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By Frank Diaz MBA/RA 808.723.0900 | Agent in Honolulu, HI
  • 152811 Opakapaka St Pahoa HI 96778

    Posted Under: Home Buying in Pahoa, Agent2Agent in Pahoa, In My Neighborhood in Pahoa  |  May 15, 2012 2:11 AM  |  1,255 views  |  No comments

    152811 Opakapaka St Pahoa HI 96778


    Single Family
    ML#: 1204883Active
  • 166 Chong Street, Hilo, Hawaii 96720

    Posted Under: Home Buying in Hilo, Agent2Agent in Hilo, In My Neighborhood in Hilo  |  May 15, 2012 2:01 AM  |  783 views  |  No comments

    166 Chong Street, Hilo, Hawaii 96720

    166 Chong St, Hilo, HI 96720 (MLS # 1204378)

    (all data current as of 5/15/2012) 
    Photo for 166 Chong St, Hilo, HI 96720 (MLS # 1204378)
    BATHS2/0 baths
    HOME SIZE1,488 sq ft
    LOT SIZE26,345 sq ft

    Clean, 2006 built 3/2 at a cool elevation of Kaumana. Minutes to Hilo for work, school and play. High ceiling of the porte cochere houses your vehicles. Double French doors on patio allow lots of sunlight into living area. Bay windows in large airy front BRs give the house character and light. Large laundry room & utility closet, super capacity front load washer & dryer. Open kitchen design.
  • Using SalesForce for Real Estate

    Posted Under: Agent2Agent in Honolulu  |  August 8, 2010 2:26 PM  |  2,446 views  |  2 comments

    Using SalesForce for Real Estate

    I have used SalesForce (SF) for tracking leads. Hundreds of professionals use it for tracking leads. Some of the features:
    1. Allows you to sort on any column (date, sales price, address, zip)
    2. Since Excel is not for everyone, it's more user friendly, since you are not crunching numbers and thinking of cute formulas, just sorting after you enter the info,
    3. Allows you to put leads in stages, such as 25%, 50%, etc. As you do that, it calculates your sales volume in total dollars.
    4. Allows you to sort leads by priority or stage. For example, a lead may be a 1 when you first talk to them and move to 10 when you actually get the property listed.
    5. Everything can be exported to Excel.
    6. My favorite item was sorting by zip code. I could manage my contacts by address, calling on several in one day, or contacting several in one day in close proximity. I used a Fujitsu Tablet and it worked great with this part of it.

    I was doing business prospecting (selling software) and it worked well. I used it 3 or 4 years ago, so I'm sure it has improved. Another advantage is it is an ASP (Application Service Provider) based service, so you can access it from any computer. It is also a huge company, it just acquired Jigsaw. Other companies are building apps for SF including http://www.activalive.com/salesforce and Docusign. The problem with CRM as Spring mentioned is that it is not always simple. Once you learn it, it can be powerful though. I guess it depends on how many contacts you are trying to manage. I have over 1000 and do mail out campaigns every month or two, for 500-1000 addressees, so SF may be best.

    Lastly, you can assign permissions based on role. The owner of a company could have the top level, then see the leads for individual agents. The agents wouldn't be able to see each others leads, and so on.

    I may try TimetoNote as mentioned above. One entry point is ideal, and I use Google for other apps. I have used BaseCamp for tracking projects, it works very well for assigning tasks and managing time lines. Another one to look at would be Gist. It pulls the contacts out of your email for you. It works with GMail and Outlook.

  • Real Estate Scam from China

    Posted Under: Agent2Agent in Kailua  |  August 8, 2010 10:08 AM  |  1,545 views  |  No comments
    I received this today, August 8th, 2010. Note the China email suffix:
    Takeuchi Keigo [takeuchieigo@xnmsn.cn]
    Sunday, August 08, 2010 5:09 AM
     Frank Diaz 
    Thanks so much for your email. I will like to offer 226A Kihapai St  MLS#: 1007867, because I love the curb appeal of this property. Please send me the contract with docusign for me to sign and return immediately. This will be my retirement home and it will be a cash buy.
    1. I will want to close on 27th August, 2010
    2. I want to put down $5,000.00 Earnest money + $150,000.00 down payment towards home.
    3. I want to put contingency on inspection on the contract.
    My legal name is Takeuchi Keigo of 2000 Sheppard Avenue, Toronto Ontario Canada M3N 2J1 and I am single. I will not be in Canada before the closing date to wire the funds to an attorney so I will advice you to send me an attorney information for a check to be drawn to give enough time for check clearance since I wont be in Canada to wire funds for closing. Please forward me a Purchase Contract Agreement in docusign format. Docusign format is an electronic way of signing document.

    My Canadian Rep Mr. Edward Brown Esq, will Issue payment in US Funds $155, 000.00 USD for the earnest money and the down payment for the property payable to your attorney, the check will be deliver to your attorney.
    My Rep Mr. Edward Brown Esq, can be reached at: 1-416-824-1768. I strongly advice that I need an attorney to represent my interest in this transaction. My lawyer can pay to seller or title company so therefore I would like to deposit all payment with the lawyer.
    Please, I need the following information for your attorney immediately at my own expense.
    Law Firm Name...................................................
    Law Firm Address................................................
    Law Firm Telephone............................................
    Lawyer's Name....................................................
    Takeuchi Keigo.
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