Digital Apps to Help with Your Portland Real Estate Search

by | Apr 23, 2014 | Buyer Tips

Mobile devices have joined desktop computers in helping us search for Portland real estate.  Below are the top apps for your Android, iPhone or iPad:

  1. Trulia Real Estate for iPads. Designed specifically for iPad, Trulia HD makes finding your next home easy and fun.  Search for Portland real estate for sale or rent with full-screen interactive maps, neighborhood-specific details, high-resolution photos, and more.  The location specific Market Trends and Hyper Local Neighborhood Data are what sets Trulia apart.
  2. Zillow Real Estate.  Find home values, Rent Zestimates, homes for sale, homes for rent and more as you walk or drive through neighborhoods using the Zillow iPhone App or Zillow Android app featuring built-in GPS technology.  Easily see how the values of the neighborhood compare to the home being evaluated.
  3. Realtor.com.  It is possible to find your dream home without surprises and heartbreak.  Trust the official REALTOR.com® app for your iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch – the most accurate and most up-to-date real estate mobile search experience.
  4. Homes.com.  Did you ever wish you had your own guide to assist you in your real estate decisions?  This app from Homes.com contains a custom location tracker that keeps track of locations that are important to you.  It also allows you to search by a quick keyword like “mancave” or “theater room”.

All Apps Not Created Equal

The biggest issues with Non-MLS integrated Search Portals is inferior data.  About 20-30% of the homes on the market do not display on these apps (accept Realtor.com).  If you prefer to have a professional do the searching for your Portland real estate, I’ll learn your preferences and sift through listings every day.  Emailing only the best suited listings to your needs.  That way your inbox isn’t filled with junk listings.

Urbanvue.com is Mobile Responsive, so without downloading an app you can search all listings from any device.  The layout is clean and fluid!