Scanner Pro App for Agents on the Go

By
Real Estate Broker/Owner with Franklin Homes Realty LLC

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.

Click link for Scanner Pro 7 App

 

Tammie White, Franklin TN REALTOR®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.

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CLHMS, CRS, GRI, SFR
Franklin Homes Realty LLC
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Rainmaker
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Joan Whitebook
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Thank you, Tammie!  this is a must HAVE app.  what a great tip..... thanks for sharing this important and time-saving app.  Much appreciated.

Jun 28, 2016 02:17 PM #14
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
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Thanks for sharing that tech tip Tammie White - we need more free workable apps

Jun 28, 2016 08:40 PM #15
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
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This is great. I will check this one out. Thanks for a wonderful review 

Jun 28, 2016 08:45 PM #16
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Harry F. D'Elia
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Thanks for bringing this app to our attention.

Jun 28, 2016 10:07 PM #17
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
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Have not used this but it will be interesting to explore it further.  The price is right!

Jun 28, 2016 10:45 PM #18
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Richie Alan Naggar
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I am amazed at the technology today and even yet to come. Thanks for sharing

Jun 28, 2016 11:06 PM #19
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Praful - Agreed.

Joan - I love it.

Jennifer - This one isn't free but it's definitely worth the $3.99.

Lise - Awesome.

Harry - You're welcome.

Tony - It's great.

Richie - Very good point.

Jun 28, 2016 11:23 PM #20
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Adam Feinberg
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NYC Condo, Co-op, and Townhouse specialist

These apps are terrific and save a tremendous amount of time. That said, I prefer them for shorter documents- it feels painful for me to try to snap pictures of more than 5 pages.

Jun 28, 2016 11:29 PM #21
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Doug Rogers
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I love this app. This along with Dotloop was cut my paper consumption to almost zero.

Jun 29, 2016 12:12 AM #22
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Bruce Kunz
C21 Solid Gold Realty, Brick, NJ, 732-920-2100 - Howell, NJ
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Tammie White thank you for sharing your Scanner Pro app experience. I'm not as paperless as I'd like to be so information like this is very helpful in getting myself further along.
Bruce

 

Jun 29, 2016 12:53 AM #23
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Adam - My need is usually 5 pages or less.

Doug - I don't use dotloop. Our MLS pays for Authentisign and that works well for me because our MLS contracts automatically load from TransactionDesk to Authentisign.

Bruce - I think you'll like this one.

Jun 29, 2016 05:45 AM #24
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Margaret Goss
Baird & Warner Real Estate - Winnetka, IL
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Tammie

Adam Feinberg mentioned that it's hard to photograph a lot of pages.  That made me think if you photograph, say, 10 pages, does it make one PDF?

Jun 29, 2016 07:54 AM #25
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Adam Feinberg
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Yes, you can make it 1 pdf (or at least Tiny Scanner can, I am sure others can as well).

Jun 29, 2016 08:02 AM #26
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Tammie White, Broker
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Margaret Goss - Yes it makes one PDF. I use this for all kinds of things. Both business and personal. It's awesome.

Jun 29, 2016 09:34 AM #27
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Terry McCarley
REMAX Realty Team - Cape Coral FL - Cape Coral, FL
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Thanks for the information.  I have an Android phone so am going to check to see if it's available.

Jun 29, 2016 07:58 PM #28
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Jerry Lucas
ABC Legal Docs LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
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I am a retired computer design engineer and like the speed and convenience that technology can provide.  But I am also security aware and would carefully read the app terms of service and use passwords, encryption and a secure internet connection, not public Wi-Fi, to keep confidential documents secure.

Some apps are fine for personal use, but not secure for business use.

Jun 30, 2016 03:29 AM #29
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Christi Farrington
Dagny's Real Estate - Wilton, CT
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Thank you, Tammie.  I checked it out and purchased it.  On the go technology is so important. I like the advice that Jerry Lucas provided, as well.  Always a good idea to be cautious.

Jun 30, 2016 06:13 AM #30
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Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
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Hi Tammie White ,  Scanner Pro App sounds like a great addition to your toolbox on the road.  I'll have to check it out.  Thanks!

Jun 30, 2016 10:30 AM #31
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Lana Robbins Realtor ® Licensed Real Estate Broker
Aloha Kai Real Estate - Clearwater, FL
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Hi Tammie. There are so many great apps. It makes things easier.

Jul 03, 2016 03:19 PM #32
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Jim Paulson
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Thanks Tammie.  I am making a list of Realtor needed apps for a class I will be teaching designed specifically for phone apps for Realtors.  These are always discussion points during my ePRO classes too.

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