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May 2, 2016

vimo logoElectronic real estate forms have now been in use for the past year. Real estate sales professionals across Ontario have begun or are thinking about how they can incorporate electronic real estate forms into their day-to-day business and with good reason.

Signing new engagement agreements and negotiating offers digitally removes a painful, paper-laden process. So what’s the best way to go about implementing electronic real estate forms and signing into your workflow?

First things first: if you are planning to go paperless or do more on the go then we highly recommend getting a tablet. Many document management tools are delivered via mobile app so you will need a device in order to use one of these tools. A mobile app will also wow your clients because you will be able to do more when on the road on a tablet than you can your smartphone.

Secondly, consider your tools. While there are generic document management tools that you can use, you can actually cut down on your apps by looking at industry specific apps which also offer electronic real estate forms. The other benefit to industry apps that offer electronic document management is that you can do more in one place.

A great example: Meet ViMO, GeoWarehouse’s extremely convenient partner program. ViMO is a mobile app that was released last year by Teranet and is designed specifically for real estate sales professionals.

While ViMO is actually a marketing app where real estate sales professionals can promote listings, collaborate with other colleagues, and work with clients to estimate their property values or research neighbourhoods, it also offers the unique capability of digital document management, namely electronic real estate forms the ability to sign digitally.

You simply create your forms in ViMO and your client can sign using their finger, right on a tablet.

Implementing the signing of electronic real estate forms on your mobile device is the way to go. Think about all the trips back and forth from your office to sign up a new client, negotiate a listing agreement or offer of purchase and sale. Now you can prepare everything you require, right in front of the client. Think new buyer: when meeting them, ViMO will enable you to create and sign the terms of your representation and then together you can look at properties of interest right on ViMO.

Technology and changes to the laws to move with technology have changed the real estate landscape again and no doubt will continue to do so. Want to stay competitive – think electronic real estate forms.

ViMO is the best there is. Find out more at www.myvimo.ca.

 

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geo1Everyone knows about GeoWarehouse. It has only been the top and most relied upon real estate tool in Ontario for the past 15 years. GeoWarehouse is a research tool with a marketing component, and riding that success, in 2014 Teranet wanted to look at how we could add even more value for real estate sales professionals.

This led to the creation of ViMO, GeoWarehouse’s sexy sister. Initially there was some confusion because some saw ViMO as GeoWarehouse’s mobile app – when in reality they do different things and together form the most competitive toolset on the market today. One main difference – digital signature capability.

When Ontario changed the law this past year, Teranet was ready with ViMO offering full digital signature capability and the ability to create and sign all real estate forms right in the app.

While you can use both products to research a property’s sales history, pull sales comps, estimate values, research neighbourhood sales and demographics – there are other key differences too.

Here are the differences:

More of a marketing tool with a research component:

– In ViMO you can connect to clients, colleagues and suppliers and share information
– Post and market your listings in the app
– Create market insight reports to continually add value to your clients
– Do more on the go

More of a research tool:

– GeoWarehouse offers access to things like surveys, Parcel Registers*, Instrument Images, condo certificates.
– GeoWarehouse provides the property’s financial information
– GeoWarehouse reports are often used as feature sheets in open houses.

When in the office you can use GeoWarehouse to research a new listing or to look for listings to show your clients. When on the go with your clients you can use ViMO to:

  • Look up properties
  • Message other real estate sales professionals to get appointments
  • You can stand in front of a property and using the augmented reality feature in ViMO use the camera on your iPad to pull all the data your client needs to know about that property
  • Heat maps help you and your client instantly identify hot pockets within a particular community that are worth looking at.

The introduction of ViMO simply means you can do more. Get rid of the paper, do more on the go and be more efficient. If a client wants to make an offer – no problem. You can negotiate all the paperwork on your tablet, obtain their digital signature and transmit it to the other side with a couple of taps. It really has made the entire process more efficient – saving you time and money and giving you the ability to offer better service to your clients.

We all know how valuable GeoWarehouse is, and now you can add a new set of tools to that virtual tool box with ViMO.

Want to know more? Visit www.geowarehouse.ca or www.myvimo.ca today.

*An official product of the Ontario government pursuant to provincial land registration statutes.

 

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October 21, 2015

Being that ViMO is our little brother we thought it prudent to dedicate this week’s blog content to a fantastic new feature that the ViMO team at Teranet rolled out this past month.

As you likely already know, ViMO is a mobile app for real estate that real estate sales professionals use to market listings, collaborate and manage relationships with prospects, clients and partners, administer documents, research properties – and oh, did we mention… market to customers??

Your marketing is your bread and butter and we know it, which is why the developers continually add and develop new ViMO features.

Introducing the Market Intelligence Report!!

Using the Market Intelligence Report you can create customized reports about industry news and neighbourhood sales activities that you can market to:

  • Prospects – generate leads
  • Clients – nurture leads
  • Partners/Colleagues/Referral Sources – generate new relationships!

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Only GeoWarehouse customers can register for ViMO – Visit myvimo.ca to learn more about the Market Insights Report or about the full capabilities offered by the full ViMO mobile app for real estate.

 

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December 23, 2013

My Vimo logoExpect great things in 2014 from the GeoWarehouse team at Teranet. We look forward to bringing you ViMO (Virtual Mobile Office), a mobile application that will encompass many of the capabilities of GeoWarehouse and more. ViMO is a premier sales and marketing support tool that enhances your personal brand by allowing you to use mobile technology to provide a better client experience when interacting face-to-face with your prospects and clients. This application will also allow you to perform property and neighbourhood searches, create reports, network with clients and other real estate sales professionals, and sign electronic documents. ViMO will be available in early 2014.

To stay informed you can follow ViMO on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Google+, YouTube, Pinterest and more! Also, feel free to check out the ViMO Twitter page at @myvimo.

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