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The primary objective of real estate CRM software is to help you covert leads, obtain clients and nurture lasting relationships. There are many incredible features in customer relationship management software that facilitate these processes. Check out the information below regarding ways CRM software can help you optimize business outcomes.

1. Communicating with Clients

There are many reasons why you need to communicate with clients regularly. You must keep them updated on what’s happening with a transaction, gather information needed during the process, and stay in touch when it’s all said and done. When you multiply this by the number of clients you have monthly, it can be overwhelming. Real estate customer relationship management makes client communication more efficient and effective. You will need to confirm the capabilities of CRM software to ensure it accommodates your needs in this area.

2. Obtaining Feedback

Being on social media can offer more benefits than challenges as a professional. However, that doesn’t mean you don’t have to deal with the issues that can sometimes arise on different social media platforms. For instance, reputation management is important and clients often provide feedback. Your priority should be addressing areas of concern and highlighting positive experiences. You’ll want features in real estate CRM software that enable you to do both. You can also use the software to figure out which marketing methods are most effective by analyzing click-though rates. This will enable you to ensure your marketing strategy is effective. For those of you interested, you can learn more information at www.ixactcontact.com.

3. Automating Workflow

What are the primary tasks that you perform on a daily basis? For most realtors, constant contact with clients and prospects will top the list of things to do. There’s also marketing, data analysis, open houses, and a variety of administrative functions. All of these responsibilities can benefit from the right real estate CRM software. You can even stay more organized by using alerts and notifications to remind you of upcoming events on your calendar.

4. Customizing Services

As a result of advancements in technology, consumers expect customization when they’re buying products and services. The right real estate CRM software enables you to meet that need. You can provide recommendations regarding properties based on data that has been gathered about clients and prospects.

In the world of real estate, the customer relationship doesn’t end after the transaction. In fact, it never really ends because existing clients are often the best source of new leads. Clients pay attention to the small details. If you remember something that they’ve shared with you or acknowledge a birthday, that doesn’t go unnoticed. It can be a minor detail that makes a big difference when it comes to client satisfaction and loyalty.

Plumbing issues can be a DIY project or can require the help of a plumber. It all depends on what the problem is, and if you can fix it easily yourself or not. Let’s take a look at some of the most common plumbing problems you will face in your home.

1. Slow Draining Sink

Typically a slow draining sink is caused by a blockage that is restricting water flow. Food and fat commonly clog a kitchen sink, and knotted hair and soap the bathroom sink.

For bathroom sinks, remove any hair or debris from the top of the drain with tweezers. For both, put a stop at the bottom of the sink and fill it up to three-quarters with water. Remove the stop and use a plunger to create enough force to break apart the clog. You can also use a baking soda and vinegar method.

Instructions:

Pour a pot of boiling water down the clogged drain
Drop ½ cup baking soda down the drain and let it sit for a few minutes
Pour a mixture of 1 cup vinegar and 1 cup hot water down the drain
Cover with a drain plug for 5-10 minutes
Pour one more pot of boiling water down the drain

2. Dripping Faucet

Dripping faucets are one of the most common plumbing issues. The cause of a dripping faucet is typically worn, dislodged, or torn washer or o-ring.

Take the faucet apart and replace both the washer and o-ring which you can pick up at your nearest hardware store. If you’re still having an issue after replacing both items, call a plumber to quickly get the leak handled before it gets worse.

3. Running Toilet

A running toilet can skyrocket your water bill; losing up to 200 gallons of water each day. The culprit is usually a faulty flapper valve that controls the water passing from the tank to the bowl.

Test the flapper: Take a stick and push down on the flapper when the water is running. Listen for the running to stop. If it stops, the flapper is not sealing properly and you need to replace it.

Replace the flapper:

Shut off the water supply valve located under the toilet (or main supply for a leaky valve)
Flush the toilet, draining out the majority of the water
Unhook the old flapper
Install new flapper according to package instructions
Hook the flapper chain onto the flush lever arm (there should be a little room when the flapper is closed.)

4. Low Water Pressure

Lower water pressure is commonly caused by a leaking pipe that’s become corroded and worn or a build-up of mineral deposits and sediment on aerators. To clean the aerator, remove it from the faucet and soak it in a bowl of distilled vinegar for at least three hours.

If the low water pressure is in the bathroom shower, you can soak the showerhead with vinegar. To do this, fill a plastic bag half full with distilled white vinegar and use a rubber band to tie it around the showerhead and leave it for at least three hours. Learn more by visiting the www.caldwellplumbing.ca website.

