Stay Connected – Top 10 Real Estate iPhone Apps

Simplify your real estate experience with the right apps.

In today’s fast-paced, interconnected business environment, smart phones have become an important way of life for savvy professionals. From advanced GPS capabilities to informative home buying and selling programs, there are a number of highly intuitive iPhone applications (apps) to help anyone navigate through a real estate transaction easier than before.

Here are the top 10 real estate themed apps for iPhone users:

1. Around Me – This free app shows you a complete list of all the businesses in the category you have tapped on along with the distance from where you are. For every listing you can choose to see its location on a map, view the route from where you are, add the information to your contact list or even email the information to a friend.

2. Morgulator – When searching for a new home, a mortgage calculator is a must-have. This app gives you the usual mortgage information based on interest rate, term and downpayment. Just .99.

3. Home Tracker –  When shopping for homes, you’ll easily lose track of all the properties you’ve toured or researched. Home Tracker keeps track for you. Store information on each property such as address, ZIP code, price and size; add notes; take photos; rate the property condition, location and appeal; star your favorites; map the property. Priced at just $4.99.

4. NearBuy –  NearBuy uses advanced GPS to search for apartments, condominiums and homes available for rent in your area, indexed by price and displayed on a map. This free app also helps you find nearby parks and schools.

Homes.com is a free app with advanced home searching capabilities.

5. Homes.com – This free mobile real estate search app enables iPhone or iPod Touch users to quickly find nearby homes for sale or for rent. It offers fast and full-featured searches of Homes.com listings nationwide. Features include Google maps, driving directions and rich property details including photo slideshows.

6. iLiving – This app makes it possible to integrate 3D-furniture within a picture of your home on the iPhone. For example, the user can take a photo of a room (say, for example, during an open house) and then “design” it by placing various articles of furniture in the image. Just $2.99.

7. Offender – This app maps registered sex offenders in all 50 states. This is a useful tool for home buyers with children, complete with up-to-date information for all areas. Yours for just .99.

8. Walk Score – For the lifestyle-seeking and quality-of-life-seeking home searcher, this free app calculates the “walkability” of any neighborhood, simply using location-aware technology.

9. Real Estate Term Dictionary – Be in the know in regards to your real estate transaction. This free app will put 3,000 terms at your fingertips to articulate. The most comprehensive app of its kind on the market, the Dictionary of Real Estate Terms (Lite) provides a convenient and user-friendly reference tool.

SmarterAgent is free and provides a wealth of information.

10. SmarterAgent – SmarterAgent is a true mobile real estate pioneer covering approximately 300 markets with IDX-powered home search. Pinpoint your GPS location and find what’s for sale in your immediate area. Select a property from the search results to see price information, the number of beds/baths, square footage, interior and exterior features, pictures and more. The “Broker Reciprocity” logo at the bottom of the data lets you know you are seeing every public MLS listing in that area. Free.

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