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Best Apps for Real Estate


Looking for a home?  Here are some apps you need to consider downloading to make your home buying search that much easier. *

1. Todd McCabe Keller Williams App

  • Platform: iPhone, Android, iPad.  Cost: Free
  • This app has it all: Search MLS listings, nearby rentals, open houses, a mortgage calculator, and it allows you to save searches and properties.  This app allows you to search by city/state or zip code and filter by price, bed/bath, lot size, etc.  IT also gives you access to complete MLS listing information including a property description, , photos, property features, schools, etc.  Just text “kw2ffbdmt” to 87778 for the link to the app or click here for information.


2. Other MLS Apps: Realtor.com, Zillow.com, Trulia.com, Redfin.com, etc.

  • Platform: iOS, Android.  Cost: Free
  • All of these apps basically have the same features.  They allow you to search the local MLS to find properties for sale and you can search by city/state or zip code and filter by price, bed/bath, square feet, age of home, lot size, etc.  Realtor.com is often recommended because it tends to have the most accurate and current information.


3. Homesnap

  • Platform: iOS, Android.  Cost: Free
  • Homesnap is another MLS app similar to the apps listed above but with one added feature: you can snap a photo of any home anywhere in the United States and get instant property details, including it’s value, when it was last sold, bed/baths, taxes, schools, etc.  If the home is already on the market it will also give you access to interior photos.


4. AroundMe

  • Platform: iOS, Android.  Cost: Free
  • This app will quickly identify where you are and then show you a complete list of nearby businesses and attractions as well as the distance from your current location.  This could be really  helpful if you are searching for a home in an area you are unfamiliar with, as it will give you the nearest coffee shops, gas stations, banks, grocery stores, etc.


5. Mortgage Apps: Trulia Mortgage Calculator, Trulia Home Loan Rates, Zillow Mortgages, etc.

  • Platform: iOS, Android.  Cost: Free
  • These apps will help you determine how much home you can afford, calculate your monthly payment, and shop for mortgage rates.  These apps will also connect you directly with lenders and will allow you to read lender ratings and reviews or compare custom loan quotes.  You can also use their refinancing calculators to see how much you could save by refinancing your current loan.


6. Dictionary of Real Estate Terms

  • Platform: iOS, Android.  Cost: $3.99
  • This app allows places 3,000 real estate terms at your fingertips as you go through the complictated process of buying or selling a home.  Similar apps are available for free such as Glossery Real Estate Terms (Android) or Real Estate Dictionary (iOS).

*Full descriptions of the above apps are located here at Investopedia.


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