Technology

MLSs offered free version of augmented reality search app for agents

HomeSpotter mobile app provides access to agent-only info like showing instructions and agent remarks

Mobile Realty Apps' HomeSpotter mobile app, which allows agents to access info from their multiple listing service while on the go, is now available to MLSs and their members in a free version. With the app, formerly known as "edgeMLS," agents can sign in to their MLS to access listing statuses, showing instructions, agent remarks, listing agent contact information, compensation information and the agent roster. They can search for listings by map, GPS, MLS number and the app's augmented reality feature. To use the augmented reality search feature, which helped Mobile Realty Apps win an Inman News Innovator Award for “most innovative real estate startup” in 2012, agents point their smartphone or tablet's camera toward a home and info for nearby active and sold listings pops up on the device's screen. “We saw a need among some MLSs that wanted to provide members with full access to listings and information through an app, but couldn’t pay for a site-licensed ...