MLS & Associations

Agent-only app gathers momentum with MLSs

Homesnap Pro will soon be available to 137,000 agents and brokers

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Looks like nothing says "try me" better than "free." In July, real estate tech firm Homesnap offered the agent-only version of the company’s popular real estate mobile app free to multiple listing services for the first 12 months. At the time, the company had signed agreements with two MLSs to make the app, Homesnap Pro, available to their combined 58,000 agents and brokers. Since the offer, the company has more than doubled that number, inking deals with MLSs representing about 137,000 agents and brokers total. "Developing a first-class mobile app is an expensive and ongoing process, and it can be difficult for MLSs to replicate the user experience their agents have come to expect from the apps they use every day," Homesnap said in announcing the deals. "Homesnap Pro is a smart and affordable solution for MLSs looking for an app to provide real-time data to their agents on the go." The company's consumer mobile app allows users to take a photo of any home to access info...