How to Score Major Deals on Gifts, Plus the Best Gifts to Give Yourself

Included in your REcolorado subscription is access to a shopping website that you and your clients can use to find impressive deals on holiday gifts. Additionally, we outline two necessary gifts you might want to give yourself and your business for 2019.  

ePropertyExtra– Deals, Deals, and More Deals

ePropertyExtra is a shopping website available to you directly from your REcolorado CONNECT dashboard in the REcolorado Subscriber Resources section. You can use it to score major deals on tons of products and services, including electronics, travel, home goods, entertainment tickets, and more. This can be especially useful now when you’re looking to stay on budget for holiday gifts. The best part is, you don’t pay anything extra to use the site. It’s included with your REcolorado subscription at no additional cost.

You may be thinking, “What’s the catch?” But there isn’tone. Although we encourage you to use ePropertyExtra for yourself, it’s also something you can gift year-round to your clients when they close on their home. Here is how it works: you send your clients an email letting them know they can sign up for a free rewards program as a gift from you. Every time they use ePropertyExtra, they are greeted with the name of the agent who gave them access to ePropertyExtra—you! A simple “brought to you by” statement graces the top of the page. It helps your clients save money on things they may need for their new home, and it helps you stay top of mind for referrals and repeat business. Now that’s the gift that keeps on giving. Log in to your REcolorado CONNECT dashboard to use ePropertyExtra right now >>

Upgrade Your Phone

Raise your hand if you’re constantly running out of memory space on your phone, it shuts off randomly or runs extra slow, and your screen is a little cracked, but you feel guilty getting a new one because it still works. *sheepishly raises hand*

Yep, we’re sure there are more than a few of you out there. We’ve been there too. It’s totally normal to feel this way, but you’re a real estate business owner and your phone is your life. You’re constantly taking calls from prospects and clients. You’re also working a lot on the go, which means you need to have memory space for all the business tools you need, not just some of them. If you’re due for an upgrade, it’s one of the best gifts you can give yourself this year, and one you’ll thank yourself for in 2019.

Still Using Windows 7?

You know what we’re going to say: time for an upgrade. But let’s back up a bit and make sure you understand the basics. An operating system is the software that allows you to complete basic functions on your computer. Microsoft released its Windows 7 operating system circa 2009, so if you purchased a PC somewhere around then and are still using it today, you could be running on Windows 7. If you’re unsure, here’s how to check.

OK, so back to the upgrade. The primary reason you need to upgrade your operating system is that Microsoft’s mainstream support for Windows 7 has ended, and security updates will cease in2020. Simply put, if you want to ensure you’re doing everything you can to avoid serious security problems, upgrading to Windows 10 is the next step. There are numerous other benefits of Windows 10, including upgraded internet browsers which will help your REcolorado tools work like they’re supposed to (some tools don’t support the Windows 7 operating system).

You have two options: continue using your current computer and pay for a Windows 10 license, or gift yourself a new PC or Mac computer (which, of course, will come with the latest version of the respective operating system). We’re going to highly recommend the second option because the computer you’re using now may lack the features you need for your business, like a camera and microphone for video chats with your clients and prospects. You certainly don’t need to purchase the fanciest or most expensive model, but a new computer could help you put your best foot forward in 2019.