Some More Reasons To Use Evernote ... as if you needed more!

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Some More Reasons To Use Evernote ... as if you needed more!

I must admit, that I vastly underrated the value of Evernote. I initially used it to jot down grocery needs, and as an atm spending register.

Then I really graduated! I found out that you can really use Evernote not only as the repository of all things vital (like my birth certificate, and passport) but also for what the serial numbers are for my key boxes, their shackle release codes and on what listings they are on. For listings, buyers, sellers and escrow transactions. For tracking vendors and receipts and expenses. For blog ideas, musings and to save url clips of things you must read later.

I am now using it for my blog drafts and when the blog is finished , it becomes the needed back up for it, without having to physically save it somewhere. It has a full editor and even counts the words. It can record audio notes, too.

Evernote has a powerful search function that allows you to search for whatever you are looking for with only a shred of something that you can remember. PDFs also become searchable.

For example: I knew I had my shackle codes somewhere on my computer. But what was the name of the directory or the folder I put it in? What was the name of the file I gave it? Is this my new list or my old list (Evernote automatically saves a 'created date' and a 'last modified date'). 

In using it for Real Estate you can create a notebook for each client, or transaction, or address, or however it works best for you. Then you can keep everything that occurs in that transaction together in one spot for ease of convenience. Contracts and forms can be kept here, as well as expenses, receipts, checklists, emails, videos, audio, texts and photos. Amazing!!

Here is an example of a transaction for which a termite report and a termite completion had been emailed to Evernote (yes, you can do that, too).

As you can see, it is checked off and you can create a link for it (it works the same as a
hyperlink). So, let's say you are on the phone with your transaction coordinator or escrow officer and they ask if you have received the termite report  and the completion report. When you see it checked off, you know you have it, you click on the hyperling which brings it upand right from that note, you can email it to them (no more searching for the hard copy, scanning, then emailing). Especially if you are away from your desk, you can complete this task as if you were in the office and not on the golf course because since it syncs with all your devices, you can be anywhere. How simple is that?

How I use Evernote

I'm learning lots more about it and will report back!
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Christine Donovan
Donovan Blatt Realty - Costa Mesa, CA
Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M

Sandy - I think I have a lot to learn about Evernote.  I've heard it's cool, but this sounds amazing.

Jul 24, 2012 04:36 PM #32
Sandy Acevedo
951-290-8588 - Chino Hills, CA
RE/MAX Masters, Inland Empire Homes for Sale

Hi Dennis, for sure, don't be truant again! :)

Hi Barbara, I turned in my Blackberry last year for a Droid and haven't regretted it. You'll love the iphone and these new apps!

Hi Cheryl, I hadn't heard of Cartavi before, but it sounds a little like Dropbox. I will check that out.

Hi Wandanna, check it out, I think you will see its potential.

Hi Sherry, that is the best about AR. The new things you can learn.

Hi Christine, I think this one has staying power.


Jul 24, 2012 11:40 PM #33
Michele Sims
Affinity Real Estate, LLC - Alamogordo, NM

I love evernote! I read their blog to see how others are using it and it gave me lots of ideas. Everyday, I am using it more and more. I think the hardest part is just deciding on how you want to organize your files. But you can move your notes and notebooks areound so that helps. 

Jul 25, 2012 08:15 AM #34
Norma J. Elkins
Elite Realty Group - Morristown, TN
Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team
I need to open my app too - had it downloaded for a long time. Thanks for sharing.
Jul 25, 2012 07:46 PM #35
Mike Young, covering the USA - Las Vegas, NV
FHA 203k Consultant 916-758-1809

sounds interesting, I'll have to check it out. I've been writing my posts in word then copying and pasting into the blog.

Jul 26, 2012 05:06 AM #36
Brenda D. Moore
Licensed in the Commonwealth of VA - Lynchburg, VA
Associate Broker - The Real Estate Advantage

Sandy: Can you send me the how to on the Starred gmail!  I see where you can star the emails but how do you get them to Evernote?  You can email me at or post here for all!


Brenda D Moore, Associate Broker


Jul 26, 2012 10:35 AM #37
Sandy Acevedo
951-290-8588 - Chino Hills, CA
RE/MAX Masters, Inland Empire Homes for Sale

Hi Michele, yes it is very adaptable to your own work habits. I'm still tweaking mine all the time!

