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I have been using Evernote for a few years now and some of my home buyers and sellers use it too. Evernote is a fancy yet simple and unstructured app for taking notes so that they can be stored and easily retrieved. I have Evernote on my computers and mobile devices including an iPad and an Android type phone. The notes are stored in the cloud and I can access them from any of my mobile devices or computers.
Evernote is free but I have a premium account that costs less than $50 a year. It gives me more storage space and some additional features.
Notes are searchable and I sometimes take pictures of receipts and the words in the pictures also become searchable. I started using Evernote to keep track of my business receipts so that I have them all at tax time.
Home buyers can start a notebook just for their home search where they can keep track of homes they are viewing, how the finance is going and anything else they might want to takes notes on. I have a notebook for each of my clients and I can share that notebook with them.
Evernote isn’t just for real estate but it is a great tool. A note can include words, pictures and even voice recordings. There is a web clipper available for every major browser which makes it super easy to capture links and whole pages from the internet for future reference like this article even.
I can’t think of a better tool for the house hunting process or the selling process. Evernote is also a great tool for planning a wedding or vacation or any number of projects. We all like to get organized in January and this is one of those tools that people are still using in February.