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5 of the Best Apps for Real Estate Agents

July 13 2015

p2 BestProAppsTwo blog posts that continually get a lot of reads are 9 Apps for Real Estate Agents on the Go and Best Tablet Apps for Real Estate Agents. And while both of those articles are chock-full of useful apps for real estate professionals of all stripes, we have to admit that we're always coming across new (and new-to-us) tools that we want to share.

Today we're going to take you through 5 apps we think every agent should download. And we'll even tell you why! (We're helpful like that.)

Ready? Grab your smartphone or tablet because here we go! Click to download for iOS or Android:


(FREE*: App Store, Google Play)

The smart mileage tracker that uses drive-detection technology to capture, log and calculate your business miles. It runs quietly in the background, automatically recording your mileage every time you drive. You simply swipe one way to categorize personal miles and swipe the other way to categorize business miles. (We think this is pretty neat. Watch the video.)

Better still, it stores data in the cloud and enables you to easily compile and export reports as needed. With MileIQ, you get an accurate record so you can confidently log your miles and claim any reimbursements or deductions.

*MileIQ is free for your first 40 drives every month, forever. Upgrade to unlimited drives for $5.99/month or $59.99/year.


(FREE*: App Store, Google Play)

A safety must for agents who are on the go and in the field! This clever app turns your smartphone into your own personal security system. It streams live video, audio and GPS data to your own circle of personal safety contacts at the press of a button. Stealth mode lets you record discreetly as the situation requires. Help is just a tap away!

*Upgraded levels of service are available to included professional monitoring and group rates.


(FREE: App Store, Google Play)

Another live streaming app, although this time for an entirely different purpose. Periscope allows you to broadcast live video, like Meerkat. This is handy for capturing video of listings as they hit the market and announcing brokerage updates to your clients. Unlike Meerkat, with Periscope viewers can replay your broadcast for up to 24 hours, allowing them to share your broadcasts of home tours and neighbourhood news with friends and family.


(FREE*: App Store, Google Play)

Buffer isn't new, but as an app suggestion, it's new to us. The Buffer app lets you schedule all of your social media posts on the go. If you find 5, 10 or 15 interesting things to post, you can add it to Buffer and it will space them out throughout the next few days, instead of bombarding your audience all at once.

They recently added scheduling Pinterest posts too! This service isn't available to free users, but it is inexpensive. And with Pinterest being such a powerful source of referral traffic, if you have a real estate blog with great graphics, it might just be worth it.

*Buffer's main version is free, but you can upgrade to add up to 12 social accounts and to schedule unlimited updates in your Buffer.


(FREE: App Store, Google Play)

Dubsmash won't make your more productive, but it will make you laugh. Because when it comes right down to it, we all just want to have a little fun. Dubsmash allows you to easily lip sync over a short clip of a popular song, famous movie line or a variety of other phrases while recording hilarious video.

It's silly fun, but also very effective. Share your creations on social media to watch the likes and retweets stack up.

What's your favourite app on your phone or tablet?

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