SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Realtor.com® today announced Sign SnapTM and Street PeekTM, two new patent-pending features on the realtor.com® Android real estate app that use image recognition technologies and augmented reality to deliver property details and price data with just a few taps. The realtor.com® app serves the rapidly growing community of consumers who search for the home of their dreams on the go. Realtor.com®, a leading provider of online real estate services, is operated by News Corp [NASDAQ: NWS, NWSA]; [ASX: NWS, NWSLV] subsidiary Move, Inc.
The Sign SnapTM feature, available today, uses image recognition technologies, as well as the smartphone's camera and GPS capabilities. Users can snap a photo of a real estate for-sale or for-rent sign they happen to be near and the Sign SnapTM feature will search the entire realtor.com® property database, the most comprehensive inventory of for-sale listings among competing national sites, to locate such realtor.com® property. They can view related information for that property such as photos, property details, price data, open house dates and more. Users can share desired listings with family and friends via email, text message and social media.
This spring 2017, realtor.com® plans to roll out its Street PeekTM feature, which lets users pan a neighborhood street and, via augmented reality capabilities, instantaneously surfaces property details about homes on that street and in the realtor.com® database whether or not they are for sale. Simply frame a home or group of homes with the smartphone's camera and experience a real world view of the environment with information overlays from the realtor.com® database. Information such as the listing or rental price, the recently sold price, estimated value, and the number of bedrooms and bathrooms will be available on the framed properties. Users can tilt the screen to view a map of the neighborhood and access additional perspective on what's nearby, or tap the displayed info card to obtain more details. Filtering options let users locate specific property types, and users will be able to search their history of street photos and listings previously viewed.
"Finding the perfect home can be a stressful experience. That's why we are continuing to optimize our mobile experience with first-to-market features that support consumers throughout the home buying process, making it as simple and stress-free as possible," said Nate Johnson, realtor.com® chief marketing officer. "In a market where actionable information can make all the difference between landing a dream home or losing it, we are empowering consumers with an app that provides quick, accessible property information in the palm of their hands."
The Sign SnapTM equipped realtor.com® app for Android can be downloaded from the Google Play Store here. Additional features, including Street PeekTM, are scheduled to be available on Android in spring 2017, and iOS availability is scheduled to follow. Both Sign SnapTM and Street PeekTM are patent-pending features of the realtor.com® Android real estate app.
Realtor.com® is the trusted resource for home buyers, sellers and dreamers, offering the most comprehensive source of for-sale properties, among competing national sites, and the information, tools and professional expertise to help people move confidently through every step of their home journey. It pioneered the world of digital real estate 20 years ago, and today helps make all things home simple, efficient and enjoyable. Realtor.com® is operated by News Corp [NASDAQ: NWS, NWSA] [ASX: NWS, NWSLV] subsidiary Move, Inc. under a perpetual license from the National Association of REALTORS®. For more information, visit realtor.com®.
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