Best of the Tech Helpline: Three Apps Guaranteed to Save You Time


 March 15, 2021
Tech Helpline

Agents are busy. Very busy. Ensuring you continue to remain productive is vital for closing transactions today and building new business tomorrow. You can increase your efficiency while still building future business if you get a little help. Several apps  can help you speed up or simplify some time-consuming tasks.

Felt: handwritten thank-you notes

Few things have a greater impact on making a great impression on a client or prospect than personally handwritten thank yous. They are well worth the effort, but they take time, right? Not if you have the Felt app. With Felt, you can create printed thank you notes that are then mailed to clients.

Felt offers a wide variety of designs to match the message you want to send. You write your personal message on your phone or tablet screen using your finger or a stylus. For even greater impact, Felt offers custom envelope designs. Its toolkit enables you to customize colors and fonts. Felt can even help you tighten up your writing.

Pocket: instantly save content

You need to stay informed about the real estate industry and keep tabs on your local market. You come across new stories and videos that pique your interests all the time as well as social posts that jar an idea you want to revisit later. But you are too busy closing transactions to take the time to stop, read, review and file everything that catches your eye.

Pocket lets you save anything you see online: articles, videos, Twitter posts. Then you can look at them offline on your own time without being distracted. It’s a great way to curate ideas that might help you craft a blog or social media post, an article for your client newsletter, or a personal email to clients who might enjoy seeing links to some of the content you discovered.

Downloading Pocket automatically synchronizes it to all your devices, allowing you to access the app and your saved content anywhere. Whenever you save an item to Pocket, it is added to your list. When you open the app, you’ll access either the Article View or Web View, depending on the content that you added.
 
Pocket also keeps track of your interests based on the content you save and then personalizes recommendations. You are also able to save online content just by adding the pocket extension to your web browser.

Calendly: Easy scheduling

If you don’t have an assistant or someone helping you manage your meetings, you can save a lot of time using a calendar-scheduling app to automate your schedule. With over 5 million monthly users, Calendly is a popular app that’s simple for anyone to use. With Calendly, you avoid the back-and-forth calls, emails or texts. It even has an option for teams.

Calendly is easy to set up, as it integrates the most popular web calendars, including Google, Outlook, Office 365 and iCloud, so you avoid double-booking. Calendly gives you control over how you set up your schedule, offering a plethora of features to customize your scheduling experience. Calendly features confirmation and reminder notifications, buffer time before or after events, scheduling notices, daily limits for meetings, and even time zone detection so your invitee’s time zone availability lines up with yours.

Calendly is excellent for teams, as it allows every team member to set up their schedule with different event types that are offered. Metrics provide insight into how well you manage your time and helps you keep track of your productivity. Calendly also can be embedded into your website and connects with other apps you own, such as GoToMeeting, Zoom and Google Analytics.

This article is from the Tech Helpline.

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