“There are more mobile phones in the world than there are toothbrushes” –Ian Carrington

We are living in a world dependent on technology, and apps play an integral role in our lives touching everything from counting calories and getting directions to directly impacting the way we conduct business. But how do we find the most effective, affordable and best apps when there are over 300 apps created each day? Well, if you are a real estate professional, you are in luck.

There’s an app for that

Well, not quite, but there is a white paper! Kalpana Krishna-Kumar, project specialist at Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC, made it her mission to find the must-have apps that every real estate professional should know about. Over the past few months she made it her mission to find, test and rate hundreds of apps ranging from real estate-specific apps to everyone’s favorite battery-saving apps. Needless to say, her thumbs were sore. She compiled her findings in Coldwell Banker’s latest white paper titled “App-thology.”


App-thology” is a compendium of the best apps for today’s real estate professionals. Not only does it identify nearly 50 of today’s top mobile apps, but it also rates each according to:

  • Ease of use
  • Cost
  • Availability across devices
  • App store ratings and reviews
  • App stability
  • Availability and quality of support
  • Longevity

And most important of all …

  • Value they bring to your real estate business

A special and creative extra that I found extremely useful is Kalpana’s use of the “battery monster” icon. She used this to indicate apps that drain your precious battery life.

What to expect

While many real estate professionals have been exposed to fire hose presentations that rattle off apps including Evernote, Instagram and Dropbox (all mentioned in the white paper), Kalpana does an incredible job of uncovering hidden gems in every category important to real estate professionals. A few of these categories include personal assistant, photo, content and video apps. This white paper will quickly become your go-to guide for finding the best of the best in an informative and fun way.

You can read Kalpana’s white paper here.

Want to let Kalpana know you enjoyed her paper or have a recommendation for an app you think she should try? Connect with her here.

Lindsay Listanski is the social media manager for Coldwell Banker Real Estate.

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