Here’s to you Carrot members! You had an amazing year. Here’s a brief snapshot of some of the stories and things that happened in 2019.
It was another exceptional year for our Carrot members and another year of growth for our team and company. With the intention of amplifying our members, we use our Mission… “Add humanity to business and help people regain time for the things that matter.”
Let’s recap some of the cool stuff in this quick post!
2019 Carrot Review
Carrot members crushed lead generation
We launched many NEW Features for our members
It was another year of giving… when all said and done, Carrot will have donated close to $40,000 to different charities
The CarrotCast Podcast continues to inspire
Our team grew by 10 again this year as we continue to innovate and be leaders in our industry as well as in our communities.
… and more!
Here we go!
Hundreds of Thousands of Leads … You’re Crushing It!
Our members lead numbers increased in 2019. With over 382,000 leads (as of December 22) coming in this year. We also DON’T count phone call leads… which we can’t track in Google Analytics currently. You’re pulling in more AdWords, SEO, Facebook, and social media online leads as a collective group than any other real estate investor and agent lead generation platform… by far. Keep crushing it!
56% of Leads Came From Mobile Devices
Which States Converted the Most Leads? Well…
Carrot Member Completions (Leads) Per State – Top 10
Texas reigns for the third year in a row as the top lead volume state in 2019. Compared to 2018, Missouri and Michigan fell from the top 10 and were replaced by New York and Tennesee.
Major NEW Features Launched in 2019
A Core Value of ours is “Consistent Improvement and Innovation“… and both our members and Carrot continue to push this value. In addition to the features we released in 2019, we helped our members spend more time focusing on their business.
Here is a look back on some of the features our AMAZING team rolled out in 2019 (but not limited to)…
- Website performance updates: Fast Fonts, Optimizing YouTube & Better Billing Updates!
- Visual Editor
- Marketing Plan Generator
- Automated Spam Control
- 30-day Challenges for Investors and Agents
- Launched websites for mobile home seller leads
- New Aspen design for Advanced Marketers
All of these while keeping our member’s needs in our focus.
New Visual Editor
Coming Soon! The All-new Aspen Design
We Knew Carrot Was Fast, But Not This Fast!
Fresh Chalk analyzed 150,000 small business websites with the end-goal of determining which website builders offer the highest performing tech stacks.
They analyzed business websites across dozens of industries including real estate, and Carrot outperformed ALL other website builders, (except Google’s own Google My Biz websites) including Wix, WordPress.com, Placester, Shopify, Hibu, just to name a few!
We’re Honored Again – Carrot On the Inc. 5000 List for the 2nd Straight Year + MORE!
This year we were placed at the 1235th fastest-growing company in the nation according to the Inc. 5000 list. Again, major kudos to the Carrot team and our members. We wouldn’t be here without an amazing product, team, and amazing members.
Carrot was also featured in Outside Magazine as one of the best places to work in 2019!
And… Carrot was recognized by the Portland Business Journal as #32 of the top 100 fastest growing companies in Oregon and southwest Washington.
Top 5 CarrotCast Episodes of 2019
The CarrotCast podcast had 307,000+ unique downloads in 2019. Here are the top five episodes of the year.
Make sure you subscribe to get the CarrotCast each week!
Hundreds of “Doses Of Awesomeness” From Our Members
Hearing amazing stories never gets old! We’re in business to change lives. So much that we have a dedicated #Awesomeness Slack channel.
Here are just a few examples of notes we get each and every day… not counting the hundreds that happen that we never hear about!
World-Class Net Promoter Score
How do you know if you’re providing value and happiness to your members? How do you know if you’re failing? By using “Net Promoter Score”. It’s basically a question that asks how likely you are to recommend Carrot to a friend or colleague.
With thousands of responses in 2019, the majority scored us a 9 or 10… leaving us with an impressive NPS of 65%.
To put that into perspective, SaaS companies account for a decent average score of 26.
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One of our core values is to “Deliver WOW Through Great Service” we’ll continue to go all out in 2020 to make our members excited, happy, and successful, and to change the way people expect companies to serve them in the future after they experience service the “Carrot Way”.
We Added 2900 YouTube Subscribers and Accumulated Over 39.7K in Watch time hours!
Our favorite videos of the year…
Two Carrot Team Retreats + Growing Our Team…
Carrot Team First Retreat 2016…
Carrot Team Retreat 2019!
The Carrot team grew by 10 this year as we continue to innovate and be the leader in our industry. Our winter retreat again took place in beautiful, Sunriver, Oregon. Next, hit the waves. Well not quite. For the summer retreat, we enjoyed the coastal breeze of Lincoln City, Oregon.
Retreats are a great way to pull back, celebrate wins, and deep dive into high-level planning for the future.
CarrotCamp (Spring and Fall 2019)
Since it’s inception in 2017, CarrotCamp has been a success for our members. It’s not just a workshop or seminar, nor is it a retreat.
CarrotCamp is designed to be more like an immersive experience. We deep dive into the campers’ world. We allocate time to unplug and get out of the office and into nature. It’s also time to work with the Carrot team to get massive things done to uplevel business. All the while building relationships with other high-level real estate entrepreneurs that will hopefully last a lifetime.
Thank you again 2019 CarrotCampers!
Be on the lookout for CarrotCamp 2020 Editions. Kicking off May 2020. Learn more about CarrotCamp.
What An Amazing Year. And We’re Grateful To Have You On This Journey With Us.
How Was Your Year?
How was your 2019? Let us know below in the comments section. The amazing, the fair, and the awful :-)
Also… want to fire up your 2020 and get momentum building?
These 2 resources are the most shared and commented we’ve ever made. They can change your life…
- Make 2020 Your Year! – Join us for “Planning An Epic Year: Make 2020 Your Best Year Yet!” LIVE December 26th @ 8:00 AM Pacific (11:00 Eastern) Can’t make it? No problem! The call will be recorded.
- 3 Resources to Crush the Year and Build Healthy Habits!
Thank you for all you do and for inspiring us every day to do great things.
Chat with you in 2020!