Apps are great—especially the ones that help you get your job done better and faster. Take a look at these favorites and see how they could help make your day a little less hectic.
1. AroundMe (FREE)
This program quickly identifies your location and allows you to choose the nearest bank, bar, gas station, hospital, movie theatre, restaurant and much more. It shows you a complete list of all the businesses within each category, along with the distance from your location. It’s helpful to show buyers what conveniences are close to the property.
2. Suburb Scout for Android ($1.99)
Suburb Scout allows real estate agents, investors and homebuyers to search for possible nuisances in the area of a potential home purchase. It will show sewage plants, airports, nuclear plants, landfills, prisons and rail crossings. This handy app highlights anything that might affect the property value of a home.
3. Yelp (Free)
The app for this online local guide lets you search easily for nearby restaurants, banks, mechanics, gas stations and more. At-a-glance star ratings and customer reviews help you and your clients decide where to take your business.
4. Open Home Pro for the iPad (FREE)
Open Home Pro offers a great way to collect information about potential clients that visit your open homes. Within seconds you can input their name, email address, number of bedrooms they are seeking and more. It saves all of the data in an address book and even sends a personal thank-you email to every client entered.
5. Dropbox (FREE)
Dropbox makes is easy for you to store, sync and share files online. There’s no complicated interface to learn, and you can access it from multiple computers. It’s one of the easiest ways to transfer files from computers and phones.
6. DocuSign (FREE)
Now, you have the power to send, track and e-sign documents while on the go—anytime and anyplace. View real-time business document status so you instantly know what has been completed and what still needs your attention. Create, tag and modify documents for e-signature. This free app is simply a must for any real estate agent.
7. Documents To Go Office Suite ($9.99)
This is the only app you need to edit Word, Excel, PowerPoint and PDF files. It gives you access to all of the standard features and editing tools for making changes from anywhere.
8. GoodReader for iPad or iPhone ($4.99)
GoodReader allows you to annotate PDF’s in a variety of ways. You can edit text, move notes with your finger, add a personalized signature and so much more. This will make communication between your clients a breeze.
9. Loan Calculator Pro ($0.99)
This app calculates the monthly payment for different types of fixed rate loans such as home mortgage, auto and credit cards. You can calculate "what if" scenarios to determine how additional monthly and yearly payments will help you pay off your loan earlier and save money in interest.
10. Keynote ($9.99)
It’s not free, but it’s well worth the money. Keynote works like PowerPoint, but it’s more intuitive and easier to use when you need to create a listing presentation. You can also use Keynote to open PowerPoint files, if you use both programs.
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Sheila Newton Team
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices -
C. Dan Joyner, Realtors