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Homesnap Now Available to Over 1 Million Agents
BETHESDA, Md., May 7, 2019 -- Homesnap, the leading provider of technology solutions to the real estate industry, today announced that over one million agents across the country now have access to its platform, including the mobile productivity app Homesnap Pro. This milestone is firm evidence of the industry's adoption of Homesnap as the leading technology solution for agents, brokers and consumers. Homesnap partners with over 200 multiple listing services (MLSs) to provide Homesnap Pro as their mobile solution for agents and brokers. Homesnap Pro offers essential products for agent and broker success, including productivity tools, marketing services and client management, on a single platform. Features like Homesnap's in-app messaging, free branding, digital marketing services and many others all work to strengthen relationships with clients and prospects and make real estate professionals more productive from their phones. As the public-facing brand of the Broker Public Portal (BPP), Homesnap operates a leading home search portal with real-time MLS data which is visited by millions of consumers each month. Following industry-friendly Fair Display Guidelines, Homesnap sends all leads for free to the listing agent or broker and does not feature any third-party ads in the app or online. Homesnap has delivered over a million free leads to listing agents and brokers since its launch. "This is a landmark moment for our company," said Homesnap co-founder Steve Barnes. "Since our founding, our mission has been to serve and work with the industry, recognizing the value that agents and brokers bring to their clients. We set out to build a national brand with a national footprint, and now that Homesnap is accessible to over one million real estate professionals, that vision is becoming a reality." Homesnap is also integrated with leading MLS software systems, including CoreLogic's Matrix and Black Knight's Paragon, which allows agents to perform their essential MLS-related tasks from one device, using one app, wherever they are. These integrations with the industry at a fundamental level will continue to drive widespread use of Homesnap in markets across the country. "This incredible milestone is a testament to the success we've achieved in building products that agents and brokers need and use and that MLSs are proud to provide. We're excited to continue enhancing and improving Homesnap in the coming years," said John Mazur, CEO of Homesnap. About Homesnap With easy-to-use mobile technology fueled by unmatched, real-time data intelligence, Homesnap is changing the way real estate agents connect with consumers and serve their clients. The industry-endorsed Homesnap platform leverages real-time data from over 200 MLSs to empower millions of consumers each month with a superior home search experience, while providing over 85% of U.S. agents with access to powerful mobile tools that automate their work and accelerate their success. With the Homesnap mobile app, the highest rated consumer home search application; Homesnap Pro, the industry-standard mobile business platform for agents; and the Homesnap national home search portal, a joint venture with the industry-backed Broker Public Portal, the integrated Homesnap platform is transforming the industry by bringing real-time to real estate. More information can be found at www.homesnap.com.
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NEW: Bring Your Listing to Life with Homesnap Stories
Homesnap is excited to announce our newest feature: Homesnap Stories! With Homesnap Stories, you can add unique, engaging marketing content right to your active listings through the Homesnap Pro app. Think of all the selling points about a home that are tough to get across in a photo. Now, you can take your own photos and videos and add them directly to your Homesnap listing. Add text, emojis, and even use augmented reality to create one-of-a-kind marketing content that you can also share on Facebook and Instagram. Record a voice-over or add music to personalize your Stories even more. We want agents to have an easy, engaging way to create marketing content (especially video) on their own, and that's the benefit of Homesnap Stories. Here's how you can add one to your listing: 1. Find the "Add Story" button near the top of any of your active listings. 2. Upload a photo from your phone, or take a new photo/video in real time. Swing by the property once it's on the market to add your Story, and add more content ahead of an open house to get potential buyers excited about visiting. Your Stories will stay on the listing until it's off the market. 3. Add text to make your photo or video pop. A few ideas: the name of the neighborhood, the time of your next open house, or a feature you want to highlight. 4. Add emojis or real estate stickers to call out important selling points We have a custom set of real estate-themed stickers — in addition to traditional emojis — so you can easily call out big selling points. New roof? Walk-in closet? Call 'em out in a fun way with our emoji stickers! 5. Add 3D effects with augmented reality mode Get really creative by adding personalized 3D effects — like a for-sale or open house sign — that become virtual objects in your Story! 6. Add voice-over or music You can record a voice-over if you want to explain specific features, or choose from our music library. The voice-over feature is a great opportunity to showcase your expertise on camera. If you don't want either, no worries — skip ahead! 7. Post that Story! When your Story is complete, hit the button to post and it'll appear right on your listing. If you want to share it on your own Facebook or Instagram Stories page, you can easily do that as well. After your Story is published, you can also see when your branded clients and connected agents have viewed your Story. It's a great way to follow up with clients who might be interested in your listing. Want a deeper dive into how to make Homesnap Stories and why every agent should be marketing their listings with them? Click here to sign up for our FREE webinar! Currently, Homesnap Stories is available on web and iOS — Android users will be able to add stories through their devices soon! To view the original post, visit the Homesnap blog.
