Home sales apps rising in popularity

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(NBC) — Late spring and early summer is one of the busiest times of the year for selling homes. That means plenty of competition for sellers.

There are some apps sellers can use to get an advantage in the market.

Homesnap is for both buyers and sellers.

People can see home value estimates, taxes, property boundaries, learn about school zones, view interior photos and more, just by taking a picture.

Sellers, in particular, can scope out the competition and adjust selling price, increase promotion efforts, and more. The app is free for IOS and Android.


Magicplan allows users to create a floor plan of a house by simply taking pictures. There’s no need to use measuring tape.

Sellers can find this app particularly useful in helping potential buyers envision the full potential of a house they might be considering buying.

Users can create a printout of the created floor plan that can be handed to buyers. The app is free for IOS and Android.


Houzz allows sellers to get ideas for improving and designing their home by browsing more than 15 million high-quality photos of home interiors and exteriors.

Users can choose by style, location or room, such as kitchen or bathroom.

They can also get an idea of what it would look like with a few modifications that could mean the difference between a sale or a fail. The app is free for IOS and Andoid.


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