What are the cost and features to develop a real estate app?


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Nowadays, almost everything can be found on the internet. So more or almost one-fifth of the people search on the internet for real estate as well. This has led to the rise in the number of real estate app development company all across the globe.

And this is only because the mobile applications make it way too easy for the consumers or clients to look for a thing they need from the comfort of sitting at their home.

On the other hand, the real estate companies get to represent their long lists in a much appealing visual manner. The other less notable thing is that the mobile app development company or companies are also benefitting from this venture.

Therefore, there is no need to tell the importance and significance of mobile applications for the real estate sector in detail. Hence let’s have a look at the benefits in brief.

What are the benefits of real estate applications?

  1. Better developer-broker coordination
  2. Connected with the customers 24X7
  3. Clean insights of property
  4. Better Customer Engagement and thus conversion
  5. An enhanced experience of a property viewing

What are the features of a real estate applications?

The main features that should be used in real estate application development are mentioned below:

  1. 3D view
  2. Calendar
  3. Broker’s contact details
  4. Sorting
  5. Favorites
  6. Map
  7. Feature to let the customer email/message the broker directly
  8. Discussion Forums

3D view

This is the best way to represent a property listing as it will appeal to the customer the most. And also helps them to get a better idea of the property and make an opinion about it.


This feature will help to keep track of the properties for their day of view.

Broker’s contact details

This is one of the most important features as this is the whole point of the application- to let customers meet the right broker and acquire the desirable real estate.


The feature of Sorting makes it easy to search for the desired property. The users will be able to set the sorting from “low-to-high” or “high-to-low”.


Allowing the customer to make a list of the properties he/she prefer, leads to better customer engagement. They will not need to repeat the search and have a record of shortlisted properties in their hands through their smartphones.


A map within the app will help to locate the exact location of the required property. And check the nearby area and amenities of the place as well.

Feature to let the customer email/message the broker directly

This feature will be immensely beneficial as the customer and client will be able to remain in touch at their preferred time and have effective communication.

Discussion Forums

In the Discussion forums, the customers will be able to get in touch with the other users and thus can associate themselves with the right people.

What are real estate app development features for Customer panel and brokers’ panel?

  1. Registration
  2. Profile verification
  3. Property search
  4. Filteration
  5. Option to view the listings either via list or map
  6. Complete details of the property
  7. Edit users’ profile
  8. Add property


To use all other features of the app the customer as well as the broker need to register and create an account on the application.

Profile verification

This feature is required to check the authenticity of all the users for assuring the safety and security of the app.

Property search

This is the central objective of the whole app, to let the customers search for the required property. After the creation and verification of the profile, users will be able to look for the property.


Enabling the customer to set the parameters for the search helps the customers greatly and saves their time. Types of filters include such as pricing, area, amenities, etc.

Option to view the listings either via list or map

Different viewing options should be available in the app for the customer. So that they can choose between map view or list view.

Complete details of the property

Whenever the customer clicks to view the details of a property, the complete information should be available.

Edit users’ profile

Option or feature to edit one’s profile should be available in the application.

Add property

The facility to add their property either for rent or to sell should be available for the users.

It is the responsibility of the real estate app development company to add all the features that we discussed here along with others in the mobile application for real estate.

What are the cost for real estate application development?

The cost for the development of a mobile application for real estate depends on the size and the complexity of the application. The other factors that affect the cost of the application development are the location of the mobile app development company and the total number of hours used up in the creation of the app.

Mentioned below is an outlining of the cost that may occur in some regions for the development of the app:

  1. Developers based in the US: $100-$250 for one hour
  2. Developers based in Eastern Europe: $80-$180 for one hour
  3. Developers based in India: $25-$50 for one hour

Now as per the segments to be included, the complete cost for Real estate app development in the US can be as mentioned underneath:

  1. Technical Documentation
  2. The user interface or UX design
  3. Front-end as well as back-end development
  4. Testing

Technical Documentation

This may take around 40 hours and the cost will be somewhere around $50(for the US).

The user interface or UX design

Assuming this may take 60 hours, the cost can be $300-$900 (for the US).

Front-end as well as back-end development

These development procedures can consume up to 400 hours, so according to that, the cost will be $40,000-$70,000(for the US).


The testing of the application can take up to 50 hours and it can cost you around $5000-$12,000(for the US).

Summing it up

Therefore after considering all the factors and costs for them, the total cost for the development of a mobile application for real estate can be between $58,000-$1,45,000(for the US).

The cost will vary according to the features you decide to put in and the hours that it will consume. The cost can go further high as well if the application is rich in features and made with high standards of quality.

Tarun Nagar
Tarun Nagar is the Founder & CEO of Dev Technosys, a global ranking Mobile and Web Development Company. With 10+ years of experience of enabling then Startups which are now global leaders with creative solutions, he is differentiated by out-of-the-box IT solutions throughout the domain. He is known for his visionary qualities and adaptability for technology and trends, passionate as he is in every aspect dedicated to making IT simple, accessible and approachable for business enterprises.


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