Here’s a breathtaking fact…the speed of computer processing doubles every 18 months. No wonder we’re all becoming twice as impatient as we used to be.
The good news for agents is that we can maximize this speed with new apps designed specifically for our industry. Here is a list of the best real estate available right now. In two months from now, there will be others.
1, NeighborhoodScout – mobile neighborhood demographics and statistics
Crime rates, age ranges, school ratings, income levels, weather, transportation options, hot spots, amenities, etc. Key real estate data such as home values, rental values, housing availability, etc.
2. Hootsuite – mobile social media management
This app pulls all your profiles from various sites into one location so you can update information about your properties once. Distribute all your website/blog content to all of your desired channels while customizing each post for each platform. Posts can be scheduled across time zones.
3. MailChimp – email marketing
Popular with newbies and seasoned agents alike. Targets segments of your database so each segment gets the right message at the right time via a drip campaign. Seamlessly integrates Face Book, Shopify, Twitter, Google, Survey Monkey. It also has the capacity for web analytics to deliver behavioral analytics.
4. Contactually – CRM – mobile access to all features
Organizes and sorts your email list as well as segments your database into such catagories as new prospects, home buyers, condo buyers, sellers, etc. so you communicate the “right” information at the “right” time. An email template that you can personalize is included. Also included are automated reminders to help keep you in touch with your network.
5. RealScout –mobile lead marketing app
Gives you MLS details instantly. Enables capitalizing on most current listing and buyer data that alerts you to prospects and their needs. Automated email triggers and dispatches to your visitors about which properties they are viewing, specific locations, square footage data.
6. RPR – mobile property search app
Sales activity, sales history, taxes, local interest rates, local market stats, etc.
7. Zillow – mobile lead generation app
Some 100M homes are listed with Zillow. Take advantage of that information regarding potential buyers, potential sellers, foreclosures, new construction, new listings. This app is hot among agents and consumers.
8. Mortgage Calculator- free and exclusively for agents
Determine the size and duration of mortgage payments, compound or semi-annual mortgage rates, taxes, administrative fees, amount of principle paid, amortization schedules.
9. roOomy – mobile virtual staging app
This app is great for 3D modeling and virtual staging as well as renderings of home furnishings. It’s connected with furnishing sites such as Wayfarer, Amazon, etc. so you can virtually try furniture and accessories without having to actually try them in your home. .
10. Houzz – mobile virtual staging app
Similar to roomy for 3D modeling and virtual staging but with over 500,000 furnishing options attached to your phone so you can virtually see what works and what doesn’t.
11. Dotloop – mobile transaction management app
Dotloop keeps track of administrative and proprietary paperwork. The app allows you to process all documents from your phone. Get documents signed, approved and processed digitally from a single platform. Everything gets done with one single platform. The app makes collaboration with clients painless.
12. Citymaps – mobile custom mapping app
The app allows you to create custom maps for clients. Highlight neighborhood destinations, hikes, parks, shopping, restaurants, amenities so clients know what and where everything is in their new neighborhood.