As a Keller Williams broker and trainer I have found a need for some quick tips and tricks to help associates run their business more efficiently and smoother. I have been a Keller Williams agent since 1998 and a broker since 2004 and I believe this gives me a unique view of the real estate side of our tools. It’s not just about having the technology, you need to know how to use it!
Agents let technology be a crutch sometimes and use it as an excuse to play victim and not do what they need to do to grow their real estate business. I’m not here to distract you, but to empower you with small tips and tricks that you can use on an daily basis to make more sales happen and get more listings!
Let’s start with the absolute basics: Take baby steps. If you are not very experienced in technology, don’t try to become a “techy” over night! This is a marathon, not a sprint. Take for example, I have an agent that I have been coaching for almost a year. When he first came to me, he barely knew how to turn on his computer and certainly not have an iPad, iPhone or feel knowledgable in technology. By the way, this has nothing to do with age if you were thinking that. After small weekly sessions, he is now very technology confident and even helping others!
Focus on learning 1 piece at a time. You don’t lose 50 pounds over night (without surgical help) and so don’t sit at a computer for 10 hours strait and expect to know it all. Because I’m a Keller Williams agent, this blog is going to be focused mostly toward Keller Williams tools. If you start reading and discover that you want more information about Keller Williams, I would be happy to share. You can also find me on the web at www.SearchTulsaHouses.com, firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone or text at 918-951-9020. If you have ideas or subjects that you would like me to write about, please let me know!
love it!, how is the best way to use the ipad when searching the MLS? And do you recommend any other tablets that would work with our real estate business? IE: surface with windows RT?
The full version of MLS’s using Fusion, is the Fusion App. It is free and looks just like it does on the computer. You will have to get used to a little delay in the posting and when you want to use the keyboard, there is a button at the bottom right that you click to bring it up. For GTAR, they also offer a “mobile” version of m.tulsarealtors.com where you log in and see a “limited” version of MLS. It does give you the showing instructions and broker information, which is what you need when you are out.
As for your next question, I have not tried any of the other tablets outside the iPad. I’m sure some others will work for some things. To use MLS, you will want to check to see if they have a Fusion App so you can access MLS. You might be able to access some from other browsers, I just have not played with other tablets. I do know that there is an app for everything on an iPad.
I called Carolyn out of the blue after finding her blog in a Google search. I also work with KW in St Petersburg Florida and had a problem with getting logged in to a site. I saw that Carolyn was a tech teacher with KW. Carolyn happily took my call. She was helpful, patient, and a lot of fun to work with. I highly recommend Carolyn. Bunni Longwell Keller Williams Realty St Pete
Thanks Bunni, it was nice to meet you. Next time I’m in your area, I will let you know!