Business

5 CRM Secret Techniques for Real Estate Agents

There is a saying in the real estate industry: if you’re not constantly accumulating fresh leads and contacts, then you’re not really trying. If you’re a realtor, then you understand just how critical it is to the success of your office to gather new names, telephone numbers, and email addresses.

(We will refrain from going Glengarry Glenn Ross at this moment!)

Canada’s real estate market, particularly in Toronto, Vancouver, and Montreal, remains red hot. Because of the short supply and exorbitant demand, prices aren’t coming down anytime soon.

This is your moment to shine. People want to purchase a home, but it can be hard to find a bungalow, semi-detached, or townhome to meet their needs. You always need to be on the hunt for buyers and sellers – and, the way the market is functioning now, you need to tip the scales in favour of the sellers.

But, with the endless stream of contact-building, how can you properly manage them? Well, that is where a customer relationship management (CRM) system comes into play. These programs quickly become the lifeblood of your workplace, your business, and your overall success.

Unsure how to manage it? Here are five must-know CRM tips for real estate agents:

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Business

5 Tips to Make Your Employee Timesheet Easier to Complete

As a manager, how hard is it to get your personnel to complete their daily or weekly employee timesheets? Be honest now!

Despite the frequent reminders, the software upgrades, and the initial training, your employees aren’t filling in their timesheets. What could you possibly do?

For whatever reason, a handful of your staff members refuse to submit their timesheets on time or accurately. Of course, without the timesheets, it will be difficult for them to get paid. It can seem like they don’t want to get paid and prefer to work for free. So, that’s good for you! But you’re not in business to take advantage of staffers who don’t know any better.

Your office can employ some simple but effective measures to see an increase in submissions.

Here are five tips to make your employee timesheet easy to complete:

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Career

4 Guidelines to Avoid Workplace Violence

A working environment is supposed to be a safe and professional one. However, this isn’t always the case. Sometimes things can build and build until they explode and nobody may have seen the signs. It can be between two employees, but sometimes, it can also happen between an employee and a client.

A client may be going through an unbelievable amount of stress and something may be said by the employee (not to enrage the client) and it can set off a client. Things like this do happen and will continue to happen, so the best thing to do is to try and reduce such dangers. If necessary, you may have to take legal action and consult with an employment lawyer before the workplace tension escalates into violence.

Here are some helpful hints about workplace violence and how to handle it.

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