Success as a real estate professional depends on being able to keep up with ever-changing market conditions and trends. Here’s a list of a few of the year’s top real estate apps that can help real estate professionals stay on top.
Developing and maintaining client relationships is a key part of being successful in the real estate industry. Freshsales gives real estate pros a cost-effective way to manage and stay engaged with their clients from sale to closing. The basic version is free. Paid plans start at $12/month (billed annually).
It all starts with a lead. RealScout is a tool real estate agents and brokers can use to match listed properties with client inquiries. A monthly subscription starts at $39/month per agent or $499/month for a brokerage firm.
Placester makes developing a real estate website quick and easy, allowing agents to focus their time on clients. The basic website plan is free, but agents and brokerage firms can upgrade to the Pro or Broker plans, which include a CRM and advanced websites, starting at $99/month.
Poorly staged, low quality photos will kill a listing every time. BoxBrownie.com can stage and enhance your images so potential home buyers can easily see themselves living in a property. When buyers feel connected to a property, they’re more likely to buy it. BoxBrownie.com offers a free trial and includes three image enhancements and one edit upon registration.
Zillow, Redfin, Realtor.com and Trulia
You can’t talk about real estate apps without mentioning Zillow, Redfin, Realtor.com and Trulia. These sites that are heavily used by home buyers and sellers, as well as real estate professionals. All four services offer information like home values and neighborhood and school data. While each service is very good, they each offer something just a little bit different. For example, Trulia offers a street view of the property and Redfin offers information on things like HOA dues. The winner seems to be, however, Realtor.com because its listings are usually more current due to their relationship with the MLS.