How to head into every conversation with more intel (without doing research)

Building relationships is the lifeblood of a broker. You need to know exactly who your prospects are, and more importantly, what to say to get them interested and listening to what you have to say.

To capture someone’s attention, you need to be interesting, relevant, and timely. Whether you’re following up with an old client or making a new connection, you need to offer them information of value to them, and convince them you’re an expert on your market.

We’ve grouped popular conversation starters into categories before, and now we’ve brought them into our product. Take a look now or read on for more info.

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[Inside Apto] How we built Apto Maps

Here in Apto’s engineering department, we’re completely focused on creating a product that helps brokers manage their workflows in more efficient ways.

When working with property data, for example, it’s valuable to be able to visualize the relationships of where properties are on a map. So we built Apto Maps.

Here, we’ll give you a peek behind the curtain so you can see how we created this tool and how it can help brokers be more efficient.

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[Video] Take a look at Apto Deals

You’re in the commercial real estate business to close deals and make money. Do you have a process to manage it all so nothing falls between the cracks?

Apto Deals helps you track, manage, and execute your deals from start to finish with a simple interface and intuitive workflow that drives every deal forward. In one dashboard, you can see where every deal is at every stage, from prospect to negotiations to close.

Watch the video to learn more, or go ahead and get a full demo.

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Introducing Apto Deals: Perfect clarity and workflow for every single deal

There are plenty of cringeworthy stories out there about brokers who lost a deal, maybe even because of that one little detail that slipped through the cracks. It's never fun to lose, and it's why brokers need better tools to manage it all. Yes, sometimes things just fall through, but there are definitely ways to get better at tracking, managing, and executing deals.

Apto Deals is our latest feature set designed to help brokers track, manage, and execute deals from start to finish with a simple interface and intuitive workflow that drives everything forward.

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Product review: How Apto Maps helps CRE brokers visualize their market

This product review by Franco Faraudo appeared in Propmodo. Read an excerpt below. 

Apto Maps helps commercial real estate brokers prospect and win deals by providing visual, interactive tools to analyze a market. It’s a new feature in the Apto suite of cloud-based CRM tools built on the Salesforce.com platform.

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[Inside Apto] How we built our integrations and created a seamless product experience

Here in the engineering department at Apto, our goal is to build tools brokers love.

To do that, we also need to give our customers easy access to a number of technology integrations. We want each process and task to be simple—we’re not here to build a new email system after all—so Apto has to work seamlessly with many of the tools that brokers already use in their day-to-day routines.

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[Inside Apto] Why we host hackathons every quarter

"Hackathons are so valuable because they are a time when we're able to think past the next day or week and just build without constraints. Taking this time to think differently pays off with new ideas.”

- Pedram Keyani, Director of Engineering at Facebook

If you’re at all familiar with the tech world, you might have heard about hackathons. A hackathon is defined as “an event, typically lasting several days, in which a large number of people meet to engage in collaborative computer programming.” I’ll note that while it started with computer engineers, it can also be more than that.

The goal is to refresh team creativity, take a break from day-to-day tasks and habits, and refocus on the bigger mission of the organization. At Apto, that means building tools brokers love.

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A visual to show you our latest visual tool―Apto Maps

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a map is worth a thousand spreadsheets. 

That’s why we created Apto Maps. This new tool within Prospect & Nurture helps you prospect and win deals by giving you visual, interactive tools to analyze your market. You’ll be able to turn location-driven observations into action with smarter call lists and deeper insights.

Take a look, then request a demo to get a more detailed introduction.

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Q&A: The do’s and don’ts of technology adoption, according to our senior project manager

broker-data-relationships-320x216.jpgMaggie Ham is a senior project manager at Apto. She has helped brokerages of all different sizes find success with our technology. We sat down with her to learn what makes an Apto customer successful, and what practices can ultimately sabotage a technology roll-out.

Maggie focuses on CRM, and it’s important to note that this needs to be set up right to take advantage of our prospecting and mapping tools. It’s your data, and it needs to be organized so you’ll take action on it! Here’s how to get set up for success.

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A note from our CEO: Why I know Apto will win—and brokers will, too

It took just one meeting with Tanner McGraw, founder of Apto, for me to know that this company had a tiger by the tail. And I wanted to be a part of it.

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