Not just in real estate but in any self-run entrepreneurial business, one needs tools that will assist in sustaining a manageable workflow while elevating performance — resources that are efficient and leverage productivity, as well as time. 

You should know, I’m a “techie” person, so I use lots of apps and online resources. I, for example, don’t use paper calendar. I do most of my planning electronically. This way, when I am on the go, I have my schedule with me and know what’s going on.

Also, I love Apple products, and I use MacBook, Apple iPad Pro, and iPhone interchangeably. On my phone and iPad, I have several apps that keep me organized and make my life easier. 

Here are the top five apps and resources that I use in my business. The apps pertain to project management, creative content, business development, scheduling, and grammar.

Here is the list: 

1

Todoist is a highly underestimated tool. It’s a to-do list in an app and desktop app. It’s a project management tool, tasks list, and lots more. I discovered it while searching for some useful apps on apple.com and purchased a yearly subscription. I love the way it integrates with my online calendar and sends all sorts of reminders. 

2

Spark. For all my creative work, social media posts, pages, slides/videos, flyers, I use Spark Adobe. Moreover, I own the entire suite of Adobe products, and I love them. Adobe keeps evolving and updating their tools. I find them to be very useful. 

3

Haystack is for my business card as well as all the ones I receive from my contacts. I can keep all of them in Haystack app on my phone. It’s easy to share my business card with anyone I meet instantly. As well as, scan a card I receive. Never fumble through a bunch of business cards again. 

4

Acuity. For scheduling with others and keeping track of my calendar, I use Acuity. A powerful tool that has too many benefits to list. Time is needed to learn all the tools Acuity has to offer but in the long run it’s worth embracing this smart apparatus. 

5

Grammarly is probably one of my best investments so far. A tool that instinctively guides me in a style of writing that I wish to produce. Whether it’s a formal letter, engaging topic or a story, I use Grammarly to check my blog posts, emails, notes, and all of my creative content. It does an excellent job at things a human editor would do. Furthermore, it’s an indispensable mechanism to exhibit and learn proper writing. 

In conclusion, these are not all of the tools I use. But the top five provide a general overview for anyone who’s business, blogging world or the creative industry.

Best of all, practically anybody can use these tools.  

What resources do you use? 

Have a fantastic rest of the week! 

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