If you’re a real estate agent and still aren’t up to date on technology and how it can help you in your business, then it’s time to check these out and re-evaluate your methods. If you don’t know much about technology and prefer doing things the old fashioned way, you could really be losing out on some great tools that can give you a leg up on the competition. Here are three great apps that can you can download on your iPhone and instantly have everything you need right at your fingertips.
MLS Apps: Realtor.com, Zillow.com, Trulia.com and Redfin.com
I know, this is more than one app to check out, but they’re lumped together for a reason. All four of these apps basically do the same thing, with a couple of minor exceptions depending on which app you’re looking at. These apps help you see what properties are listed for sale on the MLS. They can help you keep track of new listings when you’re on the go and get a call from a potential client, or when you’re out showing homes and a new listing pops up on the MLS, you can take them right there instead of having to go back to the office and check available listings again. The faster you get the work done, the faster you can get in there and get ahead of the competition. Best of all, these apps are all free. Some people will advise you to download all of them, as they all have a few different features that you may find handy to your business.
The Google Drive and DropBox Apps
Another type of app you need to look into to give you a leg up are either the Google Drive App or DropBox, you don’t need both. These apps will sync the documents from your home computer onto other electronic devices such as your tablet, other computers or your phone. This means that even if you’re on the go, you can access your important documents anywhere you are. Need a quick rental application or contract before you lose the customer? All you have to do is access it on your phone and email it to a local printer and pick it up in a few minutes. This means you don’t have to carry them around with you, or run back to the office to print one up either. Saved means you can be more productive now. Plus, these apps are free too. Score!
The JotNot Scanner
The JotNot scanner app is free for the basic version, and a buck for pro, so it’s relatively inexpensive to get, and what you get in return is worth the minimal cost. JotNot allows you to turn your phone into a portable scanner and share your documents via email, Evernote, DropBox, Google Drive and more. You can scan various hand-signed documents into your phone and upload them so that you have copies of everything you need, which means you don’t have to worry about keeping track of all your paper copies anymore. Because really, who needs the stress? Plus, you can send in contracts from your phone, and beat out other people who may have had their eye on the place. Being on the ball can mean being first, and make a huge difference.
There are lots of great apps for your phone and tablet out there that you can use to help you increase your business and become more efficient and organized. It never hurts to be on the lookout for those tools that can help you succeed and stay ahead of the competition. Hopefully, you’ve found something in this list to check out and improve your business.
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Jeffry Evans – is the Chief at RealEstateLicense.org. He loves what he does and his family. You can see more of his work at http://www.realestatelicense.org/3-pillars-to-a-successful-home-based-business.html