These days, it’s easy to keep up on what’s happening in the real estate market without sitting in front of a computer. There’s a ton of information about real estate listings available to you in the palm of your hand, through an application on your smartphone. These are our pick of the top 3 apps available for your smartphone.
1. Trulia Real Estate Search
With real estate listings (both for sale and rent) across the country, Trulia offers users one of the best free real estate search tools out there for smartphones. Available for both iPhone and Android users, Trulia’s listings show the user pictures, with search options by price, location, features and more. One of the best features of the app is that it allows the user to not only search homes for sale, but homes that have recently sold in an area, to give the potential homebuyer an idea of the market in that neighborhood.
2. Zillow Real Estate/Zillow Mortgage Marketplace
With their complementary applications, Zillow has carved out a niche for themselves in the real estate market that few can rival. Zillow Real Estate lets you search for real estate listings based on specific criteria, and you can save your searches and be notified when new homes matching your search appear on the market. You will also be notified if any homes that fit into your saved search drop in price, list an open house, and more. The slick Mortgage Marketplace app lets you easily calculate what you can afford and how much your monthly mortgage payments will be. It also sends you lender ratings and reviews, and will assist in getting you a personalized loan quote – all right to your smartphone. Zillow apps are available for free to iPhone and Android users.
3. Home Tracker
Currently only available to iPhone users with a $3.99 price tag, Home Tracker is an invaluable app for those actively searching for real estate listings. With your real estate agent showing you home after home, they can all become a blur without a tool for remembering which house had the big pool and which one had the big pool table. Home Tracker lets you easily document the details of each home you visit, including photos, address, maps, ratings and a custom notes section.
If you’ve used an app that you thought was great, let us know.