Lawrence Starkman has worked in the field of real estate for his entire career, and has served as both an appraiser and a broker. Throughout his long and distinguished career, Starkman has seen many changes in the way that real estate business is conducted, many of which are influenced by changes in technology during this time period. There are many products, services, and apps that make the process of buying, selling, and renting property much easier and faster for both real estate agents and customers.
- One of the most influential real estate websites of the last decade has been Zillow. Zillow is a comprehensive website that allows anyone to access approximate property values, home and apartment listings, mortgage calculations, and more quickly and easily. Zillow has a very intuitive and well-designed website, and they also have several different apps for smartphones and tablets. These include the real estate app, the rental app, the mortgage app, and the home design app. Zillow has completely changed the way that consumers find information about properties they are interested in.
- For realtors, the RPR Mobile app is a must-have. The app allows you to find all available information on any property, including property values, square footage, pictures, and more, instantaneously. Especially for realtors on the go with busy schedules, this app can be a huge time-saver. If a client needs information about a property fast, there’s no need to make a phone call or take to Google – you can just check RPR Mobile.
- Another great app for real estate agents is Roomscan Pro. This app creates floor plans for you using your phone’s camera. You just hold the phone up to a wall to add it to the floor plan, and then the app takes the measurements for you. You can also manually add the measurements to make them more exact. Then, you can go back into the floor plan and add features such as doors and windows. This is invaluable for real estate professionals that need floor plans for their properties quickly.
- Homesnap is an app for potential homeowners that allows them to take a picture of any home, anywhere, and find out the approximate value of the home, the square footage and number of rooms, and even information about what’s nearby. Homesnap can also identify homes that have potential as investments, and you can also connect your profile with friends that also use the app to see which homes they are looking at and share potential home profiles.
Lawrence Starkman has seen a huge change in technology for real estate agents throughout his career. Apps like these help make the process of buying and selling property more accessible and less intimidating for everyone.