iPad-Based, Paperless Realtor in DFW
"The best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing." Theodore Roosevelt
I am a Texas Realtor with Keller Williams in Fort Worth, who uses mobile technology to simplify the real estate process and to provide clients with an efficient and highly personalized style of customer service. I absolutely love working as a Realtor in Tarrant County! The melding of rich culture, population growth, high standards of living, a vibrant growing economy, lower taxes, and great property values are some of the reasons why this area is consistently voted to be the most livable community in America.
Using the iPad, Evernote, Dropbox, Zipform, and, Docusign I am able to the provide you with faster access to all transaction documents, quicker response times, and the ability to write and submit offers from the iPad while inside the very house you would like to purchase. We can have our initial meeting at the nearest coffee shop and any documents we use in the transaction can be signed electronically via email or on the iPad itself. If you need help buying or selling a home in the DFW area, contact me now, and lets get started!
The REALTOR designation is granted to agents who maintain a strict set of ethical standards defined by the National Association of Realtors, which go above and beyond the basic ethical requirements for real estate agents in Texas.
The Accredited Buyer's Representative symbol, or ABR®, signifies that an agent is uniquely attuned to the needs of today's home buyers and has successfully represented a large number of buying clients within the last year.
The e-PRO® certification is granted by the National Association of Realtors and indicates that a Realtor has excelled in the use of modern real estate technology and continues to maintain certain technological standards.
The Texas Association of Realtors not only provides superior forms for real estate transactions, but they also allow members to access great services like the legal hotline.
My broker is Keller Williams Fort Worth. This is one of the most prestigious brokerages that an agent in Tarrant County can be associated with.
The Greater Fort Worth Association of Realtors is an organization that allows agents to access the MLS, purchase real estate supplies, and connect with the local business community.
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My business revolves around both the iPad and the iPhone. These revolutionary devices allow agents to write and submit offers from any place at any time, access files from all previous transactions in a matter of seconds, and dialogue with clients in a way that is adaptable to their preferred style of communication. At this point, I can't even imagine being a Realtor and not using an iPad. The benefits to both the client and the agent are simply remarkable.
NuOffer recently began working with our local MLS and resulting mobile product is fantastic! Essentially when a buyer is ready to make an offer, we can run through about 30 questions related to the specifics of the offer and the iPad app will pull in all the current MLS information on the property, then organize our answers into the contract paperwork, so that the offer is ready to send off to the listing agent before any competing offers even know what hit them.
Having the ability to sign documents electronically helps make the process of a real estate transaction both simple and smooth. Docusign is the easiest and most trusted method of acquiring digital signatures. Once I have the documents prepared, you are able to sign a real estate contract on your smartphone in less than a minute. Docusign allows my clients to review and sign documents from anywhere, at any time, and on any device.
The MLS provider for North Texas is NTREIS and just recently they upgraded to a system called Matrix, which allows the full power of the MLS to be accessed from any Apple device. This will help me provide you with better info, faster. NTREIS also has a great iPhone and iPad app, called NTREIS Go. This app can nearly replace Zillow from the client's perspective, or it can simply serve as a method to verify the status or MLS information of a property found on Zillow.
Dropbox is used as our central point of access to transaction documents. The visual interface is clean, easy to use on mobile devices, and already familiar to many of my clients. I will create a link to a file dedicated to our specific real estate transaction. My clients can use this link to access all documents from any device that utilizes a web browser. This allows for needed documents to be quickly transferred and for deals to get closed more efficiently.
Zillow is a useful tool that certainly needs to be utilized during the home search process and updated/verified when listing your house. While, the information can be inaccurate and the Zestimate is often misinformed, the site itself is a behemoth that cannot be ignored. Used in conjunction with NTREIS Go, for information and status verification, I would say that it is the most comprehensive source of home information available to the public.
