Jim Evans to retire in December

After 20+ years of writing, selling and supporting the Relocation Specialist (ReloSpec) software, Jim Evans is retiring.  Last year the software was sold to Constellation Web Solutions with Tom Demos as the Product Manager. Over the last twelve months Jim has helped with the transition.

In a recent interview, Jim said, “Retiring is very bittersweet.  I’ll miss all the great friends I have met along the way.  I’m glad that Sue Farley and Mark Harpootlian have remained with ReloSpec.  Without Sue and Mark’s help I would never have been able to adequately support our many customers over the years.  They are fabulous.”

“I’m also very pleased with how Tom and the Constellation team have embraced the ReloSpec software.  They are a proven team continuing the ReloSpec tradition of offering excellent software products and great customer support.”

Jim’s official last day is Thursday, December 6th.  Though he won’t be involved in the day-to-day operations, he has agreed to attend two of the upcoming conferences in Las Vegas as an ‘Ambassador’.  He’s planning to attend the LeadingRE conference in February (20th – 22nd) and the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices (BHHS) conference in March (10th – 12th).


Announcing Customer Advisory Boards

In the effort to address specific customer needs and build value-added features into the Relocation Specialist (ReloSpec) software, we are now forming ‘Customer Advisory Boards’.  Members of each specific board will help identify those features that may be unique to that group, be given an opportunity to beta new features, and review new design options.

We are planning to have these groups separated by affiliation so we can better understand and address your specific needs.  The groups are:   1) Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices and Real Living brokers, 2) members of the Cartus broker network, 3) members of LeadingRE, as well as, 4) a general Relocation Director group.   The Boards will meet once a month for about 30-45 minutes over the Internet.  Board members will help determine the best date/time to meet.  The suggested time is 11:00 Central time on either a Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday.  Representatives from Constellation Web Solutions, the owner of the ReloSpec software, will conduct the first meeting though future meetings may be conducted by board members.

If you would like to volunteer to serve on one of the Customer Advisory Boards, please let us know.  You may CLICK HERE to submit your name and suggested meeting time(s).

We look forward to working with you to bring time-saving solutions to the ReloSpec software.

Meeting with Real Estate Digital (R.E.D.)

We had a great meeting with our Constellation Software partner, Real Estate Digital (R.E.D.) yesterday.   We are looking at ways to integrate more sources into ReloSpec and would like your input.

As you may know ReloSpec can receive leads from LeadingRE’s Xchange, certain broker’s websites, broker-to-broker referrals and a few other sources.

Which lead sources would help you by integrating with Relocation Specialist (ReloSpec)?

Let us know, by going here.

ReloSpec Advisory Councils forming soon

Many of you have asked about the formation of a ReloSpec Advisory Council.  You have asked and we have listened.  Today we are announcing plans to form at least one Advisory Council and possibly three.

The purpose of the Advisory Council(s) is to identify ways that Relocation Specialist can be improved to meet the needs of specific groups of people.  We’re considering an Advisory Council for Cartus Network users, one for LeadingRE users and another for Berkshire Hathaway Home Services/Prudential and other users.

We need your help in the formation of the Advisory Council(s).  What would you suggest for the following questions:

  1. How often should the Council meet?  (Once per month in a GoToMeeting format?)
  2. How many should be members of the Council?
  3. Does it make sense to have separate groups?  (eg. Cartus Network, LeadingRE, BHHS/Pru, etc?)
  4. How and when to report on Council activities?

Please let a member of the ReloSpec Team know your suggestions.  You may add comments here on the blog or email or call a Team member.

We look forward to your suggestions and participation.

Will We See You Next Week?

It’s that time of year already.  We just finish with the New Years celebrations and it’s time to pack for the next conference.  This year, two major conferences are held at the same time, but at opposite ends of the country.

The Cartus Network conference will be held next week in Ft Lauderdale, FL.  Of course ReloSpec will again be represented and Sue Farley will be there to meet with you.  Look for the ReloSpec table in the EXPO area throughout the conference.

The LeadingRE conference is in Las Vegas again this year.  We’ll be there too and Jim Evans will look forward to meeting with you at Booth #1308 at the wild and crazy Networking Night, plus throughout the conference in the Exhibit area.

We hope to see you soon!

Aren’t You Tired Of Re-Entering Data?

Do you really have time to re-enter records from other databases like Cartus Broker Center, LeadingRE Xchange, Trulia, Zillo and other sources?  Why not take advantage of the great time-saving options that ReloSpec has to offer?


For Cartus Brokers

Use the Copy/Paste feature to instantly insert records from Broker Center into ReloSpec.  Just select the record in Broker Center, click a couple buttons and the record is instantly in your Referrals table.  Select your agent, then you can use your Action Plan(s) and with one click instantly make all the assignments, send emails and schedule updates.  This will save you TONS of time!  Ask about a 30-day FREE trial.


