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3 productivity apps for CRE brokers in 2017

May 22, 2017

As a commercial real estate broker,  you have to ensure you’re making the best use of your time at any given moment. Productivity and efficiency are the name of the game. And with today’s technology, there are plenty of tools that can help you get more done both in the office and on the go.

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It’s easy to get overwhelmed with all the options out there, so we’ll keep it simple. The CRE technology you use to run your brokerage should have an app, of course, but beyond that, here are three apps that can help you increase your productivity without missing a beat.

  1. Harvest App

Increasing productivity dramatically must first start by understanding where most of your time is being spent. The Harvest app helps you to track the time you spend on tasks so you can assess where most of your time is going. Then you can look and see what you can cut down on, or which tasks aren’t generating results.

Added bonus: the app can also track expenses.

  1. Pocket

Staying on top of the latest CRE and market trends is vital to proving your expertise and keeping your clients updated. However, there is so much information out there that consuming it all at once can take a ton of time. With Pocket, you can save articles you come across throughout the day and then access them later offline. You can even have them played through the app in audio format, meaning there’s no excuse for an unproductive commute.

  1. Block Site

While today’s technology can provide so many benefits and tools, it also provides plenty of distractions, many stemming from online news sites and social media. Browser extensions and apps like Block Site allow you to restrict certain sites so that you can focus for a set amount of time. It can also help you realize just how often you switch from your work to these other sites.

What are your favorite productivity apps? Share them with us in the comments below!

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The Apto Team

Written by The Apto Team

Apto, the commercial real estate software company, is the #1 CRM and deal management platform for commercial real estate brokers, with more paid users than any other service. Apto was built by and for brokers to help them manage contacts, properties, listings and deals from anywhere, on any device. Apto customers include thousands of independent brokers around the world, as well as multinational brokerages CBRE, JLL, NKF, Cushman & Wakefield and others. Headquartered in Denver, Apto is one of the fastest-growing private companies in the U.S., as ranked by Inc. magazine three years in a row.

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