Have you ever met a carpenter who doesn’t use tools? Just like the carpenter’s tools that give him the power to build houses, these 7 apps can make you a better and more effective real estate agent.
Since location is king in our industry, our best weapon is a map. Waze is much better because it is an interactive map with live traffic that shows you the fastest route going to the site. This app will ensure you that you will not be late to your tripping with a Client, or your Client will not spend too much time in traffic when he’s with you going to the site.
Forget PAGASA. This app is a weather forecasting application that predicts the weather one week in advance. It will show you the probability of rain in the next days. This will be a huge advantage for you because this will ensure that all your trippings will be on a good weather.
You don’t need to go to your office or to a computer shop anymore to scan documents and send them to your Clients. You can just use this app to take a picture of the documents, very much like a handy scanner, and send it directly to your Clients using only your phone. Very convenient for you and your Client will surely be amazed by your promptness.
4. Loan Calculator
Do you know the formula for present value of an annuity? Maybe you do, but you don’t need to complicate yourself anymore. You can use this app to compute for the present value of an annuity, and you can do it forwards and back. This is very important so we can present to your Clients their projected loan amortizations for whichever loan term they want. Trust me, they will be impressed!
Show your Clients that you care by arranging a special service for them. Grab is an app that lets you hire a car to fetch your Clients wherever and whenever is convenient for them, bring them to site, and send them back to their house. It is better than a taxi because the car that you hire looks like an ordinary car. This service has a certain fee depending on the distance, but the Client’s satisfaction is much more valuable.
6. Google Maps
This is also a map application, but what’s best about this is that the map is the exact terrain that you can see on the actual ground. It is using satellite images to show you the actual top-view photos of the land instead of a graphical representation. You can also view its StreetView feature where you can virtually walk thru the roads and see the actual surroundings. Use this to familiarize yourself with the area without physically going there.
7. Google Calendar
People take this app for granted, but don’t be like them. Take control of your life. It’s a weapon that lets you schedule your appointments digitally and reminds you of your tasks for the day. This will make sure that you effectively manage your schedules and that you will never miss a tripping ever again. You can also save in this app the birthdays of your Clients so you can greet them every year.