Selling properties is no easy job, but if you’re a real estate agent, you my be making it tougher than it has to be. The good news is that it’s currently a seller’s market, and more homeowners are looking to outsource the task of unloading their property.
That means more commissions for you, but also a lot more work. But you should know that if it’s related to real estate, there’s probably an app for it.
Depending on your specialty, there are any number of apps that might work for you. If you own a real estate franchise, are in the field as a Realtor, or specialize in a niche type of property, you already have a full plate.
Check out MagicPlan, which enables you to customize floor plans with the swipe of a finger. The camera maps out a room and creates an instant mapping system, which means instant floor plans for your marketing efforts.
Apps to try
When it comes to the biggies like Zillow, Trulia, Realtor, Redfin, and others, you probably already have a favorite. But do you have their app?
Each one has its pros and cons, so don’t assume your favorite website will naturally turn out to be your favorite app. They’re all free, so spend a little time playing with each, and pick the one that looks like it could be your go-to resource. Any more than one and you risk wasting of a lot of time.
You need to be able to jot down notes quickly, especially when you’re meeting with sellers and buyers, and that’s exactly what JotNote Scanner lets you do. Part notetaker and part scanner, it can turn any iPhone into an instant scanner so you can share from cloud storage, email, and other locations.
Nobody has time for massive scanners anymore, so leave those high-tech gadgets in the office and streamline your mobile readiness.
Keep up with the competition
Real estate still entails a lot of paperwork, and there’s no telling when you might have to grab a few potted plants for extra curb appeal just before an open house. Lose that receipt, and you’ve instantly lost a deduction.
Apps such as Priximiant’s Digital Receipts let you snap a photo of a receipt and store it instantly. The app is free, and it helps you go green in a paperless environment.
Stay on top of the local market with LoopNet, which is basically an MLS for commercial properties. This is crucial for commercial real estate agents who need to have a pulse on what’s happening in the market at all times.
With more high-tech businesses sure to be launched in 2014, those commercial shoppers will be looking for property, and you need to keep up with their tech savviness.