3 Helpful Apps for Real Estate Professionals

From communicating with clients online to browsing hundreds of home listings on a single page, technology has changed and helped improve the real estate industry.If you are a REALTOR®, you might agree that you are always on the go. That is why you need to check out these three helpful mobile applications which are designed to be reliable resources for your busy lifestyle with the real estate industry in mind.Real Estate by TruliaTrulia?s free mobile app is organized into separate sections for rentals and homes to own, and even an open house locator updated in real time.Because this app is location based, you can even view listings within a desired distance of your current location.The app comes with a heatmap feature that shows crime-ridden neighborhoods or areas that are prone to floods.Also, a tab for amenities will help you inform potential homebuyers about nearby restaurants, gas stations, grocery stores and schools.Available for the iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad and Android.HomesnapWhat makes Homesnap unique is its advanced technology. You can take a photo of a home or condo and you?ll be fed information on the home such as the estimated value, previous purchase price, amount of bed and bath, interior photos, property lines and the local school district.Homesnap also has a social media aspect to it as well. You can create a profile so that every home you take a picture of, or ?favorite,? is saved. Also, a bonus is that your saved ?snaps? are kept up-to-date with the most recent information and prices. Add your REALTOR® friends and you can view their snaps and other activity.Available for the iPhone and iPad.realtor.com real estateWith the REALTOR.com app, you can ?draw? a search on the map with your finger to assign a boundary to search.Like Homesnap, listings are kept up-to-date and they claim that 90 percent of the listings are updated every 15 minutes.One feature that sets this app apart from the others is that REALTORS® can create an agent profile so that they can connect with their client. Find out morehere.Available for the iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad and Android.-CB JENI Lifestyle Homes, now buildingnew townhomes in McKinney, Texas.