Reliance Network and 3T CONSULTING Announce Partnership

Reliance Network selects 3T CONSULTING as the only approved and dedicated training system for their national platform.

Portland, Ore. – April, 2016 – Reliance Network, in working with its newly formed partner 3T CONSULTING, has announced a joint training program designed specifically for Reliance Network clients.

“With upcoming enhancements and new products being introduced, we knew it was time to increase our support and training reach to and for our clients” said Sean McRae, CEO. “Partnering with David Teefy and his company 3T CONSULTING is a perfect fit. Reliance Network has worked with “Teefy” since 2002 as an employee, client, and now partner. His in-depth knowledge of the Reliance Network products and system is a unique opportunity for us and our clients to benefit through his powerful and unique training and coaching programs.”

April marks the roll out of new training products for Reliance Network clients. 3T CONSULTING will offer the following powerful programs to benefit the knowledge, use and understanding of the Reliance Network platform, to help their clients and increase the market share of their local business.

3T Consulting

Training and Support programs include:

  • New Client Programs for Company/Region/Office onsite onboarding to Reliance Network
  • Individual Onsite office group programs (per day, weekly or throughout the year)
  • Administrator/trainers and Broker/owner training onsite
  • Online conferencing, video training unique to client needs.
  • Individual office and agent services to increase traffic, generate more opportunities and cultivate online consumers.

“The programs that are now available to Reliance Network clients have a proven record that span 14 years. Easy, fun and clearly what brokers and agents want; hands-on and in-person”, said David Teefy, president of 3T CONSULTING. “I’m very proud and honored to be the only authorized and approved, dedicated training vendor on their nationally provided platform.”

For more information
Contact David Teefy at davidteefy@gmail.com  | Call directly 404.313.0487 | Visit Facebook | Read more here!

About 3T Consulting:
3T delivers interactive, easy, fun and productive training and coaching programs thru the Reliance Network Platform. The company newly formed in 2016 provides knowledge that delivers 20 years of online experience and success thru its owner and founder David Teefy. “Teefy” as he is referred to was co-founder and co-creator of Comstock Net Services Inc. in 1994. The first online marketing/website systems for the real estate industry. In 2002 Teefy joined Reliance Network as product developer and trainer. Providing a unique and fresh perspective to increase their clients recruiting, retention, franchise sales and agent revenue streams using the product and tools. That experience combined with the real estate industry knowledge of 20 years has developed into a highly sought after training program specific to the Reliance Network client base.

 


Staging Tips for Sellers

Staging Tips for Sellers

Spring has arrived, which means real estate season is upon us. When selling your home or property, attracting full price offers is always top priority, and a properly staged home can be your number one asset in drawing as many offers as possible. Here are staging tips to help you prepare your home for the market.

Enhance Your Entry
It’s the first thing buyers see, and most likely serves as the first impression of your house. Utilize the entry by updating the front door color, change out the door hardware (or clean and polish the current hardware). Make potential buyers welcome with a nice mat and some potted plants or flowers.

Clean Out ClutterStagingTips1
The majority of us have too much stuff, and clutter is a huge killer for potential buyers. Be ruthless when it comes to clutter — if you haven’t used it in three months, box it up. If you haven’t used it in a year, sell or donate it. Go one room at a time. It’s ok to have empty space. If you can’t part with something, get creative on how to store it. Rolling bins that fit under beds are perfect for hiding items and getting things out of the way. Too much furniture will also make a home look cluttered and smaller than it is. You want to create space – ask what you can live without. Every square foot is prime real estate.

Move or Float Furniture
Once you’ve moved out the clutter, turn to the remaining furniture. Furniture doesn’t need to be pushed up against walls. Moving and floating pieces can help rooms look and feel bigger. Try moving pieces around, even from other rooms, but remember to keep the perimeters clear with clear pathways.

Staging TipsLet the Light In
Natural light does wonders for a home and makes rooms more inviting. Take down heavy drapery and replace with gauzy and airy fabrics. If you have views, play them up! Look into roman shades, which help with privacy but also let light in. Simple curtain panels made from airy fabrics like cotton twill or translucent linen will let the light in during the day and still help with privacy at night.

