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Rainmaker
715,949
Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
West USA Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Scottsdale. Sellers, Buyers & Relocations

The '411'? LOL

With all that social media going on, sitting our asses in front of pc(s), when are we going to have time to meet with 'real' clients?

So I think today that rather than Facebook fishing, I'll get on the phone, call a prospect, and I'll either take the prospect client to lunch, or a current client to lunch for a referral.

Dec 08, 2017 07:38 AM
Rainer
3,580
Gayle Weiswasser

I am the VP of comms at Homesnap, and I am sorry to hear that many of you haven't tried Homesnap or do not have a favorable opinion of it. First, let me clarify a few things. 

 

1. Homesnap is a consumer home search tool, and Homesnap Pro is the agent version of Homesnap. In Homesnap Pro, you'll find confidential, realtime MLS listing data, agent deal flow, Rapid CMA, an agent safety timer, and many other features for agents. Consumers don't have access to the agent-only features in Homesnap Pro.

2. Agents whose MLSs have signed up with Homesnap get Homesnap Pro for free.

3. We do offer marketing products for agents, including Facebook and Waze ads, but you don't have to buy or use those products to take advantage of Homesnap Pro. There is a *lot* more to Homesnap Pro than the Facebook Ads.

If you have Homesnap on your phone, I recommend giving it a try for a week or so. Agents who use Homesnap Pro regularly *love* it. I have a long list of 5 star testimonials from agents who use Homesnap Pro, and the list grows every day. There's a reason 100+ MLS across the country have signed on; it's a better product than what else is out there and it drives a lot of value for agents.

Homesnap is also the public-facing brand of the Broker Public Portal, an industry initiative to get behind a national home search portal that sends leads to the listing agent for free. Using Homesnap and inviting your clients to connect with you in Homesnap is a vote of support for a national portal that follows Fair Display Guidelines.

Just give Homesnap a try - you might be very surprised by what you find there. If you have any questions, please post them here and I will answer them.

 

Gayle Weiswasser

VP, Communications, Homesnap

Jan 10, 2018 01:03 PM
Rainmaker
1,047,645
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

I think we've reached the point of diminishing returns when it comes to apps especially from third-party ags. There are already other ways to do what Homesnap does. I mean, the best technology is what works for you. But do you really need it? And do consumers need it? Life is noisy enough already. Don't let your board get caught up in shiny things.

Dec 08, 2017 08:33 AM
Rainmaker
1,027,602
Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results.

I have it on my phone but haven't actually done anything with it;  I did see where they will put your listings on Waze (for a fee, of course) which did appeal to my love for "cool, shiny" things for a NY minute, but then I realized it would probably be yet another thing separating me from my money and yielding nothing in return.  

Dec 08, 2017 07:04 AM
Rainmaker
809,258
Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

Our MLS has it as a member benefit. I don't use it... I get emails from local agents with there HomeSnap flyers every day though! :-) Kasey

Dec 08, 2017 08:37 AM
Rainmaker
504,095
Joseph Domino 480-390-6011
HomeSmart - Scottsdale, AZ
Real Estate Made Easy

I use HomeSnap and I love it! It is a very cool app that bases everything on GPS location. You do not need to know MLS #s, addresses or even zip codes. If you see a property that is for sale, you open the app and it displays the info about the property AND every other listed property in the map area.

The best part is that it works across MLSs. I was recently in CA (my MLS is ARMLS) and saw some homes for sale. I was just wondering what property sells for in CA. Opened the HomeSnap app, and there was the listing. Easy Peasy.

Plus, you can send the app to your client/prospects who will then have exclusive connection to you. You can see what they are looking at and if they want more info they can message you directly.

Personally, I think it is the closest thing that agents have to combat Zillow. It is so easy to use that clients will use it instead of Zillow.

The Pro version is for agents, it helps you track clients. The consumer version for clients it connects them to you only. Similar to an MLS portal.

Dec 08, 2017 07:52 AM
Rainmaker
4,858,349
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Never heard of it.

