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Is Your MLS Fueling Disruption Through Inaction?

JULY 2, 2019 | by RISMedia

Today, hundreds of MLSs and real estate brokerages are battling disruptors hoping to take over our position as the first point of contact for consumers looking to buy or sell property. For too long, third-party advertising websites have co-opted a space that rightfully belongs to real estate professionals.

Broker Public Portal = Homesnap

JULY 1, 2019 | by Columbus Realtors

For years the Columbus real estate market has looked for an industry-backed tech solution to rival third-party listing search portals. We’ve had the willingness and the energy to take back lost ground, without a place to channel them. Enter the BPP.

It’s Time To Take Back The Consumer

JUNE 12, 2019 | by RISMedia

The real estate industry made a mistake: We let companies come in from outside the industry and offer what we should have offered the consumer for years. Instead of focusing on the evolving consumer needs, we got in our own way.

NAR Midyear 2019 Recap

MAY 21, 2019 | by RE Technology

The REALTORS Legislative Meetings in Washington D.C. have become a mainstay on our WAV Group travel calendar. I guess that is why we still refer to it as “Midyear.” The meetings provide a dual opportunity to gain insight into the important policy issues and the ability to spend some face-to-face time with clients.

Help Me, Don’t Sell Me: The Future of IDX

MAY 12, 2019 | by RE Technology

Consumers do not want to be sold, and they do not want to be treated like a lead in a lead funnel. They are trying to discover a home for their family.

A Stellar Idea: My Florida Regional MLS Reimagines the Multiple Listing Service

MAY 9, 2019 | by Business Insider

The nation’s third-largest Multiple Listing Service, My Florida Regional MLS, will become Stellar MLS on June 4, 2019, in a move that totally reimagines the MLS. Currently serving 58,000 customers — including real estate agents and brokers in 16 REALTOR® Associations throughout Central and Southwest Florida and one in Puerto Rico — Stellar MLS is bringing its bold, dynamic vision to the marketplace, shaking up industry norms.

A Stellar Idea: My Florida Regional MLS Reimagines the Multiple Listing Service

MAY 9, 2019 | by RE Technology

The nation’s third-largest Multiple Listing Service, My Florida Regional MLS, will become Stellar MLS on June 4, 2019, in a move that totally reimagines the MLS. Currently serving 58,000 customers — including real estate agents and brokers in 16 REALTOR® Associations throughout Central and Southwest Florida and one in Puerto Rico — Stellar MLS is bringing its bold, dynamic vision to the marketplace, shaking up industry norms.

Broker Public Portal with Homesnap Hits Milestone: 1 Million Agents

MAY 8, 2019 | by RE Technology

In the real estate market, we talk about doing a lot of things, but many of our ideas do not come to fruition. Contrast that with Broker Public Portal (BPP) with Homesnap. In less than 18 months, this highly successful initiative has been rolled out to more than 1 million agents.

A Stellar Idea: My Florida Regional MLS Reimagines the Multiple Listing Service

MAY 9, 2019 | by Business Insider

The nation’s third-largest Multiple Listing Service, My Florida Regional MLS, will become Stellar MLS on June 4, 2019, in a move that totally reimagines the MLS. Currently serving 58,000 customers — including real estate agents and brokers in 16 REALTOR® Associations throughout Central and Southwest Florida and one in Puerto Rico — Stellar MLS is bringing its bold, dynamic vision to the marketplace, shaking up industry norms.

A Stellar Idea: My Florida Regional MLS Reimagines the Multiple Listing Service

MAY 9, 2019 | by RE Technology

The nation’s third-largest Multiple Listing Service, My Florida Regional MLS, will become Stellar MLS on June 4, 2019, in a move that totally reimagines the MLS. Currently serving 58,000 customers — including real estate agents and brokers in 16 REALTOR® Associations throughout Central and Southwest Florida and one in Puerto Rico — Stellar MLS is bringing its bold, dynamic vision to the marketplace, shaking up industry norms.

