RISMEDIA, June 30, 2009-One of the most popular mobile real estate applications available on virtually every cell phone has extended its reach to Google’s Android operating system. Smarter Agent, one of the largest mobile real estate portals, announced that it has continued its reign as one of the only developers with a property search application available on all devices.
Real Estate by Smarter Agent is a free application on the Android.
According to the company, Smarter Agent’s Real Estate application is one of the most robust uses of the Android operating system within the real estate vertical. It’s a power tool for anyone interested in accurate, up to date, and comprehensive real estate information.
According to the company, Real Estate by Smarter Agent features three location-aware (including GPS-triggered) real estate searches in one easy-to-use application.
Search options include:
– Homes for Sale
– Recently Sold Homes
– Apartments for Rent
– Homes for Sale lets users search every public MLS listing in over 300 markets, more than any other real estate application on the market. With Recently Sold Homes, consumers can see the prices of homes sold within the last three years, and Apartments for Rent offers a growing list of apartments from top Web sites like apartments.com.
All three search options use Smarter Agent’s patented property search technology to pinpoint the user’s location and find available apartments and property listings in the immediate area with the touch of a button. Consumers can also search by address, community name, city or zip code.
Search results reveal:
• Square footage
• Estimated mortgage
• Interior and exterior features
• Interactive map
Smarter Agent says that it is also the only developer that brands its application to agents and brokers via its revolutionary mobile platform the result of over $15 million in R&D. A branded application displays the broker’s or agent’s name and logo and can be distributed to an unlimited number of clients. Via MLS IDX feeds, consumers search all listings in the MLS, not just their agent’s listings. The “Call to See” button within the application will connect the user to the agent who provided the branded app, regardless of who listed the property.
The real estate industry is getting behind Smarter Agent, says the company. Already, Smarter Agent has 500,000 agents under its affinity agreements with Prudential, Keller Williams, CENTURY 21, Coldwell Banker, ERA, Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate and Realty Executives. Several MLS’s also are beginning to partner with Smarter Agent in order to extend their reach into mobile.
Android download instructions: Go to Android Market, select Search and enter Smarter Agent. Select ‘Real Estate by Smarter Agent’ and then select Install at the bottom of the screen. You can also text G1 to 87778 for download instructions.
Smarter Agent can also be downloaded from:
– A consumer’s cell phone via the carrier’s application store, or from application stores maintained by iPhone, Android, and BlackBerry.
– A broker’s or agent’s website if they subscribe to Smarter Agent and have a branded application.
For more information, visit www.smarteragent.com.