Connect Magazine May/June 2019 - Page 9

Q & A: Nick Bejelis Fort Myers Realtor® Nick Bejelis is host of the RPCRA podcast “Realtor® Riff Raff” and co-host of the monthly video series “Realtors® Corner.” How important is social media for Realtors? With over 90% of consumers beginning their search for a new home online it’s important now more than ever to have an internet presence. And no better way to do that than through social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc. Social media allows Realtors® to showcase their business and demonstrate their knowledge and experience while simultaneously allowing them to become relatable by building rapport and engaging Which other industry-specific software/ like Showingtime and CSS schedule and with prospective clients. apps do you recommend? confirm home showings while gathering There are always new apps, software, listing feedback. Or apps like Planoly or What’s your favorite map software/ gizmos, etc. that are designed to make your app and why? life easier and it’s hard not to get caught I am on the road a lot driving from listing to up in the hype with it all. That’s why I listing all over the map. So, for me hands- free helps tremendously. I usually ask Siri to take me wherever the next destination is, and she calculates the fastest route and even takes traffic patterns into consideration. There are other apps I use for different purposes like Waze, which pinpoints traffic accidents and speed traps. Ultimately it depends what works best for you and how comfortable you are with your device while behind the wheel. Just make sure to pull over before inputting any address. investigate a technology before committing to it. While an app/software program may be free, it could end up costing you a lot of hours that would be better Hootsuite that schedule, manage and report social media content easily. These programs streamline my business and allow me to focus on the tasks that require my attention. Can’t Realtors® just continue to use the served elsewhere in your business. Or on old ways of doing things? the flipside, you could be subscribed to The real estate industry is constantly something or spending money when your evolving, and you must evolve with it dollars would be better served elsewhere in to remain relevant. Don’t fight or ignore your business. That’s why I utilize tools that change, embrace the challenge and apply make life simpler for me and save me time. technology to become more profitable and Apps like Dotloop or DocuSign that send successful in your profession. That’s why I documents for signature from any device maintain the Moneyball mindset — adapt or and set signature notifications. And apps die. n