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Looking for a Home?

With back to school just around the corner, real estate sales will be experiencing an uptick. Maybe it's because vacations have come to an end, but historically sales pick up in the fall. Realtor.com is the most used site for searching and researching homes for sale, and has just updated their iPhone app.

When it was first released, I was somewhat underwhelmed. This update though, has included a search function that takes advantage of touch screen technology that adds a real WOW factor.... You can draw a circle around the neighborhood you are interested in and it will return all homes for sale in that area. It is quite common for families to be interested In certain neighborhoods that have good schools, or nice playgrounds, or good shopping nearby, and up until now there was no easy way to search in just the right places. You would have to create a search and then weed through results that invariably included areas you were not interested in.

I am sure that this technology will be common in the near future, yet I am very grateful to have it available now. It is an iPhone/iPod Touch app for now, but does display on the iPad in reduced resolution. If you are looking for a new home, you will be very impressed with the new Realtor.com app.

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Steve Overton has been working with and providing tech support for realtors for more than 20 years. He was a Dale Carnegie Instructor in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont for 10 years. During that time, he bought his first handheld device — an Apple Newton — and hasn't looked back since.

Currently a realtor in Vermont at Keller Williams Green Mountain Properties, Steve owns four Macintosh computers, as well as an iPhone, and iPad. He is happily married and lives on 25 acres with his wife of 16 years.