The Best Apps for Buyers & Sellers
Last week we shared our exciting announcement of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Professional Realty’s six new localized skills that can be enabled on Google and Amazon voice assistant devices. If you missed out on the announcement, check out last week’s blog post for directions, videos and reasons you should definitely enable our new skills.
Second to voice assistant searches are phone and tablet application searches. While they may not be as easily accessible as you're moving through the house, they are great sources of information that can transform the home buying and selling process. It’s not everyday that buyers and sellers have time to search for great applications to assist them so we did all the dirty work for you. Here are our top picks for applications valuable to home buyers and sellers in today’s market.
BHHS Home Search
The most important application you will ever download as a buyer or seller is the BHHS Home Search of course! Our app will allow you to connect with our awesome agents and find homes you instantly love in the area you desire. You can search using a zip code or city and save homes you want to take another peak at.
Houzz is the perfect application for sellers who are looking to update their home decor before listing. Their virtual tool allows you to decorate your home and look at design inspiration through photos.
Zillow is a popular online website used to scroll through listings. Their app gives buyers access to listings both in the MLS and not in the MLS. Searches can be filtered to assist with processes pertaining to the buying and selling experience.
The Homesnap application lets buyers take pictures of homes they pass by to find accurate information about the property. It fosters communication between buyers and sellers with in-app messaging features.
The Realtor.com application has a special feature that pulls up information about properties when buyers take pictures of agent’s signs in the yard. It also features 3D house tours of hundreds of listings to search through. This app is perfect for buyers making a big move to virtually tour homes in the area.
Trulia allows buyers to schedule open houses and calculate affordability. It provides supplemental information about the neighborhood buyers are searching like school districts and crime rate.
This is an easy way to speed up communication between yourself and your agent. Dotloop allows you to sign documents electronically for a faster turnaround of important documents.