I have a confession to make – I am a window shopper when it comes to houses. Despite being very happily established in my own family home, I can’t keep away from show homes and estate agents. I love to have a good old nosey at other people’s houses. And the great news is that in these days of smartphones you can walk down a road, see a “for sale” board, and have the house details in the palm of your hand within seconds. So when I was asked to try out the new iPhone app “Prime Location” I was delighted to have the chance to investigate some premium properties across the UK.
Prime Location Property Search by The Digital Property Group Ltd is a free iPhone app which promises to help you “find prime properties from leading estate agents in desirable locations across the UK”. What sets it apart from other similar apps is its camera view function, where you can literally hold your phone up to look around your vicinity and see any nearby properties for sale or for rent on an augmented reality display. Oh, and the fact that it contains details of some really REALLY
expensive nice properties.
playing with testing this app over the last couple of weeks, and I’ve got on with it really well. It’s very easy to use – the first screen gives you all the options you need to locate property information – search by actual location or a postcode to locate properties to buy or rent, or nearby estate agents. Or of course you can use the camera view to hone in on your perfect property. You can also save searches for future use and if you have an account on the PrimeLocation.com website you can sync your phone so that any saved searches or saved properties you carry out on your phone will be shared with your my ‘My PrimeLocation’ account, and available on the web as well as on your phone.
When your search results are returned the property details are clear and easy to navigate. The properties I looked at all had a good number of photos with them along with the property description and, the best part, either a floorplan or a digital copy of the full brochure.
I was a bit disappointed that the photos of each property could not be resized in any way – particularly as some properties have their floor plan included with the photos. At such a small size that they are hard to read – I would like to be able to “zoom in” to such photos. It also looks like the full brochures are held in PDF format – if that is the case I would like to be able to save the PDF into my iBooks app for future reference. Neither of these are showstoppers in any way, and I must say I really like this app!
You may already have different property apps on your iPhone, but I’m of the opinion that you can’t have too much of a good thing. This app offers really quick and easy access to all the information you need about a range of properties – so if you’re a keen window shopper like me I recommend you download Prime Location (it’s free after all!) and check it out!
Now if you’ll excuse me, I’ve found a couple of extremely nice properties in my local area that I have to just check out again…
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This is a sponsored post – I have received payment for my time spent producing this review. This has not influenced the opinions stated above which are entirely my own. The link to the app in this post contains my iTunes affiliate code (which will have absolutely no effect as the app is free)