8 Tips to Prepare For a House Showing

So you’re planning to sell your home. You have decided on a price, based on current market values, but your home may sell faster and bring a higher price if it shows well. Potential buyers will get the best impression if your home is clean, neat, uncluttered, in good repair, light, airy, and quiet. Here are a few guidelines to get your home show ready... 

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23 Best Apps for Real Estate Agents

It's no secret that the life of a Real Estate Agent can be a bit hectic. You're juggling meetings, showings, marketing, sales and often feel like there aren't enough hours in the day. When you're always on the go, like yourself, having the right apps a click away can make all the difference for both your professional and personal life. 

With that in mind, I've put together a list of popular real estate and entrepreneur-friendly apps you need to download right away to make your business more efficient.

First and foremost, we recently developed our own title insurance calculator that is fully customized for New York. You can pull up this app on our website at any time and get a quote anytime on the road. 

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Our list of Best Apps for Realtors:                                                                                

Zillow App1. Premier Agent

This top Customer Relationship Management (CRM) platform enables real estate agents and teams the ability to manage their businesses easier and more consolidated while on the go.  iPhone | Android 

The Premier Agent App allows you to: 

  • Manage your real estate business anywhere 
  • Respond to your leads quickly and easily 
  • Gain rich insights from incoming leads 
  • Close deals faster with real-time notifications
  • Easily connect leads from other sources

2. OpenHome Pro

Screen Shot 2017-10-12 at 2.39.20 PM.pngDon't miss another lead with the help of OpenHome Pro. Capture more leads in a much more modern way than a simple pen and paper. After each open house, the program will send visitors a professional follow up email containing your contact information. With features like social sharing, it's also a great way to grow more traffic to your social media channels and website. iPhone 

3. Dotloop

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Dotloop is an online transaction, task management, and productivity optimization app for real estate agents and teams. They have an easy to use app for mobile that allows brokers to access your transactions using any device. Compatible for both Android and iPhone users, this is a great app for real estate brokers and teams to try out. iPhone | Android 

4. RPR Mobile 

RPR Mobile™ is a property research app exclusively for REALTORS®. Easily search properties, create and send branded reports, and view local market statistics, anytime, anyplace. It provides a lot of information and also gives you “Distressed Properties” - owners who haven’t paid the mortgage and is possibly near foreclosure. These are great opportunities to find potential home sellers who need to cash out their equity. Definitely worth the download. iPhone | Android

5. Spotio

 best marketing tools for real estate agentsOne of the best marketing tools for real estate agents, this app is especially designed for real estate professionals who use the “door-knocking” marketing tactic. You can pull up the prospect's address and keep your notes organized. 

Using Spotio, you’ll be able to quickly pull up this app, find their location, add their name and notes you’ve taken, and then when your day is complete you can export your notes to an excel spreadsheet, PDF, etc. This is very helpful for follow-up with your new leads and make sure nothing falls through the cracks. iPhone | Android 

6. DocuSign

Your time is your most valuable asset. Stop wasting time trying to get everyone’s signatures. While you must pay for the desktop version, the app is completely free. The DocuSign app will allow you to gather signatures easily and cut down on time spent. Fill out and sign documents for free, there is no monthly limit. Securely store, manage, and access your documents from anywhere. iPhone | Android 

7. Haiku Deck

Improve your real estate marketing materials with this app that provides you with very interesting templates for presentations. Engaging real estate slideshows and presentations are both great ways to capture lead’s attention whether living on your website, a webinar, or in a meeting with a client. iPhone | Android 

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8. GoConnect  

This app is a mobile CRM for real estate brokers. It’s designed to help you manage checklists on the go, follow-up plans for leads, daily notification reminders, customize actionable plans, etc. When looking for the best apps for real estate agents, any app that provides organization and focus for your business is worth trying. iPhone | Android 

9. Matterport 

Yes, we're sure you've heard it enough, but Virtual Realty is here. This all-in-one reality capture system that gives you realistic, interactive 3D and VR experiences that feel as real as being there. iPhone | Android 

