HomeFinder.com Releases First Open Home Pro™ App for Android™ Tablets

Android™ tablet users can now manage open houses on top ranked open house management app. 

Chicago, IL, July 16, 2014– HomeFinder.com, a leading real estate search site, announces the official release of its Open Home Pro™ app for Android™ tablets. The free tablet app joins the top ranked iPad app, which replaces a paper and pen sign-in sheet at open houses. The Open Home Pro™ app for Android™ tablets can be downloaded for free in Google Play.

HomeFinder.com’s launch of the first Open Home Pro™ app for Android™ tablets will help more agents and brokers collect and convert leads at open houses. Android™ users can expect the same simplicity and time saving benefits trusted by more than 40,000 iPad users, including the ability to:

  • Collect and convert qualified leads: The Open Home Pro™ app tells agents if potential homebuyers have an agent representing them, if they are pre-approved for a mortgage, and which leads are highly interested. After prospective buyers have entered their information, real estate agents can make notes as they tour the property.
  • Automate follow-ups with homebuyers: As an open house is in progress, the Open Home Pro™ app automatically sends every visitor a follow-up email with property details and the real estate agent’s contact information. If any changes are made to the listing (ex: price change), the Open Home Pro™ app will instantly notify all potential buyers of the change.
  • Automatically identify qualified buyers: Post-open house, agents and brokers can easily sort through potential buyers who visited specific properties. The Open Home Pro™ app sends agents a lead report email and identifies the leads that deserve immediate attention.
  • Increase traffic to open houses: One-click social media sharing saves agents time promoting their open houses.
  • Create a feedback loop with visitors: The visitor feedback gives agents talking points to advise sellers on selling strategy and listing price adjustments.
  • Connect with more homebuyers Listings can gain increased exposure through HomeFinder.com’s national online consumer audience and the 375+ local newspaper real estate search sites that HomeFinder.com powers.
  • Access top-rated support: The Open Home Pro™ app is backed by HomeFinder.com’s top rated support team, making sure agents get the answers they need quickly.

“Since we acquired the Open Home Pro™ app in late 2013, we have been eager to release the Android™ version so the thousands of Android™ using real estate agents can experience the same benefits as iPad users,” says Doug Breaker, president and CEO, HomeFinder.com. “Over the last few months we’ve received hundreds of requests for an Android™ app; we listened to our audience and used this feedback to launch a new product.”

Since the release of the Open Home Pro™ iPad app in 2010, more than 40,000 real estate agents have downloaded the app, and approximately 32,000 photos are uploaded per month.

The Open Home Pro™ app for Android tablets is available for free in Google Play. For more information on the Open Home Pro™ app visit: http://www.homefinder.com/openhomepro/.

About HomeFinder.com

HomeFinder.com is a digital real estate site that offers an easy to navigate home search experience. The site has 3.2 million monthly visitors who access more than four million national real estate listings. Its mobile search offerings include the Real Estate Search iPhone app, Real Estate Android® app and a mobile-optimized site.

More than 20,000 real estate agents and brokers use HomeFinder.com’s digital marketing solutions, including the Open Home Pro(™) app, My Market Ads, Single Property Websites, Enhanced Listings and Featured Properties.

HomeFinder.com is jointly owned by Gannett Company, Inc. (NYSE: GCI), The McClatchy Company (NYSE: MNI) and Tribune Publishing Company (TPUB). HomeFinder.com powers the real estate search for more than 375 online newspapers in this national affiliate network, and provides consumers access to local real estate listings. As a partner of the the Local Media Consortium, HomeFinder.com is the preferred real estate provider for the alliance’s 55 local media outlets and more than 700 newspapers. HomeFinder.com is headquartered in Chicago.