Top Mobile Apps to Streamline Buying, Selling, and Relocating

Posted on: February 1, 2018

Buying and selling homes can be stressful, especially if you’re in the midst of planning a cross-country move. Regardless of your plans, it’s possible to streamline the process by relying on technology for extra insight. Here, we’ve compiled a few of our favorite mobile apps to help make your move as stress-free as possible.

Doorsteps Swipe 

If you’re already working with a realtor, you’re probably feeling eager to step up the home search. Life is busy, and you may not have enough time to scroll through dozens of homes for sale. To simplify the process and help your realtor get a feel for what you like, check out the Doorsteps Swipe app. Doorsteps Swipe allows home hunters to swipe left or right to like or decline a property for sale.


Whether you’re buying or selling, Homesnap will probably be a helpful addition to your app collection. Everything you need to know about buying or selling can be found here—detailed listings, a custom news feed, and property history. If you’re hoping to keep things streamlined (and avoid downloading too many apps), Homesnap could be a simple solution.


If you’re looking for ways to add value to your home before selling or after moving in, take a look at the Houzz virtual remodeling app. With this handy tool, you can peruse through gorgeous photos to experiment with different paint colors and new room additions.


Can’t decide which city would suit you best? Teleport is here to help. This site and accompanying app provide an in-depth look into a variety of cities, so you can evaluate the factors that are most important to you. From cost of living to the strength of the job market, Teleport offers a comprehensive overview of the cities you’re considering.


Redfin’s app is a must-have for buyers, and it’s available for both iOS and Android users. Unlike other real estate sites, Redfin pulls its listings directly from MLS, and the database is updated every 15 to 30 minutes. In addition to the listings and open house alerts, users have the option to send their favorite homes to their realtor.


Once you’ve found a new home, it’s time to start planning the move. Moving can be a huge hassle, especially if you’re re-locating more than a few miles away. If you’d like to avoid the stress of packing alone, check out the Unpakt app. From your mobile device, you’ll have access to everything you need to make your move a seamless process. Instead of having to call around for quotes, you can simply compare rates online and set up an appointment with the best option.

While apps can significantly reduce the complicated nature of searching for a home, they can’t replace the expertise of a seasoned realtor. When you’re ready to sell your property or find your next home, our team is here to help. To get in touch, please fill out an appointment request online, or call us at 206.465.7215.

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