Giving Back to Your Community with Clients

By Jessie Trapp, Marketing Coordinator

November 21, 2019

 

Giving Back to Community

Here at MoxiWorks, we have such an abundance of signature sayings and mantras that we’ve practically created our own language.

While each and every one of them contributes to the culture and environment that we’re all fortunate enough to be a part of, there’s one in particular that we truly value to our core.

 

That saying is simply: “Think outside the building.”

 

Giving back to our communities is something that should be made a top priority year-round, but as the chilly winter months arrive it’s especially important to go above and beyond with what we do for others.

When it comes to doing good, our belief is that the more is always the merrier. Here are a few ways to get your sphere involved in showing gratitude to those in need this season.

 

Host a donation-based exercise class.

Contact a local cycle or yoga studio and ask if they are willing to volunteer their space and an instructor’s time to co-host a charity event. Invite your exercise obsessed contacts to your class in exchange for a reasonable donation. Promote it on your social media channels and encourage the studio and possibly even the charity (depending on which one you choose) to push it on theirs as well.

In one sweaty event, you are partnering with a local business, donating to charity, growing your sphere, and getting a killer workout in. Talk about multitasking.

Play pet matchmaker.

Although humans are important too, don’t forget about the furry friends out there who are in need of a home.

Consider partnering up with a local animal shelter to help match stray animals with loving homes. This could be something as major as hosting an adoption event, or as subtle as posts on social media or add-ons to one of your regular emails/newsletters.

Who doesn’t love seeing a cute animal pic? It certainly won’t do any harm, and even if your contacts can’t take in an animal themselves, they may be able to connect you with someone who can.

Organize a park cleanup.

Hosting an event to cleanup a local park is a great way to get people involved while also having some fun outside. Make sure to have all the supplies you’ll need ready to go. This includes bags to put trash in, music to keep the spirits high, snacks to keep people working hard, and treats to keep the people happy.

Not only is an event like this good for the environment, but it’s an easy way to make a big impression on a lot of people, all at one time.

Food drive.

Hosting a food drive for those in need is a fairly straightforward way to make an immediate difference in one’s life, however, instead of simply putting the word out about it – make it more personal.

Send out an announcement about it to the people that make up your sphere and offer to personally pick up their donations from them. Although it may require more work from you than simply having them leave it at your doorstep – trust us on this one. Picking it up yourself provides you with a valuable opportunity to make a face-to-face impression they won’t forget.

After you collect the donations, make sure to send out a “your community thanks you” note in the following weeks to those who participated. Not only will this extra step help you stay top of mind and reinforce the positivity, but they’ll appreciate the acknowledgment that they made a difference is someone’s life.

Donate in their names.

Although this might not be a realistic action for everyone in your sphere, pick the main people that you believe are likely to list sooner than later and make a reasonable donation to a charity in their name. Send them the certificate with a note explaining it. Oh, and make sure the packaging looks pretty.

Although it may not be as personal as a face-to-face interaction, it will surely boost your rep and make them more likely to think of you the second they decide to list.

Collect clothing.

Let’s face it – all of us could probably stand to go without a few items in our closet, especially if they haven’t seen the light of day since the 80s. As with the food drive, do your best to pick up the clothing donations from your clients personally.

Consider taking it a step further by including the specific organization that their donations will be going to. Not only will it force you to be more organized, but it will lead them to become more invested and (hopefully) more likely to be generous with their donations.

Care packs.

Another meaningful way to donate is to make care packs for the homeless. These can really include anything you’d like, but many care packs include items such as:

• Toothpaste & toothbrushes
• Gloves/warm hats/socks
• Handwritten notes
• Protein bars
• Hand wipes
• Band aids
• Combs
• Dog/cat food (if they have a pet)

 

You can either simply collect donations and create the packs yourself, or you can host a party where everyone works together to fill the bags. Either way, it’s a great way to make people feel cared for through some good old-fashioned teamwork.

