The onset of digital scheduling tools has certainly made life a whole lot easier for real estate agents. What used to take a series of tedious phone calls and some back and forth, scheduling showings and contractor access now is seamless and easy. But there are plenty of tools on the market worth considering, especially if you’re not already using a scheduling tool or feel the app you’re using isn’t as efficient as you’d like it to be. To help, we’ve compiled a few of the most popular scheduling tools, along with their features, so you can decide which solution might be the best fit for you.
If you’re not using ShowingTime, you’ve probably at least heard of it. It’s an industry-leading scheduling tool with a wide variety of features under its umbrella service. The suite of solutions makes it easy to schedule, confirm appointments, and communicate with buyers, sellers, and vendors efficiently.
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This program is a favorite among real estate agents and brokers for a number of reasons. Like most, it provides a quick and easy solution to coordinating showings, sending out appointment reminders to clients, and directly communicating with other professionals. But the big perk is promoting a 24/7 access to anyone who wants to schedule a showing. There are additionally two-way chat features and real-time note taking. Apptoto integrates with a slew of other programs and calendars, making it even easier for everyone to use.
If you’re a big promoter of the Pomodoro Technique, the method for time-management that schedules breaks and blocks of time for certain tasks, you’ll love Focus Keeper. This app is the best way to track and manage those bursts of productivity, with reminders and features to ensure you stay on track.
If you’re the type of person who routinely checks your smartwatch to see how many steps you’ve taken or uses a fitness tracker to gauge your sleep, the Timely App is going to be a great option for handling real estate. The app is powered by Memory AI and doesn’t just track your schedule; it helps you see where and when you’ve spent your time. It provides an up-to-the-minute account of the day, so you can easily spot where you’ve spent most of your time. That kind of time management will allow you to make changes whenever necessary to avoid time-wasting activities and burnout.
Calendly is a pretty universal tool, great for appointment setting. You can forward your link to anyone, and it allows them to choose dates and times for meetings. Everything is scheduled through the app, and convenient reminders will be sent to all parties. You can personalize it for branding. And it’s a popular choice, too, because it fully integrates with GoToMeeting, Google Suite, and more.
There are other tools and apps at your disposal if you want to sample some of the other solutions out there for scheduling. Even basic software, like Google Calendar, is a great place to start if you’re just transitioning to more digital scheduling options. Google Keep is a user-friendly task manager, and there are plenty of digital calendar programs on the market with free trials worth sampling.
What are some of your favorite digital tools and apps that make the real estate life easier? If you haven’t officially adopted an app yet, consider some of these more popular options. And don’t forget, Listing Profit Remodeling can always help sell your listings faster and for more money. Contact our team to get the information you need to share with your sellers, so they can remodel their homes without paying a dime until closing!