5 Apps You Need To Create Images On The Go

In the image-based world of real estate, having a visually strong and engaging presence is crucial. Before you hire a graphic designer, consider the following apps, which allow you to create images on the go:

Canva

Canva, available on at Canva.com and via the App Store is an impressive, and impressively easy, tool. You don’t need fancy skills to create fantastic branded images. Canva has pre-designed, pre-sized graphics and templates for Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and more. You can choose a layout, use your own images, supplement with Canvas tools, and more, all for free.

Over

Over is an app available for Android and iPhone, and it allows you to turn your mobile device into a pretty decent design studio. It’s best for photo-editing, with easy ways to add text, choose a background, change fonts, and share directly to Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

PiktoChart

You may need to be a little more patient in using PiktoChart. The program makes it relatively to create infographics, but it’s also useful for images, reports, presentations, and more. You can work with a template or create an original design.

Snapseed

With Snapseed, there are no more excuses for not presenting professional-grade photos of your listings. Snapseed can, in most cases, edit your photos to perfection with a little bit of practice.

Skitch

If you’re a fan of the Evernote app, you’ll love Skitch, a web-based application for photo editing. The program is perfect for marking up photos, making notes, or pointing out locations on maps. It’s a simple tool, and excellent for collaboration with clients.

 

So what are we missing? What are your favorite apps for creating and editing images? We’d love to hear!

Building Long Term Relationships With Your Clients

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We all know that building long term relationships with clients is an important skill for business in real estate, and many other industries. Retaining existing clients is not only cost-effective, but it also helps build your business through referrals. While nothing can replace that instant “click” you feel with certain clients, here are a few ways to keep you top-of-mind with your happy customers.

Drip Marketing

Automated and scheduled emails are a great way to keep in touch, and can offer excellent information to your homeowners. Send reminders for home maintenance, homestead exemptions, and more, as well as birthday and anniversary greetings – ensuring that when it’s time for them to sell, you are the first person they think of.

Communication

When dealing with such a big transaction, there’s no such thing as too much communication. As your clients move through the process of buying or selling their home, make sure that you’re available and relaying information consistently. This will build both trust and esteem, which builds happy customers, which builds referrals.

Personal Attention

Each client has something that you can target in on. Speak to them, letting them know you remember what’s important to their family and that you’re keeping them in mind. If you have a client who’s a fanatic sports fan, has school-age children, enjoys hunting and fishing, etc., you can tailor your greetings to fit their personal likes and dislikes. Pay attention to their interests and concerns and you’ll be able to speak more directly in your correspondence.

Business Updates

As your business changes, it’s important to keep your clients informed. Let them know if you’re changing brokerages, or focusing more on a certain area or clientele. Send updates to let them know and include a personal note to let them know you’re thinking of their family.

Mutual Patronage

If your clients are business owners themselves, look for ways that you can partner up. Patronize their business or encourage future homeowners to do so. This practice will help you both and build a relationship that lasts.

Loyalty Rewards

While some may want to funnel their funds into finding new clients, rewarding loyalty in your existing clientele is a gift that keeps on giving. Be sure to properly thank clients for their referrals so that they’ll be encouraged to do so again.