Re-purpose Rooms
Do you have a designated junk room? Re-purpose rooms that have lost their identity. Most designers look at junk rooms and envision fantasy spaces: an exercise room, meditation space, art studio, etc.. Re-purpose a clutter/junk room into something that will add value to the house. Also consider loft spaces, stairwell nooks and other areas not utilized or gathering dust as possible areas for increased space.

Light It UpStaging Tips
Many homes are poorly lit, making rooms too dim or harsh on the eyes which can deter buyers when they walk into your house. Try to aim for a total of 100 watts for every 50 square feet. Don’t be afraid of dimmers, and replace light-switch covers that are old, dingy or broken. Uplights also help add depth to a room, especially when positioned behind a plant or piece of furniture.

Add Some Color
Color on the walls or as an accent can really make a room pop. Painting is an inexpensive and easy way to give your house a new look. Neutral colors don’t mean beige or off-white; warm tans, honey and soft blue-greens all attract the eye and help to make a room feel warmer without going overboard. Accent walls can also add a burst of color. If painting is too daunting, add richly colored accessories, pillows and throws for subtle bursts of color.

StagingTips4Add Art and Accessories
De-cluttering is important, but so is playing up what you have in your house. Adding art to a drab wall can also add character to a room. Try breaking up the art by patterning and grouping pictures or images together. Add a small touch by accessorizing your room — layer accessories in threes, with varied heights and widths. The eye naturally reads a room from left to right, so adding a large or striking object in the far right corner will draw the eye to it and make the room seem bigger. Another accessory not to be overlooked: plants. A vase of fresh flowers, branches, twigs or greenery will add depth and character to a room.


New Year To Dos for Your Home

New Year To Dos for Your Home

With the start of a new year, it’s always a good idea to assess your home and its needs. Taking stock of appliances, home systems, and other items that make a house a home will help guide you to home improvements needed, appliances that may be near the end of their lives, and any other updates that can help to boost your home’s worth. Listed below are major home systems to evaluate in the new year to help give you peace of mind.

HVAC

HVACIn the winter and summer months a home’s HVAC (heating, ventilating, and air conditioning) systems are put to good use. January is the perfect month to replace disposable filters or wash permanent ones in your home’s HVAC or humidifier systems. Filters should be regularly replaced or washed when use is high or during peak seasons.

Smoke Alarms and Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors save lives. Checking alarms and detectors is especially important when cold temperatures in the winter leave homes closed up. This month inspect, clean and test your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors, and be sure to replace any that are faulty, no longer working or old.

Fire ExtinguishersExtinguishers

Very few homeowners actually have to use a fire extinguisher; many times these important tools get overlooked for maintenance. January is a great time to inspect and charge any working fire extinguishers you may have in your home. Fire extinguishers should also be placed in all accessible areas of the home where fires are more likely to occur: kitchens, garages or areas that house furnaces, boilers, fireplaces and stoves

Fire Evacuation Plan

Do you have a plan in place in case of a fire in your home? January is the perfect time to form a fire evacuation plan. Go over the plan with anyone who might live with you, and if you have kids dedicate a time to have a practice fire drill. Should your home’s bedrooms be on a second or third floor, invest in a fire escape ladder, many of which can be found at your local hardware store.

Leaking Windows and Electrical Outlets

With winter setting in, finding the weak points in your home will not only help keep your home warm, but it will also help cut down on heating bills. Identify any windows that may have broken seals by looking for condensation on the inside of the window. Examine electrical outlets throughout your home for any drafts, and insulate those that may be letting in cold air.

Check and Test GFCI Outlets

GFCI OutletsGround fault circuit interrupters (GFCI) are a must have in your home. These special outlets protect people from electric shock by monitoring the amount of current flowing through the outlet. If there is an imbalance of current, the outlet trips the circuit of the appliance, cutting off the electricity. You can test GFCI outlets with a circuit tester that has its own GFCI test button. GFCIs do wear out, and their lifespan is about 10 years. Replace GFCIs that no longer function properly — these outlets save thousands of lives each year.

