Your Own Personal Assistant FREE!

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Services for Real Estate Pros with Franklin Run, LLC

Jott

Do you find yourself trying to text message while driving?  How about logging your mileage or adding to your to-do list when on the road?  Have you ever wished that you could look up property values when you're out and about?

As a real estate professional, we are constantly working and moving at the same time.  This multi-tasking is not the easiest to pull off, nor is it the safest.  Well, there's a new internet tool that I've been introduced to that makes working behind the wheel a lot easier.

It's called Jott and it's like a free personal assistant.  In a nutshell, Jott allows you to add appointments to your calendar, set up reminders, add tasks, and email or text message contacts through a phone call.  You call a toll-free number, tell the Virtual Assistant who you want to Jott to, and talk clearly into the phone spelling out words that Jott may have a hard time with.  Jott then transcribes your message and emails and/or texts it to you or your contact.

You can set Jott up to update your Google calendar, add to your online blog, or even look up Zillow home values by making a simple phone call.  For example, I was out and about and noticed a vacant property for sale.  I called Jott, gave it the address including the city and state, and within minutes, the Zestimate was texted to my cell phone.  How cool is that?

The voice recognition system worked impressively and I can't wait to take advantage of Jott's many uses.

Try it out at http://www.jott.com/ and let me know if you can think of other ways where Jott could be helpful in your business.

Comments (15)

Konnie Mac McCarthy
MacNificent Properties, LLC - Cobb Island, MD
Broker/Owner - VA & MD "Time To Get A Move On!"
really this is free..?  that's me....I need an assistant... thanks:)
Apr 23, 2008 10:03 AM
Kimberly Grant
Exit Leon Crawford Realty - Huntsville, AL
Real Estate Agent - Huntsville Alabama
OK... I'm the first one to say I'm guilty of doing waaaayyy too much behind the wheel of my "mobile office"  I could really use something like this.  It seems too good to be true that its free.  Whats the catch???  I really need to check this out.
Apr 23, 2008 10:07 AM
Tom Vuong
Franklin Run, LLC - Lake Mary, FL
I'm expecting it will be ad-driven (similar to Google) in the near future as they get more subscribers.
Apr 23, 2008 10:13 AM
Rob Arnold
Sand Dollar Realty Group, Inc. - Altamonte Springs, FL
Metro Orlando Full Service - Investor Friendly & F
I've heard of this before but never tried it.  It sounds very cool.  It is amazing all the stuff out there that is available to use.
Apr 23, 2008 10:13 AM
Paul Anderson
Austin City Living - Austin, TX

Finally a solution to my problem. But free? I logging on right now! May save the life of an innocent driver:)

Apr 23, 2008 10:14 AM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes
This is great info for agents who find themselves short of time...all the time!
Apr 23, 2008 10:22 AM
Tom Vuong
Franklin Run, LLC - Lake Mary, FL

I sound like I work for them, but I'm excited about the potential here.  Yes, it's free and you can combine it with a variety of other online applications to make it very powerful.  Here's the current list:

 Twitter Twitter

Yahoo Groups Yahoo Groups

Jaiku Jaiku

Zillow Zillow

Thirty Boxes Thirty Boxes

Blogger Blogger

Live Journal Live Journal

TypePad TypePad

WordPress WordPress

Tumblr Tumblr

Remember the Milk Remember the Milk

Thirty Boxes Thirty Boxes

Sandy Sandy

Xpenser Xpenser

Gumiyo Gumiyo

Trapster Trapster

Mosio Mosio

Vitalist Vitalist

Google Calendar Google Calendar

Recommendr Recommendr

Toodledo Toodledo

Nozbe Nozbe

Mentat Mentat

Keep Up Keep Up

Smartsheet Smartsheet

BackPack BackPack

Heap Heap

Fortythree Actions Fortythree Actions

kwiry kwiry

Apr 23, 2008 01:55 PM
Don Eichler
Eichler Properties - Granbury, TX

 

Tom, The only trouble that I have with the voice recognition, they do not understand "Texan" so I have to spell everthing for them.:)  I am sending this post to my wife she needs an assistant. 

 

Apr 23, 2008 02:13 PM
Matthew Heavener
ERA Heavener Realty Co. - Jacksonville, FL

Very cool!!! Thanks for sharing.  Try primopdf for a free pdf conversion tool.

Apr 24, 2008 12:03 AM
Lisa Lambert
The Law Offices of Elisabeth A. Lambert - Fresno, CA
Esq. 1031 Exchange Expert
What a great service!! Thanks for sharing it.
May 05, 2008 05:38 PM
Robert Machado
HomePointe Property Management, CRMC - Sacramento, CA
CPM MPM - Property Manager and Property Management

Now the problem becomes not paying attention to the road because the driver is talking to theri assistant over the phone.  People need to stay alert while driving and pull off the road to work  on their schedules.

May 05, 2008 05:40 PM
Sharon Hampton
Re/Max Around The Mountains - Blue Ridge, GA
Tom-I am my husband's personal slave! I do all his remembering and mine to.....I don't always do a good job at either! So thanks for the info.
May 07, 2008 11:43 AM
Anonymous
Anonymous
I read somewhere that the voice recognition software is no software at all.  There's an actual person in India that listens to your message and transcribes it.  No wonder it works so well.
May 07, 2008 11:46 AM
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Vicente A. Martinez
Prudential Douglas Elliman Licensed Real Estate Salesperson - Woodhaven, NY
Realtor, Brooklyn - Long Island - Queens Homes

Hi Tom. Thanks for sharing the great tip! Keep them coming.

Jun 12, 2008 06:34 PM
Josh Holt
RE/MAX Coast To Coast~ Dedicated to You! - Berwick, ME
Southern Maine and NH Real Estate - Your Source of Info on the Berwicks

What a cool idea. Thanks for sharing.

Nov 29, 2008 11:35 PM