Two Things To Make You More Productive…

Mortgage and Lending with Berkshire Lending, LLC

small-brett-pic4This tip isn’t about mortgages.

It’s about being more productive.

Many of you use Gmail. I use Gmail. I like many things about it, but I won’t go into all the details here.

One of the cool things about Gmail is that you can add things to it to make yourself more productive. Some of these things are free, some cost a modest amount of money.

I wanted to tell you about two things specifically you can download into your Gmail to turn it into a CRM (customer relationship manager).

One is called Boomerang. Boomerang does many things, but one of the things I like the most is that you can tell it to have an email show up in your inbox at any time in the future to remind you of something.

Another add on for Gmail I like is called Active Inbox. This add on allows you to integrate tasking to your emails, and also has many follow up features.

Both of these add ons allow you to be more productive and make it easier to stay on top of relationships with customers as well as friends and family.

…just wanted to share!

Have a good, safe week!

Thanks for reading!


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Comments (22)

Certified Mobile Notary Signing Agent - Smith Mountain Lake, VA
Highest Ranked Certified Mobile Notary in Virginia

Being more productive is my goal Brett Sampson.   Thanks for the tip. 

Nov 16, 2015 07:04 PM
Brett Sampson
Berkshire Lending, LLC - Frisco, TX
Texas Lender

Thank you Deanna!

Nov 17, 2015 09:40 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224


                            thank you Brett Sampson for my Ah-ha moment. 

Nov 21, 2015 10:34 AM
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning Brett,

As a user of gmail I will check these two aps out.

Make yourself a great day.

Nov 21, 2015 08:51 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Thanks for sharing this information. I don't use Gmail to run my business... somehow always felt Google would know more about me than I want them to know. But for those who use gmail, this is a great option.

Nov 21, 2015 09:06 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Brett Sampson,

I just read your post in Kathy Streib  's post of her "Ah-ha" moments for the week. So glad she featured your post..interesting tips I was not aware of...thank you for sharing. I just subscribed to your blog! 

Nov 21, 2015 09:11 PM
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Brett Sampson Thank you for the additional Google-based tools to assist us with productivity. Have a great Sunday!

Nov 21, 2015 09:25 PM
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

Great post...I can see why Kathy highlighted it this week.  Glad I didnt miss it!

Nov 21, 2015 10:44 PM
Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty
Front Gate Real Estate - Brandon, MS
601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell

I looked in Gmail Settings and don't see how to add Boomerang or Active Inbox. Can you elaborate on how you do this? Thanks!

Nov 22, 2015 08:37 AM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Well I had no idea of either of these. So glad Kathy shared this post today!

Nov 22, 2015 11:04 AM
Brett Sampson
Berkshire Lending, LLC - Frisco, TX
Texas Lender


Just do a search for Boomerang and Active Inbox.  You will be prompted to download to your gmail browser.



Nov 22, 2015 09:50 PM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Thanks so much.

Both tools are free. I will try it...


Nov 22, 2015 11:52 PM
Bill Roberts
Brooks and Dunphy Real Estate - Oceanside, CA
"Baby Boomer" Retirement Planner

Brett, I have gmail, but only because I have to. I don't use it at all. I still prefer my old hotmail account (the paid version) and see no reason to change.

Bill Roberts

BTW I have ACT! for my CRM.

Nov 23, 2015 12:28 AM
Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert
Zion Realty - Gilbert, AZ
Broker/Owner of Zion Realty

Thanks for the gmail education. I love my gmail so finding new and better ways to use it is great!

Nov 23, 2015 12:42 AM
David Alan Baker Laveen & South Phoenix Realtor
Keller Williams Realty Phoenix - Laveen, AZ
Your local Expert

While I use gmail, it is not my main account.  May need to check into it more, good post.

Nov 23, 2015 02:26 AM
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

I didn't know about either one of those! I came over from Kathy's post.

Nov 23, 2015 12:13 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Brett Sampson I have been using Boomerang for a while now - excellent plug-in to gmail.

And will check about Active Inbox.

Nov 23, 2015 02:53 PM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Thank you for the information. I do not use gmail but will look into it.

Nov 23, 2015 08:20 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

This is news to me! Thanks to the re-blog from Lise Howe I just learned something of value that I can implement with my gmail account.

Thank you!!!

Apr 06, 2016 08:41 PM
Peter Mohylsky. Broker
Miramar Beach, Florida - Santa Rosa Beach, FL

great ideas and thanks for the tips, I will check them out.  I do use boomerang already. 

Sep 11, 2016 11:54 PM