Broker Public Portal with Homesnap Hits Milestone: 1 Million Agents

MAY 8, 2019 | by RE Technology

In the real estate market, we talk about doing a lot of things, but many of our ideas do not come to fruition. Contrast that with Broker Public Portal (BPP) with Homesnap. In less than 18 months, this highly successful initiative has been rolled out to more than 1 million agents.

Homesnap Now Available to Over 1 Million Agents

MAY 8, 2019 | by RIS Media

Homesnap has announced that over one million agents across the country now have access to its platform, including the mobile productivity app Homesnap Pro. This milestone is firm evidence of the industry’s adoption of Homesnap as the leading technology solution for agents, brokers and consumers.

Homesnap Now Available To Over One Million Agents

MAY 7, 2019 | by Property Portal Watch

Leading proptech solutions provider, Homesnap, has recently announced that it has opened up its offerings to over a million agents across the country, including its platform and mobile productivity app, Homesnap Pro. This record showcases that the platform is invaluable to the real estate industry as a leading protech solution for agents, brokers, and consumers.

NAR Midyear Trade Show: Top Tech to Check Out

MAY 7, 2019 | by RE Technology

Navigating next week’s Midyear Trade Expo in Washington, DC at the Marriott Wardman is downright manageable, and much more intimate than its big sister.

Brokers Focusing On Data Are Winning

MAY 5, 2019 | by RISMedia

There was a significant moment at the Realogy RGX conference this past March. RGX refers to Realogy Global Exchange and was the combined convention for Coldwell Banker, Better Homes and Gardens, Century 21 Real Estate and ERA. In his keynote to kick off the combined session for all of the brands, Ryan Schneider talked about data as one of the three key assets that will drive Realogy success in 2019 and beyond.

BPP With Homesnap: 16 Million Reasons Why The Million REALTOR Movement Is Growing

MAY 1, 2019 | by RISMedia

Last summer in Chicagoland, Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED) broke new ground by piloting a first-of-its-kind consumer engagement campaign to promote Homesnap, the consumer face of the Broker Public Portal (BPP). As one of the earliest Broker Public Portal MLS adopters, we launched an aggressive, two-pronged campaign effort to promote Homesnap.

Homesnap Board Member Paul Wells On How To Open The Door To The House You Want

APRIL 25, 2019 | by WGN Radio

Homesnap Board Member Paul Wells talks about how the real estate app works to show its user all crucial details about a house they want to buy, or just want to nose in on.

WATCH: Broker Public Portal with Homesnap – Take Charge of Your Listings

APRIL 23, 2019 | by RE Technology

Paying too much for your leads? How does a price tag of $0 sound? That’s how much agents and brokers across the country are paying, thanks to the Broker Public Portal with Homesnap.

Why Is Homesnap One of Real Estate’s Hottest Apps?

APRIL 16, 2019 | by RISMedia

Most real estate agents aren’t tech-savvy, but almost every agent has a smartphone—and they can “hire” the help they need. An amazing tool is found on a mobile app called Homesnap, which helps agents better connect with clients.

MLS Policy Needs to Support Price Change History and Parcel Data on Broker Websites

APRIL 4, 2019 | by RE Technology

For most people, real estate occupies the greatest percentage of family wealth–far more than investments in stocks or other wealth building accounts.

Columbus REALTORS Applaud Homesnap’s Arrival

APRIL 3, 2019 | by RE Technology

In a jam-packed room at a live Homesnap 101 training in Westerville, Ohio, Matt Warren (Senior Trainer/Systems Analyst at Columbus REALTORS) gave a glowing introduction of Homesnap and the Broker Public Portal.

BPP With Homesnap Has a ‘Secret Sauce’ for Earning Customers for Life

MARCH 27, 2019 | RISMedia

The Broker Public Portal has a “secret sauce” that helps agents earn customers for life. The feature is built into Homesnap Pro, a powerful mobile app for agents, and it can help agents stay connected to their customers continuously and effortlessly until they’re ready to transact again.

