When you are a busy real estate agent, finding ways to be more efficient on the go is key to your success. And it is no secret that technology can make us all more efficient! Luckily, there are many resources available to Minnesota Real Estate agents to help you become more productive with your time.
We’ve compiled some tried and true recommendations to help you become as efficient as possible. Some of our favorite apps and resources for Real Estate agents are listed below.
FOR MARKETING & SOCIAL MEDIA
Canva is one of our favorite tools for business owners, especially for realtors! This easy-to-use design software has most of the benefits of Adobe Photoshop without the learning curve or training.
Design anything from business cards to listing presentations to marketing mailers on this software. There are also plenty of pre-made templates available to purchase or use for free. Another benefit is that you can save your brand colors, fonts, and logos to be easily accessible for future designs.
For Instagram users, this program allows you to create a hyperlink for your bio with multiple links!
Easily schedule out your social media posts as far out as you’d like. This is especially helpful for making sure your content is engaging and relevant ahead of time and it saves you a ton of time instead of posting daily.
Produce your own videos to use in your email marketing that get sent out as part of the body-message of the email instead of an outside link (this gets more views!) This means more people watch your video and your time is spent smarter on creating videos.
REAL ESTATE BUSINESS SPECIFIC
Virtual staging is becoming more and more popular with many agents choosing to virtually stage their homes instead of staging in real life. According to TheMortgageReports.com, staged homes sell 73% faster. You could also consider virtually staging just one room like a family room or master bedroom.
This is a great one for networking events! Take a picture of someone’s business card and it will add all of their contact information into your contacts, automatically. No more losing business cards & losing someone’s contact info!
It can be overwhelming to schedule multiple showings at once, especially when you are on the go! The ShowingTime app is the easy solution to schedule and change showing times from your phone. You can even give feedback to the seller from your phone.
Dropbox stores all of your files into one place where you can organize them all and access them from anywhere, anytime. You can even organize files by transaction. Here are two examples of how to use it effectively…
Organizing by current buyers/ or sellers:
Current Buyers > Bob Smith > 1234 Home Address
Organizing by listing
Listings > Listing Paperwork > Marketing > Property Photos > Offers
Instant title quotes, seller net sheets, buyer estimates from your fingertips! Our Title Capture app is a useful way to quickly estimate closing costs by keying in a property address.
This program makes getting signatures from buyers & sellers easy with being able to sign documents from anywhere, on any device in an encrypted, secure format.