Rachel LaMar,…, Real Estate Pro in Carlsbad, CA

What is your favorite real estate app for your smart phone, and why would you recommend it?

Asked by Rachel LaMar, J.D., Carlsbad, CA Sat Dec 18, 2010

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Which type of phone do you have? There are numerous iPhone applications you can use related to real estate. Here is a quick peek into some of them. Check them out of you have time.

1. Zillow Real Estate - Free - Find home values, homes for sale, homes for rent, and more as you walk through neighborhoods.
2. ZipRealty - Free - Look through your phone and instantly find which homes near you are for sale or recently sold.
3. Home Finder - $.99 - Find homes for sale. View properties in a list or on a map.
4. NearBuy - Free -Search for homes or condos for sale by location. Also search for homes and apartments for rent.
5. Loopnet.com - Free - This site is used for searching for commercial properties.
6. Realtor.com - Free -The best real estate search tool on the market. They have more listings than any other site and update them more frequently.
7. Trulia Real Estate - Free -Find homes that are perfect for you. Search for open houses, get color photos and details on every home.
8. Homes.com - Free - Create a custom search for homes. Get detailed lists and maps. Search by price, type, features and more.
9. Recalc - $1.99 - This is a real estate mortgage calculator. You can calculate monthly payment, term, interest rate, loan amount or use the mathematical calculations feature.
10. Real Estate Hunter - $.99 - Search for the perfect home. Store information for a list of properties and have it handy when you travel around to view them.

Here is the Apple iPhone web site if you want to find out more details: http://www.apple.com/iphone/

Tammy Hayes, Realtor, Sandals Realty, Punta Gorda, FL tammyhayesre@gmail.com
1 vote Thank Flag Link Mon Dec 20, 2010
Great answer, Tammy! There are also a few I love...if you don't have them check them out (I have an iPhone so hopefully these are available on other devices too): Wikihood, Tour Narrator, HomeTracker and Agent Feedback. There are some great ones out there.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Dec 20, 2010
Just interjecting a little humor.

Back to the original question. The only real benefit I see is that I have access to MLS in a pinch. But I dislike having to move the page around to read it.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Dec 18, 2010
Nor do I, John. Nor do I.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Dec 18, 2010
Linda... sorry, but I don't watch Oprah, Dr. Phil, Dr. Oz, Dancing With The Stars, American Idol, Survivor, Bachlorette, or any TV, movie, or music industry awards shows. I also don't garden. But I harbor no ill will to those who do. It's a free country and I'm still a free man.
Poor Mack... be stong, my friend...
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Dec 18, 2010
p.s.

I'm thinking perhaps we should consider taking John Souerbry's girlfriend out to lunch. What do you think ladies? :)

You know, John, it could be worse. Mack would be able to tell you about that. You might have to do a little gardening.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Dec 18, 2010
I don't have any favorites. I really don't enjoy having to do anything on it. It is small and cumbersome. As an ex- court reporter, I can type 200 words per minute, but I have a hard time mastering the texting thing.

Funny but true, several years ago a friend and client at the time, texted (is there such a word) me and I had no clue what it was or how to respond to it. When I called him we had a really good laugh. Then he proceeded to tell me that I better get with the program. So.....................I did. I now have unlimited texting (is that a word), but still only doing it one finger at a time.

Now, give a normal size key board and..............................
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Dec 18, 2010
I have my Middlesex County MLS App (Marketlinx) on my Droid. It is like having my MLS website everywhere I go...Priceless....:)
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Dec 18, 2010
NAR Express. I'd rather use a full screen computer to search the MLS, so aside from REALTOR(R).com, Trulia or Zillow, NAR Express is great to use on the iPhone while I'm taking a break during the day, waiting for a flight at the airport, or sitting on the couch sipping wine and pretending to be watching Oprah with my girlfriend. Lots of great news, information and resources.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Dec 18, 2010
The Sandicor App is my favorite Real Estate App for my smart phone because I can search and find homes that are on the MLS. Trulia is another good App as well.
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