- Mobile scanners, battery chargers and everywhere Wi-Fi give agents the opportunity to build a mobile desk.
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On the brokerage level, virtual real estate offices are trending. And since the beginning of real estate, agents have been on the go. Being mobile in this industry, however, continues to get easier with a little help from the internet and technology.
Here are 5 tools that could boost your abilities to take your office with you.
This as-close-as-you-can-get-to-the-real-thing handwriting tool for the iPad Pro is part advanced calculator, part image editor, and all document mark-up tool.
Clients can sign on the spot or watch you calculate payment estimates and mortgage amortizations.
Using Nebo requires the cleverly named Apple Pencil. Summer will reveal an Android version.
Ingage is a visual presentation tool that eschews static slides, bulleted lists and woefully outdated animations in listing presentations for high-res video, interactive touch, elegant displays and compelling layouts.
It’s an ideal tool for tablet users and agents wanting to make their brand stand out from the hoards of trifold brochures and clunky PowerPoints that continue to hold down the industry’s collective creativity.
Meanwhile, another option is PointDrive, which assembles disparate marketing and sales content to create a single web presentation.
Using its easy admin interface, users upload a range of sales and marketing materials, including from company videos, websites, brochures, market reports and transaction histories.
Each piece of collateral is then neatly summarized on your branded PointDrive page for publishing to a select number of prospects.
This slick AI-esque (artificial intelligence) software lets you design custom automated follow-up plans until the lead arranges a meeting.
It responds to leads from a Zillow ad, for example, with a direct voicemail, then sends a text asking for more information. Automated campaigns are easy to create and the admin dashboards look sharp.
IrisScan Anywhere 5
How often are you at the office just to scan or copy? Why bother? Get this slick, glovebox-sized cordless scanner.
It can capture 8 pages a minute at 300 dpi, color or black and white, and collates them via an app on your Android or iOS device. You can send files to almost every major type of business software like Word, Excel and Dropbox.
This mobile-first CRM is also a powerful lead generator that uses strategic Facebook and portal advertising to entice new customers. Its internal engines keep track of communications to remind users when it’s time to reach out.
It also builds agent websites, creates sharp email campaigns and offers lead score rankings.
Chime does an excellent job integrating marketing with lead tracking, an ideal solution for the office-less agent.
Just how mobile are you? Would you champion a full-time “no-office” work environment? What tools would you need?
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