Video can be a real estate agent's most influential tool, especially when dealing with out-of-the-area home-buyers. These potential clients usually like to find out as much about a property as possible before they ever set foot on it. The reason for this is that travel is expensive and time-consuming, and they don't want to waste all their time looking at properties they aren't interested in. Especially if the potential client is an investor who looks at hundreds or even thousands of listings daily and simply doesn't have time to travel to each and every one of them.
And yet, a good deal is a good deal. An investor will be more apt to examine a listing more closely if it looks like a deal to him. He may even take the time to watch a video, and this is where you can hook them. A short video, packed with information, and displaying all the positive aspects of the property can be just enough to grab their attention so they want to see more about the property.
Your video should start out showing the front of the property if possible. A narrator- you, or a female speaker if possible, should begin speaking about the property. Use the video to demonstrate the positive aspects of the property and highlight any natural amenities such as streams, ponds, fields or even man-made amenities such as fountains, swimming pools, Gazebos, etc.
Keep your video short- no more than 2-3 minutes if you can help it. Remember these investors have many other listings to look through and won't hesitate to skip over yours if the video seems too long or bores them. But if you can convince them that this is a good deal in such a short video, you are well on your way to success.
The real state agent that has decided to go paperless has the entire real estate world at their fingertips. There is no need to have an office anymore; the open road is all you need. If you wish to have an office to keep up appearances, that’s fine, but the necessity is no longer there. The need for big bulky file cabinets is no longer there because the cloud gives you everything you need to fulfill your storage needs. The need for a large desktop computer is no longer needed; practically all aspects of real estate transactions can be performed directly from a laptop or tablet.
Need to print documents? No problem, they can be printed directly from your tablet or smartphone using cloud printing software such as Google Cloud Print. If your client lives far away and you need them to sign documents- no problem, send it to them through a cloud service like Dropbox or Google Drive and have them sign it using Docusign. Docusign can be used to legally sign documents.
If you need to collaborate over documents with your clients, it's simple. You can have them drive to your office or home and sit down and talk with them. Or you can get on a cloud service such as Dropbox or Google Drive, chat with them and both of you can revise the document simultaneously.
- You can create and maintain websites and listings from your home computer, laptop or mobile device.
- You can make or answer phone calls from your cell phone.
- You can create video chats to speak with clients over your home computer, laptop or mobile device.
- You can create and maintain social media accounts such as Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn from your home computer, laptop or mobile device.
- You can create videos of properties and post them online so clients can see the property before they actually visit it.
- You can create, print and legally sign documents using cloud services.
- You can share documents and photos using cloud file-sharing services.
- You can store all your documents in the cloud for easy accessibility at any time, anywhere.
- You can work remotely, without any centralized office location.
Going paperless obviously has many advantages. But when you store all these files in the cloud, wouldn't it be great to know that they were being automatically backed up to a backup cloud account? Just in case data loss was to occur, or perhaps you or a coworker accidentally delete some files or even if a hacker gets into your account and deletes files just for fun. This is where cloudHQ
comes in. This leading cloud backup service provides a secure backup of whatever files or documents you wish to backup. It also runs in the background so while you are working, it doesn't interrupt you as it performs the backups. All backups are instantaneous so you never have to worry about losing any data- there are no daily, weekly or monthly backups, everything is replicated as it is created. If you add a file to the cloud it is instantly replicated. If you make revisions to a document in the cloud, it is instantly replicated. This gives you protection of all your files and documents no matter what happens.
What if your main cloud account goes offline for maintenance or other issues? Simple, you just switch to the backup cloud account and continue working uninterrupted. As soon as your main cloud service comes back online, the two accounts will sync and everything will be back to normal with no interruptions to your work. CloudHQ offers a free trial
so real estate agents can see the benefits of having complete security and ease-of-mind without paying anything for 15 days. Going paperless brings you the benefits to save you time and money while cloudHQ gives you cloud protection and security.