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Realtor.com picks up long overdue update for Windows Phone

Realtor.com

We love when a zombie app rises from the dead. Today we’ve got the official Realtor.com app for Windows Phone doing just that. Zombie app? It’s a word we just made up for apps that haven’t been updated in years, but then out of nowhere get a big update. That’s what happened with Realtor.com for Windows Phone. Let’s check it out!

Head into the Windows Phone Store and you’ll see Realtor.com (realtor.com) sitting at version 1.0. How is this an update if it’s at version 1.0? Well you’ll notice that the app has the ‘Made for Windows Phone and Windows PCs’ badge, which means this is a Universal Windows app. We’re guessing the app was completely rewritten and will be showing up shortly in the Windows Store as well.

The app is officially called ‘Real Estate Search by Realtor.com’ in the Windows Phone Store, but we’re just going to keep calling it the official Realtor.com app for brevity’s sake. We’re looking at a redesigned app with the following features 90% of listings updated every 15 minutes. All the rest updated at least once a day.

  • Quickly swipe to see rich and detailed photos of real estate properties, apartments for rent and homes for rent that interest you.
  • Property listing details now include property tax, sales history and more school information including ratings for each house.
  • Draw your own custom search area right on the Bing map
  • Add open houses directly to your calendar from the listing (open house search is started from the Home screen)
  • Search nearby homes for sale, open homes, recently sold homes, apartments for rent, and houses for rent all from the photocentric and data-filled home screen
  • Filter out pending listings from your search.
  • Pin your search to the Win8 start screen
  • Sign-in to save searches and listings. Access them again on your mobile phone, tablet, PC or at www.realtor.com.
  • Don’t forget to pin the application to the start screen in order to launch the app quickly and to view local market statistics right from the tile!

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Realtor.com is one of the largest websites for finding your next pad. Whether you’re looking for your first house or rental, Realtor.com can handle it. We’re stoked to see the app get some love on Windows Phone and can’t wait to see the Windows 8 version.

Update and tell us what you think of the new version of Realtor.com for Windows Phone!

Thanks for the tip everyone!

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Novron says:

Nice necro, Zillow was pissing me off.

irvin792 says:

Zillow is horrible in general, completely out of touch when using it for comparable sales.

Pff if zombies come ill just get a medal door and bar up my Windows. There dead so they can't break in.(most likely break there arms off trying to open the door.

Ticomfreak says:

*Bar up my Microsoft Windows

pazces84 says:

Yeah zillow isn't much help.

rodneyej says:

Oh, now y'all wanna cover some WP news....

SeeVuPlay says:

Umm, what's this article got to do with Surface Pro 3?

rodneyej says:

I guess i see what you did there..

rodneyej says:

ZOMBIE APPS...
Voxer
XBM.... Lol!
Basemark OS 2
Glance Background
IMDB
Netflix... Which for some reason X
❕❕ Instagram "IDKW it's still" Beta
Kelly Blue Book
Photosynth......

aitt says:

Red box
Yelp
Pageonce
CBS Sports
Groupon
Living Social
LinkedIn
Health Vault
Vimeo
IMDB
Slacker
MyFitnessPal

You get the picture...

rodneyej says:

I said IMDB.... Lol!!
Vine❕❕❕......... We'll just call them ZA's, or Zapp's... Lol

THE_Lawnboy says:

I'll see your LinkedIn and raise you a Bloomberg.

aitt says:

I'll see your Bloomberg, and raise you PayPal and Photobucket

MikeSo says:

I was just about to add MyFitnessPal. I emailed them yesterday asking if they will fix their app, so it can actually be used again...

vansiv says:

Twitter. Jesús, los &android have updates every week or similar...

explosive0 says:

I won't be able to afford a house of I keep buying every surface pro Microsoft releases

hopmedic says:

Build a Surface House!

I hope this makes the app useful. Real Estate apps are one of the beenchmarks I use to measure how poorly WP is represented in the 'real world' when it comes to app parity. Simply put, all US Real Estate apps have sucked royally from the launch of the platform. 

MikeSo says:

And banking and store apps...

SeraphX2 says:

Not impressed. And I also don't get how anyone says this app is better than zillow's. Zillow shows so many more results with maps. I got 22 results from Realtor.com and there are only 4 filter options.

waynejk says:

This app just went from useful to useless. The old app actually used your specific location to search close to you. This new app just uses the whole city you're in as "nearby." No settings anywhere to manually set GPS location either.

MikeSo says:

It worked for me. Showed my nearby area first, then if I moved the map and clicked the More (or something like that) button it repopulated the new map area.

Only thing I didn't like was that I couldn't zoom in on the pictures.

waynejk says:

It's definitely not using my specific location at all, either in map view or with a straight up search. Moving the map and 'Search Here' works but it really should find my exact location to begin with. On the plus side, the Windows 8 app is a little easier to use and navigate so I will perhaps use that instead.

Zephyrg says:

There is a search icon at the bottom of the screen that lets the user to search the location.

waynejk says:

I don't know how to phrase it differently. Searching does not use the exact location. It knows I'm in Chicago, but there's 13,000+ homes for sale in Chicago. Useless. It should start on my block first, like the old app did.

gregoron says:

Another zombie app is Smugmug. When are they updating it?

Noahma says:

Bad, bad app.  Half the time it shows 0 listings where I am, the other time it shows 1 house. If I switch to map view it shows me the middle of the atlantic ocean.  The filters for area do not work, the draw option to filter area throws an error message, and since its a universal app, it does it in both apps!!!

TechFreak1 says:

Sounds like they didn't even test it lol.

Edit: Or you have location services off?

sasaen01 says:

The app is pretty bad for me. I can click on a listing but the pics and details don't show up, and the location is a map of North America - which is true but not helpful... Also if I click the "more info" link in a listing, the app crashes.

fpostrow says:

Wow! Can I have the old app back please? Location on, constantly clicking show more just to get some results on the map view. No link to open houses. Again, old app please?

MikeSo says:

There's an option to filter for open houses only.

mswindows101 says:

As a REALTOR I'm very pleased to see that the realtor.com app for Windows Phone is FINALLY receiving an update!!! Oh wait.. I just read the previous comments.. I'll hold back my excitement until I go try it out.

MikeSo says:

I am not having any of the problems they are having, so far...

mswindows101 says:

It's ok. It doesn't load houses near my location,rather it loads my city.

iamakii says:

Twitter is a Zombie app too - far behind its Android and iOS counterparts.

TheEdMain says:

Hopefully this is a sign that a Realtor.ca app will be getting a similar overhaul/re-launch as it was removed a while ago as it didn't work on WP8 devices. I'd be happy just having an app...

maxmin says:

It's kind of buggy.  At this moment I liked the old version better.  Perhaps they will improve it.