Over the years Greg has accumulated many legal pad lists full of free and low-cost tools and resources for agents, and today he’s opening those legal pads and sharing the goodness with the rest of us.
First we tackled a question from the Scripts & Objections Facebook Group on how to handle a potential listing who wants to wait till they make improvements before listing. Greg explained how he would follow up and offer value with resources like his Good Guy List, pop-by’s, check-ins, offering to meet up with vendors he recommended to introduce them in person, etc.
The first set of tools and resources are for local market and neighborhood stats that will help you stay informed on your target areas.
Next we talk about how to use Zillow to find market information, and https://www.padmapper.com/ and https://www.rentometer.com/ to look for rental information. This is great for a seller client who’s looking to rent after their sale.
If you work with clients where English is not their primary language, https://en.duolingo.com/ is a great free language learning tool that makes learning fun through gamification. You can also use Word Lens (just bought by Google) to use your smartphone to translate the printed word from one language to another in real time. Check it out at: http://questvisual.com/.
Next Greg dips into some general tech tools and interesting resources, such as LTE-U, which may allow you to use free WiFi from the unlicensed spectrum of existing LTE networks. Visit: https://www.qualcomm.com/invention/technologies/lte/unlicensed to learn more about LTE-U. Updater.com http://www.updater.com/ is a free time-saving app that helps you manage your moving process including updating contacts and contacting utility companies. If you want to find someone in your database who’s contact info is outdated, use PeopleFinders.com to perform a skiptrace - http://www.peoplefinders.com/.
We finish up by sharing some more real estate resources:
AM Open House: http://www.amopenhouse.com/home/Jeff Cohn’s favorite resources including Altek World for Craigslist Posting: http://jeffsfavoritetools.com/The Personal Marketing Company - 5-Year Postcard Follow Up for Seller Clients: https://www.tpmco.com/(S(asjadsxlhljabooxwvj24bu5))/default.aspxAmazingClubs.com: Item-of-the-Month clubs perfect for closing gifts and pop-by ideas for past clients and sphere - http://www.amazingclubs.com/PopByIdeas.com: Drop-off item ideas with scripts and taglines to go with them - http://www.popbyideas.com/Word of Mouth: Tips and tricks to keep you top of mind and generate word of mouth with your sphere of influence - http://wordofmouth.org/
Now that you’re armed with some great resources, apps and tools, go out and start using them to build your business and make your life easier!