How A Real Estate App Can Be Your Cheat Sheet To Success

By Guest Contributor on December 17, 2019

Real estate business is growing like never before. With this growth, the behavior of buyers, as well as the seller, have also been changed in terms of their purchasing, renting or selling strategies. And this has been noted, not in particular one location but all over the globe. People no longer prefer to visit the property physically for the very first time. They would want a quick look at the apartment or a condo they are considering to buy or rent. And that could be only possible through fully functioned apps or websites.

On the other side, builders and realtors also understand how important it is to have their property listed on this online platform.

In this article, we are going to dive deeper into the mechanism of real estate mobile app like Zillow. I will guide you on how you could also make such kind of app for your startup idea. However, it’s not compulsory you must make an exact replica of popular property listing apps. You can also include your idea as well.

Without wasting our time, let’s get started with the online real estate business.

Before you go further, let’s check out some amazing statistics on popular real estate apps like Zillow and Trulia.

What Does the Statistic Suggest?

  • Around 80% of the home purchasing decisions are taken by seeing property listing app Zillow.
  • On average 186 homes are browsed through real estate mobile apps.
  • Zillow App has approx 160 million active users which is quite a huge number.

How These Real Estate Apps Provide Value to the Users?

As we have seen the statistics on the Zillow app, people are really in awe of these kinds of applications. They love the convenience and mobility provided by property listing apps. Whether they are hunting for buying their dream home or looking for affordable homes in their neighborhood to rent, everything could be done through just a few taps. They could even search for home loans and perfect lenders for their loans. In fact, there are a home loan calculators to find out how much buyers will have to pay including taxes and insurance at the current interest rates.

Developers also have found an option for selling their property at the right price. They find these apps to be other options other than hiring real estate agents for selling their properties.

These are just a few of beneficiaries who find real estate applications to be helpful for their respective needs.

What Makes a Real Estate Mobile App Successful?  

More and more startups are creating real estate platforms as a startup idea. Still, there are countries where such kind of platforms do not exist. Even real estate companies provide their separate apps which only lists their own property with some other functionalities. However, not all the apps could be as successful as Zillow or Trulia.

Let’s figure out what makes a real estate mobile app successful.

listings: For Buying, Renting, and Selling

Though it sounds too mainstream, it is one of the most preferable options to have in the apps. Even people use their apps to find the right property around their favorite locale. They explore the rental apartments as well.

By including listing categories in the app you could target buyers and sellers both. So when Builders have a complete project to launch he could easily register his new property for a sell. Whether it’s a commercial, residential or industrial you must provide a platform so that builders could approach you for listing their properties. Not only builders but you must also provide a platform for the homeowner to sell their app on your app.

Agent Finder

The buyer usually takes plenty of time to figure out how to find a perfect real estate agent. In fact, real estate agents are the ones who are aware of each and every new and old property because they have access to the private database where every listing is stored. By incorporating the find agent tab in your app allows local agents to register in your app. Most importantly, buyers who are a novice in purchasing the home could easily find an ideal agent for their ideal home. Users could find listings under each agent and rate and reviews them according to their past experience.

Easy Search & Proper filters

Since more and more people are buying and selling home online on the apps and web platforms, you might want to make your search options simple so that more people could search by their area, address, city, and zip codes.

Add multiple filters so that users could sort out a property as per their likings. Take for example, Trulia has a filter for properties, price, bedrooms, type of sale(new, resale, sale by owners, etc), bathrooms, year built, and more to give the perfect property prospects to the users.

Also, add a map of the location and how many properties are listed on that map. By doing so one could directly hover onto the point and know the price, and other detail about that property. Moreover, nearby attractions, restaurants, schools, levels of crime, and other important aspects could be useful to the buyers.

Loan options and Mortgage Calculator

Zillow has incorporated loan options for the users. In the Zillow, Users can Simply fill the price of the home, down payment, and details about the loan to calculate your mortgage payment breakdown, schedule, and more.

Buying a home from a loan is a tricky business. Adding a  platform for finding the fitting lender for the users could be more useful. Having a listing of local lenders and their performance for the past years makes the app more appealing. So by implementing this option, you make your app more valuable.

Implementing Advanced Technology

Since the advent of the Augmented reality (AR), every industry has been leveraging its benefits by implementing for their business. Real estate is one of them. People admire everything new, sci-fi and entertaining. So you could also add;

  • Interactive AR  catalogs and big boards.
  • Geo-tags to help find your properties on sale in the real world, so customers can discover it themselves.
  • AR implemented contact us and other call-to-action buttons.

Conclusion:

People are investing in real estate more than ever. Providing them a seamless way to find the ideal property would eliminate the hassle happened during the search. Why don’t you start your own app with unique functionality and new technologies and add a new horizon for earning money? Builders too could leverage multiple benefits through real estate app development.

What are your views on these real estate mobile apps?