Hi Norma, Anytime! Just holler if you need help

Hi Mike, I was told that copy and paste from Word was not the best way, as it brings hidden formatting along with it and it sometimes causes problems. Evernote, google docs, Scribefire are just some of the ones that work better.



Jul 26, 2012 11:48 AM #38
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Saw this on FB....NOw I need to go and use Evernote...downloaded a month ago :)

Jul 27, 2012 12:02 AM #39
Sandy Acevedo
951-290-8588 - Chino Hills, CA
RE/MAX Masters, Inland Empire Homes for Sale

Hi Brenda, I sent you the email. Thanks for stopping by.

Hi Rebecca, Yup, do it!

Jul 27, 2012 12:41 AM #40
Dave Keys
MOVE UP in Google Search Learn How Here - Brea, CA
Chief Search Strategist Real Estate SEO Expert

OK, I just installed Evernote onto my Mac. Evernote was previously to me, only an obscure Droid app. I pasted this entire post and comments to it. Turned out quite nicely. This could be promising. 

Jul 28, 2012 01:48 AM #41
Brenda D. Moore
Licensed in the Commonwealth of VA - Lynchburg, VA
Associate Broker - The Real Estate Advantage

Well today, I figured out that I can send my emails from my gmail to Evernote.  Everyone has a given email address with Evernote.  You go into your gmail and find the email you want to send to Evernote. Click onto that email - in the To box find your Evernote email addy in your contacts list.  Then in the Subject line type the notebook and tags to where you want your email to go.

Example:  @Cooking #pies #chocolate

Your email will then go directly to your Cooking Notebook with pie and chocolate tagged.

Very cool.

Brenda Moore, Associate Broker



Jul 28, 2012 05:06 AM #42
Sandy Acevedo
951-290-8588 - Chino Hills, CA
RE/MAX Masters, Inland Empire Homes for Sale

Hi Dave, it is promising and really helps you keep track of a lot of stuff! And you didn't even have to paste it. If you had the Evernote web clipper, you could have used it to copy the entire article, entire page or just the url into a new note. If you don't have this then you could just copy the url into a note. That way, when you click on the url you will see the latest comments as well.

Hi Brenda, congrats on doing it! I mentioned this in my post, but only in passing. I find that any email in a transaction can be copied (bcc) to the file, and in this way and then you have all the bits and pieces of a transaction together in one spot.

Jul 28, 2012 06:09 AM #43
Mark Delgado
houses for rent, Solano County & Glen Cove - Benicia, CA
Benicia and Vallejo, Property Management, rental h
You sold me! You must be in sales (chuckle). Seriously, this does sound great and now I'll be looking into it.
Jul 30, 2012 02:11 PM #44
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

We have it on our IPAD but haven't used it yet. You've given us some ideas and it does sound promising...

Jul 30, 2012 10:09 PM #45
Sandy Acevedo
951-290-8588 - Chino Hills, CA
RE/MAX Masters, Inland Empire Homes for Sale

Hi Mark, great! Hope you find it useful.

Hi Larry and Sheila, never to lose something or to find something again easily is promising!

Jul 31, 2012 12:38 AM #46
Jon Kolsky
Kolsky Realty & Management - Long Beach, CA
Licensed California Real Estate Broker

Sandy~ Thanks for recommending evernote, it's a great tool and should help-out tons,,,thanks! 

Jul 31, 2012 02:23 AM #47
Sandy Acevedo
951-290-8588 - Chino Hills, CA
RE/MAX Masters, Inland Empire Homes for Sale

Hi Jon, you're welcome. Thanks for stopping by.

Jul 31, 2012 08:32 AM #48
Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Clearwater, FL
Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor

You are correct, I use Evernote for all kinds of things, including those keybox and shackle code numbers!

Aug 01, 2012 12:54 AM #49
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Hi Sandy,

Your post sounds exciting! I'm trying to learn all about Evernote but a newbie in that tech area. I'm looking for a good tutorial to make good use of it. You certainly are putting Evernote to good use and I admire you for your skill.

Aug 04, 2012 11:07 AM #50
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Thanks, Sandy -- I'm just learning about EverNote and glad to see there are many who are speaking of its many benefits.

Aug 24, 2012 05:46 AM #51
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