Many homeowners have home safety and preparedness at the top of their priority list, and the New Year stands as the perfect time to discover what improvements and fixes your home will need in the coming months. Other items to look at in a new year:

  • If you’re in an area that is known to have inclement weather, make sure you have proper snow removal equipment and have alternative energy options in case of power outages
  • January is also a great month for reviewing warranties and product information on a furnace, large appliances, and any other big ticket items in the home

Preventative maintenance will not only save you money and keep your home safe, but houses that do not keep up with maintenance have been known to lose up to 10% to 12% off their appraised value. The US Census has estimated that annual maintenance can cost between 1% and 3% of a home’s initial costs dependent upon the geographic location of the home. With the New Year, getting a head start on yearly to dos, and anticipating yearly maintenance, will put you ahead of the issues and have you prepared for any upcoming and unforeseen fixes.


Featured Client of the Week: Prudential Utah Real Estate

www.Pru-Utah.com

At BrokerTec Systems, we offer industry-leading technology solutions and real estate websites for companies and agents around the world. The newest real estate brokerage client to hire us to develop a custom real estate technology package for its company and agents is Prudential Utah Real Estate.

Check out the new website we just launched for Prudential Utah: www.pru-utah.com.

The top-ranking real estate company’s website now includes specialized property search technology, custom home value reporting, market tracker information, automated email prospecting, back-end client management (CRM) system, and so much more!

With annual sales in excess of $3.2 billion and more than 430 full-time professional sales associates, Prudential Utah is one of the leading real estate brokerages in the western United States. Knowing this, we developed the business solutions that Prudential Utah could use to stay on the forefront of the industry and maintain its excellent level of service for clients.

For details about the custom company website development and technology management services we offer top real estate companies and mortgage companies likes yours, call 877.231.3209 or email info@brokertecsystems.com today.


Featured Product of the Week: Client Connect Multiple Listing Service System for Brokers

At BrokerTec Systems, we offer in-house comparative market analysis (CMA) systems and integrated Multiple Listing Service (MLS) databases with high speed searches and near real-time updates for many MLS’s across the United States. Through our specialized brokerage MLS technology, we offer:   

  • Complete replication of the MLS
  • RETS feed and custom MLS management
  • Average updates every 5-10 minutes
  • High-speed MLS Search
  • Intuitive menus and navigation
  • More than 30 custom branded reports: CMA, Home Tour presentations, listing sheets, graphs, flyers, financial & market trend analysis
  • IDX/RETS feeds for use with public facing company and agent websites
  • Automated email alerts and market analytics reports for highly effective prospecting and keep in touch – Property Investment Profile (PIP), Market Tracker and Home Finder
  • Fully integrated with the Client Connect contact organizer (CRM), calendar, task manager, county tax records and transaction manager smart forms
  • Listing History Reports for advertising, appointments, tasks, documents and transactions
  • Email, print, fax or save any report 
  • Real estate market trends and analysis

Your agents will appreciate the custom technology provided to them through our unparalleled MLS system. Not to mention, our Client Connect system will allow your brokerage to become the trusted resource that homebuyers turn to while searching for all of the latest homes for sale in their local real estate markets.

For more information about BrokerTec System’s enterprise-level business solutions or the other real estate technology we offer today’s busy real estate professionals and brokerages, please call 877.231.3209 or
schedule a demonstration today.


Who is BrokerTec Systems?

Partner with BrokerTec Systems and join more than 40 leading brokerages and nearly 20,000 real estate professionals who utilize our business solutions every day. We have the custom technology tools you are looking for to stay on the cutting edge of today’s ever-changing real estate climate. 

