Take Your Home Search To Go: Why Our App is Tops for Open Houses
Whether you have our mobile app on your smartphone or your tablet, the ZipRealty mobile app is a great tool to have when you’re out in the evenings or on the weekends seeing homes. Here are five ways you can use the app to search smarter:
1. Hunt down Open Houses
Our mobile app – just like our website – has open house info, so you can find out when homes you love are having open houses and plan a strategic and efficient trip.
2. Get the Local Scoop
Say you go to an open house, and you really love the home, but you don’t know enough about the neighborhood. Rather than going home to do research, pull up the interactive map on our app to see what’s around you (schools, grocery stores, parks, restaurants) and get a better idea of what your life would be like if you moved into the neighborhood.
3. See Nearby Homes
Say you like the neighborhood, but this particular home isn’t quite right or is out of your budget. Use the StreetScan™ feature on our app to see what homes are for sale around you. You may see one you love even more, but you’ll also get a better idea of local home values.
4. Jot Down Your Thoughts
It might seem like you’ll remember every last detail of the homes you go see, but if you’re seeing a few, you’ll want to take notes on the spot. Anything notes you take in the app will sync to the website, so you can read them later when you’re trying to decide about making an offer on a home.
5. No Agent Yet? Find a Local Expert
If you’re using our website and mobile app, you probably have an agent assigned to you. But if you’re just starting out and haven’t registered, you can connect with a real estate agent who has made a comment about a home you’re visiting.
If you’ve already registered and are seeing homes by yourself, you can easily email or call your agent to ask a question or let them know about a home you’re interested in.
Try it out this weekend!
Sarah Louise Green lives in theSan Francisco Bay Areaand writes about national real estate trends, home financing, advice for buyers, and DIY projects for the home and garden. Follow Sarah on Twitter:@slouisegreen