Have an iPad? Want an iPad? Your Listing Presentations, Only Better (and Beyond)

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Real Estate Agent with Adobe EchoSign

Using an iPad makes so much sense. It allows you to provide a compelling experience to your clients, connecting them in a rich and meaningful way to you and the homes they want. 

 

Even Sephora (the make-up and beauty chain) is introducing iPads in their stores, making it easier for customers to connect with their products. By connecting your clients directly to what you offer, you are closing the gap between the start of a conversation and a closing on a new home.

 

Here’s how an iPad can help you close more business and be more efficient:

 

-- Photos will appear more vivid and crisp

-- More compelling presentations with charts and graphs that are more impactful

-- Save money and decrease waste by avoiding print and its’ costs

 

iPads are also easy to transport, and being equipped with one can make you appear more professional and organized.

 

Adobe EchoSign for iPad

 

For us at EchoSign, our iPad app (available on the iTunes store) delivers these key benefits:

 

-- Send documents for signature from your document library or other sources

-- In-person signing from the app to present a document for face-to-face signing

-- Check status and audit trail of any document

-- Countersign and more without ever having to go to echosign.com

-- Push signed contracts into a contact database (CRM)

 

Are you using an iPad in your listing presentations or in other ways? If so, how are you using it and what do you like about it?

 

Adobe EchoSign

Beth Bourg is a Marketing Manager at Adobe EchoSign, focusing on the Real Estate industry and other vertical markets. With over 4 million users, EchoSign is the leading eSignature provider, delivering efficiency and security to the signing process for all types of contracts and documents. Real estate and related organizations such as Atlantic Realty, Ashoka Lion, PayYourRent.com, Realty Inspection Services of Dallas Fort Worth, Rockies Rentals, Stan White Realty & Construction, VacationRentalPros use EchoSign to streamline and accelerate the signing process and improve customer satisfaction. Try it for free today.

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Bob Caldwell
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I love my iPad; I had the iPad 2 but uparaded to tr nee iPad and thr dispute is amazing, perfect interactive display for clients. The 4G is good too if you briefly need a broadband-sizes download and have no other options. You're always connected,
Apr 17, 2012 12:34 AM #1
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Norma J. Elkins
Elite Realty Group - Morristown, TN
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I just got my IPad recently and is still learning a whole lot about it but really like it - thanks for sharing such good information.
Apr 17, 2012 03:10 AM #2
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Fernando Herboso - Broker for Maxus Realty Group
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I wish you would  post a video to compare it to docusign. . I'm getting ipads for all my buyer agents this year and I want them in the field writing contracts all day long. .but I need something simple and quick

Docusign is my choce so far becuase . .tey are really the only ones out there.

Maybe not. .

Apr 17, 2012 03:36 AM #3
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Ed & Tracy Oliva
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Adobe: I do have a IPad,you are right its great and a great tool for a listing aid,good luck with your business and 2012.  E

Apr 17, 2012 04:33 AM #4
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Cheryl Ritchie
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I am with Fernando above. I am unclear how it compares to Docusign to understand what strengths you offer.
Apr 17, 2012 04:40 AM #5
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Cindy Edwards
RE/MAX Checkmate - Johnson City, TN
CRS, GRI, PMN - Northeast Tennessee - 423-677-6677

I do have an iPad and just recently downloaded my listing presentation on it.  I am excited to start using it more for business.

Apr 17, 2012 04:54 AM #6
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Angelica Blatt
Teles Properties - Monterey, CA
Selling the Monterey Peninsula over 15 years!

Still thinking about using the IPAD for listings. I actually had one and returned it. I bought a MacAir which I love.

Apr 17, 2012 05:29 AM #7
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Hi Beth, 

I did get the Echosign free trial and app, but haven't found it userfriendly. I'm now trying PDF Expert to see if it is any easier. 

Apr 17, 2012 07:52 AM #8
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Anthony Daniels
Coldwell Banker - San Francisco, CA
SF Bay Area REO Specialist

So many new gadgets, to take up our virtual time and money.

Good post, thanks for sharing it.

Apr 17, 2012 07:54 AM #9
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Bill Gillhespy
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Does AR provide a space where we can compare products such as the various gadgets, etc ?   Seems like it would be very helpful.

Apr 17, 2012 11:03 AM #10
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Ann Nguyen
Dickson Realty - Truckee, CA
Lake Tahoe Truckee Homes For Sale
I love my iPad but still learn how to optimize its use for real estate. I have been using docusign and love it so far.
Apr 17, 2012 12:28 PM #11
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Christina Hood
The DOMUS Group | 01820455 - Redlands, CA
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Beth, sounds like there should be an iPad in my future!  Thanks for letting us know what Sephora is doing with the iPad.  Seems that it is now a staple in the lives of many Americans.

Apr 17, 2012 02:41 PM #12
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Just used mine for the first time yesterday - was awesome

Apr 17, 2012 06:52 PM #13
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Ellie McIntire
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My listing presentation looks so much better when I use my i-pad. I have not fully embraced having clients sign contracts on it yet though.

Apr 17, 2012 07:00 PM #14
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Joni Staples
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services - Anderson Properties - Huntsville, TX
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I love my iPad, and EchoSign, but have not used them togerther YET. I'm sure the day is coming!!

Apr 17, 2012 08:44 PM #15
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Amy Jones Group
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Ok...I've bookmarked this page so I can try EchoSign on my brand new IPad.  Why didn't I just download the Ap?  Because my husband is borrowing my IPad while out of town.  Everyone loves it!

Apr 17, 2012 09:42 PM #16
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Margaret Woda
Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc. - Crofton, MD
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Just ducked out of RainCamp a moment to look for you on Activerain.  Downloading EchoSign on my iPad at this very moment.

Apr 19, 2012 11:21 AM #17
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Rocky Tkacz
Keller Williams Elite Peninsula - Newport News, VA

I am getting an ipad soon to put it to the test and will let you know how it goes. I right now my office uses docusign I will ask my broker about it.

Aug 07, 2012 06:44 AM #18
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Dee Cain
Owings Mills, MD
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Although I haven't used my iPad for listings yet, I use it a lot when I am out doing other things to respond to leads, as well as with my buyers when we are looking at house.  No more printing out listings to take with...easy to also look up comps when we are in a house.

Aug 07, 2012 05:00 PM #19
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Melissa Zavala
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I just took my ipad 2 to a conference and loved taking notes on it! Awesome!

Aug 07, 2012 06:01 PM #20
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