20 Nov Best Apps for Home Builders and Developers

Smartphones and tablets have changed the way individuals live and work in so many ways. There are thousands of apps available that can do everything from entertain you with mind-numbing games to help you redecorate your home.

If you are involved in the real estate industry as a builder or developer, there are several important apps that have been developed to help you make your job easier to do. Business2Community.com recently published a list of top recommended apps. Among them, our favorites are:


When you need to get an accurate measure of a certain area of land, the GeoMeasure app provides you with the opportunity to obtain data using satellite imagery. GeoMeasure is more accurate than other map applications because it uses a WGS-84 model (that’s a curved earth model as opposed to a flat map used for distance).

It can be used to determine how many acres are on a plot of land, the dimensions of a building and more. This information can then be used to help you calculate the cost of materials that will be needed to complete a project.

Geo Elevation

The Geo Elevation app allows you to view the topography of a certain area of land while also viewing an elevation chart. The ability to see a cross-section of the land can help you to more accurately pinpoint the contours of the land.

This can be useful for working on projects that require slight adjustments to the contour of the land as well as major projects, such as digging out an area of land for a basement.

Easy Measure

This is another measurement app that can benefit homebuilders significantly. It allows you to measure the distance from the location of the phone to any other point. The app can be used for outdoor applications, such as measuring the distance between two landmarks. It can also be used indoors, such as measuring the distance from one wall to another wall. It has an amazing 3D camera overlay grid – using EasyMeasure is very intuitive and easy!


This free application is great for developers.  Its unique technology was built to do one thing: instantly tell you all about any home you snap. How much is it worth? When did it last sell? For how much? Beds? Baths? Lot size? Schools? The Homesnap app answers all these questions with a single tap for over 90 million homes across the USA.


PlanGrid is a free app that is available for iPhone and iPad users. It allows you to upload your blueprints and keep your master set in the cloud.

With PlanGrid, you can maintain one master set of blueprints on the web and keep all your team members up to date.

iHandy Carpenter

This is a very affordable app that essentially turns your device into a multi-purpose carpentry tool. With this app on your device, you will have access to a surface level, a bubble level, a plumb bob, a protractor and a ruler. It can help you to reduce the number of tools that you have to carry around, and it can ensure that you are always prepared even if you forget your tool belt.

These are only a few of the many applications that have been designed for mobile device use and can potentially change the lives of all those in the real estate realm. Which of these sounds best for your business? Share by commenting below!

This original article was written with help of Beechwood Homes, Long Island, NY and appeared on Business2Community.com.

image courtesy of homesnap.com

Sibet B Freides