2013's Best Mobile and Web Apps and Tools for Real Estate

Realtor Magazine* just featured this year's top web and mobile apps and tools for real estate. These recommendations were selected by their editors with input from their readers.  These apps and tools come in handy for customers, clients and realtors.  

We've included our top 5 picks from the list, highlighting apps and tools for customers and clients. To read the full article, go here Best of the Web 2013: Apps

So whether you're just a casual real estate "window shopper" or a determined buyer or seller, read below to accomplish your real estate goals more efficiently. 

1.  Homesnap.com - named Best Mobile Tool and called the "Shazam for homes."  It allows users to have access to public information about a home by simply taking a picture of the home.  This is a great tool for customers and clients to use while they are out driving around looking for potential homes or scouting to see what the market is like in their area.  Simply snap a photo on your phone and use the Homesnap app to find the property on the go!

2.  HouseLogic.com - named Best All-Around Home Improvement Resource.  This is THE go-to website if you're looking to do any home improvements before putting your house on the market or after buying a "fixer upper."  It also offers tips for managing home taxes and financing.  HouseLogic.com features secrets to hiding clutter or valuables, home insurance advice, landscaping tips, and overall covers the gamut of all things home-related.

3.  ApartmentTherapy.com - named Best Eye Candy.  This website is useful for more than just apartment dwellers.  It includes interior decorating ideas and organization tips for your apartment or home.

4. Curbed.com - named Best Niche Zine.  We love Curbed!  It reports neighborhood news, local development project updates, and celebrity homes in 13 U.S. cities.  A fun website to add to your RSS feed!

5. Dropbox.com - named Best App for Cloud Storage and File Sharing.  Worried about your computer/device crashing and losing important documents?  Here's the solution.  Store all your important files, photos and other information on a virtual drive.  There is no fee, up to 18 GB storage.  

*The content of this blog is based on Realtor Magazine's featured article.  It is not an endorsement by NAR or The Aland Realty Group.