Two Great Assistants - YouMail & ReQall - Make My Life Lots Easier!

Two Great Assistants - YouMail & ReQall - Make My Life Lots Easier!

 


 

 UPDATE: Since this post was written in June of 2013, ReQall has discontinued the service described here. Their replacement offering is WAY more powerful and too much for me. I'm still looking for a 'simple to use' replaceemnt for the ReQall I loved... 



Two Great Assistants - YouMail & ReQall - Make My Life Lots Easier!

For my entry into the Your Best TECHO Secrets - that make your Personal and Professional Life Easier!  Contest I'd like to mention two great assistants that help me constantly. YouMail and ReQall.

YouMail is a voice messaging service with a personality that replaces standard voice-mail services. Actually, with just a little effort, YouMail can have your personality. YouMail:

  • is easy to setup and maintain;
  • allows individual greetings based on the caller ID;
  • sends a text that someone has called and/ or left a message;
  • sends a recording of the caller's message by emailed to you;
  • has a Visual Voice-mail interface for Android and iPhones;
  • and lots more.

There multiple subscription levels starting from free. By doing nothing more than sending my calls to my account, callers hear a default greeting that addresses the caller by first name (if it is in their caller ID). For example, if the caller ID was John, the message would be: "Hi, John, Bruce can't come to the phone right now. Please leave a message".

You can change this greeting by selecting from the many offered (most would not be "professional" but there are some good ones) or create your own greetings. I've gotten many comments from people impressed that "she" knew their name.

By adding (or importing) your contacts into YouMail, greetings can be specific to an individual caller, a caller group, or several defaults (like handling no caller ID calls). This is helpful in providing personal callers something different than businesses ones; or differentiating current clients from prospective ones. I use it mostly to provide a text notification and a and email with a recording of all messages. They also offer a transcription service (that I've not yet used), with real people doing the transcriptions to be very accurate.

 

ReQall is my memory helper and organizer. So many times while I'm doing something else I'm asked to check on or pick-up something "later". Maybe it's an hour from now, next week or even monthly. Sometimes it is a place rather than a time (like: ...the next time you're at Home Depot can you look for...). With ReQall, I can add a note, a reminder, oReQall: Remember what's important toyou here and now.r a shopping list item with a simple phone call or using the smart-phone ReQall app and just saying what I need to. If you're phone is "location aware", you can setup a location and ReQall will remind you when you're nearby it. Using a few keywords, appointments are added to my calendar, reminder texts are sent at the appropriate time, and/ or a list can be reviewed when needed.

ReQall provides a free version that may well meet your needs for a note taker, appointment maker, and general helper. For $24.99/year, more features are available that make ReQall almost indispensable for me.

 

When all is said, I don't use either of these tools anywhere near their capacity. Even so, I think they are great and hope my little article gives them justice enough.

Thanks for reading and I hope this helps.
Bruce

 

 


Bruce Kunz, Sales Associate, SRES & ePro.

Century 21 Solid Gold Realty, Brick, NJ .

  • 721 Blvd, Brick, NJ  08723
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Comment balloon 36 commentsBruce Kunz • June 24 2013 10:00AM

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Bruce,

 

These are awesome tools!

 

Thanks for posting.

 

Kevin

Posted by Kevin A. Guttman-Author, Reverse Mortgage Advisor, 877-251-9709 (NMLS#384936) about 6 years ago

Hi Kevin,

Thanks for stopping by and commenting!  I hope you can make good use of them, too.
Bruce

 

Posted by Bruce Kunz, REALTOR®, Brick & Howell NJ Homes for Sale (C21 Solid Gold Realty, Brick, NJ, 732-920-2100) about 6 years ago

Bruce, Thanks for the entry. I will check out both apps they sound very helpful

Posted by Helen and Larry Prier- Re-Max Gateway - Residential Real Estate, Anacortes & surrounding Skagit & Island Counties (RE-MAX Gateway- Residential Real Estate Sales) about 6 years ago

You may want to look into Evernote. It tops my list for saving me time.

Posted by John Mosier, Prescott's Patriot Agent 928 533-8142 (Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert) about 6 years ago

Two terrific suggestions! Amazing to hear the huge benefit for such a small investment of time and money. I will surely check these out! Thanks again for the tip!

Posted by Ralph Gorgoglione, Hawaii and California Real Estate (800) 591-6121 (Maui Life Homes / Metro Life Homes) about 6 years ago
Bruce, Thanks, these seem like great tools. I appreciate you taking the time to share. Lisa
Posted by Lisa Marie Flenoury, "Lisa The Broker" - Making Dreams Come True ("Lisa The Broker") about 6 years ago

Helen & Larry: Thanks for putting together the contest. There have been so many great ideas provided. I don't envy you trying to sort out "winners"! After all, they all are!

John: I've been using Evernote for several years and am still amazed by it. I agree it is a huge time-saver - and it's helped save the day more times than I care to think :)

Ralph: Free is always a good starting price! Taking a little time to set-up the tools is important and it's so easy to make changes, too. 

Lisa: I've learned about a lot of good things here on AR. Glad I could put in my 2¢.

Thanks to all for stopping by and commenting! 
Bruce

Posted by Bruce Kunz, REALTOR®, Brick & Howell NJ Homes for Sale (C21 Solid Gold Realty, Brick, NJ, 732-920-2100) about 6 years ago

Bruce, we busy agents need all the help we can get organizing all that is expected of us on any given day. Thanks for the tips to help us keep things sorted out.

