Windly app helps buyer’s agents send and manage electronic offers

Windly app helps buyer’s agents send and manage electronic offers

Windly is a tool for agents who work only with buyers. Agents use the app to stay abreast of market listings via list or map views, and to send and manage offers when a buyer is ready ......
By Craig C. Rowe | Friday, July 21, 2017
Contactually revamps Android app — will users be pleased?

Contactually revamps Android app — will users be pleased?

The most economically efficient way to improve any product is by listening to exactly what your customers want in a new version of it. This is the case with popular industry CRM Contactually ......
By Craig C. Rowe | Thursday, July 13, 2017
KardZee promises personalization and professionalism in its postcard creation app

KardZee promises personalization and professionalism in its postcard creation app

Users of KardZee can create a completely personalized handwriting font by tracing over each letter of the alphabet to create an "analysis." The process turns your finger strokes into a totally unique script font to be used in mailings ......
By Craig C. Rowe | Monday, July 10, 2017
AskAvenue chat tool bets on live agents over chatbots

AskAvenue chat tool bets on live agents over chatbots

AskAvenue is a website chat and lead capture tool for real estate companies ......
By Craig C. Rowe | Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Preclose rolls out web version, integrates with dotloop

Preclose rolls out web version, integrates with dotloop

Launched last year as only an app, Preclose announced this week an integration with dotloop and a full-featured web app, which looks as good on the big screen as it does on mobile devices ......
By Craig C. Rowe | Wednesday, June 14, 2017
HomeZada’s home management app could be the perfect closing gift

HomeZada’s home management app could be the perfect closing gift

HomeZada gives homeowners a new look into the financial commitment of owning a home. ......
By Craig C. Rowe | Thursday, May 25, 2017
HomeFlik app creates listing videos in minutes

HomeFlik app creates listing videos in minutes

HomeFlik is an iPhone app for producing professional listing videos without editing. ......
By Craig C. Rowe | Monday, May 22, 2017
Are real estate clients taken by Homeselfe RE’s colorful energy reports?

Are real estate clients taken by Homeselfe RE’s colorful energy reports?

As easily as a seller agent could use the Homeselfe RE app to augment their listing presentation with an energy analysis, a buyer's agent could use it to highlight outdated HVAC systems or an antiquated water heater -- and justify concessions. ......
By Craig C. Rowe | Monday, March 6, 2017
Separate work and personal calls with iPlum business phone line

Separate work and personal calls with iPlum business phone line

iPlum is an app that creates a second phone line on the Android or iOS device you already use ......
By Craig C. Rowe | Monday, January 30, 2017
Does the MyHouseHas app beat handwritten listing notes?

Does the MyHouseHas app beat handwritten listing notes?

MyHouseHas is an easy app for real estate agents to collect data and create PDFs for new listings. ......
By Craig C. Rowe | Monday, January 9, 2017
Tradition meets tech in ZipComps app for door-knockers

Tradition meets tech in ZipComps app for door-knockers

ZipComps is a new app for real estate agents available in Bay Area and San Diego markets. ......
By Craig C. Rowe | Friday, December 23, 2016
How Facebook, Messenger and Instagram just merged to save you time

How Facebook, Messenger and Instagram just merged to save you time

Fred Meyer made a simple observation in 1931, one that would change the face of the retail world: People would rather run all their errands at one store, when given the chance, rather than drive all over town. Fred Meyer Inc. would lay the path that ...
By Adam Stephens | Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Rank your neighbors (on their homes) with House Safari

Rank your neighbors (on their homes) with House Safari

Some may say standing outside your neighbor's house to review their landscaping, house color and comment on their dog's bathroom habits is a bit nosey. But let's not kid ourselves -- we've been doing it for years. Why do you think Nextdoor is so popu...
By Craig C. Rowe | Monday, October 17, 2016
Bank Shot app deposits checks for any real estate transaction

Bank Shot app deposits checks for any real estate transaction

Bank Shot, a check deposit app developed by Drake Realty in Atlanta, is both fast and functional, providing a simple way to secure funds via check for any form of real estate transaction, including earnest money and monthly rent ......
By Craig C. Rowe | Friday, September 23, 2016
Where does the time go? Android app sorts out every minute

Where does the time go? Android app sorts out every minute

I don't know why I was surprised to hear that the app developer on the other end of my Skype call was 21 years old. This is 2016, after all. Still, how important is time management to a person just now able to have a beer? Well, I guess he showed me ...
By Craig C. Rowe | Friday, August 26, 2016
A girl backpacking in New Zealand Why people thought I was at my desk while I was backpacking in New Zealand

Why people thought I was at my desk while I was backpacking in New Zealand

New Zealand is incredible, but Wi-Fi in New Zealand is not so incredible. Knowing this, I left our brokerage social media in the hands of various apps and automated web-based services for almost three weeks while I was on vacation 8,476 miles away. T...
By Hillary Rinehart | Tuesday, August 2, 2016
Heymarket personalizes broadcast texting for mobile-savvy agents

Heymarket personalizes broadcast texting for mobile-savvy agents

Heymarket lets mobile-savvy real estate agents send custom broadcast text messages to lists of contacts. Using a connection to Gmail or an iPhone contact list, users can segment their buyers and quickly distribute a message advertising listings that ...
By Craig C. Rowe | Friday, July 29, 2016
4 real estate hacks I can’t live without

4 real estate hacks I can’t live without

There is an ocean of opportunities to improve your personal business and surprise customers with over-the-top service through technology. I’ve only been immersed in the real estate industry for four years, but I’ve already encountered huge leaps ...
By Hillary Rinehart | Tuesday, July 26, 2016