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Homesnap Launches 'Flashback Photos' Feature for Pro+ Members
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New: Matterport 3D Home Tours on Homesnap
Homebuyers love the immersive, interactive experience of a virtual tour — it's the most comprehensive way for them to see homes right from their phones. And now, all Matterport 3D home tours are promoted right at the top of listings on Homesnap's website and mobile app! If a listing has a Matterport 3D tour, buyers will be able to see: 1. The "3D Tour" icon at the top of eligible listings 2. A step-by-step, 360-degree virtual tour of the entire home 3. Dollhouse and floor plan views For Homesnap users with Android devices, a Google Cardboard VR experience is also available. Buyers love the interactive experience of 3D tours, and they're growing in popularity. This improved integration with Matterport ensures buyers have an innovative, seamless experience when searching for properties on Homesnap. Start browsing homes to find listings with 3D tours! To view the original post, visit the Homesnap blog.
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Homesnap Launches Search by Commute Time
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Homesnap Delivers 1 Million Free Leads for Agents
Broker Public Portal partner uses app, website to drive consumers to agents ROCKVILLE, MD, July 10, 2018 -- Homesnap, the industry-endorsed national home search platform, today announced that it has sent over one million free leads to listing and buyers' agents. These leads are shared by Homesnap to help real estate agents build their brand and connect with potential clients. Homesnap is the public-facing brand and the technology powering the Broker Public Portal, the national home search platform launched by brokers and MLSs to provide an industry-friendly alternative for home searchers. When consumers click on listings they see on Homesnap, they are sent directly to the listing agent for that home, rather than to an agent who has paid to advertise on that listing. More than 145 MLSs across the country representing over 875,000 real estate agents share their listings on Homesnap, giving the platform a nationwide footprint. Homesnap also shares free leads from inquiries on properties that are not for sale. "Five years ago, a small group of brokers and MLS executives got together and created the Fair Display guidelines for public facing websites. The core belief was two-fold: listing agents shouldn't have to pay referral fees for leads generated by their own listings, and the buying public shouldn't be steered away from the listing agent and towards an agent whose only knowledge of the property was that it was in a zip code they had purchased," said Jon Coile, CEO of Champion Realty in Maryland. "With the Broker Public Portal, the vision of fair access to the MLS listing inventor for the public, and free leads to agents, has become a reality a million times over. This is an excellent example of brokers, Realtors and the MLS working together in partnership to deliver a better solution to the buying public while remaining fair to everyone," Coile added. Homesnap President and Co-founder Steve Barnes explains, "The philosophy of the Broker Public Portal with Homesnap is to provide consumers with accurate, real-time data straight from the MLS, and to connect potential buyers with the agents representing the homes they are interested in. Our best-in-market technology, combined with our adherence to Fair Display Guidelines, sets us apart from our competitors and gives agents and consumers a platform that they can use together to find the right home. Hitting a million leads demonstrates the significant positive impact that Homesnap has had on the industry." Homesnap is available to agents and consumers on the web and on iOS and Android mobile devices, including Apple Watch and Apple TV. Homesnap provides agents with a mobile productivity app, Homesnap Pro, which enables them to access their confidential MLS data and serve clients wherever they are. Homesnap also offers premium software and automated marketing products for agents that allows them to create, run and optimize their advertising on Google, Facebook, Instagram, and Waze. More than 200,000 ad campaigns have been run by agents on these platforms using Homesnap since 2016. About Homesnap With easy-to-use mobile technology fueled by unmatched, real-time data intelligence, Homesnap is changing the way real estate agents connect with consumers and serve their clients. The industry-endorsed Homesnap platform leverages real-time data from 145 MLSs to empower millions of consumers each month with a superior home search experience, while providing over 75% of U.S. agents with access to powerful mobile tools that automate their work and accelerate their success. With the Homesnap mobile app, the highest rated consumer home search application; Homesnap Pro, the industry-standard mobile business platform for agents; and the Homesnap national home search portal, a joint venture with the industry-backed Broker Public Portal, the integrated Homesnap platform is transforming the industry by bringing real-time to real estate. More information can be found at www.homesnap.com  and www.homesnap.com/bpp. About Broker Public Portal Broker Public Portal, LLC is a collaborative effort owned and operated by real estate brokerages and MLSs to deliver with Homesnap a better home search experience defined by simplicity, integrity and common sense. Homesnap provides the same comprehensive, real-time data directly from the MLS used by real professionals, the people who sell homes, not ads. Broker Public Portal with Homesnap follows industry-defined Fair Display Guidelines; there are no display ads from other agents or brokers on one’s listings, and all inquiries are sent to the listing agent or broker for free. More information can be found at www.brokerpublicportal.com and www.homesnap.com/bpp.
