With Apple formerly blowing away the all the competition Android is now quickly on their tale with many more app developers developing apps for realtors for the Android. How do you decide? Which ones are the best? Well, it really depends on which smartphone you are using and what problem you are looking to solve.
Here are some of the best apps for real estate agents in the iPhone format. We will have Android apps reviews in the future but for now we will just focus on iPhone apps.
Best iPhone Apps for Realtors
CalcsFree: Have you ever been showing a property and the buyer asks you how much the payments will be? For those that aren’t good at math, this is a great app for you. When I started out I really had no clue how loans worked and, honestly, I still don’t. Too much detail and too many variables considering the market that fluctuates so much. It is hard to keep up with what is happening. I’m more focused on getting well-qualified buyers and cultivating relationships with them more than I am interested in keeping up with loan BS. My buyers expected me to know the going rates for loans. I’m not a lending specialist and, I am sure, you probably aren’t either. A good app and it is free!
Evernote: This is a simple program that is great for archiving and organizing your goals, thoughts and images. You can access your files from anywhere 24/7. Easy to navigate and it is also free!
HomeFinder.com: If your local newspaper is one of the 130 that HomeFinder.com services, this is a handy tool. Agents who subscribe to HomeFinder.com are able to enter open house information to appear on their newspaper’s website, and this app lets you search for those open houses. On the home screen you have three very simple options – look at open houses coming up this weekend, look at open houses going on today, or look at homes for sale. If you aren’t getting results with the default options of 5 miles surrounding your current location, then you can hit the Refine Search button to expand your search radius, or choose a different location by entering a city and state or ZIP code.
A couple other apps are quite helpful as well. Trulia and Zillow. While I don’t believe they have the most current and up to date information available for agents and homeowners I do believe they offer a glimpse in to some data that you may find helpful in your search for your client a home. Zillow I believe is the most inaccurate of the two you can still grab some helpful info from Zillow. Trulia is a bit more accurate and I trust their data much more.
There are many apps for realtors coming on the market every week. The market is in need of some more thorough applications for both Android and iPhone. Do you have any favorites that you are using?
Hello, my name is Len Dietrich. I’m a real estate consultant, RE investor and online marketer that focuses on real estate tutorials and tools for real estate agents. Check out my site http://www.GettingStartedAsARealEstateAgent.com for more useful tools for your real estate career.