Moxi Works Adds iTOUR to Cloud Open Platform

CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL ARTICLE Moxi Works has added yet another partner to their ever-growing open platform. iTOUR lets real estate agents create and edit videos, and through their partnership with Facebook, makes it easy for agents to reach their target audience.

Now with the help of iTOUR, agents can create visually compelling short videos and push them straight to Facebook all with one app. Perks like iTOUR’s optimized social schedule allows you to push and boost posts based on the most optimal time of day.

Posted on July 20, 2017 at 6:21 pm
Tam Nguyen | Category: In The News | Tagged ,

How to Standardize Your Materials With a Brokerage Intranet

 

Brokerage Intranet, Moxi Hub

 

Your brand is what represents you and sets you apart. It’s why agents join your efforts and why clients remain loyal.

Standardizing your marketing materials and sales tools is vital for building a valuable, recognizable brand. We know that brand consistency is key, but it can be a big challenge for growing brokerages. It’s difficult to effectively distribute updated materials and keep track of what collateral your agents and staff are using when everyone has their own set of materials saved on their individual hard drives. You end up losing control over your brand message and becomes nearly impossible to uphold standard, consistent branding. Those days are over. The companies with the highest brand value keep all of their up-to-date, relevant sales and marketing materials in one central intranet.

When your agents go out into the field, you want them equipped with the best, most updated branded collateral. Everyone in your organization should be talking the same talk, which means they should all be using the standardized version of your materials.

Keep one master version of all of your brand assets in one, central place. This library is an easily accessed hub for your agents to find whatever they need, whenever they need it. Set the necessary permissions for each document, ensuring the right people within your brokerage see the right info and can easily find what they need.

A brokerage intranet is the hub of it all, the central place where agents go for anything branded.

Moxi Hub, Brokerage Intranet

It’s where all managers and agents can find branded materials, see company updates, receive messages from brokerage leadership, and locate HR documents when necessary. It ensures your agents have access to the most updated, standard version of everything they need. Moxi Hub is the brokerage intranet that holds your agent roster, enables agents and staff to easily search for documents, presentations, and more, and hosts your document library as well as all of the tools and services available to your organization.

Having a central library of brand assets is a step in the right direction when it comes to standardizing your brokerage materials. Your leadership and marketing teams now have an effective way to provide your agents and staff with exactly what they need, and have a way in which to communicate it all. Not to mention, rebrands and brand updates become increasingly easier when leveraging a brokerage intranet. Updating your collateral in an effort to standardize materials becomes painless and simple.

Posted on July 20, 2017 at 4:37 pm
Tam Nguyen | Category: Open Platform | Tagged , , , , ,

New Service: Comprehensive Moving Concierge Now Available on Moxi Cloud

MoveEasyWe’re happy to announce another service that has been added to our open platform ecosystem! MoveEasy is a comprehensive moving concierge service offered to clients directly from your website while saving you valuable time on researching post transaction tasks for them. Basically, MoveEasy does all the legwork while the agent can focus on creating happy memories for their client.

York Baur, CEO of Moxi Works said, “We’re delighted to have MoveEasy on the Moxi Cloud. They provide a unique solution to a common problem in the industry. It’s not an agent productivity app, but rather, a great app for agents to extend to their sphere of influence – keeping the agent in-flow and valued.”  

How It Works

1. Help organize the move. Clients can organize their move with a personalized moving dashboard, assign tasks, and get weekly email reminders, with your branding included!

2. Assist in completing moving tasks. From updating utilities and changing their address, to finding storage options and shipping their car. They manage this all in the same place!

3. Connect them with your favorite vendors. Add all your preferred cleaners, painters, and other vendors that you know will get the job done. Clients can find them easily without having to call you. Everything is accessible from the unique dashboard.

4. Stay on top of your client’s mind throughout the entire move. With the entire service branded for you, it’s easy to stay top of mind, even after the transaction has closed.

MoveEasy

 

Moxi Engage CRM Integration

MoveEasy is integrated into the Moxi Engage CRM. When a transaction moves from active to pending, MoveEasy pulls all the necessary details from Moxi Engage into the MoveEasy dashboard. The client can access the dashboard and keep up to date with everything going on and organize schedules for tasks. Everything done on the dashboard is sent back to Moxi Engage, within the activity section.

While the client can access everything on the MoveEasy dashboard, the agent can access everything they need right in their CRM.

Venkatesh Ganapathy, CEO of MoveEasy said, “We are extremely excited to be part of the Moxi Cloud. With so many different tools available for the real estate agents to help their clients, they have to constantly keep learning different systems. Our integration allows agents to continue using Moxi Engage CRM as they normally would, while MoveEasy operates in the background, guiding their clients through the stressful moving process.”

