Since 1952, Iowa Realty has moved more Iowans than any other company. In addition to having over 700 agents statewide with the knowledge, technology and network to help you find or sell a home, the Iowa Realty Home Search app provides you with the power of cutting edge technology on your iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch that our competitors can’t match.
Quickly find houses for sale in the Des Moines, Cedar Rapids and Iowa City areas on the go using our Home Scan feature, using your device’s GPS or by drawing your own custom search area. You can also search by MLS#, address, city, zip code, school, and more.
Once you’ve found a home you love, add it to your favorites! We will also get you in contact with one of our agents to help you take the next step.
•Inventory updated every 15 minutes
•View high resolution photos and full property details
•Get driving directions on the go & narrow your search by preferred commute time
•Home Scan feature allows you to search for properties using a live camera view
•Use the draw feature to create your own search area on the map
•Search for properties by address, city, zip, MLS#, school, recently listed and more
•Save your favorite listings and share them via email or your social networks
With this update, new in-app messaging make for fast and simple collaboration on the listings you're interested in.
Communicate with your agent right in the app! Search for homes and discuss all in one place. You can even pull in friends, family or whoever else you're working with as you find your new home. Chat with anyone, whether they're using the app or not, and we'll make sure they get the message. No more dealing with multiple emails and text chains.
Make your search more efficient by hiding homes that don’t fit your needs or price range. Once you hide them, they will never show up on the map search again!
Ask for a mortgage quote on any listing from a licensed mortgage professional.
And a few more improvements to the app:
- Improvements to the agent roster
- Full iPhone X support
- Autocomplete search uses color to designate status of listings
- See property boundaries on the main search map (in supported areas)
- Save open houses to your calendar
- Option to open directions in Waze
- Numerous bug fixes
Ratings and Reviews
HomeScan is unreal!
The HomeScan feature on this APP is like nothing I've ever seen. Just hold the phone up, look through the camera and if a house is for sale a little bubble pops up in the direction you're looking. Have no idea how they are doing this, but it's cool.
Frustrating to use
This app has so much potential but is completely frustrating to use and, ultimately, falls short of being as effective as possible.
- saved lists disappearing
- searches intermittently not working
- insufficient filter options (or no option to exclude or include pending, foreclosures, features of the home, etc.)
It seems geared more toward connecting people to realtors versus being a helpful search tool.
I will stick with other apps despite the fact that many of the houses I drive by and want further information on have Iowa Realty signs in the yard. I thought the app would be a great supplement to those “drive-by finds” but I have been completely disappointed.
Parts of the app are amazing. But the simple features (EG: favorite listings) doesn’t work. So I’m not ever able to save the listings I like, I always have to go through them all. Would really like to see this fixed.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.