Let’s face it: the world is a busy place and it seems to get busier with every passing year. Many of us feel like we increasingly have to do more with less time. Fortunately, there are some great apps out there that can sensibly bring more order to your life. From managing projects to saving articles to read later, here are five apps that can help you become more organized in the coming year.
Wunderlist is an easy way to get stuff done. Whether you’re planning a holiday, sharing a shopping list with a partner or managing multiple work projects, Wunderlist is there to help you tick off all your personal and professional to-dos. Share your lists and work collaboratively on projects with your colleagues, friends and family. Thanks to Wunderlist Pro, teamwork has never been easier.
Finding a great note-taking app is like finding the perfect pair of jeans. They’re hard to come across, but once you do, you’ll always stick with them. The same goes for the best smartphone apps. Some people might still prefer the old, foolproof method of taking notes with pen and paper, but this is the mobile era, and having one good note-taking app on your phone can save you constant hassle. Evernote helps you capture and prioritize ideas, projects, and to-do lists, so nothing falls through the cracks.
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Winter is traditionally a slower time for home sales, but don’t despair. Here are a few ways the timing might play in your favor.'
1. Buyers tend to be more motivated
Buyers looking for homes are doing so because they really must relocate due to job, family or other unavoidable circumstances. You’ll probably waste less time dealing with real estate tire-kickers.
2. Things move faster
Because there are fewer transactions during the winter, mortgage companies, home inspectors and appraisers have less on their plates. You should be able to schedule appointments sooner and expect faster turnaround for reports and approvals than in the busy warmer seasons.
3. You can leverage the smaller inventory
With fewer homes on the market, your property’s unique features stand out even more. Are you the only townhome within walking distance of downtown? The only split-level with a pool in your school district? I’ll be sure to mention it in your listing.
4. Summer buyers are looking now
Not everyone looking in the winter must move immediately. We can discuss ideas about how to market your home among local businesses and organizations with fluid populations, such as universities, or via school district websites that might attract families moving to the area.
5. You can remind buyers of warmer weather
Be sure to include images of your home during greener summer months, including lifestyle shots of your deck, patio, porch and/or yard. Feature these photos in a frame during showings to remind buyers how the...