Discover more from MoveEasy and how it can keep your agents consistently top of mind, while saving them precious time when they need it most, by clicking here.

Posted on July 19, 2017 at 3:56 pm
Tam Nguyen | Category: Integration, Open Platform | Tagged , , , , ,

Using Neighborhood Recaps for Lead Generation

As a real estate agent, you’re always looking for lead generation tips that produce high-quality leads while remaining cost-effective. Staying relevant and reaching new audiences can be challenging. It’s easy to get caught up using the same methods, even if they aren’t working for you. So, why not mix it up and try something new?

Try this: Put together a thorough neighborhood recap and promote it via your go-to channels.

 

Listing Averages

 

Create a neighborhood recap of the transactions in a given area over the past quarter or year to date. The best part? This can all be done quickly and easily for those agents using Moxi Present. All you need to do is create a new presentation, fill in the parameters, and the MLS data will auto-fill. Select a handful of home sales that happened within your chosen area and timeframe to give a market snapshot, comparing properties and showing trends. This ease is what makes neighborhood recaps possible as an efficient lead generation source.

Check out this neighborhood recap presentation to get an idea of what you could include for your local area.

 

Price & Size

 

Be strategic about the area you choose as this recap positions you as an expert. Homeowners appreciate the feeling that their realtor knows their aimed neighborhood like the back of their hand. It’s a token of comfort in a taxing process.

Once you’ve created a robust neighborhood recap, it’s time to promote it through multiple channels for lead generation. The presentation can serve as its own landing page using Moxi Present, or you can post it to a blog post. Then drive traffic to it through social media (both organic and paid), paid search ads, and email marketing. Different agents prefer different channels, so select which ones work for you and your audience. Find where your strengths are and where you generate leads most effectively, and leverage those channels with the valuable piece of content you’ve created. If you like more traditional marketing methods, you could also choose a local printer to print a handful of presentations onto fine paper and mail out hard copies.

If someone looking for a home in an area sees your neighborhood recap online, finds it valuable, and learns from it, you instantly become a trusted advisor. You are then someone who can guide them through a thoughtful, educated decision making process because you’ve already proven that you have the know-how and expertise that they need.

It’s a perfect scenario: they’ve been thinking about making a move, are entering a new stage in life, or have been chatting with their spouse about moving, you present the information they need to move the conversation forward. Who should they contact if they want more information? You, of course. So, you meet up with them to discuss the market, the neighborhood, and ultimately, the opportunity for you to find them their dream home.

Posted on July 18, 2017 at 5:20 pm
Tam Nguyen | Category: Moxi Works, Tips and Tricks | Tagged , , , , , ,

Update: Moxi Present

Moxi PresentWe’re excited to announce that we’ve made some updates to Moxi Present, the presentation builder designed specifically for real estate agents. Moxi Present is unique in that it’s completely customizable and is integrated with the MLS, pulling property data directly into an agent’s presentation. It can be used to create any type of presentation, from CMAs, buyer presentations and open house presentations, to neighborhood tours and more.

 

This tool consistently earns high adoption rates, which is why making it available for all agents within client brokerages is of high importance to us. As of mid-December, we’ll be sun-setting the TouchCMA iPad app. Why? Because the web-based version of Moxi Present is completely responsive and even better. We’ve found it has a better user experience and better integrates with the other Moxi tools.

Don’t worry… the presentation builder you know and love isn’t going anywhere. In fact, it’s only improving.

If you currently have the app, it won’t be disrupted for the foreseeable future. The iPad app will still be available, but will no longer be updated or supported. Come December, the iPad app will no longer be available in the app store. This will inhibit any new downloads or updates, but will have no effect on existing installs.

For agents who currently use Moxi Present, they’ll still have the same Moxi Present tool, but only the web app version will be supported in the future. The tool is entirely responsive and can still be accessed on an iPad, but instead of having to download it through the App Store, agents can simply log in online.

Moxi Present Responsive

A few months ago, we officially changed the name of TouchCMA to Moxi Present. The product didn’t change, it just started coming in better packaging. Now, we’re streamlining the tool even further. In order to continue the necessary support and updates, it makes the most sense to focus on continuing to optimize the web-based app to be used by agents on any device.

It’s no secret that we’re committed to integration. These are just a few steps we’re taking to simplify and enhance the user experience for agents – making them more productive and successful.

