If you've ever shopped for a home, you know the prep work that goes into house-hunting.
It used to be that you had to look up properties for sale, decide which ones you wanted to see, organize them by location and print up directions to each one. You also needed to bring a camera and a notepad to help you remember each home.
Not anymore. Now, if you have a smartphone, you can skip most of this planning by downloading a handful of real estate apps.
Anytime you’re out and about and have some extra time, you can look up properties and go take a look. If you drive by an open house, apps can help you decide if it’s worth your time to check it out. Even if you’re on a planned Saturday outing full of showings with your agent, apps can help you make decisions about properties to look at or whether you should make an offer.
Learn about 5 real estate apps that can help you house-hunt in my Interest.com article, Real estate apps make home shopping easier.