Chase offers app to search MLS listings (and apply for a mortgage)

imageCheck it out: Chase now lets you "Find and finance your new home" — the bank has an Android/iPhone app that lets you search for a home and then (of course) see about working with Chase for your mortgage.

Chase is apparently getting its listings via ListHub, which works with brokers and MLSs to syndicate listings (legally!).

Not surprisingly, seeing Chase doing the real estate thing gave rise to some interesting discussion — see at least some of it in comments on the 1000watt blog.

I’m not saying this is a good thing or a bad thing — I get enough hate mail already. But it’s certainly a reminder to brokers that, if and when you authorize your listings to be sent out into the wide, wide world (via IDX) that you keep track of where they’re actually going.

About Andrew Kantor

Andrew is VAR's editor and information manager, and -- lessee now -- a former reporter for the Roanoke Times, former technology columnist for USA Today, and a former magazine editor for a bunch of places. He hails from New York with stops in Connecticut, New Jersey, Cincinnati, Columbus, and Roanoke.
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