Check Out These Must Have Santa Barbara Real Estate Property Search Apps!

As a Santa Barbara real estate expert, I am constantly looking for ways to help make life easier for those interested Santa Barbara home buyers with whom I work.

Today I’d like to tell you about some neat apps that you can download that will help you with finding everything from the nearest Home Depot to the best local restaurants.

Continue reading to learn more about these helpful Santa Barbara real estate property search apps.

Santa Barbara Property Search Apps That Make Living in Santa Barbara Even Better

Here’s a brief overview of some of the apps that I have found quite helpful while living here in the Santa Barbara area, along with the typical cost for these apps:

Crumbs: This app allows you to share and discuss various local topics with people who you add. Users can add Twitter friends and check out their recommendations for local places to visit. They can also leave “crumbs,” which are social recommendations, comments and questions, for friends and the public.

  • Requirements: Compatible with iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPad Wi-Fi + 3G, and iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G. Requires iOS 4.3 or later.
  • Cost: FREE

myAgent: This app allows Santa Barbara home buyers to look for active MLS listings in the area more easily. When working with a Santa Barbara real estate agent, you can even enter their “IDX Agent Code” to have access to all the active MLS listings in that agent’s service area. My IDX agent code is #01712844.

  • Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.1.3 or later
  • Cost: FREE

NeoReader: This helpful app is a universal barcode scanning application that allows you to access mobile content by scanning codes from print ads, publications, and more! NeoReader can scan all the standard code types (Data Matrix, QR codes, Aztec Codes, EAN, UPC, and Code 128) making it all the more easy for you to get information on any product you want without having to navigate search engines and browsers.

  • Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.1.3 or late
  • Cost: FREE

TourNarrator: This Santa Barbara real estate app allows Santa Barbara home buyers to browse properties that they’ve already seen, along with notes that they may have taken about what they liked or didn’t like about the house. This will save Santa Barbara home buyers both time and money because they’ll have all their notes of all the Santa Barbara homes that they’re interested in right in one place.

  • Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.1.3 or later
  • Cost: $1.99

Light: This app uses the LED light on your iPhone 4 and fills your screen with bright white light to help you illuminate your surroundings. This app even includes fully customizable special effects such as Strobe Light, Trippy, S.O.S., Yin-Yang, Halloween, Candy Hearts, Holiday Lights and more!

  • Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.2 or later
  • Cost: FREE

Home Depot: Not only will this app tell you where the nearest home depot is, but it will also allow you to research more than 235,000 products from your phone. This app will also let you check store inventory, scan QR and UPC codes and even buy now and pick up in store.

  • Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 4.0 or later.
  • Cost: FREE

Google Earth App: The comprehensive app will help you navigate the entire world with just a swipe of your finger. Using this app, you browse millions of photos from around the world, view geo-located Wikipedia articles, and search cities and businesses from around the world with Google Local Search.

  • Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later
  • Cost: FREE

Redbox: When you’re in the mood to watch a movie, be sure to bring up this app! The Redbox app allows you to browse and reserve movies, games, watch trailers and even find the nearest Redbox kiosk from wherever you are.

  • Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 4.0 or later.
  • Cost: FREE

CoPilot Live: This increasingly popular GPS navigation app includes such high-quality features as turn-by-turn voice-guided directions, clear 3D and 2D driving views with speed-variable zoom, millions of pre-loaded Points of Interest, and much more!

  • Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later
  • Cost: $9.99

Gas Buddy: GasBuddy keeps you from paying too much at the pump by telling you where to find the cheapest gas in your area. Using this app, you can both locate gas stations near you and see their current gas prices.

  • Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later
  • Cost: FREE

Yelp: This app will help you locate all the local places you care to visit, including local restaurants, bars, gas stations, stores, parks and more.

  • Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later
  • Cost: FREE

Home Buying Power: This App will help you calculate your buying power on the Santa Barbara real estate market by factoring in your current debt and income.

  • Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.1 or later
  • Cost: $1.99

Photo Measures: This app helps you save measures and dimensions directly on to your phone. This will certainly come in handy if you’re an interested Santa Barbara home buyer and you want to remember how big various rooms in a prospective Santa Barbara home area. That way, you’ll be able to figure out later if it’s the layout you want and if all your furniture will fit in the new home.

  • Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.2 or later
  • Cost: $4.99

Santa Barbara Real Estate Experts

It truly is amazing how many apps there are out there that help make life easier for us. I hope I was able to tell you about an app today that piqued your interest.

As your Santa Barbara real estate expert, I pride myself on being able to provide Santa Barbara home buyers with all the information they need to make informed decisions on the Santa Barbara real estate market.

These apps can certainly make your life easier as you navigate the Santa Barbara real estate market.

Have any questions about the Santa Barbara real estate market? Then contact us, Stephanie Young and Marie Sue Parsons! We’ll be glad to help!

Until next time,

Stephanie

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