Seven Mobile Resources for Home Buyers

With the surge of smartphones on the market there has been an increase in apps related to the real estate industry. These apps make browsing for real estate simple and convenient. By using an app to search for homes, users have access to browse real estate at their fingertips. There are hundreds of real estate apps available, but seven apps stand out above the rest in popularity and features. Here’s a list of some of the most resourceful we’ve compiled:

Trulia – Download Apple VersionDownload Android Version

Trulia has become one of the most popular real estate apps on the market. It is a free app that allows users to browse real estate on the go. Some of the unique features of this app include the ability to browse a map of listings in a certain area, pictures of rooms in the home, and a rundown on square footage and amenities.

3471181438_a6eb500e14_zRealtor.com – Download Apple VersionDownload Android Version

Realtor.com uses your location by utilizing the GPS on your smartphone in order to bring you real-time results. The app shows your location on a map surrounded by markers of homes for sale–listed by price. The user interface is simple and requires only a tap of the finger to bring up the information about the listing you are interested in. There are also options available to save listings as favorites so you can access them later from your device.

Another unique feature is that the GPS tracks your movements and brings up listings while you drive around. This means no matter where you are, you can see listings along the way as you drive. With this app, users also have the option to pull up nearby amenities to see where nearby parks, schools and hospitals are located.

Zillow – Download Apple Version – Download Android Version

Zillow is an app that is packed with features and has a large number of listings due to its popularity. It is widely known by real estate agents, so users can count on having a wide selection of homes available at their fingertips. Zillow uses GPS technology to map your location and brings up a mini map of listings according to price. By swiping the map, users can can see listings in nearby towns as well.

The app has numerous features that make browsing for homes convenient while on the go. For example, it allows users to save a listing to their saved searches, lists rent houses and foreclosures, and lets users mark their favorite listings so they can be viewed at any time.

ForSalebyOwner – Download Apple VersionDownload Android Version

This app is different from the other real estate apps due to the fact that the homes are being sold by the owners and not through a real estate company. This app is ideal for those who are looking for owner financing.

Hotpads – Download Apple VersionDownload Android Version

Hotpads is a fairly new real estate app that is simple to use. Users can type in their zip code and get a visual map of listings in the area. When users select a listing, they are given a picture of the home, the specs of the listings and the information of the real estate agent to contact.


Foreclosures – Download Apple VersionDownload Android Version

This app shows listings of homes that have been foreclosed upon in a given area. This is a great app for people who are looking for homes at a discounted price due to foreclosure.

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