This Month in Commercial Real Estate Technology

This month in commercial real estate technology, we saw a revamp of Twitter's "Cards", Microsoft's 88 Acres, a cool new organizational tool for CRE professionals called Bizzio, Walk Score and more! If we are missing some stellar CRE tech for April, let us know!

Topics: Industry News

Commercial Real Estate CRM Integrations | Data Loaders

The first step to making your Commercial Real Estate Brokerage Business more efficient is to adopt a solid CRM (hint hint). The second step is to take advantage of the integrable technologies that can get you there faster.  These are a few suggestions for data loading technologies available through the AppExchange.

Informatica

Informatica is a free Cloud data loader for Apto that allows users to import and export files between databases. There is no hardware required with Informatica’s easy-to-use integration interface. With Informatica your sales team spends less time importing and exporting data and more time fostering new sales leads. Informatica provides a real-time bidirectional link to and from your Apto account keeping the data you use up-to-date giving you and your team the ability to reach out and close leads faster.

Informatica won Salesforce’s Customer Choice Award for the last 5 years.

Topics: Best Practices Efficiency

Commercial Real Estate CRM Integrations | Mobile Technologies

The first step to making your Commercial Real Estate Brokerage Business more efficient is to adopt a solid CRM (hint hint). The second step is to take advantage of the integrable technologies that can get you there faster.  These are a few suggestions for mobile technologies available through the AppExchange.

Logger

Logger is a product of Salesforce Labs.  With Logger you are able to log tasks, calls, emails, and activities, quickly take notes, and access your contact, account, lead and opportunities' records, from your Android or Apple device.  Meeting a contact? Simply map the meeting place with Logger. Additionally, utilize Chatter to keep your team up-to-date.  Logger is a free app an available to Apto users.

Salesforce Touch

Topics: Best Practices Efficiency

Commercial Real Estate CRM Integrations | Assisted Dialing

The first step to making your Commercial Real Estate Brokerage Business more efficient is to adopt a solid CRM (hint hint). The second step is to take advantage of the integrable technologies that can get you there faster.  These are a few suggestions for assisted dialing technologies available through the AppExchange.

PowerDialer

Considered the #1 CTI dialer for Salesforce, PowerDialer allows users to call, track, and increase visibility.  PowerDialer enables your sales team to quickly and efficiently dial hundreds of contacts at one time.  Create or generate a list of leads/contacts and dial.  You then have the ability to leave a voicemail, schedule an email, or send a fax.  

Topics: Best Practices Efficiency

The Death of the Google Reader and Your Commercial Real Estate News

Yup.  The faithful Google Reader that we have relied on to track our favorite news outlets and follow our favorite Commercial Real Estate bloggers and news vendors everyday will soon be eradicated.  Starting July 1st 2013 you will have to find a new resource to get your news fix.

It may be a hard transition for some, maybe easier for others, and just completely frustrating for the rest.  To help in the transition we have compiled a list of some of the best places you should start looking to for your daily commercial real estate news.

1.       Feedly

Topics: Industry News

The Best of Commercial Real Estate Data Source Services

There are a ton of technology vendors for commercial real estate needs, so finding the best may seem like a daunting task. 

Here are some top-notch commercial real estate data source services that you should look into.

Reis Reports

Touted as the most reliable source for real estate data, Reis Reports provides users with market and submarket analysis along with rent, sales, new construction comparables, and access to rent and vacancy data.  Reis reports are useful for anyone throughout the industry regardless of position.  For instance appraisers can determine investment potential of a property while property managers are able to benchmark their properties against peers.

Moreover, retailers are better able to hold a strong negotiation stance with comprehensive rent comp data, while brokers are able to sell more properties with available market data and comparables.

Topics: Industry News

The Best of Commercial Real Estate | Demographic Services

Vendors for Commercial Real Estate needs,can be vast, but finding the best may be a little more difficult.  Here are some top notch commercial real estate demographic service providers, that you should look into.

MapInfo 

With MapInfo, Commercial Real Estate professionals are able to better maintain a clean database filled only with the clients’ most up-to-date addresses, and related data information; additionally, with the use of geodemographic segmentation, users are able to easily create profiles to compare and analyze client lifestyles and purchase behaviors.

 

Topics: Industry News

Commercial Real Estate CRM Integrations | Content Storage

The first step to making your Commercial Real Estate Brokerage Business more efficient is to adopt a solid CRM (hint hint). The second step is to take advantage of the integrable technologies that can get you there faster.  These are a few suggestions for data cleansing technologies available through the AppExchange.

File It – Dropbox for Salesforce

Organize, add, view, and share you and your team’s files directly within your Salesforce account, with Dropbox.  Dropbox allows for seamless document storage and management while automatically organizing your files.

Topics: Best Practices Efficiency

Commercial Real Estate CRM Integrations | Sales Intelligence

The first step to making your Commercial Real Estate Brokerage Business more efficient is to adopt a solid CRM (hint hint). The second step is to take advantage of the integrable technologies that can get you there faster.  These are a few suggestions for data cleansing technologies available through the AppExchange.  

LinkedIn  

LinkedIn has proven itself to be a dominant force in the social media circle especially among professionals.  LinkedIn for Salesforce allows for an even further reach of the networks fostered in LinkedIn to the Salesforce platform.  View account and opportunities’ LinkedIn profiles from within your Salesforce account; quickly identify and contact key people.

Expand your network by exploring your colleagues’ connections, receive alerts when contacts LinkedIn information changes, easily locate and communicate with people outside of your network, and more.

Topics: Best Practices Efficiency