A new year is a time for new starts, fresh beginnings, and endless opportunities. Whether you’re looking to improve on a challenging year, or planning to keep up your current success, this is the time to make goals you can spend the next 365 days executing. One of the best places to start is at the heart of your business – your database. Make a plan to stay in touch on a consistent basis, and put systems in place that will help you achieve that goal. A great place to start is with the apps listed in this latest edition of Apps of the Month! These tools will not only help you get creative with your video walk through, but will help you tell a story rather than simply showing off a listing.
This amazing plug in and app for Gmail allows you to have CRM-like functions built right into Gmail. The app will assist you with managing your business emails right from your inbox and create separate pipelines for your personal emails to keep everything organized. In addition, you will be able to schedule emails, create templates and most interestingly, track your emails. One of the best functions of this app shows you when your email has been read, the number of views, and the device it has been viewed on. This is app will help you manage your emails and get organized, thus saving valuable time!
Video is one of the best types of content you should be creating as a Real Estate Professional. With that being said, it can be daunting to work with it if you’re not well versed with the abundance of video editing software out there. Luckily apps like Magisto give you the opportunity to give your property tours and videos a creative edge. Simply select video snippets or pictures and let this app do the work for you while it turns them into a beautiful story. The app will add music and effects to make it look like it’s been edited professionally.
Contacting our past database, and sphere of influence is one of the most important things you can do, and the sheer simplicity of Bond is what makes it such a delight to use. Simply download this app (a link will be sent to you via text if you click on the link above) and get started. The app will remind you of who you want to contact out of your database, and will allow you to determine how you want to contact them. It gives you three options: send your contacts a text message, contact them through Facebook or give them a phone call. You can then start putting people into these categories, and set reminders with each of them which can be one off dates or periodically. With the amount of work load Realtors have, this app serves as a fantastic tool to assist you with remembering who to contact.
Now that you have the tools you need, all you have to do is get started! These tools will save you time, which will give you a few extra minutes to yourself today. Use that time to reflect on your business, and think of some actionable, realistic goals you would like to achieve this year. Write them down, and post them in a highly visible place you will see each day this year. Remember, a new year is a new start, how will you make the most of it?