Posted on July 17, 2017 at 4:07 pm
Tam Nguyen | Category: Moxi Works | Tagged , , , , ,

How Spacio Launched to a Major Broker in Two Days

At Moxi Works, we pride ourselves on providing the only true open platform the real estate industry has seen thus far, and having an impeccable platform integration system to go with it. We do this by providing these five key factors in our open platform, the Moxi Cloud:

Moxi Cloud: The Real Estate Industry's First True Open Platform 1. Property data
2. Brokerage and agent data
3. Consumer data
4. Integration with the cloud environment with Microsoft and Google
5. An API allowing other companies to integrate

All of these pieces of data and platform integrations work together, effortlessly, in one place. Our open API is the reason we’ve grown to include over 30 integrated tools and services this year and had seamless platform integration for each. Among these 30 partners are companies like DocuSign, Imprev Marketing, Loop & Tie, Offrs, Move Easy, Spacio, and many more. As an open platform provider, we strive to partner with leading companies to offer our clients a suite of best-in-class tools and services. Platform integrations range from single-sign-on (SSO) to data sharing and everything in-between. Brokerages and their agents benefit from a consistent, robust technology ecosystem and a streamlined, efficient workflow. 

Spacio Launches to Major Broker in Two Days with Our Platform Integration

Spacio Open HousesCurious about what it’s like to work with our team or what it would look like for your company? Spacio, for instance, was able to effortlessly and quickly take advantage of our platform integration with the Moxi Cloud, and deliver swiftly to their large brokerage client. What used to take many, many days, only took a short time and didn’t require any extra software development. We asked Michelle Kwan over at Spacio what her experience has been like working with Moxi Works – check out the video below to see what she had to say.

The Moxi Cloud is able to perform smooth platform integrations by having the data available in the cloud. This is what makes it all possible. We don’t pretend to be amazing at everything. We let our brokerages choose the best tools and services out there for their brokerage and integrate them into our platform. We want the power to stay in the brokerages hands, allowing them to curate the tools and services they think are best for their own agents. Every brokerage is unique and because of it, each needs a unique solution.

Interested in partnering with Moxi Works? Reach out to us!

Posted on July 14, 2017 at 4:33 pm
Tam Nguyen | Category: Open Platform | Tagged , , , , ,

Why You Must Use Video in Your Listing Presentations

With the rise of social media and digital marketing, video is becoming a consistently effective form of communication online. The real estate industry is buzzing with reasons why you shouldn’t skip video marketing, so how can you seamlessly add video to your current marketing routine? We decided to explore why and how agents can add video content to their listing presentations. Leveraging multimedia can create a much more engaging listing presentation and set you apart. Here are some listing presentation tips to get you started! 

 

Why should real estate agents be thinking about video?

85% of buyers & sellers want an agent who uses video marketing.
55% of people consume videos thoroughly – the highest of any content type.
43% of people want to see more video content in the future.

Agents are always looking for tips on how to make their listing presentations stand out. Differentiate the property by adding engaging video content highlighting the home’s unique selling features.

Testimonial Video

Here are four listing presentation tips for how to incorporate video:

1. Home Tour / Listing Videos

Create a listing video to add visual interest to your presentation. Focus on the property features and unique selling points of the house. If you don’t have a professional camera, no problem. Most smartphones have cameras that will produce videos with high enough quality and resolution for your presentation. You can add a voiceover, narrate the video, or edit it to play to music.

2. Neighborhood Tour

Consider that your clients aren’t just buying a house, they’re joining a community. A neighborhood tour video can put the neighborhood on display in an engaging, personal way. Talk about local businesses, local activities and events, and community amenities. Buying a house is an emotional decision, so giving clients a taste of what it will be like to live in their new neighborhood can add a lot of value to your listing presentation.

3. Testimonials (Client Interviews)

Use video to put a new spin on testimonials. Show client interviews, with clips of them talking about what it was like to work with you and what their experience was like. Hearing a testimonial straight from a past client can be incredibly valuable.

4. ‘About Me’ Introduction Video

Instead of a generic ‘about me’ overview or a list of bullet points, try out a bio video to add a personal touch. Introduce yourself and talk about what your process is like and what it’s like to work with you. It’s an opportunity to not only show off your experience, but also let your personality shine through.

These listing presentation tips for adding video are just the beginning. Video can be leveraged in buyer presentations, open house presentations, CMAs, and more. What type of video will you try out in your next presentation?

Moxi Present allows agents to include video, along with other rich media, into their presentations. Adding a little visual interest, personality and emotion helps agents win more business.

