24 Jun Mobile Phone Real Estate Applications Are On The Rise

A customer looks at an iPhone 4 at the Apple Store 5th Avenue in New York June 24, 2010. People lined up hours in advance hoping to snag one of the limited quantity slated for retail sale only. AT&T will begin selling the iPhone 4 at retail on June 29, on a first-come first-served basis. REUTERS/Eric Thayer (UNITED STATES - Tags: BUSINESS SCI TECH)

The iPhone real estate application craze is in full effect. There are 20+ apps in the Apple App Store and a lot of them have been developed from some of the biggest names in the real estate industry. For example, Realtor.com, Zillow, and Homes.com all have iPhone apps available for download.

Each application is similar but each also has its own special features not shared by others. Inman.com has a great article with a round up of the top 16 and their descriptions. They ranked the apps based on TopAppCharts.com rankings. If you want to learn more about these apps read the article here.

I will refrain from describing each one and instead talk more about the relevance of the growing number of mobile real estate applications or tools.

The mobile knowledge consumption, communication, and real-time update trends have been taken seriously in my office and businesses across the country. What we are seeing now is the fruition of these trend predictions. I think from here on out we should drop the word trend when it comes to talking about mobile applications and their usefulness in real estate marketing. The number of emerging apps, the overwhelmingly warm reception of the iPad, and the fact that the new iPhone sold out in hours last week all point to a firm change in how homebuyers are searching for homes or at least desire to. All of these points serve as strong indications of the permanent mobile changes within the industry.

I advise you to take these changes seriously. When the housing market does make its comeback, we all know how buyers will be searching for homes. Don’t make the mistake of ignoring the power of mobile.

Sibet B Freides