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20 time-saving Chrome extensions for real estate teams

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Real estate industry is a highly competitive one. If you don’t take your opportunities, someone else will. 

Every real estate team is keen to improve their productivity, more site visits, more meetings, more client calls — more of everything

One way to improve real estate team’s productivity without making any massive changes – get them to add helpful and relevant extensions to their browser. Chrome Store offers a long list of apps and extensions to improve the way your team works. 

Take your real estate team’s productivity up a notch with the following Chrome extensions:

1. Hiver – email management for teams

For real estate teams, managing emails well can be the difference between losing or closing deals. You just can’t afford to miss out or lose track of emails.

Built within Gmail, Hiver simplifies your real estate team’s email communication with the following enhancements:

  • Manage shared mailboxes such as support@ and sales@ right from your personal inbox.
  • Assign emails as tasks to teammates and track their progress easily.
  • Communicate internally by writing notes on email threads, no more confusing CCs, Fwds and BCCs.
  • Everyone knows who is working on what.
  • Two agents never collide working on the same task.

Besides this, Hiver also lets users schedule emails to be sent later, share email templates to ensure consistency, snooze emails to deal with them later, and more.

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  • Your team can do all of the above straight from their inbox.
  • Zero learning curve.

Pricing

Hiver has a free trial for 14 days. Post that, you have plans at $14, $22, and $34 per user per month charged annually.

2. Hunter – find email addresses in seconds

Chrome extensions for real estate teams - Hunter

Contrary to popular claims, email is still the best way to contact leads or build a network. However, often agents are forced to spend way too much time trying to find the email addresses they want.

With Hunter, you can find the email address of someone with just a click. All you have to do is visit their website or their LinkedIn profile and click on the ‘Hunter’ icon in the Chrome toolbar.

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It also lets you share these email addresses with your teammates and also, synchronize them with your CRM or other similar applications.

Pricing

With the free plan, you will get 100 queries per month. If you want more, there are paid plans available at $39,  $79, $159, and $319 per month.

3. Feedly – stay connected with the content you need

Chrome extensions for real estate teams - feedly

Staying still in this industry mostly ends in failure. Real estate teams have to be in the know – from industry trends to policy changes. This means a lot of reading.

Feedly makes this hassle-free by allowing you to create curated news feeds. You can add RSS feeds from relevant websites to the app, every time they publish a new post, it will get updated in your app.

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With Feedly, agents can get all their content in one place.

Pricing

Feedly has a free plan that allows users to curate feeds from up to 100 sources. Paid plans are available at $5.41 and $18 per month.

4. Any.do – stay organized and on top of everything

Chrome extensions for real estate teams - Any.do

Real estate teams need to have a clear idea about their daily tasks whether they are at home, on-site, or at work. 

This is where Any.Do comes in, it lets you create to-do lists right from your Chrome browser. It also enables users to sort tasks by due date or by category.

You’d definitely love

The app is available on multiple platforms, you can access your to-do lists on multiple devices.

Pricing

Has a free plan with limited features. The premium plans start at $2.09 per month.

5. DocuSign – add or collect signatures easily

Chrome extension for real estate teams - DocuSign

Often you would see real estate teams toiling over digital signatures. They have to download the PDF documents first, get them signed, and then scan it. Besides being a time-suck, it increases security risks too.

DocuSign’s Chrome extension lets users electronically sign documents and collect signatures from others in a simple and secure way.

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It also gives you the real-time status of documents, sends reminders to signers, and notifies you when you have to sign a document. 

Pricing

DocuSign has a free trial for 30 days. They have special pricing plans for real estate agents starting at $10 per month per user.

6. Fyle – track and manage expenses right inside Gmail

Chrome extension for real estate teams - fyle

If you wish to maintain a healthy cash flow and avail tax deductions, you have to track your expenses. However, with agents spending most of their time outside of the office and a wide variety of expenses to track, expense management is not easy.

Fyle’s Chrome extension can resolve this problem to a large extent. It automatically captures expense information such as the date, amount, merchant name, and category from email receipts.

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Fyle also lets users generate expense reports.

Pricing

It has a free trial for 14 days, post that you have plans for teams starting at $4.49 per user per month.

