5 Awesome Tools to Stay Organized When Buying or Selling a Home

by Mike Flannagan 11/29/2020

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In today's virtual world, the vast majority of people are using apps and software to stay organized and keep their goals moving forward, including selling or buying a home. Fortunately, there are a ton of great tools available to help you stay on top of your real estate transactions. Here's a quick look at some of the best tools to keep you organized when you're going crazy trying to buy or sell your home.

1. Evernote

Evernote is an organizational powerhouse. Saw a home that you love, but it's not for sale? Share pictures of what you loved with your real estate agent. Need to add a few landscaping tasks to your significant other's to-do list? You can make this happen in a shared notebook. Want to track expenses or have home warranty documents close to hand? Take a quick picture and save it to your customized notebook.

2. Google Calendar or iCal

You know that your real estate agent is trying to fit home showings in at convenient times, but what if you could avoid having to rearrange your schedule or go crazy at the last minute trying to make a showing happen? By allowing your agent to access your Google Calendar or iCal, they can plan showings around your schedule rather than blindly making recommendations to get it done.

3. Trello

Trello is a solid project management tool that goes beyond your typical to-do list. When you've got cleaning, staging and home improvements to pull off before your agent starts showing your home, Trello helps you get your list organized, prioritized and completed on time with options for setting deadlines, adding file attachments and easy communications with your entire family to keep everyone up-to-date.

4. DropBox

When you're trying to share a lot of pictures, documents or similar information between yourself, your family and your agent, DropBox provides you with a great option for file sharing without compromising security. Passcode-protected information can quickly and easily be shared with others, making it easy for them to download and only share specific files on an as-needed basis.

5. DocuSign

When you expect to see multiple rounds of paperwork or similar documentation that requires signatures, but you can't get into the agent's office or don't want to spend as much time on the go, DocuSign helps provide you with options for digitally signing paperwork, saving you a lot of time that you would otherwise spend running when your schedule is already insanely busy because of an upcoming move.

Using these amazing organizational tools to stay on top of your real estate transactions, whether you're buying or selling, will help you get more done in less time without stressing out about the end results. If you need recommendations for local apps that work well for your area, please reach out to your real estate agent to discover more.

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Mike Flannagan

Mike Flannagan, Principal Broker @FlannaganAssociates. Mr. Flannagan began his real estate career in 1991, Mike’s educational and professional experiences have provided a strong foundation in his real estate career. Such a background has been exceptionally useful in understanding, managing, problem-solving, and ultimately closing complex transactions. These talents, however, do not preclude equal success in navigating more traditional transactions, where Mike’s naturally strong work-ethic and contagiously kind personality complete the full circle of his effectiveness as a true and pleasant partner in the purchase and sale of a full range of real estate assets. Mike is also a Master Real Estate Developer and has worked on various communities right here in Loudoun County. Additionally, he also build’s luxury custom homes through his entity Virginia One Development priced from $3-million and up. Mike has passed $1 Billion in total life time achievement in transactions.