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The Best Networking Advice from 2016

The Best Networking Advice from 2016

Each year, we publish countless blog posts here on the Contactually blog full of advice, actionable tips and strategies for improving and implementing networking into your personal and professional life. By the end of the year, it’s easy to forget exactly what we wrote about back at the beginning of the year….but we do know there’s some great advice buried back there in January! That’s why we put together this handy roundup of all the best advice and tips we shared throughout the year that could be helpful for everyone from the folks looking to build up their network for the first time to seasoned pros who may need to get back in touch with contacts in their network that they haven’t spoken to in a while. No matter what your networking experience is, it never hurts to get a little refresher, right? And if you’re looking for a little more, head directly to the original article and soak it all in! Read on for the best networking advice of the year! Get to Know Your Network in 5 Minutes Utilize LinkedIn fully to get a better grasp on a potentially overwhelming amount of contacts in your network. It’s possible to better get to know exactly who you’re in touch with, simply by scrolling through your list of connections. Spend just 5 minutes a day on LinkedIn and you’ll very quickly find simple ways to not only get to know your network, but find more ways to keep in touch with them. Often, you’re prompted by the platform to congratulate your connections on new jobs or work anniversaries, giving...
Real Estate Statistics for 2017

Real Estate Statistics for 2017

Here we are yet again, at the end of the year and very ready for the new one! In following our annual tradition, we’ve put together the list of the some of the most important statistics to keep in mind for the Real Estate industry and things we think that real estate professionals should be aware of as they move into a brand new year. After what felt like a very turbulent 2016, we’re facing a new year with a new President here in the US and plenty of questions as to how the election may or may not affect the housing industry. But, we’ll let the numbers speak for themselves! Take the time to look over the stats and give them some thought. How can you use them to your advantage this year and how can you implement their implications into your strategy for the new year. As our CEO, Zvi, recently advised in his latest EPIC webinar, this year you ought to be focusing on setting better goals and strategies, rather than lofty resolutions that often get forgotten by March. How will you make the numbers work for you, this year? And the winning numbers are…. Ready to start strategizing? We’re breaking down the statistics we think will be the most relevant for the real estate industry in 2017 and what their implications could be for you and your business. Take some notes and then let us know how they could affect you this year. Top real estate stats for 2017: 1. Millennials will make up 33% of homebuyers in 2017. Tweet this stat. This stat is pretty impressive and should help...
The Power of the Personal Update

The Power of the Personal Update

The holidays are upon us, our inboxes are filled with promotions, sales and plenty of deals, deals, deals! And our physical mailboxes? Well those are filled too, and once you sift through the mailers and catalogues, you’ll probably find a few holiday cards or even the holiday letters. Yes, we all know them and yes, we may in fact be guilty of sending them in years past. While you may groan when you get the annual letter from that one ‘perfect’ family, you may also be heartened to get the letter from a friend or acquaintance you haven’t kept in touch with well over the year and see how well they’re doing. It’s an impetus to get in touch with them, check in on their profile on Facebook or even find some time to call them while they’re on your mind. And that, is the power of a personal update. We’re not advocating for you to start sending a year-end recap letter to all your clients and your business network, but we are going to make some strong arguments as to why you should implement some of the core ideas of the personal update into your marketing, at the end of the year…and all year round. Let’s get personal: The anatomy of the end of year letter First, let’s look at the actual structure of these holiday/end-of-year letters to get an idea of the different components that go into it. If we break it down, there are definitely a few important aspects of these letters that make them what they are and not only that, make them great for...
The Best Tweets from NAR Annual 2016

The Best Tweets from NAR Annual 2016

This year, Team Contactually headed to the National Association of Realtor’s annual conference in sunny Orlando, Florida. They spread the good word of Contactually, shared laughs with customers and new friends alike over playing the real life Bucket Game and even made a side trip to nearby Harry Potter World. It was overwhelmingly successful and the team back at Contactually HQ in DC was understandably jealous. Luckily, we were able to follow along the adventure on Twitter with #NARAnnual, which garnered thousands and thousands of tweets over the course of this year’s conference. Okay you’re right, we can’t possibly grab all the best of the best tweets that went out over the 4 day conference, but we’ve curated some of our favorites here. One of the most impressive aspects of the conference? The Gen Z panel that NAR put together to talk about how they view real estate and how they like to communicate. As the up-and-coming generation, having a better understanding of them will help to further inform future marketing and communications campaigns. And as always, social media was a major theme and top of mind for many of the panelists and Realtors in attendance. Tweets from #NARAnnual2016: Contactually’s picks of the top tweets: NAR members kicked off #narannual by teaming up on a forward-thinking @HabitatOrlando build. https://t.co/YHRo0Xk7ru pic.twitter.com/A09c6hYGRE — REALTOR® Magazine (@realtormag) November 7, 2016 53% of Gen Z would give up social media for a year if it allowed them to buy a home #narannual @sherrychris — Jessica Lautz (@JessicaLautz) November 6, 2016 A good #RealEstate agent? Puts themselves in clients shoes, must care, work to make...
Inspirational Women in Real Estate Tech

Inspirational Women in Real Estate Tech

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on the PieSync blog and can be found here.  Women are dominating Real Estate Technology like never before. Check out our picks of the most inspirational women in RETech: Barbara Corcoran Founder of The Corcoran Group in NYC, she’s the pioneer of internet marketing for the real estate industry. Corcoran is truly inspirational – she’s overcome “failure” to become one of the most successful people in the real estate industry.  She’s the pioneer of internet marketing for the real estate industry. Twitter: @BarbaraCorcoran Facebook: Barbara Corcoran Dianna Kokoszka Dianna Kokoszka draws on her extensive experience in real estate in order to build a 100-strong MAPS coach army, who deliver coaching programs tailor-made to help their clients build on the Keller Williams business models. In 2009, Dianna created the BOLD (Business Objective: Life by Design) program, which transformed the career trajectories for thousands of real estate professionals. Twitter: @dianna_kokoszka Facebook: Dianna Kokoszka Read on for 6 more inspirational women! Amy Chorew We all know her, we all respect the awesome work she does as Vice President of Platform Development for franchisor Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC. Chorew leads the brand’s training platform and blazes new trails by expanding the innovative network of agent’s tools the network offers. With more than 30 years of real estate experience under her belt, Chorew shares her extensive knowledge through speaking appearance across the globe. Twitter: @amychorew Facebook: amychorew LinkedIn: Click here Katie Lance Social media guru Katie Lance, fromKatie Lance Consulting, has provided social media consulting to real estate agents across the country. Lance is a keynote speaker, and regularly...