MLS & Associations

Competition in mobile MLS apps heats up

FBS rolls out Android version of Flexmls system

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Mobile access to one of a real estate agent's most valuable tools -- the multiple listing service -- is often a top priority when MLSs choose their vendor. Today, FBS -- an MLS system vendor that serves nearly 160,000 real estate professionals -- has filled out its mobile offerings with the launch of an Android app for its Flexmls system. The Android app includes the same key features as FBS' Flexmls iPhone app, launched in May. These include the ability to find listings nearby with one tap; draw on a search map to view listings in a specific area; filter searches using saved "quick search" templates; run hot sheets; see listings in gallery, list and map views; and access all details for each listing, including showing information, agent details and documents. Agents can find listings by MLS number, address or agent name; quickly recommend listings to clients; and share listings by email. The Android app syncs with Flexmls Web, the desktop version of Flexmls, so that an agent...