5 Ways Our New Integration with Buyside Will Rock Your World

By Jessie Trapp, Marketing Coordinator 

 

Buyside IntegrationLooking for another way to gain a competitive edge? Always. Thanks to our latest integration, users of Buyside and MoxiPresent will have the capability to impress clients, appear tech savvy, transact more often, and one-up competition every step of the way.

The award-winning presentation builder, MoxiPresent, is already helping agents across the country do 43% more transactions per year. And now, we’re combining our superpowers with Buyside to do something no one else in the industry is doing – adding innovative Buyer Market Analysis report functionality to a powerhouse presentation builder.

Here are five ways our deepened integration with our certified partner, Buyside, will rock your real estate world:

1. Create on-the-fly Buyer Market Analysis reports.

Gone are the days of copying & pasting Buyer Market Analysis (BMA) reports into your listing presentations. This new integration allows you to include a powerful, real-time BMA report directly in your MoxiPresent presentation the moment you have a seller interested in your services.

2. Facilitate meaningful discussions.

Buyer Market Analysis reports allow you to answer two major questions each and every one of your sellers has:

  1. What is my home worth?
  2. Are you confident you’ll be able to find buyers for it?

With the data provided in these reports, you’ll be able to have meaningful discussions surrounding these questions with your clients during listing presentations using up-to-date, local data.

3. Introduce your clients to qualified buyers.

Don’t just tell your clients you have buyers interested in their listing, show them. Go above and beyond by handing your clients a list of unique, qualified buyers actively looking for a home like theirs in the area.

4. Illustrate the demand.

Ease any worries your sellers have about factors such as transaction speed and price with the help of the a clear, easily digestible buyer heat map. This will illustrate where the buyer demand is concentrated in their area in relation to their home and add context to any related estimations you provide them with.

5. Demonstrate the power behind you and your brokerage.

Sending potential clients these BMA reports will demonstrate the abundance of potential buyers that are actively engaging with your brokerage. Having this confidence as they begin working with you will ease many of the fears associated with selling a home, particularly for first-time sellers.

6. Offer something competing agents can’t.

The average person knows approximately ten real estate agents. Chances you become the agent they choose to work with after sending an informational, data-driven report enabled by this integration are high. The more pain-free and simple you’re able to paint the picture of selling a home, the more clients will feel inclined to work with you!

There are countless benefits that come with being part of an open platform, including the ability to grow and innovate over time. This deepened integration with Buyside is a perfect example of how partnering with other best-of-breed vendors allows us to set the bar high and keep our clients competitive in the long-run, regardless of what changes come our way.

Want to see more on our Buyside + MoxiPresent integration? Checkout the video below!

Posted on August 28, 2019 at 7:00 am
Tiana Baur | Category: Moxi Partners, Open Platform | Tagged , , ,

5 Tips for Boosting Your Confidence

By Jessie Trapp, Marketing Coordinator 

 

tips for boosting your confidenceWe’ve all been blessed with their presence – the Fredrik Eklund’s of the world who walk into a room standing tall with annoyingly perfect posture, captivate their audience by simply existing, and project attention-demanding confidence to everyone surrounding them. Having this kind of presence comes natural for some but for others, it’s SO much easier said than done.

The importance of portraying yourself with confidence applies to all facets of life, however it’s especially important within the realm of real estate where your ability to do so holds the power to make-or-break your entire career. Whether you’re giving a listing presentation or hosting an open house, it’s essential that prospects and clients perceive you as being confident in yourself for them to even consider placing their own trust in you to buy or sell their home.

It’s difficult to convince others of your confidence if you, yourself don’t actually feel it. With some help from Jen Sincero, the confidence-oozing author of the book You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living and Awesome Life, we’ve compiled five tips for boosting your confidence and obtaining that amazing posture, pronto.

One: Put yourself first.

“Take care of yourself as if you’re the most awesome person you’ve ever met.” ― Jen Sincero

In order for you to appear confident to others, you take care of yourself in every way possible.

Eat food that makes you feel good inside. Get outside. Move your body. Buy clothes that make you feel like a winner. Take personal days when you need them. Pet tons of dogs. Take luxurious baths. Listen to music that makes you feel happy.

