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19
Aug

How to Tell if Cloud Hosting Is Right for You

Quick, what’s your brokerage’s Disaster Recovery Plan (DRP)? Do you even have one? If your answer is somewhere along the lines of, “What’s that?” or “No, we don’t have a plan in place,” then it’s pretty easy to tell whether hosted software is right for you: Yes, yes it is. It’s difficult to overstate the importance of having a DRP

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12
Aug

Enterprise Brokerage Management Software: Four Tips to Ensure a Smooth Implementation 

Changing and implementing a new enterprise software system in your brokerage is a costly proposition, both in terms of fees and time. Some brokerages make the mistake of viewing this as an expense, but software is an investment, and good investments return more than what you put into them. A bad implementation can sour the return on your investment. Based

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12
Jun

Real Estate Recruiting: Three Tips to Keep the Agents You Have

Brokers spend a lot of time recruiting new agents. With the high rate of churn among agents, it’s a necessity. But have you ever stopped to consider how much time you would save if you did a better job of retaining the agents you already have? According to a recent Inman Special Report, “most agents at least think about leaving

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30
Oct

Visit Us at the REALTORS® Conference & Expo in New Orleans

Emphasys Software has been in the software industry for a while now (over 35 years, in fact), and we’ve noticed a trend in the recent expos: a lot of newcomers have been entering the arena, always with the “latest and greatest” new thing to make running your business “easier” or “faster” or even “revolutionary.” Continue reading

2
Sep

The Successful Broker’s 2 Rs: Recruiting and Retention

Finding, hiring and keeping successful real estate agents are critical factors in every top brokerage’s success. Recruiting was the “number one business worry for the nation’s top real estate brokerage executives,” according to a survey highlighted in a RISMedia article. Retaining talent is as crucial as attracting it. Can anything hurt worse than watching your number one agent defect to

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19
Aug

Easy QuickBooks Integration for Real Estate Accounting

QuickBooksTM is a popular accounting choice for real estate brokers, and for good reason. It’s easy to use, reliable, and seemingly universal. When your brokerage hires new people in finance, you don’t have to worry about training them. There won’t be a learning curve. They’ll already know how to use it. An equally important factor: with QuickBooks, your data belongs

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10
Oct

Do you know the 3 digital realities that brokers face?

These digital realities did not develop overnight. They have evolved over the last decade. If your software hasn’t evolved to keep up, it’s a sign that your vendor doesn’t really understand your business needs. Digital Reality #1 Work environments have gone mobile. Regardless of how impressive your offices are, attracting top agents means you have to give them the tools

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25
Jul

Enterprise Solutions for Real Estate Brokerages: Putting the Power of Software Integration to Work for You

A recent article by Teresa Boardman, a contributor to Inman News, chastises large brokerages for treating technology as an afterthought: Most brokerages don’t seem to really understand what an agent needs to know to be competitive in today’s market. If they did, I would see more digital signatures and fewer sideways or upside-down purchase agreements. Part of the problem, she

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23
Jul

Galaxy Gate Chooses Emphasys Software as Preferred Software Provider

We are pleased to announce that Galaxy Gate Real Estate has chosen Emphasys Software to be its preferred software provider. We’re excited about this new partnership and looking forward to offering our integrated suite of products to Galaxy Gate franchisees. “Emphasys is excited to welcome Galaxy Gate to our real estate family. The tremendous growth potential of the Galaxy Gate

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11
Apr

Build or Buy? Considerations for Acquiring Real Estate Broker Software

To build or to buy? In the world of software, it’s an age-old question some might even consider a “question of Shakespearean proportions,” according to InfoWorld. This question also applies to the real estate industry. Should you build your own real estate broker software or should you implement a pre-existing solution built by a third party vendor? There are typically two

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