The explosion of mobile devices into our reality can't be overstated, especially for real estate agents. Thirty or even twenty years ago, it might not have been easy to believe that you could conduct almost all of your business through a hand-held mechanism, but that's precisely what many agents do daily.
And what enables agents to work on deals from anywhere in the world? Apps, of course (or applications, for the uninitiated) — the platforms powered by your mobile device that allow you to do everything from managing open house visitors to creating video messages.
What are real estate apps?
Real estate apps are applications for mobile devices (an iPhone or an Android, most typically) that real estate agents can use to boost their productivity, become ultra-efficient, and manage their businesses and deals more effectively.
Most real estate apps for consumers (buyers and sellers) focus on either helping the user find a house (buyers) or helping a user understand how much a house is worth (sellers). And there are plenty of general-purpose apps that agents find extremely useful, but they aren't real estate apps.
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Ten best real estate apps for Agents in 2024
What apps should you have on your phone right now? These are the best ones for agents who want to meet (or exceed) their goals, manage their time better, and more.
For property information, including tax and mortgage history, school data, market conditions, and more, RPR Mobile is a favorite among real estate agents. You can create branded reports, email the listing agent directly from the app, and more. It also offers mobile-to-desktop integration.
Use Zillow for leads? Then you'll want to use the Premier Agent app, which helps you manage all of your leads, assign them, follow up (especially useful for teams), and more, including managing your listings on Zillow.
The LCA Marketing Center App provides many of the same features that Canva does, but specific for real estate agents and their needs. You can use it to create social media ads and other images and assets to help promote your business.
Need someone to cover your open house? Have a showing emergency that you can't get out of? With BrokerAssist, you can send out a plea for assistance from a broker (or agent) in your area and be in two (or more) places simultaneously.
This location-specific app helps you estimate closing costs (including taxes) for both buyers and sellers. It's not active in every county, but agents in counties where it does operate swear by its ease and ability to give good answers to hard financial questions.
Speaking of social media: Where are you getting the images and ads that you're running on social media? Canva is a free design platform that can help agents create beautifully designed assets without requiring a degree or a course to use the software.
When you have multiple passwords and accounts to juggle (that's most of us), and you've resorted to using variations on the same password to try to remember, you're setting yourself up for disaster. 1Password allows you to save password info in a safe, encrypted way and only remember, well, one password.
FaceTime works excellently, of course—but we've all learned to love Zoom over the past couple of years for its device flexibility, ability to host large meetings and more.
How we chose the best real estate apps
To put together this list, we focused specifically on apps for real estate agents. We didn't include CRM-specific apps—although you most definitely should be using a real estate CRM, and you should absolutely ask your vendor if they offer a mobile app for remote access to your CRM.
To select the top ten real estate apps, we looked at both Apple App Store and Google Play App Store app reviews, and then we hand-picked the apps with the highest ratings and reviews that we could find.
To find the best "other" apps that agents used, we combed through social media and other lists to examine which apps are most valuable to real estate agents, then included them in our list.
When you want to become more productive and make your time more efficient, there's almost no quicker fix than downloading an app. Hopefully, you found one in our list that you hadn't yet discovered — and it's now helping you save time and make more money!
May 26, 2020
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