There’s an app for nearly everything these days. The real estate market is no exception. Here are a few helpful apps for people searching for a home or those who may just be interested in the market and new technology:
App: Move Inc.’s Realtor.com Home-Search
Realtor.com’s home-search app provides users with new listings, saved searches, and open house information, among many other things. It lets consumers rate and comment on listings for personal reference and share listings of interest.
App: Quick Mark
Have you seen barcodes like this one all over lately?
These barcodes are everywhere including the real estate market right now. Once you download the app, you can take a picture of the barcode with your phone, and it will send you to a website. The Quick Mark barcode function is similar to clicking a link online.
App: Google Maps
Google Maps comes standard on most Android phones, so you may already have it installed. The Google Maps app is especially helpful when you’re searching for a home or have lost your way while house hunting. It offers step-by-step driving directions as well as map views .
The well-known online real estate community’s app allows you to search for nearby homes for sale and get “Zestimates” using your phone’s GPS. You can also filter homes by bedrooms and bathrooms, save your searches, and view full size photos.
Suburb Scout is an app that searches for possible neighborhood nuisances like airports, sewage plants, nuclear plants, landfills, railroads, and prisons. If you’re searching for a new home, this can be a useful tool in helping you make your decision.
Where is an app that provides information on the surrounding amenities of a specific area. You can find anything from nearby news, dining, movies, events, gas prices, coupons for local businesses, and reviews. Conveniently explore the area around a home without even getting in your car.
App: Karl’s Mortgage Calculator
This app is useful for determining how much your monthly house payment may be.
App: iHandy Carpenter
Do you need a plumb bob, surface level, bubble level bar, steel protractor, and/or ruler, but you don’t find yourself often carrying around a carpenter tool kit? Then this app is for you!
This app is great when you're out looking at homes. There are a lot of things you need to remember about each home you look at. Evernote allows you to take notes, pictures, or even use the voice recording function so you can have all your notes handy. You can then load the information from Evernote right to your computer of laptop.