ONE great thing about technology is that it makes our lives easier, from ordering food right to your doorstep, helping us keep in contact with loved ones and buy things with the tap of a finger.

But it doesn’t stop there.

The property industry, like many others, have embraced the digital age we are in and has made life easier for homebuyers.

Interested in helping those looking to buy as the market slowly begins to pick back up, compiled a list of the best apps for those looking to buy:

1. Rightmove/Zoopla (Free): Not only will you get listings for every property that’s up for sale on both of their websites, but you’ll also be able to access information such as schools and stations near each property.

They also have neat features allowing you to use GPS technology to see the properties for sale as you wander around different streets.

What’s more, you can turn on alerts that help keep you ahead of others when something new comes on the market.

2. Crime map (Free): If you’re moving to a new area, being aware of any previous and current local crime is essential.

Homebuyers can now add to their local knowledge with Crime Map.

This app gives statistics on crime levels in any area of England & Wales and compares it to the national average – offering potential homebuyers peace of mind.

3. AroundMe (Free): If you’re moving to an area where you are not overly familiar with your surroundings, then this app can be of great value.

AroundMe is a useful tool to help find places nearby such as the most convenient bank, supermarket, or park.

It comes complete with maps and user ratings – helping you to pinpoint those all-important spots.

4. Houzz (Free): When looking for ideas on how to decorate the new place, try the Houzz app.

This app lets you browse through images and pin them on to mood boards for inspiration.

As well as this, you can browse through over 16 million photos of home interiors and exteriors.

You can also find, view, and buy products for your home and even get professional advice from the likes of architects all in one place.

5. Planner 5d (Free): Whether you’ve already found your dream home and are ready to start decorating or you are at the planning stages of moving, it’s never too early to look at the interior side of things.

Planner 5d allows you to create, view and edit your home interiors in 2D or 3D.

6. Hoffr (Free): Hoffr is a low cost and easy way to access private property sales across the UK.

The app includes an ‘open home’ feature that lets you request viewing times and sellers can also accept or reject requests, all at the click of a button.

It’s free to contact sellers or buyers, and there are no registration or application fees involved.

Homebuyers and sellers have nothing to lose and everything to gain with this app.