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by Dianna Kawell

Which top apps and programs are "must-haves" for managing your real estate business? We recently heard from three Women's Council members about their "can't-live-without" technology tools. Here is what they shared with eConnect:

Shannon Buss, ABR, GREEN, GRI, PMN
Keller Williams Realty
Middletown, RI   
Shannon Bussquote-1 pngHoot Suite is a must-have for me to manage my social media networks and business apps. It's a great way to manage messaging and brand recognition. This helps me to be purposeful and maximize my online presence.

Also, Radian 6 allows me to find conversations based on keyword topics. This helps me monitor and maintain a positive brand and to manage my professional image.

I love StratPad, an app for ipads that allows you to create your business plan, check in on your goals and share your plan with colleagues or employees. A goal without a plan is just a wish!

A great app for clients is updater.com, which is an all-encompassing tool for relocating (mail forwarding, utility setup and so on).

Of course, with our businesses being so mobile, I don't believe I could live without DocuSign, which makes it possible to conduct business anywhere but also makes life easier for many consumers.

Ann DeFries, PMN
Balistreri Realty
Boca Raton, FL
Ann DeFriesquote-1 pngThe iPhone and iPad are essential tools for my business. I use them for everything from listing presentation, appointments, navigation maps to multiple listing services.  My can't-live-without apps are YELP, which assists me in finding a restaurant with reviews or my bank branch in another city, and Pandora, which gives me every genre of music during the day and evening.

Young Kim Realty
Dayton, OH
Young Kimquote-1 pngMy favorite tool is LogMeIn, which I use as an iPad app. It enables me to connect to my office computer from anywhere. I travel extensively for meetings with the REALTOR® association and for personal reasons – having two children, one in California and the other in New York – and with this tool, I can do my business wherever I go, just carrying my iPad.

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