With applications becoming ubiquitous over the past few years, we wanted to slow down and take a moment to think about what it is a new “Coldwell Banker Mobile App” would offer the world. For us, simply redesigning our app wasn’t good enough because in all honesty, anybody can put together a regular real estate search app. With that in mind, the main goal of the second incarnation of our app was to make finding home as joyful and easy an experience as possible. We’ve accomplished that by developing it with the type of content and access to resources that will give you the insight into the communities and homes that will allow you to make better informed choices. It’ll definitely make your life easier too (and more fun!)
Here are just a few of the features we’re extra excited about:
Home and Community Videos (And More)
In 2009 we partnered with Google/YouTube to launch “Coldwell Banker On Location“. Since that time we’ve had tens of thousands of videos of homes, communities and agents that millions of visitors have watched. Our new app allows you to search for these videos because we think seeing real live video of a neighborhood or charming home gives you a much clearer picture than any picture can (oh, the irony!)
My Agent: Put them to work for you
We’re really excited about the new “My Agent” feature we’ve developed for this app because it works well for you whether you’re already working with an agent or just starting your search for the perfect one. Once you land on an agent’s profile, simply tap the “Make My Agent” button and the app instantly builds a 1 to 1 connection between you both. Then while you surf through homes and videos, you can send them what you like with just one easy tap of a button and they’ll know what you want to see or the type of home you’re looking for.
Map Sketch: Draw Something
Sometimes there are neighborhoods within neighborhoods – and searching by city or zip code won’t get you exactly what you’re looking for. With our “Map Sketch” tool, simply use your finger to draw a circle around the part of town you want to call home. We’ll do fancy work on the back-end to triangulate your drawing to present you with homes and places of interest within that area only. You’ll only see what you want to see!
We’ve got a bunch of other helpful features like amenity information from Yelp!, driving directions, a special ‘Previews International’ luxury home search and a whole lot more.