Google Voice Aims to Make Real Estate Agent’s Lives A Lot Easier
It’s no secret that realtors have a lot on their plates. They’re constantly on-the-go talking to clients on the phone, listening to voicemails and exchanging text messages.
What if you could save all of those exchanges?
Now you can.
Google announced that it has added Google Voice to its list of products supported and optimized for exporting data through Google Takeout.
Google is calling it a “data liberation”.
More on Google Voice’s New Marriage with Google Takeout
This article from TechForAgents.com says that more and more brokers will look to encourage their real estate agents to submit this information along with the rest of their paperwork, as the methods for documenting the communication between real estate agents and clients becomes easier.
“The only caveat I see so far is that you cannot filter what information gets exported; it’s all or nothing. If you’d like to turn in this information to your broker, you’ll have to sift through the tremendous amounts of data until things get easier,” Steve Castaneda, the article’s author, said.
TechCrunch had this to say: “For many users, Google Voice is a repository of data as critical to your work or business as email messages, contact info or calendar appointments. So to be absolutely certain that this data is securely backed up and archived, the Google Voice ‘takeout’ feature will certainly come in handy.”
Now I know what you’re saying—you’re probably worried that you won’t be able to actually access your archive or import it into other programs.
But you can sleep well knowing that Google has made sure that your data would be available in standard formats for importing into other programs and services, according to the article from TechCrunch.
But What Data Does Google Takeout and Google Voice NOT Include?
According to PCWorld, the very much talked about new service does not include:
- Your Google Search history.
- Your Google Talk chat history.
- Google Wallet and Google Checkout details, including credit card information and a history of purchases.
- YouTube materials, including videos you liked, shared, or uploaded.
- Posts created with Blogger, or comments you’ve left on Blogger sites.
- Google Calendar entries.
- Google Health data.
- Bookmarks stored or synced with Chrome or the Google Toolbar.
- Google Latitude location information.
- Anything related to your Android phone, including your account or your Android Market downloads.
- Anything involving Orkut, AdWords, Google Finance and more.
If you’d like to extract this information, the article recommends Data Liberation Front because it is managed by the group of Google engineers who coded the Google Takeout Service.