RealTech SF 2013 Tech Tool Take Away: Google Voice
New Venture Escrow recently attended the RealTech SF 2013 Conference at the beautiful Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco, CA. The Bay Area, home to Silicon Valley has long been known as the center of technology and birthplace of the Internet. Over 400 real estate professionals attended the conference and to our surprise, New Venture Escrow was the only escrow company at the event! We loved learning about all the new technology in Real Estate and we are proud to return to San Diego with some new tools to share with our realtors.
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Google Voice a Powerful Tool for Real Estate Agents
Google Voice is a powerful tool that can help real estate agents be communicate more effectively with their clients and be more productive. To set-up Google Voice you will need a Gmail account. The best part is you can keep your current email address to use with Google Voice. Here are some of the great features;
Never miss an important call again! Google Voice gives you one number for all your phones, allowing your callers to ring all of your phones. Or you may choose to use your current number. You can also customize your account to ring certain phones based on the caller or the time of day.
Message Transcription Services
Google will transcribe your voice mails to text and email you the message. This allows you to read your voicemail! This also allows you to forward the voice message as well as the transcription to a team member or your business partner.
This feature is great if you want to save your teammates some time when they call to leave you a message. You can customize a short personalized greeting for your teammates and leave your lengthier message for potential clients. Or, leave a personalized voice mail message for your top clients. Your clients will be amazed at your superior customer service and will appreciate the personal touch.
SMS to Email
Receive and send text messages via email. This is a great feature which allows you to communicate with clients in their preferred method without leaving your desk or switching between your computer and your phone. Plus all your text messages will be stored on your Google Voice email for future reference.
Google Voice also offers International calls at a very low rate, call blocking, call screening, conference calling and you can download the Google Voice Mobile App for your Blackberry, iPhone or Android powered phone. To learn more about Google Voice visit https://www.google.com/googlevoice/about.html#. You may also like a similar tool which has some of the same features, visit Grasshopper.com.