Since real estate is centered on an on-the-go lifestyle, apps on your smartphone or tablet can make it easier to keep up with your goals even when you’re out of the office. However, with millions of apps available, it can be difficult to find the ones that offer the most value to real estate professionals.
To save you time and take out the guesswork, here are some of the top apps for real estate pros recommended by Wincrest:
Zillow Premier Agent
Zillow Premier Agent is incredibly powerful real estate software. More Americans search “Zillow” on Google than “real estate” or “realtor.” Zillow.com is by far the largest real estate website in the US. It’s the go-to resource for more than 70 million buyers and sellers each month.
As a free user, you can submit new rental and sales listings to Zillow. You can also “claim” listings you created that were uploaded to Zillow straight from your MLS. What this does is place your contact information in the upper right corner of the listings page. However, as a free user, as many as 3 other buyer’s agents will also appear on the list. As a Zillow Premier Agent, your name will appear exclusively on your listings. Thus, when a buyer encounters your listing from Zillow or Trulia, you have a much greater chance of receiving their inquiry and earning the full commission.
Make professional looking presentations on the web, your iPad, or your iPhone with this app. Haiku Deck gives you access to thousands of templates and millions of free images, making it easy to create a presentation that complements your branding.
One of the most underrated apps is Dwellr. This app is backed by the Census Bureau and uses information from the American Community Survey to produce data-rich neighborhood guides. In fact, each neighborhood in the system contains as many as 40 different topics. These include things like median age of residents, racial makeup, median home values, educational background, and more. This allows you to truly see what a neighborhood is like before making an offer.
Real estate agents are some of the busiest people on the planet. There’s no time to be calling your colleagues on the phone and waiting to be put through to voicemail, or even typing out text messages. This is where Voxer comes in. This push-to-talk app is like a walkie-talkie in your pocket. Get your team to connect to you once they have downloaded the app and you can speak in real time or leave messages for each other. There are no phone call costs as Voxer operates via the internet.
Ditch the pen and paper and keep track of your to-do list from the palm of your hand. If you haven’t already discovered it, Trello is a godsend for busy people. Use it to create a ‘board’ for every client you’ve got on the go – you can create a task list and mark things as DONE once you have taken care of their transaction. Trello can also be used on your desktop computer and shared with team members in the office, making it easier for you to collaborate when you’re not physically present.
Powered by Realtor.com (and sure to be appreciated by Tinder fans), Doorsteps is navigated via a nifty “Swipe” selection tool. Swipe left to pass on a property and swipe right to save it for later. All of your saved listings, garnished with a little badge, get synced with your Doorsteps.com account, so you can share it with your friends and co-searchers, along with notes. Aside from being super-streamlined, this platform injects actual fun into the search experience for properties to purchase.
Homesnap is the easiest way to get accurate real estate info – whether you’re standing in front of a house or sitting on a couch. Using your iPhone, iPad or Android device, snap a photo of any home, nationwide, to get the scoop about it. If you’re ready, contact a real estate agent within Homesnap to schedule a showing or list your home.