Top 5 Apps for Real Estate Agents
General advances in technology have caused quite a few procedural shifts in real estate since the turn of the century, but the past decade has welcomed a variety of innovative apps that have helped agents streamline the home buying process. While individual homebuyers have gained independent access to real estate listings around the globe, there’s plenty of good news on this side of the table as well. Real estate agents have gained an arsenal of tools that have the potential to make their daily routines vastly more efficient and enjoyable.
Agents, these tools are not only useful for you; pass these suggestions on to your network! Anyone who owns a home, wants to buy or sell a home, or works in any field connected to real estate will benefit from our Top 5 Apps for Real Estate Agents.
Zillow is a multi-use platform, but it is most often used to search property listings. Packed with features like an on-board mortgage calculator, rough property value estimates, and excellent search filters, Zillow can offer you a great overview of the real estate market in a given region. MLS numbers are usually included for efficient searching.
Availability: Android, iOS, and Web
An electronic signature app, Docusign facilitates the secure, convenient transfer of documents. The receiver can easily add their signatures by using their touch screen, and return signed documents with just the touch of a button.
With the amount of time-sensitive paperwork that swirls around real estate transactions, having a simple, user-friendly, reliable e-document app is essential for success.
Availability: Android, iOS
Scan, sort, and send documents on the go with CamScanner, an intelligent app that turns your phone or tablet into a mobile scanner. You can be confident that CamScanner will deliver the same high quality scans your clients normally receive from you. Follow the user-friendly on-screen instructions and you’ll be on your way to mobile scanning, further streamlining all of the paperwork involved in your day-to-day transactions.
Availability: Android and iOS
An extremely flexible platform that can fill a variety of gaps depending on your information needs, Sitegeist works by providing you with a highly detailed list of data points about the area surrounding your phone’s location – including: population trends, political contributions, climate and weather patterns, commuter traffic trends, and highly-frequented retail and entertainment venues.
If your clients are weighing two or more properties against each other and need a fast, insightful comparative analysis of the geographical locations, Sitegeist is the app you’ll want to reach for.
Availability: Android and iOS
Designed specifically for real estate agents’ professional use, Dotloop is an online collaboration tool. Thus, it is slightly more complicated to use than the other apps on our list, but its dynamic potential makes it well worth the short investment of time needed to learn the system.
Dotloop allows agents to upload documents and designate spaces that require a client’s signature. When the document arrives in your client’s inbox, they’ll be prompted to create their own account. Their identity will be authenticated securely, and they will be guided through each document. More often than not, you’ve no doubt observed that clients miss a signature line; Dotloop ensures that this doesn’t happen.
Finally, e-signatures are verified, and data is encrypted before it is passed securely back to you.
Availability: iOS, Web
Price: $30 and up