10. Evernote 

Terrific way to keep track of lists, notes and outlines. You can easily access your appointment’s notes from any device. There is also a keyword search tool where you can search through hundreds of notes and find exactly what you’re looking for. iPhone | Android 

"Use Evernote as the place you put everything … Don’t ask yourself which device it’s on—it’s in Evernote" – The New York Times

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11. Periscope

Connect with your prospects in a different way. This app allows you to record live video that is integrated directly to your twitter account. Going live adds a sense of urgency and exclusivity to a showing or webinar. SIDENOTE: You can also simply use your Facebook App and "Go Live" during one of your viewing. Be sure to let your audience know ahead of time when you're going live in order to receive higher attendance rates. iPhone | Android 

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12. Canva 

You no longer have to have a degree in graphic design to make interesting banners and graphics.Canva makes it simple to create web or print graphics right from your phone or desktop: blog graphics, presentations, Facebook covers, flyers, posters, invitations and more. iPhone | Android

13. Buffer

Buffer makes it simple to schedule any real estate article, image, quote or status update anytime throughout the day. Put together your own social media calender to make sure you're posting interactive posts consistently, this is the only way you're going to grow your digital prescense. Buffer generates the best possible times throughout the day to share your content to your followers on social media. iPhone | Android 

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14. TinyScanner 

For real estate agents who are constantly on the road but still need to scan documents, this app allows you to have a portable document scanner at your fingertips. You can scan everything as images or PDFs. iPhone | Android 

15. Slack

If you haven't heard of Slack yet, get on it. It is an app designed to have better communication among team members. It is especially helpful for real estate teams as everyone is constantly on the go and out of the office -- it's at times difficult to stay in communication and update fellow team members. With the ability to upload files and post images, it's a great alternative to a messy group text or email chain with your team members. iPhone | Android 

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16. Xpense Tracker

XpenseTracker is an all inclusive expense tracking and reporting application for business or personal use. Its ease of use and full features makes it an essential tool for every iPhone user wishing to track their expenses. iPhone 

17. DropBox 

Dropbox is the best for managing multiple files all in one cloud based system. Freely collaborate with your team and reduce busywork, bringing your files all in one central place and safely sync them across all your devices—so you can access them anytime, anywhere. Sending large files is now much easier using DropBox, never worry about another size limit again. With features like the doc scanner, shared folders, offline access, and much more collaboration is much easier. iPhone | Android 

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18. RoomScan

roomscan floor app Roomscan allows you to easily measure and record floorplans of your properties. Augmented Reality Scanning works on the latest iPhones and iPads. The app's laser measures with a precise result every time. Export as a standard image file is completely free and unlimited. iPhone 

19. Keeper 

Helps keep track of all those passwords and consolidates into 1 helpful and secure digital vault. Protect and manage your passwords, documents, private photos and other secret information with world-class security. iPhoneAndroid

20. Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 

This Lightroom app will allow you to perfectly edit your listing's photography before sharing to your social media accounts. iPhone | Android

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21. TripIt

Forward your itineraries to TripIt and it generates your emails into a complete itinerary for every trip so all your plans are in one place. Not only will it help with managing your flights, but your hotel and rental car confirmation emails as well. iPhone Android

22. Yelp

While obviously well known, we want to make sure you have this app on your phone. It can make looking for a place to eat with a client much easier and you can bookmark places that look great for future reference. iPhone Android

23. RescueTime

RescueTime is an online automated time tracking and management tool. Once you install the app you can track your use of time usage (e.g., applications opened, web sites visited, and documents used). The site also includes reports and analytics of your data. RescueTime displays a wide variety of reports from its dashboard. You can see the top apps and sites for the week, how your email ebbs and flows throughout the day, and which days are the most productive. iPhone Android

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Gabrielle Bellettieri
ABOUT THE AUTHOR | Gabrielle Bellettieri
Marketing Manager and Sales Associate at Hamlet Title Agency

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