Hi ActiveRainers, my name is Reuben Fine. I've been a member of ActiveRain since around 2009. I've worked in real estate for over 10 years, starting off as an marketing assistant and later moving into a Marketing Director role for a large National Brokerage firm.
Graphics and design come natural and easy to me, but it's not the case for the majority of agents I worked with. At most, MS Word clipart was the extent of a real estate agents' graphic abilities!... I wanted to change that.
I tried hosting graphic design workshops and one-on-one training. I even attempted to create my own simplified graphic design software! What bugged me was all the useless options, settings, and do-dads current software provided. I wanted software that had all the simple features of text and photos. Needless to say, all my attempts failed. Agents simply didn't have the time or patience to learn and use software... as it should be. An agent's job is to sell homes not be a graphic designer.
After numerous attempts and bundles of cash invested in my own graphic software I was almost about to throw-in-the-towel and face the reality that I would still have to hire an army of graphic designer to make simple, almost cookie-cutter like marketing materials for the hundreds of agents I was responsible for. Then I stumbled on a new Adobe Systems PDF base platform...
I dove in, learned the mechanics, began to figure out Java Scripts, and started tinkering around and stretching the platform beyond it's intention. Months later, I create my first ever self-contained streamlined PDF Real Estate Flyer design software. Sounds a bit techie, but in a nutshell I create a dramatically simple and easy graphic design program without actually have to build a program from scratch. A year of refinement later, tons of user feedback, and a new company name, I went live with a beta version of Turn-Key Flyers, Fill-in-the-blanks real estate flyer templates, in 2008.
So what makes our templates so special, right? If you've ever used Word, Publisher, or Photoshop to create flyers you'll know how difficult and time consuming it is to import, adjust, tweak, and align photos and text. Even for me it takes at least an hour to get everything the sized-up proportionately and looking professional. Well, in short, you don't have to worry about any of this anymore! From start to finish, I can make a flyer in 3-5 minutes; all with a simple point and click.
We've specially programmed the templates to be fill-in-ready and removed all the unnecessary settings you'd find in traditional graphic design software. All the design layouts, graphics touches, adjustments, alignments, and all the other little nicknack details are pre-made for you. All you have to do is pop-in your property information and you're done!
Photos simply snap into place! Just point, click, and select your new picture.
Text, well that's as easy as (yup you guessed it) point, click, and type in yournew text!
The goal for these templates was to be FAST and still look professional! By analyzing the 1,000+ designs I created over the years we pre-selecting the size, color, shapes, and layout, which allows you to worry less and market more. Like one of my clients once said, "it's almost brainless."
If you're looking for simple, quick, and professional way to create a listing or open house flyer give our templates a look.
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