Popular Apps for Real Estate
Although using a real estate agent is your best bet when buying or selling a home, there are many online apps that can help get you started. Many people utilize apps at the start of their search, and many are very effective in helping you narrow down your search. When selling a home, you will want to utilize the app also for the very reason stated previously: this is where most people start.
Zillow is probably the most used real estate app used to date. The reason this is so, is because of its comprehensive and customizable features. The search tools let you search by foreclosure stats, property type, geographic location, address, region, price, and features such as the number of bedrooms and bathrooms. This helps get your search started and can put you in touch with a real estate agent.
Another popular house searching app puts millions of homes, apartments, condos, and town home listings at your fingertips. Homes.com also allows you to sort the results by neighborhood market conditions, neighborhoods and foreclosure status. With the homes.com calculator you can also project your likely mortgage or rent payments. There are many photos included with each listing and stats also.
Trulia is another of the most popular house hunting apps that is bursting at the seams with time saving features designed to make house hunting super easy. This site allows you to narrow down your wants and then look at plenty of properties with an immense collection of photos and video tours. Trulia also includes interactive maps with crime reports, school ratings, restaurants, shops and more. You can also share listings with friends and contact an agent directly.
Xome is not as well-known as the others, but provides an integrated platform aimed to streamline the home hunting process. Xome Zoom lets you “zoom in” on any of the 100 million homes in its list that is refreshed every 15 minutes. This app allows you to filter results like the other, but also includes a Xome’s Walk Score and school information that will help you decide which communities might be a good fit for your family. This app, through Xome Concierge puts you in touch with an agent who is ready to schedule a showing for you.
HomeSnap is unique in that you are able to “snap” a picture of any home, and the app shows details like home value estimates, interior photos, number of bedrooms and bathrooms, taxes, lot boundaries, related schools, school ratings and more. HomeSnap also provides the service of being able to chat with realtors and landlords directly after taking a photo. The convenience of this app can’t be overlooked.