If you’re like most agents, you have a smart phone to help keep you organized. From the maps expert to the local houses in the neighborhood, these apps can help even those who aren’t tech savvy. Here are the top 5 apps that you cannot live without.
Riding around with clients and looking at homes is what you do. Want to know what’s for sale in a certain area, this app will help? It allows you to see the home values and what is for sale and rent by geographical location. There is a voice search and a GPS system all configured in. It has several filters that allow the number of beds, baths and even the price to be filtered in the search. It also has several full color pictures, which is very helpful in searching. This app is free.
2. Google Maps
Being a good realtor means you have to know where you are going. The search of 100 homes begins with knowing where they are and how to get there. Google maps allow you to program the address based on their home base or current global positioning. This is one app you shouldn’t be without. This app is simple to use and free.
There are always those buyers who want to see tons of houses before making a decision. It may be hard to keep straight what they have seen and what they have not. The best way to help their search is by using Evernote. It allows custom files to be set up with each client and to list what they have seen and even their reaction. It’s another app that won’t cost you a dime, but it’s so helpful.
4. Safe Neighborhood
Any client with children is going to be concerned about the school systems, and if there is any sexual predators in the vicinity. Because you must go through so many neighborhoods in a day’s time, there is no way to have them all memorized. This handy app allows you to pull up the information that people want to know. Make them feel safer about paying a bit more for a house that has desirable people all around. This app is free.
5. Tour Narrator
Any good realtor has tons of clients, and keeping them all straight is a big chore. Tour Narrator allows a person to capture the buyer’s feedback as it happens. Using a voice recorder, camera and notes features this has helped many sell homes. The files are converted to PDF and can be uploaded to any website. Imagine having buyer’s reactions by a listing for a home. It helps boost the likability factor when potential buyers hear how excited other potential buyers are. The cost of this app is $1.99.
These are just 5 apps, but there are hundreds that are out there. If the app doesn’t work, then simply find something else that will. By doing some experimenting, it is possible to find a selection of apps that can increase productivity and keep everything in order. The more clients you have, the more money you can make. However, keeping it all organized and straight has to be done with the assistance of apps.