You don’t know what you don’t know, so how many homebuyers or home-sellers know they can use their smart phones to get smarter about the process?
It doesn’t matter how far along in your home-buying process you’ve come, you can always tweak things to simplify your life. Adding these nifty apps to your smart phone frees up some of your time to find just the right home.
HOME by FannieMae™
The HOME by FannieMae app gives your resources to prepare your finances, figure out what you can afford, learn all about the process of buying a home, ways to plan for home maintenance and even calculate potential savings on future home mortgage payments.
It features a dashboard to help you keep track of how you’re moving through the process and even offers instructive videos.
Available for both Apple and Android phones, this app features unique technology that instantly tells you all about any home you snap a picture of. You can learn how much it is worth, when it last sold and even how much it sold for. You’ll see information about the number of bedrooms, bathrooms and garage spaces. You can see the lot size and even the school district. The app gives you access to information about more than 90 million homes across the United States. For homes currently on the market, you may even have access to interior photos.
Using HomeSnap helps you narrow down your home search before you go to the effort to take home tours.
The HouseHunter app allows you to keep track of your entire search for your dream home. It stores information, notes and pictures for every home you look at and even allows a rating system so you can evaluate and compare each home you tour. Score each home based on requirements you specify with House Hunter’s proprietary scorecard system. View images of multiple homes at once to help you remember which house is which.
Not just for real estate, the AroundMe app shows you what you can find in any area. So, if your find the home of your dreams, you can also see the nearby hot spots, where to find the dry cleaners, restaurants and even hospitals. It can connect you with taxi services, points of interest and a plethora of other nearby information so that you can learn about a potential neighborhood quickly without having to do exhaustive searches.
Dictionary of Real Estate Terms
Every industry has its own language and LD Real Estate Dictionary is the app that can help you. From “points” to “policy” this app has more than 2000 common real estate terms and their definitions in common English. Navigate the massive paperwork with ease and understanding with this app.
Your agent’s mobile-friendly site
Best of all, your real estate professional’s own mobile-friendly responsive website can keep you connected to the latest listings so you can check them out on your way home from work. Check out the new listings, view stunning images and contact your agent all from the mobile site.
::: Aaron Zapata :::
Aaron Zapata is a top-producing Real Estate Agent in Southern California and Broker-Owner of IMPACT Properties, Inc. He holds an MBA from Cal State Fullerton and a degree in Biblical and Theological Studies from BIOLA University. As a practicing Broker and Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), he has closed over $150,000,000 in sales and can identify with the current trends and difficulties agents and clients have. IMPACT Properties is recognized as a leading real estate firm in Southern California with multiple offices in Orange, Los Angeles, and San Diego Counties representing both traditional sales and bank repos (REOs). If you’d like to contact Aaron or one of the IMPACT agents about selling or buying a home or improving your real estate career, you can email Aaron@ImpactProp.com or call (714) 660-2122. He’d love to hear from you.