I am a busy real estate agent. As you would guess, much of my business is conducted outside of my office. I have my iPhone, iPad and MacBook Pro with me at all times. It's not unusual for me to write offers in Panera or Starbucks. I did that twice this week.
Anything that makes my job easier is in my real estate tool chest. A couple of years ago, I added Scanner Pro App to my real estate arsenal. This app cost me $3.99 in the App Store. It's one of the best purchases I've ever made. It uses the camera in my iPhone to snap a photo. That photo is saved as a PDF document. I can then share that document right from the app.
This morning, I was at a home inspection. The HVAC unit wasn't working in this house so we had an HVAC contractor come out. He gave us a quote for repairs. I wanted a very clean copy. I just pulled out my phone and used my Scanner Pro App. In seconds, I had a copy and sent one to my client.
Last week, I was working with an agent who wasn't very tech-savvy. She didn't use e-signatures and didn't have a scanner in her home office. She was driving 30 minutes to her client's house for signatures, then 30 minutes to her office to scan and send documents to me.
I suggested she get this app. She had just met with her client to get signatures on documents. I was very close to her location and agreed to just swing by and use my Scanner Pro App so she could see how it worked. She declined saying she'd feel more comfortable sending it from her office. I was thinking I'd have the documents 30 minutes later. Unfortunately, they didn't arrive until 5 hours later, 9:45 that night.
Having this app would have saved the agent a whole lot of time and trouble. I rarely use my office scanner anymore. And $3.99 sure beats the cost of a portable scanner. This app has been a lifesaver on more than one occasion.
If you're like me, get the Scanner Pro App. It's made for agents on the go.
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About Tammie White, Franklin TN REALTOR®
Tammie White is a REALTOR® and Principal Broker/Owner of Franklin Homes Realty LLC in Franklin TN. Tammie works with relocation buyers looking to purchase a home in Franklin and the surrounding Williamson County area. She understands the way buyers search for homes making her an invaluable asset to Franklin home sellers. Tammie's website, www.FranklinHomesRealty.com, has become the premiere search tool for buyers relocating to Franklin TN. She has been writing a real estate blog since 2009 and quoted in various publications including the LA Times, Skype.com, The Tennessean and Williamson Source.