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MLSListings Inc. and Prospects Software Join Forces to Bring MLS-Touch App to Northern California Real Estate Professionals
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New HomeASAP Agent App™ Brings Homebuyer, Seller and Referral Leads Straight to Mobile Devices of Real Estate Agent Directory™ Members
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., February 28, 2017 – Real estate technology company, HomeASAP, a leading provider of online marketing solutions for real estate agents, and owners of the 485,000+ member Real Estate Agent Directory™ (READ) on Facebook, is continuing to roll out a number of innovative new marketing and lead-gen solutions for agents. Today, the company announced the release of its new HomeASAP Agent App™ designed to connect READ members with homebuyers, sellers, and referrals. The all-encompassing app, which integrates with HomeASAP's state-of-the-art IDX Home Search™ lead-capture websites for Facebook and the groundbreaking Search Alliance™ national lead-gen co-op network for agents and brokers, lets users manage their Leads, READ™ and Search Alliance™ accounts and services from a single source. Features include: Leads Dashboard (IDX Home Search™, READ™, Search Alliance™) Receive instant notifications regarding visitor traffic and lead activity Sort and manage leads, including by lead temperature View recent activity of leads, including homes viewed, tagged and saved Real Estate Agent Directory™ for Facebook Connect and network with over 485,000 READ agents nationwide Manage agent profile and marketing services Post and respond to READ referrals on Facebook Search Alliance™ Adjust Search Alliance™ bid, budget and service areas Access Home Search to view details on 2M+ active homes for sale or rent, and 110 million off-market homes nationwide Making Lead-Generation Simpler and More Cost-Effective "What we're doing is creating a complete traffic and lead-generating ecosystem for agents," said John Marshall, COO / CFO for HomeASAP. "The HomeASAP Agent App™ is the newest addition to our growing suite of products, which all work together seamlessly to make lead generation simpler, more powerful and cost-effective. Our solutions were designed to take maximum advantage of today's real estate marketplace with an emphasis on leveraging the power of networks including the world's largest social network – Facebook– to provide agents their greatest opportunity for success and deliver the best overall marketing ROI in the industry." The HomeASAP Agent App™ is currently available for iOS 9.0 or later (compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch), with Android coming soon. It can be downloaded for free in the Apple store. Membership in the Real Estate Agent Directory™ (READ) on Facebook is required to use the app and agents can sign up within the (READ) app when they first use it. There is no cost to join the Directory. HomeASAP is the leading provider of online marketing solutions for real estate professionals, offering a broad portfolio of integrated applications and services to help connect homebuyers and sellers with agents and brokers. The Real Estate Agent Directory™ (READ) is the premier real estate marketplace on Facebook connecting home buyers and sellers with over 485,000 real estate professionals in 15,000 U.S. cities. Members are provided customized agent profiles for their Business Pages where they can promote their listings, and garner leads and referrals from Facebook's 1.86 billion-member user base. There is no cost to join. IDX Home Search™ is the #1-rated home search for Facebook. It enables agents to provide their clients the ability to search for homes right on the agent's Facebook page, and a user-experience that not only matches major portals feature-for-feature but improves upon it with no ad clutter. Listings come directly from the agent's MLS feed, ensuring 100% data accuracy, updated every 5 minutes. Built-in lead capture and real-time notifications let agents quickly contact potential clients as they browse the agent's home search. Search Alliance™ is a revolutionary traffic and lead-generation co-op network for agents and brokers. Using Search Alliance™, agents and brokers serving any market or brand still compete but cooperate to reduce costs and provide a portal-like experience for consumers. Participating agents receive a state-of-the-art IDX Home Search™ site that is linked to the Search Alliance™ network. All sites are individually branded while maintaining a consistent user-experience to evoke the feel of portals consumers are familiar with. In contrast to portals, consumer web traffic is delivered directly to individual agent websites serving the local markets searched. Consumers can enter the network through any member IDX site and search for homes anywhere in the country. Agents can drive consumers to their own websites and capture those leads for free, or leverage the power of Search Alliance's cooperative marketing program to acquire network-generated traffic using an auction-style bidding system similar to Google AdWords or Facebook Advertising. Agents only pay when traffic is delivered.
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CoreLogic Launches the RealQuest Mobile App
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A customized home search app to call your own
Introducing an all-new customization for your home search app to make your brand even stronger. At Smarter Agent, we're all about your branding! Our Office and Power apps feature your brokerage name, your logo and include apps for all your agents. Now, for a small one-time fee, you can add even more personalization to your app and enhance your local brand. Pick a photo feature on your main app screen. Your agents can then highlight the best features of your area, whether it's the thriving ski slopes, the hopping city life or the sandy beaches! Here are the standard features of our Office and Power app plans: All listings via IDX not just your listings so prospects can only choose you when searching A company app in the App Store and Google Play, plus apps for all your agents Customized lead routing rules so you control where leads go Unique marketing tools and support to seamlessly have your app downloaded and shared Multiple ways for clients to search (GPS, address, city/state, etc.) You can call us at 856-481-2150 to find out more! To view the original post, visit the Smarter Agent blog.
