Today at Annual during the Business Technology and Information Systems forum, we previewed a new site that CRT has been working on. We’re calling it REpurposed Apps and we’re pretty excited about it. We’ve targeted it for a Q1 launch and will have updates here on this blog, at @CRTweet, and on our Facebook page.
REpurposed Apps is a site that allows members to share apps they use and how they use them. Comments are allowed for each app so there is space for ideation and education between members. The purpose of the site initially is to allow members to share those apps that weren’t built for real estate, but are being used for members’ daily workflow.
There are three things we will filter the apps for:
- Misuse of the REALTOR® trademark
- Offensive or derogatory apps
- Self-promotional apps
Beyond that, it’s fair game. Again, these are not apps recommended by NAR, but by members. CRT will not recommend apps in the recommendations queue. We will have a special section to feature NAR apps and some apps we think are interesting, but the main section is member territory.
For each app, we’ve identified what platform it’s compatible with (iOS or Android for now), included the app store descriptions for those platforms, and provided a link to download the app. Ratings on REpurposed Apps will also be implemented.
Another section of this site allows us to feature members who’ve been heavy users of apps. They can recommend their top apps and share in one place info on how they’re using them. We’re calling these Showcases. Typically these members have been doing these talks for a while and this allows them to share their thoughts on a larger scale and helps members discover who they should be following in the real estate tech community.
As we refine this project more, we will provide updates. We hope you’re as excited about it as we are. Let us know what you think.