What's the one smart phone app you can't live without as a real estate agent?

Asked by Jovan Hackley, San Francisco, CA Wed May 23, 2012

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Thomas Bohlm…, Agent, Rolesville, NC
Thu May 24, 2012
MLS property search is by far the best.

Search by MAP or by property type.

I use it as a supplement to show clients what else is for sale around an area.

the Trulia App works well, but can be 24 - 72 hours behind current MLS data

other then that:
PDF Form File in for contracts
Remote Print for contracts
GPS/ Map Search
Gas Buddy

Weather Alerts

mortgage payment estimators

Title Search
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Judi Monday,…, Agent, Green Valley, AZ
Thu May 24, 2012
Siri is my go to app for everything...and thankfully, she usually has the answer I need.
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Rebecca White, Agent, San Francisco, CA
Wed May 23, 2012
Hey Jovan,

It was great meeting you last week at the BH&G mini-expo in Pleasanton. I may even want you to come speak to an organization here in the City about Trulia.

I suppose you are disappointed as no one said Trulia as their answer? ;) Sorry.

My favorite would have to be Evernote as it is everywhere I need it to be and I can combine writing, photos and audio for awesome note-taking. Comes in handy for webinars and doing my AVIDs.

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Richard "RJ"…, Agent, Beverly Hills, CA
Wed May 23, 2012
E-mail. Boring but so true.
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Terri Vellios, Agent, Campbell, CA
Wed May 23, 2012
Estimated closing cost from the Title Company. There is also a pretty cool app. to draw a floor plan, but I'm not tech savvy to have figured it out yet. Also our local MLS app. I do prefer these on my IPAD vs. phone.
Web Reference:  http://www.terrivellios.com
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John Souerbry, Agent, Fairfield, CA
Wed May 23, 2012
Property search/MLS apps on a smart phone? C'mon guys, you must be joking. The screen is way too small and the data set that displays in mobile apps is far, far, far too limited. Just not useful. I want to enjoy my good eyesight for another 30 or 30 years. I'd never do property search on anything smaller than my iPad.
The one app I can't live without is the powerOne calculator. I use it daily for quick and easy land area conversions, mortgage payments, cash flow, breakeven, cap rate, and even adding & subtracting.
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Matthew Goul…, Agent, San Francisco, CA
Wed May 23, 2012
The ZephyrSF app, not only is it free, its accurate, live mls data and has great features including maps, tours and connects to your preferences as a buyer on the main website.

I'm an agent at the comapny and it is a great tool that I use myself.
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Kevin Ho, Agent, San Francisco, CA
Wed May 23, 2012
Jovan - What's the best app? Apart from Siri, I assume you're looking for an app that allows you to look up multiple listing service (MLS) sales' information for properties on the market. I've been working with some former agents who have developed a wonderful family of applications called MyTheo or Theo Tour. Not sure if it's available to the public yet. If it isn't, take a look at the app from the National Association of REALTORS app on the iTunes store. It's free and has the most current information from our MLS system (unlike other apps like Redfin, Zilliow, etc) - at least that's what my clients report.

The REALTOR app allows you to draw maps, check updated sales status and is very easy to use. More important may be a fast connection. I've been asked to beta test AT&T's GTE 4G service and wow! Let me tell you how amazing it is to have a fast internet connection out in the field.

Hope that helps!
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Faye Dibachi, Agent, San Francisco, CA
Wed May 23, 2012
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