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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.
Problem with that is that (a) it can be very misleading (like Zestimates!), and (b) the sites tend to carry a TOTAL finished square footage number, but we all know that above-grade (non basement) finished space is much more valuable (both in fact, and to an appraiser) than below-grade. Our 1,200 SF ranchers around here with fully finished basements will show as 2,400 SF, but they are not worth twice as much as the same homes with unfinished basements; however the price per square foot of one will read as half that of the other. I can't imagine Realtor.com (or other aggregator sites) getting into the detail (and misinformation!) of above-grade and below-grade finished space.
Very strange philosophy behind the original post. If it's serious, then you don't blame your phone for not ringing . . you blame your marketing and promotion for not generating the calls. A phone only rings if an outside stimulus ("call to action") causes it to ring.
You need to sign up for Google Apps. That allows you to select the domain (i.e. yours if you wish) with the email becoming the sign-on independent of any Google/gmail/Android sign-on you already have. Google Apps is free but I pay $50 per annum to allow full syncing of Outlook Contacts/Calendar/Tasks between my 2 PC's, laptop, Android tablet and Android phone.
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.
Agreed. There's no one-size-fits-all RE marketing because every agent has a different mix of market, commission fee/rate, inventory average, property type, price range, etc. But I think the intent of the question was more "how much money do you spend per listing" (i.e. variable cost), which doesn't really get answered accurately if one says $0 and the other says easily over $1,000. The $0 might have high fixed costs and the other may not -- or might have huge fixed and huge per-listing costs because of their marketing choices, location, etc. I think the question of "how much do you spend per listing" is coming from a person considering variable costs. But I agree that this group/thread is about teaching and learning so that person might not thought about fixing some of their variable costs. Sorry my previous comment did read a bit wrong based on what I was trying to say.