Top 10 Productivity Apps for Real Estate Brokers
The development of innovative mobile apps disrupted many industries, and real estate among them. Some of the apps are developed to support the system as an outsider like in the hospitality industry, while others found themselves in the industry center like the countless apps that can make real estate brokers lives much easier and stress-free.
The real estate is one of the industries that already has invested heavily in apps and software. This is understandable since real estate brokers are one of the busiest people in the world. If you want to streamline some processes and work more effectively, your company should try using new technologies to its full potentials. As a start, you have to recognize all the processes that slow your agents down and then find the corresponding apps that can fix those problems.
The main purpose behind all of these apps is to save real estate brokers time and to offer them a better way to manage their day-to-day activities. Time is money and this applies even more to the brokers. Here is the list of 10 best apps for real-estate brokers and not only for them but also for buyers, sellers, homeowners, even the investors, basically everyone who is involved into the real estate world.
Cloze Relationship Management
Sometimes you are afraid to even look at your phone because of all the emails that are waiting to be opened. If you are suffering from inbox overload, Cloze app is worth considering. The app seamlessly integrates with all your email accounts, calendars, social accounts and even note-taking apps like Evernote so it can create one card for every person and company. All their contact details and your complete communication history – every email, every phone call, every meeting, all the notes, messages, files and social are put in one place. One of its best features is AI that can remind you when it’s time to reach out or follow up to key people based on previous email conversation. Cloze is basically your personal assistant for your professional relationships.
One of the most popular apps real estate brokers use today is Evernote. It is an all-in-one note-taking app. The app helps you keep track of your notes, outlines, lists and more. You can easily add pictures, videos, audio files, PDFs and the list goes on to your notes. Since everything is backed up to the cloud, all of your notes can be accessed from everywhere and on any device.
PDF Converter Ultimate
As we said earlier, real estate brokers are overloaded with emails and many of those emails consist of various documents, PDFs included. If the broker who is currently on a field find some crucial mistakes in the PDF he is about to sign, it would be impossible to correct them right on the spot, right? Well, with the help of PDF Converter Ultimate even that is possible now. The app provides high-quality PDF conversions to more than 20 popular file formats and vice versa so PDFs can be converted to editable file formats for easy manipulating later. The app can convert documents right from your mobile device, Gmail and supported cloud services like iCloud, Google Drive, Dropbox, and others.
Realtors deal with important documents all the time so naturally, they need a secure and seamless way to access, store and share all of their documents. Dropbox does exactly that. You can store all your documents in various folders in the cloud which are then accessible from anywhere in the world and on all operating systems. The app supports collaborative working as well so you and your colleagues can work on the same document from different locations and times zones.
Over Edit & Add Text to Photos
Sometimes you simply have to add a caption to photos you’re planning to post on social media accounts, this is especially true if you are a real estate broker who does Facebook ads. Adding text to an image can sometimes end up looking really unprofessional. Well, at least if you are not using the right tools and apps to do it. Over app allows you to choose from millions of templates, fonts, graphics so your photos can look really good. Basically, the app presents an easy way to add custom made visually impressive fonts and it allows you to unleash your creativity. Besides adding a caption to photos, you can create business cards, blog headers, album covers, video titles, retail posters, email templates and the list goes on.
Available on: iOS
Buffer is a complementary app to Over Edit & Add Text to Photos. It is a must-have app if you or your agency have social media accounts. The app lets you schedule articles, status updates, quotes, and images for any social media account. Besides that, it provides you with detailed and easy to read analytics. If you want to save time and manage all your social media account from one place, Buffer is the app to go.
More than 200 million companies and individuals use DocuSign on a regular basis. You can’t go wrong with using this app since it is the industry leader in electronic signature software which can help you and your company save costs and eliminate annoyances and lack of security in paper-based transactions. You can use this app to sign contracts, leases, and approvals in hours, not days from anywhere in the world and on any device. The whole document can be prepared within the app right on the spot and sent over to the other party to sign. You can even ad “sign here” tags and receive notification when the document is signed.
CamScanner allows you to scan documents with your mobile device’s camera. The great thing is that the output looks like a real scan! All of the scans can be saved either as PDF or JPEG format and can be easily shared, printed or uploaded to supported cloud services. Next time, instead of rushing into your office to send important documents, think of this app and manage everything on the go.
Misplacing the seller’s key happened to all of us and Key.me can be a lifesaver when it happens. For now, it only works in New York, but since it is one of the biggest real estate markets we decided to include the app in our list. The idea is pretty simple, take a picture of the key with your phone’s camera or select one of the previously saved keys, head to the nearest Key.me kiosk and voila, your key will be done within minutes. All digital key copies are securely saved in the cloud and you can even customize your keys with over 100 designs. Key duplicates can also be ordered by mail but it is a much slower process.
Vert S is a powerful “anything and everything” conversion app. The app supports more than 800 units and 169 currencies along with the precious metal chart. Since part of the realtors’ day-to-day job consists of dealing with lots of complex metrics like volume, size, length, weight and even currency, this app could come really handy when such conversions are needed. Users can even mark their most used conversions so they could be easily accessed later on.
Available on: iOS
All of these apps could be a valuable addition to your current toolbox. We believe that by using them to streamline your day-to-day process you will save a lot of time and energy as the end result. We would love to hear from you, so please let us know in the comments below about real estate apps you rely on to make your job easier.
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Sandra Rodgers runs the Cometdocs blog and posts on it regularly. She loves yoga, travel, photography, cooking foreign cuisine traditional meals and is a major tech enthusiast. Feel free to reach out to her on Twitter.