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The Best Digital Tools and Mobile Apps for Real Estate Agents

By Ben Shepardson | August 20, 2018

There's a world of difference between being a good realtor and a great one. Besides drive and ambition to succeed, real estate agents need to have the best tools at their disposal to build relationships with clients to provide the high levels of service needed to close on important properties. That's why it's crucial to gain an understanding of the best mobile apps and other digital tools that can supercharge your ability to perform as a real estate agent.

With the landscape of the realty sector constantly in flux due to new and emergent trends, it's important to understand what these tools are. Techniques that worked well in the past may have fallen out of use in favor of newer ones backed by connectivity and other modern technologies. There is any number of new developments and approaches that hit the market every day, which is why we've collected the best, most useful, and most effective of these digital tools to help you achieve your goals.

Maximize Lead Generation with Zillow Premier Agent

Everyone uses Zillow. It's the biggest and most popular real estate app on the planet, and that's why it's a good idea to invest in Zillow Premier Agent access. Doing so makes all of your Zillow listings (and your Trulia listings as well) exclusively feature your contact information. Otherwise, you'll be sharing the limelight with as many as three other buyer's agents on those listings as well. The small investment in Premier Agent status is well worth the increase in lead generation!

Manage Property Data With RPR

The only mobile app designed for the exclusive use by the National Association of Realtors, Realtors Property Resource is your one-stop shop for property information. RPR leverages big data and organizing it for your benefit, making this mobile app have the answers for every question your clients may have. Whether it's MLS/CIE public records, school attendance zones, mortgage information, or more, RPR is an ideal mobile companion for any real estate agent.

Leverage Digital Staging Technology with BoxBrownie

Real estate agents rely heavily on photographs of properties in order to attract interested buyers. A solid property that photographs poorly can languish on the market for months, but with virtual staging and digital image enhancement tools from BoxBrownie, you don't have to struggle with bad lighting or images of bare rooms. Enhancing your listing photos to showcase and accentuate the natural beauty of your properties can make a major difference.

Streamline Paperwork and Contracts through DocuSign

Gathering the requisite signatures on real estate contracts can sometimes take days or even weeks, leading to frustration for buyers, sellers, and agents alike. That's why turning to the DocuSign electronic signature management system can save time and effort. With services geared directly for the real estate industry, DocuSign can provide electronic document organization and electronic signature capture that can simplify transactions and reduce wait time to a matter of hours.

Take the Hassle out of Key Management with Key.Me

Key.Me kiosks are a major convenience for anyone who's ever had the need to duplicate a key, homeowners and real estate agents alike. Savvy realtors, however, can take this convenience one step further by downloading the Key.Me app, which can scan keys using the camera of your mobile device and have a duplicate made at the Key.Me kiosk of your choice. You'll never have to run the risk of misplacing a seller's key again with this time-saving mobile app.

Ben Shepardson is a Realty Biz News Contributing Writer and has a long track record of success in online marketing and web development. While pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Systems, he worked doing enterprise-level SEO and started an online business offering web development services to small business customers.
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