Google Chrome Extensions for Real Estate Agents

Google Chrome Extensions for Real Estate Agents

Google Chrome Extensions For Real Estate Agents

Google’s Chrome browser comes with hundreds of extensions that help your business as a real estate agent. Chrome’s browsers extensions are similar to apps on your smartphone. These browser extensions range from productivity and security to social media.  With the few clicks of your mouse, your browser could be doing more of the work for you as a Real Estate agent.

Here are a few of my favorites to help you be productive:

Chrome Remote Desktop:
This handy little extension allows you to access other computers or allow another user to access your computer securely over the Internet. Chrome Remote Desktop allows users to remotely access another computer through Chrome browser or a Chromebook. Computers can be made available on an short-term basis for scenarios such as ad hoc remote support, or on a more long-term basis for remote access to your applications and files. All connections are fully secured.

Chrome Remote Desktop is fully cross-platform. Provide remote assistance to Windows, Mac and Linux users, or access your Windows (XP and above) and Mac (OS X 10.6 and above) desktops at any time, all from the Chrome browser on virtually any device, including Chromebooks.

Grammarly:
If you are convinced that writing more blog posts is your key to success then this handy extension tool is perfect for you. One can think of Grammarly as their own personal editor. Grammarly will look for spelling and grammar mistakes wherever you type. Whether you’re writing a social media post, blog post, or email, Grammarly will point out mistakes it finds with an underscore and if you hover over the word, Grammarly will give you suggestions that you can apply to the text. Grammarly checks your text as you write, in real time, saving you some serious editing time.

This Chrome extension is free, but there is also a paid premium plan that integrates with Microsoft Outlook and Word and performs more advanced grammar checks. This Chrome extension will give your writing a lift and help you avoid simple mistakes.

TimeDoser:
Whether you’re prone to distractions or to working for hours and losing track of time, you can benefit from Google Chrome extension TimeDoser. This Chrome extension works on the Pomodoro method, which involves working in 25-minute increments with a 5-minute break in-between. The small 5 minute break helps you avoid procrastination by giving something to look forward to. TimeDoser also reminds you to get up from your computer and move around. This Chrome extension also functions as a timer in a small window that you can move around your screen. The timer can also be used offline. Many users have reported that they are more productive when they know they have a short break coming up soon. Give TimeDoser a try; you might just save yourself a little time.

Wunderlist:
If you’re like most real estate agents you have sticky notes all over your computer screen, then there is a perfect Google Chrome extension for you; Wunderlist. The Google Chrome extension Wunderlist is your work to-do list, your grocery list, your appointment setting list and more, and all with one simple interface. You can add notes, dates and reminders to your tasks to stay on top of things. Notifications can be sent through your browser, desktop or through your phone or tablet when you also download the app. There’s also a pro version for $4.99 per month that could be particularly useful if you use Wunderlist frequently for business. With the Pro version, you can attach an unlimited number of files to tasks on your list and also assign tasks to other users.

Buffer:
The social media management Google Chrome extension simplifies an already user-friendly experience to make sharing information on the web a two-click process. Simply click the Buffer extension icon and you’ll see a pop-up box where you can post your finding to social media or schedule it for later. If you’re sharing relevant content from a website, the Buffer app automatically pulls in the title of the article and shortens the link to it. The user can simply click “share now” if  they want to post it immediately, or select “schedule post” to pick a later time to share the website.

Pocket:
The Google Chrome Pocket extension is used to store articles to be read at a later time. If you see something that you would like to save, but you don’t have time to read it, just “put it in your Pocket”. There’s an iPad, iPhone, and Android app that can be integrated with your Web browser, which means you can save something on your iPhone, then read it on your laptop. It’s a convenient way of keeping track of inspiration and ideas for content for later use.

StayFocusd:
Have you ever started some research on the internet and then found yourself distracted and ended up on a completely unrelated website? This has happened to all of us. The good news is  there’s a Google Chrome extension to cut down the minutes (or hours) you spend on these distracting site. You can set the amount of time you will allow yourself to spend on certain websites every day. Then, the Google Chome extension, StayFocusd will block your access to that site for the rest of your day.

If you need to make some sales calls then you can set StayFocusd to “nuclear.” The StayFocused Nuclear setting will block you from using your browser for a set amount of time.

How to Install a Chrome Extension:

  1. Visit the Chrome Web Store. You can also get there by clicking the Chrome Web Store icon in the Apps shortcut on the bookmarks toolbar.
  2. Find the extension you want to install.
  3. Click the FREE button.
  4. A dialog appears letting you know about the types of data that the extension will be able to access.
  5. Click Add to grant the extension access to the data described and install the extension.

You’ll see its icon appear to the right of the address bar. To start using it, just click the icon.

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