Shape Your Home Search with StreetSketch™

It’s no secret we think our mobile apps are pretty sweet, and our free iPhone and iPad apps just got a little sweeter with the addition of StreetSketch™.  StreetSketch™ allows potential homebuyers to draw a free-form search area on the map and create highly personalized results.

Say there’s a certain school you want to focus your home search around or a few streets you want to avoid, StreetSketch™ lets you trace any shape directly onto the map and then filters the listings to include only the area you specify. Pretty awesome, right?

Check out this video of Mark Silva, Zip’s Director of Mobile Development, for a demo of StreetSketch™:

The app also comes fully loaded with the latest version of our award-winning augmented reality (AR) search tool, StreetScan™. Point your smartphone’s camera toward a neighborhood you’re interested in, and text bubbles will instantly pop up with all nearby homes for sale, list prices, days on market, and more. This week, the Chicago Tribune reported on how AR is a super hot trend for businesses, and we’re happy to have been mentioned as one of the companies on the front lines of developing mobile apps for customers.

As you’re out looking for the perfect home with your smartphone, you’ll be able to connect with your ZipRealty REALTOR® with one touch to either ask a question or get advice about a listing. You can even request a home visit from any home detail page and access your saved home searches from our website.

Did we mention that it’s free? Download it from the Apple App Store and try it out!

We hope you love it – we sure do.