Best Apps for Realtors: Shoeboxed

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Keller Williams Realty Saint Louis

Best Apps for Realtors:  ShoeboxedShoeboxed is a great App for Realtors and is available on both the Android and iOS platforms. As a Realtor, we're running ourselves ragged being pulled in multiple directions every day.  And...we tend to be a bit on the disorganized side, right?

Shoeboxed helps us get our financial picture cleared up.  As independent contractors, we need to save receipts for our accountants for tax preparation.  And there are tons of missed opportunities because we fail to keep our receipts.  When you get a receipt for a business expense that you can write off, you simply take a picture of it with your smartphone.  Shoeboxed will ask you to write a memo -- "Dinner with Mr. and Mrs Jones" or "Supplies for First Time Homebuyer Seminar".  They do all the rest.  

Shoeboxed takes the uploaded photo and reads it.  About an hour after you send the photo of the receipt to Shoeboxed, you will receive a confirmation email.  Shoeboxed reads the receipt and determines the date of the transaction, the vendor name, the total spent, and the category.  See below my screenshot from the past few weeks.  You see, the days of chasing down receipts for your accountant are over!!  You can export the spreadsheet with images of all of your receipts and forward the exported file to your accountant periodically.  

So, how much does this App for Realtors cost?  Shoeboxed is free -- for up to five receipts per month.  If you need more data processed, you can by the lite version for $9.99/month or the classic version for $29.95/month.  Lite gives you processing for 50 documents and classic...150.  Some of the more expensive levels of service also allow for mailed in receipts (if you're doing a higher volume) and Quickbooks integration!  Through the website,, you can also process business cards for entry into a database.  

Please contact me for more tips about running your real estate business in St. Louis efficiently.  I can be reached at 314.677.6356, by email, or on my website.   For more information about Shoeboxed, this week's best app for Realtors, visit the Shoeboxed websiteBest Apps for Realtors:  Shoeboxed

Posted by

Russ Nolting
CEO/Team Leader/Business Strategist
Keller Williams Realty Saint Louis

Comments (7)

Carol Zingone
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Florida Network Realty - Jacksonville Beach, FL
Global Realtor in Jax Beach, FL - ABR, CRS, CIPS
Interesting...I have been using Expensify, sporadically.....may look into this. Thanks!
Jul 15, 2013 09:55 PM
Russell Nolting
Keller Williams Realty Saint Louis - Saint Louis, MO

I've never tried Expensify -- but I do like Shoeboxed -- really easy to use!

Jul 15, 2013 10:00 PM
Michele Cadogan 917-861-9166
Fillmore Real Estate 2990 Av U, Bklyn , NY 11229 - Brooklyn, NY
Licensed Real Estate Associate Broker -

Looks like an interesting app to try- I've bookmarked it and will also share it with my clients and associates.

Jul 16, 2013 12:01 AM
David Spencer
Keller Williams Northland - Kansas City, MO
Show Me real estate in Kansas City

Sounds like another way for Uncle Sam to track your personal life.

Jul 16, 2013 11:34 AM
Ralph Gorgoglione
Maui Life Homes / Metro Life Homes - Kihei, HI
Hawaii and California Real Estate (310) 497-9407

Sounds like an outstanding way to keep track of receipts! Thanks very much for the useful post!

Jul 16, 2013 12:29 PM
Ginger Moore
Wilkinson & Associates Realty - Gastonia, NC

Thank you for sharing this with us! Very interesting.  I need more organization in my life:)

Jan 26, 2014 09:31 AM
Cheryl Ritchie
RE/MAX Leading Edge - Huntingtown, MD
Southern Maryland 301-980-7566

You can do this concept on Evernote, too. Or check out Neat Receipts.

Jan 28, 2014 12:51 PM