8 Favorite Features of the ZipRealty Mobile App

1. Outline exactly where you want to search

*StreetSketch™ is my favorite feature. I live in Oakland, and the neighborhoods vary so much within just a few blocks - I love having the ability to draw my search area down to the street. Plus, it’s fun to use!

2. Get neighborhood stats from the curb

*StreetScan™, our augmented reality feature, allows you to use your phone’s camera to scan the neighborhood you’re in. As you do so, icons will pop up displaying homes for sale, recently sold homes, home details, and prices. You can get a sense of local home values just by holding up your smartphone.

3. Limit your search results

Besides the home detail and price filters, you can use Boundary Search to “lock” your search area on the interactive map by city or zip code. I love this feature because it makes sifting through the results a lot less overwhelming, especially because I’m usually searching on just one city or in an area of that city.

4. Get notified about new results

*In addition to signing up for ZipNotify email notifications about new listings (or price changes on homes you’ve saved), you can enable Push Notifications to find out about new search results without even refreshing your mobile email.

5. Plan a weekend of seeing homes

We recently posted about why our app can help you out at open houses. Set your search to include homes with open houses and see what days and times the homes will be open from the home detail page.

6. Enjoy instant access to a local expert

When you’re signed into your MyZip account on the ZipRealty app, you don’t have to dig around for an email address or even exit the app. See something you like and have a question? Click the comment icon. Want to call them directly? Open the MyZip screen and click the phone icon. It’s that easy!

7. Get driving directions within the app

Sure, you probably have a GPS function on your smartphone, but we’ve made it even easier for you to go see homes you love. You don’t have to worry about writing down a bunch of addresses or copying and pasting. Get driving directions directly from the home detail page by clicking on the arrow sign.

8. Sync up your search

Another one of my very favorite features is the sync feature. Save a home on your phone - you’ll see it from your computer. Save a search on your laptop – access it when you’re walking in the park. You always have what you need and never have to update anything!

We hope you love using our mobile app – let us know how you like it, and how we can make it even better!


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Sarah Louise Green lives in the San Francisco Bay Area and writes about national real estate trends, home financing, advice for buyers, and DIY projects for the home and garden. Follow Sarah on Twitter:@slouisegreen

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