How The Dropbox App Saved My Day Today!

Real Estate Agent with KW of the Palm Beaches BK3102116

rainy showing

We know that in real estate our days get shifted on the fly and today I was (uh) not fully prepared as we ran off to soccer for a game for one of our boys. Well in Florida it rains from time to time and although it was NOT expected it poured and the game was rained out after a half hour.

Well there I was 2 miles from a property I had promised a prospect I would preview for them in the afternoon.  So close yet so far away because my iPad with the address and showing details was sitting at my desk 25 minutes away.  

Well I woke up from my nightmare by remembering that I had the beloved Dropbox app on my phone too!  So open it up, get to the correct folder, open the 2 files I needed and back in business I was!

This tool saved my day so I could get my showing in early and my prospects loved seeing the house virtually even earlier!  A very good chance of them writing an offer up shortly too!

Thank you to my FREE Dropbox account!  Learn more here about how it can save your day too!

Oh and you can get your own free account (5 gig of free space) by clicking the logo below!



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Sonsie Conroy
I serve buyers and sellers everywhere in San Luis Obispo County - San Luis Obispo, CA
Energetic, Enthusiastic, Knowledgeable Realtor

This has got to be one of the best, most useful apps to come along in years. I have two computers that I use regularly for business, plus my smart phone. I have Dropbox on all of them, and it has been a lifesaver. If I leave afile at home and need it at the office, it's there. I've set it up to automatically synch the specific work folders I use, so I don't even have to think about it. I wouldn't be without it.

Sep 22, 2012 01:31 PM #10
Nan Jester
Exit Real Estate Gallery Jacksonville Beach, FL - Jacksonville Beach, FL
Realtor, Exit Real Estate Gallery

Love Dropbox and Evernote.  Good thinking.

Sep 22, 2012 01:31 PM #11
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

I love it when it all comes together like that! Happy for you!

Sep 22, 2012 01:33 PM #12
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Mark- I'm using it and love it. 

Sep 22, 2012 02:31 PM #13
Chuck Mixon
The Keyes Company - Cutler Bay, FL
Cutler Bay Specialist, GRI, CDPE, BPOR

I can see how that can come in handy. Just completed that download  TY.

Sep 22, 2012 08:25 PM #14
Fernando Herboso - Broker for Maxus Realty Group
Maxus Realty Group - Broker 301-246-0001 - Gaithersburg, MD
301-246-0001 Serving Maryland, DC and Northern VA

Great testimonial for DropBox. .I use it as well and it very helpful indeed. .you can do teh same with Evernote

Sep 22, 2012 09:39 PM #15
Charita Cadenhead
Keller Williams Realty - Birmingham, AL
Serving Jefferson and Shelby Counties (Alabama)
Mark I always forget about My Dropbox and iCloud accounts. If ever in a situation like yours, I hope I will have "Total Recall" or think quicly and access my Dropbox or iCloud accounts.
Sep 22, 2012 09:59 PM #16
Amanda Christiansen
Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843 - Fort Wayne, IN
Christiansen Group Realty

We absolutely LOVE Dropbox!  Nothing like going to a closing armed only with the ipad with our entire file on dropbox.  Great post and congrats on the feature!  

Sep 22, 2012 10:43 PM #17
Michael Ford
Coldwell Banker Heritage Homes - Marion, AR
Matching Families with Homes
I've been wanting to set up Dropbox is it easy to use?
Sep 22, 2012 10:49 PM #18
Keith Lawrence
RE/MAX Properties - Mahwah, NJ
ABR, CDPE, SFR, 203K Specialist

This is a great tool for any business.  Photos are upload quickly.  If you take alot of video with your phone you might want to set the upload when WiFi is available.

Sep 22, 2012 11:15 PM #19
Joy Daniels
Joy Daniels Real Estate Group, Ltd. - Harrisburg, PA

Definitely going to look into this tool.  I do not use it, but want to learn about it after your great post (they should pay you a referral fee!).  Thanks!!

Sep 22, 2012 11:33 PM #20
Leslie Prest
Leslie Prest, Prest Realty, Sales and Rentals in Payson, AZ - Payson, AZ
Owner, Assoc. Broker, Prest Realty, Payson,

We use it on office computers, home computers, and smartphones. I love it. It definately makes life much easier, sharing files and backing up things.

Sep 23, 2012 02:27 AM #21
Erica Ramus
Erica Ramus - Ramus Realty Group - Pottsville, PA - Pottsville, PA
MRE, Schuylkill County PA Real Estate

I love dropbox and use it daily.

Sep 23, 2012 04:27 AM #22
Sandy Acevedo
951-290-8588 - Chino Hills, CA
RE/MAX Masters, Inland Empire Homes for Sale

Dropbox is a great tool and it is a definitely must have tool for agents. Don't leave home without it!

Sep 23, 2012 05:38 AM #23
Mark Loewenberg
KW of the Palm Beaches - Palm Beach Gardens, FL
KW 561-214-0370

super easy to use, just like having a usb storage stick that is virtual so it is just a hard drive for you!

Sep 23, 2012 06:15 AM #24
Gary Woltal
Keller Williams Realty - Flower Mound, TX
Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth

Mark, I learned of Dropbox a short while ago and I agree it can save you, and your story is the perfect illustration.

Sep 23, 2012 08:07 AM #25
Evelyn Kennedy
Alain Pinel Realtors - Alameda, CA
Alameda, Real Estate, Alameda, CA


I have dropbox on my iPad and iPhone, but I never use it on my iPhone.  I love drop box, it is such a handy tool.

Sep 23, 2012 12:19 PM #26
Mark Loewenberg
KW of the Palm Beaches - Palm Beach Gardens, FL
KW 561-214-0370

that was what got me was I almost forgot to use it on my phone! but there it was and so very glad too!

Sep 23, 2012 12:56 PM #27
Goran Utvic
606 Homes LLC | Chicagoland Brokers Inc, Chicago IL 60656 - Chicago, IL
We Buy & Sell Chicago Houses Fast

Great post Mark...i personally use Google Drive. It is very helpful when you can access your docs from anywhere

Sep 24, 2012 01:09 AM #28
Mark Loewenberg
KW of the Palm Beaches - Palm Beach Gardens, FL
KW 561-214-0370

yes google drive is another and I think it offers 5gb free, that is a great main or back up plan too!

Sep 24, 2012 10:52 AM #29
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