Attention PA Realtors: Do you have a smart phone? Of course you do! Do you need to be more productive when you’re on it? Of course you do! Here are some great free apps that can help you improve your real estate skills and impress your clients.
• CamScanner/CamCard: Free on iOS and Android. This app can convert your phone’s camera into a portable scanner for copying documents, notes and receipts. Once scanned, the information can be saved and converted into a PDF that is easy to share and send. Additionally, CamCard reads information on a business card and saves it as a contact on your phone, saving you valuable time.
• HomeSnap: Free on iOS; Android version under development. This app takes retrieving home information to a new level. This app allows the user to take a picture of the home for sale, and then the service matches the image and GPS location to display real-time data from the local MLS and other sources on price, size, features, and pictures from when the property was last sold.
• Mortgage Calculator: Free for Android. A very useful tool for Realtors and their clients. A basic mortgage and loan calculator app can be used to calculate monthly mortgage payments and amortization, including PMI and other monthly expenses and debt-to-income ratio calculator.
• Open House Manager: Free for iPad that runs iOS 5.1 or newer. This app is great if you hold a lot of open houses. It allows you to use your iPad to manage them and follow-up with visitors after the event. Potential buyers will add their contact information. Then, the app creates and emails a report to sellers and buyers that contains a survey.
• REALTOR.com: Free for Android, Windows Phone, iPhone and iPad. The largest and most popular database of real estate listings, REALTOR.com is GPS supported and can show what properties are available and what has recently sold within a definable area based on present location. Key listing details and property photos are also available with this app as well as the home’s agent contact info.
So, if you seem to be spending countless hours on your smart phone playing Candy Crush or Solitaire, try downloading some of these free apps and enhance your Realtor abilities.