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Brokers' Rave Reviews Fueling Strong Growth, Aggressive Market Expansion for RealScout
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DOSS and Onboard Informatics Join Forces to Make Real Estate Search Hyper-Local
  HOUSTON, TEXAS (SEPTEMBER 12, 2016) -- Real estate search is about to become more local and specific than ever before, due to the exciting new partnership between DOSS and Onboard Informatics. The two companies announced this week that by sharing information they can provide home buyers with all the comprehensive data they need when making vital decisions about property purchase, changing the way people search for real estate online beyond recognition. 100 percent of U.S. home buyers now search for real estate online, with the majority of these searches now being done on mobile devices such as smart phones. Yet property search platforms have been slow to catch up, providing only the most generic information through boxes and queries. DOSS was conceptualized in late 2015 with the aim of solving these problems to provide home buyers with the answers to the questions they really want to ask. It is the world's first boxless real estate search engine; an Artificial Intelligence voice activated real estate and home servicing cognitive platform that can be used simply by opening the app and asking your question. It can be considered as the Siri of the real estate world. DOSS brings together the real estate and home servicing industries to provide a comprehensive search portal, giving users everything they need to find and maintain the perfect home. Users can compare prices and services instantly, allowing them to select the best possible people for the job. Powered and partnered by IBM Watson, it also benefits realtors and service providers by offering them access to a ready-made customer base, saving them time and money. Now, through their new partnership with Onboard Informatics, their data is set to become more local and instant than ever. Based in New York City, Onboard Informatics has over 13 years experience of providing the latest local data to help companies grow their businesses in specific geographical areas. They have access to all the most up-to-date information about each area, including properties, amenities and service provision. This new partnership will allow DOSS to pass on these valuable resources to home buyers in order to help them make the most informed decisions. Bobby Bryant, Founder and CEO of DOSS, expressed his excitement about the new partnership. "The partnership with Onboard Informatics is special because their data is hyper-local and very rich," he said. "Even better, we immediately become a national player in the real estate search portal space." For further information about DOSS, please visit http://www.askdoss.com.
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CurbCall Announces Premiere Distribution Deal with Onboard Informations
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5 Tips to Improve Lead Conversion [Free Download]
  Real estate is a constantly evolving industry. Year after year, more information becomes available to consumers as technology evolves and real estate consumer websites become more robust. It can be a challenge for real estate professionals to keep up with the ever-evolving online landscape, while also managing the increasing number of inbound leads from various sources. Just last month, ListHub delivered more than 1.9 million leads to brokers and agents nationwide. So the question is: how can you convert more of your online leads into customers? A recent report from ComScore shows that more Americans are browsing on their mobile device (61%) than desktop. It's therefore no surprise that consumer real estate search websites have seen huge surges in mobile traffic in recent years. According to the 2015 Profile and Home Buyers and Sellers from the National Association of REALTORS®, more than half of home buyers (66%) found the home they purchased through mobile search and an increasing number of buyers stated they found their agent through their mobile device. Mobile consumers are on-the-go and looking for immediate responses to their inquiries. Response time is critical - if you're not following up with leads within 5 minutes, someone else is! With the number of leads from online sources constantly increasing, it's crucial to have an effective system to respond to those leads. Without a system in place, you risk losing potential clients and countless dollars. To maximize your efforts, ListHub has put together 5 Tips to Improve Lead Conversion, a free guide to help brokers and agents more effectively manage incoming leads. Click here to download this free guide. To view the original article, check out the most recent ListHub newsletter.
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Homesnap Leaves Broker Roots Behind in Move to BPP
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Agents Sign in With their Fingerprint to Edit Listings and Upload Photos in Their MLS
Feb 23, 2016 (Minneapolis, MN) – HomeSpotter equips real estate agents to move faster and be more productive in the field. Agents can now sign in to access protected areas of the MLS in HomeSpotter using their fingerprint or PIN code. “Our goal is to be at the forefront of mobile innovation in the real estate industry,” said Aaron Kardell, founder and CEO of HomeSpotter. “We were the first to broadly popularize innovations like augmented reality and the concept of deep MLS access from a mobile app. We are excited to innovate in the area of secure access – balancing MLS needs for security and data protection and agents desire to have quick access on the go.” HomeSpotter also released deep integration support for Black Knight Financial Services® Paragon MLS system to empower agents to edit listings and upload photos quickly in the field. Agents can also access saved searches, carts, and contacts that they have saved in Paragon right from HomeSpotter’s convenient mobile interface.   Of course, agents using HomeSpotter continue to have access to powerful search tools and private agent-only MLS information, as well as built-in messaging and collaboration capabilities. HomeSpotter is the only vendor to offer these extensive deep MLS integration capabilities for today’s most popular MLS systems, which also include CoreLogic® Matrix™ and FBS Flexmls. About HomeSpotter® HomeSpotter provides beautiful mobile-first home search to more than 250,000 real estate agents throughout the U.S. and Canada. HomeSpotter makes collaboration fast, easy and fun for agents and their buyers.