Whatever it is, do it because it makes you feel like the best version of yourself.

Two: Embrace a growth mindset.

“The only failure is quitting. Everything else is just gathering information.” – Jen Sincero

Perfection (if there’s even such a thing) doesn’t come to fruition overnight. It takes time, practice, trial, and error to perfect your craft. Instead of giving into your natural instinct to be afraid of failure, learn to embrace it. Each failure presents you with an opportunity to grow and learn how to improve your performance the next time around. The more you can enter situations feeling sure that – failures and all – you’ll come out on the other end feeling stronger and more successful, the more you’ll be able to achieve and the more confident you’ll feel.

Three: Take risks.

“Nobody who ever accomplished anything big or new or worth raising a celebratory fist in the air did it from their comfort zone. They risked ridicule and failure” – Jen Sincero

The more you expose yourself to new situations and experiences, the more you’ll be forced to push through the unknown and uncomfortable feelings that come along with them and prove to yourself that you’re capable.

Never been a seller’s agent? Go for it. Never experimented with social media marketing? Definitely try that.

The more you push yourself, the more you’ll grow and succeed in ways that far surpass those who stay within the confining boundaries of the comfort zone they’ve built for themselves. Be bold, try new things, and allow yourself to be confident in the risks you take.

Four: Don’t worry too much about what others think of you.

“What other people think about you has nothing to do with you and everything to do with them.” ― Jen Sincero

The harm that comes from spending your time worrying about what others think about you extends much further than wrinkles. People who lack confidence tend to worry a lot about what others think of them, but here’s the deal – those people that you’re worrying about are in the exact same boat. They, too, may very well be stressing over what you think of them. And if we all start spending our precious time worrying about what everyone else thinks of us, we would become the least productive and innovative society EVER, so let’s not let that happen.

Stop spending your time looking for other people’s approval and start setting your own expectations and goals for yourself, they’ll take you much farther.

Five: Form the right habits.

“Our thoughts become our words, our words become our beliefs, our beliefs become our actions, our actions become our habits, and our habits become our realities.”
― Jen Sincero

We all tend to get stuck in our ways. We listen to the same radio stations, watch the same TV channels, and turn to the same news sources for the latest buzz. Prospective clients are looking to work with an agent who’s cutting edge, innovative, and known as the crème de la crème in their neighborhood – something that’s hard to become if you’re creating a box for yourself. Be confident that you’re on the track to becoming the best agent you can be by opening your mind and choosing to be a sponge for any bit of helpful information you can soak up. A few tips for achieving this:

Tip 1: Actively devote time to keeping up with the latest methods, tools, and trends. Get in the habit of checking (different) news outlets while in line for your morning coffee and turning on notifications for the #realestate hashtag so that you’re always up to date on the current industry happenings.
Tip 2: Dedicate time to studying the newest successful agents to the game, see what’s working well for them, and emulate some of their practices in your own business. You’ll never know if you could be even more efficient and productive than you are now if you never try new things.

Following these 5 tips for boosting your confidence will help refine your craft, grow your expertise, and improve your mindset, all while boosting your confidence in your ability to deliver as a real estate agent. Walk tall and proud – you’ve got this!

Posted on July 15, 2019 at 8:16 am
Tiana Baur | Category: Open Platform | Tagged , ,

MoxiCloud Partner Spotlight: LiveBy

LiveBy

At MoxiWorks, we’re committed to building integrations that bring value to brokerages, agents, and vendors by improving and streamlining workflows. We want to be the ubiquitous open cloud platform, which means anyone can join! That means even competitors to some of our very own products are integrated with the MoxiCloud. After all, we want the power of choice to stay with the brokerage.

We want our partners to share our vision and contribute to making the MoxiCloud even better. One of our more recent partners is LiveBy! They have a unique way of serving up content that benefits consumers during the home search and makes agents’ jobs easier.

So, what is LiveBy exactly?

