January 2021

Start the year off right with the latest tech tools

Need to get something done for your business? Nowadays, there’s probably an app for that. Whether you’ve been in business for years or you’re just starting out, there are plenty of tech tools to help you manage contacts, attract clients, and close deals on time.

Keep in mind that you're the expert on your business and work process, so it pays to check out a lot of options to see which apps will work best for you. To get you started, here’s an overview of just a few of the apps that are available.Footnote1

Customer relationship managers

A customer relationship manager, or CRM, is key to helping you organize and grow your business. There are numerous apps available, including free apps for agents just starting out. Useful features include managing leads and contacts, uploading documents, and organizing your calendar. It’s also a good idea to choose a CRM that can integrate with other apps you may use.

Popular CRM options: Propertybase, Wise Agent, HubSpot, Contactually, Zillow Premier Agent.

Marketing help

From emails and ads to social media, there are endless marketing opportunities, and multiple apps that can help you get your message out there. Depending on your needs, look for apps that can help you design materials as well as manage and segment client lists.

Popular marketing options: Canva makes it easy to design professional marketing materials; Mailchimp is a proven way to design and send emails, newsletters and ads; Pagemodo can help manage social media.

Transaction management

The real estate business is all about communication. In the past, that required a lot of paper, but now there are multiple apps to help you save and share documents, collect electronic signatures, and more.

Popular document management options: DocuSign, Digisigner, Authentisign®, Dotloop.

Photo and video design

As real estate searches move online, technology can help make your listings stand out. Experience has shown that videos can be used to engage potential clients and win their business. Therefore, it makes sense to learn how to use one of the apps that can help create videos, edit photos, design virtual tours, create site plans and more.

Popular photo and video tools: BombBomb, Animoto, BoxBrownie, Matterport.

A note from your lending specialist:

Don’t forget to take advantage of tools and information on my website for fast answers to home financing questions. Or feel free to contact me and I’ll be happy to help.

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