Corpus Christi Association of REALTORS® Launches Mobile Real Estate App
11/13/2013

The Corpus Christi Association of REALTORS®, which serves more than 900 real estate professionals in Corpus Christi, Texas, launched a free mobile application that gives today’s real estate consumer accurate real estate data.

Online PR News – 13-November-2013 – Corpus Christi, TX – Buyers and Sellers Have Access to Accurate Real Estate Information on Any Mobile Device

Real estate search has changed dramatically. Gone are the days of looking for listings in the thick MLS book, printed on a weekly basis and available only through the local real estate office. Today’s real estate search is instantaneous and done on-the-go as more and more home buyers use their mobile devices to search for properties as they are out and about in new neighborhoods.

According to a survey by the National Association of REALTORS® and Google, 89% of recent home buyers report using mobile search at some point throughout their process of buying a home, while 68% report using mobile apps.

But not all mobile real estate search is created equal. While third party apps claim to provide the latest real estate data, they often do not have direct access to the Multiple Listing System (MLS), the source of the once popular printed real estate book and the official database of real estate listings. This means that their data can often be out-of-date.

The Corpus Christi Association of REALTORS®, which serves more than 900 real estate professionals in Corpus Christi, Texas, recognized the need to provide their agents and today’s home buyers and sellers with the latest real estate data available on any mobile device. In January, they launched the Corpus Christi Association of REALTORS mobile app, a free mobile application that gives today’s real estate consumer a direct feed into the MLS. Updated throughout the day, the app provides local buyers and sellers with accurate real estate data, searchable by GPS location, or any number of other search criteria. The app is free to download and use for both members and consumers.

“With more and more consumers utilizing mobile devices every day we felt it was important to have a tool in which consumers can search for our members listings and in return connect with them,” said Josh Ellington, Director of MLS and Technology at Corpus Christi Association of REALTORS®.

Most recently, Corpus Christi Association of REALTORS® launched a special offer for members, which allows them the opportunity to get a custom branded version of the mobile app. Free for the first 60 days, the custom branded version features the agent’s brand and contact information. Once the app has been shared, users can easily get in touch with that agent via phone or email when they find a property they love. It’s a great source of information for today’s consumers and allows them to build strong relationships with their real estate agent directly.

For more information on the Corpus Christi Association of REALTORS® mobile app and this special offer, visit https://shop.smarteragent.com/cbmls/.

What is the Corpus Christi Association of REALTORS®? If you've ever participated in a real estate transaction as a buyer or seller, you know what an asset a knowledgeable, professional REALTOR® can be in closing the sale. That's what we at the Corpus Christi Association of REALTORS® (CCAR) are all about. With our 900+ member organization, our primary goals are to serve the REALTOR®, the community and you, through education, community involvement, promotion of private property rights and economic development in the coastal bend area.