Is there anything our cell phones can’t do? In addition to being a convenient source of communication, navigation and entertainment, mobile phones are now becoming powerful tools in searching for real estate. Don’t forget that you can always check current mortgage rates on AFR’s site anytime.
Spencer Rascoff, CEO of real estate listing and information site, Zillow.com, recently appeared on CNBC to discuss how more people are viewing homes for sale through apps on their mobile devices than on the website itself. According to Rascoff, the mobile viewing surge has propelled Zillow’s traffic growth and helped set a record for the website’s first quarter earnings.
But Zillow isn’t the only company jumping on the app bandwagon. Realtor.com and ZipRealty also offer users the ability to browse thousands of listings. In addition to listings apps, there are several others that cater to a home buyer’s specific needs or interests. Here’s a few other apps that house hunters may find useful:
Free for iPhone or iPad
Use to get to know a particular neighborhood.
Free for Android
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