Although the real estate sector tends to be a bit skeptical towards technological innovations, lately it is starting to open up towards mobile apps. Even though most real estate agents remain conservative about the use of apps in their work, investors, buyers and renters are heartily adopting mobile technology. Regardless to which of these groups you belong, real estate applications are growing in number, as well as in reliability and quality. Therefore, using them may not be such a bad idea after all. If you are an iPhone or an iPad owner, take a look at the 10 best real estate mobile applications for these devices.
Real Estate by Trulia – Trulia is a free application that will allow you to research the real estate market. Also, you can use it to find a new home. Real Estate by Trulia has many filters, which will make your search more specific. The application will show you maps and photos of the locations you are interested in. Also, it will offer you additional information on the crime rates and the number of schools in the region, for instance.
Mortgage Calculator & Mortgage Rates by Zillow – Calculating your mortgage and how much you can afford to spend on a house is a serious business. It will cost you a lot of money if you don’t do it the right way. To avoid that use Zillow’s Mortgage Calculator & Mortgage Rates. With it, you can follow the current mortgage rates and calculate different mortgage options. The application creates figures and charts that will visually show you the calculations.
Google Maps – To quickly find a location, you can use Google Maps. It will enable you to search for specific addresses and to even get directions to them. Just choose the way you plan to get there (by foot, car, public transport) and it will show you the way. The app’s Street View mode will allow you to explore the area more closely and navigate around it. Google Maps can be downloaded and installed for free.
LoopNet Commercial Real Estate Search – This mobile app is quite similar to Trulia. But instead on residential real estates, it focuses on commercial property. It is perfect for real estate investors or people looking to lease space. Unlike other real estate applications, this one does not offer only descriptions, photos and maps. It will also show you video tours of the listed properties. In addition, the app has some really advanced search options which will easily enable you to find what you are searching for.
Lovely – Renters, this one is for you! Lovely has a large database of apartments and homes for rent and it is constantly updated. However, if you don’t have the time to check back and search properties frequently, you can simply enter your requirements and sign up for alerts. The apps will then send you push notifications whenever it finds a new good offer. In addition, you can create a list where you can save your favourite properties and follow them closely.
AGRIplot – Real estate professionals will be happy to learn that there is an application with which they can plot any area on a map. AGRIplot can also calculate the total area and show you the distances between different points in it. The application will also allow you to take photos of the area. Finally, you can share all the information you have gathered using the app via email. But before that, save the data in a KML or a PDF form.
Scanner Pro – The real estate sector often requires filling in and signing various documents. However, when you are on the go, that is not always possible. You can solve this inconvenience with the Scanner Pro application. It will scan documents, papers, receipts, whiteboards and many other things. The apps can email the scanned material or upload it to the cloud. Moreover, Scanner Pro has integrated tools with which you can improve the scans and make them look like the real thing. Everything you scan will be saved as a PDF file.
MotionX GPS – This is one of the most downloaded map and GPS maps in the world. It will amaze you with its accuracy and interactivity. MotionX GPS will help you navigate in any area. The app is great for navigation in remote locations. That is why you can even use it for hiking, cycling, sailing and running.
My Measures & Dimensions – Real Estate agents can use this app to store and share object dimensions. All they need to do is take a picture of the given object. They can include angels, arrows, notes and text, which they can use later. Once the object is measured, the information is stored by the app. Say goodbye to messy paper sketches. This app will successful replace them. As a matter of fact, you will never want to go back to the old-fashioned measuring methods.
DocuSign Ink – Printing a document just to sign it is a waste of time and resources today. Now you can sign its digital version. DocuSign Ink will eliminate the long process of printing, signing, scanning and sending a document. Use the application to directly sign any document you want. The app offers complete security and privacy to its users. That is why many banks and law firms have adopted it in their work.
Even if you are not really open to mobile technology, these applications will definitely change your mind.