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Close the door and have a seat. We’re going to talk about your problems. Well, not all your problems or even most of them, just three real estate-related ones – and how these three nifty new solutions can help.

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Problem #1: You’re opening doors instead of closing escrow.

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There goes your power lunch hour not to mention precious mileage, gas spent on the drive, and an hour or two you could have spent making your clients happy or watching cute videos like this one.

The solution: KeyMe

What it is: A company that allows you to copy and distribute keys securely without leaving your desk.

Who will use it: Agents, brokers, and anyone else who needs to provide access to multiple homes daily.

How it helps: Scan a key on your smartphone using KeyMe’s iPhone app. Upload the file securely to a secure database and KeyMe will cut a new key and send it out to as many recipients as you designate within three to five business days. The technology also allows you to share the key file (again, securely) with other interested parties (think: agents and property managers) who can then place orders themselves.

Need it faster? KeyMe kiosks, which allow users to scan and print keys on the spot (without having a physical copy of the key, as is the case with home-improvement stores), are expected to pop up all over the U.S. in the coming year. Several are already available in major retailers in New York, with a few rolling out in San Francisco this month.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]

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Problem #2: You see the potential in a property, but buyers can’t quite visualize it.

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The solution: Floored

What it is: A virtual program that allows the user to tour a space before it’s even built.

Who will use it: Developers, agents, and brokers representing and / or selling properties in planning phase or under construction.

How it helps: Thanks to CAD, we’ve seen the future and it looks pretty darn good. Thanks to Floored, we can walk around in it. Floored’s technology goes beyond a flat rendering, allowing the user to move through a home virtually, like a gamer in Minecraft, but with way better graphics. (Seriously: They’ll set you up with an Oculus Rift virtual headset, if you want one.)

Floored also enables a seller, marketer, or developer to send a link to a potential buyer or embed a file on a property’s website that allows the recipient not only to view a virtual rendering of any room in the home, but also take a virtual tour of that rendering. Users can navigate through a space, observing how all its rooms look from various vantage points.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]

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Problem #3: You want to be a rainmaker, but too much tech has you waterlogged – and bored.

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The solution: Carrot To-Do

What it is: To-do list app that packs some personality while recording and managing your tasks.

Who will use it: Anyone who likes a little entertainment (and a lot of snark) in a to-do app.

How it helps: Carrot gives you the kick in the pants you just might need to really get all those things done that you’ve been putting off. And because the program acts like a fickle robot whose moods swing on a dime, Carrot keeps you interested, motivated, and entertained (if you like that sort of thing). Create to-do items for yourself and, as you check them off, Carrot rewards you with points you can redeem for prizes, like compliments, jokes, and quotes. Fail to complete your tasks, however, and Carrot can get a little sassy. She might even hurl an insult or two your way.

Sounds harsh, we know, and the universe was already laughing at you and your futile attempts at productivity. Why add insult to injury? Because, in the end, if you do as Carrot says, you’ll toughen up and win the long game.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]


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