technology

How To Take The Pain Out Of Technology Costs

Michael Audet posted this 841 Views

Recently, I had I conversation with a technology consultant advising a real estate company. They had significant investments in a custom website and system but there were some additional improvements that were recommended. We were talking about how staying current with technology is critical for their image, recruitment and agent retention and I thought we had a productive conversation about how upgrades like this were a necessity. I assumed he was passing this invaluable knowledge to the...

What's the True Cost of Technology?

Michael Audet posted this 1 3,063 Views

How Much Should I Pay and Budget For Technology?      Before I get into what technology should actually cost for real estate professionals today I think we need to look at why this is even an issue.  You could argue that the cost is the cost, etc., but I think there is a deeper issue that impacts many real estate professionals when it comes to paying for technology that we need to look at as part of this conversation.   We get to see it all the time since ...

Timing and Why I Joined Real Estate Webmasters

Michael Audet posted this 1,092 Views

I joined REW five months ago and I still get asked quite frequently why I left the WAV Group and joined Real Estate Webmasters.  If I had to simplify my decision down to a word, it would have to be “timing”.   Timing is the critical element for so many things we do, like when you buy a stock, when you sell, when you move, when you introduce a new product,, etc.  For me, when the opportunity arose at Real Estate Webmasters and I looked at the industry and REW and th...

Broker/Team Technology Self Audit

Michael Audet posted this 1,758 Views

During my talk last week at the REW Summit, I mentioned the importance of doing an audit on your own broker or team technology.  If you are like most people your technology has been put into place over time and often module by module.  As a result, you may now have some core components that are great (like your REW products, of course ) but you may also have some modules that are dated, non-intuitive, expensive, slow, non-integrated, etc.   The paper that follows is a gui...