BPP Story Told to Millions of Consumers in 4th Quarter

MARCH 25, 2019 | by RE Technology

Homesnap, the BPP’s public face, continues to lead the industry in mobile innovation by providing the best connection between an agent and consumers searching for homes.

CoreLogic and Homesnap Team Up To Make Agents More Mobile

MARCH 22, 2019 | by Inman News

Property data company CoreLogic and search platform Homesnap have teamed up to let agents update listings, sync contacts and perform other tasks all from their phones.

CoreLogic and Homesnap Join Forces on Integrations to Matrix

MARCH 20, 2019 | by RE Technology

CoreLogic announced that it has entered into an agreement with Homesnap, provider of the top-rated agent mobile productivity platform, to offer their mutual CoreLogic and Homesnap customers advanced integrations.

Real Estate Agents in Oklahoma City to Use Homesnap For MLS Searches

FEBRUARY 20, 2019 | by Property Portal Watch

Oklahoma City Metro Association of Realtors is turning to Homesnap, integrating their search engine for its own platform. MLSOK.com is a new multiple listing service for the realtors in the Oklahoma City area.

How Did the Broker Public Portal Start?

FEBRUARY 17, 2019 | by RE Technology

In mid-2014, there was a pivotal meeting at a boutique hotel in Washington, D.C. Robert Moline, then chairman of The Realty Alliance, and I met with a group of brokers who served on various MLS boards, along with some MLS staff members.

How Did the Broker Public Portal Start?

FEBRUARY 6, 2019 | by RIS Media

Broker Public Portal with Homesnap may well become one of the most successful industry-led initiatives in the history of our business. While we’re approaching more than 1 million real estate agents with access to this concept, real success won’t come until every MLS understands why they need to support this movement and take action.

Broker Public Portal’s Cheap And Efficient Worth In The Industry

JANUARY 7, 2019 | by Property Portal Watch

Northwest Multiple Listing Service’s leaders were supportive of a consumer-facing portal like Broker Public Portal (BPP) when it first launched. The idea that brokers should have more of an impact on the industry was a welcomed proposition.

Cost of a Better Future? It’s Only a Dollar With the Broker Public Portal

JANUARY 2, 2019 | by RIS Media

When the Broker Public Portal (BPP) was coming into fruition, the leadership of Northwest Multiple Listing Service was supportive of a consumer-facing portal controlled and operated by the industry with much more input from brokers. At the time, our two biggest brands in the Northwest MLS (NWMLS) were Windermere and John L. Scott. Both were founding members of the BPP, and so was NWMLS.

Replay: The Top 4 Broker Webinars of 2018

DECEMBER 31, 2018 | by RE Technology

From new brokerage models to a broker-friendly portal option, brokers had to be on top of a lot of new developments in 2018. To help keep our readers abreast of the latest industry changes, we hosted a series of live webinars in 2018.

Playing Fair and Fair Display: Your Listing, Your Lead

DECEMBER 18, 2018 | RISMedia

Several years ago, many of us in the industry raised concerns about the business practices and formats of many websites, some owned by media companies and others by MLSs/associations and brokerages. Certain practices were seen as confusing; others were creating inefficiency in the dissemination of real estate information, and were disruptive to the consumer’s real estate experience.

House-Hunting Without The Legwork

NOVEMBER 27, 2018 | by SF Gate

House hunters have reached a point where they don’t necessarily need to set foot inside a home to make an offer on it. Smartphone technology allows them to take virtual tours of properties, giving them a pretty good idea about the flow of the rooms and the dimensions.

Technology Is Taking Most Of The Legwork Out Of Looking For A New Home

NOVEMBER 15, 2018 | by The Washington Post

House hunters have reached a point where they don’t necessarily need to set foot inside a home to make an offer on it. Smartphone technology allows them to take virtual tours of properties, giving them a pretty good idea about the flow of the rooms and the dimensions.