LiveBy is an all-inclusive local data company that works with 200 of the top real estate brokerages across North America, four of the leading networks/franchises, and 118,000 agents. They are dedicated to streamlining the home search process by removing all ambiguity around location. By leveraging LiveBy, real estate websites drive robust, real-time, local content that increases SEO and provides an amazing search experience.

Essentially, LiveBy’s technology gives real estate professionals a new way to connect with homebuyers through local content. Agents can provide their clients deeper insights into neighborhoods and streamline the discovery process.

Local content pages = hyper-local content, on demand

Neighborhood content is valuable when it comes to attracting visitors to agents’ sites, keeping them there, and building credibility in a particular area. However, it can be costly to gather, curate and maintain this content. LiveBy’s Neighborhood Pages deliver customized and dynamic content for all of your local communities…in seconds!

Enhanced websites. Showcasing local expertise.

LiveBy makes it easy for brokerages to launch hyper-local content on their existing websites. Their data and content become part of the site to help drive search engine optimization (SEO) and engagement. LiveBy also allows for brokerages to tap into a new kind of “neighborhood lead,” capturing potential sellers and buyers 12, 24, or 48 months earlier in their search process.

Agents can be the go-to source for all community and neighborhood information by:

• Providing local content
• Creating an interactive experience
• Capturing higher qualified leads
• Increasing website engagement
• Effective client nurturing

LiveBy Coverage

LiveBy supports local data and unique content for all 50 U.S. States, Canada, Bahamas and Cayman Islands. Their coverage includes access to the largest proprietary library of neighborhood boundaries, along with cities, subdivisions, school districts, zip codes and more. Companies can also create custom boundaries on the fly and offer insights that have never been seen.

We’re beyond excited to have LiveBy on the MoxiCloud – a great addition to our 50+ partners! If you’d like to learn more about the MoxiCloud, you can do so here.

Find out more information on LiveBy here.

Posted on April 25, 2019 at 7:49 am
Tiana Baur | Category: Moxi Partners, Open Platform | Tagged , ,

Real Estate Data Standards: What They Mean & Why They Matter

By Cass Herrin, Director of Data Services at MoxiWorks

real estate data standardsOne of the most exciting and least understood developments in real estate over the last five years has been the increasing pace at which the Real Estate Standards Organization (RESO) has driven the adoption of data standards across the industry.

What are real estate data standards?

As you probably know, technology vendors and brokers receive “feeds” from MLS organizations and those feeds supply listing information to the technology products used by brokers. These MLS feeds provide all the information available to brokers about a listing. Historically, writing software to handle these feeds has been complex and time consuming. Adding a new MLS to a product could often take many months. RESO’s push for the adoption Data Standards is making that process much easier.

An example might help: the most common piece of data provided by all MLS organizations is the MLS Number. At one point, a few years ago, we identified nearly 30 different ways this single field was named in the feeds we used. For a software company dealing with MLS Listing information, that meant the code needed to be written to account for each of those ways. It also required that new code be written anytime a new MLS was added to a product.

Multiply that scenario times the 150 data points an average feed provides and you get some idea of how inefficient and error prone that process could be.

With the increasing adoption of RESO Data Standards across the industry, brokers and vendors like MoxiWorks can bring a new MLS to market much faster and more importantly, devote more time to building new, innovative products.

In the past, the complexity of MLS data and the rules that govern it dissuaded companies from entering the real estate technology space. Standards lower the barrier for entry into this market and increase competition, which should result in brokers having access to a growing variety of innovative products. Essentially, if you want a better world, you should definitely be in support of standardization.

Is that all?

Not quite. While standards are an extremely important step forward in increasing innovation and driving down costs, the complexity of the MLS rules that govern feeds and the way data may displayed also hinders innovation.

We would like to see the industry standardize not only the types of data provided, but also the rules around how feeds are provided and how data may be displayed.

We recognize that protecting broker’s listing data is the responsibility of the MLS. The origins of MoxiWorks are as the technology department for a large brokerage. We are still owned by three brokers. We have always understood the important role that the MLS plays in this industry.

But we also know very well that MLS data licensing and display rules slow down innovation across the industry.

