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Each month AR runs numerous contests as a way for our members to engage in activities
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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
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As agents we’re sort of new to the technology party and there’ll always be tweaking by agents who want to blend old-school touches with the rapid wonders of gadgetry. One thing we definitely need to be is mobile, and a recent Webinar touted the iPad as a must-have device. That was backed by a claim from Mobile Peek that said mobile Internet usage will bypass desktop Internet usage by 2014.
Broker Krisstina Wise of The GoodLife Team in Austin, Texas, said that the 25 agents in her office are required to invest in an iPad and that her office, which has won technology awards, has almost gone paperless. She also said on a recent Webinar that her agents often complete a transaction from A to Z by only using an iPad.
Whether you’re ready for that or not is up to you, but some of the apps suggested sound intriguing. Some are well-known and others not so much, so the first thing you should do is write down everything you do in your daily business life and then see if there’s an app for that. (Hint: there probably is.) Here are some apps that work on an iPad that can be used for real estate purposes:
Keynote: Allows users to create, deliver and share presentations.
Slide Rocket: Lets you create customized slides with text, images and media.
Prezi: A zooming presentation editor that allows you to collaborate with others, display information online and offline and import images, videos, PDFs and more.
LinkedIn: A social networking site for people in professional occupations.
Google Plus: Allows users to share blog posts, links, photos and promotions in circles, or groups, that can be set up and managed to reach the right people.
Hoot Suite: A multi-purpose tool that lets you analyze traffic, track brand mentions, manage multiple social profiles and schedule messages and tweets.
Spotify: A digital music service with access to millions of songs. If a potential client likes the music you’re browsing you’ll have something in common. Hey, it can’t hurt.
Fancy: Lets you catalog products you like and shop for them at the same time.
Houzz: A database of home design ideas and photos that allows you to browse images by style, room and location and save them to your virtual idea book
Pinterest: A content sharing service that allows you to “pin” images, videos and other objects to your pinboard.
Skitch: Lets you edit, mark up and share photos, screenshots, maps and more.
Zite: A personalized magazine that learns what you like and delivers the news, articles, blogs and videos you want to see.
Google Currents: Lets you browse, read and share content that’s presented in a magazine format, in addition to personalizing the trends you search for most.
Ted: Presents talks from an eclectic group of people that includes education radicals, tech geniuses, medical mavericks, business innovators and music superstars.
WORKING WITH PHOTOS
InstaPad: Transfers Instagram photos to your iPad to peruse and share with others. It allows you to see your feeds and keep up with followers.
Snapseed: A fun way to enhance, transform and share your photos.
CloudOn: A multi-purpose app that allows you to create, review, rename, edit, delete and manage documents, in addition to send files and create or display graphs.
Google Drive: An app where you can create, share, collaborate and keep all of your files, videos, photos, documents, PDFs and more.
LogMeIn: Let’s you access your home and work computers and control them remotely, in addition to allowing you to edit files and run applications.
Evernote: Save ideas, access them anywhere and search for things by keyword, tag or text-inside images.
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.