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Each month AR runs numerous contests as a way for our members to engage in activities
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Here's another avenue for you to build relationships with others. Share your expertise with someone searching for answers.
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Your Homepage will alert you of new questions in your state
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These state pages or hyper-local pages provide content directly related to a specific geographical location.
State, County, City and Neighborhood pages make it easy for consumers to find what they're looking for.
Post your listings, school information, local events, market reports and more
Consumers peruse these pages for information
Farm your niche market and cover all the happenings in your neighborhood
The Mobile Device I Couldn't Live Without: My iPad2
I'm not the type of person who has to have every electronic device that comes along. I kept my iPhone 3GS for three years while everyone else was buying the latest and greatest iPhone release. But when the opportunity presented itself to buy the iPad2, I took advantage of it.
I had just sent my daughter off to college and swapped my iPhone 3GS for her Pantech. I wanted her to have the advantages of having a smartphone at school without the high cost. She wasn't elligible for an update on her phone so I let her have mine and I took hers. Since I no longer had a smartphone, I decided to take the money that would have been applied to a new phone and purchase the iPad2. It has been the best decision I have ever made.
The iPad2 is like my portable office.
Here are just a few of the ways that I use my iPad2 for real estate:
Keynote - My listing presentations are now visually appealing while still including lots of valuable information. I have incorporated 2D charts and graphs, screen shots showing my Google rankings, photos, CMA's and testimonials. It's a whole new way to do listing presentations.
Open House Pro - This has become a fun way to get open house visitors to sign in. I can customize the questionnaire for each listing and the visitors receive an email immediately to their email address with the listing description and photos. A great way to stay at the top of a buyer's mind.
Evernote - This gives me the ability to take notes while showing homes. I can also take photos and video and keep them all together in a client file.
MLS - Accessing the MLS has never become easier. I used to print up countless pages of data to take to showing appointments. Not anymore. Now, I have instant access to the MLS, tax records and CMAs in just minutes.
Dropbox - My iPad2 has become like a file drawer with all my contracts and documents. If I receive a call and I'm not in my office, I can easily access Dropbox to retrieve whatever I need to know. This app alone is worth it's weight in gold.
Mortgage Calculator - This comes in very handy as we are sitting down to write a contract. I just plug in all the numbers and my client has instant access to their monthly payment. All while still standing in the listing.
Emails - No more trying to read those HUD1 statements on my iPhone. I am able to pull the documents up and easily read them prior to sending them on to my clients. No more waiting until I get back to the office.
These are just a few of the many things that make my iPad2 the mobile device I couldin't live without. My next endeavor is to add electronic signatures. I may never have to touch a piece of paper again. My office will be totally virtual.
Franklin TN Homes Real Estate Blog by Tammie White of Benchmark Realty LLC is a Great Place For Real Estate Agents and Potential Buyers and Sellers to get to know more about Franklin TN Homes as well as other parts of Williamson County.
Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.