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Use your iPhone to help keep track of your notes when home shopping

Fumbling through papers, finding a pen in a bag or car in order to take notes and then keeping up with those papers is an annoyance to buyers. And then what if they took pictures on their phone and they later are trying to figure what house each picture was from because they didn’t have a chance to name the picture when they took it.  Everyone thinks they will be able to keep the houses straight in their heads, but most buyers can’t. Honestly, even for agents they can become jumbled too.  On caravan days agents can see 5 houses and all the while trying to take notes!

Well there is an app for that! The House Hunter app for the iPhone or iPad will help organize the features buyers are interested in, score

their priorities against each homes features, allow them to take notes and features and keep them all neatly organized.  Check it out on the iTunes store before you start your home shopping in 2013!

Read more about it here on the Intermojo.com blog or jump on over to iTunes to read about it!


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Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty has launched a brand new iPhone, iPad and Android App to make your home search a breeze. Incorporating GPS, nearby attractions, full page photos and more, finding your next home has become easier than ever. Available in the Apple App Store and Google Play. Check out the app in action below!

If the video does not appear automatically, click on this image to view the video on Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby's International Realty's YouTube channel.

If the video does not appear automatically, click on this image to view the video on Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty’s YouTube channel.

Visit http://87778.mobi/AFH to download!

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Download the first release of the Sotheby’s International Realty® iPad app today and enter into the extraordinary world of luxury real estate!

Sotheby’s International Realty® iPad appTo enhance your search for a home, the Sotheby’s International Realty iPad app not only offers luxury homes for sale, for rent and recent home sale prices, but also provides the ability to hone your property search based on local points of interest and lifestyle. It empowers you to get to know the neighborhood where you’re considering buying or renting a home.

Sotheby’s International Realty® iPad appiPad app features include:
• Unique views into property details
• Amazing photos of some of the world’s most distinctive homes
• Almost 40 points of interest based on the property location
• One -click-contact to a Sotheby’s International Realty broker or agent
• The ability to save home search information for future use
• A dynamic map feature displaying all available homes for sale or rent based on a user’s location or interested city/neighborhood

The Sotheby’s International Realty iPad app is an extensive house hunting and powerful property search tool. Find out everything about a home that strikes your fancy from the year it was built to the yearly tax rates, and much more.

Since the founding of the Sotheby’s auction house in 1744, the Sotheby’s name has earned renown as a marketer for many of the world’s most valuable and prestigious possessions. The Sotheby’s International Realty brand began in 1976, in part to serve clients desiring a complete package of estate disposition services, and soon became known for representing extraordinary real estate throughout the world.

Please note, this is an initial release, and international listings are only available in a GPS search. This means that the app will show international listings when you are in that country. Full international listing search capability, giving you the ability to view all international listings from any location, will be available in a future release.

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This is the sixth post in a series on using Technology in Real Estate.  Please click here to see other posts about technology.  

Being connected online is one of the main avenues for staying in touch with clients and, especially, helping new clients to become familiar with me.

I have presence on  Facebook, LinkedIn, my blog (you found it!), my personal web site, and as I like to eat food (a lot), I have my own profile on Urban Spoon.  By having this presence and more, I can inform clients and customers easily about new home buying opportunities in metro Atlanta, what it is like to live in metro Atlanta, and how to sell a home in metro Atlanta.

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My blog turns four months old on March 12, 2011!  I have enjoyed some great traffic from loyal and new readers.  Blogging is a great way to participate in the community, and is one of the ways I’m plugged into new technology as a realtor.

Thanks to my top website and blog referrers:  Fans of my Facebook pagerootsinalpharetta.com, urbanspoon.com, and wordpress.com.

In honor of this milestone, here’s a list of the top five posts of all time (so far) on my blog. Thanks everyone for reading!

The top post: Homes for Sale in North Fulton.

2. Top Home Remodeling Trends 2011

Top Home Remodeling Trends in 2011

3. Famous people from in and around metro Atlanta

Famous People from in and Around Metro Atlanta

4. North Fulton (Atlanta) Most Expensive Homes Sold in 2010

The Most Expensive Homes Sold in North Fulton in 2011

5. Ten Things to Do Outside in the Spring in Metro Atlanta 2011

Top Ten Things to Do in Atlanta Outside in the Spring 2011

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This is the third post in a blog series I am doing on real estate technology and how I use it to help my buyer and seller clients. Please click here to see more posts on how I use technology in real estate in metro Atlanta.

DocuSign is a tool I am now using to enable my seller and buyer clients and the other party and other agent to use for signature purposes.

Buyers and sellers can review, approve and sign a legal document with just a touch from either your phone, IPAD, or computer and it is a secure and legal signature.

There are 10 different unique signatures that you choose from to sign the document within the DocuSign program.    Or you can choose to write a signature and upload that signature.

With just a click you can approve a contract making the transaction move forward much easier than having to find fax machines, scan things in, etc.

Below is a video of a recent client who used the DocuSign tool I provided while she was away on her ski trip….we were able to finalize the sale of her house in Smyrna as well as the purchase of their new home while she was away.

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This is the first post in a series on how I as a real estate agent in metro Atlanta use various kinds of technology to help my buyer and seller clients with their home transaction.

FMLS (First Multiple Listing Service) – Since the dawn of the internet, the realtor’s access to listing information has been changed forever.  I, of course, use the First Multiple Listing Source on a daily (sometimes moment-by-moment) basis.  Since that information is now disseminated to dozens of outlets, how is my access different and how does it help buyers and sellers of real estate in Atlanta?

FMLS primarily serves metro Atlanta that is north of I-20.  I also have access to Georgia MLS, which serves south Atlanta and some of the more rural parts of the state.

Buyers – I set up daily alerts for my buyer clients that pull homes for sale that meet their criteria.  Through my access as a REALTOR®, I have the ability to make a much more narrow search.

Want a four bedroom house with a five car garage in a home that faces west with a master on the main, two kitchens, a Tudor on a one-acre lot that was built in the last 5 years and is hard-coat stucco and is in zip code 30004?  Want to be able to say you live 3 miles from the office? I can pull and organize it all.

While I might recommend you have broader search options, I can set searches that are that specific.   Then, I receive the same email as my buyer client so I review, even make comments on the listing  and  then  discuss with them.

Sellers – Today’s market can be a tad bit challenging for sellers.  My access to FMLS alerts me of homes that are in competition with my listings that have price changes, updates to status, etc.   I carefully review the competition to make sure my listings “look” better to buyers….the homes I represent to sell have virtual tours, 24+ photos, and appropriate descriptions written as well as pertinent documents attached to the listing in FMLS to make it easy for buyers and their agents.

I can also run various reports on days on market it takes to sell, average list price to sales price ratio so you can plan for or anticipate your net amount from the transaction, and see the average sales price you may get on your home based on the last 90 days of sales.

Part of my daily regimen is to review Hot Sheets through FMLS.  These are short reports that show the pulse of various neighborhoods and areas.  By reviewing Hot Sheets each morning, I am well-versed in real estate activity as it happens.

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