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Technology has taken over conventional methods in all spheres of life. The real estate sector is also fast adapting new ways to run the business. In the days of the pandemic, it was the internet and digital apps that kept the wheel moving and made it possible for people to inspect the property and negotiate the deal.
Though the pandemic has expedited the shift from conventional to the digital world, it was already in practice and there were efficient apps with the best user experience.
Let us find out some of the best apps built about NYC real estate.
Naked Apartments is one of the most used apps when people aim to find an apartment in NYC. It is customized to the best of the tenant’s needs. The best thing, of course, is reviews about apartments. One may get real-time information about the condition of the house by reading the feedback here. You may filter out fee or no fee apartments as well.
It shows the latest listings and if you allow, you may get the notification via email for new listings. In addition to them, you may have a chat with the landlord or the agent through the app.
Moving in and out remains quite frequent when you happen to be a tenant. Therefore, shifting your belongings to a new place comes with it. Chances are you have purchased the furniture according to the current apartment but it might not fit well in the new apartment.
This is where MagicPlan does the magic. You may create a floor plan using this app before executing the final plan. You do not have to do several experiments with furniture and shed your sweat. Make a plan on the app, see how it fits well in your room, and when you reach the decision, you may execute the plan.
Note: The app is free to use and images can be exported as well.
StreetEasy is equally popular like that as Naked Apartments. It keeps the record of both sales and rentals. For a layperson, it becomes a daunting task to navigate through pages and find an apartment of one’s requirement. This app facilitates the user to a greater extent by giving the option to filter out information.
You may apply the following filters to narrow down your search:
You may use additional filters as well to do your search and that’s why it is so popular app among locals.
Showing listings is the common point of all apps but each app has additional features that differentiate it from the rest. Localize city has a very unique feature. It gives additional but important information about the surroundings and streets of the apartment. Like, is there a park nearby and if the building is pet friendly or not? What is the condition of security there or about the nearby school and restaurants?
Apart from finding new listings, taking a mortgage is an important part of the process. You would require an agent otherwise to calculate your mortgage. Zillow Mortgages extends the same facility. You may put in information such as your exact income, purchase price, and down payment and you would get the exact results.
You may find additional information such as current and past interest rate trends. You may schedule your loan installments on an annual or monthly basis. Additionally, you may reach out to different lenders and ask them for the quotation.
Zumper gives the best experience to find an apartment along with basic information about the neighborhood. They have kept their focus on making the app user-friendly. Therefore, there are filters given to let users navigate through the data with ease. You may apply the following filters to reach your search:
They keep the app up to date with new listings. You are likely to know what’s going on in the real estate market in NYC.
Apart from showing new listings, the unique feature of the app is that they give insight into the landlord or property manager. In addition to it, you may get in touch with the listing agent. It shows how recent is the new listing and you are likely to find any kind of property here.
Triplemint is extremely unique as it extends the option of customized services to its users. New listings are shown on a map along with available options nearby. However, one might be cringed at the compulsion of signing up to seek more information.
HotPads has a way of its own to assist the user. You are likely to find what possibly you may search about real estate in NYC. You would find cheap and affordable houses as well as the most luxurious ones. They do not keep the listing which is not available and remove once taken. So you would find only those apartments which are available.
One interesting option here is that you may also find sublets here.
Do you want to know what’s different here than showing listings? Well, you may find short-term rentals here. Apart from that, it has the conventional touch of showing listings along with a map to see the available options in the neighborhood.
All filters are also available to narrow down your search.
We are fast moving towards a future where artificial intelligence would even disrupt conventional jobs let alone give us information. So far, it would take time, and meanwhile, we may make the best out of these apps.