RISMEDIA, March 19, 2010—Leading online real estate brokerage ZipRealty released a version of its popular mobile house-hunting application for Android-based phones.
According to the company, house hunters can use the Android application, similar to the already well-received iPhone and iPod Touch version, to search for actively-listed ‘for sale’ homes and view property photos of each listing in more than 4,000 U.S. cities and neighborhoods nationally.
The application displays search results on Google Maps, including homes currently on the market, as well as a comprehensive list of recently sold homes with sale prices. Android app users can also view search results through Google’s Street View option, which gives a home buyer a “drive up” feel for each property. The application also provides access to third-party home value estimates and access to a local ZipRealty agent with one click.
“The release of our real estate application for Android-based phones reinforces our commitment to providing home shoppers with ‘for sale’ home information on whatever mobile device they use,” said Myron Lo, Vice President of Innovation at ZipRealty. “Our iPhone app has been downloaded already more than 125,000 times, and we’re confident that prospective home buyers using Android-based phones will enjoy having this vital information about homes and neighborhoods at their fingertips.”
Home buyers who use Android-based phones also have mobile access to their ZipRealty.com accounts, allowing them to search for homes on-the-go and view full information on Multiple Listing Service (MLS)-listed homes. Clients can also begin new geo-targeted searches for homes that meet their unique home-buying criteria like price range, number of bedrooms or bathrooms, and property type.
The application is free and easily available by searching for ZipRealty in the Android Market store (www.android.com/market). The minimum operating system users will need to run this application is Android OS 1.5.
For more information, visit www.ziprealty.com.