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23 September, 2014

The Five Tools Everyone in Real Estate Needs

Saudi Arabia- September 23, 2014: (ME NewsWire)As new technologies continue to evolve, the necessary tools for success in the real estate industry have developed. It has become essential for real estate agents, developers, buyers, and sellers to take advantage of the features provided by the innovative apps, devices, and technology that are available to support the process of renting and selling r

Saudi Arabia- September 23, 2014: (ME NewsWire)

As new technologies continue to evolve, the necessary tools for success in the real estate industry have developed. It has become essential for real estate agents, developers, buyers, and sellers to take advantage of the features provided by the innovative apps, devices, and technology that are available to support the process of renting and selling real estate.

Lamudi, the global real estate marketplace has explored the five basic tools necessary to achieve success in the real estate market.

1. Portable scanner

Real estate agents can finally say farewell to the piles of paper by transforming their smartphone or tablet into a scanner. With the amount of paperwork real estate agents handle, a handy app like Scanner Pro or DocuSign enables the user to scan, save, and send important documents at the touch of a button. The usefulness of this app may even be increased by encouraging clients to download the same app, so digitally signed documents can be exchanged with ease.

2. Video footage

Nowadays, people are busier than ever, which may prevent them from spending the time to visit each property that they may be interested in purchasing or leasing. By leveraging today's wireless technology, real estate agents can eliminate the hassle and bring the properties straight to their client's desktops, mobiles and tablets. Uniquely recorded video footage can really distinguish a real estate agent from competitors. By providing both still-images and video clips, you can help house hunters narrow down their choices, choose their favorites, or even make a final decision.

3. Social media

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You may have the most beautiful properties, but if you're not properly displaying or marketing yourself to potential clients - the properties don't matter. Social networking sites are vital to finding and interacting with new and potential clients. And, of course, it's not enough to just create profiles on these networks, it requires active engagement to publicize your brand and share your expertise and business with the public.

4. Financial support

Buying a house can be a very intimidating process, especially for first-time buyers. For many people, a visual aid plays an invaluable role when it comes to estimating the value, cost, and mortgage of a home. Be sure to advise your clients on loan facilities and investment programs by using the free applications that work as private mortgage calculators, like Karl's Mortgage Calculator, a free Android app, or Mortgage Calculator, available for free on the internet. Help prospective buyers make informed financial decisions by demonstrating the long-term value of investing in real estate.

5. Storage - And lots of it!

Tools such as Dropbox are vital for real estate agents. Solve the problem of sharing and storing property images, contracts, and additional housing information by simply sending a link to your client's inbox and freeing vital space on your computer. Not only is this a great way to share information, but it is an ideal solution to managing your files in the cloud without wasting memory space on your computer. This way, you can have instant access to all of your files wherever you are, and on any device.

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ABOUT LAMUDI
Launched in 2013, Lamudi is a global property portal focusing exclusively on emerging markets. The fast-growing platform is currently available in 28 countries in Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America, with more than 600,000 real estate listings across its global network. The leading real estate marketplace offers sellers, buyers, landlords, and renters a secure and easy-to-use platform to find or list properties online.

ABOUT THE MIDDLE EAST INTERNET GROUP (MEIG)
The Middle East Internet Group (MEIG), a joint venture of Rocket Internet and MTN, is the leading internet platform in the Middle East and supports some of the most vibrant internet companies in the region. Founded in 2013, MEIG's mission is to accelerate the growth and success of the internet economy throughout the Middle East. MEIG's network currently consists of five companies, operating in over 10 countries. Among these are thriving companies such as Easytaxi, Lamudi and Carmudi, alongside other established Rocket Internet brands such as Namshi and Hellofood.

*Source: ME NewsWire

Contacts
Huda Serhan, Group PR Manager
+971-4430-1419
huda.serhan@meih.com

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