ByTheOwner.com launches an iPhone-based mobile service for home buyers



    CHARNY, QC, April 6 /CNW Telbec/ - ByTheOwner.com is launching Canada's
first iPhone application designed for those seeking to buy a home directly
from the owner.
    The application can be downloaded free from the Apple Store. It enables
users to effortlessly access a mobile version of the leading for sale by owner
(FSBO) website in the country and view more than 7,500 listings of homes for
sale.
    "The GPS installed in the iPhone establishes the position of the phone,
allowing you to instantly see a geographic map showing homes for sale in the
area in which you are located," explains Samuel Bouchard, technological
director at ByTheOwner.com.
    The user can then read a detailed description of the property, see both
exterior and interior photos, and then get useful information such as the
asking price, street directions and the vendor's contact details.
    "Our objective was to offer a tool that would be both helpful and easy to
use for the 250,000 Canadians who already have an iPhone," added Samuel
Bouchard. "We feel we've achieved our aims, having reproduced all the elements
that made our website a success, notably simple navigation, high-quality
content and user-friendliness," he said.
    This special ByTheOwner.com application is the ideal tool for buyers who
like to tour different neighborhoods in which they would consider living.

    <a href="http://duproprio.com/iphone">To view a demonstration of the system, click here</a>
    <a href="http://ax.itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/browserRedirect?url=itms%253A%252F%252Fax.itunes.apple.com%252FWebObjects%252FMZStore.woa%252Fwa%252FviewSoftware%253Fid%253D306136001%2526mt%253D">To download the application from Apple Store, click here</a>

    About ByTheOwner.com

    Based in Charny, in the Quebec City area, DuProprio.com offers a full
Web-based real estate service permitting individuals to sell their homes
privately with no agents and no commissions.
    Over the years, ByTheOwner.com has distinguished itself from other
companies through its many innovations. It was the first to introduce HDR
photography, Google Map searches, interactive 3-D visits and webcams. Since
its founding in 1997, more than 25,000 Canadians have sold their homes through
its network.




For further information:

For further information: Frédéric Auger, Communications, Director,
ByTheOwner.com.com, 1-866-387-7677 #123, fauger@duproprio.com

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