Apps to optimise your productivity while on the go

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It’s no secret that a typical day for an estate agent involves long stretches of time spent on the road between viewings and meetings. Luckily, modern techology allows us to stay in touch and continue working on-the-go, two things that definitely help to make the lives of estate agents that much easier. There is a range of different tools designed to help you manage your life efficiently and in turn, allow you to be as productive as possible, day in and day out. Here’s our list of must-have mobile apps for the savvy estate agent.

Google Maps

Whilst this may seem like an obvious suggestion, it really is a vital one nonetheless. As an agent, you’ll be going from one property to the next all day, so it’s important that you know exactly where you’re headed each time. In some cases, you may find yourself having to venture into an area that you’re not very familiar with, in which case Google Maps is bound to come in very handy. Instead of getting lost and wasting your precious time as well as your clients’, use this ingenious tool to help guide you to your next destination safely and quickly.

Available on: iOS, Android, Windows Phone and web

Price: FREE

CamScanner

Tired of having to make countless runs to the office to make scans of important documents? Well, with the CamScanner app, you won’t have to do that anymore. Now you can scan documents and contracts directly from your mobile device and they will look like real scans. All you have to do is take a photograph and CamScanner will do the rest – it really is that quick and simple.

Available on: iOS, Android, Windows Phone and web

Price: FREE (Premium Account available at a cost)

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AroundMe

This is a real winner for estate agents as well as for people looking to purchase or rent a home. AroundMe provides information on a specific area, giving you a clear overview of the suburb you’re interested in. Find out where the nearest bank, petrol station and hospital is located in order to gain an idea of the proximity of local amenities to the property. Potential buyers will find this information highly useful as it can help influence whether or not a certain home is purchased in the end or not. Not only will clients find the information useful, but when they see you have all of it at your fingertips, they’re likely to be even more impressed with your dedication to the selling process.

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Dropbox

This one is a favourite, not only for estate agents, but for anyone who wishes to safely store their documents where they can access them anytime, anywhere. Dropbox allows you to keep images, documents and all information relating to various properties in the Cloud. Gone are the days of you having to be tied to the desktop on your desk – now you can safely access everything you need via Dropbox. You can also use folders to organise your information which means that you’re able to locate what you’re looking for at a glance – no hassles, just instant access. And when you’re an estate agent juggling a huge number of different properties, organisation and easy retrieval of documents, contracts, pamphlets and images are two things that can make all the difference to your daily routine.

Available on: iOS, Android, Windows Phone and web

Price: FREE up to 2GB

Working on-the-go means that anything and everything that can help to make you more productive and carry out your duties more efficiently are necessities. With so many fantastic mobile apps available today, your biggest problem won’t be being the most capable and best possible agent for your clients, but rather deciding which one you need to download first.

BetterRewards App

This list wouldn’t be complete without the BetterRewards App from BetterLife. It provides easy access to rewards and benefits for BetterReward’s members (that’s you, the agent) and members can log in using the same credentials they use on the web portal and view their points balance and tier status. The app also features Estate Agent Tools in the form of Savings Calculators, Quick Calculators and Affordability Calculators, all of which assist you on the go. The BetterRewards App allows easy redemption of points for rewards, access to the Concierge Service via the one press “Call Me Button” (that provides a call back), as well allowing the user to view their MasterCard Balance and OTP Statement. There is also an in app messaging service that notifies you of card loads and redemption of points – this is an app you’ll definitely want in your life.

When it comes to technology: Potential homebuyers can rely on BetterLife’s bond calculator to help them work out how much they can afford to spend on their dream home.

When it comes to optimising your time as an agent, you need all the help you can get, so why not looking into downloading one (or more) of the amazing apps mentioned here? Productivity awaits!

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