Cloud based Lease Matrix keeps adding more features to their “drop dead simple” lease analysis tools. Users can invite clients or colleagues to share lease docs which they can edit/collaborate online – a great way to keep versions under control. A new summary report shows data for selected properties in a compact format for easy comparisons. Plus, several new templates have been added for even faster lease analysis proposals. Fields you select are auto-populated plus you can save templates you create.
And just in case you forget, Lease Matrix provides tenant perspective and lease vs buy analysis along with CompVault, an automatic lease comp creator from your completed transactions.
How would you like to send a message from your phone to your desktop…or from your tablet to your phone…or basically, just have all your notifications from all your devices visible in one place? How about copying files or links between devices, chat and even follow channels for updates (mostly techy stuff but a few business and sports channels). That’s what Pushbullet does.
You start by installing the Android or iPhone app then log in with your Facebook or Google credentials. Next, install Pushbullet in Chrome, Safari or Firefox browsers, on your Windows or Mac desktop or any other Android/iOS devices.
Pushbullet works best if you stay in the same “ecosystem.” For example, you can’t get iPhone notifications in Windows since iPhone uses Bluetooth for that kind of communication (Windows 10 is supposed to have better Bluetooth features). And there are some quirks that require installing other apps (like installing Android Wear to be able to respond to Hangouts) or closing/opening your messaging app to see texts to your phone. But for my very simple purposes – sending reminders and links to my Windows desktop instead of emailing them from my iPhone/iPad – it works perfectly.
Pushbullet is free for now plus they’re adding more features and compatibility improvements. They also offer an API for use on websites, with home automation systems, sensor communication and more – all of which shows this has the potential to be a very powerful tool for all sorts of device communication.
Maybe you already know about the video templates offered by sites like Moovly, Animoto, GoAnimate or Wideo. Basically, you swap out your images and text for what’s in the prepared template – with several available for real estate purposes. They’re definitely a step up from those kind of dull “slide show videos” that agents have been creating for the past few years.
Some of these sites offer a free or low cost basic plan with limited options – or your videos may include watermarks or other types of branding. But the premium plans for some are quite reasonable and include features like video exports, uploads to YouTube or voice narration. You’ll also want to make sure the plan includes proper licensing. You’ll need one for commercial use. Paid plans will also allow you to create and store more videos and access more templates and graphics.
Most offer a free trial so you can figure out which is easiest to use and provides the features you need.