Staying connected

We have been working from home for the last two weeks. It was challenging at first to change our routine and adjust to not seeing our teammates and clients in-person regularly. Embracing Colliers work from home tips we have adapted to our new home offices and learned how to efficiently stay connected while working remotely. Here are five ways we are staying open for business in the time of covid-19.

Keep Conversations Going.

Colliers is an International company which means we frequently communicate with our teammates across the country and border. We are set up and proficient with video conference and collaboration tools.

We use Zoom for large scale conference calls and webinars. Zoom allows for over 400 people to be present on the call which means that our teams across Canada can join and stay up-to-date with the latest market information. 

We have been using Microsoft Teams for our day to day information sharing and project management. With live editing and integrated apps this has been a great way for us to stay organized.

Lastly, Colliers has been using Skype for our daily chats, calls and teams meetings for quite some time now. Skype allows us to collaborate with clients and colleagues to find new and innovative ways to promote properties and provide insights. Give us a call on Skype today and lets talk about what we can do for you!

VTS Reporting.

Have you started using VTS? Many of the landlords we work with have adapted this technology as a means of streamlining the leasing and asset management process. Our team has made VTS reporting a priority leveraging real-time deal and portfolio analytics, and nurturing tenant relationships.

All team members are able to stay in the know and monitor every opportunity from the second a prospect enters your pipeline. We log requirements, track tours, comment to colleagues and compare deal financials side by side so money is never left on the table.  

Create a Virtual Signature.

Colliers embraced Docusign one year ago as a way to help reduce our companies paper waste.  By embracing e-signatures we are able to email documents for instant signature and return. The program is more secure than paper. All documents are encrypted and a complete audit trail is maintained.

Embracing Proptech.

Proptech offers efficiency, transparency and helps to shift the focus towards a customer-centric model. A core differentiation for us at Colliers International has been embracing new technology developments in commercial real estate and applying them to our properties to help create a memorable tour experience.

We shared with you our experience with utilizing Walkthruit and Matterport virtual tours last week. Virtual tours are a brilliant solution to providing brokers and tenants with a realistic initial viewing of the space.  We have tried out two companies, Walkthruit and Matterport, they have both helped to improve our efficiency and transparency with showcasing spaces. Read the full article here.

Social Media.

There is no better time to learn how to leverage social media to digitally advertise, make virtual connections and collaborate with like-minded people than the present. Social media is first and foremost about SOCIALIZING, something we have all been craving for the last few weeks. Give it a try, you have nothing to lose! These platforms are free to set up, there are many groups, lessons, and articles to read and engage with. 

Our team has been focusing on social media as a key tool for growing our business in 2020. We would love for you to follow us on Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

If you have any questions about setting up a platform and best practices, our team marketing specialist Katelyn would be happy to help! 

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