As a real estate agent, you spend more time at showings and client meetings than in the office, which means your phone is your number one tool of business. Whether or not you consider yourself to be tech-savvy, apps can be an easy and smart way to enhance your business.
From apps developed specifically for realtors to common multi-use apps, here are our top picks for apps that make your business more productive – which we all know means more profitable.
5 Top Apps for Real Estate Agents
1. RPR Mobile
RPR Mobile is a property research app designed exclusively for REALTORS ®. It connects to MLS/CIE and public records to display market statistics and property data, create branded reports, search properties, and more. You can even add and save your own photos, text, or audio notes to any property. With RPR mobile, you have all of the property data you need whenever you’re in the field.
Dotloop is an end-to-end transaction management solution designed for real estate. And since speed is a necessity in the real estate industry, dotloop is the answer for making transactions quick and streamlined. Everyone involved in the negotiations is included in one “loop” for contracts and paperwork. Realtors can modify contracts in the app, as well as use bank-approved eSignatures. This is one of the highest rated apps for real estate agents and was featured on Bloomberg, the Wall Street Journal, and Entrepreneur Magazine.
Evernote is a multi-purpose note taking app. Features include syncing notes with others, taking and storing photos of handwritten notes, transforming written text into computer text, scanning and saving documents, and searching for keywords. There is both a free version and a paid version of the app, letting you test before investing. Evernote wasn’t designed specifically for real estate agents, but using it may make you think otherwise!
Buffer is a social-media scheduling app for Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and even Pinterest. Real estate agents know that social media is important for engaging and finding leads, but it can be time consuming to remember each day. With Buffer and just a few hours per week, you can completely manage your social media posts so you can “set it and forget it”.
NetLines is a second phone number app that puts another number on your personal smartphone. For realtors, this helps separate work and personal life, while still remaining accessible to clients. Opening the app is like opening a second phone – you have a separate contacts page, separate voicemail, and separate messaging. You can keep all of your professional communication in one place for easy management.
With NetLines, you can stop plastering your personal number on ads around town. Hand out your NetLines number instead. And unlike some other second phone number apps, you can see when an incoming call is to your NetLines number. If it’s an inconvenient time, you know not to answer!