There can be a number of reasons for you to search for homes. You may be looking for an avenue of investment, looking to find a bigger house for your growing family or simply looking for a change of scenery. In any case, finding houses for sale or available for rent can be a difficult job if you won't make use of the opportunity that the internet provides. It simply becomes too difficult to travel long distances to go to open tours of multiple houses, contact agents and then gather all information about the locality etc. With the internet, a real estate app like Realtor.Com Real Estate can get you all this information and more right on your mobile phone!
Realtor.com Real Estate offers a great option for checking out all the available houses for sale or on rent in a particular area with great ease. The real estate app offers a Google Map kind of map, to begin with and searches for houses present in the vicinity of your location. However, it's not necessary that you search for homes in the area you are present. You can easily jump locations, cities and even estates if you want easily through the map. The app provides you with a long list of available houses once you have decided on an area. You can filter out the options by providing a price range, the number of beds, the number of baths, the type of property, the status of the property, the number of days for which it has been available on realtor.com, certain features like basement or game room etc. and community facilities like a swimming pool or golf club etc.
Once you find homes that match your criteria, you can go by these homes one by one to check out their actual prices as well as pictures of the home. You will find all the details like the number of beds and baths, the total sq. ft. occupied by the house, the number of days it has been active on Realtor.com, the age of the house, the time when open houses will be conducted, nearby schools, the transfer history of the property, the tax history of the property, the MLS ID of the property etc. You can establish contact with the agent of the property and even schedule a private showing, if that is possible, as well while browsing the listing. The app also offers a mortgage calculator to tell you about the monthly cost of buying the property if 20% of the cost is used as down payment.
You can even check rates and get pre-approval as well. You can also calculate the commuting distance from the property to a certain school or office location too. The listings are similarly provided for houses on rent and the houses that have just been sold as well on the real estate app.
The real estate app allows the options of saving a search or favorite a home in order to create notifications for the said searches or homes. If a new house fitting your criteria is found or if the price of the favorited house drops, you will be notified right away so that you can take action if needed.
The app has introduced an interesting feature called 'Street Peek' as well which uses augmented reality in order to give you information about each house that you check out with your mobile's camera. It is great as it provides you with the opportunity of finding more about your favorite houses and whether they are on sale or not and the price for which they can be bought etc.
- Fantastic features with an uncomplicated user interface
- Fantastic Street Peek feature that uses augmented reality to give details about homes you find through your phone's camera
- Brilliant mortgage calculator to give you an idea about the monthly costs associated with buying a particular house
- Interesting filters to find out exactly the kind of house you are looking for
- Detailed information about each house listed on the app
- Good Commute feature to find out the time it would take to travel from the house to your office or to your child's school
- Find information about the locality like the number of schools in the area and the crime rate etc.
Realtor.com Real Estate is a feature-rich real estate app which offers fantastic detail about each house available for sale or available on rent. With great filters and incredible features like the mortgage calculator and Sneak Peek, the app can really give any quality realtor a run for his money!