Searching Nearby Listings and Sales

Posted by Laura Kocum on Thursday, September 22nd, 2016 at 10:33pm.

The Mad City Dream Homes app is designed to make property searching easy. You can find the app in both the Apple App Store and Google Play by searching "Mad City Dream Homes."  


There is no charge for this app, and it takes up very little memory on your phone or device. Once downloaded, we think you'll be pleased with its features and capabilities. For now, let's look at the "nearby" search option. This is especially helpful if you are:

1. Trying to get current sales information for your neighborhood:

The app allows you to view all listings within a short radius of your home. These listings will appear on the map, with their asking price. This is useful if you're trying to determine your own home's value. 

2. Targeting a specific part of town for relocation:

Head over to the neighborhood of your choice. This app will allow you to quickly identify all available properties. You can then click through each one, and determine if your real estate preferences are available in the current market. 

Whether you use the app for selling a current listing, or purchasing a new one, it gives you a quick glance of the properties available, and their listing prices. Let's take a look at how the app works.  For Android users, it looks like this:

Select the "nearby" option. From here, you'll be asked for permission to use your location. Choose "yes" and then the map will zoom into a 1 mile radius of your location. Your location is identified by the blue dot. In this instance, the map is showing properties in Skyview Meadows/Westhaven Trails

Green listings are active with no accepted offers. Blue listings show active listings that already have accepted offers. You can view each listing by tapping it, or by list view. If you choose list view, you will be give the option to sort the listings by price or by date listed. You can also refine your search by selecting the magnifying glass in the top right corner. This gives you options like the number of bedrooms, bathrooms, square footage and more.

You can also swipe the screen to move the map, and see additional listings. Or, if you don't like the radius offered, you can adjust it. Hit draw on the bottom left of the screen, and you'll have the option to either draw a polygon of your own, or adjust the radius to match your search needs. Both options help you tailor your search to the area you prefer.

Whether you use the app for buying or selling, this search function provides a very simple way to target a neighborhood, and learn everything you can about its real estate opportunities. Take a look at the options near you. We can help you use this information to create a strong listing for your home. Or, we can utilize this tool, and others, to help you find the right home in your targeted neighborhood. Contact us today, and we'll work with you to accomplish your real estate goals.

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