April 4 2018
5 Automation Tools for Real Estate Agents
Looking to be more efficient with your time this year?
Put tasks on autopilot with these five time-saving tech tools.
Zapier can be used to sync and automate almost anything you can think of by creating “zaps.” For real estate agents, useful zaps might include “every time I post to Instagram with the hashtag #realtor, automatically post to Facebook” or “receive a Slack notification when a new file is added to Dropbox.”
Mailchimp offers more than just email marketing. They have a variety of free automation products, such as embeddable sign-up forms to capture email addresses on your site and the ability to create drip campaigns for online lead generating. It’s all for free, or a low monthly cost.
- Facebook Scheduling
Batch schedule Facebook posts within the Facebook business page to save time. Posts created in Facebook are more likely to be shown on the newsfeed than posts created in third-party apps like Hootsuite or Buffer.
- Google Home
While technology has in many ways made our lives better, there’s no denying that it’s also a huge distraction in our lives. Google Home, Alexa or similar voice assistants allow you to put your phone down and use your voice to receive information such as your upcoming appointments, contact information, distance to drive to locations or email and text history. If you want to get really fancy, you can use Zapier to create Google Home voice commands for nearly anything.
Calendly is an automated scheduling application you can embed on your website. Appointments can be booked by the client and linked to your calendar. It’s half the work of a personal assistant, already done for you. Some of our members are even using it as a lead generating tool, with the option for prospects to book a listing appointment right from your website. A pretty compelling value proposition for only $8/month!
It’s a beautiful life, make it count!