Two Moble Apps That Are Helpful To My Business

Mortgage and Lending with George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages Connecticut NMLS #65149

As a Loan Originator I have a number of occasion that I have to either send documents to my Borrowers or print documents that Borrowers send to me.  Most of the time I am near one of my offices, and I can send or print documents from there.  But there are times that I am not close, or the documents that I need to print or send cannot wait for me to get back to the office, and I have to do it from on the road.  That is when these two Moble Apps that I have downloaded on my iPhone have been very helpful to my business.

The first is CamScanner, and it is a free app. CamScanner turns my iPhone into a portable scanner which allows me to take a picture of the document(s), auto-crop the image, enhance the quality of the image, and save the image as a PDF file.  Once that is done it then allows me to automatically attach the PDF file to an e-mail and send it to my Borrower.

If I am on the receiving end of a document that I need to print on the road, the Printer Pro App on my iPhone allows me to print to any printer with wireless capability, which most of the newer printers have today.  Printer Pro cannot print e-mails but it allows me to print any attachment attached to an e-mail.  Printer Pro also allows me to print webpages, pictures, and even the contacts on my iPhone.  Printer Pro is not a free App, but it only cost $6.99.

I find myself using CamScanner a little more than Printer Pro, but both have been a life saver on more than one occasion.  There are times that I am on the road and have to get a document to my Underwriter ASAP, and CamScanner allows me to do that.  Getting a document quickly to an Underwriter can some times be the difference between getting commitment on a loan on time or not.  It is amazing how often Borrowers wait until the last minute to get a document to us that we need to approve the loan.

I am not a Techie, but with CamScanner and Printer Pro I don't have to be, because they are both extremely easy to install and use.  If you don't already have these Apps or others like them on your smart phone, I would highly suggest that you do so.  You will be surprised how often you will find yourself using them once you have them.



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George Souto is a Loan Officer who can assist you with all your FHA, CHFA, and Conventional mortgage needs in Connecticut. George resides in Middlesex County which includes Middletown, Middlefield, Durham, Cromwell, Portland, Higganum, Haddam, East Haddam, Chester, Deep River, and Essex. George can be contacted at (860) 573-1308


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Ginny Gorman
Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond
Phillips Post Road Realty ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate

Interesting George...i use Genius Scan for doing a similar thing to Camscanner and wowed my clients lender...arent' these apps the best!

June 14, 2012 07:32 PM
Nick T Pappas
Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource
Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, Huntsville AL
George, those are pretty cool apps. I've been considering something similar...thanks for the heads up...I'll check these apps out.
June 14, 2012 07:42 PM
Mark Loewenberg
PA 561-214-0370
Keller Williams of the Palm Beaches

great thoughts on the apps! am checking to see if the cam scanner works with my ipad 3 too!

June 14, 2012 07:43 PM
Cheryl Ritchie
Southern Maryland 301-980-7566
RE/MAX Leading Edge
One of my print apps allows me to print on my older HP that does not have wireless capability.
June 14, 2012 08:03 PM
Joan Whitebook
Consumer Focused Real Estate Services
BHG The Masiello Group

Geoge ~ 2 "can't live without" apps.  Thanks for the heads up!

June 14, 2012 08:23 PM
Garry Edwards
GRI, CDPE, e-Pro
Exit Realty Lucky Associates

George I also use CamScanner but on my Adroid phone. For printing I use PrinterShare. These types of apps really help us and our clients!

June 14, 2012 08:29 PM
Gail Robinson
REALTOR, GRI, e-PRO, Fairfield County, CT
William Raveis Real Estate

George - First of all, thank you for writing about iPhone apps.  I love to learn about them from people I trust.  Second, I paid $7 for a scanner app.  Where were you a month ago!

June 14, 2012 08:35 PM
Bob & Leilani Souza
Placer County, CA: Foreclosures, Auctions, Rentals
Souza Realty - Roseville, Rocklin, Lincoln, Loomis, Granite Bay, Penryn, Newcastle, Auburn, Meadow Vista (California)

George, like Garry in comment #7, I also use CamScanner on my Droid. It is one of my FAVORITE apps because it's so handy and easy to use...and CamScanner is what I had intended on blogging about for this contest, too! :)


June 15, 2012 12:15 AM
Pacita Dimacali
Alameda/Contra Costa Counties CA
Alain Pinel


Good info to have, and good apps to check out. I haven't seen these, but I like their functionality. Thanks for sharing.

June 15, 2012 08:45 AM
Amanda and Jared Christiansen, YOUR Fort Wayne Realtors
Century 21 Bradley.
Century 21 Bradley (260)704-0843

Good stuff George.  Just one more article that tells me I am behind on the times!  :)  Thanks for sharing these tips with us. 

June 15, 2012 09:24 AM
Bud & Beth McKinney
Cary/Raleigh/Apex NC - The Team That Cares, RE/MAX United

CamScanner looks like a really great app. I had not heard of these before, thanks for sharing your knowledge! I'm sure they are extremely useful.

June 16, 2012 07:13 AM
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - Westchester hardwood flooring
Floor Coverings International Westchester NY & Stamford CT

George - I am always so impressed with how tech savvy you are.  These sound like some great apps, so I will bear this in mind...for when I get my smart phone - that's how untech savvy I am.

June 17, 2012 03:03 AM
Patricia Kennedy
For Your Home in the Capital
Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.

Hey, George, I included this post in Last Week's Favorites.  Have a great week.

June 17, 2012 06:33 AM
Susan Emo
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage

Came over from Last Week's Favorites.   Just downloaded the CamSanner and I thank you!!

June 17, 2012 09:19 AM
Eric Michael
Metro Detroit Real Estate Professional 734.564.1519
Remerica Integrity, Realtors®, Northville, MI

George, as soon as I read the part about CamScanner, I went to download it. Turns out that I already had it, just haven't used it yet.

June 17, 2012 02:20 PM
Emily Medvec
Realtor, Santa Fe NM |CNE CRS RSPS | 505-660-4541
Keller Williams Santa Fe

George, I missed this gem. Thanks to Patricia's road map of Favorites I learned two new things. At the moment, I am discovering there are more and more apps everyday and less time to even discover them if it was not for other Activerain folks telling their story. Thank you!

June 17, 2012 03:11 PM
Richard & Beth Witt
Broker/Owner RE/MAX Wittney Estates Long Island NY
RE/MAX Wittney Estates 516-795-6900

Hi George... thanks to Pat I found your post... I'll be getting these apps right away... Thanks a bunch


June 17, 2012 05:23 PM
Susan Neal
Fair Oaks CA & Sacramento Area Real Estate Broker
RE/MAX Gold, Fair Oaks

Hi George - Those both sound great.  I think I would use camscanner more too.  Thanks for sharing.

June 17, 2012 07:40 PM
Praful Thakkar
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
Keller Williams Realty

George, I love CamScanner. It's good on tablet as well as smart phones.

Never used Printer Pro - as I am always 'connected' but soon may need it.

Thanks for sharing your 'business secrets'

June 17, 2012 09:47 PM
Marisa & Demarco Fletcher
The Hunter Group
Remax Kings Realty

I love Genius Scan, which is very similar. Haven't tried a printer app though, so I'll be trying Printer Pro out! Thanks. ~Marisa

June 28, 2012 04:04 PM
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