7. Save to Google Drive –  send files directly to your Drive

Chrome extensions for real estate teams - Save to Google Drive

If your real estate team spends a lot of time in Google Drive, then this extension is a must-have. It allows teams to save documents, images, audio, and videos to their Google Drive directly from their Chrome browser tab. All you have to do is: right-click on them and select ‘Save to Google Drive’.

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  • Screen capture a browser tab and save it to your Drive by simply clicking on the ‘Google Drive’ icon in their Chrome toolbar.
  • Automatically convert Microsoft Office files or comma separated files to Google Docs format.

Pricing

It is completely free.

8. Quick Drive – access your G Drive from your browser

Chrome extension for real estate teams - QuickDrive

This is another extension for Google Drive users. Quick Drive lets teams quickly access the files and folders they have stored on their Google Drive. You may it find it useful during presentations and client meetings.

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Once it is installed, you will be able to jump to the target file/folder right from the web page you are on. All you have to do is click on the Quick Drive icon in the toolbar, a pop-up will appear, listing all your Google Drive files.

Pricing

It’s a free tool.

9. Blur – strengthen your defenses

Chrome extension for real estate teams - Blur

With the growing security threats, it is very important for real estate teams to keep their payments, passwords, and other information safe. Blur extension helps users generate secure passwords, protect credit card details, and autofill forms quickly.

You’d definitely love

Passwords and other key data are secured with AES-256 encryption and separate keys are used for authentication/authorization and data encryption.

Pricing

There is a free plan. The premium plan is priced at $39 per user per year.

10. Home mortgage calculator – earn brownie points

Chrome extension for real estate teams - Home mortgage loans

Being resourceful is a quality most clients will appreciate. It shows that your agents are committed to giving them the best service. That’s exactly what this extension will help your team with.

It allows agents to calculate the monthly installments and amortization table of home mortgages based on the amount, interest rate, and loan year.

You’d definitely love

It is rather easy to use, even for non-finance people.

Pricing

It is a free tool.

11. Buffer – amp up your social media efforts

Chrome extension for real estate teams - click to buffer

Buffer allows users to schedule posts on social networks like Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and more. Its Chrome extension integrates directly into Twitter.com, Facebook.com, Tweetdeck, Pinterest, Reddit and Hacker News. 

It is a massive timesaver for real estate teams as they don’t have to break their thought process or stride each time they want to schedule a post.

You’d definitely love

  • You can add web pages to your Buffer queue with just one click.
  • It also lets users create images with Pablo.

Pricing

It has a free personal plan with basic features. Pro plans for businesses start at $99 per month.

12. Listly – import data from websites

Chrome extensions for real estate teams - Listly

While performing market analysis or other forms of analysis, agents may find it useful to convert web pages into a spreadsheet data. Listly helps you do exactly the same, it automatically extracts clean data from websites and arranges them into rows and columns. This ensures agents don’t have to waste time manually copying and pasting bits of data.

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It also has features like scheduler for auto-scraping, email notification, and databoard to manage bulk URL queries.

Pricing

It is a free tool.

13. Toby – save browser sessions

Chrome extensions for real estate teams - Toby

Real estate agents have to stay on top of so many things that they are often forced to have way too many browser tabs open. This can be way too distracting, they may end up losing track of what they have open.

Toby solves this problem by allowing users to save browser sessions. Users can revisit them later when they want to. Users also have the ability to create collections and add browser tabs to these collections.

You’d definitely love

It comes with an inbuilt search feature allowing users to locate things quickly.

Pricing

Toby is free for individual users. To know the pricing details of team plans, you’d have to contact the organization.

14. Desktop for Instagram – get full-access 

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Real estate is a visually driven industry, building an active presence on Instagram is a must. However, the desktop version of Instagram is very limited in terms of features. Your teammates will have to keep switching between their smartphone and desktop, which is a hassle.

‘Desktop for Instagram’ extension fixes this problem by allowing users to access the Instagram mobile app on their desktop. This way agents will be able to make necessary edits to pictures of homes and buildings and upload it directly from their desktop.

You’d definitely love

The app also lets you open and download full HD photos from Instagram.

Pricing

It is a free tool.

15. Save to Pocket – make commutes more productive

Chrome extensions for real estate teams - save to pocket

Real estate agents spend the majority of their time traveling – for site visits, client meetings, and more. Make these hours more productive by using it to read or listen to the latest happenings in your industry.

