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6 Crucial Apps for Agents in 2016

If you're a Real Estate Professional, you know that no two days are exactly alike. Your schedule can be pretty hectic. For you, smartphone technology is a must. So is knowing the best apps to keep you at the top of your game. Here are 6 of our favorites.

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1. RPR Mobile™

This mobile version of the RPR® (REALTORS PROPERTY RESOURCE) is your all-in-one data source. With RPR Mobile at the ready, you can search over 160 million properties (both on and off market) to uncover mortgage, historical and distressed data, flood zones, school info and more. Then impress even the most demanding clients by sending customized reports with your photo and branding. This is a no-cost member benefit that's included in your NAR member dues, and only REALTORS® can access it.*

Free for iOS | Free for Android
*NRDS number required to access the app
 

2. RoomScan Pro

Almost as if by magic, this amazing app draws floor plans by itself. The only thing you need to do is touch each wall with your smartphone. Customize with colors for individual rooms, and by dragging in doors/windows, then add in your measurements. Abracadabra - a floor plan practically appears before your eyes out of thin air. If you'd like, export the finished floor plan as a PDF, complete with your additional comments. Want to see how it's done? Watch a demo at http://locometric.com/demo.

$4.99 for iOS
 

3. Deductr 2

This app was seemingly built with REALTORS® in mind. It makes keeping track of your eligible tax deductions and expenses a snap and may even help you avoid paying more taxes than you should (a common professional hazard). Chances are it will come in handy every day as you log receipts and track mileage, based on your phone's built-in GPS. On the Deductr website, you can create a comprehensive P&L report, mileage summary and more. When April 15 looms near, your tax preparer will undoubtedly love it, too.

Free for iOS | Free for Android
 

4. Box

In your business, it's crucial to be able to share documents securely and quickly, even when you're on the go. That's what makes this app ideal. Box lets you view, download, edit and annotate files anywhere. Then securely send those files to colleagues or clients. Plus, Box lets you preview files for quick reference, without having to download them.. Box even lets you set permissions as "view" or "upload only," so you're always in control of the information flow. Generous remote file storage makes it all possible.

Free for iOS | Free for Android
 

5. DocuSign®

Can you go paperless and work as a Real Estate Professional? Well, perhaps not entirely. But with DocuSign you can close deals and finalize paperwork digitally, all without having to be in the office. DocuSign lets you send, sign and approve documents wherever your day takes you. But beyond that, it streamlines the workflow so you can maximize productivity. With over 50 million users worldwide, it's the most trusted, secure service for digital signatures and approvals.

Available for iOS and Android. (Cost dependent on license agreement. Special Real Estate pricing offered.)
 

6. LastPass

This app has universal appeal for anyone who must keep track of numerous, ever-changing, unique passwords. In your line of work, you likely have to log in to password password-protected sites and documents every day. With the help of LastPass, you can access and manage passwords wherever you are, and sync those passwords between your devices. It only requires you to remember one master password, while the rest are locked-up safely away from prying eyes. Simply put, LastPass is the last word in easy, secure password management.

For iOS | Free for Android

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