Real Living’s Business Center is designed to provide agents with all tools, systems and materials they require to do business and operate daily – all centralized in one place! Agents will go here for everything from e-mail, training, announcements, and much much more. Upon on-boarding, each agent will receive their username and password and it is a single login system for access to all tools. Note: Transparency and communication are key within the network and Real Living and the local brokerage can/will push announcements to the network and down to the office level via this platform.
There is tremendous branding value in having consistent e-mail addresses within each individual brokerage. Consumers will see a consistent Real Living set of e-mails for all agents in each brokerage. Agents can point their Gmail, Yahoo, etc. to their Real Living e-mail address.
Real Living provides agents a full contact management platform. Saves agents dollars they typically spend with off-the-shelf products (e.g. Top Producer) Fully integrates with all Prospecting tools we’ll discuss later in the presentation
Real Living will put each LOCAL office’s forms and contracts on the business center so they have a centralized place to access these (e.g. their Business Center)Contracts will be printable from this central location
Real Living provides four levels of sites to its network…National Site = www.RealLiving.com. This site will have search functionality for all markets where we have an MLS feed.Regional Sites = www.RealLivingChicago.com. This site will feature listings from all brokers in a specific DMA.Broker Sites = www.RealLivingBrokerName.com. This site will feature listings from the entire brokerage market (once MLS is integrated). Agent Sites = www.realliving.com/joe.agent. Agents can point their personal URL(s) to their site.
Real Living will provide the Broker website and feed the MLS (for some this will not occur upon signing). Agent sites will be attached and integrated with the broker site Consumer friendly Saves broker time and money of having to deal with managing their own site – Real Living makes it easy
These will activate once MLS integration happens in your local market. Savings for an agent – they do not need to spend $200-$2,000/mo on their website. Fully integrated into the Broker and National website Agent can buy www.yourname.com and forward it to this site which will be www.realliving.com/agentfirstname.agentlastname
Upon MLS integration, Real Living will syndicate all listings to a wide array of national real estate search portals. Real Living manages these partnerships to ensure there is “one-click” access back to the agent/brokerage.
Gen X and Y comprise 80% of the buyers in the market. We need to have instant connectivity to this audience and text me now is a widget that will be on every Real Living agent’s sites/listings Again, note and accessibility stat from NAR’s Buyer and Seller Report 2010.
Real Living has a full agent service center dedicated to helping agents with a variety of topics…Anything from basic computer hard/software issues to “how-to” Business Center related questions.Again, in Real U there is a complete list of Quick Reference Guides (QRG’s) and live tool training to help as well.
The Real Living CO Properties Advantage Our Value Proposition
Our Parent Company Brookfield Residential Property Services is a leading global provider of real estate and relocation services, technology and knowledge. A division of Brookfield Asset Management Inc., focused on property, power and infrastructure assets with over $100 Billion of assets under management. Portfolio of residential real estate brands: Royal LePage, La Capitale, Johnston & Daniel, and Real Living Real Estate. 2nd largest global relocation services company. 2009 Swanepoel TRENDS Report named the company the #1 real estate trendsetter.
Who We Are… Real Living CO Properties The Real Living brand was created in 2002 with the merger of three well established Ohio companies to create the 7th largest real estate brokerage in America. In 2006, earned the Inman Innovator Award as the Most Innovative Franchise. In 2008, named the “Most Promising National Brand” by Swanepoel TRENDS Report. In 2009, named one of the “Top Ten Newsmakers” by Swanepoel TRENDS Report. In 2010, merged with GMAC Real Estate under the Real Living brand. Lllll
Our Company Real Living’s Vision: “Changing the face of Real Estate” by delivering a leading technology platform with integrated tools, resources and services to deliver unparalleled service to franchises, agents and consumers. Industry's 100 Most Influential LeadersInman News has recognized Real Living President Harley E. Rouda Jr. and Brookfield RPS CEO Graham Badun as among the top 100 most influential leaders in the Real Estate industry.
Our Company Strategy Real Living’s Value Proposition delivers scalable and integrated services. Culture A family of franchisees and agents committed to delivering superior customer service in a consistent manner. Innovation From our Brand and Premier Service® program to our new Technology Platform and comprehensive Marketing Programs - Real Living provides you with exceptional tools and resources to serve your clients. These tools and services allow you to get more leads, do more business, make more money, and do it easier.
Marketing Real Living CO Properties provides a comprehensive collection of tools, resources, and services to help agents promote themselves, generate leads, serve their clients and market their property listings.
Premier Service ® Premier Service is our service program designed to create a consistent, reliable, measurable and marketable service experience across the Real Living network. The program is designed to help our agents focus on individual customer’s needs and deliver a more satisfying experience resulting in higher levels of referrals and repeat business that only come from “highly satisfied” customers. Our training, service process and presentation tools are designed to help you communicate the roles you play in the transaction as their Trusted Advisor , Skilled Negotiator and Expert Facilitator , define the value of the service you provide for the commission you charge, and establish client trust and confidence. SM SM SM
Premier Service ® Our service delivery program offers:
Listen to understand the client’s unique goals and special needs.
Establish Expectations mutually agreed upon by both parties.
Commit to these goals and service standards in writing.
Perform the Service by doing what we said we would do.
Measure and Evaluate with our customer satisfaction survey.
Premier Service ® Our 2010 National Results All above, 2010 GMAC Real Estate survey results. The GMAC Real Estate brand was retired and rebranded to Real Living, January 1, 2011.
Traditional Marketing Real Living CO Properties knows the importance of keeping a strong traditional presence in our overall marketing plan.
Digital Marketing Connecting with buyers at the very start of the research phase means greater conversions when the implementation phase begins.
