How The Dropbox App Saved My Day Today!

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Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams of the Palm Beaches BK3102116

rainy showing

We know that in real estate our days get shifted on the fly and today I was (uh) not fully prepared as we ran off to soccer for a game for one of our boys. Well in Florida it rains from time to time and although it was NOT expected it poured and the game was rained out after a half hour.

Well there I was 2 miles from a property I had promised a prospect I would preview for them in the afternoon.  So close yet so far away because my iPad with the address and showing details was sitting at my desk 25 minutes away.  

Well I woke up from my nightmare by remembering that I had the beloved Dropbox app on my phone too!  So open it up, get to the correct folder, open the 2 files I needed and back in business I was!

This tool saved my day so I could get my showing in early and my prospects loved seeing the house virtually even earlier!  A very good chance of them writing an offer up shortly too!

Thank you to my FREE Dropbox account!  Learn more here about how it can save your day too!

Oh and you can get your own free account (5 gig of free space) by clicking the logo below!

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Rainmaker
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Sonsie Conroy
Energetic, Knowledgeable Realtor
I list and sell everywhere in San Luis Obispo County

This has got to be one of the best, most useful apps to come along in years. I have two computers that I use regularly for business, plus my smart phone. I have Dropbox on all of them, and it has been a lifesaver. If I leave afile at home and need it at the office, it's there. I've set it up to automatically synch the specific work folders I use, so I don't even have to think about it. I wouldn't be without it.

September 22, 2012 08:31 PM
Rainer
201,475
Nan Jester
Realtor, Exit Real Estate Gallery
Exit Real Estate Gallery Jacksonville Beach, FL

Love Dropbox and Evernote.  Good thinking.

September 22, 2012 08:31 PM
Rainmaker
1,443,432
Laura Cerrano
Authentic Feng Shui Expert
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island

I love it when it all comes together like that! Happy for you!

September 22, 2012 08:33 PM
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1,432,760
Kathy Streib
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
Room Service Home Staging

Mark- I'm using it and love it. 

September 22, 2012 09:31 PM
Rainmaker
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Chuck Mixon
Cutler Bay Specialist, GRI, CDPE, BPOR
The Keyes Company

I can see how that can come in handy. Just completed that download  TY.

September 23, 2012 03:25 AM
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Fernando Herboso - Broker for Maxus Realty Group
301-246-0001 Serving Maryland, DC and Northern VA
Maxus Realty Group - Broker 301-246-0001

Great testimonial for DropBox. .I use it as well and it very helpful indeed. .you can do teh same with Evernote

September 23, 2012 04:39 AM
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Charita Cadenhead
Serving Jefferson and Shelby Counties (Alabama)
Keller Williams Realty
Mark I always forget about My Dropbox and iCloud accounts. If ever in a situation like yours, I hope I will have "Total Recall" or think quicly and access my Dropbox or iCloud accounts.
September 23, 2012 04:59 AM
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Amanda and Jared Christiansen, YOUR Fort Wayne Realtors
Century 21 Bradley.
Century 21 Bradley (260)704-0843

We absolutely LOVE Dropbox!  Nothing like going to a closing armed only with the ipad with our entire file on dropbox.  Great post and congrats on the feature!  

September 23, 2012 05:43 AM
Rainmaker
63,165
Michael Ford
Coldwell Banker Heritage Homes
I've been wanting to set up Dropbox is it easy to use?
September 23, 2012 05:49 AM
Rainer
180,855
Keith Lawrence
ABR, CDPE, SFR, 203K Specialist
RE/MAX Properties

This is a great tool for any business.  Photos are upload quickly.  If you take alot of video with your phone you might want to set the upload when WiFi is available.

September 23, 2012 06:15 AM
Rainmaker
585,214
Joy Daniels
Joy Daniels Real Estate Group, Ltd.

Definitely going to look into this tool.  I do not use it, but want to learn about it after your great post (they should pay you a referral fee!).  Thanks!!

September 23, 2012 06:33 AM
Rainmaker
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Leslie Prest
Owner, Assoc. Broker, Prest Realty, Payson,
Leslie Prest, Prest Realty, Sales and Rentals in Payson, AZ

We use it on office computers, home computers, and smartphones. I love it. It definately makes life much easier, sharing files and backing up things.

September 23, 2012 09:27 AM
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Erica Ramus
MRE, Schuylkill County PA Real Estate
Erica Ramus - Ramus Realty Group - Pottsville, PA

I love dropbox and use it daily.

September 23, 2012 11:27 AM
Rainmaker
313,510
Sandy Acevedo
RE/MAX Masters, Inland Empire Homes for Sale
951-290-8588

Dropbox is a great tool and it is a definitely must have tool for agents. Don't leave home without it!

September 23, 2012 12:38 PM
Rainmaker
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Mark Loewenberg
PA 561-214-0370
Keller Williams of the Palm Beaches

super easy to use, just like having a usb storage stick that is virtual so it is just a hard drive for you!

September 23, 2012 01:15 PM
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Gary Woltal
Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth
Keller Williams Realty

Mark, I learned of Dropbox a short while ago and I agree it can save you, and your story is the perfect illustration.

September 23, 2012 03:07 PM
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Evelyn Kennedy
Alameda, Real Estate, Alameda, CA
Gallagher & Lindsey, Alameda, California

Mark:

I have dropbox on my iPad and iPhone, but I never use it on my iPhone.  I love drop box, it is such a handy tool.

September 23, 2012 07:19 PM
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Mark Loewenberg
PA 561-214-0370
Keller Williams of the Palm Beaches

that was what got me was I almost forgot to use it on my phone! but there it was and so very glad too!

September 23, 2012 07:56 PM
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Chicago Real Estate
Goran Utvic
Goran Utvic | Chicagoland Brokers Inc, Chicago IL 60656

Great post Mark...i personally use Google Drive. It is very helpful when you can access your docs from anywhere

September 24, 2012 08:09 AM
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Mark Loewenberg
PA 561-214-0370
Keller Williams of the Palm Beaches

yes google drive is another and I think it offers 5gb free, that is a great main or back up plan too!

September 24, 2012 05:52 PM
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