CREA has now released the BlackBerry version of its popular REALTOR.CA app that allows anyone to search for houses across Canada - including the Calgary Real Estate Board MLS® System - from their mobile device and connect directly to the listing agent. It uses the devices built-in GPS to find nearby listings for sale and shows new listings in the neighbourhood and open houses.
The iPhone version of the REALTOR.ca app is incredibly popular and has already been downloaded almost 120,000 times in 2011.
To easily install the REALTOR.ca app, you can scan this QR code from BlackBerry AppWorld or search for “Realtor.ca” in BlackBerry AppWorld!
Further download and set up instructions can be found here.
REALTOR.ca APP Features for BlackBerry®
With the introduction of the free REALTOR.ca app, consumers now have the ability to check out houses whenever they want, wherever they want. The portable, on-the-go information that the REALTOR.ca app provides makes the home and property hunt that much easier.
The app provides users with the features and functionality of REALTOR.ca and takes full advantage of Blackberry device features, such as:
o Using the handheld’s GPS technology:
o Properties Near Me - get up-to-date property information, photos and driving directions;
o New Listings Near Me – recent listings in the area you’re visiting;
o Open Houses Near Me – find open houses near your present location;
o My Agent – Contact either your agent(s), or the listing agent for more information about a specific property;
o Property Search - Search for houses and properties across Canada, and connect with REALTORS® to view, buy or sell a property;
o Personalized settings allowing the user to set default language, unit of measure, how properties are displayed, and search radius for “Near Me” searches;
o Interactive BING mapping is embedded to allow focus on specific neighbourhoods;
o Scheduled Open Houses can be added to the device’s calendar.