Our goal is to increase the comfort and skill level of our members with technology as we advocate the best use practices which will enhance member professionalism and efficiency.
SMART PHONE APPS
Matterport is hands down the coolest 3D tour option for homes. Think of it like Google’s Street View feature touring a property. We’re pretty thrilled about it, because we’ve provided it at no cost for a few of our sellers at UpNest.
Periscope is a free live streaming app. You could use this to broadcast a virtual open house of a listing to remote buyers. Or just use it to stream video to buying clients of yours.
The days of mailing and driving documents to clients are almost over thanks to services like HelloSign. HelloSign makes it easy to collect legally binding e-signatures from clients remotely. Pricing depends on the amount of documents you want to send.
Another e-signature service like Hellosign, Docusign actually has a pricing plan specific for real estate agents and brokerages. For $20 a month, you can send an unlimited amount of documents, and have your own branding on the documents as well.
Doorsteps allows you to nurture a buyer for months, answering their questions and more, since buyers take about 18 months to decide to buy a home or not.
Many real estate agents love using this app for presentations. You can easily take photo, then record audio on top of it. The possibilities are endless, but one application is to use it for a comparative marketing analysis...
A great app for file storage, Google Drive seems to do it all. Use it to store and share photos of properties in the cloud. Since every Gmail user has a Google Drive account, it’s easy to share files with users since a lot of people have Gmail...
Use Dropbox’s convenient cloud storage to create shared folders between clients or other agents, send pictures, and more.
Continuing Education Requirements
To maintain your real estate license agents and brokers need to participate in defined amounts of continuing education (CE) each year or recurring time period. These requirements are set forth in state laws and are administered by state real estate commissions. The specific requirements, time frames, and due dates vary considerably across states — as do the requirements for obtaining a license.