2 Tools I Love Using In My Real Estate Business

Real Estate Agent with Citiwide Alliance Realty

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? 

        nav-gps     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.  

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Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Good for you to me the DocuSign and the Navigation System trumps all other tools, on a side note I have never heard of these two so I will be checking them out tomorrow, thank you for the intro, Endre

Feb 28, 2017 11:25 PM #1
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

I was just saying to praful how much I love this site for and awesome tool for me to bounce ideas and keep my mind sharp. The referals seem to be an offshooot of all that. :)

Feb 28, 2017 11:33 PM #2
Harry F. D'Elia
Real Estate and Beyond, LLC - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

I am sure there are other tools that you could of mentioned but thanks for sharing the two

Mar 01, 2017 03:39 AM #3
Elva Branson-Lee
Solid Source Realty GA - Atlanta, GA
CDPE - Atlanta Real Estate & Short Sale Agent

I, too, like CamScanner for receipts, Melissa. Thanks for sharing.

Mar 01, 2017 02:08 PM #4
Jim Cheney
Saint Francis Property Santa Rosa, CA - Santa Rosa, CA
Rincon Valley Realtor 707.494.1055

Never heard of CamScanner but I like the idea.  I've shot a picture of a document before and sent it by text or email to a client or other professional, but it transfers as a jpeg which I think is less than professional.  I'm going to look into this today!

Mar 02, 2017 07:29 AM #5
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

WAZE is great, especially in a large market where many people contribute.  I tried it here a few years ago but there weren't enought users.  Maybe it's time to try again.

Mar 05, 2017 08:21 PM #6
Sybil Campbell
Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia - Williamsburg, VA
REALTOR® ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia

Thanks for sharing, I had never heard of WAZE! I will definitely give it a try!

Mar 06, 2017 08:22 AM #7
Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

When my husband discovered CamScanner a while back it changed his life, lol. All  these things that make our lives easier...-Kasey

Mar 08, 2017 02:29 PM #8
Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

I love reading the blogs even though I am doing a big time catch up. Thanks so much for taking the time to post keep them coming :-)

Feb 09, 2018 07:26 PM #9
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