‘Save to Pocket’ extensions allows users to save content that they want to read, listen, or view later. It automatically syncs across all your devices so you can view it at any time, even without an internet connection.

You’d definitely love

  • You can add tags to articles you save.
  • Get content recommendations.

Pricing

The basic version is free for everyone. Premium plans are available at $4.99 per month or $44.99 per year.

16. Zapier – cut down the time spent on repetitive tasks

Chrome extensions for real estate teams - Zapier

Agents waste a lot of time on repetitive tasks like updating spreadsheets, fixing meetings, and more. This significantly reduces the time they get to spend with clients.

This is where Zapier comes in, it connects different apps with each other, letting users automate workflows and get work done faster. Agents will be able to build small workflows such as creating a to-do list in their favorite to-do app, sending messages via email or text, add data to a spreadsheet or form app, and more.

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The best part is that you can trigger these workflows with just a click. To learn more, visit their page.

Pricing

The basic version that comes with limited features is free for everyone. Pricing for Zapier for teams starts at $250 per month.

17. Pushbullet – don’t let mobile phones distract you

Chrome extensions for real estate teams - PushBullet

Mobile phones can be very distracting when you are at work. However, when you are in a real estate business, you can’t completely ignore your mobile phone. For instance, you may receive texts and calls from clients. You just can’t afford to miss this.

An excellent way to solve this conundrum is to get Pushbullet extension. It allows agents to send and receive SMS messages and also, reply to messages on WhatsApp, Kik, and Facebook Messenger from their desktop itself.

You’d definitely love

  • Share links and files between your devices, or with teammates.
  • Check all of your phone’s notifications on your computer.
  • Use Pushbullet channels to subscribe to timely notifications about things you care about.

Pricing

The free plan has a few limitations such as it allows you to send only 100 messages per month. The Pushbullet Pro plan comes at $3.33 per user per month.

18. Clipchamp – create quality videos easily

Chrome extensions for real estate teams - ClipChamp

73% of homeowners prefer to hire listing agents who use online video. However, it is very easy to dismiss video-making as a time taking activity which requires a certain level of expertise.

It doesn’t have to be, ClipChamp extension lets users record videos with your webcam, do basic edits ( trimming, cropping, rotating, etc), convert videos to formats like MP4 and FLV, compress videos, and more. 

You’d definitely love

It allows users to upload the video output directly to platforms such as YouTube, Vimeo, Google Drive, Facebook, and more.

Pricing

It has a free personal plan with basic features. For enterprise plans, contact their sales team.

19. Grammarly – enhance your written communication

Chrome extensions for real estate teams - Grammarly 

A study by Redfin found that almost 43 percent people would be less inclined to tour a home if it’s online listing had grammar mistakes. It is not just the listings, even grammar mistakes on your social media posts and email exchanges can diminish your credibility.

A great to solve this problem is Grammarly. This extension checks your text for common grammatical errors, contextual spelling mistakes, phonetic spelling mistakes, and irregular verb conjugations.

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It also provides synonym suggestions to make your writing more readable and precise.

Pricing

The basic version is free for everyone. Team plan is priced at $10 per month per member.

20. Checker Plus – access Google Calendar from Chrome

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Google Calendar is an integral part of most real estate team’s workflow. They use it to fix appointments, plan their work week, remind themselves of upcoming site visits or client meetings, and more.

This extension allows users to access Google Calendar from their Chrome toolbar. Besides that, you can add calendar events, see reminders, use Chrome’s Omnibox to add events with a custom tag, and add Facebook events quickly. The best part is it works offline.

You’d definitely love

  • It has an option to run in the background even when Google Chrome is closed
  • It also supports multiple calendars.

Pricing

It is a free tool.

Wrapping up

With so many useful Google Chrome extensions around, you can get easily carried away — adding way too many tools. In such cases, use Switcher to quickly enable and disable extensions so that the browser performance is not affected.

Always remember, no matter what extension you install, make sure to go through the reviews, select the ones that fit your purpose, are simple to use, and are secure.

Further reading

Once you’ve managed to turn your browser into a powerhouse, you can now focus on doing the same to your Gmail inbox. You have the capability to turn your Gmail into a helpdesk and manage Shared inboxes like a pro. Your inbox is a lot more capable than you think.

Author
Sucheth
Sucheth is a content marketer at Hiver. He is a marketer by day and an avid reader by night.