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016: Do You Need to Run Your Agency More Effectively? We Have Some Recommendations

Here are some more technology solutions that can help you run or really promote your real estate business more effectively in 2015.

We look at a number of servers that aim at the real estate industry, from online paperless solutions to password generators that help you keep all your online accounts secure. We also look at another couple of services– one aimed at the first time buyers’ market and the other that makes open houses more professional looking.

Online Document Processing

NuOffer

Ever lost a deal at the 11th hour because you couldn’t complete the paperwork on time, allowing another buyer to beat yours to the punch? Don’t risk losing commissions simply because of slowness. Use the real estate app NuOffer to ensure your buyers don’t miss out on the homes of their dreams. Specifically, this real estate technology helps create, sign, and send offers to sellers in minutes. No piles of documents to comb over — just streamlined communication with seller’s agents.

Price $15 per month.

http://www.nuoffer.com/pricing/

Get secure signatures and approvals in seconds: Share. Sign. Done.
Share and review documents with anyone, from anywhere.
Collaborate on documents directly in your web browser – no software required.
Access complete document tracking, version, and audit trails.
The best customer service and support in the industry.

Free or $10 per month

https://cloud.gonitro.com/cloud/pricing

Password Protection

LassPass

Conveniently access your LastPass account on every device with LastPass Premium. At home, at work, or on the go, there’s no limit to how many devices you can sync to. Plus, enjoy more sharing features to give passwords to family and friends, protect your account with two-factor authentication, and more.

Free or Premium $12 per year!

https://lastpass.com/

1Password

Here is a full independent review of the product:

http://thesweetsetup.com/apps/best-password-manager-and-why-you-need-one/

https://agilebits.com/onepassword

$34.99 per year Windows or Mac

Real Estate Agent Online Tools

Doorsteps

Ask many first-time homebuyers what they want to know about the home buying process and they’ll tell you, “everything.” An ideal way to build trust and, ultimately, relationships with early-stage home searchers is to provide them with need-to-know information on purchasing properties.

Price $25 per month, no contract

https://www.doorsteps.com/

Openhomepro

Depending on the market conditions where your listing is located, open houses are still a viable sales technique for marketing your listings. Typically, you would have a “sign in sheet” at the open house to collect agents’ or prospective buyers’ information. The difficult part would be taking your sign in sheet at the end of the open house and trying to read all of the information gathered and then send out follow up emails or calls. With this app you are able to collect contact information of your visitors using your iPad. They simply type in the information themselves using the very user-friendly app.

Price Free or Premium $24.99

http://openhomepro.com/

Matterport

An interesting idea but very expensive the camera is around $4,500!

Video plays a big role in many real estate marketing strategies. New 3D camera technologies can help agents and their brokerages stand out from the pack in a big way.

Real estate solutions like Matterport’s 3D Showcase give a Google Maps–esque experience to home searchers online. This tool maps out the inside of homes for sale and allows for quick navigation across an entire residence.

Additional features of the tool include the ability to create digital floor plans and include home dimensions.

http://realestate.matterport.com/

 

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