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See you at KW Mega Camp 2015!

It seems like summer is just starting to really heat up, especially in the next upcoming weeks. As for next week….

We’re so excited because we’re gearing up to go to KW’s Mega Camp in Austin! This conference looks awesome and the energy will be high. We’re escatic about the potential in meeting top-producing Realtors, expanding our network, and connecting with phenomenal keynote speakers.

We’ll be there all week from August 17th-21st at a booth in Convention Center. Feel free to come stop by we’ll love to meet you and see familiar faces. Give us a shout on Twitter and we’ll be following along with the hashtag #kwmc.

Here’s a breakdown of the details:

KW Mega Camp
Monday August 17th – Friday the 21st
Where: Austin, TX, Austin Convention Center | 500 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78701
What times Contactually will be around: 

  • Monday August 17, 2015 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM
  • Tuesday August 18, 2015 8:00 AM – 2:30 PM
  • Wednesday August 19, 2015 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Thursday August 20, 2015 7:30 AM – 5:30 PM
  • Friday August 21, 2015 7:30 AM – 1:30 PM

Hope to see you there!

The 3 Secrets of Top Performing Realtors

Have you encountered someone in your industry and been amazed at how good they are at their jobs? They always know the right people, they get the best referrals, and are mentioned in many industry news pieces.

In this case, there are over 2 million active real estate licenses and over 86,000 real estate brokerage firms operating in the United States. There are ones who are truly successful, so how do they become the top performers in space? What do they do? What are their secrets?

Take a look below where we’ve uncovered some of the secrets of top performing Realtors.

Here are the 3 Secrets of Top Performing Realtors:

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Five 5-Minute Tips on What to do After You Send a Follow-Up

You have read a ton of posts and articles on following up with leads. You have become a master of the follow-up…

After Follow Up Master

Now what?

Following up with your leads is a huge step towards sales success, but many people don’t know what to do after their initial message.

Getting a response or closing a sale are the best outcomes from a first follow-up email. Frequently, though, your follow-up email will be sent to the trash and deemed unworthy of a response. Properly engaging your leads gets them filtered into your sales cycle and potentially turns leads to a sale. With so many people telling you how to follow-up, you need to learn what to do when your follow-up works and when it fails, and next steps to consider.

5 Tips for What to do After You Send a Follow-Up

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Inside Contactually: Making “Thank You” a Habit

Our first and foremost core value is focus on the user. That’s mainly of course manifested in the product we sell and the always-be-helpful mantra of our customer-facing teams. But we know that we needed this a bit more baked into the DNA of the company than what we produce.

First Attempts

We’ve iterated with a whole lot of things. We’ve shown up to a user’s office with balloons and a big fake check. We’ve mailed out hundreds of sunglasses and stickers. We’ve sent mariachi bands, cupcakes, and who knows what else to offices. From time to time someone would walk around recording a short video for someone. We had a “Surprise and Delight” team that met to figure out what to do, with the budget to do it.

However, why didn’t that work? Well, it’s not like any of those efforts failed, but what we failed to do is to do it consistently.

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Contactually’s Content Libraries — Proven Methods and Tools, One Click Away

New Content Libraries give you everything you need to take advantage of Contactually’s most powerful features.

We designed Contactually to be simple — but some advanced features can take a little time and thought to set up properly. That’s why we’ve been working to make that process faster and easier, and help new users get a running start. The result? Our all-new Content Libraries, an underlying system throughout Contactually that lets you access and activate pre-made content and systems instantly.


We’ve scoured the world (or at least the Contactually user base) to find the best email templates, Buckets, Programs, and Pipelines, and put them at your disposal. With just a few clicks, you can add high quality, pre-made content directly to your account — no configuration, testing, or guessing required. read more…

5 Five Minute Tips on How to Write Follow-Up Emails Effectively

How many times have you gotten a drab email from someone “just checking in”? This bland attempt at a hook to get your response will frequently go to your trash in less time than it takes to write the email. Even though they made the attempt to follow-up with you and lead you on a nurture path, they completely failed.


Following up with your contacts is one of the most crucial nurture tactics you can use with your lead campaign. Your emails should prompt the lead to want to send a response. Writing an effective follow-up with your contacts can mean the difference between a lead going cold or developing a solid relationship with the prospect.

Here’s how to write effective follow-up emails to get a response:

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Personal Contact Management: How I Manage My Personal Contacts

You’ve heard the phrase, “nothing personal, it’s just business”. This is generally used in situations involving organized crime… and CRMs. However, Contactually’s different. Why? Because you can use Contactually to manage your personal and business contacts. I do it every day :)

As with many startup companies, personal and work life tend to blend. Being part of a startup allows you to work with some cool people. You probably spend a lot of time on work. You probably care about what you do. You’re probably attempt to be efficient with your time, budget, and schedule. So if you can use one software for two solutions — hooray! Listed below is how I do just that.

Here’s how I use Contactually for personal contact management and professional contact management:

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4 Tips for Nurturing Genuine Business Relationships

Today we have a post from our friends at Jotform. Harnessing the power of relationships and being able to nurture them to ensure long-term benefits is now essential in making the success of your business. Read on for the 4 aspects for nurturing genuine business relationships. 

We’ve all heard that it’s “not what you know, but who you know.” That has some truth to it, and that’s why it resonates. Who among us has not benefited from an opportunity that could be traced back to someone else?

From internships, to jobs, to new business opportunities, most of us have someone else to thank. Networking is important even if you are not in a role that necessarily requires it, like sales or entrepreneurship. Frankly, we all benefit from each other.

You never know what opportunities may arise in the future that would help you or your company if only you had known the right point of contact, or even someone who could point you in that direction. It’s a lost opportunity to have met someone, exchanged business cards, only to have not bothered to follow up with them. Soon you’ll find their business card, but won’t be able to put the name to a face, and it would be as if you’d have never met. You’ll probably never know what you missed out on.

Here’s 4 tips on nurturing those business relationships, and creating real connections instead of just another LinkedIn connection.

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