A woman using an Android device New goMLS Austin app offers easier communication with clients

New goMLS Austin app offers easier communication with clients

Searching for a simpler method to interact with clients, scan the Austin market, edit listings and share homes with clients without channeling links between devices? The new goMLS Austin app allows real estate agents and brokers to peek at market ...
By Jennifer Riner | Friday, July 29, 2016
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Life hacks for agents using everyday apps

I had a dream: one perfectly integrated cross-platform app that would take care of my needs. Let’s face it: nothing's perfect, so I found two -- from the long list of apps for real estate agents -- that work for me, and I use them in different ways...
By Barb Zuckerwise | Friday, April 22, 2016
Image courtesy of Samsung 6 reasons the Galaxy S7 might be perfect for you

6 reasons the Galaxy S7 might be perfect for you

Real estate agents just love their iPhones, but there are alternatives for those who want to try something new and a little different. And yes, you can easily sync a phone that has an Android operating system, such as the Samsung Galaxy S7, with your...
By Teresa Boardman | Thursday, March 17, 2016
Crowdfire_HeroImage The savvy agent’s social media secret weapon

The savvy agent’s social media secret weapon

If you've been taking the advice of Inman's social media experts, you'll know that establishing a presence on Twitter and Instagram is a worthy cause. As of March 2015, one-third of real estate agent website views came from mobile devices, and that n...
By Justin Kerby | Monday, March 7, 2016
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Real estate before smartphones — remember that?

It's a great time to be a small-business owner because of all the easy-to-use and inexpensive technology we have. Tasks that used to be time consuming have vanished. Work that used to belong to office administrative staff can be done using a smartpho...
By Teresa Boardman | Friday, March 4, 2016
Halfpoint / Shutterstock.com Trulia releases new mortgage app for iOS

Trulia releases new mortgage app for iOS

Released Feb. 10, Trulia Mortgage App for iOS is designed to make the homebuying process easier for potential buyers, especially tech-savvy millennials who crave the ability to shop for a home with just a few screen swipes ......
By Amy Swinderman | Monday, February 29, 2016
d8nn / Shutterstock.com HomeSpotter releases Touch ID and pin access update

HomeSpotter releases Touch ID and pin access update

Starting Feb. 24, HomeSpotter allows agents to quickly access MLS information, make listing updates and upload photos in an instant with Apple's Touch ID or a four-digit pin code ......
By Marian McPherson | Wednesday, February 24, 2016
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NY State MLS releases instant messaging app for agents

State Listings, Inc., recently announced the unveiling of an app designed to streamline communication between agents and clients, making it the first ever platform to connect MLS members and the public directly from the MLS. The MLSChat App for iPhon...
By Jennifer Riner | Thursday, February 11, 2016
10 FACE / Shutterstock.com HappyCo’s inspection app now features business intelligence module, future integration with Buildium

HappyCo’s inspection app now features business intelligence module, future integration with Buildium

Last month San Francisco-based tech company HappyCo launched a business intelligence (BI) module upgrade to its Happy Inspector app. The app pulls various property inspection data together, which assists multifamily owner/operators, single-family ren...
By Erik Pisor | Monday, January 18, 2016
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3 marketing strategies to help you beat the competition this year

One question I hear a lot from real estate professionals is: "How do I get and stay relevant?" I'm a firm believer that no single tactic or tool could ever take the place of face-to-face relationship selling ......
By Brian Buffini | Monday, January 18, 2016
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7 non-negotiables for your real estate marketing plan

For 2016, it's crucial that real estate agents and brokerages have a marketing plan. In this article, I'll go over seven must-haves when it comes to promoting your business. Although there are many other things out there, these items are based on my ...
By Jordan Scheltgen | Wednesday, January 6, 2016
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How to get started with video marketing in real estate: tools made easy

I've worked with dozens of agents one-on-one and there seems to be a common mindset. Video is overwhelming. There's all this equipment to buy, it takes too much time, and I can't afford to hire a professional ......
By Joshua D. Abel | Wednesday, January 6, 2016
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Who’s winning the smartphone wars: iPhone or Android?

Inman readers share their opinions about the best device for real estate agents and brokers ......
By Inman | Monday, December 14, 2015
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How to achieve an empty inbox

As the number inside of the red bubble at the bottom of your phone screen grows, a certain sense of anxiety tends to come with it. How bad is your inbox? Double digits? Triple? I know a few iPhones ago, I let my personal email get to several thousand...
By Erica Tafavoti | Thursday, November 12, 2015
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6 common-sense cyber-security tips for real estate agents

Although Ashley Madison and Target might get all the headlines, more than half of all attacks are against small business owners. We recently sat down with cyber security expert Scott Krawitz to discuss his common sense approach to securing technical ...
By Casey Wright | Tuesday, October 13, 2015
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How to create a 5-star buyer showing experience

The right real estate apps can enhance your buyers' customer experience, make it easier to close them and result in future referrals. Here are highly useful apps to help create a five-star buyer showing experience ......
By Bernice Ross | Monday, July 20, 2015
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Mobile app offers client meeting safety for Realtors

With real estate agents renewing their focus on safety in the field in the wake of two Florida agents being robbed at gunpoint by a man posing as a client, one mobile app offers protection for agents who may be nervous about setting up meetings with ...
By Amy Swinderman | Tuesday, June 9, 2015
Asif Islam / Shutterstock.com 3 ways Google’s new suite of Android features could affect your real estate app

3 ways Google’s new suite of Android features could affect your real estate app

Just a few days ago, Google released a suite of new features for Android developers. The three key features released are designed to help developers and marketers alike reach a more specific audience of app buyers and users ......
By Kevin Hopp | Friday, April 3, 2015