From leading company and agent websites to extensive back office applications and automated prospecting tools, at BrokerTec Systems we offer business solutions that are tested and endorsed by top producing agents and industry-leading brokers across the country. Our services include:

–           Real estate website design & development services
–           Company and agent websites
–           Search engine optimization (SEO)
–           Custom MLS, IDX, RETS & CMA solutions
–           Real Estate Contact Management (CRM)
–           Automated prospecting and keep in touch
–           Online seller and listing activity reports
–           Business Forms and eSignatures
–           Market trend reporting
–           Online advertising strategies
–           Ad agency quality marketing resources
–           Social media solutions
–           Email services
–           State-of-the-art support and training
–           Experienced virtual assistance programs 

BrokerTec Systems, LLC specializes in the unique challenges of integrating business technology in the real estate and mortgage industries. Since 1993, BrokerTec Systems’ principle partners have a proven track record of developing, operating and marketing innovative products for mid to large size real estate companies and top real estate professionals. Today, BrokerTec Systems offer one of the most successful and comprehensive product lines in North America. BrokerTec Systems is currently working with more than 40 companies in the United States and Europe – companies ranging in size from 50 to more than 5,000 agents and employees looking for a high-tech competitive edge.

For more information about BrokerTec Systems, please call 877.231.3209 or contact us today. Visit www.BrokerTecSystems.com to learn more.          


Featured Product of the Week: Property Investment Profile (PIP)

Property Investment Profile

One of the most influential and broker-approved systems we offer at BrokerTec Systems is Client Connect™. Client Connect™ has helped thousands of real estate professionals across the country realize the benefits of automated prospecting, keep-in-touch, presentation and much more when it comes to turning real estate leads into clients! 

Through our Client Connect™ Prospecting Center, we offer the Property Investment Profile™ – or PIP, as our happy clients like to call it!

The Property Investment Profile™ consists of:

  • Customizable introduction letter
  • Agent branded 
  • Market or Neighborhood Flash
  • Regional market trends
  • Direct email lead generators
  • Editable subject property
  • Multi-listing street maps and satellite views
  • Appreciation rate and time on market graphs
  • Market summary grids
  • Print as an 8.5”x11” flyer
  • Complete comparable details
  • Click on any listing for complete MLS report
  • Virtual tours
  • Multiple listing photos
  • Satellite view and Street maps
  • Market summary by status
  • Average, high and low analysis

Check out what some of our happy clients have said about the wonders of PIP when it comes to real estate prospecting and keeping in touch with their buyers:

“A few weeks ago, I went on a listing presentation…and it went very well; however I was competing with another agent. The sellers informed me that they were going to hire me but last minute decided to go with the other agent. I was very disappointed and knew I could do a great job for them, so I immediately set them up to receive a PIP every 7 days. A few weeks later the owner called me and told me that they really appreciated my follow up and enjoyed what I had been sending them and decided to go forward with listing with me instead of the other agent…I truly feel that is what helped me to win back this listing!”  
~ Kim D., Broker

“About a month ago, I received a call from a client whom I had 3 previous transactions with…They contacted me from an email they had just received from me… the Property Investment Profile. She had planned on using relocation but wanted me as her agent.  Thanks for the $1,285,000 listing, PIP!! It’s possible that my name or our company may not have come to her mind without the PIP in her mailbox every 30 days for the last 3 years.”
~ Michael B., Broker

To read more success stories from clients who have used BrokerTec Systems business solutions, click here.

For more information about the Property Investment Profile™ available through BrokerTec Systems’ Client Connect™ program, visit www.BrokerTecSystems.com or call 877.231.3209.


Featured Product of the Week: Marketing Center

BrokerTec Systems is known for providing high-quality, professional business solutions for real estate brokerages, Realtors and lending professionals alike. As part of our suite of real estate services, we offer an impressive array of marketing and real estate advertising tools in the industry through our specialized Marketing Center.

With more than 1,200 distinctive, professionally designed pieces for both print and online advertising, you literally have an ad agency right at your fingertips!

At BrokerTec Systems, our Marketing Center features a wide variety of beautiful templates for print, multimedia and email marketing. Each is professionally designed to make real estate agents look like consummate professionals and position their listings to stand apart.

