Pre-recorded Checkup Webinar is Available

Response to the web seminars has been great!  We appreciate those who were able to invest a few minutes to sharpen their ReloSpec skills.

However, many were not able to attend and have requested having a recorded version of the webinar available for viewing at any time.  We’re happy to announce that we have added the ‘ReloSpec Checkup’ webinar as the first item on the list of pre-recorded webinars.

To view the webinar, click the link on the Main Menu page for Web Seminar Schedule.  Scroll to the bottom of the page and click the link for the ‘ReloSpec Checkup’.  Or, click here for a quicker way to view it.

We’re Just Getting Started (again!)

As was announced last week, Constellation Web Solutions (CWS) has purchased Relocation Specialist (ReloSpec).  We are all very excited to be a part of the CWS family of real estate-related products and look forward to improvements and new features coming soon to ReloSpec.

As we are just now getting started, here are a few of the things we’re working on:

  • Email to Responses;  this new feature will automatically insert email replies to the ReloSpec Responses table.  Emails sent from ReloSpec will include the database name and referral ID.  When the recipient clicks REPLY and sends the email, it will be forwarded to a ReloSpec server that will extract the email content and insert it into the Responses page.  That way, the user avoids copying/pasting the email content into the referral record.
  • ReloSpec Facelift; Don’t we all want to get things done faster, be easier-to-use and look better?  Watch for a more updated ‘look’ with easier to use features.  We think you’ll appreciate the modern look and love the time-saving features.
  • ReloSpec 1-click with Express pages;  Okay, this one isn’t new, but if you’re not using the ‘Express’ forms on the Main Menu page you should be.  Why?  Because all you do is open the page, fill-in the fields and SUBMIT.  The Action Plan and AutoPilots are automatically run for you and if it’s an ‘Outgoing’ record and the receiving broker has ReloSpec it sends a copy of the record to their Import table!  Quick and easy!
  • FORMS and REPORTS rehab;  We all know there are too many forms and too many reports.  We are in the process of identifying the most-used ones so we can consolidate what we have while providing what you need.
  • Agent Access;  Did you know you can assign an ID/Password to your agents and they can then login, view only their own records in Read-Only mode?  They can send updates on specific referrals, submit new ones and even update their own profile information like phone and email address.  You may assign as many as you like and you may remove access to agent(s) as needed.

 

What about you?  What specific items/features would you like in ReloSpec?  We want to hear your ideas and suggestions.  We have set up a quick survey with a few of the items often mentioned.  Please take a couple minutes to complete the survey or  you can forward your responses to Jim (jevans@prosws.com) or Sue (sue@prosws.com).

 

Happy New Year!

We wish you all a happy and prosperous new year!  We look forward helping enjoy the many benefits of the ReloSpec software, and now is a great time for a brief overview.

We have updated our website, which is at www.ReloSoftware.com  So, why would you go to the website if you already use ReloSpec?  Simple.  There is a good chance there are ReloSpec features you don’t know about or aren’t using.  And, using the feature(s) would help you save time and simplify your life!

The home page of the website contains some of most popular features.  Even if you think you’re familiar with all ReloSpec features, click the ‘Learn More’ button to get additional details for each item.  The items included are:

  • Express Forms
  • AutoPilot
  • Action Plans
  • Update ‘Brokers Using ReloSpec’
  • Using the Referral Submit Form
  • Customized Letters
  • Create your own team of Agents
  • Monitor Responses
  • The Tickler
  • Scheduled Reports
  • Change your User Profile
  • Agent Access
  • Corporate Access

These pages are not meant to be for training but are brief highlights of popular features.  Please take the time to review each one.  It is likely there are some features that will help you in the coming year.

Let a member of the ReloSpec Team know if you’d like more information or help with any of the features.

Getting the most from your ReloSpec: EXPRESS LINKS

We often hear ReloSpec users say, “I know it could do more for me, but I don’t have the time to learn how”.  Use the Express links on the Main Menu page and let ReloSpec do things automatically!

