Mel Foster Co. and HomeSpotter are pleased to announce an exciting new app update with enhancements to make home searching easier.
The Mel Foster Co. App – powered by HomeSpotter – is a home search app available for iPhone, iPad, and Android phones and tablets. This app features full MLS listing details, high-resolution photos, an interactive mortgage calculator, a GPS locator and an augmented reality feature to view nearby homes in real time.
The updated app features INRIX Drive TimeTM. This allows users to find homes by their preferred commute time to any address, taking the guesswork out of purchasing a new home. Can’t remember the exact address or MLS number you’re looking for? After typing the first few numbers, new auto-complete features makes smart suggestions. Interested in a particular city or zip code? The new bounded-search places outlines on the map and shows you only listings within the particular area.
“We are thrilled to offer our clients and app users an update to make home searching more convenient and a better user experience.” said Kris Ratigan, Director of Corporate Marketing at Mel Foster Co. The app still integrates with their website, www.melfosterco.com. Saved properties from the smartphone app, tablet app and website are automatically synced so users always have access to their most recently saved properties.
The Mel Foster Co. app continues to offer a feature they call “Foster Finder.” Foster Finder shows results for Mel Foster and all listing companies. Foster Finder uses a technology called augmented reality that is coupled with a smartphone or tablet’s GPS and compass to overlay property information on a device’s live camera feed. Simply use your smartphone or tablet to find all homes for sale on the street where you are standing. With a quick tap, a view of the entire street and all homes for sale pop up. There is also a radar display that shows the direction and proximity of nearby properties for sale.
“We are always looking for ways to improve our search experience,” Aaron Kardell, CEO of HomeSpotter, said. “We are pleased to offer these enhancements for the Mel Foster Co. app.”
The app is free and available from the Apple App Store and Google Play Market.