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The Best Freebies on the Web: Tools for Agents that Will Increase Productivity, Profitability, and Knowledge

The Best Freebies on the Web: Tools for Agents that Will Increase Productivity, Profitability, and Knowledge

best-freebies.jpgYour business plan for 2017 very likely includes a goal for increased production, but how about greater profitability and knowledge as well? There are so many money and time saving free apps and resources available to you! Tried, implemented, and endorsed by thousands of agents across the country, here’s some of the very best that you should learn more about:

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For Transaction and Communication Efficiency:

  • Folio by Amitree - If you’re an agent who uses gmail, you’ve got to check out Folio by Amitree. This amazing tool automatically organizes your emails by transaction, will find related contacts, files, and upcoming dates, and keep everyone on the same page with a shared timeline. This is seriously good stuff that could have a tremendous impact on your efficiency and follow up, so hop on over and take a look!

  • Slack - Have a team in place or intend to build one? Communication is key and Slack is your solution. Create channels for topic conversations, private messaging, even share documents and files easily. Easy to sync with Dropbox and Google Docs, Slack offers apps for both Android and iOS, so message notification is a snap!

For Marketing:

  • Canva -If you struggle with creating beautiful and professional looking presentations, infographics, social media graphics, even postcards - take a look at Canva. Not only free (with some photos and templates available for a teeny tiny price) it’s super easy to use. Seriously - you’re gonna think you’ve died and gone to marketing heaven. Seriously.

  • PicMonkey - Another free tool for the creative and marketing minded, PicMonkey is a photo editor that allows you to crop, enhance, filter, and more. Add text to your listing photos. Create a collage of photos for a postcard. Build that Facebook banner - from your laptop or the mobile app. More than easy - it’s fun! The free trial is for the premium version, but you can use plenty of great features by simply clicking on “edit a photo” to get started.

  • Google Voice - How many times have you received a call from a number that you didn’t recognize and decided to let it go to voicemail? Ever wondered if you missed an opportunity? The point of your marketing efforts is to get people you don’t know to call you, right? Get a phone number that’s dedicated solely to your business. Google Voice is a great solution and doesn’t require a second phone. Add your chosen number to your smartphone contacts and give it a name and ringtone that will prompt you to answer. Use that number in your marketing. Miss a call? The voicemail left will be transcribed and sent to you via text - and is just one of the crazy good features you’ll love.

For Industry Knowledge:

  • The Real Daily - If you’re not getting your daily dose of real estate industry news, you should, and your new best source is The Real Daily. We are loving what we’re reading about technology, marketing, data, and trends, and you will, too. Feed your head!

  • Keeping Current Matters - You may already know that KCM compiles relevant real estate data each month and then condenses it down to one 30-minute briefing that interprets recent developments in terms that clients can understand and act upon. Did you know that you can subscribe - for free - to their blog and receive small daily doses of industry intelligence that helps you remain relevant and informed? You can. You should. So go!

Last, and most certainly not least, for Promoting Your Local Market Expertise:

  • Relola - This industry game changer empowers agents to demonstrate and promote their local market expertise. By publishing “insights” - impressions and perceived opportunities - for homes agents show, tour, and list, they can then seamlessly share valuable information to their social media channels and websites. This creates dynamic content that provides value, expands the agent’s digital footprint, and expands their reach beyond their current network to inform and attract prospects. Thousands of smart agents are leveraging Relola, slated to release many exciting new enhancements to its platform in 2017, and you should too!

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Pretty cool, right? The use of just one of the resources above will empower you to do more in the year ahead. Any questions, comments, or something to add? We’d love to hear from you!