Have you ever heard of Google’s free email account called Gmail? Probably a dumb question! While I haven’t researched the statistics, I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s the most widely used email service on the web these days!
If you use Gmail, you must already know about Google Docs & Calendar as well, both great and useful additions to the account! Now, here comes the BUT! Have you heard of Google Apps? While Gmail has some great tools, Google Apps has waaaay more!
If you’re not already familiar with Google Apps, it’s very similar to Gmail, only instead of an @gmail.com account you get an @yourdomain.com account, allowing you to bring that added level of professionalism to your email. Additionally, Google Apps lets you connect with all kinds of programs to help you run your business more efficiently as you can see from the screenshot below...(click to view)
So what’s the catch? Google Apps does require you to use your own domain which you should be able to pick up for around $10/yr. And while there are a number of free apps in the marketplace, there are also some that come with a price tag.
Overall, I think Google Apps is a great solution for email and a ton of other services as well! And, last time I checked, Google still offers a free account that lets you create up to 10 users @yourdomain.com ($50/user/yr if you ever need to upgrade), which probably works just fine for most Real Estate agents!