Which Mobile Device or Application Allows You to Remain on the Go?

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communication everywhereYou're in real estate. Communication is essential.

How did we ever get anything done 15, 20, 25 years ago? Today you are expected to communicate at a moments notice. It's not always via a voice conversation over the phone (and yes, your cell phone will still do actual voice calls) . Our clients expect us to respond via email, text, Facebook, Twitter, Facetime (or whatever the communication du jour happens to be) and they don't care that we are currently not sitting at the desk in our office. In fact, in our industry that is the norm.

And what about delivering documents, information about listings, video tours, and a million other things that your clients might need at the drop of a hat?

DocuSign and ActiveRain realize that the world is going Mobile and real estate is no exception.

This month's ActiveRain and DocuSign challenge focuses on how you use mobile devices in your business.

By now, most of us have, at the very least, a clear grasp on what we need when we are on the go. Some of us are more adept to the rapid evolution of the mobile world than others. But at some level, we've all had to change. How are you adapting to this ever changing world? How are you using mobile devices to make your business more efficient and more effective?

We'd love for you to share with us some of the ways that your mobile device has made your business better.

We'd love for you to share some of the ways you are adapting to the changing expectations of your customers as it relates to the way you communicate, how you deliver information, and how you keep up with the constant demands on your time.

Are you texting with clients more than ever? Are you using Facebook and Twitter from your phone to keep up with people and market your business? Do the leads that hit your website automatically generate a text to your cell phone allowing you to respond in mere minutes instead of hours or days? Maybe you've completely forsaken your computer and replaced it with an iPad.

The Challenge:

Write a post sharing with us how you're taking advantage of the mobile revolution, what devices you are using, and which tools help you be most successful on your mobile device.

Posts can be done either via a written blog post, or via a video blog (vlog). All written submissions will be given 2,000 ActiveRain points and must be at least 300 words (I'm not counting, but don't mail it in). All video blogs will be given 3,000 points and must be at least 2 minutes.

Once you have written your post, leave a link to your post in the comment section of this post to submit your post for consideration. Posts must be submitted by June 29th at 11:59pm Pacific Time in order to qualify for points.

We will select five participants at random from all of the entries. Each winner will receive an additional 1,000 ActiveRain points.

 

The Real Challenge: Win Cash

Engage DocuSign on Twitter for a chance to win one of 5 $50 gift cards

We'd like you to connect with DocuSign outside of ActiveRain. Many of you have become familiar with their challenges and posts here on ActiveRain, but they're sharing great things on Twitter and Facebook as well.

We'd like you to follow DocuSign on Twitter, then tweet your submission to them using the hashtag #MobileDS. You can use the ActiveRain short URL for your post to make it real easy.

The Tweets that have the most retweets will win the $50 gift card. If there is a tie, we will randomly select from the tied tweeters (is that how you say that?) to determine who wins the $50 gift card.

 We selected the $50 winners randomly as there was no one that had their posts retweeted. Oh well, we'll get better next time!

 

 

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Rainmaker
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Gene Riemenschneider
Turning Houses into Homes
Home Point Real Estate

I had planned to do this with video but could not get all the props together.  Any way here is what my Smart Phone has done for me:

http://actvra.in/Dcn

June 29, 2012 11:46 AM
Rainer
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Laura Murray
Search Montgomery Co., MD for homes www.MDRealEstateOnline.com
Weichert

I love my GPS and here is why -  

http://activerain.com/blogsview/3359621/why-i-love-my-gps

 

 

June 29, 2012 10:43 PM
Rainmaker
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Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - Westchester hardwood flooring
Floor Coverings International Westchester NY & Stamford CT
June 29, 2012 05:55 PM
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Judi K Barrett
Broker/Owner, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDAB
Judi Barrett~Integrity Real Estate Services~Idabel, Oklahoma
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Karen Crowson
Livermore Wine Country Homes
Alain Pinel Realtors, Pleasanton, CA
Rainmaker
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Elva Branson-Lee
CDPE - Atlanta Real Estate & Short Sale Agent
Solid Source Realty GA

Okay, gang, I bit the bullet and shot my post. 

