2 Tools I love using in my real estate business.
Active Rain is sponsoring a contest this month which offers me a chance to share a couple of my favorite systems or tools that I love using in my real estate business.
Besides using my smart phone and padfone which uses Google Chrome I had to narrow my choices and only share two different tools that help make my workday run smoothly. Of course, once again I find myself writing just a few minutes before the clocks strikes midnight and I miss the contest.
Finding My Way With WAZE
Anyone that knows me definitely understands my need for this app. Yes, I admit, I'm directionally challenged. "WAZE" This is another Google application. I have not used a mapsco in years and although my vehicle is equipped with a gps unit there are times it fails me. Some rural areas I travel don't even show up! Ever been watching the screen only have it to go all white?
Waze is a community sharing powered mapping and navigation app that offers me real-time traffic information. Waze is a free app that uses voice alerts, allowing me to keep my eyes on the road. Directions do appear on the screen just the same as other mapping apps. I really appreciate the road alerts. Notifies me when to caution due to a vehicle on the shoulder, even lets me know which side, the left or right. How does this app work? I love it! So far it's been very accurate. Other features include the ability to locate parking, food, gas and other places of interest when traveling in unknown areas. This app has a feature which allows the user to contribute to the traffic information letting other drivers on the road know what's going on ahead of them. Like other navigational apps the ability to review your trip is one that I use regularly. I know there is a variety of navigational tools available - this is my favorite.
CamScanner Is Another Of My Favorite Tools
CamScanner, also an app I keep on the front screen of my smart phone. Our office is streamlining to a paperless system. I'm still old school and prefer communicating with paper and pen. Many of my clients appreciate this also. Maybe it's the area, outside city limits. Each client or even possible client receives a copy of any paper they sign while we are working together. The CamScanner app allows me to copy or scan any document, photograph or other important piece of paper and immediately share by fax, email, pdf, jpeg or text. I can change the file name and instantly everyone that needs a copy has one. I find this free app to be very easy to use. If I'm writing a contract or response electronically, which does happen, I can screen shot and share also. My CamScanner app is a wonderful and simple way to keep track of my business receipts. There are endless possibilities when using this application.
There are many more applications loaded on my phone that I use for business and personal situations. It was difficult deciding which two to share for this months contest.