ground. Our latest announcement? We’re introducing notable improvements to make you even more efficient while using Contactually. Ever get stuck digging for information on your contact? You’re ready to send a Follow-Up, but you’ve got to search a little further to make sure you’re on track with previous conversations. Now with the introduction of the Universal Contact Sidebar (UCS), you’re able to quickly skim the information you need, right there in the Follow-Up window! The UCS is a visual tool that gives you a brief overview of the important details surrounding your relationship. When sending a Follow-Up or composing a ScaleMail, you can now view your activity and recent communication history, locate important contact information, and pinpoint which Bucket(s) the contact is in. Easily surface all relevant information for each contact so that when you’re drafting your message, you can ensure it’s personal to the recipient and in line with your last communication. You’ve crafted the perfect message– now what? You’re ready to add value and continue the conversation. Before you hit send, opt in to our brand new Email Open Notifications feature. Identify exactly when the recipient opens your email, and leverage that opportunity to connect in the moment. Receive a notification on your desktop or iOS as soon as your message is read. (Android users, don’t worry — we’re building this for you in a brand-new mobile app. Click here if you’d like to join the beta.) Imagine how powerful your follow-up will be! Make a quick phone call to a hot lead you know is...
Introducing Team Tools — Drive your team’s success

Introducing Team Tools — Drive your team’s success

Optimize the way you manage Even the best real estate teams run into growing pains. When working with other agents, it becomes more difficult to coordinate as a single unit. Miscommunications and a lack of transparency create a disjointed process that affects everyone from team members to their valuable clients and prospects. Streamline your workload and close more revenue Contactually’s new team tools are designed to help minimize the admin work and maximize closings. Admins and team leads can finally manage their teams without getting in their agents’ way. Automatically distribute valuable leads across the team, then track conversions from start to finish without having to constantly ask your agents for updates. Ensure everyone on the team is following up with and nurturing their leads. Gain insight into areas for improvement and increase overall close rates. ”With the addition of Contactually, agent productivity has increased 40%.” – David Conderman Learn more about Contactually for teams… The tools for greater success Increase the follow through by routing leads. Gone are the days of throwing money at Zillow leads only to later discover that no one followed up with them. Now, you can simply route new leads to agents round-robin or set up a manual distribution method to ensure leads are assigned so they can be nurtured to close. Empower agents by assigning specific tasks and delegating responsibilities. Ensure that time-sensitive items are prioritized and communication is consistent. Have a high-value lead? Assign it to your top performer and keep track of progress until their transaction is closed. Share winning content and drive more business Create, manage and share the content...
In case you missed it — Contactually’s new feature recap

In case you missed it — Contactually’s new feature recap

You may have been busy with family and friends. You could be last minute holiday shopping. Maybe you’re getting ready to close out 2016. Whatever the reason, if you missed the updates coming out of Contactually — here’s your chance to catch up. Everything you need to know so you can fully leverage Contactually’s new features to help you achieve all of your 2017 goals. Handwritten Cards We all know communication is key. But when you’re competing for time against a barrage of digital messages and full inboxes, how do you ensure your message stands out? Introducing Contactually’s newest way to connect with your relationships — sending cards. Finally, a way to make your contacts feel special, without the time and hassle. Send a beautiful handwritten card to your recipient with a few simple clicks. It’s not too late to get your cards in for the holidays. Be sure to send a handwritten card through Contactually by December 17th if you want it to arrive on time. Email Template Analytics Email templates make it easier to personalize your message in less time. Use them to combat writer’s block, and compose the perfect message catered for the right moment. Imagine knowing exactly which of your templates perform the best. With email template analytics, discover what’s working and what isn’t and start sending better emails to your network. Have a Program you’re piecing together for your automated marketing campaign? Now you’ll know exactly which template to use to make the largest impact. ScaleMail Tracking ScaleMail is one of Contactually’s most powerful features. But admittedly, it lacked one key piece…tracking. You take...