Top Real Estate Apps In 2017 To Help Streamline Business

Thomas Wellburn
August 8, 2017

For newbie realtors to become great at what they do, they need proper software and apps. It might surprise you, but there are plenty of agents that can’t, or don’t want to, learn advanced technology.

Some think it’s too complicated; others believe that old-fashioned techniques will never fade away. Things have changed in the real estate realm. Tools are meant to streamline your tasks; helping you increase profits and stand above the crowd. Why would you say no to recognition because it’s a little bit complicated? Think in the best interest of your business and adapt to stay ahead of competition.

If you’re one of those people who is confused by the massive amount of real estate apps out there, here are some of this year’s top picks. Let’s check them out.


One of the toughest jobs of a realtor is to decide on a competent CRM (customer relationship management) system. With Contactually, your search is over. While it’s true that the amount of apps and tools is endless, Contactually is different. Rather than just managing leads and contacts, the app helps realtors handle relationships. It provides users with customized automated follow-up reminders, pipeline management, advanced automation tools, and more. These features help you do your job extremely fast and more productively.


More than 250,000 companies around the world use DocuSign. In the real estate domain, it is the type of app real estate agents and brokers need. These people are used to signing and approving all sorts of documents on a daily basis. Therefore, DocuSign is the best tool to keep their work organized. The app provides high-end electronic signature management, together with a platform where they can handle deals and sign paper electronically.

Another great feature is the ZipForm Plus integration. This means that all your NAR documents are easily integrated within the DocuSign system. Other similar software programs can’t do this. To streamline your business, it also provides an excellent transaction management platform. Use it to keep track of your documents, and make sure all transactions are managed properly.


CityMaps helps realtors spot the best deals by assessing amenities in specific neighborhoods. Use it to send custom maps to your prospective customers; giving them proof that the house you’re selling or renting is the best. Tailor your offer, and make it match with the needs and wants of your client. The app makes realtors and brokers complete neighborhood experts.

Area Pulse

Putting together market data that your clients might find useful is nerve-wracking. With Area Pulse, you can do this a lot easier. The program generates, assesses and sends reports that are extremely detailed. They also look pretty professional too. With Are Pulse you can forget about the burden of making screenshots, excel spreadsheets, or MLS websites. The app will take care of that. solves a very frustrating problem most rental agents and realtors have: keys. With this app you can get a photo of the key, then quickly run off to a local booth to make a copy. No hurdles, no hassles. One of the greatest benefits of the app is that you’re safe and sound in case the key gets lost. Since you have the original image on your phone, you can easily make another copy.

Smarter Agent Mobile

For a monthly fee, you can use Smarter Agent Mobile to choose your favorite branded realtor apps. Rather than pay a web developer for a customized app, Smarter Agent provides excellent branding, listings, and even agents. Both potential and existing clients can get the app at a convenient price. Clients can then use it to look for active listings, whereas agents and brokers can easily lay out their services, and hunt for prospects.

Streamline the way you do business and choose the best real estate apps that fit your business. Decide on the ones that match with your goals and mission; and find sensible, practical ways to stand above the competition. Each of the apps we mentioned above might come in handy at some point. Some offer functionalities that you might have not even thought of. They’re actually pretty useful if you’re planning to consider property investment.

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