Air animal, because the ability to fly would be amazing.
PlanOmatic looks back upon the 2015 year – one that was full of relationship building, teamwork and growth. It is the lessons learned from 2015 that will help shape our 2016 year, which we anticipate to be a great one! See what we accomplished in 2015 with your help, and what we have to look forward to this year.
BloovanPrime, a luxury online real estate news source recently interviewed our CEO, Kori Covrigaru, on what it’s like to be a market leader in the industry. Check out this article and hear first hand what it took to spark up the company, how PlanOmatic got to where it is today and how our co-founder balances daily life tasks.
As the weather gets colder, many of us go into hibernation mode. We may find ourselves having extra down time during the holiday season. Why? Folks are busy with parties or having guests in town. Buyers and sellers alike usually assume that buying a house this time of year is not a large priority with all of the holiday hustle and bustle taking place. But don’t let that stop you from staying busy. You can keep ahead of the curve with some creative time and prep work.
1. Get Organized
Now is the time to do clean up that you have been procrastinating all year long. Sort documents into their proper folders. Change desktop titles to easily searchable names. Organize your lists. Tidy up your desk space.
Search the latest real estate statistics and articles to strengthen your industry knowledge. Keep up on what’s happening and what’s in the foreseeable future for your local market. Look for new leads. Find ways to keep your marketing fresh and to have your branding stand out from the competition.
Use your newly acquired knowledge and implement it into your strategy. Create outlines to follow for your marketing. Plan how you will seek out and follow up with new leads. Prepare documents you know will be needed at the start of the new year. Lay out a guide for how you will adjust your marketing strategy based on the change of seasons.
4. Be Creative
Take this time to do some creative brainstorming your own, and with teammates. Think of new ideas to keep your branding appealing to your audience. Create a new business card design. Change up your office space by re-positioning furniture or getting new decor. Work on a fun presentation that sums up accomplishments of the year, and goals for next year; share it with your colleagues.
5. Enjoy Time with Family and Friends
Tis’ the season to spend time with loved ones and appreciate all that we have. If you have time off during the holidays, be sure to make memories with the people who matter most!
Shea Stone, Marketing Assistant
I wouldn’t want to be a superhero; I’d be a villain because I feel like I’d definitely be better suited for that role. Which villain? I have no idea. I’d probably be a mob boss that eats fruit snacks all of the time.
Lasagna. You can NEVER go wrong with lasagna. There’s so much flavor and so many ingredients that my tastebuds take a trip to heaven every time I take a bite, unless there’s ricotta cheese in it. Then, I die an instant death.
I Would Die 4 U – weird song choice, I know, however, Prince is my idol. I can’t help but jam every time I hear those 80’s synths blasting through the speakers.
Keke Palmer. She’s young and extremely talented. I almost said Beyonce, but, no.
It really depends on the day. Sometimes, stripes look better than polka dots because that’s what your eyes prefer. I can tell you what I do NOT prefer – wearing both at the same time. Vomit inducing.
PlanOmatic is thriving thanks to your continued business and support! Check out our recent features and publications in the media:
- PR Newswire, ““PlanOmatic Named To Inc. Magazine’s List Of America’s Fastest Growing Companies”
- Read Article here
- CityBizList, “PlanOmatic Named To Inc. Magazine’s List Of America’s Fastest Growing Companies”
- See Feature here
- New York Real Estate Journal, “Professional Profile: Kori Covrigaru 2015″
- View Profile here
- REAL Trends TechTouch, “PlanOmatic Named To Inc. Magazine’s List Of America’s Fastest Growing Companies”
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- Real Estate Whisper, “Virtual Reality in Real Estate – PlanOmatic Interview”
- Read Interview here
Every year, Inc. 5000 evaluates companies in North America and produces a list, ranking the fastest growing privately owned businesses. This year PlanOmatic ranked #933 with a 479% 3-year growth!
PlanOmatic is honored to be on this prestigious list among other incredible companies that are working hard to change the landscape of American businesses. We want to thank all of our supporters and our loyal clients who have gotten us to this point of recognition. We appreciate your continued business as we strive to reach great heights in the real estate industry together. Getting to this point certainly required tremendous efforts and determination from the PlanO-team to be able to overcome serious challenges, as we will continue to do as we press forward.
PlanOmatic began as a team of two back in 2005, with our founders, Kori Covrigaru and Aaron Rose. A friendship sparked into a business relationship as the two started the company during their senior year at Western Michigan University; and thus, PlanOmatic was born. After planting the PlanO-seed in Grand Rapids, MI, the company branched out to Miami, FL and continued expanding as business and clientele grew.
Today, we have a headquarters team of 36 and over 100 photographers and technicians that work in over 20 states. There are a number of things that we would say makes PlanOmatic great, including the quality of our products and services, the innovative technology incorporated into the field and daily business operations, and our fantastic customer service. More so than a list of attributes though, is what lies at the heart of PlanOmatic – the people. “We have been building an amazing team and a family that strives for the same goal – success for this company and success for our clients,” says Covrigaru.
As a company, PlanOmatic has learned the keys to growth through experience and evaluation. The success we have experienced is not so much a destination as it is a journey. We are constantly discovering ways to provide quality service and technology to our agents in this competitive market to keep them a step ahead of the curve. We can’t wait to see what the upcoming years will bring. Cheers!
Shea Stone, Marketing Assistant
That is the question…
In case you haven’t noticed, desktops and home computers have evolved into a scarce medium used for surfing the web. Why, you ask? One word: smartphones. While this may not be the case for everyone, smartphones have quickly developed into a primary tool used for searching the web. It’s crucial that businesses and folks alike realize that use of smartphones has become dominant over use of the ever so familiar laptop and desktop. The significance of being optimized for a mobile device is enormous and to put it bluntly – if you are not a mobile friendly organization you may be losing out on sales and even worse, you may be driving traffic away. Here’s why it’s time to perhaps improve engagement your site;
1. The ongoing growth of smart phones;
It looks as though smartphones have consumed a large part of society and whether we like it or not, many have become reliant on their mobile device(s) when it comes to seeking information via the web. For this reason, use of mobile internet has and will continue to accelerate in our highly tech savvy society.
2. Competitive edge;
If a website is not compatible with a mobile device it is prone to slow things down for the mobile user who’s trying to access the site. This can more than likely deter the end user due to its activity (or lack thereof) and you may unintentionally end up driving them away. Consequently, the mobile user may just head on over to the guy next to you on the Google search results, that is, if he’s optimized for mobile use. The last thing that you want to do is hand a competitor YOUR business, right? Right! Thus, being mobile friendly gives your business a major advantage!
3. Enhanced searched rankings;
Mobile devices + the internet = traffic galore! It’s that simple, websites that are not compatible with handheld devices will most likely see their rankings suffer for it. In fact, Google recently launched a new addition to its search algorithm, formally referred to as ‘Mobilegeddon‘, where Google now automatically filters the search results to display mobile friendly sites over those that are not.
4. Improved user experience;
Client fulfillment is key and it generates loyal business. Assuming that a pleasant user-experience is what you, as a business, strive towards – this is just one step you can take to ensure satisfying the end user. Being mobile friendly means providing a digestible layout, coherent navigation and speedy loading! Ever heard the phrase, “It’s the little things that mean the most”? Well – we’re pretty sure that this is exactly what they were referring to.
So, we say give it a go! It’s time to jump on the mobile-friendly bandwagon, you have nothing to lose and everything to gain.