6 Mobile Apps to Download Now

Use your smartphone to access several mobile applications that can help you in your real estate business.

April 1, 2010

Regardless of what kind of smartphone you use, there’s a wide array of mobile applications—more commonly referred to as "apps"—that put helpful information at your fingertips.

Yelp. Find the closest coffee shop or the best nearby place for a burger through this app, which works with BlackBerry, iPhone, Palm Pre, and your mobile Web browser.

REALTOR.com® Home Search. This free app for iPhones lets you find homes for sale or open houses within a radius of your current position using GPS. Consumers can rate and comment on listings for their own personal reference, and quickly contact a REALTOR® to ask a question or request a showing.

TeleNav. Turn your cell phone into a real-time navigation device. TeleNav will guide you with spoken directions.

Mortgage Calculator PRO. This app, available through the BlackBerry App store, calculates payments after you enter the loan amount, interest rate, and amortization.

iLiving. This nifty iPhone app allows you take a photo of a room and then add objects such as sofas, lamps, and other furniture.

Facebook for BlackBerry. View profiles, wall posts, and status updates. And upload information while on the go.

Source: Real estate tech expert Mike Mangino, Elevated Rails, Chicago