Here it is:

http://activerain.com/blogsview/3359644/passed-by-the-mobile-revolution

June 29, 2012 06:35 PM
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Cindy Jones
Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News
Integrity Real Estate Group
Rainer
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Dylan Taft
Ulster County Area Consultant
Dylan Taft Broker/Owner Taft Street Realty, Inc.
Rainer
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Laura Murray
Search Montgomery Co., MD for homes www.MDRealEstateOnline.com
Weichert

OK clearly points mean alot to me to make this public.  My first youtube video and Activerain video

http://activerain.com/blogsview/3359685/my-first-video-blog-favorite-mobile-devices

June 29, 2012 09:58 PM
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Bob Crane
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663
Woodland Management Service

here is my first ever video blog for this great contest, thanks for hosting it, what a challenge to post a video and get that much info into such a small length of time.

http://activerain.com/blogsview/3359768/my-mini-tablet-and-phone-combo-that-allows-me-to-remain-on-the-go-

June 29, 2012 11:43 PM
Rainmaker
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Evelyn Kennedy
Alameda, Real Estate, Alameda, CA
Gallagher & Lindsey, Alameda, California

Here is my submission.  Unfortunately, I forgot to drop off my url here, but I finished my post last night at around 11pm.  Hope that doesn't disqualify me.  Thanks.

http://actvra.in/Ddc

June 30, 2012 09:30 AM
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Patricia Kennedy
For Your Home in the Capital
Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.

I wrote this last ight on my I-Pad and just got my Internet back so here's the link:

Help! Power outage!

June 30, 2012 05:43 PM
Rainmaker
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Sharon Alters
Your Fleming Island Relocation Agents.
Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty

Thought I had submitted the link the day I wrote this on 6/20 - hope you are merciful on a holiday weekend :)

My Newest Favorite App

Sharon

June 30, 2012 06:49 PM
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Tammie White
TW Realty Group, Franklin TN, South of Nashville
Benchmark Realty, LLC (615) 495-0752 or www.TWRealtyGroup.net

Sorry forgot to add my link which was posted on 6/11. Do I still get the points?

The Mobile Device I Couldn't Live Without: My iPad2

July 01, 2012 12:00 AM
Rainmaker
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Cheryl Ritchie
Southern Maryland 301-980-7566
RE/MAX Leading Edge www.GoldenResults.com
Here is the after deadline follow up to my entry above....this once includes video! http://actvra.in/DgW I have tackled iMovie on the iPad while utilizing the NEW HDHat super wide angle lens!
July 01, 2012 12:26 PM
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Bob Crane
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663
Woodland Management Service

any idea when the results and points will be awarded?

July 05, 2012 03:10 PM
Rainer
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Dylan Taft
Ulster County Area Consultant
Dylan Taft Broker/Owner Taft Street Realty, Inc.

results and points?

July 08, 2012 05:17 AM
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Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi & Corinna Birgit Cromartie
Palm Harbor & Dunedin FL Residential Real Estate
Charles Rutenberg Realty

stopping by to check on those results and points and am pleased to see how many people participated in this one!!! You WILL be busy checking all of these entries AND doing the 7000 points one, Bob. Thanks again for the contests!

July 08, 2012 12:36 PM
Staff
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Bob Stewart
Community Evangelist
ActiveRain

Points for this challenge have been awarded. If I missed your video blog and you only got 2000 instead of 3000 points please email me at bob@activerain.com and let me know. I tried to check them all to make sure I got the video ones but I may have missed a few.

Doing prizes in the next few days.

July 11, 2012 03:43 PM
Staff
439,189
Bob Stewart
Community Evangelist
ActiveRain

So we have 5 folks that were randomly selected to win a $50 gift card from DocuSign.....Drumroll please........

Laura Murray tells us why she loves her GPS.

Al and Peggy Cunningham couldn't leave home without their smartphones.

Sheila Anderson needs her compact computer with her at all times.....but she is more of a people person.

Evelyn Kennedy uses more apps in her sleep than I use in a whole month.

Andrea Bedard is signing documents on the go with her iPad.......nothing can keep her tied to that desk!


Thank you to everyone for participating! Lots of great ideas of things agents are using to make their business more efficient. I hope everyone gets a chance to go back and read some of the posts from your peers to pick up some ideas that can make you more efficient on the go!

July 24, 2012 12:38 PM
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