A final example: If the same broker or vendor has both a back-office tool and IDX sites, is it really necessary to have two separate feeds, one for each product? Or even worse, is it really necessary to have two feeds for every customer using those products in that market? Surely data duplication carries more risk for inaccuracy and error than a single feed with rules that support multiple applications? Complicated feed rules make for software that is more complicated to build and maintain. More time spent doing this means less time focused on improving existing products or building new ones.

Like creating standards, this won’t be easy work, but we already see many progressive MLS that are providing models for how to streamline this process. Through the efforts of CMLS and NAR the display of Sold Listings on IDX sites is nearly ubiquitous. Certainly, that can serve as an inspiration to do more!

What these real estate data standards mean for brokerages

We believe all of this will support the ultimate goal of making sure that brokers have control of their own data and where that data can be sent. Historically, MLS have been focused on making sure that a listing doesn’t end up somewhere unintended – a valid concern, but we are in a different era now, one where there are so many different advertising platforms and productivity tools available to brokerages.

That choice should be in the hands of the broker. The broker’s choice on where listings are distributed is something all of us; brokers, vendors and MLS organizations, should work to support. Solid Data Standards and simplified, consistent MLS rules can help make that possible.

Posted on April 4, 2019 at 1:35 pm
Tiana Baur | Category: Open Platform | Tagged , , , ,

Welcome to the MoxiCloud, ActivePipe!

ActivePipe is one of the latest and greatest partners to join the MoxiCloud open platform. They simplify email marketing and automate communications. From a brokerage or office level, email drip-campaigns that seamlessly integrate property data can be created and then deployed on behalf of all your agents, in minutes. ActivePipe then uses behavioral driven analytics to tell these agents exactly who is looking to buy or sell a home, based on how their contacts interact with a campaign’s content.

Here’s a closer look at what ActivePipe has to offer your real estate business:

ActivePipe

 

 

SEND: build and deploy beautiful, professional and mobile responsive emails in minutes.
Take the hard work out of communicating with an agent’s database with:

  • An easy-to-use drag and drop editor
  • Instant blog and video incorporation
  • Detailed reporting that tracks how contacts interact with properties
  • Newsletters that showcase listings with maximum impact

 

 

 

 

 

ActivePipe

 

AUTO: your agents can build emails which keep them front of mind by delivering automated customer journeys. These nurture contacts and build trust so your agents are the first person they call when the time comes to transact.

  • A simple drag and drop editor
  • CRM and Property Feed integration
  • Blog and video incorporation
  • Local property reports
  • Sends automatic, personalized reminders to contacts
  • Predictive data analytics to identify active buyers and sellers
  • Customer lifecycle programs that help build more meaningful relationships

 

 

 

ActivePipe

 

ENTERPRISE: build emails in minutes, automate customer journeys and use interactive call-to-action pages to identify a client’s next move.

  • An easy-to-use drag and drop editor
  • CRM and Property Feed integration
  • Blog and video incorporation
  • Profile an entire database with data discovery surveys
  • Instantly generate more appraisals
  • Predictive data analytics which identify active buyers and sellers
  • Uncover buying or selling intent with advanced behavioral driven profiling
  • Customer lifetime nurture programs that create more meaningful relationships
  • Promote other products and services using call-to-action pages

 

 

 

We’re so excited to have ActivePipe on the MoxiCloud and you should be too! If you’re an existing MoxiWorks customer and would like to add ActivePipe to your tech stack, simply contact your MoxiWorks Account Manager and they’ll get you set up!

Posted on March 25, 2019 at 4:05 pm
Tiana Baur | Category: Moxi Partners, Open Platform | Tagged ,

MoxiWorks CEO Has Some Words About Compass Buying Contactually

By York Baur, CEO of MoxiWorks

 

MoxiWorks

Remember when Booj was acquired and you lost your CRM?

Déjà vu.

If you haven’t heard the news pouring out today, Compass has announced that they’re acquiring Contactually, a major player in the real estate CRM space. You might recall my Open Letter from last summer, in which I challenged and questioned Compass’ assertions about their technology. I’m not surprised by today’s news – it’s proof that Compass struggles to build technology, specifically a CRM, in spite of having 175 engineers on staff. However, it’s important to discuss the implications many brokerages are now being forced to face.