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New Joint Venture Connects Real Estate Boards via Mobile Search Tool
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Realtor.com® Launches New iOS9 "Express" Home Search App
SAN JOSE, California, Oct. 7, 2015 — Searching for a home just got simpler. Realtor.com®, a leading online real estate destination operated by News Corp subsidiary Move, Inc., today announced the launch of the realtor.com® Express Home Search app for iOS9. The express version of the realtor.com® Real Estate app offers six key features, including school search and 3D maps, as well as a streamlined interface. "Empowering people by making all things home simple, efficient and enjoyable, means we have to be where our users are, giving them access to the information they want anytime, anywhere in a mobile format that best suits their needs," said Tapan Bhat, chief product officer for realtor.com®. "It's this philosophy that drove the creation of the realtor.com® Express Home Search app. Rather than adding more options we're giving them easier access to the most comprehensive database of for-sale homes in the U.S." Developed specifically for iOS9, the Express Home Search app offers new flyover and spotlight search features. Buyers can view homes in three dimensions in key markets by selecting "3D" on the map view, tapping an area of interest and using two fingers to adjust the screen. Additionally, users who want to search property listings directly from their home screen without opening the app can type a city of interest directly in the search bar. This app also empowers consumers to tap into realtor.com®'s most popular features, including: Search – View the most robust, and accurate collection of for-sale listings in the nation; Property details – View listing and school data right on the listing; Open house locator – Find open houses in a specific neighborhood; Favorites – Sign-in to save searches and listings. To download the new realtor.com® Express Home Search app today, please visit: www.realtor.com/mobile. About Move, Inc. and realtor.com® Move, Inc. operates the realtor.com® website and mobile experiences, which provide buyers, sellers and renters of homes with the information, tools and professional expertise they need to discover and create their perfect home. News Corp acquired Move in November 2014, and realtor.com® quickly established itself as the fastest growing online real estate service provider in the first half of 2015 as measured by comScore. As the official website of the National Association of REALTORS®, consumers know they can look to realtor.com® for the most comprehensive and accurate information anytime, anywhere. With relationships with more than 800 multiple listing services (MLS), realtor.com® has more than 3 million for-sale listings, which account for more than 97 percent of all MLS-listed for-sale properties. More than 90 percent of the listings are updated every 15 minutes. Move's network of websites provides consumers a wealth of innovative tools, including Doorsteps®, Moving.com™, SeniorHousingNetSM and others. Move supports real estate professionals by providing many services to grow their businesses in an increasing digital, on-demand world, including ListHub™, the nation's leading listing syndicator and centralized intelligence platform for the real estate industry; TigerLead®; Top Producer® Systems; and FiveStreetSM and Reesio as well as many free services.
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HomeSpotter Combines Messaging and Home Search in Groundbreaking Release
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Listingbook Delivers a "Better than Zillow" Platform to 500,000 Agents
Greensboro, N.C. – July 8, 2015 – After four years and a six millions dollar investment in its commitment to deliver the best search experience that an agent can provide their clients, Listingbook has recently deployed its new platform in the San Diego MLS market. The addition of San Diego County's MLS Sandicor marks the 35th deployment of the new Listingbook system, covering over 500,000 real estate agents nationally. Listingbook was designed for real estate agents to give consumers the most up-to-date and comprehensive search experience allowing them to "search like an agent", while enabling the agent to view the consumers search activity and easily collaborate with them. The new Listingbook platform enhances the consumer experience with an array of new features that help buyers and sellers make more informed decisions. "This is not window dressing," says Randall Kaplan, CEO of Listingbook, the real estate industry's proven lead nurturing and client servicing platform. "Yes, we significantly improved the Listingbook experience for agents and consumers, and through iteration and innovation we've embedded many powerful new features to keep Listingbook at the forefront of search, unlike anything one can get on public search sites, like Zillow or realtor.com," he added. Kaplan notes the new Listingbook brings dozens of new features and innovations, including a new robust agent-branded mobile app, allowing clients to connect and collaborate with their agents no matter where they are, new embedded social share features, as well as a breadth of data sources that provide detailed local Community Information, School Information, Points of Interest and Public Records, such as property tax data. "By adding richer and deeper information, agents can give consumers the most powerful, up-to-date and complete search by connecting clients to the best data available, which comes directly from the MLS," Kaplan explains. "Agents and their clients will tell you it's better than Zillow," he added. The robust search capabilities of Listingbook allow consumers to search by City, County, Zip, School Zones, Neighborhoods, Subdivisions and more. New advanced features allow consumers to "draw" a search area on a map, plotting all the homes listed for sale within the boundaries drawn. Just like an agent, buyers can search multiple areas, or create more custom searches, selecting from the most comprehensive list of advance search options. "Public search portals dumb-down their searches to serve the lowest common denominator," explains Kaplan. "We serve the serious agent, active producers who work with smart consumers who want to search like an agent," he added. The new Listingbook allows consumers to augment search results to include Map Overlays of area boundaries, school information and local data, such as Points of Interest. Its new Front Page has been enhanced to show a "Local Market Conditions Analyzer," keeping consumers updated in real time about what is happening in their area. Listingbook also has made significant improvements for agents, adding new social and mobile features, striving to maintain its reputation among its top agent users as consistently their most prized marketing tool. "Listingbook is my 'go to' system when I get a new client," said San Diego REALTOR® Bobbi Rogers with Realty Executives Advantage. "I let them in on inside information that they can use directly from the search engine that is normally only for Realtors. They have their fingers on the market and they like that. My sold clients continue to use it even after they move. It lets them keep an eye on the market and know that they got a good deal. Also, if they want to check out other areas, they do not have to have me change the searches for them since they have the ability to do that for themselves," Rogers adds. Other innovations for agents in the new Listingbook include a social share and mass import features, which make it easier than ever for agents to share their Listingbook web and mobile apps and mass import their contacts into Listingbook; a Home Services Tab, allowing agents to add preferred local service providers and where clients can find local discounts and deals; improved automated seller reports, expanded custom flyer options and an enhanced online Help Center and Video Training. About Listingbook Listingbook LLC is the real estate industry's proven lead nurturing and client servicing platform that allows consumers to "search like an agent." Over 180,000 real estate agents have a Listingbook account. Because buyers and sellers register for Listingbook, their agent gives them access to the most current, accurate and complete data, directly from the MLS. Listingbook also provides consumers additional data resources, including community, school and public records information. Agents can instantly collaborate online with their clients and view their clients' search activities. For more information about Listingbook, based in Greensboro, NC, call 336-722-3456, go to www.Listingbook.com or Facebook.
