Top 5 Real Estate Apps and Tools That Can Help You Run Your Business Smoothly
The real estate business is highly competitive and is it is important for any real estate agent to use every tool at their disposal to both win business and complete sales. The rise of the internet and a wide range of apps have made it a little easier to close sales, find potential clients and simply manage your workload. The following apps are the best currently available and will ensure you retain your competitive edge:
- Matterport 3D Showcase
Before a prospective buyer views a property they will look at it on the web and assess its suitability. One of the biggest factors in this is being able to view the property and feel like they could live there. Matterport 3D Showcase allows you to create a video with which a prospective buyer can view a home and tour the inside, without stepping outside their front door. The map will also show interior dimensions and create a digital floor plan.
Balcony is a new social app for real estate agents; it recognizes the power of working together. Although competition is healthy there are many opportunities to promote each other’s businesses and even refer business to each other. This can happen when businesses are in different parts of the country or operate in niche sectors. Connecting with other real estate agents can also provide the opportunity to share ideas and future prospects. Additionally this app will allow you to stay in touch with the latest movements and news in the world of real estate. There is a lot of information which can be acquired from fellow agents!
If you have six viewings to conduct and several potential new properties to add to your books it can be difficult to find time to complete the necessary paperwork to make an offer on behalf of one of your clients. NuOffer is an extremely competent app that will save you a huge amount of time. It is preloaded with all the necessary forms and simply needs to be told the details of an offer, including the property and the potential buyer details. The app will then send the necessary forms electronically to the selling agent and ensure you do not lose commission by being too late with an offer.
- Curb Call
Curb Call aims to take the guesswork out of the whole buying and selling process. The app allows potential buyers to see a wide range of potential homes for sale; it is important to keep your electronic records up to date to ensure they are looking at valid listings. Should they find a home they are interested in they can use Curb Call to book an appointment; this will be booked in connection with the times you have said you are available. There is no need to confirm a booking or chase the potential buyer up (although you can if you want to!). Simply show up at the right house and let your real estate leads come directly to you!
Doorsteps is aimed at those who are new to the property market and unsure of how the process works. This app will allow any potential buyer to study the purchase process and find tips on how to buy the right house. They can also connect directly with members, such as you and find out additional information. This can be an excellent way to build a relationship and encourage trust before you even show someone a house. If they trust you then you are half way to a sale! This can be a nice extra to the standard channels of lead generation.
How much do you care for the success of your business? Do you want to see it thrive? Well then you might want to pay more attention to the apps we mentioned above. Real estate agents should find the best way to overcome the competition; the industry is bloodthirsty and if you’re not updated with the latest tech advances, you risk falling behind. Don’t let that happen! Put your smartphone or tablet to good use and try out the tools we just mentioned. They’re incredibly useful!
By Davis Miller and PropertyTurkey.com!