The Ambiance Realty Blog

Using the Right Technology for Your Realty Business

7.05.2014
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Everyone is touting “electronic offices” and “downloadable apps” and so forth and so on to help propel your realty business forward. You may embrace the electronic revolution, or you might feel like shaking your fist at the whole thing and telling it to get off your lawn. But many real estate agents aren’t really sure what apps, software and even platforms to use to help increase sales and client engagement. There are literally thousands of them out there, from individual apps to mobile devices to full-fledged PCs. Which ones are must-haves? Here’s a handy-dandy list […]

Open Home Pro: Making Your iPad Do the Work For You

7.05.2014
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If you spend a lot of time, well, just about anywhere, you’re going to see people of all walks of life intently poring over (and poking at) the screens of their iPad tablets. Sure, some of them are posting pictures of cats on the Internet, but a lot of them are getting work done – and a lot of it. As a busy realtor, you might have an iPad that you’d like to spend more time using for making money and less time for watching Netflix. Here’s an app that will make you glad you bought the iPad […]

Drowning in Paperwork? Here’s Your Free Life Preserver

7.05.2014
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Everyone needs some method of organizing their paperwork. Unless you’re determinedly old-school and insist on keeping file cabinets stuffed full of folders and dog-eared papers, you probably use some sort of electronic filing system. If you’re like a lot of realtors, your system is “ad hoc,” probably a few folders on your computer filled with documents that may or may not be in some sort of organized file structure. While larger and more formally structured offices have secretaries and such to handle your reams of paperwork, many realtors have to make do with their own organizational […]

Use your Phone or Tablet to Help Control your Walkthroughs

25.04.2014
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For the homeowner, one of the most stressful events of the selling process is the unaccompanied walkthrough – when prospective buyers stroll through your home, smirking over your taste in upholstery and checking your drip pans for sludge. You’ve prepared your home as best you can for the walkthroughs, packing up your stuff, repairing damages, even baking apple pies before the walkthrough to give your kitchen that warm, welcoming smell. But once they’re in your home while you’re still at work, there’s not much you can do to improve their experience and convince them that your property […]