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53 real estate productivity tools you can’t miss

In an action-packed G+ Hangout, we talked about dozens of real estate productivity tips, and we’ve linked to all of them for you.

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Real estate productivity tips

In an action-packed Google+ Hangout On Air, we dug deep into productivity tips and tools for real estate professionals, and it turns out that there were enough tips for non-real estate professionals, that we got a lot of great feedback from all over the nation (and even Canada)!

Below is the list of every productivity tool we mentioned in the #GeniusLive Google+ Hangout, but if you’d rather watch the replay of the event, you can do so in the AGBeat Interactive Video Library where you can also see when the next events are in topics ranging from finance to marketing, and you can sign up for alerts to know first about any event announced or replay posted!

All of the tools mentioned in the Hangout:

Craig, Steve, and Lani crammed the hour full of tools that can save you time and effort, but a key takeaway is not only that there are different learning types that will click with some tools and not others, and there are so many tools out there that it can be overwhelming – don’t feel pressured to try every single one of these, in fact, it’s impossible, and many have similar functions.

  1. MileIQ – automatic mile tracker
  2. Waze – best way to navigate traffic
  3. BomBom – video email marketing
  4. GoToMeeting – for online meetings
  5. – online screen sharing
  6. Skype – video calls
  7. Google+ – social network with video
  8. Evernote – for notes, bookmarking
  9. Soundnote – audio, written notes combined
  10. NeatDesk – scanner, digital filing system
  11. IFTTT – connects unrelated apps
  12. Top Producer – real estate CRM
  13. Contactually – relationship tracker
  14. Zapier – automates the web
  15. Yesware
  16. Rapportive – adds user context to emails
  17. LinkedIn Intro – app adds LI info to contacts’ emails
  18. Boxer – email productivity app
  19. Mailbox – mobile email app
  20. Mail Pilot – task oriented email
  21. HelloSign – legally binding e-signatures
  22. HelloFax – completely digital fax system
  23. DocuSign – sophisticated e-signature platform
  24. Cartavi – paperless document management
  25. Dropbox – digital file storage
  26. Sortbox – for Dropbox, sorts files for you
  27. CloudMagic – search across your email, document storage, etc.
  28. FindIt – searches your Gmail, gDrive and Dropbox accounts
  29. DROPitTOme – receive files into your Dropbox
  30. Elance – hire freelancers
  31. oDesk – hire freelancers
  32. Shoebox – service scans, stores your pile of receipts
  33. FiveStreet – real estate lead consolidation and response software
  34. Inbox Pause – stop email for predetermined amount of time
  35. – hire out any task
  36. Fancy Hands – inexpensive virtual assistant
  37. Task Rabbit – hire out any task
  38. Clear Idea Paint – make any surface a dry erase board
  39. – task management app
  40. asana – task management app
  41. – task management app
  42. Due – task management app
  43. Todois – to do list management
  44. Checkmark – location based reminder app
  45.  TaskCracker – drag and drop tool for Outlook
  46. Bullet Journal – to do list method for pen and paper
  47. Logacal – turns calendars into agendas
  48. OtherInbox – reduces unwanted email
  49. Right Inbox – track when people read your emails
  50.  Boomerang – email-specific reminders and email later tool
  51. Evercontact (formerly WriteThat.Name) – updates contacts based on signatures
  52. – unsubscribe from marketers’ emails
  53. Mailstrom – sort email by size, sender, subject, then mass delete

Let us know in the comments what tools you are using that save you time!

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  1. Roland Estrada

    October 30, 2013 at 8:18 pm

    I would add these. Daylite and REST are top flight CRMs you only pay for once.

    DirectMail – email marketing – similar to MailChimp – Mac only
    Daylite – CRM – has real estate plugin – Mac only
    Real Estate Success Tools – real estate CRM – Mac & Windows
    Notesuite – Notes & Bookmarking
    TextExpander – text expanding program – Mac only – a must have
    Breevy – text expanding program – Windows only – a must have

  2. Lisa Norman

    October 31, 2013 at 2:00 am

    We use IgniteVideo ( to shoot, edit, publish and share video. It’s a video app for real estate built by two San Francisco real estate professionals.

  3. Jason Fox

    November 1, 2013 at 4:11 pm

    Great list of tools. I shared your post on my facebook page. But I could not help thinking that there was a tool that could have made me more productive, while I was doing it.

  4. Chris MyXiLiMobile

    December 16, 2013 at 2:47 pm

    Pretty awesome tech article! I wish you would have given XiLi a shout too. They offer real estate text lead capture for any type of marketing for under $10 for individual agents.

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