Whether you are looking to replace outdated office equipment or looking to purchase the latest and greatest in new technology, it’s important to choose the right office equipment for your brokerage. If your office sends bulk mail each week, a mail machine might be a good investment. Is a fax machine necessary or is it more cost effective to have internet to fax capabilities? Maybe it is time to replace the copier with a multi-purpose printer that can copy, scan, fax and print. Look into tablets and smart phones. From there you can educate your agents as to the best to use and work with solutions you have in the office. Proper due diligence is required before making any major equipment purchases. Do your homework. The perfect office equipment for your brokerage is out there!
Virtual Front Office
Have a virtual front office for your company. It is important to have an online agent community because agents are working virtual these days. You need to offer an online space that agents can access from their home office, company office, or any location with internet access! Keep your agents, administrators, and managers informed on offices news, upcoming seminars, and company events. This will be a powerful tool to keep everyone in your office connected from wherever they are.
Get rid of the massive filing cabinets holding all of your files, start scanning your documents, and storing them online. You will save the cost of physical space taken up by transaction files, and also the time it takes to access them. Your agents can upload their documents and make any corrections needed on the original. This will save the phone calls and the chasing of the agents for information down the road. All your documents will be stored and organized online and will be easier to access then a banker’s box in a warehouse!
Get a website! If you already have one, make some necessary adjustments. Any modern websites should have an IDX feed, enabling clients to search listings easily. Turning your website viewers into leads! Make sure to properly Brand you website. It is crucial to have your brand be consistent throughout the entire site. Creating consistency will increase the chance that people will remember it. Make sure your site is easy to use so that the consumer can easily navigate. Finally, content is key! It should be useful and relatable to the consumer. It is also crucial for you to update your website content on a regular basis.
You may have heard a lot about moving your data on to the “cloud”. Although the “cloud” is a very ambiguous term that can be interpreted many different ways, we consider it an online hosting service. We have heard the horror stories too many times. Offices have their computers crash, therefore losing all of their data. Office Staff that thought they were backing up their files for years, only to learn that their backup was missed for the last 6 months, because they were not checking it. There are three key benefits of having your data saved on an online hosting service. The first is being able to access your data from any remote location. That could be at home, in a café, or while you are on vacation! You can have multiple users in multiple locations; all you need is an internet connection. Secondly, having your data hosted will save you time and give you peace of mind knowing that it is being done correctly. Lastly, you will save money. You may be able to reduce costly network infrastructure by having your data hosted online. Our brokerWOLF clients have the option of storing their data online thanks to our Lone Wolf secure hosting services.
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