Staying afloat in today’s competitive market means that a successful realtor must adapt to new technologies. These online solutions include assisting payment options that enable quick and safe transactions, as well as apps and software that track interesting properties.
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Here is a short list of some of them and how they can help you as well.
No matter how experienced you are, you cannot keep up with absolutely all of the estates in your area. That is why it is important to have a data base you can trust and access wherever you are. Realtors Property Resource offers such a system, but it has now taken a step further in order to accommodate you.
With their free mobile app compatible with all iOS- and Android-powered smartphones, RPR Mobile is always just a click away. It covers a range of topics and successfully solves many problems, from searching for an off-market property and discovering mortgages, to additional info vital when buying a house such as a school district and area properties.
If there is something we can learn from Conan Doyle’s famous story “The Adventure of the Norwood Builder” it is that every property can seem bigger or smaller than it actually is. In order to be completely sure what you are buying, selling or recommending, you most definitely must be certain of the estate’s exact size. This can be a problem for some realtors, so there is an app that provides the solution.
Vert is a free iOS unit and currency converter, ready to assist you while converting length, area and volume – meters to yards, centimeters to feet and inches, and so on. Based on your GPS location, it tracks your whereabouts and not only recognizes which measuring system is in use in a certain country, but also provides data on unusual units specific for some parts of the world.
When it comes to software, it is essential to have an all-around choice that will work when you are at the office, but also provide you support when outside of it. Moreover, it should gather data from various sources, process it and report it back to you in an easy, understandable and informative way.
Such a solution is Follow Up Boss that handles leads from all major online sources and websites and tracks down what might interest you and your clients. Furthermore, it has a social media plug-in tracking offers advertised this way as well. Finally, this software is perfect for bosses of small- to medium-sized enterprises because it tracks the performances of your agents and how effective they are. And it also includes smartphone and mailbox synchronization.
Handling finances is among the biggest issues of the real estate business. People involved in money transactions – buyers and sellers – are not aware who the other person is and, consequently, find it difficulty to trust one another. Disputes are common and make the entire process much harder.
In order to fix this, PromisePay offers a solution that satisfies all parties involved: a payment platform that takes care of transactions between various clients. This way, there is no cash being handed over, no mutual unreliability and no problems. By basically outsourcing the entire payment process, this platform simultaneously saves you money and builds trust between clients.
With so many fish in the sea, it is hard to be outstanding and special. However, by embracing these and other online solutions and turning them into a helpful tool for attracting new clients and estates, you will be able to continue building your real estate business.
About the author: Daniel Lenson is a contributing writer for Realty Biz News