Feel free to express your opinion!

Top 6 Tips On Real Estate Web App Development

By Guest Contributor on September 23, 2019

Many today are looking to sell or buy properties. And to do that effectively what better way is there than going online. The online real estate market has seen rising growths in the last 2 to 4 years. One prominent reason for that is the ease of buying and selling real state online. 

Although all this is very fascinating, undertaking a decent real estate app development project is not that easy. And if you are also looking to get such an app for your real estate business then you can contact a professional web app developer or a freelancer providing real estate app development. 

But don’t be stupid and jump right into the development process. Before you hire a developer or start developing your real estate web app yourself there are certain things you must know in order to get things done smoothly. 

Check out these top 6 Tips On Real Estate Web App Development and get to know how its all done.

Availability Of Sufficient Data

Now real estate is all about the number of options you can provide to your users. So it is important that you have a well-established database with proper information on property. If you don’t have one then we suggest that you first work on creating a proper database then go for a web app or site. Also, you can always collab with another real estate business if you don’t want to invest time in creating a database. 

Customize Your App According To Your User

It is important that you understand the real estate business and market properly before start building your web application. This will really help you out in  customizing your application according to the different types of user perspectives. For instance, a user who wants to buy a property will need a different interface than the one who wants to sell. 

So your web app must be compelling to both of these user bases. Basically, your application would be a combination of two application that are well established together. Also, you need to make sure that your users are able to easily shift between these applications.

Responsive Web Application Design

In this modern age, not all of your users are using the same device and operating system. So it is important that you make your application available to all of your customers or all this hard work is just waste. That is why it is recommended to go for a responsive web app design through various platforms that provide cross-platform development. With this, you won’t have to worry your user using different platforms(different browsers, operating system i.e android, and ios(majorly), desktop, etc)  to access your web application.

Faster The Better

A study shows that most of the web applications lose most of their customers due to slow loading speed. So if your web app has the same problem then its time that you work on it. A quick loading site is the first choice of every user as no one is going to wait around for more 5 to 10 seconds, for the website to get load every time they hit a new link. 

This can be easily achieved by reducing the size of high pixel images, through catching, with good hosting services, etc. Also, it is not recommended to make your site faster at the cost of quality, you will have to find a balance between the two. 

Add Filters

Different users are looking for a different thing and they must be able to find it easily. This can be achieved by using filters in the search option to help them look for what they want. 

Be Original And Brief With The Description

Apart from the images, the only thing the users look at, in order to get an idea of what they are getting themselves into is the real estate description. So make sure that your web app has a clear, brief and most importantly original description content.  

Author Bio:-

Merry Waren is a Marketing Manager at AIS Technolabs which is Web design and Development Company, helping global businesses to grow by Node Js Development Services. I would love to share thoughts on real estate app development and Game Design Development etc.

 

Real Estate App Development: Must Have Features and Cost Estimation

By Guest Contributor on February 21, 2019

Real estate apps make the hectic task of searching for houses and properties fairly easy. But for the success of any real estate, it must be loaded with some essential feature. In this episode, I am going to tell you some of the must-have features of a modern real estate app which make it a huge hit. So let’s start.

Essential features of a Real Estate App

Customization

A customization app is much more like by users. This is because a user can change the look and feel of the app interface the way they like. It doesn’t matter how easy and well designed the interface of your app is. It is the customization feature which always makes it better. In customization, you can allow the user to change the colour, font size, etc. Therefore make sure you add this feature to your app.

Map

A map is another extremely important feature for a real estate app. A map makes things a lot easier as the user can easily find listed properties. With map feature, anyone can easily find the houses or flats they are interested to purchase. In order to add the map feature, you can take the help of Google map and navigation.

List

List feature makes searching for the desired property really easy. I mean viewing desired properties in the list makes the property hunting very efficient. Overall this is something which you just can’t miss.

Saving

Saving is another great feature which is very beneficial for the users. Saving feature allows the users to save their favourite properties in a separate list which can be referred to later. A user can click on the save button while searching for properties in a list. This saves that particular house or property in the favourite tab. Many real estate apps are adding a heart button for this task.

Push notification

Push notification is a crucial part of the entire modern app and it is a great idea to implement this in your real estate app as well. Push notification keeps the users informed and updated with the latest happenings. This option also allows you to inform the users about the latest deals and discounts.

Lead Generations

Lead generation may not be of any use to the clients, but it is a great feature for agents and brokers. Thus you can add this to your app and can make it better.

Cost estimation

Now let’s talk about the estimated cost of real estate app development. First of all for developing any mobile app you need to hire a team of app developers who will help you design a great app which performs better than your expectations. A professional app development team charges a really high price.

For adding maps and navigation feature, you need to take the help of Google Maps. Then there are several other charges. Now coming to estimated figures real estate app development can cost you anywhere between $1500 to $2500. The cost of app development largely depends on your location.

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