Posted on July 13, 2017 at 4:09 pm
Tam Nguyen | Category: Meeting with Clients, Moxi Works | Tagged , , ,

Announcing Mile 62: The Real Estate Agent’s Toolbox

Real Estate & Technology Insights

We’d like to announce our new e-Magazine, built specifically for agents.

 

We wanted to find a way to give agents a set of monthly tools and information that helps them become more productive, more tech-savvy agents, without having to spend a lot of time to do so. Because we know they are short for time as it is. That’s why Mile 62 is made with agents in mind, period.

This e-Magazine, or real estate agent’s toolbox, will be distributed digitally on a monthly basis. Click, cruise, resume day. Your one-way ticket to being a trusted advisor! 

 

 

 

 

What’s in it

Here’s what you can expect from the real estate agent’s toolbox, Mile 62:

Actionable tools and tips to increase productivity on topics such as,

  • Social Media
  • Advertising
  • Marketing to your Sphere
  • Client Gifting
  • Etc.Learn about Facebook advertising best practices

Resources such as training videos and webinars

  • Sign up for them live or watch them pre-recorded
  • Watch videos in the magazine without having to click to a new tab

Industry Happenings

  • Stay in the know
  • Have topics always tucked away in your back pocket that you can use to showcase yourself as a trusted advisor Tips & Tricks

 

 

Expected Outcome: More knowledge, more time.

 

This not only helps agents be more successful with their own business, but it helps office managers stay in tune with the agent’s needs, wants, and hot discussion topics. It prepares them for the future of their brokerage and the future of the industry as a whole.

Why Mile 62?

 

Space is 62 miles (100 km) away. At Moxi, we truly believe the sky’s the limit and we want to help agents get there and achieve the goals they set for themselves. Every day is a good day to be a step ahead of the competition and be more knowledgeable, tech-savvy agents, that can position oneself as the go-to advisor for both clients and entire sphere. View Mile 62 while in line at Starbucks or waiting for an open house to begin! There’s no bad time to read and digest the real estate agent’s toolbox. 

What would you do to reach the sky? Without further ado: Here’s the first edition of Mile 62!

 

Posted on July 12, 2017 at 6:04 pm
Tam Nguyen | Category: Sphere Marketing, Tips and Tricks | Tagged , , , , , ,

Why You Should Use Open House Presentations Every. Single. Time.

Open house presentations are the new standard. Gone are the days when you could put out a plate of cookies, sit back, and reap the benefits. Markets are crazier than ever and the competition couldn’t be vaster. Stepping up your open house game will ensure success and help beat out the competition.

Here’s why you need to use open house presentations moving forward:

 

Better Chances of Converting

Open house presentations allow you to have a better chance of converting a buyer for your listing. How come? With automated marketing sending out your presentations to open house guests, you’re reminding them of the house they saw, and why they loved it.

Since home buying is the largest and most emotional purchase in a client’s lifetime, chances are they’re going to need constant cues and reassurance of why they should take the leap. Open house presentations remind them it’s there and allows them to fall in love with the home over and over again.

Check this page out for open house presentation samples so you can get an idea of what agents are providing to potential buyers.

Open House Presentation Sample

Lead Generation

There’s a new way to “Open House” and it involves killer lead generation, tying into buyer conversion. Spacio is a lead catcher tool that allows agents to host paperless open houses and turns them into powerful sales opportunities. They do this with a few simple strategies.

Spacio, a Moxi Cloud integrated tool for paperless open houses.

Simple and Paperless Lead Capture: A modern and inviting sign-in form collects visitor information and leaves them with an unforgettable first impression. Spacio verifies the accuracy of visitors’ contact information so agents can focus their efforts on the highest quality leads.

Follow Up: Spacio automatically sends a follow-up email to prospects after they sign in. Through our CMA tool, Moxi Present, the follow-up email can include agent’s customized interactive presentations for the listing. Spacio also gives agents access to all the open house leads in their Moxi Engage CRM.

Get Insights on Your Most Likely Customers: Spacio gathers social insights on visitors and surfaces the most likely customers based on the agent’s Ideal Customer Profile. Lead Quality Scores are based on the agent’s preferences and a variety of factors, including how visitors answer questions on the sign-in form and public data available on leads.

Learn more about Spacio and how they’re changing the game.

 

Millennials

If those aren’t good enough reasons to convince you why open house presentations are a must, then how about this. Millennials, who are now the largest generation buying homes, are a different animal. In fact, millennials represented 45% of all purchase loans in 2016.

