The Houston Association of REALTORS® has created a unique and innovative real estate mobile search experience. Car Mode is the newest feature of its HAR.com mobile app.
Car Mode enables consumers to instantly access property sale and rental listing information on their smartphone, safely and hands-free. When Car Mode is enabled and prospective home buyers or renters safely stop the car in front of a property, the app will automatically display listing images and read aloud key listing details. Users can then interact with the app using voice commands to find financial information, school details, or connect directly with the listing agent. HAR MLS subscribers using the app can also access Realtor-only information such as sold prices and agent private remarks.
“HAR is committed to making the home buying process as easy and accessible as possible,” said HAR Chair Kenya Burrell-VanWormer. “Car Mode means consumers and REALTORS® that are out and about can access important information the moment they spot a property of interest.”
“We approach design and search with the user in mind for the best experience looking for a home,” said HAR Chief Technology Officer Taqi Rizvi. “HAR Car Mode interaction is based on a human-centered design approach, and hence it is very simple and natural. The user stops the car, listens to listing details, and ask questions using voice”.
The free HAR.com mobile app is available for all devices at www.har.com/mobile.