Our client, a Fortune 500 real-estate company, provides real-estate buy and sell services all over the United States. This client was looking for ways to use the latest technologies to make real-estate agents become more efficient. Moreover, the company wanted to address the needs of tech-savvy younger generation customers as well as real estate agents. The sales process, right from lead acquisition to real-estate sale, had several areas of improvement. Agents lost time and money interfacing with third-party vendors for photography, print and marketing needs.
Our professionals analyzed the challenges as well as available technologies and suggested a Customer Relationship Management solution. Though a typical CRM may not fit this challenge, workMETHODS recommended a unique approach to leverage customizable CRM framework to modify existing modules to address the above challenges. workMETHODS selected SugarCRM, an open-source CRM solution, as a CRM framework and customized it to fit the client requirements.
Our solution allows agents to manage real estate sales transactions end-to-end. Agents can manage all property-related information in one place. Agents can better collaborate with photographers for photoshoots. Moreover, using the photos uploaded for the property, the agent could instantly build a vibrant video tour. The agent could then use the video tour reference in marketing collateral.
The solution provided agents tools to create brochures, postcards, table-top tents, etc. With a simple drag-and-drop, agents could prepare marketing collateral from a pre-designed set of templates.
The flagship feature of this solution allowed agents to instantly purchase a list of potential buyers from an interactive tool that used Google maps, USPS data, and integration with large databases like Dun and Bradstreet, Experian, ADVO, etc. The tool allowed about 60+ demographic criteria to let agents narrow the target list.
In a nutshell, this feature-rich solution made the agents very productive.