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Real Estate App Cost Estimate

What is a real estate app?

A real estate application is a web, mobile, or desktop application that enables users to search and browse for properties to buy. Real estate apps typically include features such as an address lookup feature, the ability to view photos and floor plans of each property, and information about the neighborhood in which it’s located. Real estate apps are similar to other real-estate apps and property management apps, along with home improvement apps and contractor management apps. Realtor.com, Zillow, Redfin, and Trulia are leading examples of real estate apps. Examples of real estate apps built with Crowdbotics:

What is the typical cost to build a real estate app?

A real estate app usually costs about $37,500 to build. However, the total cost can be as low as $25,000 or as high as $50,000. A real estate app with a low number of features (also known as a minimum viable product, or MVP) will be more affordable than an app that includes all intended functionality. For example, here are some previous real estate app price quotes from Crowdbotics:

How long does it take to build a real estate app?

A real estate app usually takes 340 hours to build. However, a real estate app can be built in as few as 107 hours, or in as many as 800 hours. The exact timeline mostly depends on how complicated your specific app is. As a general rule, it will take longer if you require highly custom designs, niche features, complex logic, or non-standard release platforms. For example, some previous real estate apps build with Crowdbotics received the following hourly estimates:

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How to successfully grow your real estate application

A real estate app can grow by offering users the ability to organize and share their homes with each other. This can be done by providing a platform for users to exchange ideas about their homes, or through virtual tours that let users virtually walk through the homes of other users. It’s also common for real estate apps to offer referral programs for new home buyers, which give incentives to both the buyer and the seller. Additionally, real estate apps can increase customer loyalty by offering tools for property managers and homeowners to track maintenance and upkeep.

Risks and challenges of building a real estate application

A real estate app can face a variety of legal and reputational risks. Some of these risks include: liability for user-generated content, violations of local zoning restrictions, and the use of third party data sources that do not meet applicable regulatory requirements. Before building a real estate app, it is recommended that you consult with experienced counsel to ensure you are compliant with all applicable laws and regulations.