December 29th, 2016
Bill in VA asks:
Has there been any sampling of members as to what program(s) are being used most often for file transfer of final images to realtor clients? I am familiar with Dropbox and Hightail. What other programs exist and what programs are easiest to use for non-technical agents?
The reason for my question is that I am finding that many agents, who are not tech savvy, are not comfortable with programs mentioned above.
In this post back in March of this year, we discussed a bunch of popular real estate photo delivery options. In the comments, readers talk about their favorite delivery methods.
Most of the old timer non-technical agents that I know would like you to deliver them a CD with the photos on it, but this is impractical because of the extra time and cost of delivery. Not to mention the fact that in many states you can avoid collecting sales tax if you deliver only a digital product.
Here are some suggestions:
- Supply delivery instructions: Whichever delivery method you use supply some concise well-written instructions. Since Zip/UnZip is built into Windows 10 and MacOS these days nothing could be easier than emailing a client a link to a Zipped file of photos on DropBox or GoogleDrive. Dave in WA reports that: “Google Drive is almost exactly 5X faster than Dropbox. It’s been waaaaaay easier for all my tech challenged brokers to grasp and, oh, did I mention it’s FREE (you can do decent volume and manage the storage to keep it free, or just pay the $2 per month and not worry about it). It’s Absolutely amazing.”
- TourBuzz.net has a built-in photo delivery system: I use TourBuzz.net a lot and no one has ever told me they’ve had trouble using TourBuzz.net’s delivery system.
Does anyone else have suggestions for Bill?