Top 5 Apps for Real Estate Brokers
These days it seems everyone in the world is obsessed with their smartphones. Mine never leaves my hand even as I run around the bustling streets of New York City. There’s a reason for that (and it’s not just because I enjoy browsing my notifications on the Facebook app). Aside from checking my text messages, my iPhone houses my life. I have apps to help me invest wisely, alert me when my train is running behind, tell me if there’s traffic and even an app that monitors my daily water consumption! If apps can help me run my personal life all the more smoothly, than their magic should work on my professional life (I’m a broker) as well, right? Here’s what I came up with.
1. Falcon - Property and Building Owner Data
Falkon is the leading platform to discover properties and the people behind them. They provide detailed property reports, owner contact information, and additional real estate data to thousands of members and businesses around the world. Literally walk down the street and have access to a
One of the most comprehensive real estate apps for iPhone. It uses your iPhone’s GPS to find out more information about the houses around you. Great way to find homes to buy or rent.
3. Roomscan Pro
This Roomscan app is designed to draw floor plans for you, by simply holding your phone up against each wall. As you tap the wall, you will see it appear on your screen, now move to the next wall and repeat. Continue until you are back where you started. The makers of the app claim that Roomscan is accurate to within half a foot. If you need to be more accurate, Roomscan Pro has an option allowing REALTORS® to manually add their your own measurements, doors and windows.
A free Commercial Real Estate deal term calculator for tenant reps and brokers. You can even share deal terms calculations via email.
In 3 easy steps, SignEasy helps you to sign documents such as NDAs, real estate contracts, lease agreements, sales invoices, purchase orders, financial agreements, loan documents, expense reports, consent forms, job offers, permission slips, invoices, work orders and almost anything.
With a mere click, you can request a signature on a document by adding the email addresses of the recipients. After initiating the request, the document moves to ‘Pending’ status and you can view the status of the document anytime.The recipient receives an email link to sign the document. Once it’s signed, the next party is notified to sign. What a great way to eliminate unnecessary paperwork and save us all time!
If you use Evernote, you’re going to appreciate this app! Scannable is the newest app from Evernote, and makes saving and sharing scans easy. Just aim the camera, and Scannable immediately identifies business cards, receipts, and other paper items it’s pointed at. The app automatically detects the document edges and then captures it. In regards to the business card scanning, I really like the additional photo and LinkedIn details that it added to the contact records. For now this app is only available for iPhone and iPad, although and Android version is rumored to be in the works.
7. RPR Mobile
It wouldn’t be a complete list without RPR Mobile. You never know when you are going to get that next property question. RPR Mobile delivers the data and reporting found on the RPR website, directly to your phone. Using RPR Mobile, REALTORS can use their location to search both on and off market properties, while also uncovering mortgage, historical and distressed data, flood zones, school info and more. Then easily create one of 5 different property and neighborhood reports, each branded with your photo, logo and contact information. As a REALTOR, there is no cost to use RPR, the system is 100% covered by your NAR member dues.
This app makes quality video creation easy. Give Videolicious a try by first recording yourself talking into the camera. Then add any photos or videos over the top as b-roll. Next add music and cinematic filters to your photos and video footage. The completed videos can be saved, emailed and shared via social media channels like Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.
CamScanner enables you to scan documents directly from your mobile device – and makes them look like real scans! You can scan documents into a clear, sharp image/PDF to email, fax, print or save to a cloud. Instead of rushing to the office to send out documents, you can now get this done on the go, which is essential when you’re running around town showing properties.
10. Adobe Fill & Sign
Fill and sign any form via your cell! You can even snap a picture of a paper form to fill out. Instantly turn digital files or paper documents into forms you can fill, sign and send electronically. No print or faxing (does anyone actually fax anymore?) needed. You can import files from your favorite cloud storage provider, tap or enter text or check marks in form fields and fill forms faster with reusable text from your autofill collection.