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Arizona’s ARMLS® Will Provide Subscribers With Homesnap’s Agent-only Mobile App
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Homesnap for Apple Watch
When Apple releases the Apple Watch later this week, you will be able to use the highly addictive Homesnap home searching app on your wrist, as well as your phone, tablet and computer. Homebuyers: Tap your wrist to reveal the closest homes for sale. Tap again to view hi-res interior photos. Scroll Apple's Digital Crown (the knob on the side of the watch that historically wound the watch and set the time) to reveal home details, like number of beds, baths, lot size, and year built. And follow your favorite homes on the Apple Watch to keep track of price and status changes. Homesnap Pro users: Homesnap Pro agents using Homesnap for Apple Watch can access agent-only information, including showing instructions, compensation data and listing agent contact information. Plus, Homesnap for Apple Watch is discreetly integrated with Homesnap Pro's Safety Timer, making it easy for real estate agents to stay safe at showings and listing appointments. Homesnap is under agreement to provide Homesnap Pro to more than 200,000 agents across the country. To view the original post, visit the Homesnap blog.
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Terabitz Introduces HouseTouch, The First Responsive Real Estate Search Platform
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Contactually for Android and Contactually’s Zapier Integration Launched!
In case you've missed it — or, if you're like me, have been temporarily stupefied by the "polar vortex" sweeping the nation — January 2014 is officially here and in full swing. In our last blog post, we told you that we're striving to make 2014 the year of relationships. From our side of the fence, a major part of relationship building is ensuring that you can interact with your key contacts wherever you are, on the fly, and have all of your important contact data accurate and in sync across the many tools you use to communicate. With today's two-fold announcement, we're bringing you that much closer to making 2014 your best and most productive year yet. Read on to learn more. 1. Our Android application is finally here! We're THRILLED to kick this year off by announcing the much-anticipated arrival of our Android application! We know how important the ability to work remotely and "mobile-ly" is to our users, and with our iPhone and Android apps, we now have most of you covered. You can download the Android app from Google Play by clicking here. Once you've downloaded and installed the Android app, you'll be able to do many of the things possible from our website and more, at any time, from wherever you are. Some of the highlights include: automatic call logging, even if you don't initiate the call from the app automatic text message (SMS) conversation logging and syncing powerful searching, using the same search engine you've come to love on our site contact syncing between your mobile address book, Google Contacts, Contactually and beyond effortless follow-up and access to your favorite email templates ...and much more. Of course, the best way to experience our Android app is to give it a try yourself. Click here to go to Google Play and download the Android app. We can't wait to hear your thoughts. 2. Zapier integration Our passionate users often send us requests to build integrations with their favorite software products. As such, we're really excited to announce our newest integration partner, Zapier, to accommodate as many of you as possible with one single integration. For those of you who aren't already familiar with the service, Zapier is a GREAT software tool that allows you to connect over 250 different web apps to one another. Instead of having to worry about direct integrations that developers would have to build between any two given apps, Zapier lets you easily connect any two apps that have built a Zapier integration. This makes it easy to automate tedious tasks like manual data entry and ensures that all of your data syncs seamlessly with the many tools you're using. Note: this integration does NOT mean that we won't build additional integrations in-house moving forward! However, our new Zapier integration will provide you with temporary and robust relief in the present. Looking for ideas to help you get started with Zapier? Click here to see all of the different tools that integrate with Zapier, which means that you can also connect your Contactually account to those platforms. Some great use cases include: sending tasks from Contactually to services like Asana or Basecamp pushing new contact data from Nimble to Contactually creating a new contact in Contactually after somebody fills out your Wufoo form recording a Survey Monkey submission in a contact profile in Contactually adding email campaigns from Constant Contact to your conversation histories in Contactually ...and much more. To get started with Zapier, first read our support article containing instructions on setting up your Zapier integration. Then, head to your Integrations Settings to activate the integration. Looking for additional ways to up your networking prowess now that you've downloaded the Android app and enabled the Zapier integration? Click here to download our Own Your Network in Seven Days eBook. To view the original post, visit the Contactually blog.