Mobile Marketing You can connect with clients anytime, anywhere, at their convenience . Clients can easily connect with you. Buyer clicks the button – Enters their information – You’re connected! You can send photos and info to potential buyers’ computer, smart phone or tablet. TEXT ME NOW
Market Advantage Real Living’s marketing web delivery system is part of the Business Center:
More than 2500 templates, high-quality printing + great pricing, self printing, email
Can be sent to agent’s online contact database, prospects, by zip code of the agent's newest listing and other targeted means
Monthly eNewsletter customizable with your listings
Web posting capabilities & Slide Show Tour feature*
Listing syndication to LuxuryRealEstate.com, and the Who’s Who of Luxury Real Estate, the #1 luxury real estate site in the world and its syndication partners.
Sales Support Real Living's commitment to sales support includes a comprehensive collection of tools, resources, and services to help agents cultivate new business, serve their clients, and market their property listings. We also ensure brokers have the resources to engage, recruit and retain professional agents.
Generating E-Leads Real Living’s internet strategy focuses on:
Presentation for buyers, sellers, FSBOs, expired listings, etc.
Preferred Vendor Partnerships Real Living is committed to offering benefits, special discounts andpromotions to our Network through strategic partnership. Specialty Items and Apparel Company Store: Branded merchandise and apparel. Business Services Office Depot: Online and retail discounts. FedEx: Up to a 62% discount. Home Ownership Services Real Living Home Protection Plan: Errors & Omission (E&O) Insurance. Stewart : Title Insurance, Sure-Close, a web-based transaction management solution.
Preferred Vendor Partnerships Moving Services Move Advocate: Complimentary service on inter-state moves, Personal Move Consultants provide 3 independent van line bids and impartial advice, checklists and moving tips. Technology Sprint: Discounts on smartphones and wireless service. Lead Generation RealtyTrac: Up-to-the-minute information from foreclosures link on your website, Broker revenue opportunity, Foreclosure training.
Business Support Real Living is focused on providing ongoing business support to our franchisees through a variety of methods ranging from online management tools to sharing our expertise in business planning, forecasting, expense management, mergers and acquisition guidance. We can communicate in a variety of formats including live group meetings and webinars to, in some instances, individualized consulting.
Agent Business Planning Business Plan Template - This simple Excel spreadsheet is divided into specific categories such as lead generating systems and marketing plans, to outline your sales and marketing plans for each month. Business Action Plan – This booklet contains a weekly action plan, overall tally sheet, and budget planning sheets for you to use in planning your business. Perfect for newer agents, it contains helpful tips and business tracking logs. Agent Business Model - Perfect for the experienced agent who is able to enter information based on successful past performances as well as personal goals. Calculations are generated and utilized to establish a business plan to achieve desired results. Real Living believes that those who plan their business activities are more likely to succeed in real estate sales.
Meetings and Events Momentum Annual Conference At our annual event, the entire network gathers together to share successes, learn from each other and industry experts, and recognize the achievements of all Real Living associates. At Momentum, we celebrate real fun, real learning and build real memories while providing a one-of-a-kind venue for networking.
ProfessionalDevelopment Real Living is committed to delivering education and training via Webinars, online tutorials, and in-person to ensure Real Living's agents and brokers are leading the industry in professionalism and client satisfaction.
Learning Power Our “Real U” Learning Management System is integrated into the Business Center. Our education and training courses are focused on real world strategies and tactics that will help you market your services, better serve your customers and close more business. We constantly evaluate and improve our training resources, delivery methods, availability and content to help our brokers and agents exceed the needs of their clients and consumers.
Training Mediums Live Webinars - Live, Real-Time Training
Manager Resources Welcome Packet for New Agents Tool Training Checklist New Agent FAQs Real Time Training PowerPoint Presentations Social Networking Train-the-Trainer Buyer and Seller Seminar Materials Manager Specific QRGs New Construction Certification Class
Continuing Education (CE) Links to training from: National Association of Realtors® Realty U McKissock Thousands of courses from which to choose. Classes on topics ranging from SRES to commercial real estate. More than 40 states available.
Technology Real Living provides an industry leading, integrated technology platform that drives leads to Brokers and Agents, and allows them to work seamlessly with their clients and consumers.
Real Living Business Center Work from anywhere – anytime:
Inventory Marketing Real Living distributes listings on behalf of Brokers and Agents to the entire local MLS, ensuring that buyers visiting other broker and agent MLS enabled sites can view client listings. All listings appear on Realtor.com, the nation’s #1 Real Estate site. Listings are distributed to other major syndication sites and their distribution networks. Our listing placement strategy improves SEO, gives sellers maximum exposure for their listings and provides buyers with convenient access to listing on the market .
Lead Routing & Management The Lead Routing system interfaces with MLS integrated markets, Business Center Contact Manager, Market Advantage and more:
Robust, flexible rules for effective lead routing and quick response times
Strong local Broker and Agent management of locally generated leads
Detailed Activity reports on a number of levels for Agent, Broker and Brand analysis and ongoing improvement
Continued, and enhanced integration with lead incubation and marketing systems.
Text Me Now Instantly Connect with Online Customers Real Living also offers a “Text Me Now” button for clients to reach agents. When consumers click the button, the screen to the right appears prompting them to enter their name, phone number and a message. A text is sent to the agent from Text@RealLiving.com. The agent then has the contact information and can call or text them back instantly! TEXT ME NOW
Enhanced Search Enhanced Listing Search with Advanced Options:
… this information can also used for use in consumer presentations, e-mails, flyers and more.
To learn more about Real Living CO Properties and how you can take your real estate career to next level contact: Al Galperin Broker | Owner Office: 303.377.8100 Mobile: 303.229.4080 Al@rlcoproperties.com Join Our Team!