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Daniel is a San Diego real estate agent focusing on Santaluz homes for sale. He also has a passion for helping people moving to San Diego and introducing them to the city he loves.

Product Review – Quicksilver Real Estate Solutions

by Daniel Beer on 1:49 pm May 24, 2013

I spent a few hours yesterday going through an in depth demo of the Quicksilver Real Estate Solutions platform.  I thought the GEB community would like to hear my thoughts in case anyone here is considering them for their web platform. The first thing that should be mentioned is that it is a complete start to finish platform involved.  That includes lead capture, integrated IDX, Single Property Websites integrated right into site, search widgets for your existing WP sites, a comprehensive CRM, Drip System, and … Read More »

Could the Carmax Model Work For Real Estate?

by Daniel Beer on 7:09 pm January 4, 2013

real estate no haggle pricing

Two years ago I was exposed to the Carmax no haggle pricing model when I purchased my 6000 mile old Prius and I thought it was a brilliant marketing angle.  In a car market that had become over complicated for car buyers that didn’t really ever know if the price was really the price, this model become a huge hit.  Could this work in real estate? I recently launched a new Long Island NY MLS portal for real estate buyers in both Suffolk and Nassau County along … Read More »

Video Email Marketing Made Easy

by Daniel Beer on 6:02 pm September 26, 2012

BombBomb

For the last number of months I have been considering a video email marketing software called BombBomb and I have finally decided to take the plunge.  After having done so much research I thought GEB readers would like to get the cliff notes version of what I learned and why I decided to do this. I originally learned of the service from the Champagne and Parisi team, one of the leading marketers of luxury property in the Boca Raton market. Below is a written interview … Read More »

How DocuSign Helped Me Make $35,977 While On Vacation

by Daniel Beer on 8:44 am July 24, 2012

Docusign for real estate

Being a creative person with a hyperactive imagination, I find myself playing “what if” games fairly often, and I thought the Geek Estate crowd would be interested to hear about my latest episode.  I found myself asking the following question, “If I had to give up all but one of the many tools I use in my business , which would it be?”    The answer was a no brainer.  I would hold on to DocuSign and dump the rest.  I’ll tell you why. First off, for … Read More »

The Best Agent Video I Have Ever Seen

by Daniel Beer on 6:26 pm July 8, 2012

Over the last three months or so I have had the privilege of getting to know a sharp Manhattan Beach Real Estate agent named Greg Geilman. Interestingly, we met half way across the country, where he showed me the amazing things he has done with video.  Within a few moments I knew I was dealing with a true professional that is going to make a dent in his local market for years to come. Greg taught me the power of video.  Take a look at his agent … Read More »

Zillow Reframe – A New Point Of View

by Daniel Beer on 6:21 pm May 29, 2012

I recently made my first significant contribution to the ongoing Z, T, R saga, which I urge you to read and consider here.  Though it was posted on another source, I thought it was significant enough that I did not want GEB readers to miss out on the discussion. In short, I feel that while Z, T, and R are not my favorite thing to ever happen to the real estate industry, we should be content that they are what they are and not a … Read More »

Back to The Basics – A Simple Yet Powerful Reminder

by Daniel Beer on 9:25 pm May 22, 2012

This morning I was sitting in my office when a newer agent that I am friendly with popped in to say hello.  Naturally, we got to talking about how each of our businesses are doing and I loved what he shared with me.  It was simple, yet powerful. In short, he decided to focus on his personal sphere and created a systematic approach to touch base over the phone with each person on his list at least four times a year. Yes, I completely understand … Read More »

How Cloud CMA Helped Me Win Over a Home Seller

by Daniel Beer on 12:05 pm May 6, 2012

Every year I look for one or two things to add to my arsenal of tools and I also look to get rid of the most under used or under performing ones.  I figure this will help my real estate  business stay fresh and continually improving. Cloud CMA is by far my favorite new toy I have come across, not just this year, but in the last several. Why?  Because it gives me two things I desperately want.  Efficiency (time) and professionalism.  In an industry … Read More »

Will Chat For Leads…

by Daniel Beer on 9:54 pm April 29, 2012

We have all been through the excitement of getting that alert via phone or email that we have a new lead on our site.  We immediately grin, day dream for a quick second of what it may hold in store for us, and head to the computer to check it out and make the sale. But sometimes the excitement quickly turns into frustration because it doesn’t seem too likely we will be able to get in touch with J Smith at 555-1212 or be able … Read More »

IDX – Official Steering Committee Decision

by Daniel Beer on 11:35 pm April 2, 2012

After a very long and strongly debated case over who should be the official IDX recommendation of the Geek Build Steering Committee, we have decided on Real Geeks. Remember, the focus of Geek Build is to build websites with the following goals in mind: Maximize lead generation (signups, blog or IDX) Maximize lead conversion (phone calls, requests for showings, specific property requests, track closings from site long-term) Maximize time on site, page views/visit Minimize bounce rate Conversion is the most important aspect of an IDX, particularly … Read More »

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