Dec 08, 2017 07:45 AM
Rainmaker
1,513,143
Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY

So the local board may show its worth and keep our dues up it is available for "free!"

I hardly use it.

Dec 08, 2017 06:53 AM
Rainer
150,416
Michael Thacker - Re/Max Real Estate Center - Louisville
Re/Max Real Estate Center - The Thacker Group - Louisville, KY
Your best friend who just happens to be a Realtor

My board is pushing it big time too, and in the end it is not a tool that I need. Being true to your "why" someone would want to use you as a Realtor is for more important than all these shiny objects that keep getting "endorsed" by others. 

Dec 08, 2017 06:51 AM
Rainmaker
1,840,906
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

It's a bunch of hooey. I'd written a post about it when it first came out. It basically places all your FB ads for you. They also push a few other features & the only one I thought was worthwhile was the show me the boundaries of the school district.

It is basically free but the ads cost. They do monitor the ads for you when completed telling you the hits etc.

 

Dec 08, 2017 06:45 AM
Rainmaker
2,219,617
Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTAcondos.com
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

I do not use it.

Dec 08, 2017 06:42 PM
Rainmaker
909,328
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

https://www.homesnap.com/university

Only $99.00 for them to set up a fb ad for you!

homesnap

Dec 08, 2017 08:18 AM
Rainmaker
1,237,820
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

not that popular locally. I think you can put your name to be seen on it. It seems to send you listings that frequently search including yours.

I doubt any pro in our area bothers with it. Agent's free head shot can be identified and hopefully you get calls for showing.

I sign up with all RE sites with my name profile and pay no ads. I do get calls from them once in awhile. 

Dec 08, 2017 07:34 AM
Rainmaker
7,799,084
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

You have some good answers.

Dec 08, 2017 07:07 AM
Rainmaker
5,197,704
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Have not used it. Looking for advice!

Dec 08, 2017 07:01 AM
Rainer
5,825
Terry Dyer
Realty San Diego Inc. - San Diego, CA
Making it Happen

it's a scam...complete waste of time...nothing but an app that wants to sell you advertising....it does NOTHING for the Agent/Client relationship.

Jun 12, 2018 04:29 PM
Rainmaker
4,908,194
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I have it on my phone but not a user of it.

 

Dec 12, 2017 08:59 AM
Rainmaker
5,852,044
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Our MLS provides this to us for free, and TRIED to use it this weekend, and would not work.    

Dec 12, 2017 07:26 AM
Ambassador
3,340,605
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

Oh Boy ... I have heard of it or am seeing ads for it ... don't know. Dare I say .... Don't care?  I'm doing fine without whatever it is and does. 

Dec 09, 2017 08:11 PM
Rainmaker
679,104
Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

I have it and use it once in a while, but to be honest it just seems like ANOTHER APP to keep me busy doing things I should not be doing. I think it's too highly rated.

Dec 09, 2017 06:06 PM
Rainer
65,378
Steve Bracero
Heisler and Mattson - Shrewsbury, MA
First Time Homebuyer and Investor Specialist

heard of it, used it once- 

Dec 09, 2017 03:24 PM
Rainer
87,122
Chris Locke
Acton, CA

They have an excellent IDX solution if you need it.  It used to be one of the best kept secrets because it was free.  Now they charge a little for it but still a good deal at under $15/month.

Here is the IDX search they provide: https://homeasap.com/jenniferandersonteam

 

Very nice design.  Great on mobile.  With some lead capture in place. And you get a free Facebook IDX search option to add search to your Facebook page.

 

Here is a 10% discount promo of homeasap:: POSTAPROP10  -  See more about it here: https://idx.homeasap.com/

 

The downside?  They will hit you with a steady flow of emails selling a few other services.  One of them is a Facebook posting service (I hate these) and another is for a lead generation service(I don't use it).  But all you have to do is unsubscribe and problem solved.

