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Don't Forget Anything Ever Again With Evernote

Don't Forget Anything Ever Again With EvernoteEveryone seems to living a "hurry up and GO" lifestyle.  Multi-tasking has become a common way to get through our daily lives.  That is especially true when it comes to the life of a real estate professional like yourself.  But, when you multi-task, you run the risk of forgetting some important information that you really wish you had later.  There is a new real estate tool I have found that I believe can help you remember every idea, snapshot, memo and more for retrieval at any time.  Don't forget anything ever again with Evernote.

Evernote was created for any busy person living the on-the-go lifestyle With Evernote, users can save notes, clip interesting web pages, store photos and even keep pdfs on file.  It is easily accessible through your desktop, laptop or smart phone as well, making it totally portable and user-friendly anywhere you need it.  If you have tons of paperwork and want to keep it organized, you can take a photo with your smart phone or scan it into your Evernote account at your home or office.

With your free Evernote account, you can create as many files (or "notebooks") as you want.  Add as many notes, photos, web page links, scanned documents and pdfs as you want to any notebook as often as you want.  You can add tags to each file for easy reference.  With their Web Clipper download, you can even "clip" parts of different web pages and send them to your Evernote notebook whether you use Windows, Firefox or any other web browser.  It's also available as an app on your iPhone, iPad or Android smart phone for your convenience.

Make a separate notebook for buyers, one for sellers, one for foreclosures and short sales, etc.  You can include a checklist of information each new real estate client will need to have on hand that fits their particular profile (maybe a checklist of information a buyer will need to have on hand, what a seller needs to do to get their home ready before listing it or what a homeowner can expect when buying a short sale).  Voila!  You have an instant marketing package to send to any client.

Create an individual notebook for each client that includes their wants/needs listed to help you stay organized.  When you do a broker's open or caravan, take photos and upload them to specific clients' notebooks so that you can share them with your clients later.  You can also save any emails sent back and forth between you and your client in one area.

Evernote makes it easy to share with anybody and everybody, too.  Simply go to the notebook you wish to share, click the "Share" button and choose whether you want to post it on Facebook, Twitter, send it through an email or get a link to share in another way.  You won't ever forget anything ever again with Evernote!

Pamela Cendejas, Real Estate Virtual Assistant – Second Self Virtual Assistance: When There Isn’t Enough of You to Go Around! 

Originally posted on my Real Estate Support blog here: http://real-estate-support.com/2011/09/dont-forget-anything-ever-again-with-evernote/.

Comment balloon 7 commentsPamela Cendejas • September 15 2011 04:29PM

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Pam, I just discovered Evernote yesterday and am blown away by its capabilities.  I actually signed into AR to see if I could find some blogs with ideas on how other agents are using it.  It can be daunting at first, but I refuse to let that get in my way of learning it.  

Posted by Maggie Dokic | Miami, FL | 305.81.HOUSE (46873), GREEN, CDPE, SFR, Pinecrest | Palmetto Bay | (eXp Realty LLC) over 7 years ago

Pam, I am so excited about Evernote that I had to come back.  I searched for an Evernote group on AR but didn't find one, so I created it.  I hope you will consider joining and adding this post to it.  I think Evernote has the capacity to be a real game changer.  Can't wait to really put it to use!

http://activerain.com/groups/evernote

Posted by Maggie Dokic | Miami, FL | 305.81.HOUSE (46873), GREEN, CDPE, SFR, Pinecrest | Palmetto Bay | (eXp Realty LLC) over 7 years ago

Hi Pamela, I just read recently about Evernote in an Inman News email.  Sounds like just the thing for me -- if it's fairly easy to set up!  Thanks for the reminder.  

Posted by Joyce Godwin, Realtor, CRS, RE/MAX Elite Properties (RE/MAX Elite Properties; Serving Cypress, Spring, Tomball, NW Houston) over 7 years ago

Thanks Pam, just downloaded it to my desktop and phone!

Posted by Kathy Stoltman, Ventura County Real Estate Consultant 805-746-1793 (Rockwood Realty) over 7 years ago

Hi Maggie - I just joined your Evernote group.  Look forward to it!

Posted by Pamela Cendejas, Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235 (Second Self Virtual Assistance) over 7 years ago

Hi Joyce - Yes, it's easily set up.  I didn't see the article in Inman News but I'm not surprised that it's catching on.

Posted by Pamela Cendejas, Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235 (Second Self Virtual Assistance) over 7 years ago

Hi Kathy - Let me know how you use Evernote.  It could be valuable information to others.

Posted by Pamela Cendejas, Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235 (Second Self Virtual Assistance) over 7 years ago

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