EPMEPM: Technology & Social

Top 5 Apps for Australian Real Estate Agents

Smartphone applications are changing the way real estate professionals operate. With thousands of property applications available, real estate agents and property managers now have a multitude of tools at their disposal to improve their productivity, sales and service. Below are some beneficial tools and technologies for professionals in the real estate industry.

CO Everywhere
co-everywhere-iconCO Everywhere is an iOS mobile application that allows users to isolate a particular area or suburb to discover the hot spots, conversations and images. The application syncs with Twitter and Instagram accounts, providing a live feed of updates, community events and community trends. An application like this can help you increase your local presence and community awareness; it is also a great personal tool to find the latest gigs, bars and restaurants!

Magic Plan
magic-plan-iconMagic Plan lets you design a floor plan in the easiest possible way. All you need to do is snap a few pictures of a room and the app will automatically draw your floor plan, with zero measurements needed. Magic Plan also allows you to draw your own floor plan on the app and place the objects where you want. This is a great tool for homeowners, realtors, designers and architects.

Houzz Interior
Design Ideas
houzz-interior-iconThis award-winning application has everything you and your clients need to turn a dream home into a reality. Seven million high-resolution photos of design ideas, 800,000 active home improvement professionals and millions of products to embellish your home are among the top-notch features of the Houzz app.

Tap Mortgage Australia
tap-mortgage-iconWith its stunning set of features and easy-to-use design, this is the best financial assistant for realtors. The app can calculate stamp duty, including transfer fees, first-home concessions and the registration of a mortgage. It also calculates loan repayments and shows summaries and repayments tables, including total savings for weekly or fortnightly versus monthly payments.

evernote-iconThis online workspace allows users to compile lists, collaborate with colleagues, communicate, and collate articles and inspiration found across the internet. As this is a web/app-based program you can access Evernote at any time, across any device. A free subscription provides the basic functionality, with two paid subscriptions providing additional features.

Partnering with applications like these can allow agents to connect with buyers and sellers, share insights and stay ahead of the competition.

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Alister Maple-Brown

Alister Maple-Brown is the CEO of leading property management software provider Rockend. For more information visit rockend.com.au.