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Mobile DeltaNet™ 3 Has Launched
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Realtor.com® Launches Rentals App for iOS and Android
SAN JOSE, Calif., May 15, 2013 -- Realtor.com®, the leader in online real estate, operated by Move, Inc., today announced the launch of the realtor.com® rentals app for iOS and Android smartphones. With this new tool, consumers can now search nearby rental apartments, homes, condos and townhomes on their mobile phone, with approximately 90 percent of rentals listings data updated every 15 minutes. The realtor.com® rental app offers consumers a unique user experience through its photo-centric view. To efficiently present the information that many searchers consider most important – property photos – this differentiated view allows users to scroll through rich images directly from the search feed, thereby increasing navigation efficiency and presenting the most important information to consumers first. Users can also filter by listings they have viewed directly on the map or in a list, view and filter by properties they have contacted, as well as get notifications when new rentals fitting your specifications hit realtor.com. Using the app's intuitive tools, renters can sort and filter results that best meet their individual needs, like parking, in-unit laundry, pet-friendly listings and more. Over the last few years, realtor.com® has seen a surge in rental searches, resulting in a 56 percent increase in unique users looking for rentals on the realtor.com® website year-over-year. Consumers are also spending more time reviewing rental property pages on realtor.com® with a 47 percent year-over-year increase in rentals page views on the website. "This increased demand for rentals listings, paired with the demonstrated success of realtor.com® in the mobile space, made launching the realtor.com® rentals application a natural next step," said Scott Boecker, chief product officer at Move. "Realtor.com is focused on helping people love where they live — whether you're buying, selling, or renting a home. The launch of our new rentals app for iOS and Android takes this commitment to the next level, conveniently delivering our rentals experience to users on their handheld devices." In addition to the powerful search tools that the app boasts, the realtor.com® rentals app delivers accurate and up-to-date rental listings. Realtor.com® leverages its unique, direct relationships with more than 800 Multiple Listing Services (MLSs) and thousands of apartment communities to aggregate fresh, accurate listings, empowering renters to search with confidence and efficiency. Approximately 90 percent of the realtor.com® rentals listings are updated every 15 minutes, and the listings feeds are vetted by the realtor.com® team of data quality specialists, to better ensure that the app delivers listings that users can trust. With the realtor.com® rentals app, renters now have access to enhanced features, including: Photo-centric list view, which allows users to view all the images for a rental property right from the search results page Filter listings that have been viewed Quick access to properties that have been saved, updated or contacted Share listings via email or text message Draw a custom search enabling users to highlight an area right on the map Area scout, which populates new listings on the map as your geographic location changes Be notified when new rentals fitting your specifications hit the market and are posted to realtor.com® via push notifications View rentals in a list or on an interactive map that is automatically updated Sort properties by price, proximity, and recently updated Save searches and listings Add notes directly to listings For more information or to download the realtor.com® rentals app for iOS and Android, please visit http://www.realtor.com/rental-app. About realtor.com® Operated by Move, Inc., (NASDAQ: MOVE), realtor.com® helps connect people with the content, tools and expertise they need to find their perfect home. As the official website of the National Association of REALTORS®, realtor.com® empowers consumers to make the smartest decisions when it comes to finding a home by leveraging direct connections with more than 800 MLSs to deliver the most accurate and up-to-date listing information in neighborhoods across the country, and by making timely and meaningful connections between consumers and REALTORS®. Whether through desktop, mobile, or tablet versions, realtor.com® is where home happens. About Move, Inc. Move, Inc. (MOVE), the leader in online real estate, operates: realtor.com®, the official website of the National Association of REALTORS®; Move.com, a leading destination for new homes and rental listings, moving, home and garden, and home finance; ListHub™, the leading syndicator of real estate listings; Moving.com™; SeniorHousingNet; SocialBios; Doorsteps, TigerLead®; and TOP PRODUCER® Systems. Move is based in San Jose, Calif.
