Archive for August, 2009

[Virtual Agent] is an amazing tool for both realtors and loan officers

Mark Wright—Loan Officer, Axiom Financial, LLC:

Coldwell Banker Connect is an amazing tool for both realtors and loan officers. I have had a lot of success with this new technology. Most people want an easy and comfortable home buying experience and how convenient that they can get most this information upfront via text. I have had a lot of opportunities to reach out to clients just by the touch of my cell phone.

The other great thing about CB Connect / Virtual Agent is that it has enabled me to better my relationships with my realtor partners. It is nice to know that we are both getting the same leads and are working together. For example, I had an actionable lead come over; I had them preapproved while the clients were still sitting in their cars at the home. I called the realtor who had the home listed and gave them the info. They happened to be out of town and had no idea that the lead came over. When I emailed the real estate agent a preapproval letter and said here is a client for you, they were ecstatic!! This client currently is searching for properties and will hopefully close soon. This tool works and I am so excited to see how it will help my business grow.

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Def Leppard Knows What We Know!

Last night I took a Rock and Roll trip down memory lane at the Usana Amphitheater while watching Def Leppard perform all of their hit songs from the 80’s and 90’s. Cheap Trick and Poison warmed up for them. What can I say? It was awesome! They may be old but they still can rock!

After Poison finished up with ‘Nothin’ but a Good Time’ and before Def Leppard came on, the MC of concert (some local DJ) held up an autographed Gibson V guitar, signed by all the members of the bands. He yelled out to the crowd of about 10,000 and said, “ who would like to win an autographed guitar”?!! The crowd cheered.! Maybe they thought he was just going to throw it at some random person. Then the MC said, “ok, grab your cell phone and text def leppard to 32411.” He repeated the instruction and I looked around to see thousands of fans pull out their phones and start dialing.

Now, being in the business I’m in, I knew exactly what was going on and why. WHAT was going on? All of those fans cell numbers from that show were being captured. WHY? Because Def Leppard knows what all of us at Virtual Agent know!  Mobile marketing works!

I’m going to go pop in Def Leppard’s Pyromania CD…. Back then didn’t have cell phones.  So, yeah… I may be getting old but I can still rock too! I know a good thing when I see it. Looks like Def Leppard does too!

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