Apps every New Agent to the Real Estate business should have….

I realize that newer agents to this business are getting bombarded with all the things they have to learn and then you add on all the software & apps they need, they may be overwhelmed….. So I want to give some ideas that are just basic essential for every new agent to the business to have on their Droid/Iphone/Ipad! Personally, I think every new agent has an advantage over agents like me that had to take time to re-train their brains away from paper and re-learn their workflow. The brand new agent has lots of new ideas for their way of doing business. I am fortunate that I can sell virtually and that I have clients that trust me.

Ideas to get you started on the road to becoming a paperless/virtual agent. To learn more about it in a step by step instruction then you can register for my Agent on the Go Series on how to get started to go paperless/go mobile & go virtual. You can see the list of the series, as well as register here.

1. Get your mobile tool box set up- This includes first off an Ipad
2. Download your Foundational Apps to your laptop/Ipad/Droid/Iphone- these include , , and either or .
3. Basic Real Estate Apps

  • Mortgage Calculator – I prefer Ipmt but there are several out there.
  • Your local MLS App – I use HAR.com since that is my main MLS provider. If your MLS provider does not have a mobile app, then I highly suggest you get really comfortable with app or app because that is where the mobile consumer is looking.
  • Net sheet calculator for your sellers- There are a ton of title companies once out there that you can use. I think it is a matter of preference.
  • Mileage Recording App – Tons out there like, but the one I prefer is
  • Photo editing software like SnapSeed so you can take photos of your community and push out through Instagram/Twitter and Facebook.

4. Basic Business Apps

  • You will need a scanner/fax on the go, so I use or lots of my friends use
  • A must have is a business card scanner like so you can quickly get prospects contact information into your contact database and not in that little pile on your desk.

This is just a starting point, meant to not overwhelm. Attend one of my webinars to see hands on how I use it in my daily real estate business as a practicing co-Broker/Owner of .

Have an “Apptastic” career!!

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  1. Jay Valento

    My title rep works for First American Title here in sunny Southern California. Her company has a couple of cool apps that I use for my Android phone: Costs First helps with buyer and seller closing costs and myFirstAm helps me to pull a property profile, comparable sales and more information instantly.

  2. amysmytheharris

    Awesome Jay – Thanks for sharing!

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