Must-Have Mobile Real Estate Apps for New Home Search

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Quick and easy access to MLS information is key to your new home search. With’s Property Search and Property Organizer tools, you can search MLS listings in Prince William County, Northern Virginia and the Washington, DC area from your computer, smartphone or tablet – and save your listings in a folder on site. This is just one digital tool at your disposal. Mobile real estate apps for new home search are another, as they support and enhance your on-the-go new home search.

Mobile real estate apps answer questions like this: How do you get instant information when you spot a new home sign that’s just gone up? You drive through a neighborhood that looks perfect for your family, how can you quickly get details?  How do you keep notes, pictures and videos from open houses and home visits organized?  The answers to these questions and many more can be found with must-have mobile real estate apps.  Here are the Android powered and Apple compatible mobile real estate apps recommended by for your Prince William County or Northern Virginia new home search:

Android: Redfin Mobile App 
iPhone®/iPad®: Redfin Mobile App

  • MLS powered listings updated every 15 minutes
  • Get 20%+ more agent-listed homes for sale and typically see new listings a week earlier than national portals
  • Enable GPS to find nearby houses and open houses
  • Search for homes by school name
  • Don’t like a property? Use the x out button to remove it from future searches
  • Automatically syncs your Redfin online and mobile accounts-keep track of the same information on both platforms

Android: Trulia Android App 
iPhone®/iPad®: Trulia Real Estate App

  • Shows recent price reductions, and set notifications for price and status changes of your favorite listings
  • Set notifications and “star” your favorite homes & searches for updates on listings, price drops, and open houses
  • Easy share listing with your realtor and other interested folks
  • Interactive crime map of neighborhoods
  • Local Scoop: See school attendance zones and nearby amenities like restaurants, grocery stores, gas stations and more
  • Mortgage Calculator
  • Find open homes for sale near you, and easily add them to your calendar

Android: Zillow Real Estate & Rentals
iPhone®/iPad®: Real Estate by Zillow – Homes & Apartments, For Sale or Rent

  • Search for price cuts, open houses, and more
  • Filter searches by price, beds, baths, keywords, and more
  • Multiple map views: high-resolution satellite, Google Street View, list view
  • Search from where you are with GPS, type in an address, or by voice search
  • Save your Favorite Homes and Searches and sync to your account
  • Get notifications of new listings on the market, price drops, open house dates and when a home you are trackin is sold

Android: SignMyPad
iPhone®/iPad®: SignMyPad for iPhone

SignMyPad is a PDF reader and annotation tool that makes it easier to complete your real estate transaction. View your PDF document from an email or DropBox, sign, save and send it back to Deliea. Save time and be kind to the environment! Besides a signature, you can also add text or the date.

Android: Not Available
iPhone®/iPad®: CrumbTracks for iPhone

CrumbTrack claims to be “the first iPhone app that allows you to store, organize, annotate and share photos AND VIDEOS you take during your search for a new home.” This app keeps track of open house visits and lets you store, organize, make notes and share photos and videos you take during your search for a new home. Create a file for each property and store  addresses, asking price, Square footage, bedrooms/bathrooms, garage spaces, etc.

Home Buying Power App

Android: Not available
iPhone®/iPad®: Home Buying Power Mortgage Calculator for the iPhone

Need to know how much house you can afford? Want to figure out how closing costs will affect your purchase price?  Home Buying Power is an easy to use app that will help you calculate most, if not all, of the financial calculations related to your new home purchase.  Give it your desired monthly payment or a percentage of your income, the amount of down payment and the loan terms, and it will tell you exactly how much home you can afford.

  • A robust mortgage payment calculator with a “Detail” view that includes fields for the properties MLS # and address, and allows you to enter down payment amount in percent or dollars, includes PMI
  • Keep track of the affordability of various properties as you search the marketplace, so you can stay focused on the right price point
  • Closing cost estimator
  • An amortization table for your loan

Glossary Real Estate Terms App

Android:  Glossary Real Estate Terms
iPhone®/iPad®: Not available

When you are buying or selling a home, there are many real estate terms that pop up along the way. Deliea Roebuck, and her Sweethomeva team are happy to help you understand every part of your transaction, but what do you when it’s 2 am and you really need to know what “the garage is appurtenant to the house” means? The Glossary Real Estate Terms app will help learn what all those industry specific terms mean.

Deliea Roebuck
Deliea Roebuck
SweethomeVA Real Estate owner. Realtor committed to excellence in customer service. Generated over $15 million dollars in sales in 2012.

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