EMERYVILLE, Calif., March 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ZipRealty, Inc. (http://www.ziprealty.com) (ZIPR), a leading online residential real estate brokerage and provider of technology and marketing solutions, is one of the apps now available in the Find the Perfect Home app collection in the iTunes Store. According to Apple, these featured home-buying apps allow consumers to "quickly scan listings, research properties and neighborhoods, calculate mortgages, and pick a good real estate agent. Whether you want to rent or buy, these terrific tools will help you land in a house, condo, or apartment that's right for you."
Of all the apps in the Find the Perfect Home collection, ZipRealty is the only app with patented StreetScan™ technology or augmented reality. StreetScan allows consumers to peer through their iPhone camera while walking or driving through a neighborhood to see which properties are for sale, how much those homes cost and which properties recently sold. "StreetScan™ allows you to visually assess the surrounding neighborhood to see what's for sale, with no need to set filters like price points or number of bedrooms," according to Mark Silva, Director of Mobile Development for ZipRealty.
The popular four-star app updates listing data an average of every two minutes, so that home buyers will always see the most recent listings, and never see homes that have already been sold. Other real estate apps show over 15% of sold listings as "for sale," when they are actually off the market. The app also directly connects home buyers to ZipRealty agents who are ready at a screen tap to show them homes for sale.
In early March, ZipRealty released upgrades to its iOS app, including:
- The ability to view school district boundaries, with Schools Scores prominently featured on the map. Schools Scores are proprietary rankings created by ZipRealty that measure a school or school district's performance from 1 to 10, with 10 being the best.
- New map boundaries that allow users to search for homes on the map by neighborhood, zip code and school district.
- Improved functionality of its Ask a Question/Request Visit Forms, making it easier than ever to contact a real estate agent. Simply tap the Ask button at the bottom of the screen or the orange Visit Home button at the bottom right-hand side of the screen.
About ZipRealty, Inc.
ZipRealty is a leading national real estate brokerage and provider of proprietary technology and comprehensive online marketing tools for the residential real estate brokerage industry. For home buyers and sellers who increasingly want control, choice and a seamless, customized service, ZipRealty offers Internet-enabled, state-of-the-art technology and complete access to accurate, timely information via their website and mobile applications, which real estate professionals can combine with their own local knowledge and personal expertise to offer an exceptional start-to-finish client experience. For real estate professionals who seek more productive ways to conduct business, ZipRealty provides technology and online marketing tools to enhance their online sales channel, including lead generation, conversion and service of their clients. ZipRealty's technology and online marketing products serve its full-service, owned-and-operated residential real estate brokerage business in 19 markets nationwide, as well as its Powered by Zip network of leading third-party local brokerages in 20 markets.
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