The Best Free Real Estate Apps for Agents
Agents know technology can make their lives easier and help them satisfy their clients more efficiently. However, software, subscriptions and ad campaigns can get pricey, and can leave you wondering if the hefty investment of time and money is really worth it.
For that reason, we have put together a list of the best free technology (software and apps) available for real estate agents right now. This should help you stay current with the latest technology and have you ahead of the curve this selling season.
Cloze (A Relationship Management Solution)
Perhaps nothing matters more than your relationships as a real estate agent. While there are lots of tools out there to help you manage those relationships, Cloze is a slick and simple relationship manager that will let you stay on top of your network.
Cloze boasts that you can “see everything about your contacts in one place” because it automatically pulls together all the information about the people you know in a single location. Not only that, Cloze has a “smart” system that learns your habits and prioritizes your contacts for you. It automatically keeps track of emails, phone calls, and documents, saving you hours of busy work at your desk.
One of our favorite features is that Cloze’s learning algorithm automatically prompts you when it is time to reach out to a contact, so you’ll always be in control of your customers and pipeline.
Dotloop (A Real Estate Transaction Management Solution)
It’s easy to get overwhelmed by the relentless onslaught of paperwork in the world of buying and selling homes. Inefficient systems can cost you and your clients valuable time, and can even jeopardize deals.
Dotloop “replaces your form creation, e-sign, and real estate transaction management systems” with a paperless transaction platform that can put an end to the paper chase. You can focus on growing your business by streamlining your business processes, all with real-time visibility into your pending transactions. This app is a life-saver!
In addition to all the great features, there is a fantastic “coaching” aspect to the app, helping you move from beginner to mastery in all the apps features. Its slick design is available anytime, anywhere, on any device, which makes it perfect for the agent who’s always on the go.
Trello (A Project Management Tool)
Whether you work alone or closely with a team, you need a way to keep track of long-term projects. Project management tools help you collaborate seamlessly and stay organized with actionable timelines.
Trello’s “boards, lists, and cards enable you to organize and prioritize your projects in a fun, flexible and rewarding way.” While Trello used to cost an arm and a leg, it is now free to use and has become one of the most popular project management tools around, particularly in the real estate industry.
The intuitive and vibrant design is hugely popular, and that’s understandable. But our favorite practical use of this tool is that it integrates seamlessly with so many other apps, like Google Drive, Survey Monkey, and many others. You can check out a full list of their integrations here.
We hope you can make use of these powerful (and free!) tools. Please reach out in the comments if you have come across any more that we should know about!
As usual, don’t hesitate to get in touch with one of our local experts for more information!