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Put a realtor in your pocket with Trulia's Android app

by Caitlin M. Foyt

Trulia Real Estate Search is like having a real estate agent in your pocket.

Just by typing in the specifics of what you're looking for — where you're interested in living (the app allows location and GPS search), property type, selecting either for sale or rent, price range, square footage and features — you can cut your search time by immediately finding places that best suit you.

Trulia places all your search results on a map, and provides turn-by-turn driving directions to each property. There's also a feature that lists your results, and includes full-color photos. What's really nice about the listing option is that you can organize these results by best match, how new the listing is, price (high to low and low to high), bedrooms, bathrooms and square footage.

If you find a property or two that catches your eye, you can save your favorites using the "Save Search" option, and check to see if there's an open house in the near future.

Perhaps Trulia's coolest feature is the "Price Reduced" tab, which lets users know which properties have recently been marked down and by how much.

This app is arranged in a very sensical way, which makes it easy to navigate. I didn't come upon any kind of technical issue during my exploration of the app.

Trulia makes searching for a place to live simple and practical. I definitely recommend giving it a try if you're in the market for a new home.

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