Real estate agents cannot afford to waste valuable time and, since almost anyone has smartphones or other gadgets, it would be a pity not to use the available apps to better manage everyday tasks. There are many valuable and truly useful apps for various needs realtors have in their daily activities and I’m inviting you today to find out more about four such free applications for real estate professionals.
This first app is one that helps you to better manage your tasks: to do lists, projects, activities and so on. You can use it to categorize your tasks, set due dates, and share your tasks with others if you need to. Todoist is availalbe on almost any platform you may think of and it’s free (there are some paid features, but the free version is useful.) A simpler similar app is Any.do - this one is completely free and does its job perfectly.
It is very hard to find an app that will truly help you get from one place to another avoiding traffic jams (when possible) and taking in consideration secondary streets. I admit that my husband and I have been using this app for a while, in various countries, including USA, and are very happy with it. Waze is a free app (yes, you need data on your device) that truly helps you save valuable driving time. You can see other drivers’ notes and even make notes yourself (if a radar/a policemen is no longer in one place, if an accident occurs, etc.)
Another app I find really useful is Cam Scanner, a free app that allows you to easily make .pdf documents that you can later use or send via e-mail (documents, details you didn't have on you when you showed a home, etc.) The app offers also a cloud service – you have 200 m storage space (can pay for more or get more space if you refer the app.) I admit that I mainly use this app to rapidly make .pdfs I can use and send on the go.
As I previously mentioned, many people have smartphones now. Apart from all the useful apps, those that help us do our jobs better, there are some we use to unwind, to relax. And sometimes we might end up spending more time than we’d want on our mobile devices. If we are truly honest, in the spirit of fairness, even the job related apps can “ask” for our attention a lot. If you are a real estate agent who wants to keep an eye on your mobile activity, then QualityTime is the app for you. When I installed it, I was surprised to see how easy it is to use it. I also found some really interesting features: you can set breaks when your device won’t bother you and you can set daily limits for some apps. You get alerts when you are close to reaching that limit – yes this means you can see how much time you spend on Facebook or other social media networks, on your phone, playing and so on. And you can take control of your device by setting limits.
These are just some of the apps that could help any realtor in his activity – but I do plan to share others with you over the next articles. I am curious: what apps do you use and recommend to any real estate professional?