Posted by gweiswasser on July 16, 2014

Today at the Inman Connect Real Estate conference in San Francisco, Homesnap CEO Guy Wolcott announced that Homesnap Pro is now free for MLSs for 12 months, with no obligation to renew at the end of that period. He also announced that we have signed an agreement with a second major MLS - The MLS/CLAW, a leading MLS for the Los Angeles metropolitan area - who will provide Homesnap Pro to all 14,000 of its agents, launching in August. 

The decision to make Homesnap Pro free to MLSs was driven by our belief that Homesnap Pro has the power to transform the real estate industry. We have seen the incredible response to Homesnap Pro by MRIS agents and brokers, and we want to get it onto the smartphones of as many agents as possible, as soon as possible. Our mission is to be every agent’s everyday app, and in just a month with MRIS, we’ve quickly realized that there is a real need in the marketplace for our product. MLSs and brokers simply do not have the technical resources to create it themselves. Also, Homesnap Pro will work even better when it is a platform - not a geographically siloed product - and everyone in the industry is using it to communicate, share information, and buy and sell homes.

We are incredibly excited to move forward with The MLS/CLAW and look forward to seeing what develops in the months ahead.

For more information about our new MLS offer, visit homesnap.com/mls. We’d be happy to talk through the offer and do a demo for any interested MLSs.

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Posted by gweiswasser on July 10, 2014

Homesnap is headed West!

Next week, we will be at Inman News’ Real Estate Connect conference, a gathering focused on “the technology and people that are creating game changing new, and better real estate consumer experiences.” (Hey, that’s us!)

On Wednesday, July 16 at 10:25 PST, Homesnap CEO and Co-Founder Guy Wolcott will be on a panel called "The Uberfication of Real Estate", along with David Charron, the President and CEO of MRIS; Eddie Berenbaum, the President and CMO of Century 21 Redwood Realty; and Alyssa Hellman, an agent with Long & Foster Real Estate here in DC. They will be talking about Homesnap Pro and how it has brought value to MRIS, brokers and agents in the Washington/Baltimore area. We’ll also have some exciting Homesnap Pro news to share.

If you’re at Inman Connect next week, we look forward to seeing you there. If you won’t be at the show, follow us on Twitter for the scoop on what you’re missing on stage.

Posted by coachhelensmith on July 3, 2014

Homesnap uses mechanisms within your mobile device to pinpoint your exact location at the point of the snap. It’s pretty smart, but not always perfect. If you find that the app is not identifying your correct location, here are some ways to fix it:

  • Make sure your phone’s “Location Services” are turned on. This button can be found in your phone’s general settings (for iPhone, for example, Location Services is located under Privacy Settings.)
  • Check the strength of your wifi or cellular data connection. If you are snapping in a rural area where service can be spotty, the app may have a harder time determining your location at the time of snap.

If the app still has a hard time determining the exact address, follow these steps:

1. After taking the snap, a map will appear with colored dots or flags designated different property addresses in your location.

2. Scroll around the map until you find your exact location, and tap on the address of the home you are trying to snap. Homesnap will then assign the right address to your snap.

Here are a few other tips to improve your snap results:

  • Hold your device in a vertical orientation. The home button should be on the bottom.
  • Be sure you are standing outside (not in a car) when taking a snap, facing the front of the home
  • Try re-calibrating the sensors within your device by either rotating your phone 360 degrees like a steering wheel or flipping your phone 360 degrees towards you.

For more information about taking snaps, please visit support.homesnap.com or give us a call at 800-431-5509.

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