3 of the most essential types of apps for estate agents and property managers

In 2016, we can officially say that most of the digital growth has completely switched from desktop to mobile use. Consequently, the mobile app market is becoming big business and keeps going from strength to strength: according to data released in an infographic by the University of Alabama, the app market will soon generate $77 billion globally. Numbers are even higher according to online publication techcrunch.com that reckons it will actually be closer to $100 billion in revenue.

There aren’t many businesses left that don’t own their own app and the property management sector hasn’t been left out by this mobile app revolution with hundreds of business to business (B2B) and more generic apps that help you manage your property business on the go.

We look at some of the best types of apps out there that are soon set to revolutionize the way you work and interact with your customers.

Property management apps

Property management apps such as AppFolio Property Manager are great tools encompassing all aspects of the real estate business on a day-to-day basis, such as marketing, accounting, online lease agreements and online rental payments. App Folio also provides you with reports and help you post vacancy ads to a variety of property websites such as gumtree.co.uk, oodle.co.uk and many others. Arthur Online is another great property management app

There are many other examples out there: click here to check out how some property managers can set up their own property management app to help manage their portfolio and connect 24/7 with potential homebuyers and tenants. All in all, property management apps are here to redefine the relationship between customers and real estate agents, making the process smoother and more transparent.

Apps to improve your after sales process

Making a sale is great but as an estate agent, your mission obviously doesn’t stop there. Earn extra points with your customers thanks to apps such as Homekeepr. Homekeepr is a home vendor recommendation app co-founded in 2014 by Rob Morelli. It lets you share a network of trusted home-service professionals and local businesses with new homeowners to help them manage their property.

Interior design apps
To help prospective home buyers picture themselves in their new home, interior design apps can be a real asset during the sale process. Apps such as PlanUp can create alternative floor plans to fully display the potential of any property in need of a little remodelling.

Ranked among the top 50 apps for interior design by TIME Magazine, the Interior Design app is one of the most comprehensive interior design tool out there with a huge database of design styles and elements to transform virtually any room.

Christopher Walkey

Founder of Estate Agent Networking. Internationally invited speaker on how to build online target audiences using Social Media. Writes about UK property prices, housing, politics and affordable homes.

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