With the number of real estate firms coming up almost daily in Nigeria, the sector is becoming super competitive. To win, you need more than genuine housing and landed properties, and you need a technology that will give you a competitive edge in the market.
The real estate industry in Nigeria is currently valued at 59 trillion naira. And it is even predicted to increase significantly in the coming years. It is evident through the figure that the real estate sector in Nigeria is thriving in leaps and bounds, despite the level of competition and economic instability.
How can real estate firms stay productive and competitive in a jungle littered with predators? What technology can enhance their communications, collaboration, and efficiency?
That’s where Microsoft Teams comes in. With about 145 million daily active users, Microsoft Teams sits as the number one business communication tool globally. These daily active users are made up of over 500,000 organizations. And on top of that, Microsoft Teams has over 47 integrations with other apps. That means you can use Teams beyond communications to achieve much more.
Top Features of Microsoft Teams
- Teams meeting
- Instant messaging
- File sharing
- Screen sharing
- Whiteboard sessions
- Room breakouts
- Group chat
- Customizable alerts
- Presentation mode
- Chat search
- Activity feeds
- Microsoft 365 integrations
- Integration with third party tools
- Meeting scheduling
- and soooo much more.
How Microsoft Teams Help Real Estate Firms Stay Connected and Grow Their Business
1. Video Calls/Meetings
Microsoft Teams assist in connecting people from different locations through voice and video calls. With teams, you can hold online meetings with your agents and partners from anywhere and at any time. Even though you have offices scattered around the country, it can help you stay connected without the stress and burden of commuting to a central location.
Another interesting benefit of the video meeting feature is that it can be used for property or site inspection. Let’s face it, the state of security in Nigeria is not encouraging. And hence, it might not be easy to get interested buyers to see your property because they don’t trust either you or your company.
With Teams, you can hold a virtual site visitation with your clients without breaking sweats. All you need to do is agree on a specific time through which the prospect will join the meeting; then, you’ll be on the site videoing and talking. It’s that easy.
The real estate industry is characterized by tons of appointments and bookings. Let me explain. Because real estate properties are high-end products, buyers usually need a series of appointments and confirmations before purchasing.
How does an average real estate agent plan their days? How do they manage to stay productive despite the many activities and consultations they are involved in?
That’s where Planner comes in. Planner and Teams are both parts of the Microsoft 365 family, and both work together. With a planner, your real estate agents can systematically plan and schedule their days. It takes the guesswork out of the day’s work. Your agents can improve their productivity by over 65% by leveraging on the power of planner.
3. Quick Reporting
Your real estate agents can quickly send their day’s report through teams. There is no need to wait until weekends or during meetings; they can send it directly from their team’s mobile applications.
Here’s how it works, on Teams, you can create a specific channel for reporting and give your agents the templates for sending their reports. They all send it to their channel at the end of each day using their Teams chat. It makes it super-easy to collate their reports on-demand from different locations.
Plus, it helps eliminates the excuses that accompanies emails and text messages. And immediately after sending their reports, you can quickly start a message to review that data. All on Teams.
The possibilities of Microsoft Teams for real estate firms are limitless. Whether you’re running an onsite, hybrid, or remote work setting, Teams can help grow your real estate business. It comes with all that your team needs to stay productive and produce their best work.
To scale your real estate business and outshine your competitors, you need Microsoft Teams. An incredible combination of a productivity and collaboration tool. The best part is that it’s cost-effective. With a next-to-nothing monthly subscription fee, you can get Microsoft 365 together with Teams and other productivity apps.
Contact us today to book a free demo of Microsoft Teams.