As with all parts of our lives these days, apps are now playing a greater and more sophisticated role in the life of the homeowner and new home buyer.

Here are a few of our favourites property apps for your mobile gadgets;

IMFUNA AND INVENTORY PRO

Designed to enable agents or landlords to agree a cloud-based inventory when letting a property. This takes the potential for confusion and costly disputes over that missing vacuum cleaner at the end of a tenancy! You can even print and sign the finished inventory and keep a copy each.

Compatible with iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad

Inventory Pro - Free from iTunes with a £4.99 charge for each report.
Imfuna Inventory - Free from iTunes with a single inspections or reports from £1.

PINTEREST

A popular social platform that has long been considered a fantastic way to be inspired by other people’s taste and ingenuity. It’s free to use and a real bonus for those looking for ideas for that funky new pergola, kitchen garden or home extension.

Pinterest - iPhone, iPad and Google / Android. Free.

REMODELISTA

Like Pin It but property specific. Again, this app is a great way to glean inspiration. Several Hollywood stars are rumoured to use the app - so why not join the jet set (on your ipad at least!). Click on the furnishings and fixtures to locate suppliers who will help you find the best price and place to buy.

Remodelista - iPhone & iPad, £1.99 from iTunes

CROWN COLOUR MATCH

A little less chic but still cool. Crown’s Colour Match app is designed to help you colour match paints from their range. Helps to take the guesswork out of decorating and reduce the number of times you have to repaint the walls! Simply take photos of furnishings, carpets and other items and the app suggests colour matches to suit your space!

Crown Colour Match - iPhone. Free from iTunes

LEGAL 4 LANDLORDS

A great way to start the tenant screening process. Checks certain ‘blacklists’ and checks whether a potential tenant has ever been evicted. Helps to take some of the risk out of letting your home to a stranger.

Legal 4 Landlords - iPhone. Free from iTunes
Compatible with: iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad

SWEET HOME 3D

A simple to use app that enables you to plan your improvements before you start! Once you’ve decided what to do, simply click the 3D mode to walk through your planned new look. Saves time and money and helps you get a better idea of the end result before you open a tin of paint!

Sweet Home 3D - iPhone and iPad, £4.99 from iTunes

RIGHTMOVE, ZOOPLA & PRIMELOCATION

These three apps are a MUST for the home buyer looking for the perfect place. Online advertising through the big three providers is now a critical part of home sales and these apps are now so sophisticated that you can do most of your home hunting from the sofa! You can even set up email notifications for specific criteria and set search areas by radius or a red line around a map. Arrange viewings with the click of a button. What’s not to like.

Rightmove | Zoopla | PrimeLocation - All main platforms. Free to download.

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