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Hand Held House-Hunting

Canadian Real Estate Association Introduces New Mobile Application

The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) unveiled its latest home buying and selling innovation, a new mobile application of REALTOR.ca for Windows® Phone 7. REALTOR.ca is operated by CREA, and is the most visited real estate website in Canada, with about 350 000 property listings available at any one time.

“Allowing people to check out houses whenever they want, wherever they want, will make the home and property hunt that much easier,” said CREA President Georges Pahud. “Today’s consumers want portable, on-the-go information and REALTORS® across Canada are happy to be able to meet this need with the new REALTOR.ca app.”

The REALTOR.ca app provides house hunters with the functionality of REALTOR.ca while taking advantage of Windows Phone 7 device features such as GPS. The app allows users to search for houses and properties across Canada and to connect with REALTORS® to view, buy or sell a property. Photos, newly listed properties and open house information are all available.

Using the handheld’s GPS technology, and the REALTOR.ca search function, users can search for properties near their location and get driving directions too. Interactive BING mapping is embedded to allow consumers to focus on specific neighbourhoods.

“Buying a home is often the biggest financial transaction of one’s lifetime. Easily accessible, detailed information about homes and neighbourhoods, as well as fingertip access to the expertise of REALTORS®, helps people make well-informed decisions” said Pahud.

The REALTOR.ca app was developed through a partnership with Microsoft Canada Inc. and Navantis.

The REALTOR.ca app will be available for other handheld devices in the coming weeks. Plans are currently underway for iPhone and BlackBerry versions.

November 12, 2010 | Permalink


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I've been dying for more technology like this to make it's way.

Posted by: Central Austin Real Estate | Feb 21, 2011 10:03:02 PM

this mobile feature is superb....when it is going to introduce in california.

Posted by: tennis22 | Nov 25, 2010 6:23:11 AM

I am glad that Realtor.ca continues to improve the service it offers to the Realtor as well as to the consumer.

Posted by: Miranda Moser | Nov 24, 2010 11:14:38 PM

Anything for BlackBerry?

Posted by: Novelty | Nov 21, 2010 8:25:33 PM

I know many of my Canadian friends have recently made the move the Arizona. They have been loving it and I am excited to see the local benefits to our economy and real estate, but mostly I am just happy to have my friends around. Theyre loving how cheap everything is and how warm these desert winters are.

Posted by: Eric Myers | Nov 16, 2010 9:32:53 PM

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