Best Real Estate Software Top Agents Use in 2020

By its nature, the real estate industry is highly competitive and evolving. As an agent to stay competitive, win new clients, save more time, and become a top real estate agent, you need to keep up with the current tech innovations and integrate the best real estate software solutions in your daily operations.

Whether you want to improve your marketing strategy, create a better client experience, get more leads, optimize client management and communication processes, organize disclosures, there are tools and solutions perfected to meet those needs.

Here United Field Servises, Inc. presents the main categories and a list of solutions available that you can start using today.

Real Estate CRM Tools

A typical Real Estate CRM tool helps to manage leads, automate salesforce, emails, and contacts. It brings value by helping to track, manage, and move prospects through the sales process.

TotalBrokerage

The system is an all in one solution for anyone who’s looking for a CRM system that will combine lead tracking and management, marketing activities, action plans, transaction workflows, auditing, reporting, and many more. Through the comfortable UX design, TotelBrokerage is an ideal solution for the agents who’re trying to increase sales in every possible way. TotalBrokerage is mostly used as real estate transaction software.

Billing: From $219/month

HubSpot CRM

hubspot CRM- real estate CRM

HubSpot CRM is considered the most popular CRM system. On HubSpot, you can personalize email templates, schedule meetings, manage the personal information of your clients, track performance, and much more. If you’re looking for a free real estate CRM software, you can start with HubSpot.

Drawbacks: Although Hubspot is free, and has perfect features for real estate agents, it has some drawbacks too that you must be aware of. Some of the drawbacks are: it gets expensive if you scale the business or your operations. It’s difficult to use not as an all-in-one tool, the available templates are difficult to change, A/B Testing options are limited, you have to pay for technical support, etc.

Billing: Free and paid options are available. 

Freshsales

Freshsales is an Ai-based CRM and deals management software. The Freshsales’s top features are lead, contact, deal, account and email management, event tracking, lead scoring, etc. Here you can automate calls, Auto-assign leads, and create complete workflows. One of the pros of this tool is the clear interface of reporting systems.

Billing: You can have a forever-free plan and always have a chance to switch to paid options starting from $12/month.

Agile CRM

Agile CRM helps to manage personal or team tasks, set up meeting appointments, follow the documentation, etc. Thanks to all these features, the system is usually listed among the best free CRM software for real estate agents.

Although the free features may be enough to run the necessary operations, Agile CRM offers additional paid features that you can purchase with a starting price of $8.99/month.

Real Estate Agency Solutions 

Bitrix24

With Bitrix24 you can manage a project, assign deadlines, and keep communication with clients. The website suggests live video conferencing, social media assimilations, callback forms, and many more features.

Paid option: You can get its always-free version, but Bitrixx24 offers to buy more storage or integrate sales intelligence for only $24/month.

Rio Genesis

This website will help you manage your team and schedule. The most important feature is that it allows different permissions for different users. So not everyone can have access to the stored information.

Pricing: Starting at $99/month.

BackAgent

If you’re looking for real estate back office management software, BackAgent is here for you. Mostly used for team management, BackAgent is a good tool with the main CRM features. You can create checklists, track tasks and deals, and many more. The users mostly like the checklist adding option, as it helps to track the deals and proceed them smoothly.

Billing: From $5/month

Real Estate Transaction Management Solutions

Loft47

Loft47 is for following the financial activities of the company/agent. It integrates with other real estate tools that help to manage the transactions, fees, commissions, etc.

Billing: From $90/month.

DotLoop

Dotloop- tools for real estate brokers

DotLoop will help to optimize the real estate transactions. With real-time visibility of all transactions, the agents will always get their automated workflows.

Pricing: Starting at $29/month.

Pipedrive

The leading part of Pipedrive is that you can assimilate it with Trello, Asana, and Slack. By creating the funnel the system helps you to easily find in which stage exactly your contract is. By this feature, Pipedrive deserves to be among the best CRM for real estate.

Billing: From $12.5/month

Commercial Real Estate Software

RealSpace

RealSpace helps to create and publish listings, brochures, and share it with your leads. It manages the leads from multiple locations and centralizes the data in one place. With easily customizable designs you can create a website for your listing. RealSpace is among the best rental management software for numerous listings.

