My top priority in 2010 was increasing my productivity in this Real Estate market. I am pleased with how efficient I have become and I relate a lot of my success to a recently purchase iPad. The following list highlights the Apple apps that I have found to be most functional and valuable.
Keynote – Keynote can be compared to Microsoft’s Power Point. It allows you to put together an enhanced presentation following surprisingly simple steps. This app allows you to easily add tables, charts, media, and graphics to your slideshow presentation. This app is especially useful for listing presentations. A slideshow could include market statistics, local competitor stats, and testimonials. Take advantage of this app today and show your clients how technologically savvy you are.
Dropbox – Dropbox is a free application that allows you to take your documents, photos, and videos wherever you go. After installing Dropbox on each of your computers and devices you will be able to “drop” an item in the box and then find it located on each device. Downloading Dropbox allows all contracts, short sale documents, and real estate scripts to be available at your fingertips. If a bank requests a copy of a contract, it can be sent to them using a link to your Dropbox. This puts a whole new meaning to working on the go! This application is free but its value to a business is priceless.
Open Home Pro – This is a must have for all real estate professionals looking to effectively run an open house. This will allow you to operate in a paperless environment. Simply tap on the application, enter the basic details regarding the listing, and you are ready to do your job. When buyers arrive, they will quickly sign in providing their name and contact information. Once they have completed the sign in process, the screen reads “Please hand the iPad back to your Real Estate Agent.” This app allows you to email each client after the open house thanking them for stopping by and updating them in the future if there are any price reductions.
GoodReader – This app allows you to make notes on a PDF file using text boxes, popup comments, text highlights, freehand drawings, lines, arrows, rectangles, ovals, cloud shapes, text underlines, strikeouts, and text insertion marks. This app allows you to easily notate important PDF content for future reference.
DocuSign – DocuSign is a free app available to all customers taking advantage of their online service. You are able to send, track, and sign documents anytime and anywhere. This app is not only beneficial to the professional, but to clients as well. This allows them to electronically sign contracts and any pertinent documents with ease. They can immediately reply sending them back to me without delay. In this business 24 hours can make or break a deal. Don’t put off until tomorrow what you can complete today.
I hope this information has been helpful to you. It surely has increased the productivity of my business. If you have any questions, please let me know.