Staying on top of all of the details that go into controlling your business requires constant organization. But the question of which tools to use to stay organized is just as difficult as the dedication to staying organized. It's too easy to throw that receipt away when it gets in your way, forgetting to track miles one too many trips, or misplacing a prospective's contact info after learning they were 2 years away from deciding to buy, potentially costing you hundreds if not thousands of dollars. We get it. Why should we spend our precious time worrying about some random detail that may or may not save or earn us money in the future when we have other details that can make us money today?
The reason is because our money can't ever stop. Real estate agents have to be like sharks, always swimming and always prepared to go after the next source of food. We have to keep track of expenses, document travel, and follow-up like we've never heard the word no. So what tools do we need to be successful?
Mileage Tracker Apps- Make it easy on yourself by downloading an easy to use mile tracking app like MileIQ. It's quick and easy to use with a sorting feature that allows you to swipe left or right between personal and business travel. According to 2017 tax credit, you can write off up to 53.5 cents per mile.
Business Card Scanner & Reader- Honestly, paper is going the way of the dinosaurs and so should the obligation to carry around a thick wallet that holds more business cards than cash. Take a quick snap of the front and back of the card and upload it to an app like CamCard. It's safe, it's easy and you can upload and download contact lists for marketing purposes later.
Receipt Tracker- Since the time of write offs and business owners, receipts have been the bane of any business persons' existence. Without even realize it, we stuff, pile and stack receipts with the hope that one day long before taxes are due that we will do something about them. With apps like Foreceipt Receipt Tracker, you can create expense reports and plan your budget with the click of a button.
Don't waste your time. Stop digging through piles of receipts in an attempt to look half organized. Be organized with easy to use and helpful tools like the ones listed above.
To learn how UNiQ Realty can help you find the right tools to keep you organized in your real estate business, give us a call today. We provide free consultations to make sure we are the right fit for you and your team.