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.
- MileIQ – automatic mile tracker
- Waze – best way to navigate traffic
- BomBom – video email marketing
- GoToMeeting – for online meetings
- Join.me – online screen sharing
- Skype – video calls
- Google+ – social network with video
- Evernote – for notes, bookmarking
- Soundnote – audio, written notes combined
- NeatDesk – scanner, digital filing system
- IFTTT – connects unrelated apps
- Top Producer – real estate CRM
- Contactually – relationship tracker
- Zapier – automates the web
- Rapportive – adds user context to emails
- LinkedIn Intro – app adds LI info to contacts’ emails
- Boxer – email productivity app
- Mailbox – mobile email app
- Mail Pilot – task oriented email
- HelloSign – legally binding e-signatures
- HelloFax – completely digital fax system
- DocuSign – sophisticated e-signature platform
- Cartavi – paperless document management
- Dropbox – digital file storage
- Sortbox – for Dropbox, sorts files for you
- CloudMagic – search across your email, document storage, etc.
- FindIt – searches your Gmail, gDrive and Dropbox accounts
- DROPitTOme – receive files into your Dropbox
- Elance – hire freelancers
- oDesk – hire freelancers
- Shoebox – service scans, stores your pile of receipts
- FiveStreet – real estate lead consolidation and response software
- Inbox Pause – stop email for predetermined amount of time
- NeedTo.com – hire out any task
- Fancy Hands – inexpensive virtual assistant
- Task Rabbit – hire out any task
- Clear Idea Paint – make any surface a dry erase board
- Any.do – task management app
- asana – task management app
- Do.com – task management app
- Due – task management app
- Todois – to do list management
- Checkmark – location based reminder app
- TaskCracker – drag and drop tool for Outlook
- Bullet Journal – to do list method for pen and paper
- Logacal – turns calendars into agendas
- OtherInbox – reduces unwanted email
- Right Inbox – track when people read your emails
- Boomerang – email-specific reminders and email later tool
- Evercontact (formerly WriteThat.Name) – updates contacts based on signatures
- unroll.me – unsubscribe from marketers’ emails
- 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!
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
October 31, 2013 at 2:00 am
We use IgniteVideo (ignitevideo.com) to shoot, edit, publish and share video. It’s a video app for real estate built by two San Francisco real estate professionals.
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.
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.