Real Estate Mobile App
Not Sure You Need One? Read through the questions and answers below and we believe you will change your mind.
There is a lot of incorrect media reports saying that having a responsive real estate website is all you need for displaying it on a mobile device. Depends on the audience. If your specialty focus is mainly baby boomers then a responsive website will usually display fine on a mobile device. You simply scroll up and down to what you want. Menus are drop down and you pick which one you want. If your specialty focus is on millennials then you better have a mobile app. Millennials primarily want to swipe and click which a responsive website won't provide.
With most major cities now experiencing over 80% use of mobile devices the world of the desktop computer is quickly becoming obsolete.
Starting in mid-2015, Google quietly began to search for websites that were mobile friendly and mobile ready. Google then created a second search engine for mobile that is separate from the desktop engine. Next, Google began to prioritize mobile websites over desk top websites. Increasingly, real estate websites that were responsive began to rank higher in some cases over their desktop competitors. Thus the responsive website push began to ensure your website displayed well on mobile devices. In 2016, there are very few genuine real estate mobile apps. What's next for Google? I think you already know.
The answer is YES! But How is that possible you ask? We know the answer to this very well and the many mobile app firms we've contacted to build a SEO architected real estate mobile app DO NOT understand how to do that.
Yes a real estate mobile app can display listings. The key question here is HOW do they display real estate listings. Our research shows some mobile app vendors just display your website page listings on the mobile device. That's a big mistake and not the correct way to do this.
Yes you can do that. Much like template real estate websites, you and others who purchase such quick real estate mobile apps will risk having poor code, duplicate content and all the apps look the same. Is this how you want to represent your real estate business?
You do. You will have some steps to go through to get your custom real estate mobile app accepted by Apple and we will guide you through the process. After your custom real estate mobile app is launched we can either turn the code over to you or we can assist in its maintenance with our subscription maintenance service. Please note as technology changes, your IDX vendor makes software updates and new mobile devices are released to the market, your real estate mobile app will need to be current or Apple will remove it from their store for download.
Yes. We will discuss how simple or comprehensive you want your custom real estate mobile app and advise you on the time and cost to build and launch it. It's important we fully understand your requirements so we can deliver the mobile app that truly reflects your real estate business. Lastly, Apple has a review process and it's most important we adhere to their design guidelines to ensure your mobile app is accepted into their app store. Likewise for Samsung and android apps.
Yes and No. You can select either Apple or Android or both for your customer real estate mobile app.
Yes and we have services for such changes. Please note that changes still require the Apple and Android approval process before they can be made live.
Yes we provide monthly SEO reports for our mobile app clients if they subscribe to our monthly SEO analysis services. With Google increasingly focused on the success and content of mobile apps, you will want to be ahead of the SEO curve for your real estate mobile app. We monitor and stayed well educated on this evolving area of SEO so you our client can benefit.