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IPhone app tracks real estate buyers, listings, contacts

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Computer consulting firm Nicholas Trataris International has developed a real estate database application for the Apple iPhone. For $14.99, iTopAgent allows users to track buyers, listings and business contacts. Under a "Buyers" button, agents can type in the buyer's name, contact information and address; details for the kind of property the buyer is interested in; properties the agent has shown the buyer; the names of those involved in the escrow process such as the escrow officer and lender; and a to-do list of buyer-related tasks. For listings, agents can type in the listing address; the seller's name and contact information; property details and features; showing instructions; escrow information; and a to-do list. Photos can be taken directly with the iPhone and uploaded to the listing. Users can also connect to Google Maps and find directions to the listing address. For business contacts, users can add a contact's name, contact information, and a description of his o...