Lately the agents that I have been training/counseling/coaching have all gotten very busy with transactions. Their prospecting has paid off and now they are managing transactions in escrow.
Many of them have commented on how hard it is to manage all the many tasks that each escrow produces and they always seem to have a nagging feeling that they are overlooking something. Sound familiar?
One of the ways to get business that is quite effective is to get referrals from past clients and to also get their repeat business. The best way to get referrals from past clients is to do an excellent job for them on the current transaction. Missing deadlines or overlooking important details is NOT conducive to getting referrals or repeat business.
So, I went on the search to find a tool that met the following criteria:
- Drop dead easy to use!
- Made for real estate agents
- Free or very low cost
- Accessible anywhere or any device
- Keeps track of deadlines and reminds when something is due
What I found is a product called Nekst. It answers all of the things that I thought were needed and then some.
It is web based, so it is platform agnostic. In other words it will work on PCs, Macs, iPhones, iPads and Android phones and tablets.
You can watch their intro video here: https://vimeo.com/85539040 which will give you a great overview of what it does. If you want to visit their website for more info go here: http://www.Nekstapp.com
If you think that this is just another CRM you are going to be surprised, as in no way is it a CRM. If you think it’s just another Task Manager, you’ll be surprised at that too.
It truly fills a niche in our business that hasn’t really been filled before and it does it in a way that even the most technophobic agent can master.
I’ll leave you with a quote from the Nekstapp website:
Traditional Transaction Management systems are about paperwork management, not process management. CRMs are about generating a client, not ensuring that they have an awesome buying or selling experience. Nekst is the tool you need to ensure you deliver a buying or selling experience that is worthy of referrals. After all, isn’t that what we all want?
PS – If you are looking for a CRM product, I suggest that you look here: http://realtytechbytes.com/real-estate-crm-for-everyone-even-if-you-are-not-techie