  1. Your technology is now controlled by the competition aka Compass. You will not continue to get everything you need from them as your tech provider. And maybe nothing. More on this below.
  2. Compass can and probably will cancel your contract. Compass doesn’t want their competition using their technology either. In fact, today Compass revealed they “are evaluating long-term support services beyond 2019.”
  3. You’re probably thinking of changing your technology that you have from Contactually. After all, you still need to compete.

Compass is a closed platform, not an open platform.

Inman reported that, “The main difference between the two CRMs going forward will be on the integration end… Compass’ CRM will be the only one allowed to integrate with Compass’ current tech stack, including its Collections and Marketing Center programs.”

Aka, they have a closed platform. When you choose to switch tools, or those tools fall into enemy hands, that means you can’t connect the technology your agents love, you lose your current investments, your hands are tied for any tech you’re interested in down the road, and most important of all: you lose all of your data.

With an open platform you get all this flexibility and more, and crucially, your data is retained regardless of the tool changes you make. Finally, an open platform helps you compete in the real estate technology war, including against Compass.

You won’t be getting the attention you deserve.

Their plan is to have a “small team of engineers continue to work on Contactually’s current offering for brokerages outside Compass, while the bulk of work will be on powering and enhancing Compass’ CRM.”

Chances are when something in your CRM or connected tech stack breaks, it’ll be bottom of the priority list – and that’s even if it makes the list. You are now automatically less important (whether they admit it or not). You deserve more, your agents deserve more, and at the end of the day, your clients deserve more since this will have a trickle-down effect as well. If you don’t believe us, remember that Compass did this exact thing last summer.

 

So, here’s our not-so-shy pitch to you:

No brokerage would ever sell their technology to Compass.

There’s no scenario in which MoxiWorks would ever be sold to Compass, because we are owned by brokerages that compete with them.

Rock, meet paper.

Inman says that, “Contactually’s client base includes eight of the country’s top 20 brokerages, according to the company.” While that stat is noteworthy, I can’t help wondering what that actually means – how do they make brokerages better? After all, it’s about making agents more productive, which super charges your recruiting and retention.

MoxiWorks clientele consists of over 70 brokerages with 120,000 agents that represent 9% of all agents in the U.S. that account for 13% of transactions in the U.S. We mean it when we say we make agents more productive: 40% more productive in fact. If you look specifically at our CRM, MoxiEngage, agents do 54% more business on average.

50 Partner Companies + Over 100 Live Integrations

Over the past several years we’ve developed our MoxiCloud partner program to 50 best-in-class solutions that our brokerages clients can add to their tech stack. These partners include:

  • RealScout
  • Imprev
  • Buyside
  • MoveEasy
  • DocuSign
  • QuantumDigital
  •  + many more

RealScout, for instance, is a great example of the power of an open platform and the MoxiWorks partner program in general. RealScout has made great investments in integrating with us and continues to deliver for tens of thousands of agents using the MoxiCloud. Here’s what RealScout Co-Founder Andrew Flachner, had to say:

“I know first-hand how well the MoxiCloud has been working for our shared brokerage partners. A broker and an agent’s responsibility extend to guiding and managing their clients’ digital workflow. MoxiCloud makes this easy and reliable, and their excellent 3rd party integrations, including a robust one with RealScout, makes it simple to construct a true best-in-class offering.”

Take a glance at what this integration looks like here.

We don’t lose customers. And our clients don’t lose their agents.

We give every client of ours the same priority and voice at the table – we don’t leave them to fend for themselves. Every brokerage and agent using MoxiWorks tools gets the most updated version of our technology, and we add the majority of our new features for free, so a brokerage’s tech investment goes further, and they provide more value to their agents, for no extra cost. And our 98% satisfaction score proves it.

If you need further proof of the kind of brokerages our clients are vs. Compass, here’s a quick stat on their retention:

MoxiWorks

 

So, here’s my final question to you: If this isn’t enough to convince you why you need to be on an open platform, then what is it going to take?

