So, you’re in the market to buy, sell, or rent a home and don’t know how to go about it? Here are some of the highest rated applications that are available for free and will help to guide you in the right direction:
Redfin continues to be the main destination for homebuyers, sellers and real estate agents alike. Their real estate app, which is available in 83 major U.S. markets, specializes in efficiency as it updates listings every 15 minutes, allowing prospective buyers to optimize their search with the assistance of the company’s extensive database of more than 70 million addresses, whether it’s by neighborhood, school zone, ZIP code or city.
Preparing to list or remodel your house? Houzz will streamline the renovation process for you. Launched in 2009, this real estate app is a revolutionary new way to design a home, providing prospective buyers and sellers access to more than nine million interior design photos, home decorating ideas and home professionals online. Making things even sweeter, Houzz recently added a Real Estate Agents category in their directory that offers agents the ability to list themselves with a profile, for free.
As the leading real estate marketplace, Zillow is another of the must-have real estate apps for professionals in the industry, buyers and sellers. Designed to put you and your house on the map with the click of a button, the app allows users to seamlessly browse homes for sale and rent, including access to more than one million listings not on MLS.
Zillow recently integrated a new video feature into the app, Video Walkthrough, which gives buyers a more realistic view of what to expect from a home. Sellers can even create their own video walkthrough by visiting the app. However, an agent will have to approve the video before it goes live.
As the Snapchat of real estate, Homesnap works by allowing users to take a photo of any home nationwide and then receive instant information on it from MLS listings, including additional information such as census data, property tax records and more. Founded in 2008, the application has become one of the top-rated real estate apps for home buyers and sellers, providing real-time access to agent-only MLS data as well as unique branding aspect for agents to promote themselves. In fact, Homesnap has all the tools for agents, teams and brokers, including production metrics, agent rankings and reports.
- Realtor.com Real Estate
Realtor.com Real Estate is the ultimate app for potential home buyers. Available for Android and iOS, the real estate app provides property listings sourced directly from over 800 MLS’s — refreshed every 15 minutes — and offers everything from detailed photos of properties, intimate details such as property tax and sales history, combined with easy-to-use search options. In terms of real estate apps, it’s a no brainer for investors and professionals alike.
- Mortgage Calculator by Quicken Loans
Crunch numbers on the go with the Mortgage Calculator by Quicken Loans, an easy to use app where users can estimate their loan amount, interest rate, and term or monthly payments with the click of a button. As the nation’s number one online lender, Quicken Loans recently launched another mobile app called Rocket Mortgage, where customers can reduce their mortgage application process down to a measly eight minutes.
- Trulia Real Estate
Another one of the popular real estate apps is Truila Real Estate. The app allows users to peruse millions of listings nationwide, providing everything from updated listing of homes for sale, homes for rent and open houses, to high-resolution photo galleries and comprehensive information like school ratings and crime rates in the area.
Post by: Casey Sellers