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How a 72-Year-Old Realtor Embraces Technology

April 21 2015

po 72yo realtor technologyAre your so-called selling tools behind the times? Afraid you're too old to jump on today's technological bandwagon? Even if you didn't grow up with a mouse in your hands, the technology to streamline your business is not out of reach. Just ask 72-year-old real estate agent Ed Robinson about his tips for Realtors®.

Ditch the filing cabinets. Go digital.

This Canadian agent has put together a simple mix of tips for Realtors, including devices and software to help you save a few trees – and a lot of time.

How does he do it?

  • An iPadCommand central.
  • Scanner ProTransform paper documents into digital files for storage and editing.
  • PDF ExpertDownload, view, edit, annotate, and sign paperwork electronically.
  • DropboxCloud-based storage, accessible by any device, agent, or client.

How does it work?

A buyer makes an offer. You scan it into a digital version, then fire it off to the listing agent. Done.

  1. You download MLS listings for a client, easily add notes in PDF Expert
  2. Saving it for future reference...
  3. Emailing it...
  4. Share it via Dropbox
  5. You get a deposit check, scan it onto your iPad, import it into a receipt template, then send a digital receipt

Intimidated? Don't be.

The technology is simply learned, as this elder agent's prowess shows. "Don't get with it," and you're "going to lose out eventually," he argues, when you're seen as inefficient by prospective clients who are adapted to today's instant-access online world.

The technology-toting benefits

  • A streamlined business
  • Time, meeting, and travel savings for all parties involved
  • Better service for both buyers and sellers
  • No more returned mail
  • No more, "I'll handle that when I get back to the office."

Do even more for your real estate business with the help of the above tips for Realtors. Add a little tech training and get "with it" now.

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