5 things you need to know about listings

5 things you need to know about listings

Our support team has been frantic lately – you’ve submitted 1,094 tickets in the last 30 days alone! Which is great, because:

  • it shows you’re taking advantage of Rex’s extensive feature list – and this makes us feel like a proud Dad
  • it keeps them busy and away from the cookie jar, meaning more Tim Tams for the rest of us.
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The avo-munching millennial: everything you need to know about your youngest clients

The avo-munching millennial: everything you need to know about your youngest clients

Gen-Y, Generation Me and Echo Boomers – the fresh-faced, tech-savvy members of our society born between the mid 1980’s and the early 2000’s. They didn’t quite come out of the womb holding a mobile phone, but they came pretty darn close. Millennials are the first members of our society to grow up completely immersed in tech.

This is the generation that will buy a pair of $250 sneakers – after thoroughly researching product reviews and trying on 28 different pairs in search of the right fit.

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5 tips to convert more appraisals to listings

5 tips to convert more appraisals to listings

The appraisal appointment.

It’s your boxing ring, your batter’s box, your center stage at the school play. No matter what you call it, it’s the key place you’re going to win real estate listings – and all eyes are on you.

According to fancy science studies, first impressions are the most important part of any meeting.

It’s make or break time.

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5 pro tips for using Pocket

5 pro tips for using Pocket

By now you’ve probably heard about the 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 real estate portals

Feature release: high-resolution images for real estate 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 real estate 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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