REIFlow for Podio: Preview #2

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Anyone who has used Podio knows that there is a learning curve when first getting started. This learning curve is much steeper then most other software systems because you basically have to develop your own system. Podio, at its core, is a development platform that makes it easy to create custom input forms and store that information in tables. If that was all Podio did, it wouldn’t require such a learning curve and wouldn’t be nearly as powerful. In my …

Quick Podio Tip: Get Property Images using Google MAPS API

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Alert! Google has discontinued the use of unsigned api requests.  This means you must register an account with Google API service and get an API Key of your own. Then you must include that API key code with all requests by placing &key=[your api key code] https://maps.googleapis.com/maps/api/staticmap?center=120+whippany+rd+whippany+nj&key=987asdfhads987fhhujhiuywe97 https://maps.googleapis.com/maps/api/staticmap?center=120+whippany+rd+whippany+nj&key=987asdfhads987fhhujhiuywe97 This is one of those tips that is so easy to implement you can do it in 2 minutes. There is no reason not to do this in your Podio setups. Being …

Podio now exclusive Globiflow Reseller…Is that a Good Thing?

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If you haven't signed up for Globiflow yet, then I've got some bad news for you...the price of entry just increased 12x!! That is because Podio has entered into agreement with Globi Corp, to be the exclusive reseller of Globiflow. My first reaction was one of excitement until I read what exactly this meant. Podio wasn't going to sell Globiflow subscriptions, but rather make it a part of their Podio Premium (& Business) 5+ user plans. There would be no ...

Podio Quick Tip – Getting Address Info from Google Maps

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As I’ve setup my Podio systems and processes I’ve come about situations where I need to have a full address string (123 Main St, Somecity, NJ 07981) and other times where I’ve needed only parts of the address…like just the city or the County that the property is in. So the question is, should I have my address field as a single line Location field in Podio or have multiple fields for each part of an address? I know the …

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Podio Quick Tip – App Section Headers

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From it's flexibility to it's ease of use, there are a lot of great things about Podio. As a software developer it's not all great...there are some issues I have with it. One of those issues is that there is no easy way to break up long App forms that contain a lot of fields. One such example of this is a Property (or leads) App that could reach to 30 or more fields. Not being able to group those ...

Podio – Direct Mail Campaigns

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A question I get asked a lot is how do I manage my mailing campaigns in Podio. Up until recently I never had my campaigns in Podio as I still used SI Lead Manager to do all of that on my own computer. It never bothered me not having access to it over the web. The more and more I use Podio though, I realize that I'm missing out on not having a web based solution for my campaigns. One ...

The Proper Lead Flow in Podio

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In this article I want to talk about your Lead Flow (or Sales Funnel). What I'm talking about in simpler terms is the process in which you keep track of the different stages of a lead...From Prospect to Deal and every step in between. A good CRM will have a clearly defined lead flow. The advantage to this approach is it clearly defines where a lead is and what needs to happen next. A lead is in the follow up ...
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Getting Google Voice Messages into Podio

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In an effort to completely automate my business (or at least greatly reduce my work), I'm trying out the process of integrating Podio with Google Voice. I want to automatically have a lead created when I get a voicemail. It's a simple process and requires no other services (i.e. zapier, globiflow,etc). You basically just forward your Google Voice messages to your Podio App's email address...Yup it has one. Actually each App has a separate email address. Below I'll walk you ...

Podio – Send Out Offer Letters with 1 Click

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I've been on the hunt for a good crm for my small business lately.  So my Podio experiment continues and this time I take on one of the scenarios that i mentioned in my post about creating custom Podio Apps.  One of my readers, Charles, asked if I could create a process that did the following... ...Automatically create and send an offer letter to my Real Estate Agent when I change the status of one of my leads to Make ...

Podio – Creating Apps and Automating with GlobiFlow and Zapier

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In my previous post I talked about my first impressions of Podio.  While I was a bit overwhelmed it was easy to see that Podio was a good option for managing your wholesale business. One of the big draws for using a system like Podio is how customizable it is. That is a great feature but it also can be a negative one if it creates to many complexities. After spending about 2 weeks figuring things out, I'm happy to say ...

My First Look at Podio (Day 1)

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This post is going to be a part of a series of posts as I get into the world of Podio. Sometimes the first impression says a lot about an application. Quite often the initial look at an application causes us to get that overwhelmed feeling in our guts and we turn around and never come back. I have found this to be even more true if the application is FREE like Podio is. Mostly because you have nothing invested …