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  • Chief Executive Officer
  • California Regional MLS
  • Art@CRMLS.org

CRMLS Joins Broker Public Portal, Making Homesnap Pro Available to All Users

SAN DIMAS, CALIFORNIA, December 12th, 2017 – CRMLS has announced a partnership with industry-leading mobile MLS platform Homesnap to give access to Homesnap Pro, the agent-only version of its service, to all 85,000+ CRMLS users. As part of the core CRMLS Solutions line of products, Homesnap Pro is now available to those users at no additional cost.
In addition, Homesnap for consumers, the public face of the Broker Public Portal (“BPP”), is also being rolled out across the CRMLS coverage area. The BPP is a collaborative venture between real estate brokerages and MLSs to create a national consumer home search experience that provides consumers with direct access to the most comprehensive, timely, and complete property information while adhering to fair display guidelines. Homesnap.com will replace HomeSeekers.com as CRMLS’s public-facing website, with HomeSeekers.com being retired as of today. The HomeSeekers mobile app will continue as an option for users.
Homesnap Pro is a robust version of the popular Homesnap consumer platform that was created exclusively for real estate professionals. It offers real-time MLS data to mobile and desktop users, arming them with the power of their MLS whether they are in the field or at the office. Homesnap Pro gives agents the flexibility to research homes, contact agents, and communicate instantly with clients from any modern device. Agents and consumers can use Homesnap Pro to seamlessly share real-estate information and communicate directly with each other.
Among the features that distinguish Homesnap Pro from other mobile MLS solutions are its Agent Safety Timer feature, the ability to generate Rapid CMAs from within the app or website, and automated social media ad creation. Homesnap is also an early adopter of Augmented Reality (AR) technology, with iOS 11 users having the ability to view “invisible” property boundaries on their phones.
“When we saw what Homesnap can do, we knew right away that we wanted it for our users,” said CRMLS CEO Art Carter. “We’re always looking to empower our users with the best real estate technology on the market, and we’re confident they’ll love Homesnap.”
“We support the mission and national effort of the BPP and are excited that CRMLS listings will be offered to consumers under this national brand, Homesnap, that supports fair display guidelines,” he added.
“We are very excited that CRMLS, one of the largest and most influential MLSs in the country, is endorsing and joining the BPP by making Homesnap and Homesnap Pro available to its users and their clients,” said Homesnap CEO John Mazur. “The addition of CRMLS brings the BPP even closer to the reality of a national footprint, and this partnership will make CRMLS’s subscribers more productive and efficient. We’re looking forward to a very successful launch with CRMLS.”
Homesnap is the second new core Solutions product made available at no additional cost to CRMLS users in just the past month, after Cloud MLX joined the Solutions line in late November.
About California Regional Multiple Listing Service (CRMLS)
California Regional MLS is the nation’s largest and most recognized subscriber-based MLS, dedicated to servicing over 85,000 real estate professionals from 33 Associations, 3 Boards of REALTORS® and 1 MLS. CRMLS is the industry powerhouse and thrives on providing the most relevant products and services to its subscribers. For more information on CRMLS visit www.crmls.org.
About Homesnap
Homesnap is the highest-rated mobile real estate search platform, used by millions of consumers to explore homes and search listings. Homesnap Pro, the professional version of Homesnap, is the fastest-growing platform for agents – now available to every agent in more than 100 MLSs with over 750,000 members. Both are powered by a specialized homes database that combines MLS data, property tax records, census data, geographic boundaries and more. Homesnap is the public-facing brand of the Broker Public Portal, a collaborative venture between real estate brokerages and MLSs to create a national consumer home search experience defined by simplicity, integrity and common sense. The portal aims to provide consumers with direct access to the most comprehensive, timely, and complete property information while adhering to fair display guidelines. More information can be found at http://homesnap.com and http://homesnap.com/bpp.