Amy’s App for my Sellers & Buyers

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)

 

 

 

Houzz or Houzz Kids or Pinterest- staging ideas to get home on market- I also encourage you to send me pins on ideas after you have gotten some ideas of ways to freshen up your home to put on market.

 

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!

 

 

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Collin County Blast Off 2013 Social Media and Tech

Amy’s Timesaver Apps & Ideas-NAR Tech Forum Orlando November

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!


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Video Apps & Resources from NAR Orlando Discover your Magic 2012

Here are some resources based on my talk at NAR Member Information & Professional Development Forum on November 9th.

Video Apps:

Videolicious
Animoto – virtual tour slide show
Reel Director-video editing
Splice-video editing
Imovie-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
FreedomMic-microphone app


Photo Apps

Snapseed
Animoto
Typoinsta
Iscape Free
Instagram
Yummy Cam
Flickr
Camera +
Lighttrac
SlowShutter

Equipment:
Sony Microphone
HD Hat with wide angle lens for photo and video for Iphone and Ipad
Olloclip
Extender
Tripod
LED light
Green Screen

Purchase equipment here –
http://www.tinyurl.com/amyoutloudvideo

Come Kayak with me on Nolan Creek

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

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Real estate Re-Branding Website Checklist

Go to namechk.com and check to see if your new name is available. If it is, then go buy the domain on godaddy.com for as many years as you can afford. Google likes it if your buy for a long time (up to 10 years). Then set up a gmail.com account with your new brand name. So if you decided that your new brand was going to be 411Woodlands then your email address you select with gmail would be [email protected] This email address is used to set up all the social media site accounts. No one sees the email address but you. Then go to the following sites and start registering and setting up the accounts.

http://www.twitter.com Tip- your username will be the 411woodladnds
http://www.facebook.com– Go to Create a Page
http://www.youtube.com– Create account then create Channel (you can add TV to the end if you like-411WoodlandsTV)
https://biz.yelp.com– To create a business account on Yelp
http://www.foursquare.com
Go to the Instagram app on your phone and create an account

My Addiction – Apps- The lifesavers of my life

Here are the apps that I ask clients to download as well as the ones I use constantly on a daily basis. I know I left some out, but you hopefully will get a feel for some of them. They range from Dropbox, Evernote, to schedule text messages to go out. Happy “Apping” !!!

Appy hour for austin realty roundup oct 2012 from Amy Smythe-Harris

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Discover Your Magic-Make sure to attend awesome sessions

Holy Monkey- Zipforms to Docusign- Rocks my world!

Are you struggling on your Ipad to type a listing and then get it to Docusign??? You just have given up hope!! Sound familiar? As a REALTOR in The Woodlands, Texas selling homes on the go is a absolute must with our hot real estate market.

Here are step by step instructions to type up your contract on  Zipforms on your Ipad and then send it to Docusign so you can have your client sign it by either clicking with their mouse or tapping with their finger.

First part is to start with purchasing the mobile version of Zipforms-

1. You must have the moible version of Zipforms that you have had to purchase from zipformsonline.com under the Shopping cart.

2. Then go to m.zipformonline.com on your Ipad. (make sure you Book mark it on your Ipad)

Second part is to go to Box.com

1. You need to set up a box.com account

2. Create a folder that you will want to send contracts to- (Mine is Contracts)

3. Then you will go to Folder Options, click on Upload to this Folder, then click Email Files to this folder.

4. Copy the URL and save it in your Evernote.com account.

Third part is back to Zipforms -Now go to your Ipad and open up Safarai, then tap on your Bookmark, then tap on the saved m.zipformonline.com site

Type your contract in Zipforms. When you are complete, then tap eamil. In the to box, you will need that folder email address that you saved in Evernote. So tap your home button on your Ipad & open up Evernote application. Find the saved note that you saved the Box.net upload url in. Then copy the url, tap home button on Ipad and tap on Safari.  Go to the Zipforms tab that you already had opened. Then in the email box, tap and hold till the Paste option comes up. Then tap Paste.  Then tap send email.

Last step before you will be doing the Happy Dance. Now go to Docusign app.  Tap on New Envelope, tap on Box Docs, Tap on the folder you named in the box.net account (mine is Contracts). Then tap on the contract, tap on next, then type in subject and email message. Then tap Tag Document. Then Tap Add Recipient. Tap Signer. Type in client information.  Tap Add. Now on the right hand side tap on the appropriate option (Signature or Intiail). Now tap on the screen where you need the signature.  Then tap Send Now in the right hand side.

Tada!!!!  That is how you rock as a Digital Agent!

 

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Amy’s App of the Week- July 9th -Grocery List Buy me a Pie

Do you a grocery  list sitting in your kitchn drawer or on your fridge? Then you are at the grocery store and realize you forgot the grocery list in  your drawe???? Been there! Done that! I would even have my family take a photo of it with their Iphone and text to me! Or have you spent an hour at the grocery getting all the groceries, only to come home and have your kids say, “Oh, I did not know you were going to the store! I needed this….” Then you pull your hair out in frustration!!

Does this sound like you? Well there’s an App for that!  It’s called Grocery List Buy me a Pie- Our whole 4 member family has downloaded the app at $2.99/each.  I created a household log in for the app.  So let’s say my daughter needs some shampoo. The old way was for her to go into the kitchen, root around for a writing utensil, & write it on the (much-forgotten) grocery list. The “new” way in the Harris Household is to go to your Iphone or their Ipad, open up the Grocery List app and type it in. It’s that simple!!! Since it is a cloud-based app,  the list is always synched so it doesn’t matter what device you pull it up on- it will always be updated.

So now when I am at the grocery store, when I cross of an item on the list, it will update the list.  Last weekend, I told my husband I was going to run errands after being out on a listing appointment.  He did not know I was going to the grocery store until the app kept updating him in the notifications that I had updated the list.  So he texts me to ask if I was at the store…my response…”Yes, duh!” So he updates the list of what he needed- Voila- I buy it!!! It is a beautiful thing to have technology work for effiency in my business and my household!

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