 

 

 


 

 

Looking for a new CRM? MoxiEngage was built specifically for your agents. Here’s what it can do for your agents:

MoxiWorks

Posted on February 27, 2019 at 9:44 pm
Tiana Baur | Category: News, Open Platform | Tagged , , ,

REAL Trends 500: MoxiWorks Clients Make the Prominent List

MoxiWorksWe’re so excited to congratulate all of our clients that made the REAL Trends 500 list this year! For those that haven’t heard about it before, the REAL Trends 500 is “an independently verified compilation of the nation’s leading residential real estate companies. In 2017 the 500 largest residential real estate brokerage firms in the nation closed over 3.2 million residential sales transactions.”

Here’s a look at our clients that snagged a spot on the REAL Trends 500 list:

 

500 Largest Brokerages in the U.S. – Ranked by closed sales volume

In the Top 10, four (40%) are our clients, including:

– NRT LLC
– Hanna Holdings
– Pacific Union International
– William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage, and Insurance

 

In the Top 100 category, 15 (15%) are our clients, including:

– @properties
– Ebby Halliday Real Estate, Inc.
– Crye-Leike Realtors
– Sereno Group
– Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Rand Realty
– Paragon Real Estate Group
– Zephyr Real Estate
– Michael Saunders & Company
– Realty Austin
– Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty
– Lyon Real Estate

 

In the Top 500, 24 (5%) of our clients made the list, including:

– Windermere Homes & Estates
– Kinlin Grover, Page Taft & Randall Realtors
– Intero Real Estate Services – East Bay
– Chase International Real Estate
– Willis Allen Real Estate
– Intero Real Estate Services – So Cal
– Podley Properties
– Phyllis Browning Company
– Coldwell Banker Kappel Gateway Realty

 

500 Largest Brokerages in the U.S. – Ranked by closed transaction sides

In the Top 10, two (20%) are our clients, including:

– Hanna Holdings
– Crye-Leike Realtors

 

In the Top 100 category, nine (9%) are our clients, including:

– William Raveis Real Estate
– Ebby Halliday
– @properties
– Pacific Union International
– Lyon Real Estate
– Realty Austin
– Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Rand Realty

 

In the Top 500, 18 (4%) of our clients made the list, including:

– Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty
– Kinlin Grover, Page Taft & Randall Realtors
– Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Reliance Partners
– Sereno Group
– Windermere Homes & Estates
– Chase International Real Estate
– Four Seasons Sotheby’s International Realty
– RE/MAX Select
– john greene Realtor

Congrats to all of these amazing companies! It’s a pleasure to work with you and evolve real estate technology together. We can’t wait to see what the future has in store for each and every one of you!

Posted on February 7, 2019 at 4:34 pm
Tiana Baur | Category: Open Platform | Tagged ,

Your 2019 Real Estate Resolution: Get Your Head in the Cloud

By Kylah Searing, Director of MoxiCloud Partnerships & Integrations

moxiworksIt’s common to hear someone say, “get your head out of the clouds,” but here at MoxiWorks, we want everyone to get their heads IN the cloud! We’re not daydreaming anymore, the MoxiCloud is the real deal and I’m sitting on cloud nine reflecting on all that’s been accomplished and what’s in store for 2019. Too much cloud? Oh, just you wait!

When we started our MoxiCloud Partner Program a few years ago, we knew there was great potential and worked hard to find partners willing to join that shared our common vision. That vision? To create a ubiquitous data platform across all of real estate.

Being a software company, we first handedly know the pain points of onboarding a client. Not only do we need a lot of data just related to the brokerage, but we also need their MLS data. Anyone who’s had to secure MLS data for their application understands the complexity there. Just jumping through the hoops to secure it is one thing, but then digesting the different formats is a whole other ball game. So, why not take the pain out of all of that? The MoxiCloud was designed to help both our brokerages and vendors!

