Homes.com® Launches Rentals Mobile App for iOS7 and Android
Searchable by commute time and most desired amenities, app provides complete search experience for consumers
NORFOLK, Va. (Oct. 16, 2013) – Homes.com®, a leading online real estate destination, announced today the launch of its Homes.com Rentals Mobile App, the company’s first dedicated rental app optimized for mobile users. The new app continues the company’s tradition of delivering invaluable search tools for consumers.
With today’s sophisticated renter in mind, the Homes.com app is the first in the market to offer current commute times for points of interest such as user’s place of employment, gym or shopping, tailoring the app to today’s ever busy consumer. On-the-go consumers can easily browse an expansive database of rental listings on the Homes.com app, including rentals listed on sister site, ForRent.com, the exclusive provider of apartment listings on Homes.com. Homes.com developed the smartphone app for effortless use on both iOS and Android devices and included iOS7 features such as natural navigation gestures.
“With year-over-year rental search traffic growing on Homes.com by more than 514 percent on mobile devices, our first priority in designing the rentals mobile app was to create an optimal shopping experience for renters,” said Brock MacLean, executive vice president of Homes.com. “The new app allows consumers to customize searches, instantly view and save listings, and connect with agents or property managers. Whether a renter is searching for a place to celebrate, create or unwind, the place to find it is Homes.com.”
The Homes.com Rentals App is the only app currently available from national real estate search sites that allows renters to easily filter search results based on pet-friendly rentals. Map searches are made simple with slide and tap navigation, all while referencing a geo-targeted map for an easy view of points of interest throughout the search experience.
As a benefit to advertisers, the new Homes.com Rentals App will launch with expansive rental inventory provided exclusively by ForRent.com and participating Homes.com agents, brokers, and MLSs. Additionally, all consumer inquiries will be sent to the advertiser for lead follow-up.
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As one of North America’s top online real estate destinations, Homes.com® Rentals inspires consumers to dream big. From affordable houses to luxurious estates, condos, apartment rentals and more, Homes.com features nearly 3 million property listings and a user-friendly format, making finding your next home easy. Visitors to the Homes.com blog will find a collection of rich content and posts on DIY projects, painting, organization tips and more, providing the ultimate resource for everything home related. From finding your first apartment to buying your first home, upgrading, downsizing and everything in between, Homes.com is an inspiring and engaging partner in every phase of the home buying or renting process.
Homes.com is a division of Dominion Enterprises, a leading marketing services and publishing company headquartered in Norfolk, Virginia. For more information, visit www.dominionenterprises.com.
As one of the nation’s leading online home search destinations, ForRent.com® inspires renters to discover their next apartment, loft, townhouse, or condo. ForRent.com features rental listings in a user-friendly format, making finding your next home an easy exploration. Visitors to ForRent.com’s apartment living blog, Facebook page, Twitter account and Pinterest boards will discover relevant content and can join the conversation surrounding their home decorating style, rental tips and more, serving as the complete resource for renters in every part of their living experience.