Archive for the ‘Real Estate Tips’ Category

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Are you wondering what you need to do to increase your web presence for your real estate business?  Are you curious about what content home buyers and sellers are interested in regarding Real Estate?

You should have answered yes to both of these questions.

Google and the NAR have just released their report, “Consumer and  Market Trends in Real Estate.”  This report provides invaluable data that Real Estate agent should consider when designing their online marketing plans.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE REPORT

CLICK HERE TO SCHEDULE TIME WITH ME TO DEVELOP AN ONLINE MARKETING PLAN

Make Counter Offers Using PDF Expert and Docusing Ink

Important Apps for iPad or Tablet…  PDF Expert and DocuSign Ink

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Instructions for editing contract for counter offer using PDF Expert.

1)      Open contract file in PDF Expert App.

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2) Make adjustments by holding down with finger or stylus on whatever needs to be changed.  After holding down for a second a dialog box will pop up.  Select strikethrough to mark out.

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3) Next to add new figures hold down for a second and another dialog box will open.  This time select text to input figures.

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4) To sign or initial contracts in PDF Expert hold down with stylus or finger for a second until a dialog box opens.  Select customer signature and have them sign.  You can resize and move the signature for alignment.

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5)  If you need to email for signatures you can open the adjusted contract in DocuSign Ink from PDF Expert.

 

If you have not figured it out yet I love BizBrag and I subscribe to their blog.

Their most recent post I found so interesting.  It is about the the tablet shopper revolution.  Did you know by the end of this year over 60 million Americans will own a tablet. Right now 19% of U.S consumers own a tablet. That is up 10% since this time last year!!  That is crazy fast growth!!  Tablet use has increased over 300% since last year and tablets are growing 10 times faster than SMART PHONES!! Holy Cow!!

The age group with the highest tablet ownership is 18-34 years. Gen Y anyone!  For those of you in Real Estate that is your next big demographic moving into home ownership.  Four out of ten buyers are first time home buyers and they are gen y’ers (see graph below). Yes, I know that rhymes!.

So, point is if you are in Real Estate and plan on hanging around, I suggest you get a tablet.  Call me and I will show you how to apply it to your real estate business.

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Check out bizbrag’s full article on the tablet shopper

 

Recently we had a client send us a picture of a survey the other day because the deadline was almost up and they were out of pocket from a scanner.

A mobile scanner app for your cell phone and/or tablet can really save you in these situations. Also, they are great apps for your clients too! We know how hard it is to get documents from our customers.

On Android I use CamScanner and on my iPad I use Genius Scan. They are both simple to use. You take a picture of the document, the program enhances and converts it to PDF or jpeg. Then you can email straight from your device.

Search for Cam Scanner in Google Play store and search Genius Scan in the App store.

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This is a great new product that you must look at if you are a realtor.  This is a free and easy way to increase you SMO (Social Media Optimization) and SEO (Search Engine Optimization).  Call me if you have any questions and need help getting set up.

I am here to help you increase your business.  You can reach me at 817-527-1181 or zach.sams@fnf.com

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It is a pretty busy week for just 4 days.  We had the first of 3 demos on the new Fidelity Agent 2.0 Software today.  Everybody really liked the new look of the interface and the new customizable features that the system has.

The first iPAD for Listing Agents class is this week.  Up until now all of the iPAD classes have been focused on working with buyers.

Also the Five Star Conference is going on this week and we are showing agents a great new system to working with short sales.  If you are actively working short sales, have in the past, or say you never will again then you should talk to me, because you are costin yourself to much time and money.

 

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