1. Reality Juggler
There are many customer relationship management (CRM) tools available in the market but there are only few which are made specifically for real estate agents. Well, Reality Juggler fills this void.
It is a CRM tool which has been designed keeping the real estate market in mind. It has almost everything a real estate agent needs. The benefit of using a CRM tool is that it allows you to organize everything neatly. There are many other features included in this app in addition to the awesome tracking features. Some of the items you can easily track are:
In addition to being an all encompassing data management tool, it also allows you to create, import as well as export various contracts and other documents. You can also include your own customized graphic letterheads on the documents.
This is not all; it also has many real estate calculators which allow you to show detailed statistics to your customers to help them take decisions easily. These calculators allow you to show comparisons between rent versus buy and maximum loan limit amongst various other things.
It costs a very affordable $99 a year and you do not need to purchase it outright as there is also a 90 day free trial available to test various features.
Our lives have become digital today. Very few realize this but our dependence on technology is scary. Almost all of the data generated today is stored on computers and there are no hardcopy backups. Well, have you ever given a thought to the fact that a computer crash may wipe out all of the data on your computer hard drive.
It is indeed scary but thankfully there are a few digital solutions available which allow you to backup all of your data for a very low price. Carbonite is one such solution which allows you to backup all of your data to secure online cloud for just $59 annually. The cost goes down further if you buy for multiple years or for multiple computers.
In the unfortunate event of a crash, you can download all of the data to your new hard drive in just a few clicks. In addition to the ability to restore data to a new computer, you can also access the data from anywhere in the world with just an internet connection.
3. Card Munch
Business relationships are the cornerstone of a successful real estate agent and almost all of the business relationships begin with exchange of a business card. However, maintaining those business cards is a pain and Card Munch takes away that pain.
This is a free LinkedIn app and currently only available for iPhone. With the help of this app, you can import all of the data on a business card to your LinkedIn contacts by just clicking a picture of the card. It is a very efficient way of maintaining contacts which saves you from punching in the data one by one.
Currently, there is no android or iPad version. However, a similar app named as Cam Card is available for android on trial basis. You can also upgrade to a powerful paid version later.
4. Jot Form
Leads at the lifeblood of a real estate business and there is nothing better than a well-designed form on a website to capture leads.
Jotform is a form builder which allows you to quickly build beautiful and highly converting forms. You do not need to hire a programmer to use it. Also, it does not require any registration. You can use this app to:
Create lead generation forms
Organize collected information
Conduct customer surveys
It has a free version which allows you to collect up to 100 submissions on a monthly basis. If you need a higher limit, the pricing starts from a very affordable $9.95 per month.
5. Around Me
Have you ever been in a situation where in a client asks about the various facilities near the property you are touring? Well, I have faced a few situations where I did not have time to find out more about the surrounding area but Around Me came to my help.
It is a beautiful little app, currently available only on iOS, which tells about various movie theatres, restaurants, banks, gas stations, supermarkets, bars and other such places in a location.
This way, you can quickly tell a client about the locality. I also use it personally to know more about a locality. This is also a great help to buyers who have just relocated and are not aware of places to go in the new locality.
This app offers a quick overview of various facilities in the locality and also allows you to highlight various benefits of the property.