We love when a zombie app rises from the dead. Today we’ve got the official Realtor.com app for Windows Phone doing just that. Zombie app? It’s a word we just made up for apps that haven’t been updated in years, but then out of nowhere get a big update. That’s what happened with Realtor.com for Windows Phone. Let’s check it out!
Head into the Windows Phone Store and you’ll see Realtor.com (realtor.com) sitting at version 1.0. How is this an update if it’s at version 1.0? Well you’ll notice that the app has the ‘Made for Windows Phone and Windows PCs’ badge, which means this is a Universal Windows app. We’re guessing the app was completely rewritten and will be showing up shortly in the Windows Store as well.
The app is officially called ‘Real Estate Search by Realtor.com’ in the Windows Phone Store, but we’re just going to keep calling it the official Realtor.com app for brevity’s sake. We’re looking at a redesigned app with the following features 90% of listings updated every 15 minutes. All the rest updated at least once a day.
- Quickly swipe to see rich and detailed photos of real estate properties, apartments for rent and homes for rent that interest you.
- Property listing details now include property tax, sales history and more school information including ratings for each house.
- Draw your own custom search area right on the Bing map
- Add open houses directly to your calendar from the listing (open house search is started from the Home screen)
- Search nearby homes for sale, open homes, recently sold homes, apartments for rent, and houses for rent all from the photocentric and data-filled home screen
- Filter out pending listings from your search.
- Pin your search to the Win8 start screen
- Sign-in to save searches and listings. Access them again on your mobile phone, tablet, PC or at www.realtor.com.
- Don’t forget to pin the application to the start screen in order to launch the app quickly and to view local market statistics right from the tile!
Realtor.com is one of the largest websites for finding your next pad. Whether you’re looking for your first house or rental, Realtor.com can handle it. We’re stoked to see the app get some love on Windows Phone and can’t wait to see the Windows 8 version.
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