Very Cool Real Estate Tech Tips #2 (2 of 10)

Reblogger Praful Thakkar
Real Estate Agent with LAER Realty Partners

 

I do have this app on my Samsung Note 3 - installed in but never activated as I thought it is comparatively expensive. However, now I will activate it knowing the benefits of it!

What app is this?

Well, here's a re-blog and a great post from Jimmy.

Original content by Jimmy Chickey S.0074877

10 Very Cool Tech Tips in 10 Days

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

 

Tech Tip #2: Unlocking Lockboxes with your phone

In Las Vegas, most agents use Supra Lockboxes on there listings.  The vast majority of agents unlock these blue boxes using a key fob that is about the size of a deck of cards and has to be synced each day with a computer..

Supra eKey

That system was so frustrating for me.  I always seemed to either forget to charge the fob or I would leave it in the charging stand and forget to bring it with me when I left the house.

All I had to do is forget it once - with clients waiting - before I started looking for another solution. The answer for me was Supra eKey.

With the Supra eKey, I simply add the eKey App on my iPhone (there are also Android and Blackberry solutions) and put an adaptor on my key ring.  With eKey, my phone automatically updates with the push of one button.  I am instantly ready to show homes.  The cool thing, is that I can also use the same software to program our lockboxes that the team puts on our listings.  You can set showing time limits, force the buyers agent to leave you feed back, change shackle codes and more.  It is a time saver that gives me the freedom to worry about one less thing.

I have been using the Supra eKey system since 2007 and have had problems only twice with syncing.  The first time was when I became an early adopter of iOS 6.0 on my iPhone.  With that update of the Apple system software, the eKey became intermittent.  My lesson there was, never be the first to update to new software if what you have works fine.  Let others figure out if there are problems.  It was eventually fixed with an update.  The second time was showcased in my blog "Candy Crush Almost Ruined My Real Estate Career".  This was caused by user error on my part.  This was fixed with a call to Supra.

In both cases, I always have a backup with my iPad that runs the same eKey software.  If there is ever a problem with my phone, I can always use my iPad to open lockboxes as the hardware and software are identical.  One call to Supra and you can transfer your 'key' to the new device.

In the end, I love using my phone to open up lockboxes and have never looked back.  It has been a real time saver.

In case you missed it:  Tech Tip #1: Slydial App

Coming tomorrow: Tech Tip #3: REFRESH App for your phone

 
 
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
 
      

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Carol-Ann Palmieri
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Hi Praful.  Thanks for reblogging this.  I am going to look into this.  I'm always fumbling or forgetting the little key pad too.  

Apr 04, 2014 09:25 PM #1
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Ajay Pandya
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Excellent choice of re-blog. Missed it the first time around - so thanks.

Feb 13, 2018 07:34 AM #2
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Ajay Pandya
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Thanks for spreading the word via re-blog, Praful - this may help many members.

Feb 13, 2018 07:34 AM #3
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Very good posts from some of the lead blogger of ActiveRain in this post.

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I am using this feature for a long time now - I use my smartphone!

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