7 Reliable Real Estate Apps To Find And Buy Your Dream Home

1. Zillow

Uses algorithms to estimate home values for over 100 million homes – View homes based on size, price, school district and more – Offers exclusive listings – Notifies you on price drops and when homes are sold – Offers personalized loan quotes

2. Redfin

A map-based interface so you can find homes in any neighborhood – Search for open houses – See comments from realtors who have toured the home – Low 1.5% commission

3. Dwellr

Best for those who need a lot of information and statistics about the city, neighborhood, etc – Suggests neighborhoods based on your lifestyle which considers budget, schooling, work commute and more – Run by the U.S. Census Bureau so you can get specifics on population and demographics in the neighborhood – Lists the top 25 cities that match your preferences

4. Homesnap

One of the most fun homebuying apps – take a picture of a house to get all of its information! – Includes sales history, interior features, and investment potential – Messaging capability allows you to send pictures directly to your realtor or family members whether or not they have the app – Real-time Multiple Listing System (MLS) updates for the quickest access to newest listings – Great for those looking in competitive home buying markets

5. Trulia

Offers the most information on a single home including number of bedrooms and bathrooms, lot size, year of development, and more – Notifies you of open house availability – Offers financial tools such as a mortgage calculator and cost breakdowns – Helps you find a real estate agent if needed – GPS gives you information on local schools and neighborhood crime history – Trulia is integrated with Yelp so you can see what there is to do in the area!

6. Realtor.com

Official search portal for the National Association of Realtors – Fastest updates because of their close relationship with the MLS – One of the largest databases of real estate information and widest range of listed properties – Offers an easy connection to local real estate agents if needed

7. Xome

Best for those who want to auction on a home – Similar real estate search features as other apps, but with the power of auctioning – Offer exclusive auction opportunities only on the Xome app – Allow you to filter for homes that are bank-owned, foreclosed, etc – Great features for real estate investing as well!