SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Realtor.com®, a leading online real estate destination operated by News Corp [NASDAQ: NWS, NWSA]; [ASX: NWS, NWSLV] subsidiary Move, Inc., today introduced an extensive update to its iOS app that matches how home buyers search for homes – on the go. The enhanced realtor.com® app gives buyers quick and easy access to the most accurate set of property listings by combining the search features of the realtor.com® app with the popular user interface and functionality of the realtor.com® Express app.
The new, highly intuitive interface immediately displays the map view of the user's location and pins for all the homes for sale in the surrounding area. Property details are organized into expandable sections that display more details with a quick tap. Buyers can view larger home photos and search for properties using the iOS9 3D Flyover feature. They can also view local amenities like restaurants, shops and financial institutions around each home and share listings over numerous channels, including SMS, email, Facebook, WhatsApp, Pinterest and Instagram – within the app.
"Simplifying our app experience gives buyers more on the go access to the most accurate listings database available in the industry," said Tapan Bhat, chief product officer for realtor.com®. "The app's highly organized design allows buyers to expand and minimize property details to view what they are most interested in. We expect this to have a big impact on how people find their dream home."
The new realtor.com® app combines the best of the Express app and original realtor.com® app to offer home buyers a more streamlined search functionality with access to all their favorite property and search tools. Its consumer centric experience was driven by user feedback. Buyers can click pins to see more information about a listing or select the pencil to draw search parameters on the map. To search for homes outside their immediate area, consumers simply click the magnifying glass icon in the top right corner. Listings can be filtered and searches can be saved using the buttons at the bottom of the search results page.
To view details about a specific home, such as the property description, square footage, or schools in the surrounding area, users simply tap the photo of the home. Selecting the map icon allows consumers to view the home on a map via 3D Flyover or satellite view.
To download the upgraded version of the realtor.com® app, please visit: http://www.realtor.com/mobile.
As part of the update the Express version of the realtor.com® app has been discontinued.
About Move, Inc. and realtor.com®
Move, Inc. operates the realtor.com® website and mobile experiences, which provide buyers, sellers and renters of homes with the information, tools and professional expertise they need to discover and create their perfect home. News Corp [NASDAQ: NWS, NWSA] [ASX: NWS, NWSLV] acquired Move in November 2014, and realtor.com® quickly established itself as the fastest growing online real estate service provider as measured by comScore.
As the official website of the National Association of REALTORS®, consumers know they can look to realtor.com® for the most comprehensive and accurate information anytime, anywhere. With relationships with nearly every multiple listing services (MLS) in the country, realtor.com® has more than 3 million for-sale listings, which account for more than 97 percent of all MLS-listed for-sale properties. More than 90 percent of the listings are updated every 15 minutes. Move's network of websites provides consumers a wealth of innovative tools, including Doorsteps®, Moving.com™, SeniorHousingNet℠ and others. Move supports real estate professionals by providing many services to grow their businesses in an increasing digital, on-demand world, including ListHub™, the nation's leading listing syndicator and centralized intelligence platform for the real estate industry; TigerLead®; Top Producer® Systems; and FiveStreet℠ and Reesio as well as many free services.
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Lexie Puckett Holbert