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Washington DC’s Top Real Estate Agents Using Contactually

Washington DC’s Top Real Estate Agents Using Contactually

Today, Washingtonian Magazine released the District of Columbian, Maryland, and Virginia [DMV] region’s Top Agents for 2017! We would like to personally congratulate some of these awesome agents this year who use Contactually! Here’s a little bit about each one: Check out this year’s Top Agents Who Use Contactually… 59 of the DC Area’s finest agents: Adam Isaacson, Ai Realty Group A DC native, Adam was the 2016 Best of Washingtonian Magazine Winner out of 30,000 realtors in the Washington Metropolitan Area. Prior to his real estate career, he founded a school textbook supply company. Additionally, he was #1 producing realtor out of 175 realtors in the Keller Williams Bethesda office.   Allison Goodhart DuShuttle, Goodhart Group Born and raised in Alexandria, Virginia, Allison runs a family realty business with her mother, Sue Goodhart. Recognized in 2015’s Realtor Magazine as one of the “30 Under 30,” she has spoken as a real estate advisor at many real estate conferences as well as on CNN, Good Morning Washington and Let’s Talk Live. Andres Serafini, Washington Group A native Bethesda, Maryland resident, Andres prides himself as a prime realtor for domestic and international clients. He currently serves as the Vice Chair for the Greater Capital Area Association of Realtors (GCAAR) Public Policy legislative committee. Andrew Nelson, Trent & Company Group Born in the heart of Washington, DC, Andrew spent a lot of his childhood living abroad, including countries like Italy and Germany, as well as in the Middle East. A George Washington University alum, he started his real estate career at TTR Sotheby’s International Realty. Andy Peers, Individual Agent Having lived all...
Content is the Key: Content Distribution and You

Content is the Key: Content Distribution and You

To some, content may be king but to marketers, content is simply a way of life. It has the ability to set you apart from other companies, mark you as an industry expert, and create new business opportunities. With approximately 88% of marketers incorporating content marketing in their overall strategy, it’s evident that content is taking over, and can no longer be ignored – which is why we’ve created a new blog series around it! From how-to’s to infographics, we’re expanding upon what content is, all that it does, and how it can help your business grow. Ready to become a content expert? Check out Content 101 and then read below to see the first post in our series, Content is the Key: Why is Content Distribution Important Anyway? Although content itself is incredibly important, it’s only about half the battle. You can create content of the highest quality, but if it isn’t properly distributed, it’s nearly useless. The truth is that your targeted audience isn’t likely to just stumble upon your content and become a loyal follower and, unless it’s on the first page of your Google search results, they probably will never hear about you. In fact, less than 10% of people go past the first page, which means that you can’t rely on search engines to drive your traffic. And although there are plenty of other distribution methods, each moment, there are approximately…. 1400 new blog posts 216,000 new Instagram posts, 72 hours of new video on Youtube 277,000 new Tweets … which means that if you do not have a strategy to actively try to put...
Real Estate Statistics to Help You Determine Where You Stand

Real Estate Statistics to Help You Determine Where You Stand

Question: What percent of real estate agents have a Facebook for professional use? Answer: 80%. What’s the big deal that 80% of agents have Facebook for professional use? It seems like a relatively trivial number to pay attention to, but we can guarantee that it isn’t. Stats like this are important to note because they help agents understand what their colleagues are doing to stay successful and top of mind. We’ve compiled a comprehensive list of real estate statistics and facts that can serve as a benchmark to help you determine where you stand and the progress that you’ve made compared to other real estate agents. Whether you’re new or have been in the business for a while, fast-changing technology, emerging social media platforms, and new real estate tools make it nearly impossible to keep up. This post highlights popular technology, strategies, software, and more that agents are taking advantage of to stay ahead. Read on for more real estate statistics and facts to help determine where you stand! Real Estate Basics: The typical agent had 12 transactions in 2016. This is a great benchmark for agents to observe when determining their progress. With this knowledge, you can determine if you are “on par” with other agents or if you should reevaluate your goals. There are 394,400 active employed agents. Of these active employed agents, 59% are licensed sales agents, 25% licensed brokers, and 17% licensed broker associates. 49% of agents work 40 hours a week or more, while 22% work less than 30 hours a week. Being a real estate agent is no easy task – which explains why almost half of...
The Best Real Estate Agent Tools

