Realtor Dot Com for the iPhone

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Real Estate Agent with Realty Executives - Phoenix AZ

Just released today, the new Realtor.com app for the iPhone seems like a sure hit! It is elegant, yet simple. Designed for Realtors, it answers the question buyers often ask - "how much is THAT one?" when out seeing homes... It is updated every 15 minutes, although I wonder about the latency between a listing being entered and being uploaded to R.com servers (that in the past has sometimes taken 12+ hours). And the best part? Like many very cool apps, it's FREE. I would guess that many non-Realtors will download it, so it was good to see the agent info prominently displayed with each listing, including single click-to-call functionality. I like Near Buy, but I believe I'll like this even better!

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Rainmaker
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C. Lloyd McKenzie
Albuquerque, NM
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Hey Patrick, thanks for sharing..I'll be visiting Realtor .Com to get mine! 

Jan 12, 2010 03:52 PM #1
Rainer
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Patrick Harfst
Realty Executives - Phoenix AZ - Gilbert, AZ

C Lloyd - Happy to help! I bet you like it!

Jan 12, 2010 03:57 PM #2
Rainer
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John Spytek
Century 21 Advantage - Waterloo, IL

I'll have to check it out.  The mobile market sure is saturated.  Will be interesting to see if any site does a better job than others within the mobile market.  I have an app, but have not been pleased with the results.  It's neat idea, displays all the homes, then no matter what listing it is, when the user clicks to talk to an agent you get the call.  So far, no calls.

I'll be comparing realtor.com's app to zillow and home.com

Jan 12, 2010 04:13 PM #3
Rainmaker
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Sam Miller
RE/MAX Stars Realty - Howard, OH
Knox County Ohio Real Estate Specialist

Realtor.com coming to the iPhone is interesting.  I am going to pick it up at the App Store and see how well it works.  I am hoping it is not covered with vendor advertising.

Jan 12, 2010 10:52 PM #4
Rainmaker
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Sam Miller
RE/MAX Stars Realty - Howard, OH
Knox County Ohio Real Estate Specialist

There must still be some bugs with the REALTOR.com app because many of the homes are being listed on the app with 0 Baths.  I double checked some of my personal listings and one of my listings with 4.5 baths shows ZERO baths.  Looks like REALTOR.com needs some fine tuning. 

Jan 12, 2010 10:56 PM #5
Rainmaker
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Sam Miller
RE/MAX Stars Realty - Howard, OH
Knox County Ohio Real Estate Specialist

Another flaw in their system is in the price search.  It won't be very clear for some consumers how they can search for homes that are priced below $100,000. The trick is to select "ANY" as the bottom price and $100,000 as the top price.  My initial thought was that any price would give me all the listings but it appears to be any price below the maximum.  

Jan 12, 2010 11:02 PM #6
Rainer
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Patrick Harfst
Realty Executives - Phoenix AZ - Gilbert, AZ

Hi Sam - You are correct... as with everything else from R.com, some tweaking is needed. Let's hope they are listening!

Jan 12, 2010 11:44 PM #7
Rainmaker
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Terri Adams-Scott
J. Rockcliff, REALTORS - Walnut Creek, CA
Realtor, Walnut Creek CA Real Estate

Sounds like another good app for the consumer.  I've downloaded many of the Real Estate, iPhone apps and nothing can beat our local, wireless, MLS mobile app (Paragon).  When I'm out in the field with my clients, I have the ability to log in to our MLS and get all the current details about the home.  It's free to the agents and I couldn't imagine leaving home without it! 

Jan 13, 2010 12:26 AM #8
Rainer
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Marcia Hawken
WILLIAM RAVEIS - Naples, FL
Naples Luxury Specialist

I need to get up to speed on these apps.  I am using my i-phone more and more but have not even scratched the surface! Thanks for the heads up .

Jan 30, 2010 12:55 AM #9
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