Please Share Your Google Doc & GMail Skills! POST HERE!

Real Estate Agent with Realty Negotiations

I use both Google Docs and GMail on a daily basis.  However, I'm planning to cover the topic for my local association and need your input! 


Do you know how to wrangle GMail?  That intuitive program is much smarter than I am!  Tips?


How do you use Google Docs?  I use them for my market reports in neighborhood blogs.  One central place to update statistics automatically goes out to my blogs.  However, I'm sure there are other ways to use Google Docs.


In the Real Estate Industry, there are many uses for Google Docs not being applied today.  Any recommendations? 

I've often thought how convenient it would be for all area REO/Foreclosure agents to share names plumbers or other service providers who work in each individual town so they don't have to spend hours on the phone for every little job they need a quote on.

Referral Agents may appreciate a password protected Google Doc to check the status of a referral.  Do any of you apply this?


Thank you in advance for your help!

Comments (3)

Dinah Lee Griffey
Windermere Peninsula Properties - Allyn, WA
Managing Broker Windermere Peninsula Properties

Natalie- great idea. We have a lot of wasted time on things that others have already figured out. I am involved as a listing Agent on several( 4 at the moment) short sales right now. They are moving... but slowly. I have spent a lot of time back and forth with the banks. It is always worth it in the end, but it could be more efficent.-Dinah Lee Griffey

Mar 17, 2009 03:01 PM
Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Broker
Elizabeth Anne Weintraub, Broker - Sacramento, CA
Put 40 years of experience to work for you

Personally, I don't use Google docs because I have all those applications on my computer. I mostly use gmail as an account for commercial business transactions, because I don't have to deal with all the spam. Lately, though, I've had a client who is signed up for automatic emails, and he isn't receiving them from autoprospector. I don't know why. So I cc'd my gmail account and I forward those searches to him.

sacramento agent

Mar 31, 2009 04:04 AM
Senad Dizdar
cloudHQ - San Francisco, CA



Hi Natalie,
Google Docs is very cool. Google drive is an excellent storage service.
For example, you can use Google Docs as a backup destination to backup all your data from other cloud services. For example, if you use Evernote and Dropbox, it might good to backup all notes and documents to Google Drive.
So please check out cloudHQ ( - cloudHQ can backup and sync all your files from Dropbox, Evernote, SugarSync, Box, etc. to Google Docs - even Basecamp projects.


Aug 01, 2012 10:44 PM