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5 tools to keep you productive from virtually anywhere

Sep 21, 2017

Lightning and Apto Mobile App-320x240.pngThese days, being tech savvy isn’t just convenient—it’s practically required. Cloud technology has revolutionized the way we do business, especially in commercial real estate. No longer are brokers expected to travel with paper files in the trunk of their car. Now they have access to all of their documents, contacts, and spreadsheet information on their phone.

The good news is that technology is becoming more and more intuitive and easy to adopt. Here are 5 tools that all CRE professionals need to always have on hand.

1. CRM software with a mobile app

A good CRM will organize your information and make your life easier in a variety of ways, like dramatically reducing your planning time and helping you keep in touch with clients and colleagues. Make sure the vendor you choose has a mobile app that will not only keep your data on hand but make it accessible and actionable.


2. Pocket

Have you ever come across an article you’re excited to read but don’t have time to in the moment? And then later you can’t find it, or more likely, you forget? With Pocket, you can save all of your favorite CRE articles in one spot for later viewing so you never lose track again.

3. Xceligent

Xceligent is your one-stop shop for commercial real estate data. From field research to sales rundowns and tenant information, Xceligent has everything you need for scouting out new markets and pulling up information on the go.

4. Skype

Skype makes it easy to voice and video chat one-on-one or in conference calls with people around the world. Consider it an essential communication tool for anyone who travels and works in a number of locations across the country.

5. Wunderlist

Wunderlist makes getting organized and creating to-do lists quick and easy. But what makes Wunderlist better than other list-taking apps is the ability to collaborate with multiple partners.

While not essential, you might also want to consider getting a tablet to carry around when you’re out in the field. This will allow you to complete complex tasks that would be difficult on your standard smartphone, like creating documents and reading contracts, without having to carry your laptop around with you.

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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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