New app launched by Wilmington Realtors
The Wilmington Regional Association of Realtors has launched a free mobile app so the public can view homes for sale in Southeastern North Carolina from their mobile devices.
The app, SouthEast NC Real Estate, works on all major mobile devices and is available to download from all major app stores, including iTunes and Google Play, the WRAR said.
The Brunswick County Association of Realtors launched a similar app last year named Search SouthEast NC RealEstate. Covering homes listed on the Brunswick multiple listing service, it also is available through app stores.
The Brunswick association does “have an app named similar to ours with ‘search’ as the first term,” said Brian Pilon, the WRAR’s marketing and communications director. “It was not our intention to create competition, but to position ourselves in front of consumers in the best interest of our members.”
WRAR’s mobile app uses GPS technology to locate the user and display listings in the immediate area.
Users can also search by address, city or ZIP code to see property details for all homes for sale in a specified area, including price, square footage, estimated mortgage, taxes, features, maps and pictures.
They also can draw a circle around a certain area and search within that for homes, said Sandy Beals, president of the WRAR’s multiple listing service.
The “Refine Search” feature lets users select a price range, property type and the number of bedrooms and bathrooms they are seeking.
The “Contact” feature within the app connects the user to the listing agent by phone, text or email.
The app allows users to directly access the MLS, Beals said, so the home must be listed there.