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Fraudulent Messages Are On The Rise!
The Coldwell Banker social media team (and Coldwell Banker Fairbairn Realty) have seen a major spike in fraudulent scam messages from accounts stating business pages are violating policies. It’s important to stay vigilant and cautious when dealing with messages claiming policy violations or reviews on social media platforms like Facebook.
Here’s how you can identify such fraudulent scam messages: Unfamiliar Sender Pretending to be Meta or Facebook Grammatical Errors & Spelling Errors Varying Fonts Suspicious Links If your business page is truly under review, Meta will usually send a notification directly to your business page or through an official email. If you receive a message that seems suspicious but aren’t sure whether it’s legitimate, reach out to your manager.
October 4th 1PM ET / 10AM PT
HEAR FROM RYAN SCHNEIDER AT LEADERSHIP SUMMIT
Join in with Coldwell Banker® leaders at Leadership Summit for the opportunity to hear from Ryan M. Schneider, Director, Chief Executive Officer and President of Anywhere Real Estate Inc., the parent company of Coldwell Banker. Ryan will be joining us at Leadership Summit on Oct. 16 to give a market and industry update and answer your questions. Register for the in-person Gen Blue® event in Atlanta to attend Leadership Summit for an additional cost of $299 USD. Don’t hesitate, the event is nearly sold out! Visit the registration site to add the Leadership Summit option with a new Gen Blue registration, or add to an existing Gen Blue registration by editing your registration from the link in the confirmation email from firstname.lastname@example.org.
MEET REFERRAL PARTNERS: OUR OWNERS & OPERATORS FROM AROUND THE WORLD
Developed for affiliated agents, the Coldwell Banker Growth and Global Booth at the 2023 Generation Blue Experience® is the place to be if you want to learn more about growing your business. To assist you in exploring and learning more about different options for growing your business as a franchisee, our team of experts can meet with you to discuss opportunities for expansion during this event. For agents, brokers, and office managers who want to learn more about building a global referral pipeline, global companies, and leaders will be available to meet you here to develop referral relationships and learn more about their operations in their respective countries, from Italy to Costa Rica to Argentina.
Walk in or set up an appointment via these links: Table 1 and Table 2. You can also view the international sessions taking place during Gen Blue by visiting the agenda and filtering by “international”.
The team will also be giving away special tokens from our international affiliates, but there is only a limited quantity. Be sure to stop by to get yours! I also encourage you to attend our Global Networking Reception, hosted in the networking lounge at 4 pm local time on Oct. 17.
CUSTOM VIDEO IS NOW AVAILABLE
Custom Video, a video customization platform, offers the opportunity to customize Coldwell Banker brand videos with unlimited downloads at no additional cost. Now, Custom Video has soft-launched to the entire Coldwell Banker network including agents in our office. More information on the platform will be shared in our brand newsletters and through a standalone email starting this week and over the coming weeks. Note that agent access to Custom Video with no download restrictions is a limited-time offering through the end of the year. Agents can access Custom Video by visiting Desk > Marketing Center > New Project > Custom Video. Invite your agents to learn more about Custom Video by attending one of the upcoming webinars below.
- Custom Video Webinar – Oct. 5 at 3 p.m. ET / 12 p.m. PT
- Custom Video Webinar – Oct. 12 at 3 p.m. ET / 12 p.m. PT
COMING SOON: PRODUCT SUPPORT VIA LIVE CHAT
In October, product support will be accessible via the Omni live chat feature on the Desk homepage and will also be live in select product tiles on Desk. Omni will expand to feature live chat support for select Coldwell Banker products, including Desk, Prospect Square, Exclusive Look, Listing Concierge, and Design Concierge. Omni with Live Chat will replace the existing chat button functionality located in the lower right-hand corner of Desk and will offer a better user experience with additional capabilities. Be on the lookout for more information about the new features coming soon.
JOIN THE LAND BROKER CO-OP WEBINAR
Last week, Coldwell Banker and Coldwell Banker Commercial® announced our new partnership with Land Broker Co-op, a leading provider of resources for affiliated agents who focus on selling land. Land listings are now automatically syndicated to the LANDBrokerMLS.com website at no cost. LANDBrokerMLS.com features over 60,000 active land listings and exposure to over two million monthly views across their network of sites.
Register for the Land Broker Co-op informational webinar on Oct. 3 at 2 p.m. ET / 11 a.m. PT. Note that due to high demand, there are a limited amount of spaces left.
As a reminder, interested agents who specialize in land can sign up to enjoy additional Land Broker Co-op member benefits such as land listing resources and marketing opportunities at a reduced rate of $590 USD/year (regular price $990 USD/year). To learn more, click here.
We have also partnered with REALTORS® Land Institute to provide the network with discounts on a variety of educational opportunities as well as the National Land Conference. Network members who are looking to expand their expertise in land and professional connections, the REALTORS® Land Institute is a prime destination for specialized education and a network to share knowledge and referrals. Review this informational flyer to learn more.
SHARE YOUR LEARNING CONTENT NEEDS
The Coldwell Banker Learning Team is interested in discovering what kind of learning content you and your agents would like to see and what you think would be most impactful to your business. Please remember to share your feedback in an 8–10-minute survey that will help us determine our future direction and how we can best support you in the coming year. You can complete the Leadership Survey using the link below and share the Agent Survey with the agents in your offices. Agent Survey Link
These survey results are instrumental in informing the direction of our learning content. The data collected and presented to Client Success acts as our guiding star for the next iteration of learning.
THE LAST GLOBAL LUXURY CERTIFICATION COURSE OF 2023
The Coldwell Banker Global Luxury® Program will be hosting their final certification course of the year on Nov. 29 – 30. This certification course will be offered virtually so that interested affiliated agents can gain the knowledge they need to successfully represent some of the most prestigious properties in their marketplace. Let your agents know about the course and invite them to learn more and register here.