Improve Your Home Search With Free Apps


There's an app for that

Many buyers, especially younger ones, are relying more on their smartphones and tablets during their home searches. We’re featuring four free apps to download to help our buyers find and put their personal stamp on the right home for them. These apps are sure to get your buyers thinking about what they want in a home and neighborhood.

According to a recent study by Google, more buyers are using their mobile device during the home search than ever before.* In fact, millennials are twice as likely to look for real estate information on their mobile devices than other generations. Here are several apps you can download on your smartphone or tablet to help you during your home search.

AroundMe (iOS, Android and Windows Phone) AroundMe provides a complete list of businesses (including banks, hospitals and restaurants) located near a home’s location. You can use this app when touring a home to see what is nearby

Photo Measures Lite (iOS and Android) Photo Measures Lite will help you make sure your furniture fits in the home. You can input the measurements for each room you photograph, add design notes and export the dimensions to your photo library or email.

Houzz (iOS and Android) Houzz is full of home design ideas to help you put your own personal stamp on your home. Browse Ideabooks and articles by style, room and location, save images or articles to refer to later, and save images to create an inspiration board. The app also allows you to get in touch with design experts to ask questions.

Dont Forget!  If you’re thinking about selling, your house may need some renovations in preparation of listing and showing it.  In our past article about how Pinterest can make your life easier, we discussed getting design inspiration for a home renovation.  In addition to scouring design magazines for design tips and inspiration, head over to Pinterest to find ideas to remodel your kitchen, turn your basement into a recreation room, or give your home décor a modern twist.


*Source: Think With Google


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