Other Mobile Solutions for Real Estate Agents
Once you can handle all your bookkeeping from your phone, it’s time to look at some other apps that streamline workflow for real estate professionals, including those that handle documentation and promotion.
In addition to QuickBooks, these are some handy mobile solutions for real estate agents:
One of the first questions your buyers want to know when they look at a property is: “What’s it going to cost me per month?”. With the Canadian Mortgage App, you can tell them their most likely monthly payment right away. This handy app factors in data such as the property’s value, the down payment, and the projected interest rate of the mortgage to provide an accurate answer. It even throws in calculations on the anticipated property tax and homeowner’s insurance, so your clients don’t face unexpected expenses down the line.
Do you sometimes find yourself racing across town to get a signature on a document? With Dotloop , you can handle this task digitally. Available online and on the iOS platform, this app lets you upload documents and mark the spots where your client needs to sign. Dotloop verifies your client’s identity and walks them through the document, so they don’t miss a spot where they need to initial. All data is encrypted and kept secure, and all signatures are e-verified for everyone’s protection.
Break the lock on PDFs with PDFescape , a simple app that lets you add a signature to a PDF. Now you don’t have to ask for executable files to get signatures on the dotted line. Instead, you can upload any PDF with this app and add a digital version of your signature. You can also add dates and any required notes.
You may already use a program like Dropbox to transfer large documents to clients, but take a look at Box as well. Box works much like Dropbox, giving you and your clients easy access to large documents, but it also lets you edit and annotate them in the app, and you can mark folders for offline viewing as well. Box also provides an enhanced level of security. Best of all, it’s free for both iOS and Android.
Square footage can be a make-or-break detail when you’re selling a property, and finding the perfect floor plan can seal a deal. Now, with Roomscan Pro, you can create floor plans simply by holding up your phone. It can feel like magic: You tap a wall with your phone, move to the next wall to tap, and watch the floor plan start to form itself on your screen. Roomscan floor plans are accurate to within 0.15 metres (6 inches). As a Realtor, you can take advantage of the special option that lets you add windows and doors to the floor plan as well as adjust measurements when needed.
Because imperial units of measurement are sometimes used alongside metric measurements in Canada, you may sometimes find yourself doing complicated calculations in your head. Save time and effort with Vert, which handles conversions of all sorts with just a tap and a swipe. This app even handles currency conversion calculations for those times when you’re working with a foreign buyer.
Now you don’t need to head back to your office and your desktop computer to tweak those property photos. With Adobe Photoshop Express, you can adjust contrast, exposure, and white balance to showcase the properties you represent in the best possible light (literally), saving you the trouble of going back to take new photos. Photoshop also lets you blur the license plate of the car your client left in the driveway, and it can even blur the address itself. You can also crop out the neighbor’s trash bins or other distractions to present the most attractive property photos possible. Adobe Photoshop Express is available on both iOS and Android platforms for free.
Sometimes photos aren’t enough for a property. When you need to post a video tour on a property’s website or send one to a client, Videolicious makes your job easy, right from your phone. You can add filters to the video footage when needed, as well as music. You can also narrate the video tour yourself to let viewers understand the features of the property thoroughly. Available on the iOS platform, Videolicious charges a small monthly fee for businesses, but you can try it out for free right away with a personal account.