Apps for the On-The-Go REALTOR
Toss the notepad, look up from your phone and listen in. These on-the-go apps will leave you wondering how you ever lived the mobile life without them.
Maximizing Voicemail, Minimizing EffortSituation: Have you ever needed to get in touch with a client, only have 3 minutes before your next appointment, and wished you could just leave them a message? Solution: Well this is where Slydial comes into play. Simply dial 267-slydial, then after the prompt, dial your client’s phone number, and you’ll be directly sent to their voicemail. One, and, done! Now, you are able to make it to your appointment and your client receives the information they need in a timely manner.
Situation: And what about those tempting voicemails you would love to listen to, but the client you’re with might find it rude if you step away? Solution: YouMail. A free app which offers a number of voicemail solutions. One of which transcribes your voicemails and texts them to your phone. You can then take a quick glance without taking significant attention away from the task at hand.
Safe Travels: Driving and Responding to New LeadsSituation: It can be tempting to try and work while driving, but it’s critical to keep your safety in mind. Solution: DriveSafe.ly is an app that will read your text messages and emails aloud as you drive. Just activate the app as you enter your car then toggle the app off as you exit.
Situation: You can never be too cautious when meeting new people. Solution: And MyForce is your mobile bodyguard. If you ever feel uneasy about a location or situation you only need to arm the app to place it in ready mode. If you feel threatened, with a click of a button, you can alert MyForce of your location. They’ll instantly listen to the audio from your mobile device should you be in a situation where you can not speak with the operator. Because you’re pre-registered, emergency personnel are aware of your description, emergency contacts, and known medical issues.
Mobilize Your Office for On-The-Go SuccessSituation: You’re most likely accessing your email from your mobile device, but there is so much more out of office convenience to use on your phone. Solutions: Track your mileage with Milog, a mobile app that keeps a record of your mileage for reimbursement or tax purposes. While you’re at it, store those records in shoeboxed.com. Shoeboxed allows you to scan receipts and business cards from your phone or computer, and documents them in a safe and secure online account. If that’s not enough, you can even stuff an envelope full of receipts and shoeboxed will scan, upload, and shred the originals for you all for less than ten dollars.
Situation: We’ve all been there – you have a document that you need to submit but you’re nowhere near your office. Solution: With Turbo Scan, your phone becomes a scanner. You’ll be able to scan and email receipts, business cards and even larger items like documents and reports. Need something printed? EuroSmartz connects your mobile device to any wifi, bluetooth, or network printer. Now you can access your Google docs and print them from any location. You’ll truly have a mobile office after integrating these apps!
Go the Extra Mile to Turn Leads Into ListingsSituation: Trying to convince a prospective client that you’d make a great listing Agent? Solution: Why not offer a free floor plan sketch? With Magic Plan, a free mobile app, anyone can create a floor plan drawing within minutes! Magic Plan measures a floor plan from the pictures you take then converts them into a PDF, HPG and DXF drawing.
Situation: Once you’re the listing agent, you know how important great photos, and even more so a high-end presentation can be. But how do you achieve this on the go? Solution: Use Animoto to create photo stream videos set to music that can be used on listing pages and social sites. Have some time on your hands while the inspector is around? Your clients will love the video of their new house that Animoto helps you create. Make sure you use a picture of your Agency sign so their friends will know who sold them the home when they share the video.