13 Incredible Real Estate Market Apps for Realtors, Renters

13 Incredible Real Estate Market Apps for Realtors, RentersThe real estate market can be a frustrating industry, but it’s also a buzzing market, which has experienced disruptions due to the development of innovate apps. The numerous apps have helped to grant access to properties across the board.

Brokers, buyers, sellers, renters, homeowners, and investors can better enroll themselves in the ambitious throws of the real estate market when looking to the following apps, enabling real estate insight and accessibility.

Mortgage Calculator: The easy-to-use-tool allows users better understand repayment requirements, providing accurate results and a schedule for complete repayment.

Sitegeist: Whether one needs to gather interesting demographical data or understanding community trends, this app may be able to grant insight about each spot location visited.

Dropbox: The simple cloud storage is an accessible solution that easily brings client large files directly to real estate professionals. They offer up to 2GB free.

PDFescape: The website provides a perfect solution for gaining a signature to digital versions of PDF documents.

Redfin: Redfin is a destination for agents, sellers, and brokers, Redfin is an app allowing for users in 83 major U.S. markets to browse and optimize search options. The app wins because hit that sweet spot, just in the center of service and technology.

DocuSign for Realtors: eSignatures and DocuSign Transaction Rooms are combined to create DocuSign for Realtors, which assists with the transaction of business.

Realeflow: This app is built for every investor, allowing for the management of contacts, deals, properties, comps, deals, marketing campaigns, sales activities, and websites

FlipComp: An innovative app facilitates house flipping investments by allowing investors to access the MLS in order to search and analyze properties.

Realtor.com: This is the  ultimate app for homebuyers, as its refreshed every 15 minutes, and there are photos, sales history, and intimate property details listed  on the website.

Trulia: Trulia is an incredible app that simplifies the calculation of mortgage payments, it has high-resolution photos and comprehensive information on crime rates and school ratings.

Houzz: This iOS app permits the streamlining of the renovation process. The seven-year-old business allows for sellers and buyers to peruse prospective buyer, home design, and sellers. It’s a directory offering real estate agents an opportunity to create a free profile.

HomeSnap: Widely considered the SnapChat of real estate, the real estate app provides real-time access to agent-only data, as well as unique branding efforts.

Zillow Real Estate: The multi-use real estate marketplace advertises a robust variety of properties to interested users. The app has integrated video features and realistic views.

Thanks to the aforementioned apps, a diverse variety of commercial and residential properties have become more accessible to buyers, sellers, renters, and homeowners, alike.

South Carolina Real Estate Agent Capitalizes On Presidential Frustrations

CoYkuCVW8AAbgBgSouth Carolina real estate agent Jeff Cook is now capitalizing on the frustration of Charleston citizens over the limited choices when it comes to presidential candidates with interesting, unique billboard.

His signs along Interstate 26 displays pictures of Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump. The question, “Moving to Canada?” along with the accompanying phrase, “We can sell your home,” was placed on the billboard.

“We do a lot of billboard’s that are funny, but this is the first time we’ve done something with a political spin,” Cook said, according to FOX 46 Charlotte. “What we wanted to do was create something bipartisan that people could laugh about.”

There are eight signs that Cook has created, and each sign has attracted attention. However, attention isn’t the only goal; he understand that for some the election isn’t a laughing matter.

“A small percentage of people have called in upset, but overall people seem to be getting a laugh. It’ been amazing,” said Cook communicated to FOX 46 business was on the incline. “It’s not so much people wanting to move to Canada as it is people just wanting to sell or buy a new home.”

Jeff Cook’s picture of the sign, which was featured on his Jeff Cook Real Estate Facebook page, was shared more than 9,000.

Commercial Real Estate Executives Are Optimistic About the State of the Market in 2016

real-estate-325285_960_720Commercial real estate executives are apparently optimistic about the state of the market in 2016, and many are predicting greater deal volumes for their firms. The influx of commercial real estate (CRE) tech companies are revolutionizing the industry due to the adoption of new technology. The U.S. CRE market is recovering, but executive recognizes that there are still certain segments are positioned for a significant decline.

Forbes Insights report, “CIT Commercial Real Estate Outlook: Key Findings,” was sponsored by CIT and offered insights about current trends, challenges, and the outlook for the U.S. Commercial Real Estate industry. The Forbes Insight report was conducted online between Feb. 12 and March 14, 2016, and 201 senior executives from CRE management companies, brokers, investors, financing executives, and attorneys were surveyed.

Approximately 53 percent of respondents indicated their segment of the market is either strong or very strong. Forty-four percent of executive surveyed said they agreed or strongly agreed that certain segments are poised for significant decline. Also, forty-seven percent of total respondents agreed or strongly agreed that the U.S. CRE markets are in recovery.

More than 60 percent of executives surveyed described their current market posture as optimistic. They described today’s market conditions as having a smorgasbord of opportunities and challenges. Upon reflecting upon the economy, executives have seen consumer confidence, interest rates, unemployment, U.S. tax rates, and the global economy, which are the five factors driving CRE investment. They also expressed moderate support for the government’s role in stabilizing the nation’s economy.  Approximately 48 percent believe a Republican win in the U.S. presidential elections would positively impact sectors where they’re currently actively.

The benefits of commercial real estate technology are fairly clear, and most executives agree that advancements are revolutionizing the industry. However, adoption is slow for many, and only 11 percent of respondents rated themselves as “leading edge,” with regards to implementation. Most respondents believe the stakes are higher and they struggle with the success of tech-enabled entrants into the industry and commercial real estate investments.

Approximately 71 percent of companies said adequate capital is available for investment and 24 percent say capital is available for “the right” deals. Slightly more than half of respondents said they were lengthening the duration of their financing in an effort to secure today’s relatively low rates over a longer period.  Emerging rules mandated that low-income housing is integrated with the affluent housing, delivering mixed results.