Amy Out Loud
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I realize that newer agents to this business are getting bombarded with all the things they have to learn and then you add on all the software & apps they need, they may be overwhelmed….. So I want to give some ideas that are just basic essential for every new agent to the business to have on their Droid/Iphone/Ipad! Personally, I think every new agent has an advantage over agents like me that had to take time to re-train their brains away from paper and re-learn their workflow. The brand new agent has lots of new ideas for their way of doing business. I am fortunate that I can sell virtually and that I have clients that trust me.
Ideas to get you started on the road to becoming a paperless/virtual agent. To learn more about it in a step by step instruction then you can register for my Agent on the Go Series on how to get started to go paperless/go mobile & go virtual. You can see the list of the series, as well as register here.
1. Get your mobile tool box set up- This includes first off an Ipad
2. Download your Foundational Apps to your laptop/Ipad/Droid/Iphone- these include , , and either or .
3. Basic Real Estate Apps
- Mortgage Calculator – I prefer Ipmt but there are several out there.
- Your local MLS App – I use HAR.com since that is my main MLS provider. If your MLS provider does not have a mobile app, then I highly suggest you get really comfortable with app or app because that is where the mobile consumer is looking.
- Net sheet calculator for your sellers- There are a ton of title companies once out there that you can use. I think it is a matter of preference.
- Mileage Recording App – Tons out there like, but the one I prefer is
- Photo editing software like SnapSeed so you can take photos of your community and push out through Instagram/Twitter and Facebook.
4. Basic Business Apps
- You will need a scanner/fax on the go, so I use or lots of my friends use
- A must have is a business card scanner like so you can quickly get prospects contact information into your contact database and not in that little pile on your desk.
This is just a starting point, meant to not overwhelm. Attend one of my webinars to see hands on how I use it in my daily real estate business as a practicing co-Broker/Owner of .
Have an “Apptastic” career!!
Replace that old spiral notebook with Evernote. Learn the basics here. Live demo along with Q & A will give you a chance to learn hands on!
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Videolicious is a popular app for making quick videos on the fly. I like the visual layout of the app as well as how user friendly it is for anyone. The three step process allows you to taking still photos and video clips from your Ipad/Droid/Iphone camera roll and upload them. Step Two is the part where you tell your story where you can do a quick video clip of yourself to promote yourself or youc company. Step Three allows you to choose your Music either from Theme Music preloaded in the app or from your iTunes albums. Be careful of copyright issues though.
Montaj is a cool video editing app for the Iphone that allows you to shoot clips, shake of your wrist to edit and then share with the world. The cool thing about this app is you can see your friends videos through their social network sharing. Don’t forget every time you create a MONTAJ video, share it to your Facebook and Twitter feeds and use the #MONTAJ hashtag (as well as @montajapp).
The next video editing app is beyond awesome…Splice…. gives you control over assembling video clips, music, photos, visual effects, text, audio mixing with synchronization of sound and voice-over. Wow with all of these features it sounds like it would be hard to use, but this app is simplistic in its editing.
The Magisto is an automatic video editing app that you just upload your video clips, select your theme, pick your music and then it transforms them into beautifully edited finished movies.
ReelDirector is very similar to Splice which allows you to edit a soundtrack, fade music, overlay text, pan and zoom, as well as trim clips. I like the number of choices for transitions as well. Good app but you not instinctive if you have never worked on a video app before.
Learn how to use Evernote App when you are working with Buyers. From the initial discussion, showing homes and getting through the transaction. Step -by -step basic hands-on instruction with Q & A at the end.
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Another in the Evernote web series with Amy Smythe Harris on her Wednesday “Appy” hour.
You have already learned the fundamentals of Evernote, so now learn how to use it on a listing presentation or when working with a Seller. Live Demo with Q & A
Wednesday, September 4, 2013 11am PST
Join Amy Smythe Harris for Wednesday “Appy Hour” just the thing to get you over Hump Day!!!
This webinar will focus on the fundamentals of Evernote with question and answer along with live demo. Then attend the Evernote Webinar series of how to use Evernote with your clients and everyday real estate lives.
Wednesday, August 28th, 11am PST
Sign up for the webinar Monday, August 5, 2013 at 10:30am CT. Live demo of using the apps!