Not to mention, all of the marketing collateral offered through our real estate marketing services is created through an innovative syncing system with your area’s Multiple Listing Service (MLS). That means, with point-and-click simplicity, you can design flyers, postcards, web commercials, virtual tours, enewsletters and more with your photographs and a few lines of text. We make it even faster with our newly integrated Multiple Listing Service Technology.

And with many distribution options, you can send your marketing pieces out to your clients as print pieces, direct mail campaigns, email blasts, burned onto a CD or as a page on your website.

Fast and easy to use, our Marketing Center will help you:

  • Create unlimited marketing pieces for your happy clients, including sellers, buyers, builders, subdivisions, commercial, multi-family, community, family events and more.
  • Save unlimited photos (up to 10 MB in size) to your personal image library for use in all projects.
  • Build your own business brochures and web commercial.

Click here for other Print and Internet Advertising options available through our Marketing Center. Or, for more details about BrokerTec Systems’ premium real estate marketing solutions, please call 877.231.3209 or schedule a demonstration today.


Featured Product of the Week: Social Media

If you’re reading this, you understand the importance of a company blog. Gone are the days of sipping your morning coffee as you sit and scan the headlines of the newspaper. Blogs and other social networking websites are the signs of the times. People are busier than ever and they want quick access to information that is easy to understand – this is especially true when it comes to real estate.

Company blogs are an essential part of real estate marketing in today’s world of web 2.0 and social media. Regular, rotating content and showing your real estate expertise is a big part of gathering an online following.

But, is it possible to spend your limited time focusing on selling homes, and letting the Internet work for you? Yes, it is! At BrokerTec Systems, we offer mini-blogs as the perfect business solution for busy real estate agents and mortgage professionals. Our mini-blogs are a quick, inexpensive solution to introduce you to the world of blogging, without bogging you down with hard-to-understand technology.

Mini-blogs are a great next step into the world of web 2.0. 

  • WordPress-developed for excellent Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and ease of use.
  • Social Media integration of your Facebook and Twitter accounts
  • Expandable – make your real estate blog as large or as small as you want – and grow it when the time is right to make it bigger.
  • Automated or not. Built-in feeds keep your real estate blog content fresh when you’re busy.
  • Pick from dozens of pre-built blog design templates that can be customized for your agent identity and look and feel.

Contact us today and get your Mini-blog started. Call 877.231.3209 or schedule a demonstration today. You may also visit us online at www.brokertecsystems.com.


Featured Partner of the Week: Specific Media

At BrokerTec Systems, we have partnered with leading behavioral advertising network, Specific Media, to help our clients in the real estate and mortgage industries when it comes to targeting the specific audiences they wish to reach. Through advanced demographic, behavioral, contextual, geographic and retargeting technologies, Specific Media works with a Premium Network of name brand publishers with unprecedented scale and accuracy to help us help our clients.

Key facts about Specific Media – our partner in targeted digital advertising:

– Specific Media reaches more real estate consumers than any other advertising network.

– Specific Media reaches more in-market shoppers than any other leading real estate resource.

– Specific Media reaches more than 77% of unique in-market real estate shoppers online, more than double compared to other endemic real estate sites.

– 95% reach – Reaches 180 million consumers monthly, more online consumers than any other media property.

– Specific Media represents more than 2 million websites, while competitors represent only between 250 and 7,000 websites. The depth and variety of websites in our Data Network enables us to build more accurate and specific profiles. Other media companies collect data from a smaller number of sites, limiting the variety and quality of data from which they create profiles.

To discover more about the services Specific Media offers, visit the company’s website: www.specificmedia.com.

In partnership with a global online media company like Specific Media, we are focused on the delivery of targeted marketing services to benefit out real estate agent and brokerage clientele. The challenges of today’s business climate require innovative methods to help brokers maintain a competitive edge. That is why we developed a program that will benefit real estate professionals and help you and your company not just increase internet leads, but most importantly, improve internet lead conversion with measurable closed sales.

For more information about our targeted marketing services, visit www.brokertecsystems.com or call 877.231.3209.