They’re not the only ones that expect more from real estate agents these days either. With articles like this coming out all the time, it’s getting more and more vital for agents to have an indisputable value proposition. Older, tech savvy generations expect more now as well, and you can make your worth obvious with your expert open house. But still, don’t forget the cookies.

Posted on July 5, 2017 at 5:48 pm
Tam Nguyen | Category: Moxi Works, Tips and Tricks | Tagged , , , , , ,

Ten Segmentation Strategies for Your Client Database

Best Practices for Customer Segmentation

A customer database is the lifeblood of a real estate agent’s business. Within their contacts are all the buyers, sellers, and prospects they’ve worked with in the past and hope to work with in the future. A timely, but vital task is keeping that database up-to-date and organized in the most efficient fashion. There’s one way to ensure database success: marketing segmentation.

With that in mind, here are ten customer segmentation strategies:

Segmentation via Demographics

You can breakdown your contacts by any combination of age, gender, income, education, ethnicity, marital status, education, household (or business), size, length of residence, type of residence or even their profession/occupation.

1. Try breaking contacts up based off type of residence. Those with condos might be looking to upgrade to a house. Those with a starter home and kids are probably looking for something a bit bigger.

2. Don’t forget the importance of age. Segmenting your client database by age can be especially important when it comes to the kind of content you’re sharing with them. This will help you adjust the messaging of your email and communications. Your younger audiences expect video and high-end content. Your older audiences might appreciate a letter in the mail if they aren’t super active online.

3. Are some of your client’s kids just about to leave the nest? Send some downsizing tips to these clients. Did anyone just have a baby? Send them some homes with a little more space.

Segmentation via Psychographics

This refers to ‘personality and emotions’ based on behavior, linked to purchase choices, attitudes, lifestyle, hobbies (recreation, entertainment, vacations, and other non-work time pursuits), personality and leadership traits. If the demographics are the “who,” the psychographics are the “why.”

4. You can ID all your “investors” into a group and send them opportunities to invest in. Although this can sometimes fall into the “work” category, some investors like to do it on the side. They also might be retired and doing it on a part-time basis.

5. Segment based off hobbies. Got a boat and a bunch of boating fans? Invite them to a meet up on the lake. Have everyone tie up together and do a barbeque on your boat. This works for just about every hobby under the sun.

6. ID based on their job title. If you have powerful thought leaders and CEOs in your database, they’d probably like to hear what other thought leaders have to say as well.

Segmentation via Geography

Drill down with zip codes, neighborhoods, or counties.

7. This can be helpful especially for neighborhoods that each have a unique feel to them. People that live in the city typically find different information helpful than those that live in the suburbs. Send each neighborhood new restaurants, just listed homes and homes that sold that are similar to theirs.

8. Most real estate data is divided by zip code or area code. Segmenting via zip code can be extremely helpful for those that are heavy into statistics are market updates.

Segmentation via Life-Stages

There are probably four stages of life you can focus on when looking at home buyers and sellers. Early adulthood (20-35), midlife (35-50), mature adulthood (50-80), and late adulthood (80+). Here are a couple ways to segment based off those:

9. Early Adulthood – Most millennials want to buy a house, but many think there’s too big of a barrier to do so. Send them info on reasons why a house is in reach.

10. Mature Adulthood (50-80) – These people are typically looking to downsize or move South. Send them info of why it’s a good time to sell.

Checkout the other life stages and get inspired for more ways to segment by the stage of life your clients are in.

*BONUS: Segment depending on how long they’ve been a client (or haven’t). If you have referrals sitting in your database, chances are they’ve heard great things about you, but don’t really know you. Segment these into a list and show them what you’re all about.

Customer Data that Powers Marketing Segmentation

Moxi InsightsYou might be thinking, “these are great ideas but how on earth will I be able to know all that information about all of my clients?” Moxi Insights is a great place to start. Moxi Insights is a newly released feature of our Moxi Engage CRM and is no doubt changing the game for sphere marketing with the h
elp of public data. Moxi Insights gives quick and organized client information to agents through their CRM, from general demographics, housing info, lifestyle choices, financials, and hobbies to where clients/prospects donate and invest their money. Agents can potentially see if their clients have pets, drive certain cars, or if they’re a value shopper.

Customer data is an extremely powerful tool. Find out more about Moxi Insights and how to take advantage of this new tool to turn yourself into a marketing superstar with the click of a button.

What are you waiting for? Start segmenting your client database TODAY and start reaping the benefits TOMORROW (and every day after that)

Posted on June 29, 2017 at 3:48 pm
Tam Nguyen | Category: Sphere Marketing | Tagged , , , , , ,