5 pro tips for using Pocket

5 pro tips for using Pocket

 

By now you’ve probably heard about our new Pocket caller-ID feature release. If not, we’ll forgive the transgression this time, but we’re keeping an eye on you.

We know that sometimes it’s hard to keep up with the constant updates and changes that products can go through (we’re looking at you, Apple). Lost in these feature releases can be simple actions that you may not have known even existed.

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Feature release: Pocket caller-ID

Feature release: Pocket caller-ID

As a real estate agent, you’re always on call. Now I’m going to go ahead and take a guess that approximately 80% of the calls you receive are from random numbers. People you might have met once at an open inspection but never got around to adding to your phone book. Old leads or vendors that you used to have, but never got around to re-adding to your new generation of iPhone.

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Feature release: high-resolution images for the portals

Feature release: high-resolution images for the portals

If you’re selling houses – you want them to look as good as possible online. So it seems a little behind the times for the portals to only accept sub-par image resolutions – especially when you’re forking out for professional photographers to come snap your listings with their expensive cameras.

No more, Rexperts. Rex and all major portals have teamed up to pull you into the future you deserve.

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Feature release: data deduplication

Feature release: data deduplication

One of the (many) benefits of Rex is that it acts as your agency’s ‘single point of truth’. It’s a watertight reference for all your data needs. Need a contact’s email address? Phone number? Last owned property? It’s all there, easily accessible in a designated record.

But that kind of order can be hard to maintain. Just as the laws of entropy slowly dissolve your once tidy bedroom into what my mother calls a ‘pigsty’ – so too will your database slide into disorder without a spring clean every now and again.

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Feature release: Pocket open homes

Feature release: Pocket open homes

Open homes. That beautiful moment when the buyers and sellers you spend your life bringing together finally intersect. Where new paths are carved out and tiny, future feet scamper down hallways. Where sellers wait with bated breath for that sale, and buyers greedily breathe dreams of a fresh life.

In a world that needs more love at first sight – open homes are an oasis of hope and new beginnings.

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What you need to know about Meeker’s 2017 Internet Trends report

What you need to know about Meeker’s 2017 Internet Trends report

Mary Meeker – an American venture capitalist – gives an extraordinarily comprehensive report on the state of the internet and technology once a year.

Her Internet Trends report for 2017 is a 355 slide mammoth – focusing largely on video gaming, online advertising and China and India’s technology adoption. However there are some salient highlights that we should all probably be aware of.

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Feature release: public documents

Feature release: public documents

As some of you are probably aware, Victorian state law has changed the Estate Agent Act 1980 to protect consumers from underquoting. Victorian real estate agents now need to supply a Statement of Information with their online advertising to ensure the advertised value of a property is correct.

Luckily – we’d already had a solution to the problem in the backlog.

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‘Statement of Information’ – consumer law bringing the industry together

‘Statement of Information’ – consumer law bringing the industry together

If you’re a Victorian real estate agent, you’re almost definitely aware about a certain last-minute change to the Estate Agents Act 1980 to strengthen laws against underquoting on residential properties. Now, real estate agents in Victoria will need to provide a Statement of Information for each residential sale to prove the value of the house is as advertised.

While this has no doubt been done with all the best intentions, changes to online advertising requires a fair bit more than just a click of the fingers.

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Abolishing the 457 visa. An open letter to Malcolm Turnbull.

Abolishing the 457 visa. An open letter to Malcolm Turnbull.

Dear Malcolm,

I’m an immigrant in a family of immigrants. I’m also an Australian citizen.

I’m writing to you about your decision to abolish the 457 visa: the visa that allows our business, and thousands like us, to sponsor skilled overseas workers to work in Australia.

Seven years ago, I started a company with my brother and my mother – also immigrants.

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How McDonald’s can help you sell more houses

How McDonald’s can help you sell more houses

We humans have a hardwired love for consistency. It’s what allows us to understand, predict and control the world around us. So when things are consistent (i.e; your brand and service) we trust them.

Take McDonald’s. They have 36,899 restaurants scattered all over the world like viral pustules. Yet no matter where you go, the menu is the same, a Big Mac tastes like a Big Mac, your food is ready in a similar timeframe, the toilet is clean – each visit is a carbon copy of the last.

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