Using the right tool for the job makes all the difference. When you design something for a specific purpose, it’s made to perform that task well. What if you’re a busy real estate agent who needs more time? You’re in luck, we’ve compiled another list of time-saving tools with real estate agents in mind. Master using them and you’ll get more done in less time – with less effort!
1. Google Drive
If you’re sharing files and have more than one person working on a document, you need an efficient way to collaborate. Google Drive offers a free solution that allows for sharing files and office documents you’ve stored in the cloud.
Make documents public, or restrict them to only allow collaboration with other agents in your office. Use the mobile app to connect on the go. Google Drive is a great way to store and organize your documents in the cloud, and keep contributors all on the same page.
2. Last Pass
Passwords, passwords everywhere! With every new online tool, you have another new signup process. This could mean yet another username and password to remember. In order to keep your accounts secure, it’s best for each to have a unique password. This keeps your accounts protected, but also makes it hard to keep track of your passwords.
Fortunately, there is a solution. Last Pass will keep track of the usernames and passwords for all of your accounts. This powerful tool will also generate highly secure (strong) passwords for any new account you setup. Use this tool to stay secure, and sane, by only having to remember one password.
Have a few favorite websites or blogs you’d like to read regularly? Instead of filling a folder with bookmarks or searching for the latest news everyday, keep them all in the same place – your Feedly feed.
Feedly creates an aggregated online news feed you can personalize. Collect all the news that’s fit to print and put it right in front of you with a single click. Don’t waste time searching for the latest updates, let them come to you.
I’m a great believer that any tool that enhances communication has profound effects in terms of how people can learn from each other, and how they can achieve the kind of freedoms that they’re interested in.
4. Slide Share
To stay up on things, we need to keep learning. Whether it’s the newest tricks of the trade, or education around developing a skill you need, knowledge is power. You could go enroll at your nearest university or seek out online tutorials, but there’s an easier way – Slide Share!
Imagine a constantly updated repository of knowledge with prepackaged lessons for easy consumption. Slide Share offers free educational slide shows on a wide range a subjects relevant to real estate.
Sure, maybe you’re not a graphic designer; but with Canva, that’s no longer an excuse for poor design. Canva offers free images and fonts with an intuitive interface that makes it simple to create everything, from flyers to business cards, to social media covers.
There’s no need to purchase expensive software licenses or go back to school for a degree in design. Try making your own image templates, or use one of their built-in designs.
Need to write an email and send it out later? Maybe you’d like a reminder about following up on a lead? Boomerang is an amazing plugin for Gmail that gives you more control over your inbox. You can send messages back to the top of your inbox, set up reminders for follow-ups, or even clean your inbox by hiding messages until they become relevant. It also reminds you about time sensitive threads by pinging you if you a response isn’t received in a timely manner. Keep your conversations alive, and your relationships strong, by using Boomerang for reminders.
Time is money; spend it wisely! Take advantage of these 6 free time-saving tools for real estate professionals. When you power through your tasks quickly, you can spend more time doing what matters most to the success of your business.