The greatest advantage to using the Express ‘Incoming’ or ‘Outgoing’ referral form is that you choose the Action Plan before clicking SUBMIT and ReloSpec does the rest!  It selects the Tasks to be done and if they’re due today it automatically sends the AutoPilots!  Just fill out the form, select the Action Plan and SUBMIT.  Easy and FAST!

Plus, the Express links include a list of AutoPilots due to go out, and a list of Responses coming in.  Want it more automatic?  Let a member of the ReloSpec Team know you want your AutoPilots sent for you.  We’ll add your name to the list of people whose AutoPilots get sent each morning.  You don’t even need to login!

And, for Responses, if you want, you can have all your responses go automatically to the Notes table.  Then, when you select a record in the Client List page you’ll see ALL notes and not have to also check to see if there is an update waiting in the Responses table.  You can turn this feature on or off in the Settings, Users page.

Get more done in less time with the Express links!

Follow-up with Agent until ‘Live’ contact is made

When you assign a new lead to an agent, do you want to send a request to the agent every day for, say, 6 days asking if ‘live’ contact has been made?  And, if live contact has been made, do you want ReloSpec to stop sending the ‘Follow-up’ requests?

Now you can!  In the past you could always send an AutoPilot to the agent, but once contact with the client had been made you needed to cancel the AutoPilots yourself.  With the new ‘Auto Follow Up’ form that is done for you automatically.

Create an Action Plan Item with the following settings:

  • Activity: AutoPilot
  • # of Days from today: 0
  • Repeat?: YES
  • Repeat in how many days?: 1  (sends the AutoPilot each day)
  • Expires in how many days?: 6 (or however many days you want)
  • Is a Response required?: YES
  • Send to whom?: Assigned Agent
  • Send which form?: Auto Follow Up

That’s it.  ReloSpec will send the ‘Auto Follow Up’ form to the agent each day.  The form asks if ‘live’ contact has been made.  When the agent clicks the link in the email and answers YES on the form, the response will be inserted into your Responses page.  When you ‘process’ the response ReloSpec will look to see if you have any other ‘Auto Follow Up’ forms scheduled for the agent.  If so, ReloSpec will automatically cancel the remaining AutoPilots containing the Auto Follow Up form.

This is a great way to help ensure the agent is making the effort to contact the client within those first critical days.

ReloSpec Web Seminars for July

The ReloSpec Web Seminars are a great way to learn new skills or brush up on skills you already have!  The seminars for July have been published and are available by clicking this link, or from the ReloSpec Main Menu page where you scroll to the bottom of the page and click the link there.

There is a special seminar for HSF Affiliates (Prudential, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices or Real Living) this Thursday, July 7th but if that one is the only time you have available and you are not an HSF affiliate, you are still welcome to register.

Once you’re registered you’ll receive an email with the date, time and link to join the seminar.

Send ‘Initial Contact’ until Agent reports YES

Do you want to send the ‘Initial Contact’ form every day to the agent, but then stop sending it once the agent says ‘YES’ – the contact with the client has been made?  Now you can.

You were always able to create an AutoPilot item that repeated itself every day, but now the ‘Initial Contact’ form is “smarter”.  ReloSpec will watch the responses coming back from the form.  If the agent answers ‘NO’ that contact with the client has not yet been made, ReloSpec will continue to send the form each day.  If/when the agent answers ‘YES’ that the contact with the client has been made, ReloSpec will mark the AutoPilot ‘Complete’ and stop sending the form.

ReloSpec is looking for AutoPilots sending the ‘Initial Contact’ form, so other AutoPilots you may have will not be affected.

You don’t need to monitor the responses or do anything to stop sending the form to the agent.  ReloSpec will watch for the response and stop sending the form when the agent reports contact with the client.

This cool feature works with the ‘Initial Contact’ form and the short version ‘Initial Contact 2’.

The easiest way to make this happen is to add an AutoPilot item to an Action Plan that sends the ‘Initial Contact’ form to the assigned agent.  Mark the [Repeat?] field YES and in the [Repeat in how many days?] field leave it at 1.  The ReloSpec AutoPilot will send the form each day until the agent responds to the form with a YES.  ReloSpec will then automatically stop sending the form.

Just set it and forget it.  It’s another way that ReloSpec saves you time.