It a nagging questions that comes up every so often about the value of your Los Altos home!  How quickly can you get a free Los Alto home appraisal?!  

Well, the answer is in your Smart Phone with an app called Homesnap where all you launch the app and take a photo of your home!  The rest seems like magic.    After the photo is taken, the phone displays a map of the immediate area.  Once you confirm the home’s address on the map the app displays the following information on your home:

1) Property Address
2) Number of Bedrooms
3) Number of Bathrooms
4) Size  (By Sqft)
5) Lot Size (by Acres)
6) Value Estimate (Low, High)

You can add a Comment or Mark it as a Favorite in addition to posting the information through Social Media apps such as Facebook,or Twitter.  You can also email this results of this quick appraisal to your Real Estate agent for a conversation about your options.

This app  is Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation), iPad 2 Wi-Fi, iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G, iPad (3rd generation), iPad Wi-Fi + 4G, iPad (4th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (4th generation), iPad mini and iPad mini Wi-Fi + Cellular. Requires iOS 6.0 or later. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.    The app also supports Android devices as well.  

According to Homesnaps website they have information on more than 90 million homes in their catalog.  The benefits of using Homesnap are obvious since it takes the guess work out of the finding home values if you find yourself in an unfamiliar neighborhood.   However, we would love to be able to have the app linked to the Public Records so we could identify the home owners and mortgage history.   

Have you used this app!?  Let us know what you think?

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