For Leading RE Brokers

Use the Application Program Interface (API) to have all Xchange records inserted automatically into your ReloSpec database.  Or, when entering an Outgoing record in ReloSpec, click the checkbox and have the record instantly added to Xchange.  PLUS, the bonus is that all agent updates in ReloSpec are automatically send to the Notes in Xchange!  Why aren’t you using this yet?


For Records From Your Website, Trulia, Zillow, Realtor.com and Other Sources

Why not have all those leads go automatically into your ReloSpec Import table?  You can scrub them there, move the ones you want to the Referrals table and work them from there.   Need help processing and managing all those leads?

Let us know how we can help you we can help you save more time!  Contact us today:   info@prosws.com


Will We See You Next Week?

Next week will be especially busy for many of us!  It’s time to leave the office to meet with others so you can ‘stop chopping and sharpen that ax’!  Below is a list of events and links for more information.

  • Monday, Feb 25th   All-day Training Seminar in Las Vegas;  Here is your chance to meet in person with the experts.  There is still time to register.  Seminar is $245 and includes lunch (https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/720623946)
  • Tuesday, Feb 26th  All-day Training Seminar in Phoenix;  Here is your chance to meet in person with the experts.  There is still time to register.  Seminar is $245 and includes lunch (https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/502914698)  Even if you cannot attend this Seminar in person, you may join the Morning Session (https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/280688002) or the Afternoon Session (https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/763367178 ) or both being broadcast over the Internet!  Cost is $39.  Register now!
  • Tuesday, Feb 26th 6:30-9:00PM  LeadingRE Network Night;  Stop by our booth #313 and register to win a Kindle Fire HD to be given away that night
  • Wednesday, Thursday all day; Cartus Conference in Phoenix; Stop by our table in the EXPO and register to win a Kindle Fire HD to be given away on Friday
  • Friday, Mar 1st 1:00-4:00PM; Come to one of the Roundtable discussions to learn all the latest, greatest features (Kindle Fire HD drawing at last session)

We look forward to seeing you next week!

Popular ‘Live’ Training Seminars are Scheduled

Two ‘live’ on-site Training Seminars have been scheduled for next February.  The two all-day Seminars will be held Monday, February 25th in Las Vegas, then Tuesday, February 26th in Phoenix.  An email announcement is also being sent later today to all Relocation Specialist customers.

The cost is $195/person, and includes a catered lunch.  Times are 9:00AM-4:00PM each day.  The Las Vegas Seminar is just after the RE/MAX conference and just before the LeadingRE conference in Las Vegas.  The Phoenix Seminar is the day before the Cartus International conference in Phoenix.

The agenda for both meetings includes just about anything you wanted to know about the Relocation Specialist software, plus a few things you don’t know.  Included will be a ‘Show & Tell’ (“Best Practices”) from Relocation Specialist users on how they use the database to their advantage.  Please see the email for more Agenda details.  If you did not receive the email and would like more information please contact Jennifer (jennifer@prosws.com) or Sue (sue@prosws.com) for more information.

To register for the Las Vegas Seminar click here

To register for the Phoenix Seminar click here

We look forward to seeing you at one of the upcoming Training Seminars.  If you would like to participate in the ‘Show & Tell’ portion, please let Sue (sue@prosws.com) or Jennifer (jennifer@prosws.com) know.

You Made a GREAT Choice!!!

You made a great choice!

Choosing Relocation Specialist has been a great choice in the past, and now it is even better! Here’s a short list of some of the fabulous recent improvements:

-Our new Advanced reports now provide the same Agent Report Cards, Days on Market, Agent Conversion and other reports as our competitors, plus next month (as an option) you’ll have the ability to create and store your own custom reports! WOW!

-For our Cartus customers we have the updated USAA/HES forms built-in to our software which makes being compliant with Cartus much easier for your relocation staff and especially for your agents.

-Also for Cartus customers can now import records from Broker Center! With 4 clicks from your mouse the Broker Center is instantly inserted into your Referrals table. No more re-entering! Ask us about this optional software.

-For our LeadingRE customers we have the “API” which allows you to synchronize your ‘Spec’ records with Xchange. No more re-entering!

-Our improved Action Plans allow you to generate pre-recorded tasks for a wide variety of referral types and our AutoPilot performs those tasks automatically.

-All the features and more are available today, and at a MUCH LOWER COST than what you’ll spend with any of our competitors, and in these tough economic times every penny counts.

We have a Relocation Team who is responsive to your needs and requests! All of our best features have come from your feedback, and we appreciate having such fabulous customers to work with! Our employees stay connected 24/7, and our Help Desk never closes.

Any time you need us to remind you why we are the BEST…just ask, it will be our pleasure!

Thank you for your loyalty and for making Relocation Specialist an incredible place to work!

The Relocation Specialist Team!

Relocation Specialist to participate in LeadingRE Workshops

Relocation Specialist has been selected to present a special 2-hour training session at each of the four Fall Workshops to be held in Providence, RI, Chicago, IL, Atlanta, GA and Costa Mesa, CA in September.  Jim Evans will lead the training sessions which will include new features being released as well as the chance for attendees to get answers to their questions.  Both current customers and prospectives customers are welcome.  We’ll see you there!