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DOTLOOP - strange issue. I'm not a regular user, just an occasional free User when I receive a Dotloop offer from another agent. Just had one, contract ratified after a counter, and the ratified contract has a date/time ratified on it, but all the initials and signatures have gone blank - both on the screen and on the printed page. Has anyone seen this? The buyer's agent says it is a bug in Dotloop, but that seems more than a "bug" to me! It didn't happen last time I used the service. Any ideas?
I'd welcome some thoughts (prompted by Jimmy's post/question about business leads from FB). It is clear and well known FB policy that regular pages should not be used for business, only personal use; and that Business Page covers should not include URL's or other "links", only branding if necessary. Checking through a lot of people posting in this group, there is clearly a flagrant disregard for these rules, and in some cases I have seen personal pages that look like a Business Page on crack! I in turn have been very diligent in observing the rules on both pages. Who's the fool? And does it matter?
Sorry, it appears I offended one person, though my own response to her suggesting she was being over-sensitive got two "likes" with no other objections. Holier-than-though false piousness doesn't work for me, so I'm removing myself from the group.
My comment was just a response to your original suggestion of *why* people go online first before making contact . . I'm not knocking any ideas to try to keep in contact. I don't profess to, or claim, any special ideas, and I'd love some myself. Like others, I have Facebook for a good few past clients (personal page and business page), always send Christmas cards (now electronic), try to follow up after closings and as occasions arise, etc. I do *not* have an ongoing frequent "drip" system for past clients as I know how that irritates the heck out of *me* when I keep getting them from various suppliers. However instead I *do* have a monthly newsletter (Realty Times) which I have very heavily customized including a local market update, my latest listings, and personal promotion - I subscribe everyone who registers on my IDX or contacts me through other ways, they have to opt-in and can unsubscribe any time, but I get many favorable comments from both people I've worked with and some I don't know at all!
Quickbooks is so much more expensive and, IMHO, overkill for what a Realtor needs. Quicken Home & Business does everything needed for a Realtor's bookkeeping, including mutli-level categories and tagging, invoicing, great reports, etc
ZipForms won't work for one. Security problems from Java result in not keeping it updated. You cannot believe the number of times I have uninstalled a version of 6 and then installed the latest version and poof like magic, agents' computers start working again. 7 will notify you there's an update to install just like Windows but you have to do it. Not updating Windows, Java, Acrobat Reader, and Flash are responsible for more than 90% of security breaches. I sent out an article awhile ago where they tested computers without updates and they got infections in less than 1 day. Computers with full updates took 11 months to get an infection (from users downloading what they shouldn't). Users will always be the number one security risk.