The DuProprio app is back
Published on January 17, 2023
You asked and we listened! After we launched our first app in 2009—one of Canada’s first—we’re back with an all-new, revamped and improved version!
You can now download the app on your phone!
The user experience was our primary concern in the new app. We wanted it to be simple, user-friendly and enjoyable. Julie Benoit, DuProprio CEO & COO, explained, “Innovation doesn’t always mean something visually dazzling or a never-before-seen gadget. Especially for a service business like DuProprio. We focused our decisions on ease of use, simplicity and speed, to allow users to find their way in the app easily and intuitively.”
For property-seekers in Quebec, the app has all the website’s favourite functionalities, in an updated design that meets their expectations:
- Searching for different types of properties for sale agent-free
- Saving favourite properties
- Advanced search filters
- Saving search criteria
- Searching by list or map
- Direct access to the homeowners
- 3D virtual tours
- Ability to make private notes on favourite properties
- Desjardins mortgage calculator
- And more!
And users can go from the app to the site—and back again—without a hitch! And once a search or property is saved on the app, it automatically appears in that DuProprio buyer’s account on the website.
The app also offers two major new features that are sure to appeal to property-seekers.
Before, alerts about new properties came once a day by email. But now, house-hunters can get a real-time notification when a property matching their search criteria is listed online.
Alerts can also be activated for favourites. A notification is sent if a favourite property is holding an open house or drops its price significantly. Alerts (by email, notification or both) can be managed in the app. Preferences can be changed at any time.
Buyers can now easily view properties for sale near them, thanks to the app’s optional geolocation services. Whether from the comfort of home or when out and about, they can sort their search by distance from their location and opt for a list view or interactive map view.
To create our new app, we placed our trust in Mirego, a digital product firm located in Québec City and Montréal. There’s a reason for that! They were responsible for the success of the first version of our app, which was featured by Apple in this French-language TV ad for the iPhone in Canada:
Mirego: A select partner
Sébastien Morin was the art and marketing director at DuProprio when the first mobile app was developed. At DuProprio, he “learned that an industry could be reinvented by a digital product created by a small group of enthusiastic people.”
Now a partner and the co-president & chief strategy officer at Mirego, Sébastien believes DuProprio’s first app was “the first spark that lit the fire” within the digital product firm. Martin Gagnon, co-founder of Mirego and the developer of the first app in 2009, recalls that “DuProprio was a one-of-a-kind client in the history of the company.” In fact, DuProprio’s was one the first apps for the general public that Mirego produced. When the time came to make a new version, Sébastien saw this as an “opportunity to give sellers and buyers the app they deserve.” He says the whole team at Mirego was thrilled to be involved.
This new app has been the most recent large-scale project conducted in partnership between the two firms. It also puts DuProprio back in the mobile app game! “Our greatest priorities are offering an essential showcase to owners who have decided to sell agent-free and facilitating access for aspiring homeowners,” stated Julie Benoit. “With real-time notifications, particularly for newly listed properties, and with direct access to the owner-seller, we really wanted to help potential buyers make the most of their time.”
The new version focuses on the search for properties in Quebec, and the next major update of the app will include many options for DuProprio sellers. Keep an eye out for it!
Do you know who the best person is to sell your property? It’s you. With the help of our support and visibility services, it pays to believe in yourself. Find out more by scheduling a call with our team or watching our short webinar.