Great apps for property people
With so many apps available on the market, it’s easy to become overwhelmed by the possibilities. To make it simple, we’ve researched the best apps for people in the property industry. These apps are useful for property managers, valuers, administrators, real estate agents or anyone who spends a lot of time on the road or works directly with clients.
Inspect Real Estate
We asked Alicia Allan from Gary J Smith Real Estate for her recommendations on useful apps for people in the property industry. As a busy business owner and highly experienced property manager, Alicia knows how to use technology to her advantage.
“We use this fantastic app for our property inspections called ‘Inspect Real Estate’. It enables us to sign people in as they come to the inspection, send them reminder texts, make notes on each person, take applications on the spot and so much more. It even serves as a safety check because we know who’s coming to our inspections before they arrive and we’ve got those people’s details on file. It’s brilliant!”
Other useful apps we discovered include:
This very cool and totally free messaging app for your smart phone or tablet, works like a walkie talkie with live voice text, photo and location sharing. It’s perfect for busy real estate agents with PA’s and sales administrators or anyone who manages a team. Record your messages using live capture and send them directly to individuals or your whole team. Imagine being able to send instructions to your team using a voice recording instead of having to email or text them individually!
Voxer is available on smart phones, tablets and the web.
This automated GPS time tracking app automatically records all travel time and time spent with clients, so you no longer have to rely on manual timesheets and mileage logs. This is especially useful for contractors and those who charge by the hour. However, it also provides a simple way for permanent workers who wish to track how their day is spent, such as property managers who spend a significant portion of their day away from the office.
Bullrush is available on android and Apple devices.
If you’re in any kind of client facing role such as real estate sales or retail management, you’ll want to look your best without spending precious time working out what to wear. Stylebook is a virtual closet for your real-life wardrobe, with over 90 tools to manage everything from your favourite outfits to your sizes and style inspiration. If you’re the sort of person that spends more than a few minutes in the morning working out what to wear, this will be useful for you.
Stylebook is currently available on Apple devices only.
Not just for property people, this one’s useful for just about everyone! If you’re easily distracted and can’t resist the temptation to check the latest kitten videos on your Facebook/Youtube feed, then this app is perfect for you. It allows you to block Facebook and/or Youtube for a set period. It’s also useful for parents wishing to limit the time their children spend on Facebook/Youtube.
FB limiter is available on desktop and tablet devices for Windows XP, SP2 and later operating systems.
If you’re one of those people that need to write everything down, this is the app for you. This super useful cloud-based task management application helps you to tick off your professional and personal to-do list. Set due dates, reminders, assign to-do tasks and share any projects you need with colleagues, friends and family.
Wunderlist is available for free on iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Android, MAC, Windows, Kindle and the web.
If you’re yet to embrace apps into your life, have a browse through the apps available on Google Play for android apps or the App Store for Apple apps. When looking for an app, always check the reviews to see how well they have been received by others.