There is no shortage of apps for real estate agents. But as apps compete for space on your phone, remember you’re also competing for attention from buyers and sellers.
Many of the best agents thrive by staying on the go, meeting clients at properties throughout the day to close more deals.
But being away from the office means your digital toolkit is more limited. That had us asking what apps can you bring with you on your phone or tablet that make the most difference.
Here are our picks for the 10 best apps for real estate agents to make you stand out and close more sales.
How to Stand Out With Real Estate Apps
In such a crowded space, the right real estate app can help you stand out — not so much because of the tool itself, but what it can do for your client relationships.
Clients notice when an agent is more:
So if you can be more attentive and responsive and be someone who always has helpful answers, you’re well on your way to taking your business to the next level.
And finding an app to help you do it is a good place to start.
10 Apps for Real Estate Agents to Stand Out
The right real estate apps can help you provide quicker and better service and set you apart from the competition. Here are our picks for 10 apps to get you started.
1. Lab Coat Agents Marketing Center – For Marketing Collateral
A picture is worth a thousand words — and maybe even a quick sale if you made it on Lab Coat Agents Marketing Center app.
The LCA app is often described as “Canva for real estate agents,” and that’s a good description.
This mobile-friendly app has intuitive tools and tons of templates that let you quickly customize a design for a business card, email signature, door hanger, Instagram post or practically anything else an agent could need.
This real estate app can help you stand out as an agent who always seems to have fresh, stylish visual assets to promote your brand and your listings.
2. BombBomb – For Video Messaging
If pictures make for great marketing, videos are even better. But the learning curve is steep — unless you’ve got an app like BombBomb.
BombBomb is an on-the-go app for recording custom video messages. Use it for a single client or your whole email list and deliver it right to their email inbox.
This is definitely an app for real estate agents that want to add a uniquely personal touch to communications, while also saving time on typing.
No one expects to get their question answered by a video in their email, so BombBomb is definitely another app to make you stand out.
3. Curb Hero – For Open House Sign-Ins
Open houses are key to marketing as well as sales, but managing sign-ins is tricky unless you’ve got a tool like Curb Hero.
The Curb Hero app is a great choice for an open house sign-in app for real estate agents who want an on-the-go app for their phone, tablet or touchless sign-ins.
The app features customization options with text and email follow-up, CRM integration and more.
While Amitree already offers some great free open house sign-in sheet templates to help agents like you stand out, Curb Hero can definitely help take your open houses to the next level with its streamlined, digital solution.
4. Waze – For Easy Navigation
Real estate is all about location, location, location — but first you need to get yourself and your clients there on time, which is what the navigation app Waze is all about.
Waze offers driving directions along with live traffic and road condition info about accidents, construction and even speed traps.
This is an app that works on your mobile device so no matter whose vehicle you’re in, it’s ready to navigate.
It always makes a good impression when you’re able to arrive on time and look like you know where you’re going when you’re driving or leading clients to a listing appointment.
5. Homesnap – For Real-Time Collaboration
Collaborating with clients and colleagues on listings, MLS research and CMAs is hard outside the office — unless you’ve got Homesnap.
Homesnap is an app that lets you collaborate remotely, so you can interact with your clients on listings and work with your office team on market research and analyses.
This is an app that lets real estate agents engage with your clients collaboratively, seeing what homes they’re searching for, making notes on listings, suggesting new listings and more.
Homesnap is definitely a real estate app that can help you stand out as more attentive, responsive, knowledgeable and helpful.
6. Freshchat – For Client Messaging
Responding fast to every real estate lead and client question is almost impossible — unless you’ve got the help of a tool like Freshchat.
Freshchat is a real estate app for client messaging and communications that lets you consolidate multiple communication channels.
This app not only features a multi-chat interface where you can respond to texts, social and web messages — it also includes a programmable chatbot that can respond for you.
Freshchat is definitely an app that can help you stand out by being more responsive than the average agent.
7. Sun Seeker – For Sun Position Info
Buyers can come up with all sorts of property questions that you probably can’t answer — without an app like Sun Seeker.
Sun Seeker is a solar tracker and compass app that uses augmented reality to provide detailed info about the position and path of the sun and shadows for a given location.
This unusual app is a favorite of architects and cinematographers, but real estate agents can use it to help answer questions about backyard shade, garden plots or even energy bills.
Sun Seeker isn’t a typical real estate app and the info it can help you share with clients can definitely shine some light in your direction.
8. Planimeter – For Property Measurements
Most agents keep a tape measure in the trunk just in case they get a measurement question from a client, but with the Planimeter app, you might be able to leave yours at home.
Planimeter is a handy app for measuring distances and land areas on maps.
This is another unusual app for real estate agents since it’s typically used by urban planners, contractors, engineers and landscapers. But it comes in handy for agents if you want to measure a home’s perimeter, lawn, patio, fencing or other amenities.
Planimeter is another app that is sure to help you stand out with knowledgeable and useful info for all your homebuying clients.
9. DocuSign – For eSignature Documents
Speed matters when it comes to real estate contracts, so having an app that works on the go like DocuSign is a must.
The DocuSign app brings all the benefits of secure and legally binding electronic signature document management to your mobile device, so you can keep deals moving from anywhere.
This app is great since it lets you open documents on a phone or tablet and populate them with fields for signatures, initials and dates and get notifications about contract executions. Plus, DocuSign integrates seamlessly with Folio.
DocuSign is a must-have app for helping you demonstrate your professionalism and responsiveness to client needs.
10. Folio – For Transaction Communications
As an agent, few things are as important as staying on top of your transaction communications. But it’s easy for those important messages to get buried in your inbox — unless you have Folio.
Folio is Amitree’s solution to overflowing inboxes, helping you get organized in a snap so you can stay on top of all your deals, deadlines, documents and more.
The Folio app uses smart AI algorithms to instantly gather all your Gmail and Outlook contacts, conversations and attachments for each transaction, with bonus features including updates, notifications, transaction timelines and integrations with your calendar, and more.
Folio is another great real estate app that can help agents stand out from the crowd by saving you hours every week, so you look like a pro without even trying.
There’s no doubt about it — on-the-go apps are a crucial tool for standing out from the competition in today’s real estate market.
We hope these apps will help you stand out and make a great impression on your next client.
If you’d like to learn more about Amitree’s Folio app, it’s free to try with up to three transactions at a time.
Try Folio for yourself today, and see how much time you can save.
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