Buying a home is exciting and can be very rewarding if you’re able to find the house of your dreams, but it can be overwhelming. The good news is that there is an abundance of apps available on your smartphone that will make the process easier. The days where you need to scour the classified listings or drive around to look for “for sale” signs are over. The following apps are readily available on your phone’s app store and will make finding the best possible house effortless.
With the Redfin app, you can check out the latest listings for houses, condos, and townhouses in the areas you’re interested in. You can get instant notifications when a home gets posted that meets your specifications. Instead of going off of zip codes or searches within a certain distance, Redfin allows you to draw your own boundaries so you only see the homes that are where you’d like to live. Once you find a place you’d like to see in person, you can easily book a tour with a Redfin representative.
Most people don’t have a lot of experience in the real estate industry, so Motovo attempts to make it as uncomplicated as possible. Each person has their own set of features and amenities that they’re looking for in their next house. The Motovo app allows you to set filters that you would like to see in your house, so you only see results that are relevant to what you’re looking for. Once you find one you like, you easily get in touch with a Motovo agent that will help guide you to the next stage in the home buying process.
Trulia’s website and smartphone app are dedicated to helping buyers figure out the best time to buy and the areas that would best fit in their lifestyle based on what they want to have around their residence. Trulia maps show nearby restaurants, the median age of area residents, market trends, and schools that are close by.
Like most real estate apps, Zillow allows you to filter your results and look at specific areas that you’re interested in living in, but it also has a social feature. The app allows you to easily share any homes you find that you like and want to show to family and friends for their opinion. Once you find the house you’re set on, Zillow will refer you to a lender to see if you can be pre-approved for a mortgage.