Given that our students are living in this new and challenging reality, how can we approach and shape their use of resources for better student learning overall?
by modeling and promoting intellectual honesty
by honouring the work of others
by integrating our ideas with those of others by
making inferences
seeing connections
assimilating them
drawing conclusions
developing new ideas and questions from the collected resources
The chart below demonstrates how we can promote intellectual honesty by comparing strategies from “then” and “now”:

It is better to deserve honors and not have them,
than to have them and not deserve them.”
Mark Twain

For direct links to the Directorate of Copyright and more, see our ‘Net Resources
1. Basically what is copyright law all about?
Copyright law was created to protect creators of original material. The law provides a way of determining “who gets paid” for their original work. It also provides “who pays” for use of that original work.

2. What is protected by copyright law?
literary works
dramatic works
artistic works
music
sound recordings
performer’s performances
communication signals
3. Who benefits from copyright law?
Copyright law protects the person or groups of persons who create original material — it establishes ownership.

4. How long does copyright protection last?
Some materials have a special term of copyright protection. However, the general ruleis that copyright protection lasts for the life of the creator of the work plus 50 years after the creator dies. After this time passes, in most cases, the work becomes part of the public domain.

5. What legal rights are provided to the creator of an original work?
In general, copyright ownership gives someone the legal authority, under an agreement, to set contracts with others (whether for a fee or for free) as to who uses their copyrighted material, how it may be used and for how long. While many rights are covered within copyright law, of interest to educators using the Internet (for information gathering or electronic publishing) are the following rights held by copyright owners:

the right to copy — including the printing of material
the right to communciate to the public by telecommunications
6. What exceptions or limitations are there to the rights of copyright owners?
Sometimes exceptions will be made, within copyright law, and are generally granted to specific groups that work to benefit the public good; that is, organizations that can prove they serve the best interests of the public. Through these exceptions, the Government may give authority for specific groups to have the right to use copyrighted works without asking permission and without paying for the use of those works.

7. What are the consequences when copyright law is broken?
When copyright law is broken it is called copyright infringement. Using material without the authorization of the copyright owner may result in some form of legal action, such as claims for damages, injunctions to prevent use, etc.

This brief overview addresses key questions concerning Canadian Copyright Law in general, so that you can determine how they affect you. This represents a summary of a presentation made (June 8, 2001) by Wanda Noel, lawyer and author.

What is plagiarism? Plagiarism, like cheating, is an act that directly challenges the concept of intellectual honesty. It occurs when a person….

hands in someone else’s work as their own. This applies to direct presentation of someone else’s work, a paraphrase of their work, or even direct inclusion of turns of phrase from someone else’s writing. In these instances, the plagiarism is most likely intentional.
cites sources improperly. Again, this applies to direct quotations, paraphrased ideas, and even turns of phrase. In these instances, the plagiarism may well be unintentional, but it is still plagiarism nonetheless.
What is the significance of plagiarism, within the K-12 classroom context?

Through intellectual honesty, appropriately recognizing and crediting each other’s ideas, we not only substantiate each other’s work, but together provide a stronger basis for the development of future ideas.
Plagiarism, whether intentional or not, directly works against principles of intellectual honesty.
We must actively foster intellectual honesty among our students if they are to become “caring, creative, self-reliant and contributing members of a knowledge-based and prosperous society.” (Alberta Education)
Intellectual honesty is at the core of advancement in academic scholarship at post-secondary and professional levels. For this reason, plagiarism at the post-secondary level is not tolerated and is subject to severe penalties.
Educators at the K-12 level must create environments for learning within their classrooms that openly promote and support the culture of life-long intellectual honesty. If plagiarism or cheating occurs at any time, consequences can include a course of action that will not only discourage future infractions but also educate and support the student in engaging in more appropriate behavior in the future.
Although meeting intentional (or even non-intentional) plagiarism head-on with punitive measures drives home the point that intellectual dishonesty is not to be tolerated within our culture, this might not address the larger issue of how students can learn to share their ideas with pride and with confidence, with the understanding that mutual knowledge construction is a good thing.
To promote intellectual honesty in K-12 classes is to promote courses of action consistent with the larger ethical values that drive our evolving society.
If you are a teacher or student concerned about plagiarism, this section of 2Learn.ca can provide you with some teacher-tested strategies and other practical resources

to explore and honor the reality of mutual knowledge construction
to minimize the chances of plagiarism tempting your students
to deal with students whose work you suspect of being plagiarized
to support students in the responsible use of web and other resources
to provide students with note-taking and paraphrasing techniques
to support students in proper citation of resources