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6 Must Have Useful Tech Tools Every Real Estate Should Have

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Technology has made our lives easier, and the same applies to the lives of realtors. There are a plethora of tech tools for real estate agents that convert any hours-eating job into a matter of minutes.

But, as mentioned, there are hundreds of tools, and selecting the right one can be confusing. No matter what, here are the six tech tools that every real estate agent MUST HAVE.

 

Canva - DIY property shots like a pro

A picture could be worth thousands of dollars when used with property listings. You don’t need to be a graphic design pro for creating HD photographs.

Canva is here!

Canva is an easy-to-use and free online image designing tool. You can create amazing marketing collateral, posters, social media posts, invitations, and real estate flyers using Canva’s drag and drop interface. 

It offers countless options for graphics, fonts, photographs, and effects to help you create professional real estate images. It allows editing your own photographs to make sure your property shots are impressive and will not end up in the bin. 

 

Mailchimp - email marketing made easy

Personalisation and segmentation are two things that differentiate GOOD and BAD email marketing strategies.

Segmenting your emails increases the click rate by 49%, while subject lines with the recipient name result in 22% more chance of the email being opened.

MailChimp is a simple email marketing tool that helps compose appealing real estate emails and newsletters without an expert developer or designer. 

Simply select an email list to send to, choose the sender and an email template (you can even create your own template), customise the content and hit the send button. 

You can retarget your website visitors and send automated emails to leads and customers using this marketing automation platform. 

 

Evernote - stay organised 

Saving and organising loads of notes, files and documents may be troublesome.  You can do all this on Evernote easily and quickly.

This valuable business tool allows you to automate saving information, be it on your mobile phone or a computer with internet access. You can easily search your document whenever you need it and share it with clients or share it selectively with your business contacts.

Everything, from PDF files to text in images, is searchable on Evernote. So, using this tool provides an easy and efficient way to store information and locate it later.

 

Contactually - an intelligent CRM

Now, you can easily manage your contacts with Contactually. You can synchronise your phone, email, and your communication history with one click.

Contactually allows you to organise your old contacts and hot prospects into Buckets easily and then set how often you’d like to contact them. Simply add contacts to buckets and Contactually will automatically tell you when to email them.

This easy-to-use CRM tool sets up market-proven content to your automotive, personal messages to ensure valuable interaction with your clients. 

 

DocuSign- digital signature service

DocuSign is an electronic signature service that makes it so easy to sign your business documents and send them. All your documents are stored and managed in the cloud, which is important in the ever-changing property management industry. It means you can sign any desired document anytime, from anywhere and on any device.

It reduces paperwork. It reduces the likelihood of illegible handwriting and missed signatures.

Draw your signature once, and DocuSign will remember it. You can even fill out the required fields and then export the documents in the form of PDFs. 

 

Google suite - your office in the cloud

Google Suite offers much more than access to basic Google’s online tools.

Google Suite features Gmail, Google Drive for online storage, Google Sheets, Google Docs, Google Keep for notes and checklists, Hangouts for video conference, and Google Slides for presentations. So, you can streamline your business processes using this fully-featured office in the cloud.

The tool comes with a plethora of benefits like flexibility and collaboration, improved security, easy access from anywhere anytime, better data backup and recovery options.

In addition to these tools, Bricks+Agent’s is another game-changing software for property management. It serves as a reliable platform to connect property managers, tenants, landlords, and all other trade professionals.

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Rafael Niesten

Written by Rafael Niesten

In his early 20s, Perth local Rafael Niesten, won a scholarship to study in Canada, with that came the opportunity to volunteer at a local radio station. That spawned his entrepreneurial streak, returning to Perth in 2001 he set up community radio Groove FM. More by luck than design, they became successful, too successful as they took a significant chunk of the Perth Market. This sent up the red flag with his commercial competitors who saw to it that he came before the Australian Broadcasting Authority and on technicalities such as the number of volunteers he was forced to move on. He received the citizen of the year award for Western Australia (youth) and was a finalist in the Australian of the year awards (Youth). Falling on his sword he turned to running small and large scale events, all the while buying, renovating and selling properties. Buying and selling land and renovated houses provided a grounding in the property industry. In 2006 he moved to Sydney lured by the offer of free rent for 10 months in a friend’s apartment. He founded a cloud based medical grade voice recognition company, followed by co founding the first true cloud application for private practice in the health sector. He successfully exited these ventures at the end of 2016 and began building Bricks+Agent.