Very Cool Real Estate Tech Tip #7 PDF Expert (7 of 10)

Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty Southwest S.0074877

Tech Tip #7: PDF Expert for the iPad

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Readdle PDF Expert

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 the seventh (of 10) tech tips that have proven to be a great help with my real estate business.


PDF Expert by Readdle is fantastic app for the iPad that allows me to edit PDF's and have clients sign contracts.  It is a great time saver and helps me organize and keep track of files with its Dropbox compatibility.

I use an iPad for much of my real estate business.  It is the goto device for creating a paperless environment.  Obviously, I use PDF's with most of my real estate paperwork.  I also use Dropbox extensively to help me organize paperwork.  PDF Expert links to Dropbox (and iCloud for that matter), so that I can easily access and edit any file.

A couple of ways that I use PDF Expert with my iPad:

1. When showing homes here in Las Vegas, I create a PDF of the homes to be shown that day and notate them using PDF Expert using my iPad.  I then save that file in the client's folder on Dropbox with the date in the title so that I can easily remember what homes were showed with that client on any given day.  This is a great help if you are one of those real estate agents that has a desk full of MLS sheets with your notes on them.  If you want a clean desk, consider this option.

2. When I need a client to quickly sign a document and electronic signatures are not an option, I just have them download the app and sign the docs at their home.  They can then email the docs to me with 'wet' signatures intact.  It is a great time saver.

                                    Here is a great video that shows all that it can do.


Here are more in depth directions on how to use PDF Expert. This program is so good, you would almost think that Google created it.

In case you missed my earlier tips:

Tech Tip #1: Slydial
Tech Tip #2: Unlocking Lockboxes with your phone
Tech Tip #3: Refresh
Tech Tip #4: Dropbox on Steroids
Tech Tip #5: Ancor Phone / ipad Charger
Tech Top #6: Evernote

Coming tomorrow: Tech Tip #8: Blogger and HTML Code

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 
joining KW in your city, contact me at one of the links above.  I would love to share my story with you.


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Comments (4)

Jamie Cox
Keller Williams Realty Southwest - Las Vegas, NV

PDF Expert Paired with Dropbox is probably the single best tech addition we've added to the team in years

Apr 01, 2014 07:09 AM
Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent
REAL Experience | REAL Commitment | REAL Results!

PDF Expert is a great tool combined with  Dropbox.. I use if often and it is a great time save.  I have it on m iPad which I carry with me at all times, and it so easy to have my clients intial a waiver, or an amendment, use a scanner app on my iPad and send back to the agent! 

Apr 28, 2014 11:04 PM
Jimmy Chickey
Keller Williams Realty Southwest - Las Vegas, NV
Realtor, Nationally Recognized Author, Teacher

Thats great Gloria!  Yes, that is exactly what we do.  We are slowly bringing Evernote into the mix also.  :)

Apr 29, 2014 12:09 AM
Amanda Nicodemus
Spring Texas Keller Williams Professionals - Cypresswood - Spring, TX
Spring Texas Real Estate

Thanks for sharing this time saving app.  I use my ipad all the time, and I've been looking for a program to make sharing files easier.  

May 03, 2014 02:43 PM