Posted by Elva Branson-Lee, CDPE - Atlanta Real Estate & Short Sale Agent (Solid Source Realty GA) about 6 years ago

Bruce, I will definitely have to check this out. Love the idea of individual greeting based on caller id!

Posted by Lisa Friedman, 29 Years of Real Estate Experience! (Great American Dream Realty) about 6 years ago
Bruce, thank you for sharing two very interesting tech tools! I admit I hadn't heard of either one, I'll have to check into them, they do sound useful. It's hard to keep up nowadays with all the new apps and tools coming out.
Posted by Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living (Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!) about 6 years ago

Bruce what interesting tools, I tend to wait with stuff like this and then once I make the move I wished I did it sooner to give you an example "DocuSign" I should have done it much sooner....glad I did later than never Endre

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) over 5 years ago

Great information.  I will pass this along to some of the folks I know who can use it.  Hope you have your Grab and Go Kit ready, too!

Posted by Ron Marshall, Birdhouse Builder Extraordinaire (Marshall Enterprises) over 5 years ago

Thanks for those tips.. I love appls and techy tips that save us time and make life

a bit easier......

Posted by Marlene Shelton Giles (RE/MAX 1st Olympic REALTORS,Lynchburg, Va.) over 5 years ago

I now know the scoop on Reqall. I use Better Voice Mail for the transcription and property commercials.

Posted by Cheryl Ritchie, Southern Maryland 301-980-7566 (RE/MAX Leading Edge www.GoldenResults.com) over 5 years ago

Bruce - thanks for the information.  Those are both apps that I can use.

Posted by Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes (Performance Development Strategies) over 5 years ago

Bruce:  Sounds like you have found a great service to assist you in your business. Each of us must find the services that benefit us the most and utilize them ... it makes us a far stronger business and far more effective ...

Thanks for the suggestions!

Gene 

Posted by Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi, 708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience (NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656) over 5 years ago

Thanks for the post.....Will be checking out next week...I can use the help.

Posted by Terry Miller, Miller Homes Group and Tyler Apartment Locator (Miller Homes Group) about 5 years ago

Bruce

Thanks for sharing in information.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) about 5 years ago

Good morning Bruce, I was not aware of Youmail $ Reqall.  Sounds like it could be a good organizer and time saver. Very impressive.

Posted by Larry Johnston, Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN (Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC) about 5 years ago

I had never heard of ReQuall, sad that Youmail and ReQall haven't worked out for one reason or another.. maybe the perfect one will show up soon.

Posted by 1~Judi Barrett, BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK (Integrity Real Estate Services 118 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745) about 5 years ago

Smart software definitely makes our lives easier. Can you believe that just few years ago people were selling real estate from books? And now a regular smart phone can do absolutely anything we need to open and close the whole transaction:)

Posted by Inna Ivchenko, Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA (Barcode Properties) about 5 years ago

I was looking for your current blog. I hope all is going well for you.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) about 5 years ago

Checking out YouMail right now... thanks for sharing!

Posted by Mike Rankin, Mortgage Consultant (ClearPath Mortgage Solutions, Inc. NMLS #1394615) about 5 years ago

I have Voice Retrieval Services which meets my needs but I never heard of ReQall. Sounds like it's worth researching and can be very usful too!

Thanks!

Posted by Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives (DFW FINE PROPERTIES) about 5 years ago

As interesting as this post was, and is, I stopped back by to unsubscribe from the comments which AR automatically subscribes everyone to after they comment on a post.  Have a good evening. 

Posted by 1~Judi Barrett, BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK (Integrity Real Estate Services 118 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745) about 5 years ago

Hi Bruce, I wonder if you have found a replacement for the ReQall program yet.  All the best!

Posted by Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living (Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!) about 5 years ago

Thanks for the update and I look forward to reacquainting myself with the youmail

Posted by Charles Stallions Property Manager, Pensacola, Pace & Gulf Breeze Property Management (Charles Stallions Real Estate Services) about 5 years ago

Bruce

Thanks for sharing the information.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) about 5 years ago

Hello Bruce, just stopping by to see what's new with you.  I did Google the You Mail...does sound interesting.

Posted by Nick T Pappas, Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource (Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, @HomesBirmingham & Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Huntsville AL) almost 5 years ago

Never heard of You Mail, Bruce.  I will definitely check it out!

Posted by Pamela Madore, Team Work Makes The Dream Work (The Pamela Madore Group) almost 5 years ago

These are interesting assistants, Bruce. Thanks for sharing them. I will check them out.

Posted by Toni Weidman, 26 Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL (Sailwinds Realty) almost 5 years ago

That ReQall app looks really cool!  I use BetterVoicemail and absolutely love it!  

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) almost 5 years ago

Thanks for sharing your tips. I hope you are enjoying a most productive summer.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) almost 5 years ago

Thanks Bruce, YouMail sounds like a very useful app and I will check it out.

 

Posted by Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671 (Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities) almost 4 years ago

I am going to check out ReQall since I am always forgetting appointments. Thanks for bringing this to our attention.

Posted by Jane Peters, Los Angeles real estate concierge services (Home Jane Realty) over 3 years ago

Bruce, I wish I knew a substitute for ReQall but, haven't a clue where to send you to even look.  I'm still using Bettervoice Mail and still love it too!  ;-)

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) almost 3 years ago

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