on February 20, 2014
If you follow the world of real estate data, you may have heard that a multiple listing service (MLS) in California - the Combined Los Angeles/Westside (CLAW) MLS - has become the first MLS in the country to delay its data feed to certain third-party websites. Those websites include Zillow, Trulia, Realtor.com, and others.
Homesnap is not affected by this delay. In addition to being the most addictive real estate app around (thanks HGTV Magazine!), we are also a licensed real estate brokerage and MLS member, and therefore we receive this data in real time from CLAW. Our listings for that area on Homesnap.com and in our Homesnap app are as current as CLAW’s listings.
So thanks to our status as a real estate brokerage, we are able to bring you real-time CLAW listings. If you have any questions, please email us or send us a tweet.
Check out this beautiful home in the CLAW.
on February 13, 2014
What Notifications will Homesnap Send You?
Like any app, Homesnap sends you notifications about relevant updates and actions within our mobile application. To access your notifications, open the Homesnap app on your mobile device and tap on the “Homesnap” logo at the top. This will bring up a chronological list of all notifications Homesnap would like to alert you to.
Information provided in your notifications…
As a CUSTOMER:
1) A friend starts to use Homesnap or asks you to connect through Homesnap
2) Your real estate agent asks you to designate them as your realtor
3) Your agent or friend has recommended a home they believe you would be interested in viewing
As a REALTOR:
1) A client accepts your invitation to connect through Homesnap
2) A client or friend has recommended a property for you to view
3) A friend asked to connect with you through Homesnap
How are you alerted of new notifications?
Just like any app, Homesnap notifications will show up on your mobile app icon (just like the number of unread emails you have, or notifications of new friend requests in your Facebook app). If you haven’t checked your notifications in a while, Homesnap will also alert you to new notifications via email.
on February 6, 2014
This post is one in a series exploring different features of Homesnap and how to get the most out of our app and website.
The Homesnap app uses 6 different sensors within your mobile device to calculate your exact location at the moment you take your snap. Your device’s general location services must be turned on to allow the full functionality of this feature, as without it, the app will have a hard time determining your exact location, negatively affecting your snap results.
If Homesnap cannot identify your precise location, it does have a built-in feature to create an alternative. It will pull up the map of your estimated location, and will show color-coded tags on top of the individual properties in your area. You can look at the map and identify the correct home, and then click the small blue arrow next to the address to pull up the home’s information.
To activate your device’s location services, simply navigate out of Homesnap, and go to your general settings (for example, in the iPhone, click “Settings” > “Privacy” > and “Turn-On” Location Services.)