As a realtor or estate agent, you probably need a reliable, fast laptop that can make your presentation to clients, both from your office or out there on the property more enjoyable and professional.
There are loads of laptops out there on the market that can help with this. However, you might not be tech-savvy enough to know just what you need. Or you might be part of the growing number of agents that know the importance of technology in business.
In choosing the options on this roundup, we considered some of the most important things that you’d likely need.
First, the laptop should be portable and lightweight. It should also come with a good screen resolution. The laptop does not need to have the latest graphic chip since you are not out to play games. Something with a fast processor will be just right for you. Lastly, it should come with connection ports that make your work easier to do.
With all these in mind, let’s now consider the top 10 best laptops for agents.
Best Laptops for Real Estate Agents
Microsoft Surface Pro 6 – Best 2-in-1 laptop for realtors
The first unit to be considered on this roundup is one of the best Microsoft products in recent memory: the Surface Pro 6. Loads of articles have been compiled about this line of products from Microsoft. For the purpose of this article, you will be hard-pressed to find a better laptop to meet your needs on the market today.
One of the unique features of this model is the lightweight and sleek design. Due to this design feature, you will find it very comfortable to use around and outside the home.
If you are heading out with your lightweight unit, then you certainly will need to be able to see it in the sunlight. Fortunately, the Surface Pro 6 comes with one of the best displays we have come across. The 12.3″ PixelSense display has a 2736 x 1824 resolution. Therefore, you do not need to squint before using it.
The internals of this laptop are also built for comfortability. The Surface Pro 6 features an 8th Gen Intel Core i5 processor. This imbues the model with plenty of computing power for your tasks. Added to that, you will find that there is a 8 GB RAM memory. This means that the software you run for your work, be it Microsoft Excel or others can run simultaneously with minimal lagging.
The 2-in-1 feature means you can either use this model as a laptop or a tablet device. Either way, you still get to enjoy plenty of computing power.
Overall, you will love this unit from Microsoft.
- 2-in-1 design
- Long-lasting battery life
- Plenty of connection ports
- Sleek, slim, and lightweight design
- Lacks a DVD Drive
Lenovo Ideapad S145 – Best Lenovo laptop for realtors
Lenovo is one of the most popular laptop brands on the market right now, and the Ideapad S145 is the best option from the manufacturer; at least when it comes to the best laptops for realtors. This unit comes with several nice features that are sure to attract you.
First of all, the model comes with a 15.6″ screen that offers sweet resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels and great viewing angles. The screen has a hinge that allows you to recline it completely horizontally.
Internally, the Ideapad features a powerful processor. The Core i7 processor in the laptop means that all your computing tasks are carried out promptly and without any hassle. Added to an already powerful processor is 12 GB of RAM. Thus, software breeze along on this laptop.
The design is quite appealing, as well. The slim body makes it easy to carry around in your bag. While the laptop is slim, there are plenty of ports to cater to your connectivity needs. You will find USB 2.0 & 3.0 ports, HDMI connectors, a media card reader and so on, on this laptop.
Memory-wise, you get a 256 GB SSD laptop. The SSD means that your laptop boots in just a couple of seconds, which definitely comes in handy if you need to show a prospective client some offerings.
A fancy and good-looking laptop, the Ideapad is suited for your needs.
- Thin, portable design
- Fast performance
- Plenty of connectivity options
- 12 GB RAM
- Low storage
- Non-touch screen
Apple MacBook Pro – Best Apple Laptop for Realtors
Apple is the world’s most valuable company, and the Macbook Pro is one of the best products from the company. A MacBook confers status, and if you are looking to woo rich clients, well, a MacBook can add some modicum of affluence to appeal to them.
The MacBook Pro is a beautiful laptop that features excellent specifications that will serve you well into the future. If you can afford this model, then you will be well pleased with the zippy performance that is delivered.
This model runs on an Intel Core i5 processor; built for speed and impressive computational prowess. The 8GB RAM delivers zippy performance to your software and allows you to run different software simultaneously.
