5 Apps Every Property Developer Needs in their Pocket


Have you ever felt like there was a quicker or more creative way around sketching a concept, calculating costs or keeping up with client demand?Today these types of shortcuts exist in the form of mobile apps – application software ingeniously made to boost business to the next level.

Smartphone and tablet apps have become digital shortcuts many of us are utilising for efficiency and productivity. Yet with an abundance of property developer apps available on the market it can be overwhelming when trying to determine which one is most attune to your needs.

As any property developer would tell you, there’s a process: finding the ideal location, considering urban planning and development approvals, master planning, design and construction. The development must have purpose built facilities, project management and most importantly of all, funding.

The team at has done all the hard work for you and found the five handiest, back pocket apps that you’ll wonder how you ever got by without.

Property Development Feasibility


Both budget and time are common struggles property developers grapple with when getting their projects completed.

The app Property Development Feasibility designed by Commercial and Residential Construction Pty Ltd lets you calculate the feasibility of a property development by entering a few figures into the mobile device.

The app includes a calculator that adds up your project costs, helping you estimate the revenues and costs for your next development project.

It’s free in the app store and is compatible with iPhone users. For Android users, QwikFeaso by the Developer Network is a similar application. An app that includes pre-configured development strategies that can be alerted to your specific development needsQwikfeaso like Property Development Feasibility is free on Google Play.

COST: Free for iPhone


Communicating concepts with drawings is a key element in any property development.

An alternative to carrying around a notepad and pen, uSketchit+ by CityGraph is a technological progression from the paper version of a blue print. It offers a handy way to digitally sketch schematic site plans and architectural designs on a well thought out grey square grid contrasting a white field, making it ideal for printing.

uSketchit+ also lets you email, copy and save designs – an active way to ambitiously connect with your project team.

COST: $3.79 for iPhone

CommBank Property Guide


The popular all offers a high quality valuation service simply by pointing your smart phone at a property. It allows you to stay up-to-date with the latest sale price of a property.

Anyone interested in property will find CommBank Property Guide created by the Commonwealth Bank an addictive tool, especially property developers and investors who are hunting down an ideal site for their next project.

COST: Free for iPhone and Android

Magic Plan

As a part of any redevelopment process, property developers need to consider existing buildings before pushing the button on renovations.

The app Magic Plan is a handy tool that enables users to digitally develop customised floor plans without a measuring tape. Users can take self-captured images where the app will measure the room for you and draw your floor plan. The app also has manual setting where the user can alternatively draw their own floor plan and place objects where desired. Magic plan offers a PDF or JPG saving setting – easily translating between the client closer and the developer.

COST: Free for iPhone and Android

Houzz Interior Design Ideas


Many savvy developers rely on striking interior imagery as a secret sales weapon.

The process of capturing the beauty and imagination of a development can be stimulated through the app Houzz Interior Deisgn Ideas by Houzz Inc.

This app is a handy resource for design dilemmas and an effective way to network with design communities such as contractors, local designers, architects and home pros.

The app Houzz Interior Designs helps you figure out exactly how you want the interior of your development to look by pinning ideas to a scrapbook- the Pinterest of the property developer world.

Offering 4 million high resolution photos you will literally have the largest database of designs in your back-pocket.

COST: Free for iPhone and Android

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