Long gone are the days of real estate transactions where client names were kept in bulky Rolodexes or properties were listed primarily in the newspaper. Real estate isn’t resistant to change, which is why you should update. Here is the list of 7 best apps for real estate investors:
DocuSign is a dream when you need a contract signed and vice versa. It works with the most common file formats and it works with some of the most popular cloud services in use today. Most importantly though, everything is stored in the cloud, which is guaranteed to be safe. DocuSign is a huge time saver, and great for when you need a contract signed, but can’t be present in person.
Each of these apps has their own little perks and positives, but they’re all essentially the same formula: realtor posts property, potential buyers reaches out to realtor, and this carries on until a deal is reached. The great part about each of the MLS apps is that they offer map-based searching, which is excellent for snagging people who are looking at moving into NYC but don’t have the time or resources to spend a full day manually scoping out the city.
Think Zillow, for commercial properties. Doesn’t have the cool map functionalities of Trulia and Zillow, but still incredibly useful, thanks to its advanced search options and listing of property records. LoopNet has any and everything related to commercial real estate transactions, and it’s a safe place to get started on doing business. And since it’s specialized particularly for commercial properties, you’ll get way more relevant leads from it.
We’ve all been caught in a situation where we really needed a document only to find that we’d left it at home. Worry no more with Google Drive, or Dropbox! They each have pros and cons, with Google’s being the lack of privacy and Dropbox being the small starter size, but they’re excellent tools for storing important docs on the go. Never be caught without your leasing agreement or ad flyer again.
- Houzz Interior Design Ideas
Setting up showings can be particularly grueling work, especially if that’s your least favorite part about real estate. Houzz takes the most popular interior design ideas both from across the web and from user-submitted photos and puts them all into one handy database. The ideas can be sorted by everything from style to color, and all you have to do is follow the picture.
Portable scanner. Enough said. Although the images can come out a bit low quality sometimes, it’s excellent for when you’re in a pinch or finalizing a deal and want a preliminary outline to send to your client. CamScanner even has its own cloud, which lets you upload scanned documents to it, making this deal that much sweeter.
Gone is the need for expensive floor plan software and Photoshop know-how: MagicPlan is a floor plan creator within an app. Its interface is super simple, and saving or uploading the floor plan is a no-fuss process. MagicPlan allows you to take a picture of a room to get its dimensions and then you use your fingers to edit and fine-tune the room to meet your needs.
As a real estate professional, it’s important to make sure that you’re not caught off guard. These handy apps, make sure of it, and they’ll make you into the best real estate professional you can be.