“Trulia, one of the Web’s most visited home listing sites, on Aug. 25 is introducing a tool available on Apple’s iPhone that can locate all the listings and open houses in a user’s vicinity,” Prashant Gopal reports for BusinessWeek.
“The free software application uses navigation technology to summon data and displays the results on an interactive map. It lets users call up such information as price, photos, square footage, and number of bedrooms. Another tap of the screen sends a call or e-mail directly to the listing agent. ‘It’s all about convenience,’ says Trulia CEO Pete Flint,” Gopal reports.
“Trulia, which boasts information for 70% to 80% of the properties on the multiple-listing service database of real estate listings, will be the biggest listing site with an iPhone application. But it’s hardly alone. FrontDoor.com says it will introduce an iPhone application later this year that not only searches nearby listings, but also integrates video and information about what it’s like to live in a given neighborhood,” Gopal reports.
“Greg Swann, a broker for BloodhoundRealty.com in Phoenix, says that while the Trulia application may undermine the role of buyers’ agents, it will probably be a boon to sellers’ agents and customers,” Gopal reports.
More in the full article here.
Trulia Real Estate Search (free) via Apple iTunes’ App Store here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Carl H.” for the heads up.]