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Top 8 Real Estate Tools for Agents

May 22, 2017, 3:00:00 PM / by Lori Reinalda

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From time management apps to cloud-based document sharing platforms, there are plenty of tools for real estate agents that streamline workflows and close more listings. Here are eight of the best.

1. Placester

Placester lets you design mobile-friendly property listings with a few swipes of your finger. There are loads of designs to choose from, helping you to create listings that generate more leads. Features include custom homepage designs, automated Facebook advertising, and monthly content creation. There are three plans available, with prices starting from $150 per month.

2. HelloSign

HelloSign is an e-signature platform that allows you to collect signatures from customers and clients over the internet. No longer do you have to send out contracts in the mail — the entire process is digitized. Research shows that e-signatures could decrease processing errors by 90 percent, reduce document handling expenses by 80 percent, and decrease future risk by 50 percent, making a platform like HelloSign a must-have for any real estate agent.

3. Yelp

Filling out property listings can be a challenge. You need to include local landmarks and amenities that encourage buyers to arrange a viewing. That's where Yelp comes in. Search for local restaurants, bars, gyms and health care services, and include these in your listings. Yelp is the fastest way to find local businesses without any of the fuss.

4. Lead2Deed

Lead2Deed is an all-in-one transaction management system for real estate agents. You can manage contacts, listings, and transactions from a simple, personalized dashboard. Checklists and reporting features help you monitor your real estate marketing campaigns, too. Optimize your workflows with built-in reminders and checklists, and set up workflows for your contacts. With Lead2Deed, you can establish long-term relationships with buyers and sellers.

5. Google Docs

Google Docs lets you create, edit, and share documents from your desktop or mobile device. Save photos and email attachments in the cloud, design presentations and work on documents from a remote location. With Google Docs, you have a whole suite of editing tools at your fingertips, helping you optimize your real estate marketing campaigns.

6. Trello

Trello is a time management tool that streamlines the working day. Delegate tasks to your team, keep track of your appointments, and improve productivity with this simple app. Other features include checklists, calendars, and labels. You can download Trello from the App Store and Google Play.

7. Homeselfe

Homebuyers are often on the lookout for property features that improve energy efficiency and reduce utility bills. With Homeselfe, you can assess the energy efficiency of a property before it goes on the market, and include energy profiles in your listings. Homeselfe reports tell you about energy rebates available in your area, too. You can try out this platform's features with a free trial.

8. RPR Mobile

RPR Mobile is a mobile app for Realtors who want to view local market trends and search for properties. Users can check out homes in their area and view mortgage and tax data instantaneously. Other features include an open house search and a calendar option. RPR Mobile is available to download on the App Store and Google Play.

These eight real estate tools help you discover local businesses, share documents, attract leads, and manage your time more effectively. This way, you can grow your business and simplify day-to-day operations.

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