If you are in the very fortunate position to be able to afford to move home, then there is a fair chance you would like to browse for your future pad using your iPhone. And online real estate company Estately is all about getting you into your new place ASAP. The company has released its first app to help you do just that, but instead of doing just the same as all the rest of the real estate apps on the market do, Estately wanted to do things a little differently.
Estately’s team have taken on board the minimalist styling of iOS 7 and made the application attractive to look at and instinctive to use. The app itself is only 9MB to download and once downloaded all you have to do is enter the area in which you would like to move to. Next, a map covered in pins of all the properties for sale in that area appears. Tap one to see images, a description, price and other significant details. There’s also a filter that is pretty comprehensive, to adjust your results to better suit your needs.
Once you are happy with the house, then you can save it to your own watch list, or call the Real Estate agent directly to arrange a viewing. If you want the save feature, then you will need to sign up, but there’s the substantial benefit of receiving notifications once you have done so. These notifications then alert you to price changes or if your dream house suddenly sells! Estately have said that it checks all its listings, which are gathered from more than 70 different sources, every 15 minutes, which is needless to say, a pretty impressive feature.
Other features include the capacity to add open house dates to your iPhone’s iCal, receive a notification when a house matching your search criteria is newly added and even a estimated travel time from your current home to a potential new one.
The photos on the app can be viewed in either portrait or landscape and it even incorporates a pinch-to-zoom function. Estately’s app is free to download from the iTunes App Store and its database covers 35 U.S. states. Sadly there’s no word on an Android version being made available just yet.
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