Simplicity, Power, Price....Love, Love, Love Dropbox!

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Real Estate Agent with North Point Realty

I love the simplicity. I love the power. I love the price. I love Dropbox!

Of all the cloud applications I've tried in the past year, nothing compares to Dropbox. It has changed the way our office shares files, projects, photo galleries. No more scanning, printing, faxing or emailing documents. Just pop them into Dropbox. 

It saves time (big time!), printing supplies and even reduces document shredding, which is a huge concern and expense.

Data is never missing or outdated. It's in Dropbox. The most current version of any file can be accessed online, or the desktop of my home PC, office PC, laptop or smart phone. And I can even make changes to files from anywhere and it automatically synchronizes everything, with no effort on my part. I love it.

When my assistant completes a task...boom...I can review it in Dropbox within seconds, from anywhere.

When agents turn in documents or tons of photos - they simply drag the file into Dropbox on their desktop and walk away.

Changes can be undone. Files can be undeleted.

The price is right - starting at FREE for 2GB secure storage. Every agent has their own FREE account. Our office has a paid plan that includes an option called Pack Rat (which I call Rat Pack, oops) that allows you to go back in time and grab previous versions of documents. 

If this sounds like an infomercial....but wait, there's more....you could be right. But I'm so impressed with the benefits of Dropbox, I want everyone to know about it and try it - you will like it.

Check out the simple stick-figure introduction on their website http://dropbox.com and happy Dropbox-ing.

Comments (40)

Norma Wall
North Point Realty - Plano, TX
Broker, Plano, Frisco, Allen, McKinney Texas

Rebecca - good plan - spread the word and reap the benefits of additional storage!

Melissa - I use it with clients, too. It's fast and easy way to transfer tons of information.

Margaret - You will love Dropbox! be sure to put it on your iPhone and pc too.

Sep 12, 2011 04:41 AM
Tamara Inzunza
Realty One Group Capital - Alexandria, VA
Close-In Alexandria and Arlington Living

I discovered dropbox a while ago and love it!  Such a great tool to have in this virtual world!

Sep 12, 2011 10:36 AM
Lottie Kendall
Compass - San Francisco, CA
Helping make your real estate dreams a reality

OK--you've sold me. I definitely need to check out DropBox.

Sep 12, 2011 01:12 PM
Diane M. Phillips Realtor 443-286-4365
Frankly Real Estate Inc. - Manchester, MD
Specializing in Carroll Co., MD

Norma ~ Thanks! I'll have to check it out, sounds like a life saver.

Sep 13, 2011 01:54 PM
Donna Paul
Keller Williams Realty Gold Coast - Dix Hills, NY
Long Island Home Specialist,All About Real Estate

Thanks Norma... I did hear of dropbox but I never had the time to take a look at it. After today, I have to look into it.

Sep 13, 2011 03:48 PM
Yvonne Burdette-Van Camp
To Buy and Sell Real Estate, see me at Southwest Missouri Realty - Springfield, MO
"Home"work, I have the Answers!

We use Dropbox in our office, as a buyer's agent I answer calls on 50+ properties and sometimes I have not been in the property.  Having this at my fingertips so quickly then I am ready to go!!!

Sep 14, 2011 09:32 AM
Gail Robinson
William Raveis Real Estate - Southport, CT
CRS, GRI, e-PRO Fairfield County, CT

Norma - I've heard recommendations about Dropbox from so many people.  I'm just waiting for Apple to come out with iCloud and then I'll decide what cloud computing platform to use. 

Sep 14, 2011 03:56 PM
Norma Wall
North Point Realty - Plano, TX
Broker, Plano, Frisco, Allen, McKinney Texas

Yvonne - keeping active listings is a great use - never thought of it, thanks, I'm going to try it.

Gail - can't wait to see iCloud, too! 

 

Sep 14, 2011 07:31 PM
Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

I've been thinking about Dropbox for awhile, Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

Sep 16, 2011 02:11 PM
Marjorie Dybec
Douglas Elliman - New York, NY

Dropbox is sensational, I agree. 

Sep 16, 2011 08:29 PM
Sally Dunbar
Lyon Real Estate, Fair Oaks CA (Sacramento Area) - Fair Oaks, CA
Fair Oaks Realtor - Fair Oaks Homes for Sale

My photographer delivers my home photos via dropbox, so I always have them for reference.  Love it.

Sep 18, 2011 04:45 AM
Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

Oh my gosh, this is perfect.  I actually have on my "to do list" for my company to look for online file programs.  I've heard of this before and paperless pipeline and a few others but don't know one from the other, so I LOVE that you wrote this post on dropbox.  Thanks! -Kasey

Sep 18, 2011 04:21 PM
Peggy Chirico
Prudential CT Realty - Manchester, CT
REALTOR® 860-748-8900, Hartford & Tolland County Real Estate

I haven't used dropbox but I am definitely going to check it out. Thanks.

Sep 19, 2011 01:02 AM
Dagny Eason
Dagny's Real Estate - Wilton, CT
Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo

I have used it a few times to transfer files from one person to another, but never have just used for storage - guess I'll have to start!

Sep 19, 2011 03:57 PM
Norma Wall
North Point Realty - Plano, TX
Broker, Plano, Frisco, Allen, McKinney Texas

Beth, Dagny & Peggy - you will find so many uses for it once you get started - enjoy!

Marjorie, thanks for the comment!

Sally, love it for photos since there is practically no size limit, lag time to transfer everything.

Kasey - you will not be disapointed! It eliminates so many "issues" with agents turning in contract and listing docs - it's worth the price of admission.

 

Sep 21, 2011 02:27 AM
Lorinda Ward
Keffer Realty - Norfolk, VA
Serving, Hampton Roads Virginia. Norfolk, Chesapeake, Va Beach

I have to look into this, it sounds like something I need to incorporate in my business.  Great post!!

Sep 21, 2011 03:30 AM
Norma Wall
North Point Realty - Plano, TX
Broker, Plano, Frisco, Allen, McKinney Texas

Lorinda, this saved me a ton of frustration yesterday - I had my iPhone but nothing else with me and needed a file - there it was on my dropbox ap! :-) enjoy!

Sep 22, 2011 12:38 AM
Kymberly Caldwell-Muniz
(909) 973-0410 - Fontana, CA
TCR Group Keller Williams Realty Rancho Cucamonga

Hi Norma, My team has been using Dropbox for awhile now. It is a great tool to have,  keeping all of the paperwork filed and in the proper place. It is also where we keep all of the teams shared marketing material. Thanks for sharing.

Sep 28, 2011 09:20 AM
Mike Grumbles
Gray Fox Realty - Franklin, TN
The Relocation Engineer in Franklin TN
Love my Dropbox too. It is best on the Ipad. Clients data accessed anywhere. Mkke
Sep 29, 2011 03:01 PM
Norma Wall
North Point Realty - Plano, TX
Broker, Plano, Frisco, Allen, McKinney Texas

Kimberly and Mike - Not a day goes by that my appreciation for this service increases. Thanks for your comments! Norma

Sep 30, 2011 01:02 AM