The days when homebuyers relied on realtors to show them all the best properties in their desired neighborhoods are gone, thanks in large part to a web-app called Estately. Billed as a simpler way to shop for homes, Estately does more than just list all the properties in a certain price range. Rather, it actually lays those properties out on a searchable map that shows which homes are near important physical landmarks, like schools, train stations, and popular parks.
Whether you’re shopping for a new home or just browsing and having a look at what’s on the market, you can log on to Estately.com and type in your city to begin. One of the things that Estately does very well is pinpoint available properties close to desired landmarks, such as schools and parks. Just type in the name of the school your kids attend – or the school you’d like them to attend – and click “Search.” Immediately, you’ll see all the available MLS-listed properties on a map. Next to that map is a listing results box that can be sorted by price, days on the market, or square footage. To dig even deeper into the results, set parameters in regards to price, number of bedrooms, or walk score.
When you’ve narrowed down your search and arrived at a map of properties that meet your needs, use the “Link” feature to send that specific search to your spouse, partner, or real estate agent. You can save your favorite properties on Estately to check back in on later, or schedule a showing of a property right through the site. For tech-savvy home shoppers, Estately is a really fun web-app to play around with.
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