We are living in a world where technology plays an essential part in our everyday lives. Mobile devices, one of the most commonly used gadgets, let’s admit, a few of us can’t live without, has made our life easier. Just few taps and we can call the other side of world, keep in touch with our friends, and bunch of other things we didn’t think possible before.
With the advent of apps, mobile devices have become more invaluable. The power of these smartphones lies in the fact that their diverse apps help us keep track of our daily lives, help boost productivity and stay organized.
The real estate industry is not behind when it comes to developing real estate apps that would help buyers find properties using their mobile devices. It’s very useful as most of them are completely localized and use GPS to find the nearest local listing.
As for selling, we have yet to see apps that cater directly to sellers, but nothing to worry about. The good news for sellers, there are apps that would help and make your home preparation for selling more organized.
After trying out several apps for ourselves, we came up with a list of our 6 favorites – and most of them are free.
Apps that can help you prepare your home for sale
- wikiHow – This great app offers thousands of how to guides ranging from life hacks, craft projects and quick repairs. It is complete with illustrations and videos. This is useful if you are making home improvements and you want to D-I-Y. When you are preparing your home for sale, and you want to do some quick fixes like squeaky door hinges, peeling wall papers, squeaky floor, or stained tub, wikiHow is your go-to-guide.
This free app is compatible with android and apple devices.
- Houzz Interior Design Ideas – This app is most helpful if you are staging your home because it will give you thousands of design inspirations. The tag photos also lead you to stores and website to purchase. This app will help inspire you as you stage all rooms and spaces in your home. If you have this app, you may no longer need a professional stager!
This app is both available for free on android and apple devices.
- ColorSmart – This app will help you stage your home with color. Every seller knows that a fresh coat of paint will help showcase the house. It’s one of the inexpensive upgrades you can do to your home. If you need help in choosing the right color to bring out the character of your home, this app will surely help. It will help you get just the right shades and matches of paint for your redecorating needs. It also allows you to preview how the paint will look at the sample room layouts.
This app is free!
- Home Improvement Calcs– This app is helpful if you are doing DIY renovation to your home. It offers many useful tools: a variety of calculators and estimating tools for common home improvement, landscaping, and construction task. It’s really amazing to know exactly how much carpeting you need once you use the estimating tool. It’s a really handy tool for home improvement.
This app is only available for apple devices and costs $1.99 to download.
- Snapguide – SnapGuide can rival wikiHow as a crowd sourced How-to apps. It’s the most visually attractive how to apps available. So if you are a visual person, you can use this app to give you detailed instructions and photo guides on almost every topic: arts & crafts, landscaping, home improvement, and other projects. It’s useful when you are doing simple renovation, improving the curb appeal of your home or home staging.
This app is only available for apple devices and is completely free to download.
- Love Cleaning House – Now this app is a great help for sellers having trouble keeping up with the clutter that constantly invade their home. Sure you want a clean house especially when you are selling it and you don’t want to turn off your buyers when they see your home not squeaky clean. If you find it hard to keep up the cleanliness of your home, download this app now, it will help you organize your cleaning routine and get rid of the clutter.
This app is only available for android devices and it’s free.