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Great ideas/tips (by Rob [MA]) Jul 7, 2019 3:54 PM
       Great ideas/tips (by Tim [IN]) Jul 7, 2019 5:47 PM
       Great ideas/tips (by Rob [MA]) Jul 7, 2019 6:08 PM
       Great ideas/tips (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Jul 8, 2019 2:15 AM
       Great ideas/tips (by S i d [MO]) Jul 8, 2019 8:32 AM
       Great ideas/tips (by Rob [MA]) Jul 8, 2019 3:14 PM
       Great ideas/tips (by Drew [CO]) Jul 8, 2019 4:26 PM
       Great ideas/tips (by Live The Dream [AZ]) Jul 8, 2019 10:25 PM
       Great ideas/tips (by Hoosier [IN]) Jul 9, 2019 4:11 PM

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Great ideas/tips (by Rob [MA]) Posted on: Jul 7, 2019 3:54 PM

On vacation beach side in Maine with family and I'm sending out electronic lease renewals.

(Do I have a problem or am I just an entrepreneur??)

Of course fun is being had but the brain starts moving when I slow down and it got me thinking of how things progress in this business.

For a not tech guy to embrace my Chromebook is proof of that.

So what have you fellow ll's found to be helpful and or drive love ones nuts talking about ha? From Google to plungers on move in all goes.


Great ideas/tips (by Tim [IN]) Posted on: Jul 7, 2019 5:47 PM

Question:. How are you doing your electronic signature and lease renewal?

My best technology use is my website with jotform for applications. Less phone calls, haven't had a no show in years, fills quicker...

Great ideas/tips (by Rob [MA]) Posted on: Jul 7, 2019 6:08 PM


Your doing better than me. Took me 4 months of using buildium to finally use the website and application feature ha.

I use dotloop for all the required forms of Ma, lease, Surrender of possession on move out and a holding tank for all important docs. Allows all parties to sign one doc from anywhere with only an email. One cool feature is you can see if the viewed it in the activity log. I sold a building and was blown away by the easy. The realtor had it.

Again I'm not a tech guy so paying some coin to get a system already set up that I can use and change/add to is easier for me.

Great ideas/tips (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: Jul 8, 2019 2:15 AM

Face it Rob, you are an addict, like most of us here!

Either to RE or $.


Great ideas/tips (by S i d [MO]) Posted on: Jul 8, 2019 8:32 AM

There are multiple free or inexpensive ways to "sign" PDFs or other online documents electronically. I haven't collected a hand-written app in almost 18 months since starting to use an online application company. The tenant uses their finger on a touch screen to sign it, or clicks an "adopt my e-signature" button that creates a nice cursive font looking "signature."

It's all perfectly legal and used by real estate pros everywhere.

Great ideas/tips (by Rob [MA]) Posted on: Jul 8, 2019 3:14 PM

I hate to say it Brad but I think your right. Although able to talk with anyone I feel as if the only ones I truly connect with are fellow ll's. Secretly I'm excited for the new season of local meetings to start in Sept and the conference for the 1st time this year. Could have worse hobbies ha.

Great ideas/tips (by Drew [CO]) Posted on: Jul 8, 2019 4:26 PM

Schlage keyless entry is one of my more helpful moves. Started changing deadbolts over 4 years ago. 14 of 16 units now have it. No changing locks at move out, no rekeying, no losing keys, and no lockouts. Tenant moves out? Delete code, add new one. Maintenance going in? program maintenance code.

Great ideas/tips (by Live The Dream [AZ]) Posted on: Jul 8, 2019 10:25 PM

My tip:

Cell connected tablet let's you do nearly anything.

Great use is zillow - you just set it on houses for sale near me and it will pull up the prices as you drive along.

Great ideas/tips (by Hoosier [IN]) Posted on: Jul 9, 2019 4:11 PM

I've started using jotform as a "pre-application" tool...sort of a self-screening mechanism. This has worked well for me in several ways.

1) The really bad applicants won't take the time to fill out even the basic form (takes about 2 minutes)

2) Tire kickers don't take up any of my time, as they have to put in just a little work and won't do it unless they are serious

3) I can get a sense for how well they follow directions and how fully they provide info before I even call them for a showing

Google voice has also been extremely helpful to keep my personal phone number private and avoiding many phone calls.

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