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Smarter Agent Selected by AlwaysOn as a OnMobile Top 100 Winner
Camden, N.J., June 15, 2011 – Smarter Agent, a mobile pioneer in locations based technology and mobile platform development, today announced that it has been chosen by AlwaysOn as one of the OnMobile Top 100 winners.  Inclusion in the OnMobile 100 signifies leadership amongst its peers and game-changing approaches and technologies that are likely to disrupt existing markets and entrenched players. Smarter Agent was specially selected by the AlwaysOn editorial team and industry experts spanning the globe based on a set of five criteria: innovation, market potential, commercialization, stakeholder value, and media buzz. “We have cracked the code on how to build a scalable mobile platform,” said Brad Blumberg, CEO and founder of Smarter Agent. “Mobile is growing and companies realize that they need a mobile strategy to stay competitive. We have redefined the real estate sector by giving them a mobile platform and applications that both agents and consumers can use to find and sell properties.” Smarter Agent and the OnMobile Top 100 companies will be honored at AlwaysOn’s OnMobile event on June 15th, 2011, at The Fox Theatre in Redwood City, CA. This two-day executive event features CEO presentations and high-level debates on how the top emerging mobile companies are creating new business opportunities in the hot, high-growth mobile market. “The mobile market is booming, as evidenced by top researchers, who are predicting that more smartphones will be shipped in 2012 than PCs, and there will be more mobile Internet users than PC Internet users by 2014,” says Tony Perkins, founder and editor of AlwaysOn. “This explosive market is being driven by the companies that made this year’s OnMobile Top 100 list. We congratulate the OnMobile 100, a great list of companies that our editors believe represent some of the highest-growth opportunities in the private company marketplace.” The OnMobile 100 winners were selected from among hundreds of other technology companies nominated by investors, bankers, journalists, and industry insiders.  The AlwaysOn editorial team conducted a rigorous three-month selection process to finalize the 2011 list. Smarter Agent is a pioneer in mobile based applications, creating the first scalable mobile Platform as a Service (PaaS) that enables widespread content distribution to consumers through mobile applications. The company combines mobile location technology, such as GPS, with information about real estate nationwide. With over 10 years of R&D behind the platform, Smarter Agent is the backbone for the mobile real estate search industry and holds four U.S. patents based on their technology. A full list of all the OnMobile Top 100 winners can be found on the AlwaysOn website at: http://www.aonetwork.com/AOStory/Announcing-2011-OnMobile-100-Top-Private-Companies “We are honored to be recognized by the AlwaysOn Network, especially within such a prestigious group of companies,” said Brad Blumberg, CEO. “This recognition by AlwaysOn helps to bring further awareness to the incredible technology and service we provide to real estate agents across the country.”About Smarter AgentSmarter Agent® combines mobile location technology, such as GPS, with information about real estate and neighborhoods around you.  Smarter Agent is the inventor of the mobile location-triggered real estate search — and has been granted four patents.  By delivering location-relevant content to mobile devices, consumers can learn, interact and transact with the world around them as never before possible. Smarter Agent was named BEST GPS Application by the CTIA (Cellular Telecom Industry Association), BEST COMMERCE Application at Navteq Global GPS Challenges in the US and Europe, and has been featured as a leader in mobile innovation at Dow Jones and DEMO conferences.
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Eight Additional MLS Providers Connect With Goomzee
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Tarasoft And Goomzee Integrate Via Single Sign-On (SSO)
Missoula, Montana – March 2nd, 2011 – Goomzee, a leading provider of mobile technology solutions for real estate, announced today that they have successfully completed the Web Single Sign-On (SSO) integration with real estate software solutions provider, Tarasoft. With the SSO integration in place, real estate agents can log on to the Tarasoft Matrix® system once and access Goomzee's mobile marketing and lead generation platform without requiring separate logons.  Goomzee is recognized as the first mobile solutions provider to integrate with their MLS system. SSO establishes "trust" relationships between third-party vendor websites.  This process enables the user to avoid repeat logons. Once the user is authenticated on the Martrix® MLS system, they can move freely between Goomzee’s and Tarasoft’s web applications. “We’re pleased to help simplify user’s experience by linking to Goomzee directly from the MLS interface.  This ultimately reduces the time it takes for agents to get their work done each day.  Without requiring the user to log into multiple websites, Real Estate professionals are able to get more done, faster, as they have become accustomed to with the speed of our Matrix® MLS platform,” states Brian de Schepper, Tarasoft Executive Vice President. Mike Sparr, CEO of Goomzee said, "Goomzee takes great pride in developing enterprise-grade technology solutions that are easy to use and result in increased efficiency and opportunity for real estate professionals.  Our integration with Tarasoft is a perfect example of how simple we make it for sales professionals to add the mobile channel into their traditional marketing and sales activities." Goomzee recently implemented the Tarasoft Single Sign On in California with California Regional MLS (CRMLS) and their 40,000+ members along with other Tarasoft customers around the United States. About TarasoftTarasoft is a privately held software company that has been developing Real Estate software solutions since 1990. Tarasoft’s flagship product, Tarasoft Matrix®, is specifically designed to power the nation's largest MLS providers. Offering breathtaking performance and unrivaled flexibility at every level, Tarasoft Matrix® has quickly become one of the premier MLS platforms worldwide. About GoomzeeGoomzee provides mobile technology tools that allow Real Estate agents to deliver property information to a buyer's cell phone while they are standing at the property or on the go and helps convert more leads into sales.  With the company’s industry-leading product suite, Realty Connect, Text Message and QR Code marketing, and Mobile Property Pages, are automatically generated and reusable. The suite also includes Mobile MLS and Branded Mobile IDX features. Goomzee’s products seamlessly integrate with MLS property listing databases to provide accurate, relevant information for the real estate professional and their clients.  To learn more about Goomzee, please click here.
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Goomzee Launches CRMLS with Single Sign On
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