Billing: From $49/month

Contactually

Contactually is a specially built CRM system for real estate agents. It is designed to create personalized offers for the buyers and provides support in following the funnel and automating the campaigns.

Pricing: From $69/month

Zillow Premier Agent

Zillow - tool for real estate brokers

With Zillow, you can access information about your potential client’s search history which may be helpful for you with the development of personalized offers for them. Once you’ve been assigned as “My agent”, the client will only see you as an agent while looking for an agent list for a specific listing.

Paid option: Zillow offers lots of advertising options to fit any budget

PalmAgent ONE 

Best real estate app for estimating closing costs. PalmAgent ONE is considered as the real estate best closing cost app. It calculates both the “buyer estimates” and “closing costs”.

Pricing: Starting at $0.99/month

Propertybase

Besides being a CRM software for house retailers, it also offers marketing solutions such as creating websites integrated with the CRM system. It allows us to organize listings and automate daily tasks. Propertybase is one of the best CRM for real estate.

Billing: From $69/month

Wise Agent

Wise Agent is ideal if you have a large scale of information on clients. It has a centralized accessible database. It automatically pulls social data from the mailing of the clients.

Pricing: Starting from as low as $29/month

Real Estate Marketing and Lead Generation 

Zurple

Zurple- real estate client generation software

Zurple users are mostly describing the system as “it helps you to generate leads even if you’re sleeping”. It’s one of the best real estate lead generation software available in the market. With the integrated behavioral marketing automation, the system tracks the leads and automates the follow-ups with the customers. By using the analytics the Zurple provides you can reach the customers on the most preferred time and transform the lead to a meeting.

Billing: From $99/month

Hire Aiva

Hire Aiva is a good solution for any agent who’s looking for an automated follow-up system. Once the system has caught the lead, it starts the personalized tracking and helps you to get in touch with the engaged customer in any convenient way for you.

Billing: From $299/month

Cloud Attract

This tool will help you to create a personalized landing page in a few easy steps. First, you need to choose your target audience. Are you going to target home sellers or buyers? By answering some additional AI-generated questions you will get the best landing page sample for you.

Pricing: Free trial and $99/month

BoldLeads

boldleads- software for Real estate agents

They offer A/B testing features for landing pages. A/B testings will help to understand your potential clients’ needs and preferences. You can integrate it with a CRM system and get the most out of the landing page.

Pricing: Starting from $269/month

Placester

The main advantage of Placester compared to other website builders is that it is built-in SEO friendly way, so you will not have problems with customers looking for your listing. They have pre-written content and lead-capturing forms.

Pricing: Starting at $99/month

ZOHO

ZOHO provides the best solutions for the agents who are aiming to be in contact with the customers in every possible way. The system allows integrating live chats and being in contact with customers via Social Media channels. The real-time reporting that the system provides helps to be in touch with your business no matter where you are.

Billing: From $18/month

Real Geeks

Once someone checks for your link the system will define a lead you’ll get an email or notification and immediately follow the funnel. It is also convenient for managers who want to be in touch with agents and track their productivity.

Billing: $249/month

Virtual Tour Tools 

iStaging LiveTour

Istaging - 360 tours for listings

In iStaging LiveTour you can create 360 tours for your listings with your phone. The image quality can be up to 8K. You can buy a 720 lens and take photos by using your phone.

Pricing: Starting at $5/month

EyeSpy360

The lockdown has reminded us that we need a backup plan for every aspect of our lives. The EyeSpy360 helps you to create virtual tours and 3D modelings of your listing. By simply uploading your 360 photos the system does the rest. You can also integrate a group video chatting option that is ideal for non-solo customers.

Billing: From $13.99/month

Call Tracking Tools  

REDx + Storm Dialer

If you are not using a cold calling strategy and tools, then you are losing business deals in this industry. REDx + Storm Dialer helps you to manage your calls by using an autodialer.

Pricing: Starting at $99.99/month

U.S. Foreclosure Market Q1 2020

To give you in-depth insights regarding the U.S. national housing market here we present the breakdown of the  Q1 2020 U.S. Foreclosure Market Report. 
During the Q1 of 2020, there were a total of 156,253 U.S. properties with a foreclosure filing. Compared to Q4 2019, it is up by 42% but it is down by 3% from a year ago. 
The foreclosure process has started on 81,251 properties (+ 1% from Q4 2019 but -11% from Q1 2019). 

