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Life As A Virtual Real Estate Agent

Tomorrow morning I will get up and go to work…probably in my shorts and tee shirt…likely with my dogs resting by my feet. You see, I am lucky enough to be part of a TRULY VIRTUAL company, eXp Realty.

The environment they have created is unlike any other real estate firm out there that I am aware of. Not only is it the most productive place I have ever worked…it allows me to continue to meet my personal goal of providing WORLD CLASS service to my clients.

Everything I need is at my fingertips anywhere, anytime. I can manage the “massive” amount of paperwork required to put a transaction together without EVER printing anything.

But many Realtors can do that. Right? Well…eXp IS different. And here is why. What really separates us from the rest is that my brokerage actually has a Virtual Office. Here I can logon and meet with other agents not just in my local area, but from around the country. It’s not just a website where I can log in as an agent to do business. It kinda feels like a 3D video game/flight simulator style office. Here is what our Monday morning xCamp looks like.

virtual x camp

What is xCamp? It is a free form learning session where anyone can lead a presentation on anything they think it worth sharing. All are presenters and all are collaborators. Some of the recent subjects have been about Gmail Google docs platform. paperless transaction management, word press blogging and electronic signature options.

Things like using electronic signatures really make life easier. Not only for me…but for my clients as well.

In our Virtual Office we can share windows. What does that mean? If I have something I need help with, I can just put it up on a virtual wall where others can see what I am working on and they can help me out. And these people are SMART! The best SEO and techie people EVER!

Agents who do not know what terms like SEO and wiki mean are falling behind the curve. The future of real estate is happening NOW. Technology is NOT going to slow down…but rather just the opposite. The business is changing quickly and agents who are not up to speed will be left behind.

We have nearly 100 various office spaces, everything from Conference Rooms to Training Centers to Classrooms to Library’s to Personal Offices. We even have a Radio Studio with the ability to live stream to the outside world. Oh, and did I mention that all meetings are recordable and able to be saved for future use. With 100’s of hours of classes recorded…I can learn ANYTIME…even at 2AM when I can’t sleep!

Soon we will probably be able to invite clients and investors into this space to be able to meet with them more quickly and efficiently than having to wait 3-6-9 months before my out of state buyers come to town. Can you imagine picking up your out-of-state client at the airport and knowing you are already “friends” and are on the same page with their wants and needs. If you spent time meeting with them virtually it would make the time you are showing homes WAY more productive.

It’s not for everyone…but I am sure glad I made the switch. I will do anything I can to continue to be ahead of the curve to be able to offer my clients the excellent service they deserve!

If you are an agent reading this and want more information…please give me a call at 602-504-3898 so we can talk…or go here to request more information.

If you are someone looking for a GREAT agent in the Phoenix, Az market to help you buy or sell a home…I would love the opportunity to chat with you.

If you are looking for a GREAT agent to help with your real estate need please give me a call at 602-504-3898 or 888-897-7821 x 114. Plus, I have a GREAT search tool on my web site that gives you the ability to search the entire MLS…just like agents do. Very COOL!  ;) Go to Metro Phoenix Homes and check it out! If you save even one home as a favorite, you will be prompted to enter contact information. If you do this…YOU can create and save as many searches as you would like. It is THE BEST MOST ACCURATE SEARCH OF OUR LOCAL MLS!!

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