It’s difficult to be a real estate agent or a broker without a mobile device. Today, a smart phone or tablet is as important to a real estate business as the fax machine was back in the day. With these time saving apps, agents and brokers can take their office with them wherever they go, find new prospects, manage transactions and stay in touch with clients anywhere, anytime without missing important events and tasks.
With more than ten million installs, Zillow is arguably the most widely used app consumers are using to research properties to find their next home. But, the mobile app can also help real estate agents manage their listings and stay in touch with clients. When a consumer wants more information about a specific property, the app will send an alert to the agent or broker. Agents will find the built-in auto responder a useful tool for sending automatic follow-ups to contacts.
Compatibility: iPad, iPhone iPod touch and Android mobile devices
Trulia is a highly rated mobile app and users tout its simplicity for finding single family homes, condos and apartments. The agent version is all about lead management. When an agent receives an instant lead notification from the app they can quickly make contact with the prospective client making it easy to manage leads in real-time. It’s available for iPhone, iPad and Android phones and tablets.
Compatibility: iPad, iPhone and Android mobile devices
Open Home Pro aims to make it easier for agents and brokers to manage open house events, capture visitor information and ultimately close more sales. When a visitor arrives and signs in the app will notify the host agent if they are working with someone else or even pre-qualified for a mortgage. There is also an auto-responder feature for staying in touch with visitors after the open house.
Compatibility: iPad and Android Tablets (version 4.2+)
GoConnect is a mobile CRM app that helps real estate agents to be more productive and multi-task more effectively in the field. There are seven customizable client activity plans such as new listing, seller under contract and post closing to name a few. Daily notification reminders along with a list of tasks that need to be accomplished for a given day help ensure nothing gets missed.
Compatibility: iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch and Android 2.3.3+
ZipForm is the 21st century way to manage and sign real estate documents. No more messy faxes or unreadable scanned documents. The app captures buyer and seller property information for populating required fields throughout the purchase agreement and other forms. The app also makes it easy to email any document in PDF along with your notes and comments. Documents can also be stored in an online vault for review at any time on demand. For tablet users, a TouchSign feature captures in-person signatures in their own handwriting.
Compatibility: iPad, iPhone, BlackBerry and Android (version 3.0+)
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