Why life is better in the MoxiCloud

Brokerages don’t need to spend time creating feeds or files of agent roster data or gather logos/colors, etc. They just point people to the MoxiCloud! The MoxiCloud is predictable which makes it attractive to the vendors. No more dealing with MLS data or brokerage data in different formats… it’s consistent and streamlines everything. For instance, one specific partner would typically estimate onboarding around three months, but after integrating with the MoxiCloud was able to shorten it to two weeks and even created hundreds of demo agent accounts in 24 hours to run a pilot! That is the power of the MoxiCloud.

Over the last few years of running this program we have acquired 40 partners who are actively leveraging the MoxiCloud in some form or fashion! I’m sure you’re saying to yourself, “40? That’s it? But others are claiming 200+ integrations!” Right, but one-way “integrations” at the agent level don’t count in our book! Are those “integrations” able to reduce onboarding time, get vendors to revenue quicker, access brokerage logos and colors, access brokerage listings, agent’s consumer data, and transaction data? I think not! Most other API’s out there can provide one data set, which is great, but it still requires someone to go out and find all the other necessary data. It’s also doing next to nothing to enrich that data and make it available to others.

Over 50% of our partners are actively enriching the MoxiCloud by passing data into it. By doing this, the data is automatically available to everyone else who is using the data. Imagine this: An agent who is using MoxiEngage CRM gets a new lead from their agent website (hosted by one of our many amazing web partners). It’s automatically populated into the MoxiCloud and into their MoxiEngage CRM account. This lead turns into a new listing and because their transaction management provider and marketing provides are also in the MoxiCloud can automatically generate a transaction room and send the just listed marketing (and the agent didn’t have to do anything). When the listing is pending the client automatically receives an invite to a moving concierge service and signs up. The information on that sign up is populated into MoxiEngage automatically so the agent can be in the know. After closing the transaction, the agent has quick access to gifting services to send a thank you – phew! Get the picture? With everyone contributing to the cloud we can save the agent so much time by reducing all the redundant data entry they are used to.

The value of the MoxiCloud for brokerages

It’s not just the vendors who value in this equation. Many of our brokerage clients are using the MoxiCloud themselves to access their own data in a more streamlined way and even using it for custom development and streamlining their own processes to help their agents. Woah, right?

If you thought this was all a ploy to get people to use our Moxi products (MoxiEngage, MoxiPresent, etc.) you couldn’t be more wrong. We believe our products can stand on their own merit, but we also know they’re stronger with the MoxiCloud and we want others to be stronger with the MoxiCloud too (yes, we want others to succeed). Last year we worked with two of our partners who needed to share data. We built the attributes necessary so one partner could enrich the cloud with their data and the other partner could access it. None of it is being leveraged by any Moxi products… it’s just data sharing in the cloud!

Looking to the future: Your 2019 Real Estate Resolution

As we hit the ground running in 2019, I do hope everyone will get their heads in the cloud and share in our vision. The MoxiCloud and our partner program have come so far in the last few years and I love that we have so much support from all our brokerages and partners! If you’ve stayed with me this far and your brain has exploded into a mushroom cloud from all this cloud talk and you’re thinking “I need to get my head in that MoxiCloud,” don’t hesitate to reach out! You can contact me here.

Posted on January 22, 2019 at 3:42 pm
Tiana Baur | Category: Moxi Partners, Open Platform | Tagged , ,

All About MoxiCloud’s Newest Partner: HomeKeepr

By Tiana Baur, Content Marketing Manager

MoxiWorksHomeKeepr: the best place to find locally recommended home service pros

Recently, we announced one of our newest members of the MoxiCloud: HomeKeepr. HomeKeepr is a full suite of fully branded home maintenance and management tools that is redefining how real estate agents drive value for clients and engage with their communities. Real estate agents use HomeKeepr’s mobile apps and website widgets to unlock the power of their network by connecting clients with their most trusted home service pro relationships — everyone from landscapers to lenders. They’ve joined the MoxiCloud to help agents stay in touch with and remain valuable to past and prospective home-buying clients, generating more repeat and referral business.

Real Referrals by Real People

HomeKeepr is the only tool where homeowners can discover home service pros powered entirely by real referrals from real people they know and trust – their real estate agent! Homeowners can confidently search for professionals knowing their home will be in the care of someone who’s earned their reputation. Say goodbye to hours and hours spent searching and reading reviews!

