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Real estate’s top apps: social, search

Mobile tools by Facebook, among standouts

Editor's note: This is the second article in a three-part series detailing the results of an Inman News survey on real estate professionals' use of smart phones and mobile applications. Part 1 focused on the popularity of smart phones and their features among different industry groups. This article, Part 2, focuses on the mobile apps respondents use the most, as well as how they use them and which they would recommend; and, the final article will look at the feasibility of respondents' ideas for a "killer app" they would like to use in their business.Social networking and property-search sites dominated the list of apps most frequently cited by real estate agents, brokers and technologists as useful to their work, an Inman News smart phone and mobile tech survey revealed.In particular, mobile apps created by Facebook,, Zillow, Twitter, Trulia and Smarter Agent stood out among the list of mobile apps most frequently used for work purposes among r...