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Trackxi remains focused on business: Tech Review Update

A year after launch, the broker-built application still centers productivity, with a new web app now available
Real estate process management

Trackxi is an app for managing all the little things that hamper deal progress between signature and closing. It’s not a clinical transaction manager, more of an activity management solution, and it’s very good at it.

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This article was last updated March 21, 2024.

Trackxi is deal tracking and client experience software.

Platforms: Browser
Ideal for: Agents, teams, transaction coordinators, small brokerages
Initial Review: March 2023
Latest Update: March 2024

Top selling points:

  • New web app availability
  • Unique visual deal trackers
  • Greatly reduces per-deal email
  • Smart task management
  • Light, activity-based CRM

Top concern:

A year in, I only worry about Trackxi’s borderline-hectic pace of updates and enhancements. Sales is what’s key now. I don’t want to see software focused on flattening the real estate process create hurdles to adoption through feature bloat.

What you should know

Now a year into its initial launch, Trackxi has a good deal of traction and, according to the company’s founder, Vijay Gopalswamy, is on the verge of some “big partnerships.”

The software’s engineers have been busy plugging holes and adding enhancements in small ways, like logic drivers, task control, new email templates, transaction management touch-ups and, in general, a lot of the little things needing to be sharpened, like carpet stretching or drywall patches.

The app is still what I call a terrific solution for managing all the little things that hamper progress between signature and closing. I should not that the company is not kidding around in this capacity, this is the second update in a year, the most significant being the release of a web app to replace the browser version, an update I highly recommend users install.

It’s not a clinical transaction manager, but more of an activity management solution, and it’s very good at it. It’s Trello or Asana for real estate deals. It includes task list templates, which can be edited; visual, actionable timelines; and dynamic calendering.

Communications are handled in-app and can include title and mortgage vendors, as well as clients, using permission-based views to ensure they’re not distracted by irrelevant business tasks. The company also includes a light CRM, manifested as an activity tracker or Client Journey log, that helps agents oversee who does what when, organized by individual. The intent of Trackxi is to support and inform users as to the who, when and what of a deal. Log in, find out, go about your day.

Again, software needs to support a real estate professional’s business, not run it for them. There has to be give-and-take human interaction to spur technological processes. In Trackxi, that idea is manifested in a number of ways, but is perhaps best represented by its graphical transaction journey, leveraged similarly to how Dotloop uses visuals to “close the loop.”

Among other visualizations, the app displays an easily navigable snake graph, an interactive flowchart resembling a board game that is color-coded and task-based. It represents every milestone between contract and close, and the details of each are summarized at each step, and revealed in more detail upon selection. Color indicates task status.

This is as simple a method as I can think of to communicate the state of a deal to your buyer or seller because they can be given access to see it. It’s a much better method than delaying an email response to them about a voicemail not being returned from your lender. And speaking of email, Trackxi’s founder, an active agent, counted the number of emails he sent to a client during a single deal, finding more than 190 messages containing minor updates and non-value-add activities.

However, if you’re not a visual learner, no problem, as Trackxi can reduce the chart to a simple list or display it in a calendar view, with each task presented on its respective due date.

Every task created has a custom notes field, contact information for each party attached to it, and the ability to change its status, assign people to it and create due dates. Timelines are automatically created upon deal setup based on the closing date and will react to any changes an invited mortgage broker or bank lender inputs.

Deal flow within the app is rendered according to deal type, and the task templates are updated accordingly. Users can also sort according to close date to ensure priority for those deals most quickly approaching. Any user can modify and save any list, a nice touch for agents who sell in neighborhoods or condo communities with the same restrictive covenants, etc.

Trackxi isn’t offering a document engine or digital signatures, as it wouldn’t make business sense, and likely create redundancies with the market’s current offerings. There is an integration with SkySlope to send parties out to complete forms. Links to document packages can be placed into task lists and notes fields for easy access, and when signing is complete, a user can update the chore in Trackxi. The app is designed to work around and in between what’s already being used.

The email component keeps messaging under the umbrella of each respective deal, again ensuring everything needed to get a deal done is where it should be. It also offers a slick set of templates with pre-loaded mail merge fields to send granular, succinct deal updates, reducing the need to spend 30 minutes collating all the information before sending. Dates, names, escrow procedures and other information are auto-populated in seconds. Just hit Send.

Like the solution’s primary products, the visual Trackxi CRM is designed to be simple, and activity-based, not unlike a CRM called MyPlanIt, which earned this column’s first-ever 5-star review. The CRM is included in a Trackxi subscription.

There’s the ability to gauge your outreach efforts to new leads via the Master Calendar by notifying the user of when next to reach out.

The intent is to let the buyer or seller’s interactions drive communication, giving agents an actual reason to reach out, a superior method than allowing records to fester under drawn-out drip campaigns. In addition to cutting down on unnecessary follow-up and superfluous email, a core tenet of the system, the CRM prioritizes clients by where they stand in their respective deals. Stages, or steps along the deal path, can be configured according to existing workflows if needed, and each step is connected to a string of reminders.

The CRM keeps users abreast of clients’ contribution of documents, as well, through its use of an external URL for pulling information directly from a secure web page into the Trackxi. Thus, it also categorizes and manages files according to customer and transaction.

The CRM is deliberately designed to strengthen the relationship, not the number of times a marketing email is sent to them. The company’s vision is to get agents to work better, not more. Part of that is cutting down on marketing noise as a method to maintain relationships, and this is a great add-on to an already worthwhile set of tools.

There are also a couple of slick value-adds for day-to-day business, such as a password storage center, in-app video training snippets and a listing lockbox manager that tracks box numbers and combinations.

The company also created a web app iteration of the product, meaning an improved user experience that eliminates the browser-based version’s need to access multiple tabs to work within different components of the software. Essentially, it works more now like a true, single piece of software, not needing to access multiple pages on a web server to deliver functionality. It should mean a generally faster response from the software.

Trackxi is aiming for the everyday agent, and in doing so, might make it difficult to grow quickly. But, LionDesk did it and remains one of the industry’s most popular CRMs. Its user experience helps, as it flattens so much for what hampers a new agent’s growth trajectory. It’s a great fit.

If you want something to compare it to, look at a recent review of ListedKit, another nice iteration of how deal management doesn’t require an enterprise installation.

Teams and brokerages can use Trackxi, too. The pricing structures make it ideal for scaling over time.

There’s a lot to like here, and I hope to see Trackxi gain traction and push its founder into a new job.

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Craig C. Rowe started in commercial real estate at the dawn of the dot-com boom, helping an array of commercial real estate companies fortify their online presence and analyze internal software decisions. He now helps agents with technology decisions and marketing through reviewing software and tech for Inman.

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