Summertime

Summertime, and the Listin’ Is Easy

Summertime, and the listin' is easy,* or really just easier, but that doesn't scan as well. I'll explain. When you sign up for a free trial individual user Premium Membership to QuantumListing, we'll add your first listing for you.  And we are happy to add more, but we want you to have a little skin in the game, too, and really it is just a little. Right now, you are saying, huh? Have a look at the chart below.           Let's say you have twelve listings, and you want us to add them for you. First, you register for ... Read more
Happy Anniversary

Happy Anniversary, QuantumListing

Happy anniversary, QuantumListing. I can't believe it has been two years since the QuantumListing iOS app launched on the iTunes store. At the time, I issued a press release. In it, I am quoted as saying, “This app resulted from a need I perceived in the real estate market – access to listings when I’m out on the road – and sufficient technological evolution to satisfy that need in a cost effective manner. When I started as a real estate salesperson in the mid 1980’s, the fax machine was an expensive novelty, which then evolved into a inexpensive commodity. I was ... Read more
Barrier

What is the greatest barrier to trying a new commercial real estate listing service?

We understand that people are reluctant to try new real estate technology, and we want to understand better what those reasons are. That's why we conducted the following poll, "What is the greatest barrier to trying a new commercial real estate listing service?" The results were quite interesting. Only 24% of the respondents said that their greatest barrier was that they were happy with their existing service. That's hardly an enthusiastic endorsement for the market leaders. The largest cohort, 48%, responded that they did not try new a new listing service because of the expense. Another 15% felt that the ... Read more
Twitter Poll

UPDATE: Other Than Social Media, How Often Do You Use Apps For Business?

I was on a conference call on June 27th with Linda Day Harrison from The Broker List, Howard Kline from CRE Radio & TV, Kateri Osborne from The News Funnel and CRE//Tech, and Zach Watkins from RealMassive. Linda asked me the question, why did I decide to pivot QuantumListing away from being an app only to being an app and website. My answer was that most people don't want to do data entry on their phone.  Additionally, the youngest Millennials are native phone users, but, they are not necessarily in the position of influence in their work environment yet, and can't necessarily ... Read more
Skate to Where the Puck is Going to Be

#LetsGetSmart – Skate to Where the Puck is Going to Be

John Sherry, Director of Client Services at AMP Technologies, a cloud-based real estate asset management platform based out of San Ramon, California, focused his talk on how mobile applications, more commonly referred to as “apps,” are transforming retail.John is a colleague of Craig Wood , who also spoke at #LetsGetSmart. John began his talk with a quote from the great hockey player, Wayne Gretzky. Gretzky once said of his strategy on the ice, “I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been.” John said that for retail, this quote encompasses the idea that apps need to ... Read more
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