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Top Tech Services Every Realtor Must Have: Part 2

By Mike Wheatley | September 29, 2014

Part two of my breakdown of the top ten tech services that realtors can benefit from to run their businesses. Like the first five, all of these services are either free or extremely affordable, allowing realtors to run their real estate business on the road with efficiency while covering all the bases.



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6. - Voice to Text Conversion on the Fly

Several articles at this link show how to use to call in from your cell phone, use  voice, and:

  • Send email notes.
  • Send email and text messages to anyone else in your contact list.
  • Post Xpenser with expenses as they happen.
  • Add tasks to RTM, Remember the Milk.
  • Add calendar events and meetings to Google Calendar.
  • Add notes to Evernote.
  • Only $39.50/year for unlimited messages.

7. Thunderbird - Gmail Backups + Transaction Email Archives & Printing

Articles at this link show you how to use Thunderbird and IMAP to back up all of your Gmail onto your hard drive. But, even better, you can create "search folders" that will gather all emails related to a transaction into one folder. You can then create a PDF of all of the email after the transaction closes.


Thunderbird is free software.

8. Sugarsync - Easiest Backup + File Sharing Across Computers & With Clients

The articles at this link show you how to use the Sugarsync service to backup up folders and files on your hard drive as you work in them. But, there's a lot more as well. You can share folders & files securely with clients, so large transaction files can be downloaded by clients. Still more, you can access your files on any computer, including the iPad with the Sugarsync app.

For $50/year, most people will have all of the storage they need.

9. Picasa - Photo Management & Geo-tagging

The articles at this link show you how to use Google's free Picasa photo service to build online photo albums, and even geotag them for mapping. I like it better than Flickr, and it's free and easy to use, with automatic syncing of photos from your hard drive.


10. YouTube for Website Video

Articles at this link give you information about the importance of Internet video, the massive audience, and how to use it on your real estate website. I give you some tips about cameras, and how to use this free service to make your website the place to go for prospects who want to see video of your service area.

Mike Wheatley is the senior editor at Realty Biz News. Got a real estate related news article you wish to share, contact Mike at [email protected].
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