Redfin Android App, Real Estate Search
The Redfin Android app is an MLS-powered real estate search juggernaut, providing the same details agents have access to.
- Version: 1.0.2
- Size: 1.40MB (apps2SD enabled)
- Category: Lifestyle
- Price: Free
The Redfin Android app is currently only available for certain locations like Southern California, the Chicago area, and Washington D.C., so make sure to check out the full list in the app description before installing it.
The app’s homescreen offers you the option to quickly search for nearby open houses or nearby homes for sale. At the top, a selection of the nearest homes for sale will be displayed with their basic information (e.g. address, beds/baths/sq.ft, price, and a main photo). You can swipe through these listings for a brief idea of what’s on the market in your neighborhood.
For a more advanced search, click the “Find Homes for Sale” search button to adjust search parameters that define exactly what you’re looking for. These choices include property type (e.g. house, condo, townhouse), price range, # beds, # baths, year built, square footage, lot size, days on Redfin, and current status. Additionally, there are two check-boxes to completely narrow down the search results to only include properties with open houses or to exclude all short sales. Then, either manually type in a location or use the GPS icon to have the app find you.
The search results map is one of the best features of this Android app. Houses that fit your criteria are initially grouped into clusters, which is extremely useful since oftentimes numerous listings fall right on top of one another making browsing a chore. Tap a cluster to zoom into that area and view the individual properties included there. Then you can tap each individually to see a preview of its details. If what you see is intriguing, click on it for a full listing. In addition to the basic details, you can view all images, property description, history, listing agent, and more. If you plan on using the Redfin Android app for your house-hunting needs, utilize the favorite/x-out buttons to save properties you like and remove those you don’t. You’ll also want to sign-up or sign-in to your Redfin account to view the complete MLS listing information.
- Powerful search of MLS real estate listings
- Search results displayed on map in easy-to-manage clusters
- Integration with Google Maps for on-the-go navigation
- Full listing details, e.g. photos, price, sq. ft., #beds/baths, etc.
- Synchronization with the Redfin website
Areas for improvement:
- Option to search for properties that have had a recent price change
- Ability to save specific searches
Conclusion: A real estate searching powerhouse, the Redfin Android app offers an elegant interface, extensive search criteria/filters, and handy mapping/navigation options for official MLS listed properties.
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