Your own Mobile App

Upload your own personal directory of trustworthy home service pros to a fully branded mobile app that clients will rely upon to manage their homes for years after a sale. But the HomeKeepr app is much more than that.

It’s also a fully digital representation of the home. Homeowners upload pictures of appliance ID tags and within 24 hours find a full library of user manuals and warranty documents. Upload pictures of receipts and they’ll have at their fingertips a transaction log of every dollar they’ve spent on your home. The best part is that all of it is branded to the agent.

Stay in Touch

HomeKeepr keeps real estate agents in touch with clients long after a transaction through custom-branded blog posts and valuable home maintenance tips. The HomeKeepr branded blogs can be easily shared on all social platforms.

Widgets for your Website

HomeKeepr Widgets are a white-label solutions that turn your website into a destination for clients to return to for years after a sale. With just a couple of lines of code, agents can embed these widgets to create Home Pro Search and Homeowner Blog pages on their own website.

The Integration

The new integration with MoxiWorks, will allow agents to invite their clients to utilize HomeKeepr while the agent is working within their MoxiWorks account. Invited homeowners or prospective buyers will also receive agent-branded home maintenance tips and blog posts educating the homeowner on all things important for successful homeownership.

We’re thrilled to have HomeKeepr aboard! If you’re interested in getting this new tool added to your brokerage, simply contact your MoxiWorks Account Manager or if you’re new to MoxiWorks, you can contact us here.

Posted on January 14, 2019 at 4:22 pm
Tiana Baur | Category: Integration, Open Platform | Tagged , ,

Top 5 Things to Know as a Part-Time Real Estate Agent

By Tiana Baur, Content Marketing Manager

MoxiWorksBeing a part time real estate agent definitely has its pros and cons, but there are specific factors that may or may not persuade you to choose part-time over full-time. After all, throwing your whole self into something will often give you the better results, rather than trying to squeeze it into your already busy schedule. That being said, you have to start somewhere!

Here are five things to know as you start your journey as a part time real estate agent:

1. Keeping in touch with your sphere is even more important.

Since you don’t have time for farming and working leads, staying top of mind for those people you already know and talk to is essential. They’ll be your bread and butter for your real estate business. Make time for coffee/lunches and make sure to interact with them on social media, at the gym, your kid’s soccer practices, auctions, etc., etc.

2. Create a schedule and stick to it.

As a part time real estate agent, you have fewer hours to get things done than your colleagues, so making the MOST of that time is key. Being part time in anything means you have to be more purposeful about the hours you have in a day that are dedicated to that part of your life, and real estate is no different. In order to stay sane, try sticking to a very specific schedule. Pick three days a week you can show homes. Reserve two mornings for coffee meetings with past clients. Plan an hour or two each week for marketing. Whatever you do, make sure it works with your schedule so you can stay consistent with it and don’t burn out.

3. Collaboration is a necessary evil.

Since it’s not your primary business, you may have to share your commission with others. If you know you don’t have the time, pass the prospect or client along to a colleague you trust. It’s not ideal, but it’s better than only giving it partial attention and getting a less-than-desirable review that will live on the internet forever. Plus, let’s be honest, getting that referral fee is still a pretty nice pay day if this is just your side hustle.

4. Say goodbye to time off.

As with anything, having multiple jobs means less time off. However, in the world of real estate, this is true for pretty much everyone. Real estate has no “weekends,” so keep that in mind when you decide to take the plunge.

5. Plan on transitioning to full time.

Real estate isn’t really meant to be a part time gig – at least not by today’s standards, especially when you consider consumer expectations and how competitive being an agent is. Chances are you’re trying on the glass slipper to see if this new career is a perfect fit. If you love it and think it’s for you, plan on transitioning to it full time because you’ll: A. Be able to grow your business faster, B. Build a solid brand that keeps you top of mind, and C. Make more money.

Visit the MoxiWorks blog for more tips & tricks! 

Posted on January 10, 2019 at 7:00 am
Tiana Baur | Category: Open Platform | Tagged , ,