We looked at some of the top time- saving and revenue-generating apps for real estate professionals. So get ready to lifehack your way the top with some helpful real estate tech.
KeyMe: Copy & Share Keys (https://www.key.me)
There are few things as frustrating as trying to do a showing without a key. Or trying to schedule a time with a seller so that you can get a copy. KeyMe is great because all you have to do is take a picture of a key on your phone and then bring it to a KeyMe kiosk to print. Are you part of a team that needs multiple copies? Don’t have time to print them all at once? KeyMe has you covered; in order to print more keys, all you need is the one photo.
This is an oldie, but a goodie. The great thing about Docusign is not only is the paperless signature software constantly updating, but many clients are now familiar with it. Plans specifically for Realtors are available in the app with a starting point of $10/mo. Advanced features like commenting, reminders, and notifications make the contract process go so much more quickly.
MatterPort 3D Tours (https://matterport.com/3d-marketing-for-real-estate/)
Okay, MatterPort is seriously cool. The virtual tour company is taking 3D tours into the future. With out-of-area buyers wanting to tangibly experience homes before they are on location, this service is perfect. Matterport essentially scans an entire property and creates a seamless 3D environment out of the whole property. With stats like 95% of viewers being more likely to call and 300% more listing engagement, it’s no wonder these tours are taking real estate tech into the future.
Buying Buddy IDX/CRM (https://mybuyingbuddy.com)
We would be remiss if we didn’t add Buying Buddy IDX CRM to the list. Our software is constantly updating and we offer a fully integrated IDX and CRM service in one. Our CRM gathers all your leads from websites, Zillow, Realtor.com, social media, and any source you can imagine and manages them in one place. We focus on hyper-personalized lead nurturing to turn every online lead into a forever client.
Slack is a perfect tool for real estate teams. The work, chat app is perfect for communication on the go. It uses “streams” which allow for team members to jump into dedicated chats for marketing, contracts, showings, social media, and anything else teams can think up. With agents being constantly on the go, this tech tool is perfect for keeping everyone up to speed and focused on the gains ahead.
Area Pulse (https://areapulse.com)
Area Pulse is the easiest, one-stop shop for market reports. Say goodbye to all the time wasted drawing up reports for clients with this easy-to-use software. The part that clients like best is that the reports are both pretty and easy to understand. These reports are classy. The hyper-local capabilities are also a great, personal touch for every client.
Broker Sumo (https://www.brokersumo.com/)
Broker Sumo is the easiest way to manage any real estate office. The software covers all office accounting, reporting, commision tracking, commision disbursements, agent billing, agent onboarding, ACH transfers, and transactions in one place. If you work on a team, Broker Sumo is a major time-saver.
Single Property Sites (http://www.singlepropertysites.com)
Listing agents will love Single Property Sites because it is an all-in-one listing, marketing tool. Set up glossy, listing websites in seconds with photos, virtual tours, open house info, agent info, and more. The unique URL for each property is a great marketing tool. Single Property Sites is also feeds into social media channels and is super easy to use. The coolest part? It’s absolutely free to set up.
There is no doubt that social media marketing is essential for Realtors. The problem is being on the road all the time. Being away from the office makes it impossible to post consistently at the right times. Buffer is a great social media scheduling app to fix all of that. It is absolutely free to set up an account that manages three social media channels (FaceBook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, Pinterest, etc.). And, if you want to purchase more, the fees are pretty small. Simply schedule all of your social media posts in one sitting and then forget it for the rest of the week.
RPR Realtors Property Resource (http://blog.narrpr.com/mobile/)
The NAR created this app to give Realtors mobile access to property stats like owner info, tax history, school information, distressed data, mortgage data, flood zones, economic data, demographics, neighborhood information, and more. No more forgetting print outs; this app gives you instant information at your fingertips. The app is free for Realtors who register with narrpr.com and answering clients’ questions has never been easier.
The real estate software and available apps are shaping up to look really good. Join us as we continue to break down our favorite real estate tech in future articles.