Today, Apps, or applications, are your walking filesystem, secretary, and best friend. They organize your life, time manage your schedule, and make life so much easier. There are apps for general use and then there are others that are developed just to make the Real Estate Industry move smoother and more quickly just for you. The following is a list of apps that many agents use to keep their businesses in order while on the go!
Evernote stores information. And it stores the information for eternity. If you need to reference something from five years ago, you can find it in your Evernote app. It lets you put things into categories and is designed for note taking, organizing, tasks lists, and archiving. You can store the information and never lose it.
Google Keep is another app that will store your information but it is a bit more basic than Evernote. You can choose who you share your articles, notes and writings with. It allows you to collaborate with others in projects and can be used in “real time”.
Dropbox allows you to digitize your work and then share it. It is an excellent app for important paperwork. You store and edit documents on any computer, tablet, or phone and then you can share these with your clients so that processing goes faster. They fill out the forms and then you will be able to upload the completed paperwork to their personalized folder and store it in the app.
Slack is a cloud-based set of proprietary team collaboration tools and services.It allows you to communicate with your team. It helps to keep you and your team organized and have complete access to your messages and archives. You will also be instantly connected to your team without having to rely on text messaging, phone calls, or email.
Cloze automatically keeps track of your email, phone calls, meetings, documents, Evernote, LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. And everything from dozens of other services. It is organized by contact, company, meeting, etc. It will obtain email signatures so your contacts are always up-to-date. The Cloze dashboard includes a daily agenda that aggregates your inbox, contacts, calendar and to-do list into an easy to manage list. The app suggests follow-up activities on particular days.And it provide a history of communication from each contact with related attachments
Contactually Choosing a Customer Relationship Management app for realtors can be a pain because there are so many of them offered and you want to find the one that works best for your business. Contactually manages your contacts and leads and helps you manage your relationships. It offers automated follow up reminders, advanced automation and pipeline management, a letter grade to tell you how well you’re doing with your follow up, and it performs in a very easy to use format and layout.
DocuSign is electronic signature software. It provides electronic signature technology and digital transaction management services for electronic exchanges of contracts and signed documents. It will complete agreements and approvals in hours from anywhere and on any device. You can send documents for others to sign and reminders and check signing status.
Zapier moves information between your web apps automatically If someone fills out a form or card on your website, the app will automatically put them on your email list and they will begin receiving messages from any campaigns that you have scheduled. They will be added to your customer management tasks and all other buyer or seller information.
RealScout This is a great app if you have lots of leads and they all need to be nurtured along. It will scours the MLS for new listings that match any of up to 400 criteria for leads that you select. It can pull together a listing as diverse as a waterfront property with two story windows, a cook’s kitchen and high ceilings and the number of bedrooms that are needed. Then it automatically sends the listings in an email. And... the emails it generates look like they came directly from you...while you are taking care of other business!!
Zurple This app is for lead generation and email automation. And...it can be used with Zillow and with Trulia. It will build an IDX website to capture leads as a prospect browses for properties. Zurple launches home search websites for each target area that you serve. Once a client or prospect is in your system, Zurple monitors their browsing activity and gets to know their profile. It will figure out what their budget is and what types of properties they are looking for. It records the amenities of the homes and their locations. And all of this information goes directly into your system. After Zurple has accumulated the information, it sends automated emails to your leads based on their interests and any updates on the market.
Magisto is an online video editor with a web application as well as a mobile app for automated video editing and production aimed at consumers and businesses. The app makes shooting a video easy since you just point and shoot. You can put together both video and photos and through the editing process, the end result looks professional. Using this app allows you to do home tours both inside and out and also to do short bits about a community, neighborhood or town to add to your online listings.
Quik is an app that allows you to create formalized videos from your phone. This works well on the scene when you are recording video for your content marketing.
Matterport is the all-in-one reality capture system that gives you realistic, interactive 3D and VR experiences. If you have a luxury property or one that is very special, this app gives an incredible tour. Clients can visit the house and tour it as if they are there in real life walking through. It gives the ability to turn and look and details and even get close up. It is completely interactive. Buffer is an application designed to manage accounts in social networks, by letting you schedule posts to Twitter, Facebook and Linkedin.It has an auto-scheduling feature and tracking mechanics that let you post at certain times certain messages for campaigns. And you can then track which of your postings were popular and got responses.
Charlie is an app that connects to users' calendar and prepping them on the people and companies they are meeting with. It filters through different online sources to prep its users on the people they are meeting with. It then tells the user if they have anything in common and what is going on in the news.
RPR app is owned and operated by the National Association of Realtors. It gathers all available data on a property and organizes it for your benefit. It allows access to a nationwide, parcel-centric database of both residential and commercial properties. You can create and send branded reports, and view local market activity. You can use your phone’s location to view nearby sales activity or take a deeper look into any property and view tax, mortgage, historical and distressed data, flood zones, dynamic mapping, and more
Realsuite This app does it all. Just released, it will manage your clients and all of your transactions. It is an integrated, all in one platform that will allow Realtors to generate and nurture leads, access their MLS, and manage transactions. It delivers fast, personalized responses to potential clients’ inquiries, and helps you to continue to stay on top of every prospect new or old. It offers a professional contact management system, communications hub and real time market data reports. There is also another system to keep your transaction documents, details and tasks organized with forms integration and electronic signatures.
There are 100’s of thousands of apps out there and more coming everyday. These are just a few to try out to make your life easier. Most are free or have a free trial period so that you can test it to see if it works for your business. Apps are not only a fun addition to your daily business dealings but also necessary to make your dealings efficient and quick.
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