One of my joys during this past holiday season was getting to see all my grandkids. One set lives nearby and we had several fun get-togethers. The rest of my grandkids live quite a ways away but I got to visit them twice. And I only had to do the driving one of those times! Yay! 🙂 The second time I enjoyed grand conversation, fun football tutorials, and even had a chance to check out some of the apps I've been downloading (many free) to give me even more grand ways to help my real estate clients (not to mention find more grand goodies for the grandkids).
I ended up throwing several iPhone apps away (too hard, kept crashing, didn't do what I wanted, etc.). But I did wind up with several new ones I'm very happy with and thought I'd share a few with you.
Movie360 is one of my favorites. I wrote about it at SandwichINK and posted two videos demonstrating the “grandkid” options I liked best – Sketch and ColorSketch. It's not just for the grandkids though. I think it will make an excellent tool for home videos as well as a great way to show a home off to prospective buyers who live out of town. I'm especially looking forward to using it to demonstrate the various aging-in-place options that some homes do offer, like grab bars in the bathroom, wheelchair-side doorways and halls, a master bedroom and bath on the main floor, etc. Here's a video with tips for Aging In Place ideas, showing the Normal option .
If you would rather use photos and music for a home tour, my oldest granddaughter told me about a terrific app – Flipagram. It makes a fun project to use with the grandkids AND it's another grand option for helping our real estate clients.
The next two apps are photo/camera apps. SnapPen is big help when you are out on the go, take a photo, and need to remember specific items about it. It came in wonderfully handy at my grandkids' house last month. I took photos of a complicated Christmas gift we were taking back with us for a dear friend. My son-in-law started telling me about the various pieces that went where and how and – oh my! I got totally lost! So I grabbed my iPhone, shot several pictures, and showed him how to write on the photos directly with SnapPen. Fortunately, his handwriting was MUCH better than mine but this does give you an idea how it works. If I find I need to use it a lot I would probably buy one of those iPhone styluses to write neater. 🙂
Last, but not least and definitely a bit on the cool side, is Photo Slice. Whatever photo you use will be quickly and easily chopped into pieces in a variety of ways, using one of their several templates. It really doesn't have a super practical use. But I think it would be a fun cover page for a video. Or perhaps a nice background to a thank you card. Or just a cute card for grandkids like the picture at the top. Or……… What do you think?
Now it's your turn. What do you think of these iPhone apps? Which is your favorite? Or which do you not like? Or do you have other suggestions for us to help with our real estate clients? We'd love to hear.