Are you determined to increase your real estate sales this year without sacrificing time with your family? Do you want to be the top seller in your real estate agency and leave the other agents wondering about your secret to success and how you are managing to consistently outsell them each month? A powerful tool many real estate agents fail to use is If This Then That recipes. Rather than spend countless hours scouring online real estate portals like Realtor.com or digging through your competitors’ listings, you can use IFTTT recipes to dramatically reduce your workload. Setting up a variety of recipes allows you to do everything from monitor new neighborhood listings to spot real estate sales trends before other agents in your office. Check out the following top five IFTTT recipes for real estate agents to see which ones can boost your commissions this year:

Craigslist Listings to Email

Craigslist can be a powerful tool for real estate agents looking for hidden listings. This nifty IFTTT recipe automatically emails you new real estate listings on Craigslist. Discover fresh homes for sale before other brokers in your firm simply by adding this recipe to your agent’s bag-of-tricks.
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Craigslist For Sale by Owner Listings

Another way to find fresh listings is to mine Craigslist for new ‘For Sale by Owner’ listings. This helpful recipe instantly emails you each time a home owner places their property for sale on Craigslist. Boost your ratio of happy home buyers simply by having this recipe in your arsenal.
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Twitter Search Email

Twitter is a powerful tool for real estate professionals who want to stay up-to-date on what is happening within the real estate sector. Unfortunately, mining Twitter for relevant data can be time consuming and frustrating when you have plenty of other business tasks demanding your attention. When you activate the Twitter Search to Email IFTTT recipe, you will automatically receive an email summary once each day of your search results. Receive an email about local real estate tweets, a summary of all #realestatemarketing tweets, or even a summary of your competitors’ tweets. Pretty powerful way to use Twitter to grow your real estate business without spending an exorbitant amount of time online, right?
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Social Media Automation

IFTTT is fabulous for automating your social media outreach. Use the Facebook to Twitter recipe and the Instagram to Twitter recipe and the photos you share on Facebook and Instagram will instantly be shared with your followers on Twitter. Reach potential clients or business partners on multiple social media networks without needing to log into each network to re-share your images. Can you say social media marketing made easy?
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IFTTT can be a powerful tool to not only find new listings but to track real estate conversations happening within your local area. Whether you use one of the above-listed recipes or create your own, IFTTT can be especially helpful to savvy real estate agents.