Consumers Have Fun Using iPhone to Find Homes Online
LOS ANGELES, Nov. 7 /PRNewswire/ — Staying on top of the real estate market is easy and fun when using one of today’s most popular and consumer-friendly platforms, the Apple iPhone.
Starting today, iPhone users now have the power of REALTOR.com at their finger tips. Whether searching for homes nearby or looking for listings in a particular neighborhood, iPhone users now have instant access to all details, including photos and contact information for the listing agent, with REALTOR.com for the iPhone.
“We're committed to enhancing the experience consumers have when they're searching for real estate on REALTOR.com,” said Joe DeTuno, senior vice president, product management. “Our new search capabilities for the iPhone are relevant enhancements that give consumers the full power of mobility and immediate access to REALTOR.com in a manner that fits naturally into their everyday lifestyle.”
Industry experts(1) predict consumers will purchase approximately 3.4 million iPhones this year, with an estimated 45 million units sold by the year 2009, making the iPhone potentially one of the most popular hand held devices used to search online for real estate.
A leader in wireless real estate search, REALTOR.com also enables consumers search capabilities through their REALTOR.com Mobile application on cell phones and PDA devices running Windows Mobile 5.0, including HP hw6965, HP hw6925, Palm Treo 700w (or Palm Treo 700wx), AT&T 8525, Cingular 8125, O2 Xda Stealth and Audiovox XV6700.
iPhone users can access listings at http://iphone.realtor.com using the browser on the phone for immediate access to REALTOR.com. This URL is provided exclusively for iPhone users.
REALTOR.com — “Where the world shops for real estate online” — is operated by Move, Inc., and is the official Web site of the National Association of REALTORS. Ranked as the No. 1 homes-for-sale site, REALTOR.com(R) currently offers potential home buyers access to over four million property listings as well as the most brokers and agents to contact. The site also provides REALTORS and the home sellers they represent with the Internet's largest real estate marketplace, reaching more than 5.3 million consumers in September 2007.(2) Agents and companies have the power to customize the resources of the REALTOR.com Web site to maximize their brand and productivity. The REALTOR.com Web site (http://www.realtor.com) is operated by Move, Inc. (Nasdaq: MOVE).
REALTOR(R) and REALTOR.com(R) are registered trademarks of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS(R). REALTOR(R) is a federally registered collective membership mark, which identifies a real estate professional who is a Member of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS(R) and subscribes to its strict Code of Ethics. All other trademarks appearing above are the property of Move, Inc., or of their other respective owners.
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(1) Piper Jaffray October 2007
(2) comScore Media Metrix September 2007
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