 

About using them for Facebook Ads?  Why would you pay anybody to do it?  It's so easy to setup a Facebook Ad.  Instead of paying somebody take that money and give it to Facebook for more Ad exposure.

 

Overall, the IDX search page alone is worth it.  You can link it to your main site, use on Facebook, and for the price it's a great deal.

Dec 09, 2017 08:06 AM
Rainmaker
4,434,127
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Good luck.

Dec 09, 2017 06:41 AM
Rainmaker
599,124
Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

I've never heard of it and look forward to learning more.

Dec 09, 2017 06:39 AM
Rainmaker
4,800,082
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I have not used it.

Dec 09, 2017 05:43 AM
Rainmaker
3,071,489
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Huh? Nope

Dec 09, 2017 04:51 AM
Rainer
2,950
Joel Colvin
eXp Realty - Ruston, LA
Serving Ruston/Lincoln Parish and NE Louisiana

Homesnap is a top-rated real estate app AVAILABLE FOR IOS AND ANDROID, APPLE TV AND APPLE WATCH. Millions of people are using the app that was built for agents and loved by homebuyers.

I do not use it presently, but from time to time I expore my options and just try new things to spice up my marking and keep it fresh.  It is Highly Rated by Agents!

What's the difference between consumer and "pro" version?

The consumer version is just that for comsumers can CONNECT WITH THEIR AGENT, OR WITH THE AGENT WHO KNOWS THE MOST ABOUT THE HOME YOU'RE INTERESTED IN AND THE PRO VERSION Run your business from wherever you are.

Homesnap Pro allows you to stay connected with clients and access all of your MLS data while you’re on the go. For participating MLS real estate agents only.

Go to for the full scoop: https://www.homesnap.com/

Dec 08, 2017 10:45 PM
Ambassador
3,847,607
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

The best part is being able to pull up  boundries in seconds on any property. And it is the fastest way to my listings from my phone. I do not use it enough but is very simple..very fast.

Dec 08, 2017 09:16 PM
Rainmaker
3,986,196
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I really don't know

Dec 08, 2017 09:01 PM
Ambassador
6,362,764
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Too many things out there to keep up with.

Dec 08, 2017 07:11 PM
Rainmaker
3,988,007
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

We have Homesnap through our MLS and it looks pretty but is not moving forward. Their gimmick is to get agents to subscribe and buy ads like Facebook. I am hearing that they are not advancing and will likely be replaced.

Dec 08, 2017 06:52 PM
Rainmaker
1,533,163
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
CEO of Vision Drive Realty - Coastal San Diego

Been using it (through our board) for over 2 years, it's an APP and I couldn't tell you much as I rarely use it....too many APPS. I decide to focus and it didn't make the cut.

Dec 08, 2017 05:55 PM
Rainmaker
1,619,716
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

It is a free( basic) for us, comes with MLS benefits. I downloaded it years before they brought it, but rarely use since my application provides the same information.

Dec 08, 2017 05:47 PM
Rainmaker
5,772,353
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Fred,

Not worth it!

Dec 08, 2017 01:48 PM
Rainmaker
1,712,551
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I have the app and never seem to use it.

Dec 08, 2017 01:25 PM
Rainmaker
5,583,178
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

it's nothing I would need.... 

Dec 08, 2017 01:24 PM
Rainmaker
5,096,866
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I think I downloaded it to my phone a long time ago and promptly forgot about it!

Dec 08, 2017 10:55 AM
Rainer
187,002
Raj Taj
RE/MAX - Lake Bluff, IL
Drive By Blessings!
Dec 08, 2017 10:19 AM
Rainmaker
1,499,368
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Sorry, not familiar with it.

Dec 08, 2017 09:16 AM
Rainmaker
4,557,997
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

I think I recall hearing about "homesnap" in the past...can't recall any details,...sorry...interesting comment thread, though

Dec 08, 2017 08:41 AM
Ambassador
5,036,199
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I don't use it but it's offered through our board. I should probably pay more attention to it but not sure I get the value.

Dec 08, 2017 07:32 AM