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Leaving Your Real Estate Leads Effective Voicemails

Posted by Pacifico "PJ" Ortiz Luis

Sep 21, 2017 7:07:00 AM

Your phone vibrates while you are preparing dinner with your family. You glance at the screen, and it is a real estate lead! You contemplate preparing lobster tonight instead, because you can start eating like royalty once you close this deal! You call them immediately, but they don't answer. You are rerouted to their voicemail...what do you do?

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Topics: Lead Gen & Engagement


10 Items to Include in Your Brokerage's Waiting Room

Posted by Kristina Brunnler

Sep 20, 2017 6:00:00 AM

It’s important that your real estate office’s reception area provides a good first impression. When visitors enter your lobby, they’ll be left alone for a considerable amount of time. This means they’ll have more time to focus on their surroundings. Provide leads and clients with a great first impression by having an impressive waiting room. Be sure your reception area includes the 10 items below to leave a lasting impression.

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Topics: Practical Advice


Agent Insights - Four Ways to Increase Your Open House Sign-Ins

Posted by Pacifico "PJ" Ortiz Luis

Sep 19, 2017 7:00:00 AM

Agent Insights - In this edition of Agent Insights, Shannon Ensor, a REALTOR® in Austin, TX, gives us advice on how increase the quantity of your open-house sign-ins.  Please be sure to also check out her website, as she provides plenty of training resources to help her fellow real estate agents acheive their goals.

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Topics: Agent Insights


Hurricane Harvey - Zurple Gives Back

Posted by Kristina Brunnler

Sep 18, 2017 6:50:08 AM

Hurricane Harvey was a category 4 hurricane that hit the state of Texas on August 25, 2017. To date, Harvey is the most expensive natural disaster to ever hit the United States – creating $180 billion dollars in damage, according to the Balance. This natural disaster undoubtedly has an impact on one of the nation’s last prospering and affordable housing markets. We, the Zurple team, send our condolences to all those affected by this unimaginable event - especially our clients and all members of the Greater Houston Area Real Estate community. 

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Topics: Message from Zurple


Lead Conversion For Real Estate Leads Not Answering Their Phones

Posted by Pacifico "PJ" Ortiz Luis

Sep 14, 2017 9:18:19 AM

Imagine it is the middle of the day,you are on your lunch break, scrolling through your Facebook newsfeed and suddenly you get a call from an "Unknown Caller". What do you do? Do you pick it up? Or do you let it go to voicemail?

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Topics: Lead Gen & Engagement


What To Do When An Agent Leaves Your Real Estate Brokerage

Posted by Kristina Brunnler

Sep 13, 2017 6:00:00 AM

Whether we like it or not, a fact of the real estate industry is that agents switch brokerages. If you’re currently undergoing a loss of a team member, you’re not alone. It’s common in real estate, like most other industries, that team members move onto another company. Many small teams and brokerages do not have a Human Resources department to assist with employee transitions and will benefit from the list below.

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Topics: Building Your Brand


4 Must Have CRM Features for Small Real Estate Teams

Posted by Kristina Brunnler

Sep 11, 2017 6:00:00 AM

From a lead’s perspective, one of the main benefits of working with a real estate team is the increased brain power. When working with an individual agent, leads will miss out on the diverse skill sets only a team can bring (note: there are also a lot of benefits of working with a solo agent as well, such as personal attention). That’s why it’s important for small real estate teams to choose a CRM platform that’ll allow agents to combine their skillsets, actively manage customer relationships, and steam line sales processes. We’ve outlined some of the key features small real estate teams should look for in a CRM below.

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Topics: Building Your Brand


Should You Require Phone Numbers From Real Estate Leads?

Posted by Pacifico "PJ" Ortiz Luis

Sep 7, 2017 7:00:00 AM

A common debate amongst real estate agents is whether to force require phone numbers on lead capture forms. Although there are many benefits and caveats to both perspectives, at Zurple we recommend one.

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Topics: Lead Gen & Engagement


Agent Insights - How to Generate Real Estate Leads If You Do NOT Have a Database

Posted by Pacifico "PJ" Ortiz Luis

Sep 5, 2017 6:59:44 AM

Agent Insights - In this edition of Agent Insights, Beth Atalay, an agent in Orlando, FL shares some tips on how to generate real estate leads if you do not have a database.  We think this is fantastic advice for anybody just starting out, or even a veteran looking for new ideas.

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Topics: Agent Insights


Interesting Historical Facts About Labor Day

Posted by Pacifico "PJ" Ortiz Luis

Sep 4, 2017 7:00:00 AM

Labor Day is that day in September many of us look forward to because it means we get a 3-day weekend. Lately the history of the holiday has been lost on us, so here are a fun interesting facts about Labor Day.

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Topics: Just for Fun


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