One of the best features of this model is the screen. The screen is one of the most appealing you will find today. In particular, this model comes with a 300 pixels per inch screen that shows your offerings in true color.
Next, the laptop comes with 256 SSD storage option. You can store videos, presentations, and other stuff in there. The SSD also improves the overall speed of the laptop.
If you have been using Windows OS, it can be somewhat challenging switching to MacOS, but once mastered, you will love the ease of use.
We absolutely love this laptop and are sure you would too.
- Lightweight and portable
- Lovely design
- Great battery life
- Fast processor
Lenovo C330 – Budget ChromeBook for Realtors
We have discussed Windows and Mac; now it’s time to see another option: the Chromebook. Unlike the previous options, the Chromebook does not come with as much functionality and hardware as the aforementioned counterparts. However, it makes up for this in price and simplicity.
The Lenovo C330 is such a laptop, and while this model isn’t the best ChromeBook on the market, you will find that it strikes a perfect balance between price and functionality.
As the laptop comes at a cheap price, you should not expect any mind-blowing performances. However, as a realtor, you likely do not need plenty of processing or computing power to get your work done.
To that end, you’ll discover that the Chromebook comes with a MediaTek mobile processor. You will also discover that there is 4GB RAM and 64GB eMMC storage. All these pale in comparison to the PCs and Macs on the market, but do not be fooled; the Chromebook is still an excellent laptop that will do all that a realtor needs.
Another advantage of this laptop is the nice design. You can use this model as a laptop or a tablet, thus making the model easy to carry around.
Another advantage is that you can download Android apps on to the model. Hence, there is seamless integration with the apps on your mobile phone.
- Very affordable
- Tablet and laptop design
- Expandable storage
- Can use Android apps
- Average battery life
- Uninspiring design
Acer Aspire E15 – Best budget laptop for realtors
The Acer Aspire E15 is a budget laptop that comes with several features that make it one of the best laptops you can buy. Although it is relatively inexpensive, this laptop delivers impressive computing performance. Some of the features that it has might seem outdated, but as a realtor, you would likely find them to be quite useful in your work.
First, this unit boasts of an Intel Core i5 processor that delivers power. The computing speed of the unit is good enough to rival and even surpass that found on more expensive models. The 8th Generation octa-core processor ensures that your software runs smoothly while using as little power as possible.
This brings us to one of the best features of the laptop: battery life. The Aspire E15 can last for up to 15 hours on a single charge. If you will be mobile, you will find that very useful. However, if you’ll be using the laptop from home most of the time, you might not be very concerned about battery life.
The screen of this laptop ensures that your eyes are protected from strain. The 15.6″ screen comes with standard 1920 x 1080 resolution.
Of all the laptops reviewed so far, this is the first unit that comes with a dedicated graphics card. The Nvidia GeForce MX150 GPU allows you to run graphics-heavy software without a hitch. Aside from this feature, the 8 GB RAM and SSD storage results in a laptop that is fast and very powerful.
One drawback of the unit is that the design is quite basic. However, as a realtor, you might not be overly concerned about the looks. In that case, we are sure that you will get along just fine with this laptop.
It weighs about 5.27 pounds, which is relatively lightweight and convenient to transport.
- Incredible battery
- 8 GB RAM
- Good for graphics
- Relatively heavy
Asus C201 – Best Chromebook for Realtors
Earlier, we discussed the best budget Chromebook that you can get. This time, we are discussing a model that takes the crown as arguably the best Chromebook on the market today; Asus C201.
Although this unit comes as one of the best options you will find on the market today, you will find the low price even more appealing. Lacking the regular Mac or Windows OS is one reason why.
This model runs on a very simple operating system. Therefore, you will find the laptop really easy to use; just like using your smartphone. The Chrome OS pre-installed let’s you watch videos, surf the internet, and use Android apps. Since the Android ecosystem is full of apps, you won’t miss popular software like Microsoft Office.
If you do not want to spend a lot of money, then I recommend this model.
The 11.6″ screen features excellent color reproduction and your images and videos look great. Although viewing angles are somewhat poor, you’ll likely find that manageable.
