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Over the last few months we’ve seen some small splashes in mobile real estate search (see Trulia Launches iPhone Version or Terabitz Creates MLS iPhone Site).

I think the rock is going to drop very soon.

We’re only 4 days from the (much anticipated) launch of the new iPhone – but more importantly of the iPhone Apps storefront.

What does that mean for real estate?

When Apple first announced it was opening up the iPhone platform to native applications, I speculated we’d start to see new software that would run on the mobile platform (see Apple Releases SDK Kit for iPhone) and now we’re starting to see the first few trickle out. Over the coming weeks/months I expect this trickle may turn into a flood.

Here’s an app by CodeMorphic. It’s conceptual (i.e. pulls no real data) but the demo very slick – a brokerage wanting to make the leap into mobile or local MLS looking to offer new tools to consumers could easily rebrand this software.

Real estate search is inherently a mobile activity and the iPhone (which is more pocket computer than cell phone) coupled with advanced software like CodeMorphic’s AppFindr, is the perfect launching pad to start, conduct, modify a house hunt.

4 more days and we’ll start seeing more of this. Can’t wait.

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