Smart, beautiful and innovative: three words I would use to describe the new Apple TV application that Homesnap has added to its portfolio of services for consumers and agents.
Integrations like this are where Homesnap stands out in a sea of home search options. Homesnap’s focus on providing distraction-free home surfing and connecting consumers with their designated agents in a seamless fashion are showcased in this luxe new application.
The nuts and bolts
Homesnap’s new Apple TV app allows users to search for listings on their TV and sync searches between their phones and TV. The goal of the app is to provide a more connected, collaborative home search platform that you can use with someone else in the room.
Users can set search filters on the TV and then jump from listing to listing using the Apple TV Siri remote.
They can swipe through gorgeous, high-resolution photos on the large screen and even use voice commands to search for areas and listings. They can save homes as favorites and browse recently-viewed homes and contract/sold data where available — all on their TV.
Homesnap’s product development team members are not only design connoisseurs — they are also wizards!
Users will also be able to take advantage of a custom-crafted gesture to “swipe” listings from their phone to the TV. Using a two-fingered upward swipe, users can transfer the listing from their phone to their TV if they are using the same Wi-Fi network.
Why? It makes sharing easier for several people to share in the experience, and let’s face it — don’t we all need a little more magic in home searching?
5 ways to tune into this great new tool
1. Get the word out
Ask buyers if they are Apple TV customers and encourage them to sign up with the channel. Send them this teaser to help explain the benefits:
2. Include this in your listing presentations
If you are investing in professional photos for your listings, they will sparkle in this application. Show homeowners how your listings pop against your competitors’.
3. Get an Apple TV for your office and use it to prime clients on home searching options
Do you meet buyers and conduct an assessment of their needs? This tool would add a powerful “wow” factor to that presentation.
4. Take your Apple TV to an open house and set up a search station
This will be a great way to convert people to your branded Homesnap app and engage and capture potential walk-ins.
5. Finally — wait for it — Lobby Mode!
Brokers: this is a great way to add a robust and up-to-date presentation of your listings to customers in the office — so much better than the weather channel or CNN. Can you imagine this on proper display in a window facing walking traffic? Perfect!