Very Cool Real Estate Tech Tips #3 (3 of 10)

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Real Estate Tech Tip #3 - REFRESH


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 can actually slow you down.  With that in mind, here is the third (of ten) tech tips that have proven to be a great help with my real estate business.

 

So, what makes the iPhone and Google Glass app REFRESH so interesting?  REFRESH creates an instant dossier on the people you know and the people you want to meet.  It helps turn you into a great conversationalist by giving you something to talk about with the people you meet.  Don't worry Android friends - that version is being worked on as we speak.

Refresh for the iPhone and Google Glass

The first question many of you might be asking is 'what the hell is a dossier'?  Ok, for the uninitiated, it is collection of background documents on a person.

When REFRESH sees a meeting in your calendar, it immediately begins work on a background and 'talking points' for the person you are meeting.  Obviously, the more connected that person is with social networks, the better the information.

I have been using the app for about two months in Las Vegas and have found it to be very helpful.  It is especially useful when I am meeting new agents or clients as it helps give me information on what they are really like and what their interests are.   If you can get past the 'creepy' factor that we share so much information about ourselves online - and it is essentially out there for all to see - then I think you will love this app.

There is also a Google Glass version that is even more sophisticated. That version allows you to view the information as 'tiles'  on your glasses while you are talking to them.

I believe REFRESH is just a little glimpse into the future.  Check it out and let me know what you think.

In case you missed my earlier tips:

Tech Tip #1: Slydial
Tech Tip #2: Unlocking Lockboxes with your phone

 

Coming tomorrow: Tech Tip #4: Dropbox on Steroids

 
 
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
 
      
I believe that Keller Williams is a great place to grow as an agent and build a team.  If you would like more information on 
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  1. Jesse Poll 08/05/2014 12:02 AM
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Lee & Pamela St. Peter
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices YSU Realty: (919) 645-2522 - Raleigh, NC
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Curious app.  Does it send a message to everyone in your email/LI/FB etc account when you join?  Something I really try to avoid doing.  Thanks for the info and will really watch this app...  Any input from users would be great!

Apr 22, 2014 11:05 PM #10
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Jimmy Chickey
Keller Williams Realty Southwest - Las Vegas, NV
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Thanks Jamier.  Lee and Pamela it does not contact any of my contacts.  It currently is a information gatherer.  However, I should note that it is a Beta product and who knows how they will make money in the future!

Apr 23, 2014 06:17 AM #11
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We have a lot of new construction here so I generally discuss buying new product and a lot of the challenges, positive or negative during the initial interview process.  

Apr 23, 2014 08:45 PM #12
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Shaffer Realty
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Very interesting.  Can't decide if that is helpful or creepy, as Javier said...

Apr 23, 2014 11:31 PM #13
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Jimmy Chickey
Keller Williams Realty Southwest - Las Vegas, NV
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Thanks for the comments ABRC and Shaffer Realty!

Apr 24, 2014 08:11 AM #14
Rainmaker
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Victoria Ray Henderson Marshall Henderson
Buyer's Edge Company Inc - Bethesda, MD
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Interesting app, doing all the background work for you so you are prepared for any conversation. I have a Droid so I will have to wait for my version

Apr 29, 2014 03:56 AM #15
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Travis "the SOLD man" Parker; Associate Broker
iXL Real Estate-Wiregrasss\ - Enterprise, AL
email: Travis@theSOLDman.me / cell: 334-494-7846

Cool tip. Gonna hafta go check it out.

THANK YOU!!

Apr 29, 2014 05:04 AM #16
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Jimmy Chickey
Keller Williams Realty Southwest - Las Vegas, NV
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Thanks Travis!  Hope you enjoy it.

Apr 29, 2014 09:24 AM #17
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American Brokers Realty Group
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This is a really well written blog. Keep up the god work.  I will use this usefull information in the future.

Apr 29, 2014 08:36 PM #18
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Rick Frissell
HomeXpress Realty - Valrico, FL
aka "The Red Baron of Real Estate"

Wow, an instant refresh for us with instant forget.  Getting it!

May 01, 2014 10:22 PM #19
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American Brokers Realty Group
American Brokers Realty Group, Inc - Cape Coral, FL

This is very useful and well written information.  Another amazing blog from you.  Keep up the good work.

May 02, 2014 10:47 PM #20
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Terry Miller
Miller Homes Group - Tyler, TX
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This will help my part-timers. Thanks for the great tip.

May 06, 2014 01:33 AM #21
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Jimmy Chickey
Keller Williams Realty Southwest - Las Vegas, NV
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Thanks Rick,  American Brokers and Terry.  I am glad that you enjoyed.  :)

May 06, 2014 01:37 AM #22
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Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

Jimmy, this ReFresh is awesome, makes me want an iphone...I downloaded to my ipad.  Can't wait to try it!

Jul 26, 2014 11:15 AM #23
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Jimmy Chickey
Keller Williams Realty Southwest - Las Vegas, NV
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Thanks Evelyn!  I just heard of a new app that is similar (but not out yet) called Humin.  Keep an eye for it!

 

Jul 27, 2014 12:58 AM #24
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Jesse Poll
KELLER WILLIAMS Realty, St. George - Saint George, UT
Keller Williams Realty, St. George Utah

Jimmy;

This is amazing from a business standpoint. Is there something like this available for other smartphones that you know of? At any rate I have to share this as there are so many Iphone users. 

Aug 04, 2014 11:51 PM #25
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
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Jimmy: I can see potential uses for this program, as long as it is not rejected by those you compile a 'Dossier' on.

Aug 05, 2014 12:15 AM #26
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Jimmy Chickey
Keller Williams Realty Southwest - Las Vegas, NV
Realtor, Nationally Recognized Author, Teacher

Jesse - Just just made a web version of the program that anyone can use.

 

Thanks Norman.

Aug 05, 2014 12:18 AM #27
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Christina Sanchez Hood
Palo Alto, CA
#SiliconValleyHOODS | Inspired Living

Are you still using the Refresh app?  I just discovered it this summer and LOVE it.  I recommend it for anyone in sales.  

Aug 16, 2014 03:52 PM #28
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Jimmy Chickey
Keller Williams Realty Southwest - Las Vegas, NV
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I do still use it.  I am not experimenting with Humin.  Will have a post on it shortly.  :)

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