Don't Make These 15 Mistakes When Planning a Technology Change

Posted by Jocelynne Haslett on 1/7/19 4:47 PM

Brokers know that change is inevitable if they are going to stay competitive and enjoy continued success. Given technology advances so quickly, without change office systems can quickly become dated, making recruitment and retention - the cornerstone of any real estate business - a challenge. But a technology change to a key system can be disruptive and overwhelming for those involved. How do you lead the organization through it to mitigate resistance and instead inspire support and excitement?

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Topics: iBroker, Office Management, brokers, real estate strategy, back office, technology, change management

Broker Insights: 2018 NAR Technology Report

Posted by Jocelynne Haslett on 12/6/18 5:29 AM

The National Association of REALTORS®* recently surveyed its members about the current technology landscape in the real estate industry. The published results offer Brokers some valuable insights into technology trends, needs, wants and perceptions they may want to consider when planning out their strategies and technology spend for 2019. 

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Topics: iBroker, Office Management, brokers, real estate strategy, back office, technology, nar

Brokerage Benchmark & Averages Report

Posted by Jocelynne Haslett on 11/22/18 3:24 PM

In order to run a profitable real estate brokerage, Brokers need to know and understand the metrics that impact the bottom line. Only then can they make profit predictable and set themselves up for long-term growth. Also, knowing how your financial metrics compare with others is invaluable when making strategic financial and operational decisions - especially if you're contemplating a merger, acquisition or exit strategy. However, many Brokers don’t know where to access accurate data to compare with or they question the reliability of the data they do have.

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Topics: iBroker, Office Management, brokers, real estate strategy, benchmark, back office, peter mueller

What's Your Retention Carrot?

Posted by Jocelynne Haslett on 10/16/18 4:00 PM

Successful brokers understand that recruiting and retaining talent are essential to maximizing their growth potential. Many would agree that getting talent in the door is the easier step. It's getting them to stay for the long haul that is the challenge. It can be a significant investment of time and money to nurture and recruit top talent. The last thing you want is for your new recruit to leave prematurely. But, how do you get them to stay? What carrots, or incentives, should you dangle to cultivate loyalty among your agents? 

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Topics: iBroker, Office Management, recruitment, retention, brokers, real estate strategy

Calling All Recruitment Experts!

Posted by Jocelynne Haslett on 9/28/18 6:37 AM


Are you a pro when it comes to recruiting talent? Do you have creative or innovative ways to attract talent and wonder why others are not doing the same? Are you willing to share your expertise with others? We're creating an eBook on recruitment strategies and seeking insight from industry experts. Help us shed light on the best strategies out there. At iBroker, we understand the ongoing challenge to recruit and retain talent and are committed to offering Brokers solutions through innovative technology and insight. 

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Topics: iBroker, Office Management, recruitment, retention

New iBroker At-A-Glance Video

Posted by Jocelynne Haslett on 8/16/18 9:20 PM

Have you heard rumblings about the new easy-to-use back office management solution on the market, but haven't had time to look into it? We understand. Not many business owners have the luxury of time to sift through online reviews or read lengthy whitepapers when searching for new software. 

That's why we've put together a quick overview video on iBroker, the simplified office administration solution for real estate. In just 90 seconds, you will have answers to many of the questions Brokers ask when trying to determine if iBroker is right for their business. 

Watch now or request a live demo.

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Topics: iBroker, Office Management, video

How Effective is Your Agent Recruitment Process?

Posted by Jocelynne Haslett on 7/10/18 1:38 PM

As a Broker, you know getting new talent in the door is essential to the ongoing success of your brokerage, but it can be a challenge to attract talent that will make a real difference. Although in-office perks like free daily coffee or a corner office may be compelling, they are not enough to sway the type of agents you really want to keep. You need to be more strategic and offer true value that differentiates you from the other contenders they may be considering.

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Topics: iBroker, Office Management, recruitment, retention

A Profitable Brokerage Starts with Clarity of Your Vision and Goals

Posted by Peter Mueller, CEO of The Profit Centre on 6/21/18 12:52 PM

The clarity and commitment to your vision and goals will ultimately pave a path to your destiny and your success. The problem is that typically they are not clearly defined.

I have discovered that the typical broker was a successful REALTOR   who would never consider compromising their commissions to a potential customer. They would have a strong listing presentation that would identify their points of distinction. They take time and effort in a strategic manner in order to validate their services to command the fee they feel they are worth. One of the methods is to prove that by listing their home with them, the customer would net more money in less time than their competitors. The disturbing part is that many of them did not take that skill and apply it to their brokerage business.
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Topics: iBroker, PeterMueller, Office Management, ProfitCentre, gross profit

How to Triple Profits Without Raising Fees

Posted by Jocelynne Haslett on 3/19/18 12:52 PM

This month, Peter Mueller, CEO of The Profit Centre, and Carlos Matias, CEO of GryphTech and Creator of iBroker, held a popular Broker webinar to share what every broker needs to know about running a profitable business. Leveraging decades of industry experience, they discussed how to analyze financial and operational metrics to effectively inform business strategy and how to implement a killer strategy proven to increase profitability.

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Topics: iBroker, PeterMueller, Office Management, ProfitCentre, gross profit

iBroker & The Profit Centre - We're Better Together

Posted by Jocelynne Haslett on 2/17/18 6:44 PM

Increase Profits with iBroker and The Profit Centre

iBroker, a powerful real estate brokerage back office management application by GryphTech Inc., has partnered with leading business evaluation software company, The Profit Centre, to offer insight and tools Brokers need to run an efficient and profitable business.

Shared customers enjoy a streamlined workflow between applications bringing together financial, operational and analytical tools that offer real-time insights integral to a growing and profitable brokerage. Together, Brokers benefit from a one-of-a-kind back office solution that is not only easy to use, but provides the clarity needed to increase profitability.

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Topics: iBroker, ProfitCentre, PeterMueller, profitability, back office, Real Estate Software, Office Management, Real Estate, Brokerage