16GB SSD storage is admittedly low, but you can utilize the expandable memory slot to get more storage. The 4GB RAM will help to run most of your apps pretty smoothly.
Furthermore, the model is powered by a Rockchip processor which is usually found in tablet devices.
The best features of this laptop include the portable size and the price. At just under 2 pounds, you’ll be able to take the laptop with you wherever you go.
One other nice feature is the keyboard. While this is a cheap unit, the keyboard feels superb and will make you enjoy typing for long periods.
Since the model doesn’t use plenty of power, the 10 hours of battery life are to be expected.
- Long battery life
- Disappointing viewing angles
- ChromeOS isn’t for everyone
Huawei MateBook X – Best Premium Windows laptop for Realtors
We have considered several affordable Windows OS laptops so far in this review. However, this next unit is not cheap by any means. As a result, the model comes with a design and features that make it one of the absolutely best units on the market right now.
The design of the MateBook X screams class and elegance. While a real estate agent might not be into such fancy laptops, you’ll likely fall in love with the nice design of this particular model.
The premium Matebook X boasts of an all-metal design that is sure to turn heads wherever you go. Apart from being good-looking, this laptop also comes with sturdy parts that are bound to last for several years.
The 13.3″ screen is one of the best you will see on the market right now. The screen is nearly bezel-less and boasts of a 2160 x 440 resolution. As this is an expensive option, we are not surprised to find the screen made from Gorilla Glass.
The internals are another testament to the premium class of this laptop. The model comes with an Intel Core i7 processor, 512 GB SSD and 8 GB of RAM. Thus, you can run virtually any software on this laptop.
Due to the integrated HD 620 GPU, the MateBook is capable of running medium-duty graphics applications.
As with most premium units on the market, this model is lightweight. A realtor might need to carry a laptop around, and this 2.3 pound laptop will serve just fine.
While the 7 hours of battery life is somewhat disappointing considering the price, you should still find enough juice to do whatever important tasks you have.
- Incredible display
- Excellent construction
- Average battery life
Dell XPS 15 Touch – Best Touchscreen laptop for real estate agents
If money is no issue, then you would likely have no qualms with this excellent piece of technology from Dell computers.
Your job as a realtor likely doesn’t take up your whole day, and you might want to relax after a day’s work. How better to relax than playing videogames on your laptop! The Dell XPS 15, unlike several others reviewed so far, comes with specifications that make it the ultimate laptop for a realtor.
First of all, the model comes with arguably the best screen on this roundup: a 4K resolution touchscreen. This makes your images super clear. You can easily show your clients details about a property that you wish to sell. If you are not comfortable with the touchscreen, you can choose the non-touchscreen variant.
Apart from the amazing screen, this machine comes with powerful innards. You get an Intel Core i7 processor and 16GB RAM. Thus, whatever application or software you want to run will run smoothly on this laptop.
Storage-wise, the model features up to 512GB of SSD storage. Apart from giving you plenty of space, this model also ensures your system and applications open faster.
As earlier pointed out, this laptop is good for gaming. The 4GB GTX 1050 dedicated graphics card means you can play games and run graphic-intense applications.
If there exists a downside to this amazing model, it would be the weight. The XPS 15 weighs about 4 pounds.
Aside from that, all other features are great. You get a reliable, powerful unit with several ports and a decent battery life.
- Amazing display
- Lovely design
- Powerful performance
- Relatively heavy
Asus ZenBook 13 – Best Ultra-slim laptop for Realtors
The penultimate model on this list is the ultra-thin model from Asus. This lightweight model sports an aluminium chassis and weighs around 2.5 pounds. Therefore, the model not only looks premium but feels premium as well.
The model comes with a lovely 13.3″ screen. This Full HD screen comes with wide-view technology that ensures good viewing angles. Since you might be concerned about the effect that staring at the screen for long periods might have on your eyesight, you’ll be pleased to know that the model comes with ASUS Eye Care technology.
Internally, the model has an 8th generation Core i5 processor, 8GB RAM and 512 SSD. You get a fast, powerful laptop with plenty of space to store your files.
A trio of USB ports lies at the side of the unit as well.
