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It’s that time of the year—a time to take inventory, and reflect on what has worked in the past year, a time to look into new tools, solutions, and apps that will facilitate your business in the new year. What better way to start 2017 than with the best apps recommended by other successful agents and brokers? Apps make life easy: they help us connect with others to share projects and ideas; they can save time, effort, and resources to make our lives easier and more efficient. Here are some of the best apps available for real estate, as recommended by some of the top pros featured in the Secrets of Top Selling Agents webinar series.

A Picture Is Worth 1,000 Words

Real estate professionals rely on images to draw the attention of prospects, and being able to create pictures and images on-the-go is a must for 2017. Check out these apps that make it easy to create professional images and videos right from your phone, computer, or tablet.

  • PicPlayPost – Don’t be dependent on buyers clicking through each individual image of your listing to get hooked! Incorporate photos, video, and audio into one incredible collage to highlight more of your listing features at a glance with this app.

Recommended by Marguerite Giguere

  • WordSwag – Add descriptions to listing photos or share inspiring stats, quotes, etc., as an image overlay to make your messages more relatable, digestible, and memorable.

Recommended by Debra Trappen

  • Haiku Deck – Haiku Deck offers access to thousands of templates and millions of free images to complement your branding, making it easy to create a professional looking presentation.

Recommended by Chris Smith

  • iMovie – Create, edit, share, and view videos on your iPad, iPhone, or Apple computer with this easy to use, all-in-one video app.

Recommended by Marguerite Giguere

There’s No “I” in Team

Teamwork is essential to running a successful real estate business, but hectic schedules make it hard to get everyone in the same place at the same time to coordinate. These apps make it easy to connect with your team on the go.

  • Evernote – Take, share, and access your ideas from anywhere with Evernote. This note-taking app makes note-taking easier by allowing you to make lists, take notes, and snap photos in a single app.

Recommended by Ashton Gustafson

  • Slack – You don’t have to wonder who’s taking care of what when you have open lines of communication with your team. Keep everyone on the same page with this user-friendly group messaging app.

Recommended by Michael Maher

  • GroupMe – GroupMe is a group messaging app which makes it easy to connect with your team on any device by creating a private chatroom for you and your team.

Recommended by Wendy Papasan

Never Put Off Until Tomorrow What You Can Do Today

It seems like there are never enough hours in the day to do everything that needs to get done, and though they can’t create time, these apps can free up some time to help you achieve your productivity goals.

  • Charlie App – This app makes building rapport simpler by researching your contacts and sending you information about their interests, common connections, company, news, and more.

Recommended by Chris Smith

Recommended by Wendy Papasan

  • Waze – Use Waze to navigate busy city streets and avoid traffic jams, accidents, and other road hazards to reach your destination fast, safe, and on time.

Recommended by Debra Trappen is also offering a new app to instantly connect area agents with exclusive buyer leads who are looking at homes within five miles of the agent’s current location. TalkNow is currently being beta-tested in select markets. Find out more about getting the TalkNow app in your area.

Once you’ve downloaded your apps, check out the new 2017 Social Media and Business Planning checklists to expand your audience and stay up-to-date with fresh, innovative ideas. For even more ways to optimize your business, contact us at 888-510-8795 or by email at

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