Online Property apps have considerably grown in popularity over the years due to the convenience and efficiency they offer. Many estate agents have caught up in the trend which rose to the creation of countless apps claiming to offer the best service. Scrolling through all of these apps, trying to find the most suitable app for your needs can feel like finding a needle in a haystack.
To guide you, listed below are the property apps our experts assessed and found to be the best.
List of companies offering the best property apps in the market for 2020.
1. Love Your Postcode Property App Available on: Android
Included in the list of the top 1% UK Estate Agents, Love Your Post Code’s wide range of services comprises of a free next day valuation service, a personal property specialist, a direct dial extension in the app, and wide-angle photography, floor plans, measurements and virtual tours of your property. You can also search their listings through the app and filter them based on your precise criteria.
If you are planning on buying, renting, selling, or letting UK properties, this can be your go-to app. It provides information on prices, running costs, and market trends. It also saves your favorite properties and searches, sets custom alerts, and lets you contact agents straight from the app.
In this app, you can also search for nearby schools, local property experts, housing associations, retirement homes, shared ownership homes, and more.
This is one of the best platforms in buying and renting UK properties from local estate agents. Detailed floor plans, Photo galleries, and nearest transport links are made available in the app to help the users choose the right property. You can also search through its map and use street view to see homes up close. They allow you to save your property search and your favorite properties to continue your search on any device. You can choose to set up instant property alerts to be the first to know when there are newly available properties matching your criteria. It’ll also help you find local schools using the Rightmove School Checker tool.
This is where you can see hundreds of latest listings, at all price points in the UK and Overseas. The listings can be seen in this app 24 hours or more before other apps. You can also contact local estate and letting agents through the app. Comprehensive property details, floor plans, and google street views are also available to let you gain valuable insight into the property. You can see which stations and schools are local to a property via the map view.
This is an app available in 41 countries and 15 languages and contains thousands of listings. It has an intuitive interface that lets you filter your results by date of listing, and important criteria such as location, price, number of square meters, number of rooms, bathrooms, etc. Through the app, you can be able to contact the advertiser directly and even see your saved searches through any device once logged in. You can choose a neighborhood and see all the available homes there. If you are house-hunting with someone, you can both see the listings that you have shared. Places of interest nearby such as hospitals, schools, public transport and supermarkets are also shown in its map view.
This is an app designed to make the search for homes quicker and easier. It indexes millions of property adverts from over 40 countries and is available in 15 languages. Whether you want to buy or rent a house, flat, bungalow, terraced house, apartment, commercial property, or a cottage, you can contact the advertiser directly. With an account, you can access your saved searches and favorite adverts from any device. You can also rule out the adverts which are of no interest to you to make it easier to find what you’re looking for.
This app identifies your position from the nearest Bank, Bar, Gas Station, Hospital, Hotel, Movie Theatre, Restaurant, Supermarket, Theatre and Taxi. It provides a complete list of all the
businesses in the category along with their distance relative to you. This app is what you’ll need if you want to make sure that there are establishments near the area you want to purchase.
This app is suitable for mortgage hunters, residing in the UK or not. It is basically a free mortgage and an overpayment calculator.
It computes the true cost of a mortgage deal both in the short and long term, with an option of factoring in monthly, annual or one-off overpayments
It’s not a problem if you don’t understand amortization or APR as helpful information is provided along the way, explaining what each number means and how it affects you.
9. PlaceBuzz App Available on: iOS (Android app coming soon)
If you don’t want to install multiple apps but want to see all available listings, this is the app for you. It combines the properties listed on all the major property portals into one single app.
It offers a built-in Google street view to search the property area and establishments. There is also an option to receive push notifications once a property that matches your search settings comes on the market.
In creating the visualization, design planning, 3D virtual reality, and realistic HD render of your dream home, this app can be the most user-friendly tool you can use. You can also utilize it for your remodeling, renovation, decoration, house design, room planning, and furniture planning projects.
It has a floor plan creator that allows you to change anything in the design. You can also choose to add interior items from a full furniture catalog of 5,000 products from world-famous brands. 11. Crime Map England & Wales App Available on: iOS & Android
This app is not only essential for house hunters, but also for tourists, parents, and business owners. It shows real data from the Police forces of England and Wales and pinpoints exactly in its built-in map where crimes and antisocial behavior is rampant or has occurred in the past. It usually presents them by labeling areas as crime hot spots or safe zones. Zooming in the map can also show details of crimes that have occurred in that specific area. Crime rates per area are also indicated and compared to the national average. The app uses data provided by the National Policing Improvement Agency under an Open Government License.
This is one of the best one-stop property apps available today. It enables you to search, view, make an offer, and close the deal in your desired property listings – all without leaving the app. It also publishes video guides, audio tips, and articles on finance, mortgages, estate agents, and more. It allows you to save your listings, call or email the agents directly on the app and calculate the costs using its own budget calculator.
13. Mortgage Assistant App Available on: iOS, Free
This five-time Mortgage Adviser of the Year recipient offers more functionality than any other mortgage calculator apps. It provides a detailed affordability check and information on how much you can afford to borrow, how much your mortgage will cost, and what the current mortgage rates are. It gives its users real sources of help and information along with property articles, blogs, and mortgage-related news. You can also store your own mortgage information to its system and be notified once properties more suitable for your needs are made available every time. It is best paired with other apps like Zoopla and Rightmove UK.
It is in our homes that we hope to find solitude, peace and shelter.
It’s not easy to decide where to raise our kids, and where to stay for a long time. There are many factors that we want to consider whether we’re buying or selling homes. Many estate businesses have recognized this need and proposed apps as solutions to bridge the gap. We recognized that the above listed online estate agents put their best foot forward in trying to provide just that.
About Richard Mews
Richard has 31+ years of property experience, has been Chairman of several regeneration committees and has helped more than 600 homeowners and landlords get easy, stress-free personal solutions for selling their property. Richard’s goal is to give you unbiased help to receive a quick house sale, even if that means not working with him.