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Residential Real Estate and the VR Revolution

VR is transforming the landscape of industries across the globe – the real estate industry is no exception. Over the past few years, VR has become a topic of conversation among leading real estate brokerages. On the commercial side of the industry, VR has been most apparent in the retail sector. Brands like Tommy Hilfiger

3 Ways to Grow Your Brokerage with Social Media

Despite the challenging nature of social media marketing, it’s more integral to your brokerage’s success than ever to effectively position your brokerage in the marketplace. It’s time to stop ignoring how marketing your brokerage’s services has changed; modern agents need modern marketing solutions. 1. Use Social Media to Engage With Qualified Prospects It’s easy to

Updater Client Spotlight: Mark Spain Real Estate

A real estate company doesn’t get nationally ranked by the Wall Street Journal overnight — just ask Updater client Mark Spain Real Estate! Although the Mark Spain Team became independently operated Mark Spain Real Estate only five months ago, the firm’s 20 plus years of experience has it growing at lightning speed. We sat down with

The 5 Vital Steps to Buying Real Estate Technology

So you’re tired of your agents using Google Spreadsheets, or worse, actual sheets of paper to keep track of the latest updates on their leads. Maybe you still send your email marketing through Outlook, and you know it’s time to find a platform that can handle larger lists. You’ve decided it’s time for a change,

An Open Letter from Millennials to the Real Estate Industry

Dear Residential Real Estate, I’m a millennial, but don’t call me one. Most of us hate the term because of the negative association that seems to always go along with it. I’m tired of being called entitled, soft, lazy or spoiled. I’m a first time home buyer, which means I’ve probably spent nearly a decade

REcast Episode 1: John Makarewicz, President of Mark Spain Real Estate

The first episode of REcast RES featured the President and Co-Owner of Mark Spain Real Estate, John Makarewicz. Co-host Greg Stewart (COO here at REthink) peppered John with questions covering a wide range of residential real estate technology topics. John’s team has been number one in Atlanta for over a decade, so having a chance to

How Mark Spain Real Estate Uses REthink CRM

The world of residential real estate technology seems to be growing a little more crowded every day. Some companies & technologies have been around for a decade or more, and others appear to be popping up overnight. What hasn’t changed is the CRM platform as the central hub in terms of technologies leveraged within the

Salesforce Winter ’16 Release

Last month, Salesforce wrapped up their annual Dreamforce conference, which has grown to be the largest software conference in the world. At Dreamforce, the new release of the Salesforce Lightning Experience (a new mobile and desktop user experience) stole the show although there are several noteworthy enhancements that we don’t think should go unnoticed.  This month is the

Austin: The #1 Place to Work, Live, and Play

  Austin, Texas, The Live Music Capital of the World, the next Silicon Valley, and the city we call home is heating up in every way.  From its vibrant housing market to its lively tech scene, Austin is exploding with new opportunities.  Not to mention, it’s also a ton of fun with it’s “Keep Austin Weird” mentality. Work – Austin was just

Think Tech Labs – Top 50 Fastest Growing Companies in Central Texas

Think Tech Labs makes it on the Austin Business Journal’s Fast 50!   Things are definitely heating up in Austin this summer.  The “Live Music Capital of the World” has been ranked by Fast Company as the #1 City for Tech Jobs and by Forbes as the #1 Best City to Invest in Real Estate for 2015