What’s in your real estate tool box literally? We have all kinds of real estate tools to help us in business, such as ipads and websites and apps for our phones we can use, but what about the actual day to day duties of being a real estate agent?
A reliable car is always a must and the more economical the better. Realtors can rack up lots of miles in their day to day travels and keeping track of mileage at tax time is important. You can keep a log on your iphone or ipad and the Maps App will let you know the mileage if you use it to find your next destination. A good old small notebook in the visor of your car can also perform the same duty if you are not as tech savvy.
There are always signs to put up when you get a new listing. Having a car to carry the signs can also be an issue. A small sledge hammer with a rubber head is a great tool for driving in the stake. Zip ties are also essential for hanging signs on the posts, adding riders and fixing any broken parts. A rider with your personal name and number is a great investment.
What about smoke detectors? Many homeowners may need help with installing missing smoke detectors and a small battery-powered drill with a phillips bit can help you easily install a battery-powered smoke detector. Extra screws are always handy to keep in your tool box. The ones that come with the smoke detectors can be easily lost.
A good bright flashlight is always a must when showing a house. Whether you are the buyer’s agent or listing agent, the client may forget a flashlight to check out all the dark spots in the basement or attic. You will always be prepared if you keep one in your car.
These are just some of the tools you may want to keep handy to keep your real estate day running smoothly. There’s no more greater frustration than showing up to put up a sign at a listing and not having the tools to get it done.
Keep a tool kit in your trunk with all the essentials and you will be ready for any situation. Find a cute bag to put them all in so you are always prepared and looking stylish too!
Visit us a www.agentrising.com for more information on your real estate career. Our two-day Live BootCamp begins tomorrow, Friday, March 6th and continues on Saturday. Classes start at 8am and finish at 6:30pm both days. It’s not to late to sign up. Visit agent rising or call 508-997-8844 or instructor Kate Lanagan MacGregor at 508-728-3648.