With a new year right around the corner, it’s time to break down the best real estate apps and software for real estate agents.
KeyMe: Copy & Share Keys
There are few things more annoying than scrambling for keys during a showing. 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.
DocuSign: Digital Signatures
Docusign is an oldie, but a goodie. The great thing about this app is that it’s constantly updated and 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
Okay, MatterPort is seriously cool. The virtual tour company is taking 3D tours into the future. With out-of-area buyers wanting to check out homes online, Matterport 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 and CRM
We would be remiss if we didn’t add Buying Buddy IDX and CRM to the list. We’re constantly updating our fully integrated IDX and CRM. The Buying Buddy CRM gathers all your leads from your website, Zillow, Realtor.com, social media, and any source you can imagine and puts them together in one place. We focus on hyper-personalized lead nurturing to turn every online lead into a forever client. The IDX plug-in allows you to create hyper-localized niche landing pages to capture even more leads.
Slack: Keeping Teams Connected
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, admin, 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: Market Reports
Area Pulse is the easiest, one-stop shop for market reports. Say goodbye to hours wasted drawing up market reports for clients. The part that clients like best is that the reports look slick and are easy to understand. These reports are classy. The hyper-local capabilities allow agents to drill down deep for super personalized reports.
Broker Sumo: Real Estate Office Management
Broker Sumo is the easiest way to manage any real estate office. The software covers all office accounting, reporting, commision tracking and 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: Listing Websites
Listing agents will love Single Property Sites because it’s an all-in-one listing marketing tool that’s easy-to-use. Create glossy listing websites in seconds with photos, virtual tours, listing videos, open house and virtual open house info, agent contact details, and more. The best part? It’s free to set up.
Buffer: Social Media Manager
There is no doubt that online marketing more important than ever. But, it’s a huge pain to create posts for Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Pinterest. Buffer lets you push out all your social media posts from one app. 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.