We spent yet another weekend house hunting. Whilst at home we spend our evenings narrowing down an area we want to look round and make sure we can afford. Then we like to bookmark a couple of houses to look at when we’re out and about.
There are a couple of apps we usually use on our iPhones and iPad as there are a growing number of apps available. Last weekend we used the new free FindaProperty.com property search app for the iPad, which provides a convenient search tool for those looking to buy, rent, let, sell or simply browse homes on the move.
It has many of the features you would expect such as full property information including asking prices, number of bedrooms, screen photos and pinch-enabled floor plans. The app also allows users to save and forward details of favourite properties and contact estate agents directly.
Utilising the iPad’s GPS functionality, the FindaProperty.com search app also enables browsers to identify and review properties near-by, before mapping a route to reach them for a viewing.
We found the app simple to use but there were a couple of issues. The most important is that you can’t login to your account on the app so can’t see searches you have saved at home when you’re out. This was quite frustrating and something I hope will get fixed in the next upgrade.
The other niggle we had was that the graphics weren’t optimised for the iPad 3. My husband is a complete geek so we always have the latest versions of Apple products but I know this isn’t the case for everyone. However, it would be good if the images looked as good as they could do.
The FindaProperty.com app is available from the iTunes store.
Disclosure – I was compensated for reviewing this app but all thoughts are my own.