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...It may not be new to alot of you, but it certainly is to me! I haven't been licensed very long, nor have I been successful in keeping up with my contacts/SOI consistently, at least not the same ones.
As I am sure alot of agents rely on the speedy and convenient presence of technology, we are always looking for things to make our lives and line of work easier for us.
Being a "crackberry addict", I am always looking for cool applications to add to my device and some that will make communicating easier. Some of us own the ever so cool "don't be a hater cuz others have one and you don't I-Phone"! Both of these devices give you a means to communicate with others in at least a hundred different ways, if someone doesn't have a cell phone, more than likely they have an email address they can use to get to you, if they don't like email, they can IM you, and if they just want to send a message and be done and wait for your reply, there's old reliable...text messaging.
I recently stumbled upon two GREAT apps for both "abusers" of the I-phone and the blackberry, both of which allow you to have ONE portal in which to dump all 800 of your Instant message screenames! For the beloved "crackberry addict", there's "Beejive", currently giving you a free 30-day trial, then you will pay $20.00 to download the application once your "free 30 day license" expires. Like Meebo(for i-phone users) you have ONE application in which your AOL, YAHOO, ICQ, WINDOWS LIVE, AIM, GOOGLE TALK and whatever other IM you have goes into. You have ALOT of options in which to set this up and it allows you to log in to all of your accounts at one time, set a status/away message for all of your accounts at one time, see who is online through your various accounts at one time...do you see where this is going? If I want to change my status message that day to remind people (apart of my SOI) that they can contact me to get information, a CMA, a listing appointment, etc. these applications allow me to do just that. Aside from just Instant messaging portals, these apps also enable use of Facebook Chat, which is yet another great outlet for Real Estate professionals as I have learned over the last year or so.
So even with all the madness of having many social networking accounts, screenames and IMs, there is still a way to combine all for the sake and sanity of convenience and still use them as a productive tool for our work. And further on the upside...you can delete the three different accounts that are using up application space, memory, and battery life as these apps cater to those who use their devices ALOT and therefore use alot of power from short-term or quick usage of different applications.
As a newbie, this may help me more than it helps you as someone who has established contacts and maybe has a more uniform system of your own in which to get word out to your SOI...but I don't mind passing along cool info!
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