Technology has revolutionized the real estate industry. Here are 10 real estate market apps that will make life easier for agents, home buyers and sellers, investors, and even tenants. All applications on this list are available for free, so the only thing you need is your smartphone or tablet.
This app comes with an accurate database of MLS real estate listings, which are updated every 15 minutes to give users the most accurate information possible.
You can configure the application to send you push notifications whenever a new house is added to the database or when a house gets discounted. You can save your favorites for future use or instantly schedule tours right from the application.
Zillow has received a 5-star rating from more than 180,000 users and the total number of downloads is well over 10,000,000.
Search results can be limited by typing an address, selecting a particular neighborhood, toggling various filters, or by drawing a custom region on the map. Users can then view video walkthrough to instantly get a better idea of how the house looks like, and schedule a meeting with a Zillow Agent.
The app is a comprehensive toolkit of useful tools, including mortgage calculators, access to foreclosure listings, and the ability to get pre-approved for a loan.
An application from Zillow, whose purpose is to help agents manage their leads. The app supports push notifications for instant alerts whenever a contact is received from Zillow and Trulia. All information about your contacts are presented in a single place, so you can better prepare for your meeting and provide clients with the best service possible.
The app also allows agents to add a video walkthrough before the listing is posted online, using the new Property Search feature. Listings with video walkthroughs receive extra email marketing and they are proven to attract a lot more viewers.
Trulia is an online residential real estate website and app that makes it possible to search for houses using keywords or MLS numbers; perform custom searches by price, lot size, number of bedrooms and bathrooms, or neighborhood; and use GPS to quickly discover which houses are available for sale in the area.
Results can then be organized using the virtual pinboard, which stores everything in an organized fashion for later use. From there, it’s just a few taps to access the built-in mortgage calculator to calculate your mortgage, or open the crime maps to see an accurate crime map of any neighborhood in the United States.
HotPads includes Zillow’s Rent Zestimates (estimated monthly rent price, computed using a proprietary formula) and also Walk Score’s Walkability Score, which helps users find a place that is easy to get around on foot. Places that receive a score of more than 90 do not require a car to accomplish daily errands. There is also Transit Score, which measures of how well a location is served by public transit, and Bike Score, which measures whether an area is good for biking.
StreetEasy, provides for-sale and for-rent listings and information of real estate properties in New York. Each property comes with a full history, allowing you to see how long it’s been on the market and whether there was any recent activity. This can be very handy if you would like to screen for apartments with a high turnover of people – a common sign of a low-value property.
The application is constantly updated and new features are being added to it on a regular basis. The latest version supports Android 4.0 and higher.
The main goal of Zumper is to become the go-to tool for brokers and apartment managers to use when they want to list their properties online. This, in turn, enables it to be a great way how apartment hunters can find the place they are looking for.
When you first start the application, you are encouraged to search by address, city, zip code, or draw your own custom search area directly on the map. From there, the app presents you with a list of results, each containing high-resolution pictures and additional information.
One feature that you don’t find anywhere else is the ability to pair Realtor.com with Google Chromecast to stream the content of the on your TV. It goes without saying that this way of searching for the right apartment or home is much more comfortable than squinting at your smartphone.
Homesnap allows users to take a picture of any home to reveal home value estimates, interior photos, beds, baths, taxes, lot boundaries, school ratings and much more. Alongside more typical search options is the ability to search for homes by school attendance zone.
To use the application, your device must run on Android 4.0.3 or higher. The only two complaints about the applications are that it requires you to log in before you can accomplish any meaningful actions, and that it comes with in-app purchases.
Neighborhoods & Apartments is an app that knows how long it takes to get to various locations from the apartment of your choosing. Let’s say that you want to find an apartment that would allow you to get to your work on foot in less than 10 minutes; all you have to do is select the location of your apartment, input your configuration into the app, and you are good to go.
All listings come with high-quality pictures that clearly show the interior.
The 10 real estate market apps can help you do almost everything from the comfort of your home or even in the car. Maybe, you want some human contact. Why not just call us.
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