Two Moble Apps That Are Helpful To My Business

Mortgage and Lending with George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages NMLS #65149

As a Loan Originator I have a number of occasion that I have to either send documents to my Borrowers or print documents that Borrowers send to me.  Most of the time I am near one of my offices, and I can send or print documents from there.  But there are times that I am not close, or the documents that I need to print or send cannot wait for me to get back to the office, and I have to do it from on the road.  That is when these two Moble Apps that I have downloaded on my iPhone have been very helpful to my business.

The first is CamScanner, and it is a free app. CamScanner turns my iPhone into a portable scanner which allows me to take a picture of the document(s), auto-crop the image, enhance the quality of the image, and save the image as a PDF file.  Once that is done it then allows me to automatically attach the PDF file to an e-mail and send it to my Borrower.

If I am on the receiving end of a document that I need to print on the road, the Printer Pro App on my iPhone allows me to print to any printer with wireless capability, which most of the newer printers have today.  Printer Pro cannot print e-mails but it allows me to print any attachment attached to an e-mail.  Printer Pro also allows me to print webpages, pictures, and even the contacts on my iPhone.  Printer Pro is not a free App, but it only cost $6.99.

I find myself using CamScanner a little more than Printer Pro, but both have been a life saver on more than one occasion.  There are times that I am on the road and have to get a document to my Underwriter ASAP, and CamScanner allows me to do that.  Getting a document quickly to an Underwriter can some times be the difference between getting commitment on a loan on time or not.  It is amazing how often Borrowers wait until the last minute to get a document to us that we need to approve the loan.

I am not a Techie, but with CamScanner and Printer Pro I don't have to be, because they are both extremely easy to install and use.  If you don't already have these Apps or others like them on your smart phone, I would highly suggest that you do so.  You will be surprised how often you will find yourself using them once you have them.



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George Souto is a Loan Officer who can assist you with all your FHA, CHFA, and Conventional mortgage needs in Connecticut. George resides in Middlesex County which includes Middletown, Middlefield, Durham, Cromwell, Portland, Higganum, Haddam, East Haddam, Chester, Deep River, and Essex. George can be contacted at (860) 573-1308

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Ginny Gorman
RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate - North Kingstown, RI
Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond

Interesting George...i use Genius Scan for doing a similar thing to Camscanner and wowed my clients lender...arent' these apps the best!

Jun 14, 2012 12:32 PM #2
Nick T Pappas
Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, @HomesBirmingham & Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Hun... - Huntsville, AL
Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource
George, those are pretty cool apps. I've been considering something similar...thanks for the heads up...I'll check these apps out.
Jun 14, 2012 12:42 PM #3
Mark Loewenberg
KW of the Palm Beaches - Palm Beach Gardens, FL
KW 561-214-0370

great thoughts on the apps! am checking to see if the cam scanner works with my ipad 3 too!

Jun 14, 2012 12:43 PM #4
Cheryl Ritchie
RE/MAX Leading Edge - Huntingtown, MD
Southern Maryland 301-980-7566
One of my print apps allows me to print on my older HP that does not have wireless capability.
Jun 14, 2012 01:03 PM #5
Joan Whitebook
BHG The Masiello Group - Nashua, NH
Consumer Focused Real Estate Services

Geoge ~ 2 "can't live without" apps.  Thanks for the heads up!

Jun 14, 2012 01:23 PM #6
Garry Edwards
Exit Realty Lucky Associates - Newark, NJ
GRI, CDPE, e-Pro

George I also use CamScanner but on my Adroid phone. For printing I use PrinterShare. These types of apps really help us and our clients!

Jun 14, 2012 01:29 PM #7
Gail Robinson
William Raveis Real Estate - Southport, CT
CRS, GRI, e-PRO Fairfield County, CT

George - First of all, thank you for writing about iPhone apps.  I love to learn about them from people I trust.  Second, I paid $7 for a scanner app.  Where were you a month ago!

Jun 14, 2012 01:35 PM #8
Bob Souza (925) 513-3400 & Leilani Souza (916) 408-5500 Souza Realty - Real Estate Broker in Placer County, California
Souza Realty - Roseville, Rocklin, Granite Bay, Loomis, Penryn, Newcastle, Lincoln, Auburn, Meadow Vista (Placer Coun... - Roseville, CA
Homes & Land, Real Estate Investments and Rentals

George, like Garry in comment #7, I also use CamScanner on my Droid. It is one of my FAVORITE apps because it's so handy and easy to use...and CamScanner is what I had intended on blogging about for this contest, too! :)


Jun 14, 2012 05:15 PM #9
Pacita Dimacali
Alain Pinel - Oakland, CA
Alameda/Contra Costa Counties CA


Good info to have, and good apps to check out. I haven't seen these, but I like their functionality. Thanks for sharing.

Jun 15, 2012 01:45 AM #10
Amanda Christiansen
Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843 - Fort Wayne, IN
Christiansen Group Realty

Good stuff George.  Just one more article that tells me I am behind on the times!  :)  Thanks for sharing these tips with us. 

Jun 15, 2012 02:24 AM #11
Bud & Beth McKinney
Cary/Raleigh/Apex NC - The Team That Cares, RE/MAX United

CamScanner looks like a really great app. I had not heard of these before, thanks for sharing your knowledge! I'm sure they are extremely useful.

Jun 16, 2012 12:13 AM #12
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

George - I am always so impressed with how tech savvy you are.  These sound like some great apps, so I will bear this in mind...for when I get my smart phone - that's how untech savvy I am.

Jun 16, 2012 08:03 PM #13
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Hey, George, I included this post in Last Week's Favorites.  Have a great week.

Jun 16, 2012 11:33 PM #14
Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

Came over from Last Week's Favorites.   Just downloaded the CamSanner and I thank you!!

Jun 17, 2012 02:19 AM #15
Eric Michael
Remerica Integrity, Realtors®, Northville, MI - Livonia, MI
Metro Detroit Real Estate Professional 734.564.1519

George, as soon as I read the part about CamScanner, I went to download it. Turns out that I already had it, just haven't used it yet.

Jun 17, 2012 07:20 AM #16
Emily Medvec
Realty One of Santa Fe - Santa Fe, NM
Realtor | Serving Santa Fe & Northern NM

George, I missed this gem. Thanks to Patricia's road map of Favorites I learned two new things. At the moment, I am discovering there are more and more apps everyday and less time to even discover them if it was not for other Activerain folks telling their story. Thank you!

Jun 17, 2012 08:11 AM #17
Richard and Beth Witt
Long Island Cash Home Buyer - Massapequa, NY
Long Island Cash Home Buyer 516-330-6940

Hi George... thanks to Pat I found your post... I'll be getting these apps right away... Thanks a bunch


Jun 17, 2012 10:23 AM #18
Susan Neal
RE/MAX Gold, Fair Oaks - Fair Oaks, CA
Fair Oaks CA & Sacramento Area Real Estate Broker

Hi George - Those both sound great.  I think I would use camscanner more too.  Thanks for sharing.

Jun 17, 2012 12:40 PM #19
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

George, I love CamScanner. It's good on tablet as well as smart phones.

Never used Printer Pro - as I am always 'connected' but soon may need it.

Thanks for sharing your 'business secrets'

Jun 17, 2012 02:47 PM #20
Demarco & Marisa
Remax Kings Realty - Riverside, CA
"The Choice is Clear!"

I love Genius Scan, which is very similar. Haven't tried a printer app though, so I'll be trying Printer Pro out! Thanks. ~Marisa

Jun 28, 2012 09:04 AM #21
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