Fax Via Phone and Get Savvy With Investment Data

A monthly rundown of the latest gadgets that can help you succeed in real estate.

January 1, 2011

Point, Shoot, and Fax

Transform your iPhone or iPad into a mobile fax machine. The eFax Mobile app lets you send faxes using the iPhone’s built-in camera. Simply take a photo of a document and the app will enhance the image, combine multiple images, and fax them through your phone. You can create customized cover sheets and add search tags so you can easily find them later. Or send documents as an e-mail attachment. Downloading the app is free, but to use it you need an eFax account; monthly plans start at $16.95. j2 Global Communications; Los Angeles; 800-958-2983; www.efax.com.

Show Them the Money

Gain credibility with investors and help them make smart decisions by presenting key profitability data. RealYields is cloud-based real estate software that simplifies financial calculators, formulas, and spreadsheets into easy-to-read charts and graphs. Quickly analyze property performance metrics and create visuals for listing presentations. Run various purchase, financing, and rental scenarios for clients. Publish results to the Web or share them via e-mail, Twitter, or Facebook. Plans for real estate professionals start at $17 per month for up to 10 properties. RealYields; Austin, Texas; 347-850-7325; www.realyields.com.

Erica Christoffer
Product Manager

Erica Christoffer is the product manager for REALTOR® Magazine, driving growth and helping make data-driven decisions for the editorial products and programs that fall under the publication's umbrella. Erica also co-manages the magazine's 30 Under 30 program. During her tenure as an editor, she wrote and edited hundreds of articles for the magazine and launched the Broker to Broker section. Connect with Erica via email: echristoffer@nar.realtor.