RealtyWEB.Net MLS and Broker Public Portal with Homesnap Announce Partnership

NOVEMBER 13, 2018 | by RE Technology

The Northeast Florida Multiple Listing Service, operating as RealtyWEB.Net MLS, which supports over 9,000 real estate professionals in the Northeast Florida area, has partnered with Broker Public Portal (BPP) with Homesnap to provide the top-rated Homesnap app to its members and share its listings on Homesnap.com, the public-facing site of the BPP.

Competition Motivates Greatness: A Broker Public Portal Story

NOVEMBER 11, 2018 | by RISMedia

The wall that separated the public from listing data fell with the rise of consumer demand for more information. A few bricks still stand, but a new mythal is being built. For the unfamiliar, a mythal is a plot element from fantasy novels that prevents certain control from being employed, affects everyone in its bounds and may allow everyone to use its power.

IRES and Broker Public Portal with Homesnap Announce Partnership

OCTOBER 28, 2018 | by RE Technology

IRES, LLC, which supports over 7,000 real estate professionals in the Front Range area of Colorado, has partnered with Broker Public Portal (BPP) with Homesnap to provide the top-rated Homesnap app to its members and share its listings on Homesnap.com, the public-facing site of the BPP.

MRED Completes Homesnap Integration

OCTOBER 28, 2018 | by RISMedia

Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED) has completed the integration of Homesnap, the Broker Public Portal’s (BPP) consumer-facing platform. With the integration, MRED customers are now able to send search results to clients through Homesnap, and consumers who receive listing alert emails via Homesnap can mark their interest levels on specifici listings with the Homesnap app, which will then be sent to their agent.

MRED, Dynaconnections and Homesnap Deliver Latest Major Milestone for Broker Public Portal Movement

OCTOBER 25, 2018 | by RE Technology

MRED and their highly rated MLS system provider dynaConnections have created the ability for agents to enhance the saved searches they send to their clients by allowing consumers to see their saved searches via Homesnap.

Are You a Protectionist or a Progressive?

OCTOBER 16, 2018 | by RE Technology

Leaders that are confident in their abilities and passionate about the value their organizations deliver welcome new competition. They KNOW in their hearts they have what it takes to deliver value to their customers.

Consolidation Is NOT the Only Way to Serve Your Brokers Better

OCTOBER 11, 2018 | by RE Technology

There’s so much hype these days that make every MLS believe the ONLY way to better serve the needs of brokers is to consolidate. The truth is that there are TONS of practical and achievable ways to help your members save money and make it easier for them to be successful.

IRES signs agreements to improve services

OCTOBER 9, 2018 | by BizWest

The multiple listing service for residential property in Northern Colorado has joined in a collaborative arrangement with the Pike’s Peak organization that does the same thing in southern Colorado.

Florida’s Space Coast Listing Service Ditches Its Homesnap Site

OCTOBER 5, 2018 | by Inman News

National listing site Homesnap is meant to be the real estate industry’s answer to third-party search portals such as Zillow and realtor.com. But for one market, Homesnap left something to be desired as a local listing site.

Taking It to the Streets: MRED’s New Consumer Campaign for Broker Public Portal

OCTOBER 2, 2018 | by RISMedia

The real estate industry’s thundering response to the Broker Public Portal (BPP) with Homesnap initiative has been impressive. Backed by brokerages of all sizes across the country, our reach now extends to over 900,000 agents through their MLSs.

Daniel J. Riley Named Chair of National Broker Portal

SEPTEMBER 24, 2018 | by RISMedia

The Board of Managers of the National Broker Portal, a joint venture between Broker Public Portal (BPP) and Homesnap, has announced Daniel J. Riley, Esq., as chairman of the board.

