HomeFinder.com Releases Android™ App Built On Consumer Feedback
Offers homebuyers fast, easy to use map-interface and automatic syncing from app to desktop
CHICAGO, July 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- HomeFinder.com, a leading real estate search site and provider of digital marketing solutions for real estate agents, announces the official release of its HomeFinder.com Real Estate Android™ app. The free mobile app was designed based on homebuyer testing and feedback, to provide the most efficient means to home search on the go.
HomeFinder.com's first mobile Android™ app provides consumers on-the-go access to the site's millions of home listings. With easy-to-use maps and advanced GPS functionality, homebuyers can narrowly hone in on their exact location or refine the search to anywhere in the U.S.
Abundant search filters allow for hyper-individualized home hunting. The revolutionary automatic syncing between the app and a computer or tablet eliminates the need to conduct the same search twice, saving the homebuyer time and avoiding confusion.
"At HomeFinder.com, we understand that home buying is becoming an increasingly mobile experience," said Doug Breaker, President & CEO, HomeFinder.com. "We listened to consumers and built an app that effectively allows comprehensive geolocation searches through a clean platform that is well integrated with unparalleled desktop integration."
The HomeFinder.com Real Estate Android ™ app lets homebuyers:
- Use GPS to find nearby homes for sale, rentals and open houses
- Stand in front of a house for sale to instantly access property details and full screen interior photos through advanced geolocation capabilities
- Customize their home search with advanced search options
- Automatically access favorite homes, searches and notes from their Android™ mobile device to their computer or tablet
- Keep track of which listings have been saved, viewed, and not yet viewed via the map feature
- View monthly mortgage estimates for every listing
- Access Realtor contact information for every listing
- Share homes of interest via text message, email or social media
- Access driving directions using Google Maps
The HomeFinder.com Real Estate app was built in 2.2 Froyo, accommodating every subsequent Android™ platform update since May 2010. HomeFinder.com released the app in limited beta testing in early June 2012. According to Shannon Cullins, Vice President of Product Development, "The response was overwhelmingly positive. Our beta users have told us that not only can they search homes easily and quickly, but it's the best they've ever seen!"
Beginning today, homebuyers can download the free HomeFinder.com Real Estate Android™ app from Google Play. HomeFinder.com's Android™ app is HomeFinder.com's second free app on the market; its previously released iPhone app is available in the iTunes Store. More information is available at www.homefinder.com/apps.
HomeFinder.com is one of the fastest growing real estate websites in the U.S. attracting more than 3 million monthly home shoppers with more than 4 million property listings. HomeFinder.com provides simple and effective online advertising solutions such as Single Property Websites and enhanced listings to 20,000 agents, brokers and builders. HomeFinder.com has the combined strength and resources of a nationally branded site and a network of 370 real estate sites across America. HomeFinder.com is owned jointly by three leading media companies, Gannett Co. Inc. (NYSE: GCI), The McClatchy Co. (NYSE: MNI) and Tribune Co., and is an affiliated company of Classified Ventures, LLC, which owns and operates three leading online businesses: Apartments.com, Cars.com and HomeGain.com.
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