There is an app for everything. Even the most unproductive or gross work has a mobile app dedicated to it, which might be a little weird but that’s how it is. When it comes to real estate, the apps are dime a dozen. There are plenty of ways in which these applications benefit the realty professional as we will find in this post.
There is no way one can imagine mankind without two things, one the internet and the other is a smartphone. If you have used anyone of these or both of them, you know how hard it can be to live without them. The reason is that both of these innovations of man have multiple uses that lead to further innovations. An internet enabled smartphone or a smart computing device like tablet makes a person capable of searching for information, finding way to a new place, calculating driving time, calculating vital health parameters, buying or selling things, sending pictures, videos and music to others and of course, taking and giving calls. What makes it all possible? What is that makes a smartphone “smart”?
Apps: The underlying smartness of a smartphone
During the era of desktop PCs, it wasn’t until Microsoft launched its widely appreciated Windows operating system that the concept of a personal computer became popular. Similarly, in smartphones, the emergences of easy-to-use operating systems like iOS and Android is what actually made them worth the public appreciation. Millions of apps were created for both the platforms and today these apps have made the manifestation of technology possible in so many ways.
Apps and real estate
With property prices rising, there is a growing demand of real estate apps. While using real estate apps you can look for a home while waiting for a metro or a bus. Whether you are looking to buy or sell property, there are a number of apps that can help you in that. If you want to narrow out your choices, these apps will help you do that. If you want to calculate whether you can afford a property or not, these apps will assist you in that also. If you are an investor or a real estate agent or someone who simply wants to make his search easier the following apps are built just for the same. Some of these apps are already quite popular and you might be also using them, while there are others which still require a little exposure to get seen.
Zillow has been in the app business, for a long, long time now. It launched its real estate app in 2009, back when most were still trying to come to facts about mobile’s effect on real estate dynamics. The app has some very excellent features, an intuitive design and easy to use application interface. Zestimate is the unique feature that the app boasts of in which it provides an estimate regarding the true price of property.
HomeSnap is one innovative take at the usual search and find business of real estate applications. As the name suggests, you take the snap of any home you find worth buying, and the app will return with the estimated current price of the home, the price it last sold for, the complete layout like number of bedrooms, and bathrooms. The app also packs in the usual features like email alerts, and custom searches.
People often find it difficult to manually measure the dimensions of rooms. Magicplan makes the task quite easy by measuring the room and drawing the floor plan just by taking pictures. The updated version of the app helps create annotation objects such as comments and photos.
Those who are thinking of buying a rental property can seek the help of RentalROI+ to estimate yearly ROI calculations based on the specifics of the property and loan. The app extrapolates the calculations for up to a time period of 20 years. There are various input options such as interest rate, loan term, taxes, appreciation which can be modified individually to get the final figure as many as time as one desire.