Real estate franchise giant Century 21 Real Estate has released a mobile application for Apple’s iPhone, the Realogy subsidiary announced today.

Real estate franchise giant Century 21 Real Estate has released a mobile application for Apple’s iPhone, accoding to an announcement today.

The free app allows homebuyers to find nearby properties through a geo-location button or to search by city and state or ZIP code. The results display either in a list or Google Maps view. Users can also filter their searches by property features such as price range, property type, bedrooms, bathrooms, square footage, and proximity to current or entered location.

Five navigation tabs point homebuyers to other functions they might find useful.

To help homebuyers decide where they want to put down roots, the Area tab provides neighborhood information about a particular location, such as school profiles and ratings, photos of nearby landmarks and public spaces, and population breakdowns of age ranges, annual income, ethnicity, educational attainment, and recently sold homes.

The tab also includes a Wikipedia summary for the area.

The Listings tab displays for-sale listings and allows users to add and save their own notes and photos to individual listings. Listings include photos and descriptions of the property features. Users can tap a star button to save a promising listing to the My Favorites tab.

The Open House tab finds open houses nearby, including their date, time and location. A Contact button allows users to call a Century 21 office or send an e-mail. The Office tab finds the nearest Century 21 office, including mapped location, address, e-mail and phone contact information.

The Century 21 network includes more than 7,700 independently owned and operated franchised broker offices in 68 countries and territories worldwide, according to the announcement. 

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