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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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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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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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4 more podcasts commercial real estate professionals should be listening to

By Natalie Perkins on Sep 12, 2019

alireza-attari-SBIak0pKUIE-unsplash-1Last year we published 6 commercial real estate podcasts you should be following. While these are still great ones to give a listen, we’ve rounded up four more that we think commercial real estate professionals would benefit from. 

From interviews with commercial real estate brokers and tech executives on the state of the industry, to best practices for CRE investing, to useful and unique sales tactics, we hope there’s something on this list for everyone.

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Apto Named to 2019 Inc. 5000 List of Fastest Growing Companies in U.S.

By Cary Brazeman on Aug 15, 2019

Inc-5000-List-2019DENVER (August 14, 2019)  Apto, the industry-standard CRM and deal management software for commercial real estate brokers, is one of the fastest-growing companies in the U.S., according to Inc. magazine.

The 2019 Inc. 5000, now accessible online, ranks Apto #2,019 in the nation based on three-year revenue growth of 199%. This is the fourth year in a row Apto has qualified for the Inc. rankings.

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The 7 best Apto blogs of 2019 (so far)

By The Apto Team on Aug 8, 2019

2photo-pots-X1RQ3b6ZhUs-unsplash-1It’s hard to believe it’s already August. That means we’ve posted over seven months’ worth of best practices, product updates, and industry news to our commercial real estate blog so far this year. And, if we do say so ourselves, there are some really good articles we think you’d get value out of.

Since that’s a lot of content to sift through, we’ve rounded up the seven best Apto blog posts of 2019 that are worth a read.

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10 commercial real estate video games you must play this summer

By The Apto Team on Aug 1, 2019

sebastiaan-stam-5hBREM-5mnQ-unsplashJust because you’re on a summer vacation doesn’t mean you can’t brush up on your real estate skills. And, doing so doesn’t have to be work—it can be fun. Whether you’re at the airport waiting to board a flight somewhere special or in between property tours with a few minutes to spare, we’ve rounded up a list of ten addictive real estate video games you can play on your smartphone.

Topics: CRE Tech
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6 tips for a better brokerage website

By Natalie Perkins on Jul 23, 2019

stephen-crowley-AxpdKCG_po8-unsplashCommercial real estate professionals are spending more and more time on their smartphones and computers as technology’s role in commercial real estate continues to grow in importance. But we’re not here to tell you that you just need a CRM to stay competitive in today’s industry.

We’re here to get back to basics and talk website best practices. Your website is likely the first place a potential seller or interested tenant will go to find out more information about your brokerage and the services you offer. According to HubSpot, visitors spend 15 seconds or less on your website, meaning you only have so much time to grab their attention and hopefully convert them into a new client.

We’ve come up with a list of six tips for making your brokerage website better, using examples from real brokerages who are currently killing the website game.

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Broker expert perspectives: Modern technology and marketing strategies to stay competitive in CRE

By Darius Artiola on Jul 18, 2019

_evstratov_-InsHJ5sg2vc-unsplashIt’s easy for me to sit here and say that it would behoove every commercial real estate broker to implement a CRM. CRMs not only provide a foundation for staying organized, but also help companies maintain the competitive edge in today’s rapidly changing industry. However, my opinion only means so much. What about the people that are out there every day, working long hours and trying to close deals? The ones who have seen the industry evolve and witnessed new top players emerge on the scene? What do they really think?

Below you’ll hear from five brokers around the country who possess a wealth of experience and provided their insights about modern technology and marketing strategies in today’s CRE industry.

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