Gone are the days when brokers used to be our main source of information regarding properties for sale. There are innumerable apps in the market that now allow users to search for homes on the go. While old players like Sulekha, OLX, Quikr, are still around, other dedicated apps, with interesting features like augmented map sync, swipe search, etc, are getting attention too. Read on.
Launched this month, it is an offshoot app of Metroplots. With map sync and filters (rent, size, location, etc.), Rento covers metros across the country. A simple interface provides complete details about registered properties, maintenance costs, power backup, and other amenities. Requires Android 2.2 and up.
Its latest version has a much better interface, with improved map syncs. While properties are updated daily, filters are narrowed down to even the kind of furniture required. We like the ‘Favourites’ option, and the fact that it is ad-free. Requires Andriod 3.0 and up.
This has a cool feature that allows you to draw your custom search area on the map, instead of typing multiple search points. Once signed-in, you can access your saved data from any device. We like the smooth swipe action that allows us to flip through options quickly. Want a property near a school? The app has a dedicated filter for that too. Available for both Android and Apple devices.
This app allows you to message property advertisers for free. Properties are divided into Hot, Premium and Economical, for a smoother search. Even shows you nearby ATMs, restaurants, and more. Single tap calling is another cool feature. Requires Android 2.3.3 and up.
Get alerts about matching properties on the go through this app. We also found the price trends feature pretty useful in estimating property values. A special feature called My MagicBox helps manage properties posted and checkout respective responses. Requires Android 4.0 and up.
We are quite impressed by its map feature that supports augmented reality. Users can also join apartment communities, and share property details with friends and relatives. Available in over 200 cities with over 1 crore homes listed, a separate community application called CommonFloor Groups is also present. Requires Android 3.0 and up.