The Best iPad Apps for Real Estate Home Search

Best iPad Apps for Real Estate Home Search
Here is a list of six iPad apps to help you with your real estate home search, and shopping for a home on the go. Technology has changed the way we search for homes. In addition to the Internet, mobile devices like the iPad have grown in popularity. Here’s the list:

COLDWELL BANKER REAL ESTATE SEARCH

The Coldwell Banker app is the only real estate application that pulls in property and agent videos into a real estate search for cities and countries across the globe. Also featured is a neighborhood ratings system powered by Yelp! Cost = Free

REALTOR.COM®

REALTOR.com® updates its more than four million listings every 15 minutes. App features also include a map search, saved searches and listings synchronized with its website, private ratings and notes, and the ability to share listings with your friends, agent and social network. Cost = Free

MORTGAGE PAYMENT CALCULATOR

This app is just what the name says – it’s a free mortgage calculator. Not a whole lot of bells and whistles, but it works and it can help estimate the monthly mortgage on any home you’re considering buying. Monthly expenses like HOA and property tax are also taken into account. Cost = Free

NOTESHELF

Want a quick and easy way to make notes during an open house, or jot down features you’d like to have in your next home? Noteshelf is one of the easiest and smoothest note-taking apps out there. You can use your finger to draw or an iPad stylus to create multiple notebooks. Then export your notes and share with your REALTOR®. Cost = $4.99

EVERNOTE

Evernote is a web clipping app that lets you save web content and pages for reference later. It works on multiple devices so you can sync data to your phone, iPad, computer, etc. It is best used as “enhanced bookmarking” for information you come across online like real estate market articles or property listings. Just save any URL or portions of a web page, then add a title, description or keywords to that “note” so you can easily reference it later. Cost = Free

HOUZZ

Once you purchase a new home, how will you decorate it? CNN says Houzz is the “wikipedia of interior and exterior design.” It contains the largest database of home design ideas with more than 150,000 high resolution photos. Browse photos by style, room and location and save them to your virtual idea book for easy searching, saving and sharing. You’ll also find everyone from local designers to architects and contractors who can help you realize your ideas. Cost = Free

I hope you find these apps useful for a home search. If you need help with specific neighborhood searches, contact me today and I’ll set you up on my automated listing alert system.