These days, there are mobile apps for just about everything—from apps for tracking workouts and diets, to grocery shopping, picture editing, event planning, and so much more. One of the most convenient apps you can find on the digital market for people searching for residential properties to buy, rent, or sell, are usually pleased to know that there are a number of very convenient apps to use to browse property listings in any given area.
Whether you are trying to find homes for sale to move
into after a residential relocation or hoping to put your own home up on the
market, various apps can be used to simplify and enhance what once used to be a
very time-consuming process.
In this article, our expert team at Foster Van Lines will discuss the different mobile apps that our customers use to research real-time availability, neighborhood information, as well as mortgage and leasing estimates to help prepare for their next move into a new home.
Zillow is one of the most downloaded property apps on the market, popular for its user-friendly features for browsing the real estate market in any given area. The app uses a map search with filters to find properties that match your specifications in a given area, backed by an enormous database of photos and videos of millions of property listings in the country. You can also stay updated on new properties or recently-sold ones within your area by enabling push notifications.
Other features of the app include a mortgage calculator, loan quotes, current mortgage rates, and the exclusive Zillow’s Zestimate feature, which shows an estimated market value of each property compared to nearby listings. Plus, the app will also allow you to quickly contact local agents, lenders, property managers, and landlords to aid in your search for the perfect home.
Compared to other iPhone or Android apps, the Realtor.com app has more property listings in its database. It provides the latest insights and trends, as well as different convenient and engaging features that can help you find the right property faster.
Some of the features include customizable filters, 3D home tours, and a heat map that shows homes by crime levels and more. Plus, 90% of the property listings refresh every 15 minutes, which can be very helpful when searching for homes in areas with very competitive real estate markets.
Xome features over 100 million homes for sale or auction and other properties nationwide. Like Zillow, you can search by location by entering a specific address or by drawing a circle the region you wanted to move in. You can also filter the price range, type of property, square footage you’re looking for, and other aspects of your specific property search.
Here, popular neighborhoods, school districts, shops, and restaurants can be highlighted in the searches. If you want to be notified of a scheduled open house or a price reduction of a property, you can also set up push notifications. Additionally, the Xome Concierge feature can help you connect with an agent that can answer your queries or schedule a showing.
Trulia is another property app that can assist you in finding the best place to live in based on your lifestyle, preferences, and budget. It provides photos, 34 neighborhood map overlays, and crowdsourced local insights to help you decide on which property to buy.
Other unique features include drone footage property tours, a “What Locals Say” advice and information feature, maps (satellite or terrain mode), and push notifications for new listings, price declines, and status changes. Similar to other apps, Trulia also has a mortgage calculator, an interest rate calculator, as well as insurance and property tax calculators.
Rent.com provides a convenient search experience by offering accurate apartment and home rates and details. You can perform your search by floor plan, decide by reading reviews and ratings from previous tenants and view a virtual and panoramic tour of the apartment’s exterior, inside, and amenities. Through this free app, you can also contact the agent or the owner of the property.
The free applications for property listings included in this article offer unique features that can cater to different users’ needs. Aside from reading reviews, it is recommended to download and try out several of them until you find the apps that best suit you. One thing to keep in mind is that it is sometimes best to use multiple apps than just focusing on one.
If you’d like to learn more tips on real estate apps, relocation, or professional moving services, our expert relocation specialists at Foster Van Lines would be happy to speak with you. Give us a call to connect with our team today or fill out our online form to get started with a free, in-home consultation and pricing estimate for your next relocation now.