Evernote is more than simply cloud-based digital storage, in reality, it serves almost as a second brain to me. I upload everything into Evernote, so that my clients are never missing anything. The program OCRs every document, even handwritten items, so a simple keyword search will instantly pull up all instances of related documentation. While client access to documents is through Dropbox, the backbone of my transaction management is Evernote.
Accuracy is one of the most important factors to consider when constructing a strong real estate contract, this is why I use ZipForm. The program works directly with the state of Texas to ensure that the most updated version of each real estate document is being accessed. Agents can easily fill in each transaction document and then download the final paperwork in the cleanest possible form. NuOffer is faster, but if there is time, Zipform creates cleaner contracts.
My goal is to create a transaction that is 100% paperless. To do this I utilize the ScanSnap iX500 in addition to the iPad and iPhone. Aside from the environmental benefits, I choose to pursue a fully paperless transaction because digitizing documents, signing electronically, and sharing information wirelessly creates an environment that enables my clients to access documents faster and navigate through the real estate transaction in a uniquely fluid manner.
"The goal as a company is to have customer service that is not just the best but legendary." Sam Walton
Communication is always on your terms. We can stay connected via text, email, Facetime, Facebook messenger, etc. Whatever form of communication is the most natural to you, will always be the most preferable form to me.
You will have access to the latest local market information, be provided with detailed CMA reports relating to the property's value, and receive a timeline of events explaining what should be expected as we come to closing.
Possibly the most important element in listing a home is ensuring that spectacular photographs are taken of the property. As your agent, I will personally purchase the services of one of the best photography companies in DFW.
Whether buying or selling, there is always a need to hire great service providers. In addition to personal references, I will also purchase a year of Angie's List for my clients, so that we are ensured to find the best person for the job.
Consider the amount of time a Realtor will actually be devoting to you as a client. Some agents have a policy of quickly shuffling clients off to their "team," and then they disappear. Not me, I'll be with you every step of the way.
I will also attend all closing events, including inspections, the signing of closing papers, etc. When you work with me you will have a a true advocate, guiding and advising you through every step of the real estate transaction.
"Do what you do so well that they will want to see it again and bring their friends." Walt Disney
"Very impressed with Alan! He is very knowledgeable and made the entire home buying process super convenient and easy for us. He was always on top of everything and kept us updated every step of the way. With his help, we were able to buy our dream home. He has also helped my parents sell their home within a week of listing it." - Abdullah Rizvi
"I highly recommend Alan Reeder! My husband and I used him as our Realtor when we bought our first house, he is selling my in-laws house and will be helping when they purchase a new one! He is punctual, professional and a pleasure to work with! Alan will give you more information than you will ever need to know about the home buying process. My husband and I both work full time jobs and Alan would work around our work schedules to accommodate us. He truly cares about each of his clients and will do everything in his power to find the right house for you and your family." - Laura Rizvi
"Alan is an awesome Realtor! After a year or working to try and find a home and make it ours, Alan came in and made it happen so fast! He knows the processes, is knowledgeable about the market and we felt completely at ease with his negotiation skills. He is extremely easy to get in touch with and is very tech-savvy so we were able to handle almost everything electronically which vastly sped up the process! He's also just really fun to work with. Highly recommend!" - Heather Gaton
"Alan Reeder is by far the best Realtor we have worked with over the years. We will never use anyone else from here on out and we have already highly recommended him to friends and family. He goes above and beyond the duties of a normal Realtor to make sure you find the perfect home for your family. He always made us feel like we were the only clients he had by how much time and energy he focused on helping us find our home. We were very particular about what we were looking for but that never stopped him. He is incredibly knowledgeable but that comes from his obvious passion for real estate." - Carrie Donnelly
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Realtor in DFW
"The best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work
hard at work worth doing." Theodore Roosevelt
"The goal as a company is to have customer service that
is not just the best but legendary." Sam Walton
"Do what you do so well that they will want to see
it again and bring their friends." Walt Disney
"Succeeding in business is all about making
connections." Richard Branson