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Introducing Apto Deals: The Simple and Intuitive Interface to Drive Every Deal Forward

By The Apto Team on Jun 23, 2020

As a commercial real estate broker, you're balancing a lot on a daily basis. There are a ton of to-do's and important documents to keep track of, and letting any detail slip through the cracks could be a costly mistake. As costly as missing out on a six-figure commission. Having a way to track every deal at every stage and all related activities—all in one place—would alleviate a lot of stress and manual effort.

And that's exactly why we created Apto Deals.

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Best Practices for Commercial Real Estate Experts: Contact Management Mistakes to Avoid So You Don't Lose Deals

By Elizabeth Mixon on Apr 14, 2020

Person Using a macbook air-1Does your contact management system save you time with easy organizational tools and predictive insights? Or, does it take as much time to find the person you’re looking for as it does to actually call them when prospecting?

If you don’t manage your contacts efficiently, you’re wasting valuable time going through your client info, instead of spending that time closing deals. While you’re shuffling through your rolodex or Excel spreadsheet, your competitors are winning business from the same contacts you’re trying to find. 

If you want to be (or continue to be) a top broker, you need to manage your contacts like an expert. Wondering what contact management pitfalls could be costing you deals? Read on to find out 3 beginner mistakes, and what to do instead. 

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Best Practices for Commercial Real Estate Experts: How to Save Time Researching and Organizing Your Data (While Getting the Most Out of It)

By Elizabeth Mixon on Mar 31, 2020

dennis-kummer-52gEprMkp7M-unsplashAre you an expert in managing your data with the latest and greatest tools? Or, are you a beginner who relies on Google for your data? Researching, updating, and organizing your data is crucial to being a successful broker. Without the most up-to-date data, you could lose lucrative deals. And, you might not even know you’re missing out. 

Whether you’ve been in commercial real estate for four decades or four months, you could be a beginner when it comes to managing your data. Beginners have data. Experts have insights from their data, allowing them to put their data to work to get more deals. 

Wondering how to know if you’re a beginner or expert? Or, how to become an expert if you’re not there yet? Read on to learn more about the four levels of data management–and how to move up the scale. 

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Best Practices for Commercial Real Estate Experts: How to cut your prospecting time in half (and get more clients) with CRE tech

By Elizabeth Mixon on Mar 3, 2020

elijah-o-donnell-t8T_yUgCKSM-unsplashDo you dread prospecting because it takes up so much of your time (which you could be spending on more lucrative activities)? To prospect effectively, you need as much information as possible to gain insights into prospects and what they need. But, researching this information can take hours. And, you might save the details in one place but be unable to find them next time you need them.

Do you find yourself pushing off prospecting and not doing it daily? While focusing more on the deals you have now can seem like a better way to maximize your earnings, prospecting every day ensures that you have deals in your pipeline next month (and next year).

So, how do you balance needing to prospect with never having enough time (and not wanting to waste it with prospecting)? You start prospecting more efficiently – so you spend less time generating more leads. Wondering how? Read on to learn how CRE tech can help you reduce your prospecting time and simultaneously increase the results you see from prospecting.

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5 quick ways you can boost your reputation (and win more deals) with CRE technology

By Elizabeth Mixon on Feb 11, 2020

Are you looking to be the top broker in your area? Or, do you want to stay on top? 

andrew-neel-cckf4TsHAuw-unsplashWhile your competitors are putting data to work, prospecting more effectively, and winning more deals with a variety of CRE tech tools – what are you doing? While your competitors are gaining a reputation for being tech-savvy, responsive, and fast-moving – are you gaining a negative reputation for not keeping up?

If you don’t use CRE tech, you’ll be left behind by your competitors with superior tech tools. And, your reputation will suffer. But, adopting CRE tech now will help give you the advantage and bolster your reputation.

Wondering how? Read on for 5 quick ways to boost your reputation with CRE tech – and win more deals. 

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The Top 10 Apto Blog Posts of 2019

By The Apto Team on Dec 12, 2019

roan-lavery-avEzEqOiJt0-unsplashWith the holidays and end of the year fast approaching, you're probably preoccupied with closing out deals, buying gifts for family and friends, and planning for next year. But, if you do have some time off at the end of the month, we hope you can relax and recharge.

If you'd like to use some of that time to brush up on best practices for success in the new year, check out our countdown below of the ten most-read Apto blog posts this year. A big thank you to all of you for being loyal subscribers, and we look forward to another year of sharing knowledge and experiences to make you the best broker you can be!

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Year in review: 2019 Apto product roundup

By The Apto Team on Nov 21, 2019

2019 has been an innovative year here at Apto. Commercial real estate brokers shared some of the biggest frustrations they face on a daily basis in their business, like tedious tasks that waste time and energy. We listened to that feedback and figured out new ways to make a broker's life easier. 

From interactive property websites to commercial property data built right into your CRM, we've worked hard to make Apto the one-stop shop for all things commercial real estate. Since you never have to leave one system, you can now work smarter, not harder. 

Having a hard time keeping up with all of the exciting new releases? Read the recap below! Click each image for more information on each product.

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8 commercial real estate conferences to attend in 2020

By The Apto Team on Nov 14, 2019

francesco-ungaro-sa-4vtGmIzQ-unsplashBrokers know that prospecting, nurturing relationships, and networking are crucial for success in commercial real estate. One of the best (and most fun!) ways to network with a lot of people in a short amount of time is by attending industry events and conferences.

Conferences provide an opportunity to meet with people you might not otherwise meet in your local market. Beyond that, they often feature highly regarded industry speakers and continuing education sessions that keep you up to date on the latest trends and boost your industry knowledge. While there are many conferences to choose from, here are the top 8 that we think brokers should check out in 2020.

Need a better way to track who you meet at events? Request a demo of Apto.

Topics: Industry News
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How 4 different brokers can use Apto Data to work more efficiently

By The Apto Team on Nov 7, 2019

nasa-1lfI7wkGWZ4-unsplashYou've probably heard by now that we recently launched Apto Data, which gives you 30 of the most commonly used property data points from national tax, deed, and mortgage data, built right into our CRM. But what you might not know is how our latest offering can support you and your business specifically.

We've compiled a list of use cases to showcase how Apto Data can provide value to specific types of brokers. We've also collected some feedback from early adopters who are already seeing ROI from the product.

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Meet Apto Data: Property data built right into your CRM

By Josh Haas on Oct 29, 2019

We live in a world of data. In the arena of commercial real estate, this has never been more true. At Apto, we know our customers spend a ton of time sourcing property data. They might be pounding the pavement, mining old deals, or purchasing data from a number of sources.

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