Very Cool Real Estate Tech Tips #1 (1 of 10)

Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty Southwest, Partner in the Jamie Cox Group S.0074877

10 Very Cool Tech Tips in 10 Days

Technology can be a great help in your real estate career.  However, just because it is the new 'flashy' thing doesn't mean that it will actually make you more productive.  I can say from experience that many tools end up just getting in the way and actually can slow you down.  With that in mind, here is the first of 10 tech tips that have proven to be a great help with my real estate business.

Tech Tip #1: slydial App for your Smartphone

Slydial is a great FREE app for your smartphone that allows you to leave a voice message on any cell phone in the United States without it actually ringing the recipients phone!  How crazy is that?

Do you have that client that you need to call to give them a quick update, but you know they will want to talk for 30 minutes?  Slydial allows you to leave a message on their phone without ringing their phone. They get the update and you get to move on with your day.

I have also found it useful within the action plans of my database.  If I want to keep in touch with a client and just say hello, but have 30 contacts to reach in an hour, then I use slydial.  With slydial, you can quickly and easily leave 30 messages early in the morning and you don't have to worry about waking them up with a ring tone.

As it says on their website, "slydial is a time saver, keeps you connected, and is a great alternative to text messaging or email." The best part about the app is that it is FREE.  What real estate agent doesn't love free? As you can tell, I am a big fan.

Coming tomorrow: Tech Tip #2: Unlocking lockboxes with your phone

Written by Jimmy Chickey

The Jamie Cox Group
Serving the greater Las Vegas Valley, including Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, and Henderson.
Buyer Specialist 702-482-7799 Seller Specialist 702-487-0000
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Robert Sole
REM Inspections LLC - Winter Springs, FL

Amazing what they can do these days.

Mar 26, 2014 12:22 PM #16
Jaclyn Erwin
Jackson Erwin Realty, Inc. - Charlotte, NC

Thanks for the new tech information. It seems new apps and technology emerges daily. I wonder if someone uses this to leave a message, will the voice message indicator notify the smartphone owner as usual. 

Mar 26, 2014 05:23 PM #17
Emily Medvec
Keller Williams Santa Fe - Santa Fe, NM
Realtor, Santa Fe NM |CNE CRS RSPS | 505-660-4541

This is beyond a useful tip. Thank you for taking the time to share this gem.

Apr 04, 2014 07:52 PM #18
Praful Thakkar
Keller Williams Realty - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Jimmy, never used this but heard a lot about it - and with so many things going on, I think I will start using it!

Apr 04, 2014 09:03 PM #19
Karen Crowson
Alain Pinel Realtors, Pleasanton, CA - Livermore, CA
Livermore Wine Country Homes

I was introduced to this before, and hadn't tried it. I can think of a good way to put it to use now. Thanks!

Apr 05, 2014 07:35 AM #20
Javier Olmedo
Keller Williams Coral Gables - Miami, FL

Thanks for the Slydial recoomendation, I am going to download it now.  Sounds like a real useful App.  Thanks!

Apr 06, 2014 06:35 AM #21
Trey Swain - Your Savannah Real Estate Expert
Keller Williams Coastal Area Partners - Savannah, GA

You are my hero Jimmy Chickey!  Thanks for sharing.  I will be keeping an eye out for tips 4-10! :)

Apr 09, 2014 05:57 AM #22
Karen Mathers - YOUR Vero Beach, FL Realtor
Keller Williams Vero Beach - Vero Beach, FL
When it Matters, Choose Mathers! 772-532-3221

I have not heard of this before!  I can see where it would prove quite useful to the early birds and night owls among us.  Thanks for the information.

Apr 09, 2014 06:23 AM #23
Cathy Arnett
Central Indiana Realty - Bloomington, IN
Bloomington, Indiana and surrounding communities

I forgot about Slydial....heard about this at convention quite a while ago.  I am going to start using more. Thanks for the reminder!

Apr 09, 2014 06:56 AM #24
Jennifer Salems
North Shore Realty Team, Inc. - Arlington Heights, IL

I can see using this app for leaving clients messages when it might be to late to call.  For example, they have young school age children you dont want to wake up. thanks for the info..

Apr 09, 2014 08:41 AM #25
Chandler Real Estate Liz Harris, MBA
Liz Harris Realty - Chandler, AZ

Really lovin this series of tech-tips.  Going to read all 10...

Apr 09, 2014 09:36 AM #26
Steven Barks
Worth Clark Realty - Chesterfield, MO
Director of Operations

This is excellent, thank you for sharing this!

Apr 10, 2014 01:18 PM #27
Libby Loftin
Great tip! I hadn't heard of this one, and since I'm often up til 2:00 am, it would be a great help. Thanks!
Apr 11, 2014 09:54 AM #28
Travis "the SOLD man" Parker; Associate Broker
Team Linda Simmons, Enterprise, AL 36330 - Enterprise, AL
email: / cell: 334-494-7846

I'd forgotten that it doesn't even "ring" them. Will hafta revisit this app. THANX!!

Apr 12, 2014 08:56 PM #29
Dee Toohey
Innovative Realty Solutions Group - Longwood, FL
Broker, ABR, AHWD, CIPS, FMS, ePro

Slydial is awesome!  They don't know you are calling.  It's a quick way to just leave quick messages when you don't have time to chat. 

Apr 13, 2014 07:23 AM #30
Lori Mode
Keller Williams Realty - Elk Grove, CA Homes for Sale - Elk Grove, CA
Mode and Durham, Your Elk Grove Real Estate team

I have heard of Slydial before, but never used it.  Thank you for the reminder.

Apr 13, 2014 08:06 AM #31
Les & Sarah Oswald
Eastvale Team Realty & Property Mgmt - Eastvale, CA
Broker, Realtor, SFR, PMC and Investor

Hi Jimmy,

Will have to look into Slydial. Thanks for the post!

Apr 13, 2014 04:34 PM #32
Harrison K. Long
Evergreen Realty HomeSmart - Irvine, CA
REALTOR , GRI, Broker associate, Attorney

Slydial looks like it will be a real time-saving application.  I'll see if that's available on Android platform cell phone and start using it.  Thanks for this tech post.

Apr 16, 2014 10:58 PM #33
Travis "the SOLD man" Parker; Associate Broker
Team Linda Simmons, Enterprise, AL 36330 - Enterprise, AL
email: / cell: 334-494-7846

I saw this a few years ago and figured it was kinda pointless, BUT, you've shown some excellent uses for it.


Apr 30, 2014 06:24 PM #34
Jimmy Chickey
Keller Williams Realty Southwest, Partner in the Jamie Cox Group - Las Vegas, NV
Realtor, Nationally Recognized Author, Teacher

Thanks Harrison and Travis.  Hope you guys find it useful.


Apr 30, 2014 09:59 PM #35
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