Making the decision to buy a home is never an easy one, especially if it is your first time. Once you have decided to start looking for the home of your dreams, it can be difficult to know where to start. Thankfully, The Cheney Groups real estate team is here to answer any questions you may have and help you throughout every step of the process. While our Frisco Realtors are a wonderful resource and the best option when it comes to finding the best home for you – and at the right price – technology can also make your search a little easier. These days, there are tons of helpful apps that are designed to make the homebuying process even more accessible. From searching local listings to calculating mortgage costs, learning what schools are in the area, and finding out what businesses are nearby, there is a lot you can learn from real estate apps these days. Because it is our intention to ensure you have the best possible home buying experience, we thought it would be helpful to look at some of the top real estate apps for homebuyers in Frisco. When used in conjunction with The Cheney Group’s incredibly talented and connected real estate team, you will undoubtedly be setting yourself up for home buying success!
Now, here is a look at some of our favorite real estate apps. If you have experience with any others that you think are worth mentioning, please feel free to comment below:
While this is perhaps the most well-known real estate app, it is still worth mentioning. Zillow has the largest inventory of properties and it incredibly user-friendly, especially when it comes to sorting listings by certain features or criteria. One of the best aspects of Zillow is the app’s “Zestimates” feature, which allows potential homebuyers to see how much a given property is worth currently as well as what its value was estimated at in the past. This is a great tool when looking for a home in a specific neighborhood, as you will be able to see how the community has changed over the years.
A free app available for both iOS and Android devices, Homesnap allows you to take a picture of any home in the U.S. and receive instant property details, including home values, sale history, specs, taxes, lot boundaries, information on local schools, similar listings, and much more. Furthermore, if the home is currently on the market, you may have the option to see pictures of the inside.
A lesser known app than the previous two, Dwellr is nonetheless a wonderful resource for homebuyers. Backed by the Census Bureau, Dwellr uses information from the American Community Survey, enabling it to provide accurate, data-heavy community guides. This is a fantastic app for those interested in learning more about local neighborhoods before moving forward with the homebuying process. It provides information on a wide range of specifics, such as median age of residents, demographics, median home values, educational level, and so on.
The final app worth mentioning is a must for any potential homebuyers with young children or those who are planning on having children in the future. The GreatSchools app will provide you with detailed information on various school districts/zones as well as the individual schools that are located in the area you are searching for a home in. It will also tell you what school a given property is zoned for and how that school compares to others throughout the state.
We hope you can benefit from one – if not several – of the apps mentioned above. Remember, when looking for a home in Frisco, we encourage you to meet with a Realtor from The Cheney Group as soon as possible, but also to use the many wonderful resources available to us today with the help of technology!