Banks repossessed 29,923 properties (REO), ( -28 % from Q4 2019 and -16 % from Q1 2019). This is the 16th successive quarter with a year on year drop in U.S. REOs. Over 40 states recorded year on year decline in REOs including Tennessee (- 39%); Florida (-37 %); New Jersey (-33 %); Pennsylvania (-32 %); and Texas (-29 %).
While the majority of states reflected the national trend of a decrease in foreclosure starts, in Q1 2020 foreclosure starts increased in 11 states: Alaska ( +16 %); Georgia (+ 12%); California (+ 10 %); Delaware (+3 %); Illinois (+ 1 %), etc.

Foreclosure Market Overview  for March 2020

In total 27,812 U.S. properties started the foreclosure process in March 2020 (+ 3 % from February 2020 but -14 % from March 2019). Nationwide the foreclosure process was completed on 9,091 U.S. properties (-13 % from February 2020 and -25 % from March 2019). 
In Delaware, New Jersey, Illinois, Connecticut, and Florida states were recorded the highest foreclosure market rates. 

These insights show how strong was the U.S. national housing market. However, because of the Coronavirus pandemic in March, millions of Americans started losing their jobs. It is expected that in the next few quarters the foreclosures will get even lower, such as lenders (banks) are offering forbearance. However, if unemployment continues to rise people may not be able to make their mortgage payments, so numbers of REOs could rise later this year. 

U.S. Home Builder Confidence Declines In March 2020

The current uncertain economic conditions have impacted home builders’ confidence. NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index dropped 2 points to 72 in March 2020. Despite the decline, NAHB Chairman Dean Mon stated sentiment remains strong as low mortgage rates are anticipated to raise demand in the housing market with limited offers for home buyers.

For determining March’s HMI, half of the responses of home builders were received prior to March 4. 21 % of home builders who participated in the survey before March 4 report some disruption in supply due to coronavirus in other countries such as China. 33 % amongst home builders who answered the survey after March 6 indicated that this is an emerging issue.

The impact of the Coronavirus and current stock market declines are expected to reflect more in the following month’s report for NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index.

NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index is derived from monthly surveys that the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) has been conducting since 1985. It indices single-family home sales and sales forecasts for the subsequent six months according to builder perceptions.

Survey participants are asked to evaluate present market conditions for new home sales and the next six months on a scale of “good”, “fair”, “poor” and “high to very high”, “average” or “low to very low” the traffic of prospective home buyers. Afterward, scores for each segment are used to determine the monthly HMI index.

HMI is a diffusion index and its reading ranges between 0 and 100. That means that a monthly index above 50 indicates a favorable and below 50 indicates a negative outlook on home sales.

Property Preservation Jobs At United Field Services, Inc.

Here we present the top locations where we are urgently looking for new vendor partners to join our network. We will update the following list on a weekly basis. In order not to miss any opportunity make sure to follow the updates and apply them. Please learn about our requirements before you proceed to apply for property preservation jobs.

Description Of Available Jobs

  • Home inspection service companies located in Livonia city, New York state
    are welcomed to join our network.

  • We need lawn care service providers in Algoma city, New York state.
  • Snow removal service providing companies operating in South Plymouth city, New York state join us for rush work.
  • Property preservation companies located in Jamestown city, New York state please fill out a vendor application form to become a vendor partner.
  • Property preservation companies serving in North Richland Hills city, Texas state join us for rush work in your area.
  • We are urgently looking for grass cut service providers serving in Shreveport city, Louisiana state to join our network.
  • Lawn care service companies serving in Brookhaven city, Mississippi state we need your help.
  • Home inspection service companies serving in Lufkin city, Texas state join us today.

    To get comprehensive information regarding the jobs listed above please reach out to our vendor management department: alin@unitedffs.com |  (818) 230-0300

Property Preservation Job Requirements

• Applicants must have at least 2 years of field experience in property preservation and REO field services.
• Must be able to take clear & wide-angled before, during, and after photos of work.
• Must be able to meet deadlines for work orders and work with a high volume of orders.

