Redfin Updates Android App with Home Tour Requests and Sold Home Search

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Redfin Updates Android App with Home Tour Requests and Sold Home Search

Android App Schedule Home TourAndroid fans, listen up! Starting today, you can request an in-person home tour with a Redfin agent right from your Android phone. Seven days a week, virtually every day of the year, Redfin customers will be able to move faster by scheduling a tour with the first available Redfin agent using our updated Redfin Real Estate app for Android™.

To get started, simply find a home on the Redfin app, tap “Add to Tour List,” and then choose a date and time you’d like to tour the home with a Redfin agent. You can select multiple homes to tour or just one home. Once you’ve submitted your tour request, a Redfin representative will call you within a few hours to confirm the details. “We made requesting a tour on Android as easy as possible to help our customers get out on tour with Redfin agents faster than ever,” said Curtis Howell, Redfin Product Manager.

Redfin makes every effort to match you with a Redfin agent on your desired date and at the time you requested, and touring a home with a Redfin agent never costs a thing. Since Redfin agents are paid a salary (with bonuses based on your satisfaction), you should feel free to schedule as many home tours as you’d like.

That’s the beauty of our business model: Redfin agents will never pressure you to buy a home that isn’t right for you. If you need to tour a home five times before you feel comfortable making an offer, then go for it. If you need to see 50 homes in your neighborhood before you find “the one,” that’s fine with us. Our agents are paid to provide high-quality customer service to every client, and our engineers are paid to provide them with the technology to make that happen.

But wait, there’s more. We have also added the ability to search for SOLD homes. Now you can find pictures, prices and details on homes that sold moments or years ago. You can find homes that are comparable to your own to get an idea of how much your home is worth and how quickly it might sell. Or you can just dive in and find out the sale price of a neighbor’s home. When you’re ready to sell your current home, you can use the Redfin Home Value Tool to find out what it’s worth, the Redfin Home Sale Calculator to find out how much you’ll make after you pay off the mortgage, and the Redfin Price Whisperer to discover what other people are willing to pay for it.

Redfin Android Real Estate AppOther key features of the Redfin Real Estate Android app include:

  • Home Search: Easily find homes for sale in a specific neighborhood, city, ZIP code or school zone. Since Redfin is a real estate brokerage, the app provides information from local multiple listing services, which means it has 20 percent more homes for sale than other non-brokerage real estate applications, and it is updated more frequently.
  • Instant Updates: You can sign up to receive alerts about your favorite homes or specific searches, so you’ll never miss a home in your desired area or a price drop on a home that you’re interested in.
  • Tour Insights: Redfin real estate agents are out touring homes every day, and they provide their insights about the homes they see on and the Redfin app. These “tour insights” provide insider information that you can’t find anywhere else: if the home is on a busy street, when it appears to have been remodeled last or if it has a great view, for example.

For more information on the Redfin app, check out our write-up here.

Go ahead, download the Redfin Real Estate App and try it out. Let us know what you think or want to see next via Facebook, Twitter, G+ or in the comments below.

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