By Geneva Ives
Do you use a tablet in your real estate business?
While we all love our smartphones, tablets are increasingly prevalent in the marketplace today. In many cases, especially for real estate agents, they’re easier and more convenient to use.
Here’s a list of our eight favorite tablet apps for real estate agents, most of which are free. Click the iOS or Android link next to the app name to start downloading!
1. Dropbox (iOS, Android)
If there’s one app we think everyone needs on every device, it’s Dropbox. Dropbox lets you store and share documents, photos, videos and more all for free. Simply upload your files to Dropbox to access them from any device. Even if your computer/phone/tablet gets damaged, everything saved in your Dropbox will be safe and sound! Get more space for free when you refer a friend.
2. DocuSign Ink (iOS, Android)
This app is also on our list of favorite smartphone apps, but we think you should have it on your tablet too. Make the signature process easier for on-the-go buyers and sellers by downloading DocuSign Ink – a secure app that allows you to sign documents and get signatures electronically, eliminating the need for complicated scheduling and stacks of papers. Sign and submit an offer from your local coffee shop? Yes, you can!
3. Qik Video (iOS, Android)
Qik Video is a Skype product. It’s an easy-to-use video app that allows you to record, share and even chat with other users globally – it’s a wonderful tool for working with international clients. The video recording function includes efficient editing tools so you can trim out any mistakes and keep only the best takes. You can also share your videos directly from Qik to Facebook, Twitter and more.
4. Keynote (iOS only)
If you’re looking to wow sellers with a killer presentation, grab your iPad and queue up Keynote. You can quickly and easily create a world-class display including photos, graphs, text and more. With iCloud built in, your presentations are kept up to date across all your devices.
5. LogMeIn (iOS, Android)
Remotely access the desktop of your home computer from your tablet using LogMeIn, an app that also works with smartphones. Get to any folder or file you need in seconds – you can even make edits. Control your Mac or PC as if you’re sitting right in front of it – you can even print documents from your remote computer to your local printer!
6. Mint (iOS, Android)
Mint is a tool that helps you keep track of your finances. With Mint, you can see all of your bank accounts, credit cards and bills in one very secure place. It’s a great way to get an overview of your expenses and stay organized – a real help for busy agents. Best of all, it’s free.
7. FlipBoard (iOS, Android)
FlipBoard is a news curation app that allows you to customize your feed to your interests – it’s like making your own perfect magazine where all the articles interest you. It also integrates the social media platforms you use – meaning you can catch up on literally everything that interests you, all in one place.
8. ShowHome (iOS only)
We saved the best – and most biased – for last. Enhance the home showing experience and impress your clients with this app made especially for home tours. Load your listings, browse stunning high-resolution photos, access property data and record client feedback all in one streamlined app. You can even send your clients branded reports after the tour to help make the decision-making process easier.
Geneva Ives is the marketing writer for Point2.
To learn more about affordable online marketing solutions for real estate, visit Point2.com.
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