Your eligibility and continued membership in our vendor network are determined by the quality of work, turnaround time, honesty, proper reporting, and proper documentation updates.

Check out additional grass cut, lawn care, construction work opportunities at United Field Services, Inc. in other states here. If you have questions regarding partnership opportunities and pricing please, contact our vendor management department.

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Modern House Renovation Project

In this blog post are presented pictures of the modern house renovation project completed by United Field Servcies, Inc.

redesigned kitchen with marble countertop
kitchen with marble countertop
Kitchen with white and black marble countertop
large room with grey walls
room with grey walls and good lightening
redesigned room with grey walls
bedroom design
room design
room with a dark wooden floor
Redesigned bathroom in a modern style
Remodeled bathroom

Check out more home renovation projects completed by United Field Services, Inc. For home renovation and property preservation services contact us.

Lawn Care and Maintenance Guide For Beginners

Maintaining a lawn is not an easy task, especially for beginners. To help you with that we have the best lawn care tips from experts to help you get your best lawn ever. These lawn care basics will guide you on how to start and where to go from there.

1. The Lawn Care Starts From Soil

 

Soil Testing

 

First, learn about the qualities of your soil. Take soil samples from your garden to test soil for essential factors such as soil pH in a lab. Include samples for spots with problems. From the lab, you can receive specific recommendations for your lawn care plan. If there are any issues, fix according to lab recommendations.

 

Soil Aeration

 

Air pockets of soil that enable nutrients and water to reach the roots of the grass, over time get reduced. To solve this, aerate the lawn. It will help the lawn to get nutrients and water it demands to grow strong all year long. Spring is a perfect time to organize aeration.

 

Fertilization

 

The soil test results will prescribe how much fertilizers your lawn needs (usually per 1,000 square feet), based on its organic matter, structure, and other factors. Also, consider the nutritional needs of the grass that you plant.
It is recommended to fertilize lawn in its growing season every 6 weeks. Feed the lawn with compost or manure. Choose organic options over chemical fertilizers. Consult with a specialist.

 

2. Grass Selection

 

There are extensive options for grass selection, that vary in their tolerance of ranges of soil pH, fertility, moisture, and temperatures. They may also be different in their resistance to stresses caused by different factors such as wear, mowing, and insects and diseases. Experts recommend selecting region-appropriate lawn grasses.
As a result, it will require less maintenance time and resources.

3. Watering The Lawn

 

Plan watering frequency and timing according to the grass type and water needs. In general, the water evaporates less in the morning, so watering in the morning is recommended by experts. If the lawn is newly seeded, water more to support its establishment process.

4. Mowing

 

Different Grasses have a different optimal height that you should consider planning to mow. When the grass reaches its optimal high start mowing the lawn. Mowing tall grasses will cause difficulties, shock roots, and dull the blades of the mower. Read this post to find out the optimal mowing height of the grass variety.
When it reaches the one third or more of the suggested mowing height, cut it. If it is suggested cut grass after 2 inches, then its mowing time is when it will reach 3-inch height.

Lawn Care Tips for Each Season

 

Care Tips For Spring

  • Don’t mow wet grass. It will increase the chance of spreading grass diseases.
  • Fertilize. In the spring apply fertilizer as your grass begins its most active growth.
  • Aerate in a day when the soil is damp but not soaked.
  • Apply a pre-emergent herbicide to prevent weeds from taking root in the lawn.

Care Tips For Early Summer

  • Watch out for grubs. When using insecticides follow all label directions
  • In early summer grass is starting to grow fast, and there will be a need for cutting more than once a week. But mow 1/3 of the grass blade.
  • Weeds that are left after an herbicide application, remove with a garden fork.

Care Tips For Summer

  • Frequent sprinkles of water boost shallow root growth, so deep and infrequent watering is preferable.
  • Regularly clean up any leaves, branches, and debris.

Care Tips For Fall

  • During the fall season keep your lawn free of leaves and other debris.
  • Fertilize the lawn. The grass will store the nutrients in its roots in the dormant period in winter and use them for growth when springs come.


Need help with lawn maintenance?  Contact us to get the best service. United Filed Service, Inc. has a nationwide vendor network of dedicated lawn care specialists always available to meet your needs.