New Mel Foster Mobile Application Let's Users Search for a Dream Home on the Go

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Mel Foster Co. launches Android™ application to provide another convenient method of property searching.

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Screen shot of GPS location-based search in Mel Foster Android™ application

We’re making it easier than ever for our customers to research properties and contact us to schedule a showing.

Mel Foster Co. has launched a new property search application for the Android™ smartphones. The Mel Foster app is free and available through the Android™ Market. “We’re making it easier than ever for our customers to research properties and contact us to schedule a showing,” says Kris Ratigan, Director of Marketing for Mel Foster Co. The real estate leader will also be releasing an app for the iPhone® and Blackberry smartphones in the near future.

The app allows users to search for homes using the most popular criteria – city, number of bedrooms and bathrooms, and price range. In addition, a user can sort the results by distance from his or her current location. Multiple photos of each property are available and the listing agent’s information is prominent. Property results are not limited to those listed by Mel Foster. Consumers and real estate professionals will have access to all listed properties in this market.

The Nielsen Company is projecting that smartphones will make up more than half of the US mobile market in 2011. With this in mind, Mel Foster Co. worked with Quad Cities Web Design and Internet Marketing company, Terrostar, to develop the new application. “At Mel Foster Co., we understand the impact mobile technology is having on our clients as well as our associates. We see these apps as an opportunity for us to provide innovative, service-oriented solutions to our increasingly mobile customers,” adds Kris Ratigan.

About Mel Foster Co.
Founded in 1921, Mel Foster Co. is the Real Estate Leader of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois serving Davenport, Bettendorf, Moline, Rock Island and the surrounding Quad City area, and it is Iowa’s largest independently owned real estate company. The company specializes in residential sales and offers services in insurance, commercial, farm and land sales, land development, and management, rental, relocation, career development, new construction and senior services. Visit our website at for more information.

About Terrostar
Terrostar was founded in 1999 and specializes in custom Web Design, Internet Marketing, E-commerce, and Search Engine Optimization. The organization’s highly creative, talented team shares a single goal — to provide its clients with web-based marketing tools that not only look great, but work.


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