If you have decided to move to a new house but don’t know where to start, you may consider searching for houses using estate agent shop displays.
But there’s another way: property apps can help you look for a property using the power of the internet. There are many property apps available that can help you find your ideal property from the comfort of your living room. The app market can help you save time and fast-track all areas of the property buying, letting and maintenance processes.
Best Property Apps
Here’s Prideview’s guide to the advantages and disadvantages of the top apps on the market, so you can choose the one to help you the most.
With over a million properties for sale or to rent all over England, Scotland and Wales, the Rightmove app is a great tool to help you find your next home. With this app you can create instant alerts for your favourite searches, sync your browsing activity easily across all your devices and receive photos and floorplans to help you really get a feel for each property.
The app also lists school catchment and performance information for each property and you can also view the sold price history of over 26 million UK properties. If you’re looking to buy, sell, rent or let a property, the Rightmove app should be your first port of call.
The Zoopla app provides one of the most comprehensive ways to search houses for sale and rent in the UK. With thousands of listings, the app personalises your property search for everyday ease-of-use. You can search houses on sale, rent a house or check house prices and contact estate agents, enabling you to make the smarter property choice.
This property search app is a simple way to search for the latest homes as soon as they come on the UK property market. It offers hundreds of thousands of houses and flats for sale or to rent, at all price points.
Every property investor worth their salt should be aware of Primelocation. It is a great way to research areas for potential investment, purchasing and renting out to tenants, plus keeping up with market news and legislation and updates on opportunities.
The new Nestoria Property App is available in more than 40 countries and 15 languages. You can find a house, loft or apartment in London, Madrid, New York, Delhi, Mexico City, Sao Paulo or just about any part of the world. There are millions of properties for you to look through in Nestoria Homes both if you want to buy or rent a house, flat, bungalow, terraced house, apartment, commercial property or just about any property you can conceive of.
The Android app prides itself on customer service and has been rated in the top 1% of UK Estate Agents by AllAgents.co.uk.
It allows clients to search through all available listings, filter based on precise criteria, view high-quality images and access various other features in order to request a valuation, arrange a viewing and get in touch with the company’s property consultants.
The Mitula Homes app offers thousands of listings for flats, houses, apartments, attics and chalets, to name a few. If you search for a house for sale or rent you can filter your results by date of listing, and important criteria such as location, price, number of square meters, number of rooms and bathrooms.
Alternative Apps To Help Property Investors
If you haven’t upgraded from Microsoft Office to Office 365 by now, then it’s worth doing. The app is accessible from anywhere and provides perfect coordination with the more well-known Microsoft Office programmes.
Office 365 saves documents to the cloud by default and enables you to broadcast PowerPoint presentations and simplify collaborations with the option of creating a password-protected online portal. You are also guaranteed a consistent experience across all devices.
iAuditor bills itself as a safety auditing app but it can be used to generate just about any kind of audit report that a property investor is likely to need. It essentially lets you tailor audits in any way you choose, from any place, at any moment, and produce analytics in real time.
There are numerous options to customise the fields using arrows, diagrams and sketches to help standardise your audits, making it a highly flexible and useful too. Not surprising Emirates, Volvo and Hilton Worldwide are users of the app then.
This well-established app provides a directory of recommended and trusted tradesmen who have been vetted and monitored and meet certain standards of trading.
It would particularly help buy to let property investors find suitable contractors for reasonable prices. The review system provides a reliable guide of the quality of member services. Checkatrade is a completely free service, and you can see the tradespeople's contact information straight away. You can search for tradespeople who work near you from anywhere in the UK, from Caithness to Cornwall.
This productivity app allows you to keep track of projects both large and small and organise your tasks and to-do lists. It facilitates team collaboration and helps you to see information at a glance as well as in detail.
If you’d like greater control over your thermostat from a distance, then this app is for you. Using sensors and algorithms, Nest can alert you to when a property becomes too hot or too cold, or you can programme the heating to work at certain times remotely. You can also sync it to security cameras and local alarms.
This accounting app allows property investors to manage bank accounts, check transfers, and get a precise view on their finances from wherever they are.
This mobile CRM app monitors your pipeline remotely, allows you to take notes and create emails and calls on the go, linking them to the relevant deal as soon as they are created.
A heavyweight project management app to prioritise tasks and keep track of large-scale projects, or when you have numerous tasks underway that require close monitoring and have tight deadlines.
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