Posted on November 21, 2019 at 8:38 am
Jessie Trapp | Category: Open Platform

API Nation: MoxiWorks Onboarding Just Got Even EASIER

By Tiana Baur, Marketing Manager 

October 30, 2019

 

API Nation

In our forever quest to provide the best tools, services, and experience to our clients, we continue to grow and expand the MoxiCloud open platform. For us, making onboarding easy is a major priority and we’re proud of just how easy that process has become. However, like technology, onboarding can always get better and faster as well, which is why we’ve partnered with API Nation to make our easy onboarding process even easier.

How it Works

Changing technology solutions can be hard, especially when you have to move over years and years of contacts, that sometimes even exist in different places. Now you can bid tedious file work adieu. Instead of having to go through the often-painstaking process of moving over your own contacts to a new CRM, API Nation quickly and accurately syncs them into your MoxiEngage CRM account for you!

Agents can bring over full contact information, including notes and custom fields (yay!), and API Nation automatically imports and ensures 100% integrity of that data, so agents can rest easy knowing that every important piece in their sphere is in MoxiEngage and ready to go. That means all of your client’s birthdays, house-iversaries, and more will seamlessly move into your new CRM.

The entire process only takes about two minutes to set up and one minute to complete. We know, how fast, right?! If you’re currently a user of MoxiEngage you can try it out for yourself here!

More on how this integration works here.

More on API Nation

The heart and soul of API Nation is very similar to that of MoxiWorks, which is what makes this partnership and integration that much more exciting! Since launching, API Nation has been working to connect software systems and expand their power and reach by building and automating workflows between them.

From sharing contacts with marketing systems, pulling real estate listings from MLSs into brokers’ tools, to automating e-commerce orders, invoices, shipments, and payments, each app they connect, and each workflow they build, saves thousands of hours and brain cells from mundane, tedious work.

We’re so excited to have you on the MoxiCloud open platform, API Nation!

Posted on October 30, 2019 at 7:15 am
Tiana Baur | Category: Open Platform | Tagged ,

Brace Yourselves: Industry Consolidation is Coming

By York Baur, CEO of MoxiWorks

October 22, 2019

brace yourselves, industry consolidation is coming

As we race towards 2020, we find ourselves in the late stages of the longest market expansion in United States history, which has led to some of the largest sums ever invested into real estate technology. To put things in perspective, back in 2008 there was only $20 million invested, whereas today that number sits comfortably around $4 billion.

real estate technology funding

via Forbes

While this is generally a good thing, there is a major thorn in the side of it all: the fact that the early projections for many companies of the amount of investment it would take to achieve success was wildly inaccurate.

Assumptions vs. reality.

The data challenges in residential real estate, combined with the investment required for enterprise-class systems, mean that many companies have underestimated the investment needed to achieve scale and profitability. Not only that, but many technology companies chose to sell directly to real estate agents because to them it looked like a shorter path to revenue. Unfortunately, that carries with it a massive customer churn and high customer acquisition costs, both of which limited the ability to get to meaningful revenue.

All of this makes for many, many companies in the real estate technology struggling to raise money and remain viable. The problem is, how can you tell who will survive and thrive and who will be hanging on for dear life or worse yet, gone altogether?

Brokerages beware: You must vet your technology before you sign the dotted line.

To all brokerage customers out there, beware – you need to research the financial health and financial backing of your vendors or it might end badly. The key is choosing an open platform vendor so that you have flexibility to change products out easily if and when they fail. None of us, me included, can truly know who will win and lose in the technology race so you need to protect your brokerage and agents for whatever the outcome may be.

Industry Consolidation + Risk Aversion

With the recent news of the Soft Bank’s WeWork disappointment and a very uncertain future for their other real estate investments and endeavors, we are going to start seeing risk aversion on the part of investors looking at our industry. Industry consolidation is a natural thing. As everyone races one another, only a handful come out on top. When that happens, the best-in-class products will be acquired and/or merged with other best-in-class products, and those that have struggled will likely lose out.

That’s why a well-capitalized platform provider is also a safer choice because they are in the best position to acquire the companies that are struggling and produce future stability for you and your business. It’s obvious that risk aversion and industry consolidation is near, and everyone better be ready for it when it arrives.

Posted on October 22, 2019 at 7:05 am
Tiana Baur | Category: Open Platform | Tagged ,

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?

 

 

 


 

 

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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 ,