Apps are like cable TV channels: Most are just a big waste of time. But there are some that can truly make you more efficient and effective – especially if you’re a busy real estate agent. Included below are five that deserve special consideration.
WatchMe 911 (personal security)
Personal safety is a top priority for most real estate agents, whose work requires them to meet with total strangers in often vacant homes. With the app “WatchMe 911” installed on your smart phone, you can rest a little easier in these situations. Designed by women, the app includes a “monitor me” function that will send out an emergency alert if it’s not turned off at a pre-determined time. Another function makes it easy to alert loved ones when you’ve safely arrived at your destination. Plus, there’s a panic button and a two-touch system for calling 911. To watch the app in action, see this video. Other options include the Guardly Safety App and SecureShow, an app that allows you to confirm the identity of a client before meeting them in-person.