The age of Smartphones is here. There seemed to be very little time between getting paged to having email on your phone, to then having a miniature computer in your hands more powerful than the one on your desk. These days, if you need to get something done, chances are there’s an app for it!
Speaking of which, the commercial real estate industry is now bursting at the seams with useful products and apps that help people work more efficiently.
Here is my list of the top 10 Commercial Real Estate Apps:
Looking for an investment property or lease space? LoopNet’s Commercial Real Estate Search App is free to download and most listings are accessible at no charge. The app holds over 800,000 searchable listings. You can filter results by price, size and property type. You can also use Maps to plot properties or email directions to a friend. The app grants you access to millions of property records to find historical listings, owner and tenant information, mortgage and lender history, tax records and more!
Honest Buildings has a simple (yet brilliant) premise and a smooth design. The site is an online marketplace where building construction and design firms showcase previous work and helps to connect parties who are looking to build something new or make changes to an existing structure. Overall, the Honest Buildings platform creates an environment that facilitates the best deals, as quickly as possible.
ReaLync is the first web-based and mobile platform that allows for real-time virtual tours of properties. RealLync saves agents, brokers and their clients the time, money and hassle of going through an exhaustive succession of physical tours.
Visual Lease is a comprehensive, powerful and easy-to-use web-based lease management and lease administration software system that enables real estate professionals to control, report and make better decisions on leases and property information. It is accessible anytime, anywhere through your iPad, iPhone or Android device.
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Get instant access to breaking real estate news that matters to you with The News Funnel app. The app allows you to create a simple customized news feed containing top headlines from over 3,000 media sources, as well as original content from over 2,000 real estate companies. The News Funnel app delivers breaking local and national news to real estate professionals in real-time.
DocuSign is a simple app that allows commercial real estate professionals to upload important paperwork and email it to all of the relevant members involved in a deal for their signatures, before encrypting the data and storing it securely online.
Property Capsule is a cloud-based technology platform that helps you manage and present your commercial real estate leasing portfolio, in real-time, to potential tenants. When information is flying around in so many places, marketing and deal making can become a chaotic process. Property Capsule allows you to put all of your property information in one place and always know where that information is. Specialized tools in the Property Capsule suite include the iPad portfolio, interactive site plans that re-draw automatically whenever a tenant changes and flyers that regenerate when information changes. You’ll always have the latest version, without having to ask. Goodbye chaos.
dotloop is an online forum for a large number of real estate professionals with the goal of helping them get deals done more quickly. dotloop aids brokers and agents by streamlining the whole, drawn-out process of selling a property. There’s no wait time on signatures and all of the details are ironed out quickly and efficiently online, so no transaction hits an unnecessary snag. The virtues of the dotloop service have translated in negotiations being completed 40 percent faster and deals closing 10 percent more frequently!
LeaseMatrix is a web-based service that allows commercial real estate professionals to quickly compare multiple different lease proposals at once. The site especially empowers the members of a team, who are able to share their opinions and collaborate on strategy in a matter of seconds. LeaseMatrix eliminates the need for the user to do standard industry calculations because everything is done within the program.