Apps, Apps and More Apps!
There are more than 50 real estate apps out there to try to help you find a home, buy a home, keep track of what you want in a home, and even to help you improve your home. So which app do you pick? Do you pay for an app? I don’t like junking up my phone with apps that I never use, I want apps that are helpful and will give me the information I need.
So which app do you choose? If you are using a real estate website like Zillow, Redfin or Trulia they usually have free mobile apps that have many of the same features you find on the website. The apps will let you search addresses, find REALTORS® and see the estimated value of homes.
Are you standing in front of a house without a flyer box and you want to know more information? Homesnap is an app that will let you take a photo in the app and it will send you back the list price, square footage, number of bedrooms, heating and air conditioning systems, local schools and estimated taxes.
If you have a very specific area you are looking to buy a home in then the REALTOR.com Real Estate App is a good one for you. With this app you can clearly draw the boundaries you are looking for to get an accurate list of the properties for sale in your desired area.
Crumb-Tracks is a good app for keeping track of the homes you have seen. It allows you to create files with photos and notes so you can keep track of which home is which. It also will let you keep track of which features you really like so you can get the home you really want.
Of course all the apps in the world don’t take the place of a real estate broker who will work to get you your dream home. Apps help you filter the information you are getting in a way that can make sense to you.