Every real estate agent could use a personal assistant: someone to prepare listing presentations, send out closing documents, or remember to congratulate clients on a new promotion. While not everyone can afford a personal assistant, everyone can afford the below four apps. Use one or all of these apps to lend you a hand as you go about your busy day!
Checklist Wrangler (iOS, $.99)
Idea: Do you have multiple clients closing at the same time? Create a checklist of tasks to complete prior to a closing and create sub-lists customized to each client.
Consider Checklist Wrangler your ultimate list builder. It lets you easily manage multiple checklist templates and auto create weekly, monthly or yearly checklists. Checklist Wrangler also allows you to create templates for tasks you need to do more than once; quickly create checklists from text copied from emails, websites, etc.; email checklists to clients and colleagues; print checklists when you need a hard copy; and as the name implies, “wrangle” multiple checklists to keep track of more than one list at a time.
Box (iOS, Android, Free)
Idea: Do you have a big listing presentation coming up? Both you and your assistant can work on the same document on the same time: you on your smartphone on the go and your assistant on the desktop in the office.
Box lets you store all your files and data in one central location so they are accessible no matter where you are. Access your marketing collateral, listing photos, sales reports and more, all via your smartphone. Securely share large files, sync to your desktop and use its sophisticated search function to quickly and easily find shared files. Turn any file into an online workspace, so others can view, edit and post feedback within the app. Box also integrates with software such as Google Apps and common CRM systems.
Brewster (iOS, Free):
Idea: Use Brewster as a client relationship tool. Did they get a new promotion? Send them a congratulations note. Is there a contact who is moving to your city? Reach out to see if they need a real estate agent.
Between your email database, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, you probably have hundreds of contacts with whom you would like to keep in touch. Let Brewster be your instant Rolodex, as it pulls in contact info and other details housed on these platforms to create visual, yet in-depth profiles for each contact. Its smart lists function connects dots you may not have known existed; sends you updates on moves or new jobs; lets you see what is “trending” and even sends out reminders when you’re falling out of touch with someone. The app has a highly intuitive search function, so you can search not just by name, but keyword, location, photo or interest.
ÜberConference (iOS and Android, Free)
Idea: Minimize your position as the go-between by quickly and efficiently scheduling a conference call sans call-in number, with your client, attorney, appraiser and stager.
ÜberConference offers an easy platform for hosting conference calls. Simply choose contacts from your address book and your conference will be created instantly. Participants don’t even need to call in, as UberConference automatically calls, emails or texts them to join, no PIN required. Once the call is underway, the app’s display shows photos and social profiles of all participants and even indicates who’s speaking at any given time.
While the number of organization and time management apps are endless, the time you have to research which ones are best for you aren’t. We hope this list gives you back a few more hours in your day! Did we leave any off the list? Share with us or tweet us at @HomeFinder1.