Shared Inbox Hacks

21-11-2022
Shared inbox software is becoming more prevalent. A core part of CRE OneSource is opening access to the deal files, emails, and all the back up information pertaining to every transaction. Our platform offers WAY more than just sharing an inbox. There are however ways to maximize the sharing. Below is an article about best practices for shared inboxes.   Here are our favorite hacks: Sharing allows for GREATER insights as you get to see what everyone is actually doing and working on. Use this to speed up the process, find blind spots, and simply nudge people who are not keeping up. Make folders. Organization, clarity, and purpose make everyone’s life better.  Accountability.  This makes us all better. Charlie Coppola [email protected]   7 Shared Mailbox Best Practices You Can Put Into…

Time to Automate

09-11-2022
Inflation, rising interest rates, and shaky markets have a recession looming on the horizon — these are uncertain times for everyone. So where do you turn when outside factors make work stressful? According to this below article by Forbes, the answer is automation. In the article below, the restaurant industry shows us why automation is a lifeline in a downturn. When the restaurant industry was hit hard in the early days of the Covid-19 Pandemic, we saw innovative restaurants looking to increase efficiency turn to: QR Codes Contactless Payment Online Ordering While the restaurant industry was forced to automate to survive, other industries should not wait for the crisis to hit. Get ahead of the curve, automate now and dominate the competition.  If you are interested, please read more below.…

Don’t Get Left Behind in the Tech Revolution

01-11-2022
Businesses are constantly looking for new ways to gain an advantage over the competition, and Commercial Real Estate is no different. However, there is an odd trend in CRE related to technology adoption. As of 2020, only 28% of executives had adopted more than one technology solution. Many professionals may believe that the time to adapt has already passed, and it is too late to get ahead of the curve. But looking at commercial real estate, that idea is proven false. There is still a huge opportunity to integrate technology into your business to give you a massive leg up, but that time is running out. Below is an article explaining why CRE has fallen behind in tech adoption, and how the industry can begin to catch up.  Some of…

Embracing Change (Management)

06-10-2022
Change is inevitable. Below is an article about change management, which is “The practice of applying a structured approach to transition an organization from a current state to a future state to achieve expected benefits.” It is a strategy to help the employees in the organization embrace inevitable change.  The article focuses on the reasons to embrace Change Management, but also describes why change is something that can be positive for businesses. Below are some of my favorite benefits to change and change management: Resource Efficiency Improved Morale Fostering Stability Increased ROI If you are interested, please read more below.  Charlie Coppola [email protected]    8 Reasons to Embrace Change Management Continual evolution is the key ingredient for meaningful growth in the business world. At the same time, it can be…

5 Ways to Improve Technology Adoption in Your Organization

22-09-2022
Have you ever had trouble getting employees to adopt new technologies? So have many others, for various reasons. Below is an article outlining the different reasons employees are reluctant to adopt new tech, as well as a few strategies to change their minds. Technology is not going anywhere, and it’s important to get employees on board with the change.  Ideally, your company should be near 100% on the technology adoption curve. A few ways to get there are: Clearly communicate the change and its benefits to employees Ask employees about their needs Consider the user experience for new solutions Take change management one step at a time Provide world-class IT support to your employees At OneSource, we provide hands-on training for all employees and have our Customer Success team available…

Office Zero

19-09-2022
The office has changed forever. No longer is it the center of company life. Now, the center of a company is its people. As Zoom rooms replace conference rooms, and bedrooms replace cubicles, people and work are the only constants in the business world.  The article below discusses the concept of Office Zero, the hybrid model that allows people to work from wherever they want. Some benefits to this model include mental health, reduced carbon footprint, reduced rent for office space, and increased access to talent.  Whether you like it or not, the hybrid model is here to stay. If you are interested, please read more below.  Charlie Coppola [email protected]  Office Zero: The Future of Work Is Not About the Office  Joshua Peskay: May 16, 2022, 1:19:03 PM The rise…

Why Does Culture Matter?

04-09-2022
Often understated in the bottom line of a company is the importance of solid company culture. Being the COO of a startup in 2022 has not only shown me how a strong culture can carry a company but also how a weak culture can ruin one. At OneSource, we recognize that our culture is the foundation of everything we do. Our investors and customers have decided to work with us because of our culture and their interactions with our team. Below is an article on the topic of team building, and why it should be a priority for every company. My favorite reasons are that it: Fosters Creativity Promotes Healthy Competition Resolves Conflicts What do you want people to say when they see how your team interacts? How do you…

Mining for Data

26-08-2022
June's SIOR Report magazine had a nice article on data mining for commercial real estate professionals. We found it insightful, not just because we are in the CRE data business, but because we are seeing the value this data provides our clients. Data is everywhere, but on its own it’s useless. Turning that data into actionable reports that provide insight is where the true value is. Thankfully, the CRE industry is headed in that direction. When SIORs need solutions, creating their tracking software is not always viable, and spending money on collecting additional data. However, the tide is turning, and more tools are quickly becoming available to all CRE professionals.  If you are interested, please read more below.  Charlie Coppola [email protected]  Mining for Data Jun 17, 2022 SIOR Report  Advanced…

The Benefits of Automation

23-08-2022
Most businesses today are automated to some extent. Everything from banking to marketing, even running a restaurant uses tools that automate certain aspects. And yet, Commercial Real Estate professionals are way behind the game when it comes to automation.  While a decent portion of the CRE industry is adopting some automation, the majority is not. That means the teams who automate have an immediate leg up on the competition. Starting now means you’re late.  What tasks can be automated? Start with administrative tasks. Emails, meetings, and paperwork automate these tedious tasks so that you can spend more time building relationships and closing deals.  Below is a short article on three ways you can start automating your business today. CRE OneSource can provide all three, giving you up to 25% of…

The Cost Of Manual, Repetitive Tasks In CRE

15-08-2022
Our mission at CRE OneSource is to automate the mundane and complex processes of CRE transactions. Our goal is to give you back 25% of your week so you can focus on the truly important tasks.  Forbes wrote a great article below and that perfectly explains the need driving our strategy.   Here are some key takeaways: It’s not just time that is wasted on repetitive tasks, it’s money too. With your time freed up, you’ll be better able to focus on chasing new business, expanding your network, and closing lucrative deals. Our technology saves you time by automating the most minuscule parts of any transaction.   The value of relationships is not going away, but the value of technology increases every day. The value of our technology allows you to get…