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How top brokers use tech to win deals, speed closings
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No real estate market in the U.S. is more competitive than New York, and no commercial brokers are more tech-enabled than New York real estate pros. From drones to databases, modern tech tools and information services proliferate in this market. The evidence is everywhere across New York City’s boroughs and into Northern New Jersey and […]

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The 7 best Apto blogs of 2019 (so far)
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It’s hard to believe it’s already August. That means we’ve posted over seven months’ worth of best practices, product updates, and industry news to our commercial real estate blog so far this year. And, if we do say so ourselves, there are some really good articles we think you’d get value out of. Since that’s […]

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Broker expert perspectives: Modern technology and marketing strategies to stay competitive in CRE
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It’s easy for me to sit here and say that it would behoove every commercial real estate broker to implement a CRM. CRMs not only provide a foundation for staying organized, but also help companies maintain the competitive edge in today’s rapidly changing industry. However, my opinion only means so much. What about the people […]

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How these 8 brokers use technology to get ahead
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We take a lot of pride in helping our customers manage their client relationships, properties, listings, and deals. Apto is the #1 CRM & deal management platform in the industry, and our software is trusted by nearly 10,000 brokers. We are proud to report that our customers see a 610% annual return on investment (ROI) […]

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16 ways this industry veteran prospects for shopping center tenants
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Is prospecting dead? Certainly not! In fact, I would say it’s more important than ever! With most sales agents or (in my world) commercial real estate leasing agents continuing the asinine habit of email blasts (I’ll tell you how I really feel!), it’s more important than ever to meet with and call—yes, I’m talking phone […]

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CRE brokers admit to slacking off for ‘March Madness,’ predict winner of NCAA men’s basketball tourney
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Commercial real estate brokers aren’t typically slackers, but for “March Madness” now under way, slacking may be allowed if not acceptable. Hey, you have to relax some time! In a rarity for high-performing real estate pros, most brokers expect to be fixated on their brackets, and thus are less productive, during the NCAA men’s basketball […]

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What good is data if you don’t use it? Here’s how two brokers are making that easy.
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You know that data drives commercial real estate. Contacts, properties, square footage, NOI, comps, listings…the list goes on. Even though relationships are the foundation of your business, data is the at the heart of every new connection, deal, and transaction. If you use it right, you have access to a world of insights and opportunities—and […]

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Broker insights: What’s your longest deal? (Part II)
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Several brokers have shared stories with us of their longest (and shortest) deals ever. You may have read about a multifamily deal in Chicago that stretched for over two years. This week, we’re sharing the story of an assisted living deal with a dramatic ending!

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Broker insights: What was your longest deal? (Part I)
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We asked brokers for stories about their shortest and longest deals ever. What did we learn? Well, sometimes you just get incredibly lucky and a dream deal falls into your lap and practically ties itself up with a bow. And other times, well…the stories speak for themselves. Enjoy the first in this 3-part series and […]

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Broker insights: What was your shortest deal?
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When we talk to brokers, it’s the deal stories that generate the most emotion, whether good or bad. While we’re in the business of making sure you have an easy, repeatable process to prospect and work through your deals, we know that sometimes you just get lucky. Today, we’re looking at those rare but beautiful […]

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[Podcast] Eat what you kill: Commoditizing a specialty
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In the latest episode of Common Area with Tanner McGraw, Tanner chats with Jonathan Peranich, Managing Partner at Peranich Huffman et Lease Group based in Houston, TX. Jonathan sources and facilitates net leased healthcare investment sales throughout the country and advises a clientele engaged in the development, acquisition, and disposition of net-leased medical assets for […]

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How SRS National Lease Group got more efficient at everything
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SRS National Net Lease Group in Newport Beach recently jumped on with Apto, and already it’s resulted in more calls, more deals, and more efficiency overall.  Watch the video or go ahead and start a conversation about how Apto can help your business

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