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Redfin launches new iPhone app

Post by Kelly Kearsley on Aug. 31, 2009 at 3:31 pm with No Comments »
August 31, 2009 3:31 pm

Seattle-based online real estate broker Redfin launched an app for the iPhone today that lets users view homes for sale on the Multiple Listing Service.

With the Redfin app, iPhone and iPod touch users can look at homes for sale and upload photos and notes from home tours to Redfin’s real estate search site.

Users can find nearby listings and open houses or search neighborhoods by name or zip code and then filter the search by property type, square footage or the number of bedrooms and bathrooms.

“Redfin’s app is a home-buying app not a search app,” said Redfin CEO Glenn Kelman. “What that means is that we want to make every step of the home-buying process easier, not just a consumer’s initial search but when she tours the house, when she gets back to her computer to pick up the search again, when she’s ready to make an offer or after her offer is in escrow.”

The Redfin App is available for free from the App Store, according to the company’s news release.

Currently the app only includes listings in areas of the U.S. already supported by Redfin’s website:

— Seattle area

— San Francisco Bay Area

— Sacramento area

— Southern California

— Boston area

— Washington, DC area

— Chicago area

— New York’s Westchester County and Long Island, excluding the Hamptons

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