- 8GB RAM
- Plenty of storage space
- Dim display
Acer Swift 3 – Best 14″ laptop for realtors
Looking for a 14″ laptop? Then you will likely love the Acer Swift 3.
The 14″ screen size means that you get a portable and compact laptop to carry with you. Couple this with the 2.98 pound weight and you have a lovely option on your hands.
The relatively small screen improves battery life and allows up to 12 hours of use on a full charge.
Apart from the compact size, this laptop comes with other features that make it very versatile.
First, the 14″ screen comes with HD IPS display and great viewing angles. Therefore, whether you are indoors or outdoors, you’ll be comfortable using this model. Additionally, Acer Color Intelligence provides the screen with popping colors that are pleasing to the eyes.
With its Intel UHD Graphics, this laptop can handle graphic related tasks.
Internally, this Acer laptop is powered by an 8th generation core i5 processor. You also have 8GB RAM and 256 SSD.
- Impressive battery life
- Nice screen resolution
- Lightweight and portable
- Nice design
- Poor keyboard
Buying Guide to the Best Laptop for Realtors
Since there are several types of computers on the market, you might find it hard choosing the best laptop for your needs. The list above will help to narrow down your options. If, however, you are not satisfied with the options above, we believe this section will help you even more.
Here, we will discuss some of the important factors to consider when you head out to the market (online or offline).
What to consider when choosing the best laptop for real estate agents
Realtors are often on the move. Therefore, all their devices should be portable. You should thus consider buying laptops that are easy to carry around.
Pay attention to the size of the laptop. The options we reviewed above feature laptops from around 11″ in size to up to 15″.
The bigger the size, the higher the laptop likely will be.
You certainly do not want to buy a laptop that would not last. Some models look good but lack durability, and after some time, you’d notice keys flying out or ports malfunctioning. Therefore, you must buy an option that will last for a long time.
If you have butter fingers, you should get a model with aluminium chassis. That way, even if it somehow falls from your hands, the laptop would not be heavily damaged.
Laptops come with different designs. Some are ultra-slim, while others come in a 2-in-2 design, and so on.
Some of the products we reviewed above can be converted to tablets, which makes it so much easier to carry about. These units are often good-looking and lightweight as well.
- Battery life
The latest units on the market usually come with large but lightweight batteries. They ensure that your laptop works for extended periods on a single charge.
As a realtor, you might not get the chance to plug your laptop during a presentation. That is why you should consider getting a unit that will last for extended periods.
- Screen resolution
Apart from the screen size, the resolution of the screen is also quite important. You should consider getting a laptop with excellent color reproduction features. That way, your clients can see the true image of the property, which in turn can influence their buying decision.
If you are looking to have plenty of videos or images on your laptop to woo potential clients, then the storage capacity of your laptop is an important consideration.
Aside from the amount of storage, the type of storage is also an important consideration. There are two main types of storage: SSD and HDD. While HDD might offer you more space, SSD is the faster of the two. An SSD laptop will boot faster and load applications quicker than HDD.
The processor is the brain of the laptop, and the type will affect how efficient and powerful your laptop would be.
As a realtor, you do not require a very powerful processor to carry out your tasks. However, as you shop for a laptop, we recommend that the laptop comes with at least a Core i3 processor.
Should you buy a tablet or a laptop?
Many realtors prefer a tablet because of the portability. However, a laptop holds several other advantages over the tablet.
For example, the laptop is more powerful and gets more work done. Furthermore, there are several models on the market today that can be converted into a tablet.
Overall, if all you want to do is browse the internet, play videos, and play low-graphic games, then a tablet would be great. But a laptop offers all that and more.
Should you get a ChromeBook?
If you want an affordable option, then a ChromeBook such as those reviewed above are great options.
How much storage should the laptop have?
This depends on what you plan on storing. If all your files, videos, music and pictures would be on the laptop, then you should consider a laptop offering at least 512GB of storage.
We realize that you might find it hard choosing a laptop as a realtor. However, this best laptops for realtors review and guide will help you in selecting the best laptop for you.