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The Hampton Roads Multiple Listing Service

REIN ANNOUNCES LAUNCH OF HOMESNAP PRO

(Virginia Beach, Virginia – October 20, 2015)

Real Estate Information Network, Inc. (REIN), the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) supporting more than 6,400 real estate professionals throughout Hampton Roads, has teamed up with Homesnap to offer its agents one of the most powerful mobile real estate tools available today, providing agents and their clients with a fully branded and fun way to access property information.

Homesnap Pro provides an intuitive mobile solution for MLSs who want an app that can provide real-time data to their agents on-the-go. Its interface replicates the user experience that agents have come to expect from the mobile apps they use every day. New features like the Homesnap Pro Safety Timer and the “How Am I Connected” graph, which tells agents how they are connected through past transactions to any other agent in their MLS, make Homesnap Pro an even more compelling mobile platform.

Homesnap Pro is an agent version of Homesnap’s popular consumer mobile app, and includes a number of exciting agent-only features that make it invaluable. The app’s client collaboration tool means that agents can share the app with their clients and contacts with just one tap of a button on their smartphone or tablet. Once invited by the agent, these buyers and sellers can view up-to-date MLS data, as well as a wealth of other property-related information within an app branded to that agent.

“At REIN, we are very impressed with how simple Homesnap Pro is to use, for both agents and their clients,” said Joan Griffey, Executive Vice President of REIN. “Yet at the same time the app provides detailed property information and complex analysis of agent activity. Getting started is so easy, and learning everything possible about a home is just a snap away. All the user does is open the app, take a picture of the property with their smartphone, and up pops all the available information including current status, price, sales history, tax information, schools, and so much more!”

“We’re very excited to partner with REIN, which is known for a high level of service to its subscribers. This partnership provides more evidence that MLSs see Homesnap Pro as a smart and cost effective way to provide a leading mobile app to their members,” said Homesnap CEO and co-founder Guy Wolcott.

Homesnap Pro provides an unprecedented amount of real-time information to agents on-the-go, giving them the flexibility to research homes, interact with each other, and collaborate with clients from their mobile devices. With Homesnap Pro, agents and consumers can use the same platform to seamlessly share real estate information and communicate with one another in the same place they search. Some of the features of Homesnap Pro include:

  • Real-time access to agent-only MLS information, including confidential listing information, showing instructions, and commission splits
  • Information about any home (whether for sale or not), such as value, last sale date and price, listing history, “bird’s eye” lot boundaries, similar active listings, recent sales comps, and local schools
  • One-tap messaging with clients and other agents
  • Customized email marketing to clients and contacts
  • Rapid CMA generation right from the smartphone
  • Complete details on every agent in the area, including a portfolio of recent sales and an analysis of sales history (price reduction, days on market, etc.)
  • Agent Safety Timer and one-tap Distress Alert to help keep agents safe at showings
  • “How Am I Connected?” to other agents

 

ABOUT HOMESNAP
Homesnap Pro gives agents the ability to access real-time MLS information from their mobile devices. It also lets agents connect with and collaborate with each other and their clients. It is the professional version of the popular consumer app Homesnap, which lets users “snap any home to find out about it”. Millions of consumers use Homesnap to explore homes and search listings. It is powered by a specialized homes database that combines MLS data, property tax records, census data, geographic boundaries and more.

ABOUT REIN
Real Estate Information Network, Inc., (REIN) serves real estate brokers in the Tidewater/Hampton Roads area of Virginia from Williamsburg east to Virginia Beach and south to the North Carolina border. REIN is an independent MLS owned by broker stockholder members. Currently there are approximately 545 real estate firms with 665 offices, 6,435 real estate agents, and 150 appraiser members using REIN. For more information visit www.REINMLS.com.