On occasion we hear people say they don’t use MySite for their clients, available to all IRES subscribers at no charge. WHAT?! No MySite? You are missing out if you don’t utilize this tool!
The first thing I did when I started searching for my first home was set up an automated search and enable MySite. From that moment on, I found myself checking it more than my Facebook or Gmail account which I normally check multiple times a day! First, I set up the search to include 3 communities. My price range was the same as anyone buying their first home – limited! – and up to $150,000. Each time I logged on, I would open a new listing and scroll through all the photos, disappointed when a listing had only one or two, and would hardly consider the ones without any photos.
After I studied the photos, I would look at the map and study the location. After that, I would look at the HOA costs and regulations and then sort the listings into Favorites, Maybes or Trash. I spent so much time on MySite! It was one of the most important tools in finding my first place. Sure, I could have searched on ColoProperty.com® or sorted through the emails my agent sent me, but it just wasn’t the same. MySite was customized to exactly what I wanted!
With inventory being low, I found many properties listed with an Active-Back Up status, meaning they were under contract before I had a chance to see them, let alone write an offer. Several times I wrote an offer immediately only to find out that someone had already beat me to it, or offered cash, which I couldn’t compete with, but MySite was great because I was able to see those status changes in real time, straight from IRESis.com.
MySite is a great asset to your business! It offers your clients up-to-date listing information and does the work for you while you juggle all your other tasks. Set up MySites in IRESis under the Contacts+ tab, Contacts/Prospects icon. To learn more, click the “Help” link to see videos and step by step instructions or register for our “Automated Client Searches & MySite” class. As always, if you have questions, give IRES a ring!