Posted on | December 27, 2012 | No Comments
Have you ever needed to get in touch with a client with only 3 minutes before your next appointment and wished you could just leave them a message? With Slydial, you can! Just dial 267-slydial then after the prompt, dial your client’s phone number and you’ll be sent to their voicemail directly. Download their mobile app for even faster dialing! You’re able to make it to your appointment and your client receives the information they need in a timely manner.
And what about those tempting voicemails that you’d love to listen to but the client you’re with might find it rude if you step away? YouMail is a free app that offers a number of voicemail solutions including transcription, which will convert those voicemails into texts. Now with just a few quick seconds, you can glance at your phone to read the message without taking attention away from your current client.
It can be tempting to try and work while driving but it’s critical to keep your safety in mind. 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.
You can never be too cautious when meeting new people. MyForce is your mobile bodyguard. If you ever feel uneasy about a location or situation just 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 know your description, emergency contacts, and even known medical issues.
Mobilizing Your Office
You’re most likely accessing your email from your mobile device but there is so much more you can do with a smart phone! Track your mileage withMilog, 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 at just 9 dollars a month.
We’ve all been there – you have a document that you need to submit but you’re nowhere near your office. Godocs is a handy app that will let you use Google Docs on the go. With it you can view, edit, and share your Google documents. But what about hard copy paperwork? 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!
Going The Extra Mile
Trying to convince a prospective client that you’d make a great listing Agent? 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.
Once you’re the listing agent, you know how important great photos of the listing can be. If your client doesn’t have the budget for professional photography, you can still help them out with Instagram. Instagram is a FREE app that allows you to snap a picture on your mobile device then use photo affects to change the look and feel of the image. With Instagram you won’t have to worry about bad lighting and in addition to having great photos of your listing saved to your phone, you can quickly share images to social sites like Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr. While you’re at it, 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.
Dan M. Kimm Real Estate Agent
Posted on | December 9, 2012 | No Comments
Hello Hermann London Team,
Occasionally on a consistent basis we get an inquiry from one of you about if we know any good contractors, or cleaners, or plumbers, or whatever. It seems like we go through these companies real fast. One is good today, and bad tomorrow. Because of this, we have signed up for an account on AngiesList.com and we are happy to share it with you. Just ask! Email Adam for the login information, so you can login and find a contractor that has high ratings on there.
Posted on | November 17, 2012 | No Comments
Many of you have asked about landing pages, and I spent some time going through the softwares we are using and that I have accounts with, and found that we have landing pages ready to go right now. I’m messing with the functionality now, but we can easily make the following page types: Sales Page, Email Opt-In, Social Sharing Page, Video Page, Pricing Page, Content (SEO) Page, Tab Scroller Page, and Thank you page. Here is a link to a website with their basic examples: http://getpremise.com/samples/
Here is a link to a landing page that I made on Hermann London just now in about 10 minutes. There are a lot more functions and edits that can be made. http://www.hermannlondon.com/landing/selling-your-property/
If you are interested in Landing Pages, lets make this dream a Reality!
These are all free, and integrate in with your Hermann London agent website, which is also Free to you and easy to edit, we just have to set it up.
Call me, 314-210-5115
Posted on | November 15, 2012 | No Comments
A few weeks ago the YPN Board I am involved with put on a Technology Roundtable. We had speakers come and talk about several different topics including video, social media, cloud storage, ipad apps, eNewsletters, etc.
We had a lot of people show up, and we created some really great content. If you want to get information on any of these topics, or just peruse the information, here is a link to access it:
By the way YPN is always looking for new members, and always excited to have you at our events, so if you are interested, PLEASE just let me know you want to get involved. Thanks,
Posted on | November 8, 2012 | No Comments
Hello Hermann Londonites,
I was trolling the internet and I found 2 really great articles, the first one is a page with links to articles all about working with buyers. Some neat articles to learn about them, to share with them, how to get them, how working with them can be easy, etc.
Here is that link: http://www.realtor.org/topics/working-with-buyers
The second I found when I was looking for Statistics to share with our group, about buyers, sellers, the real estate market in general, etc. Here is a link to this article: http://www.realtor.org/field-guides/field-guide-to-quick-real-estate-statistics
Check out these stats and see where you stand:
Hours worked by all REALTORS® (nationwide): 40 per week
Gross personal income by hours worked: $49,000 (median for 40-59 hrs.)
Percent of business generated by REALTOR® personal web site (all REALTORS®):
- Zero: 35%
- 6-10%: 14%
- 11-25%: 12%
- 26-50%: 8%
- 26-50%: 4%
Real estate experience of all REALTORS® (median): 10 years
REALTORS® by gender: Male 43%; Female 57%
Formal education of REALTORS®:
- Some college: 31%
- Associate degree: 11%
- Bachelor’s degree: 30%
- High school graduate: 9%
- Graduate degree and above: 10%
- Some graduate school: 8%
Sides per agent: For all REALTORS® in 2010, the typical brokerage specialist completed 8 transaction sides or commercial deals
Posted on | August 25, 2012 | No Comments
When an agent shows one of your properties and you receive the showing alert, you will be able to easily tell which property the alert is for as it will have the home’s address in the email.
The reports in SupraWEB are designed to display the address and MLS number associated with a particular lock box. Thus, when viewing showing reports, it is easy to tell when showing activity is happening on a particular home.
Assigning boxes also has lockbox inventory management advantages. When an MLS number and address are assigned to a box, you always know what property a particular box is on. This is particularly useful when you are sharing boxes with other agents.
One of the best reasons to assign a lock box is that it can assist in providing powerful real estate market data. When lock boxes are assigned, it is possible to look at summary showing data that will illustrate showing trends by geographic area. For example, it would be possible to compare two different neighborhoods to see which one is showing more activity.
Posted on | August 15, 2012 | No Comments
Posted on | March 25, 2012 | No Comments
I just signed up for docusign finally, and I am loving it. I can sign documents on my phone (if any of you need me to sign any documents, I can now do it in just seconds from anywhere. Just send them to me!! (no mutual releases please)
I negotiated pretty hard with docusign and got a great deal. It’s 50% off of the monthly rate. So I am only committing to them 1 month at a time and paying 50% of the regular rate. Save 50% on Pro Monthly, no commitment, Enter promo code: 50MONTH7
You might as well sign up for the 30 day free trial before you pay anyway, here is the website to do it: https://www.docusign.com/trial select the bottom option for Realtors.
You will also be able to take any document, add a place for your clients to sign, and it will email them, they click a few buttons, and it will auto email the form back to you (and anyone else you want) as soon as they sign electronically. Its awesome. No more driving around town for signatures and no more printing anything just to sign it and scan it back in.
Dont forget to Enter promo code: 50MONTH7
It costs about 12 dollars a month, on a month to month basis.
Posted on | March 25, 2012 | No Comments
Hey everyone, we are loving RealtyJuggler.com as a way to stay organized, keep track of your business, and market to people. You can track expenses and income, goals and lockboxes and make tasks lists for each new client buyer or seller. It even has property management stuff in it. Also there is a flyer depot where you can get a bunch of flyers and easily edit them for your needs.
Use this URL to sign up: http://www.realtyjuggler.com/?Source=Adam%40hermannlondon.com
Its $8.33 a month, but the first 3 months are free!! What more do you need. It integrates with your hermann london email, contacts, and calendar as well.
Posted on | September 25, 2011 | No Comments
Check it out, then make some videos!keep looking »