The Best Real Estate Agent Tools

Being a real estate agent is challenging, and it’s especially hard when you aren’t aware of the tools that can help you. Trust us – there’s a ton out there that can help if you know where to look.   As time goes on, more apps are created, websites are updated, and other tools are developed, so it’s important to keep up with the latest and greatest. We’ve compiled a list of the best real estate tools from mobile apps to CRM services to help you do your job even better. Read ahead to start adding to your real estate tech toolbox and become the best equipped agent you can be. Arm yourself with the best real estate agent tools: CRM Tools: As a real estate agent, one of the most important tools to have is a customer relationship management (CRM) tool. They help you follow up with your customer base with the appropriate message at the optimal times and ensure that you stay top of mind. Here are a few suggestions: Contactually: (yes, it’s us!)   Easy-to-use and affordable, Contactually is a virtual assistant for your email. With a little help from your inbox, it helps you to determine opportunities within your contact list. It provides reminders of when to reach out to people you haven’t spoken to in a while and email templates for easy and quick communication. Contactually offers plans starting at $39/month. Follow Up Boss: Like Contactually, Follow Up Boss helps you manage your leads accordingly so that you can follow-up with them. In addition to email, it allows agents to integrate text messaging and...
Three Must-Have Features for a Real Estate Agent CRM

Three Must-Have Features for a Real Estate Agent CRM

Real estate agents who use a CRM are 26.2% more productive than agents who don’t use one. The solution: get a CRM, right? Wrong. Or to be less black and white about it, you’re only halfway to the answer. More specifically, you’ll need a) a CRM with features designed with real estate agents in mind, and b) a CRM that your employees will actually use. A CRM that doesn’t really meet your needs is a cost. On the other hand, a CRM that optimizes your working practices, improves efficiency and helps your agents close more deals is an investment. If you’re smart about the CRM features you look for, your software can have a significant impact on your bottom line. Below are three features that can help you make that leap. Read on for what real estate agents need from their CRM: 1. An easy-to-use mobile app Salespeople are generally quite a mobile bunch, but none more so than real estate agents. Due to the nature of the product your agents have to sell (big and hopefully rooted to the ground), the ability to do business on the go is important. Those dealing in real estate often spend all day out of the office, so mobile CRM functionality is absolutely essential for estate agents. Sales reps need access to client data at their fingertips to maximize their chances of closing a sale or turning a top-of-funnel prospect into a concrete lead. They also need a way of updating CRM data remotely post-meeting. Expecting them to do it when they’re back in the office is a disaster waiting to happen – the...
70 Top Real Estate Agents Using Contactually

70 Top Real Estate Agents Using Contactually

These successful agents use our real estate CRM to grow their businesses. Contactually evaluated the most recent rankings of 2016 (“The Thousand”)* and highlighted over 60 top-ranked real estate agents using Contactually. According to REAL Trends, those on the list are “recognized as the top one half of one percent of more than 1.1 million licensed Realtors® nationwide.” The agents below believe in the importance of building and maintaining strong and lasting relationships with their clients, and they are using technologies like ours to help them grow their businesses. *In partnership with The Wall Street Journal, real estate industry resource REAL Trends has released rankings of top individuals and teams every year in a list called The Thousand. For the past 11 years, firms submit applications to represent the most qualified candidates, and REAL Trends ranks sales professionals in categories of average price, sales volume and transaction sides. 70 Top Real Estate Agents Using Contactually: Average Sale Price #5   Karen Kemp Average Sale Price $30.72M The Corcoran Group/NRT New York, NY @corcorangroup With over 20 years of experience in the real estate industry, Karen has built a reputation of paving the way for up-and-coming neighborhoods in New York City. She was involved with the successful revamping of commercial properties into artist lofts in areas including Williamsburg, DUMBO in Brooklyn and Harlem. Karen’s network of domestic and international investors has made her one of the top real estate agents in the market. #17 Debbie Loeffler Average Sale Price $14.38M The Corcoran Group/NRT Bridgehampton, NY @corcorangroup Before settling down as a real estate professional in the Hamptons, Debbie lived in...