It seems like there’s an app out there for everything. This is excellent for investors because at your fingertips is all the information you need to find and purchase successful investment properties. What are the must-have apps for real estate investors in Houston? Check out some of our top picks in our latest post!
In addition to the basics, such as Zillow, Realtor.com, Trulia, and so forth, there are many great apps that can make your life easier as a busy investor. Below are some of the most instrumental apps for successful real estate investors in Houston.
#1 – DocuSign
Real estate transactions are infamous for their large stacks of paperwork. With DocuSign, most, if not all of this paperwork can be avoided. Paperwork that would have previously needed to be done in person or via the USPS can be signed quickly, easily and securely With DocuSign. This app has been around for some time, but is still the go-to choice for many businesses and investors with its simple interface and clean design.
#2 – Evernote Scannable
In addition to all the paperwork, you will likely have many notes, spreadsheets, forms, ads, and miscellaneous information coming across your desk. It can be a challenge to keep this information organized and accessible. Already well-known for its functional note capabilities, Evernote now allows you to store all the paper in your life on your smart device in a quick and simple way. This app can also scan business cards, adding them directly to your contacts.
#3 – Google Voice
Google Voice is a great tool for any business. Similar to Gmail, Google Voice keeps track of calls, digitizes voicemail, and allows you to organize messages. You can also select a phone number, in or out of your area code, and use this number to advertise publicly as a real estate investor. The calls you receive can be forwarded anywhere—to your phone, tablet, or even right to your computer. It is an extremely flexible service that many businesses use across the country.
#4 – Bigger Pockets
Bigger Pockets is dedicated to helping investors with both education and networking. This app is a great way to expand your knowledge and learn more about trends happening in your area. You can set up keyword alerts that let you know when there is new discussion or information regarding a topic you are interested in. The app is available for both iPhone and Android devices.
#5 – Homesnap
Homesnap is an app that allows you to take a picture of any house and instantly see information regarding the property. The information is provided from the MLS, allowing you to see home values, interior photos, home facts, boundaries, school ratings, and more. This app is great for on-the-go investors who want to get instant information on a property. The app is frequently updated, often providing information ahead of sites like Zillow and Trulia.
DealCheck is an incredibly robust software that allows you to quickly and easily evaluate the value of a potential real estate investment. Data is imported directly from the MLS, and is available via their website, as well as through apps for both iPhone and Android. With DealCheck, you can run detailed reports, calculate pro forma, analyze properties, run projections, and determine exactly what you should offer.
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