Amy Out Loud
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Presentation from the National Association of REALTORS Emerging Business and Technology Committee about how our brokerage firm got up and running along with the hiccups we faced through this process.
Presentation done at Austin Board of REALTORS Tech Timeout Happy Hour
A lot of agents are struggling in this market, but not with getting deals. They are struggling with how to manage the deals they are doing because maybe for the first time in their career they are dealing with multiple clients at once. Listings are going under contract as soon as it is entered into MLS, so a buyer is not going to want to wait in this Hot market for you to go back to your office and type up the offer plus then schedule to meet with you to sign the offer in person. Learn to go mobile! Learn to be efficient with your time and your clients time. They will appreciate you for it.
Here are some ideas to focus on in my preso!
Ways to get your contracts signed when your client is not with you and your have your Ipad with you but not your laptop.
In this simple step-by-step process, you will be able to do just that. Buy the Zipforms mobile edition (check with your Associations b/c they may have a discount) – This must be done first from a PC/laptop previous to using on your Ipad.
Then create account on Box.com. Then click on +NEW, New Folder, type in name of Folder (ie: Offers or Contracts). Click on Keep Private for Now, click on Okay. Now you must create an email address related to that folder so you can email upload documents to it. So click on the folder you just created. On the right hand side it will say Folder Options. Click on the drop down arrow on Folder Options, hover your mouse over the Upload to this Folder. You will see some options come up. Click on the one that says Email Files to this Folder. Then under the Email Options tab, click on the box that says Allow uploads to this folder via Email.Once you click on that, an email address will auto-populate below. Copy that email address into your Evernote notebook or as a contact in Zipforms. The email address will look something similiar to this -[email protected]
Now we are ready to send a Contract
1. Go to your Zipforms mobile site that you bookmarked (m.zipformonline.com) or go to the Zipform App on your Ipad.
2. Type up your contract on Zipforms on your Ipad.
3. Email to your Box.net folder as a PDF. ([email protected]- This is mine so please do not email to it, showing as an example only)
4. Go to Docusign on your Ipad
5. Then Tap on New Envelope
6. Tap on Box Docs
7. Tap Folder it would have been emailed to
8. Then tap on the form you need to have signed
9. Tap Next, then fill in Email subject, Email message
10. Then tap Tag Document
11. Tap orange box saying Add Recipient
12. Tap Signer
13. Type in Name, Email address
14. On the right hand side, Tap signature or initial (whatever is appopriate). Then tap on the document where you need them to sign- It is not a drag and drop to do this. Then tap to move the signature in the correct place.
15. When complete, tap Send Now
I get a ton of questions on this and had previously posted on emailing to the Box.com email folder options. Now with the update with Docusign Ink App on you Ipad things are much easier -(Thanks to my friend, Veronica Mullenix www.veronicamullenix.com
Step 1- download Docusign Ink & create account (if you are already a Docusign user, you will use your current Docusign log in)
Step 2- On your Ipad go to Safari. Then go to m.zipformonline.com (you must have already purchased the mobile version )
Step 3 – Tap on the right hand arrow on the transaction you want to open
Step 4 – tap on the form you want to edit by tapping on the right arrow. Once you are done editing your form, then you can tap on view
Step 5 – Then at the top of the screen tap to get the Open in…Then tap to choose Docusign Ink
Step 6 -then tap to Add to Current Document
Step 7 – type in remote signers information, then tap Send
At this time you can not tag the placement of the sigantures in Docusign Ink. You will need to discuss with your clients where to sign. This feature will be coming soon in 2nd Quarter per Docusign (February 15, 2013)
These are some of the apps I encourage my clients to download when they are working on a real estate transaction to encourage efficiency during the deal and to lessen the frustration level for my sellers.
Jot Not Pro Scanner - a scanner to scan from your phone to a multi-page PDF (great for getting Seller’s Disclosure & copy of repair receipts back to me)
Dropbox- I will be sharing a digital folder with you that contains on pertinent document for you regarding the real estate transaction. You are also welcome to “Drop” in documents that you may need to share with me.
Docusign Ink- makes it easy for you to sign permission trip forms, medical release forms quick and lender documents as well. Sellers, I will be sending the listing agreement to you as well as offers to you digitally using Docusign. You will be able to tap on your iPhone/Ipad or Droid to sign. Buyers, I will send you an offer digitally and you can sign using finger to tap on your iPhone/Ipad/Droid. We will discuss offer digitally using Skype or Facetime or phone call, which ever you are the most comfortable.
Hope you enjoy these! Happy “Appy” Downloading!
Hope you enjoy some of these time saver ideas as you are running your real estate business! Remember- Identify your “time sucks” first, then find a piece of technology to be efficient! Don’t just take on every piece of technology b/c it is cool or the new buzz word! Find what works for your business practice and work flow!
Here are some resources based on my talk at NAR Member Information & Professional Development Forum on November 9th.
Animoto – virtual tour slide show
Reel Director-video editing
Extras4imovie-add on app to Imovie (Iphone only)
Tourwrist-augmented reality Virtual tour
Pixeet 360-augmented reality Virtual tour
Eyejot- video email messaging
Bombbomb-video email messaging
Ustream Live BRoadcaster- live streaming video
Qik- live streaming video
Movie Drops- backgrounds to add in on video
HD Hat with wide angle lens for photo and video for Iphone and Ipad
Purchase equipment here -
Well kayaking is a cool thing but an even cooler thing to do in Belton, TX is to feed the ducks on Nolan Creek. Or bring your family to attend the Live Free Music Nights on Friday or Saturday, eat at the Gin or Coronoa’s