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The Best Mobile Apps for Real Estate Agents in 2017

Apps are great. They really make that giant phone in your pocket worth carrying. For a long time, I was a proponent of using the web-version of an app instead of installing 100 apps, but they’re just really good at what they do. Also, if they do happen to have a web version, all the better. This week on Tech Thursday we’ll go over the top 5 apps useful for real estate agents.

1. Zillow

Probably in the #1 slot just for the shear focus on real estate, Zillow let’s you search and add home listings. It also features other tools like mortgage calculators, home design, and agent directories. Basically, if your customer base is using it, you should too.
Available on: Android, iOS, Web
Price: Free

2. Google Drive

I love Google, as in I’m fully committed to the ecosystem. If you’re not, check out the alternative below. Google Drive lets me sync all my files, back up photos, and collaborate. Plus you get 15GB of storage for free. I’ve been using it for years and keep bringing it up.
Available on: Android, iOS, Web
Price: Free – $99/month for tons of storage

An alternative: Dropbox

Dropbox was first for cloud syncing devices. Now pretty much everyone does it. I moved away from them after a few security questions came up, but those have since been addressed. Aimed more at small businesses now, it’s a great alternative.
Available on: Android, iOS, Web
Price: Free – $12.50/month plus corporate options

Another alternative: Evernote

Like both of the above, but a bit more focused on note-taking first and organization of said notes. Less collaborative, but keep an eye out as their adding lots of new features after upping the price.
Available on: Android, iOS, Web
Price: Free – $69.99/Year

3. Waze

Waze is great. It’s been around for a while and while so have a lot of other mapping apps, I think it routes the best. Every time I follow the advice from Waze, I don’t regret it. You can also add stops and find destinations on your path.
Available on: Android, iOS
Price: Free

An alternative: Google Maps

Google Maps is great as well, albeit not as good at route-planning. It does offer more local insights towards what’s in the area, so helpful if you’re looking to help clients know what’s close.
Available on: Android, iOS, Web
Price: Free

4. Docusign

Docusign is becoming a pretty standard way to request and create signatures. Extremely handy for you and incredibly easy for customers to use. It also has features aimed at agents and integrates with Dropbox or Google Drive.
Available on: Android, iOS, Web
Price: $10-$20/month for Realtors

5. Expensify

Keeping track of expenses is important, especially if you’re self-employed. I’m recommending this one after having used it at my old company. You can take photos of receipts and have them automatically categorized. Sometimes manually doing it saves some trouble, but it’s getting better.
Available on: Android, iOS, Web
Price: Free – $9/Month

6. Chime

Designed from the beginning to be mobile first, our Chime platform comes bundled with a free mobile app. Our Chime app is just as powerful as our web application but pocket sized! Everything you can do on the web app you can also do on the mobile app.
Available on: Android, iOS, Web
Price: Free with a Chime subscription.

That’s it for this week. This is a short list, so there are many other options out there if there is something in particular you are looking for I didn’t cover.