There is always an “app for that” and real estate is no exception; in fact, there are hundreds of real estate apps for buying and selling homes. So, how do you know which apps are worth your time, and possibly money? We got you covered. We did the research on great real estate apps so you don’t have to.
This app stores everything you need to know about all the properties you have looked into purchasing. It stores photos, videos, dimensions and all your favorite features. It even has a mapping section that shows you what schools, stores, parks, etc. are in each neighborhood you visited.
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Your phone is incomplete without this app. You can essentially visit a neighborhood without leaving your couch. Wikihood can tell you where all the parks, schools, dentists, restaurants, or anything is located in your potential new neighborhood. You might even learn something new about the neighborhood you have been living in for years!
Bonus: Wikihood can double as a travel guide when you go on vacation.
Ever forget what a house you visited looked like or what the dimensions of those cabinets were? Never again. Photo Measures allows you to take a picture of a room and then input all the dimensions on the photo. Brilliant.
Dictionary of Real Estate Terms
You should always know what you are getting into or what you are signing. This app will make sure you are never baffled by the real estate world again. Get the low-down on terms and understand the lingo so you can accurate talk about your needs, wants and trepidations when it comes to buying a home.
This official app from realtor.com® gives you instant access to more than 3 million homes for sale. Search capabilities include Area Highlighter, Area Scout, Nearby Homes for Sale, Foreclosures, and Recently Sold Properties. You can also create notes and ratings for homes you like, creating private notes to send on to your friends, family or REALTOR®.
As with any real estate app, you want to be sure that your final decisions and questions come to your REALTOR. Apps are great tools to get you started in the home buying process, but they may or may not always be the most up-to-date or accurate information. Your agent has tools at his or her fingertips that can point you in the right direction and provide you with the answers to anything real estate-related. Don’t discount their expertise as well!