Searching for a home and selling a home can be like trying to solve the Rubik’s Cube when you were twelve. But, with the help of some great real estate apps, it can be a puzzle you can solve. And, if you are a techy person, the apps can make the process actually fun. I know it sounds like an oxymoron. How can house hunting or home selling be fun unless you are on HGTV? Real estate apps certainly don’t make it as simple as it appears on television, but it really does help, if you are using the right apps.

Searching for and selling a home can be like trying to solve the Rubik’s Cube when you were twelve. But, with the help of some great real estate apps, it can be a puzzle you can solve.Click To Tweet
Homesnap is a must for anyone searching for their next home. If you happen to see a home you are interested in, all you have to do is snap a photo and Homesnap will pull up the listing from the Multiple Listing Service. You can view interior photos, price and description. You can connect to my Homesnap account here. Besides the apps shown above, there a few more real estate apps I would recommend.

Elevation App

Elevation refers to the vertical height of a point above sea level. Why is this important in real estate? According to FEMA,

“If your home or business is in a high-risk area, your insurance agent will likely need an Elevation Certificate (EC) to determine your flood insurance premium. Floods mean rising water. Knowing your building’s elevation compared to the estimated height floodwaters will reach in a major flood helps determine your flood risk and the cost of your flood insurance. An EC documents the elevation of your building for the floodplain managers enforcing local building ordinance, and for insurance rating purposes.

This app is a a quick way to check elevation at certain points on a property. You simply open the app, click the + sign and your elevation will be quickly calculated. You can change from meters to feet, enter latitude and longitude or search by city name. You can easily share the elevation image via message, email, add to Notes, save image, print image and more.

Open Table App

Whether you are buying or selling in your hometown or moving to a completely new city, Open Table is a must-have app. We all know what it’s like to look at homes all day. It’s exhausting. After a long day of touring homes or packing your current home the last thing you want to do is cook dinner. Give yourself a break and safeguard your sanity – make reservations. If you are moving to a new city, Open Table is a great resource to find the perfect restaurant. You can read reviews, view photos and see what the restaurant is known for – hot spot, romantic, kid-friendly…

Shopping Apps

Wayfair, AllModern, Joss & Main and Perigold are my go to apps for furniture and accessories. My current favorite is Perigold. You can shop by room, style or item. I love to see the entire room put together and then pick-and-choose the pieces I want to purchase. They offer many great designers like Bunny Williams Home, FLOS, Milling Road, Frette, Kravet and many more. These companies make it so much easier to shop for your home. Rather than running around to a design center or a dozen stores all over the city, furnishing your home is just a few clicks away. I love local businesses, so I am not at all saying to skip your local favorites.

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