The MLS Roundtable Answers Important MLS Questions

SEPTEMBER 24, 2018 | by RISMedia

The MLS Roundtable (MLSRT), a group of industry leaders in the MLS space, has answered questions in a new publication, “Important MLS Issues Answered,” released this week. The MLS 2020 Agenda, which identifies issues with the MLS, was established in 2017.

National Broker Portal Names New Board Member, Chair

SEPTEMBER 19, 2018 | RealEstateRama

The Board of Managers of the National Broker Portal, a joint venture between Broker Public Portal (BPP) and Homesnap, today announced Daniel J. Riley, Esq., of Howard Hanna Real Estate Services, has joined its Board and become its Chairman.

WATCH: Join the Broker Public Portal Movement — Find Out What the Buzz Is All About

SEPTEMBER 13, 2018 | by RE Technology

We explored the Broker Public Portal movement last week in webinar with broker and association guests from MRED, NWMLS and Homesnap, the BPP’s technology partner and consumer-facing brand.

The Value of the MLS? Providing the Best Listing Data

SEPTEMBER 9, 2018 | by RISMedia

Data accuracy matters. Remember how the real estate market imploded, yet many economists remained bullish because they ignored the vast ballooning of days on market? They were looking at bad data.

Midwest Real Estate Data Announces Addition To Board Of Managers

AUGUST 30, 2018 | Chicago Agent Magazine

Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED) has announced Alon Chaver as a new addition to its board of managers. Chaver is the chief information officer at HomeServices of America and will serve MRED as one of two strategic managers.

HomeServices of America Chief Information Officer To Serve On MRED Board of Managers

AUGUST 28, 2018 | by RISMedia

Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED) has introduced a new Strategic Manager on its Board of Managers with the addition of Alon Chaver. Chaver is the Chief Information Officer at HomeServices of America, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate.

Broker Public Portal Update: Q2 2018

AUGUST 16, 2018 | by RE Technology

The Broker Public Portal with Homesnap continued to take the industry by storm during the second quarter.

A New Battle Cry: I Want My BPP!

AUGUST 14, 2018 | RE Technology

“You Got Your MTV, Now Say ‘I Want My BPP'” calls for a new battle cry for the BPP with Homesnap movement. It reminded me, once again, of how people, when they come together, can cause remarkable change.

You Got Your MTV, Now Say ‘I Want My BPP’

AUGUST 5, 2018 | by RIS Media

Broker Public Portal (BPP) with Homesnap is fighting to build a larger nationwide footprint. BPP needs more MLSs to help take back the relationship with the consumer. It’s a grassroots strategy that’s being led by agents and brokers who already have relationships with homebuyers and sellers.

Broker Public Portal Appoints Five New Board Officers, Including Chair

JULY 26, 2018 | by Inman News

The Broker Public Portal, a public-facing multiple listing service website, has named five new board officers for 2019, including NorthstarMLS CEO John Mosey as chairman, the startup announced on Wednesday.

Broker Public Portal Names New Board Officers 

JULY 25, 2018 | by RealEstateRama

The Board of Managers of the Broker Public Portal (BPP) today announced its new officers for the next year. The BPP, which is owned and operated by real estate brokerages and MLSs and in a technology partnership with Homesnap, is delivering consumer connection benefits to more than 875,000 real estate professionals in America today through more than 140 MLS agreements.

BPP Announced Its New Officers For The Next Year

JULY 25, 2018 | by REAL Trends

The Broker Public Portal, which is owned and operated by real estate brokerages and MLSs and in a technology partnership with Homesnap, is delivering consumer connection benefits to more than 875,000 real estate professionals in America today through more than 140 MLS agreements.

Broker Public Portal Announces Board Officers for Next Year

JULY 24, 2018 | by RIS Media

The Board of Managers of the Broker Public Portal (BPP) has announced its new officers for the next year. Each officer services a one-year term through the board meeting in June 2019.

Homesnap Delivers One Million Free Leads For Agents

JULY 14, 2018 | by Realty Biz News

Homesnap, the industry-endorsed national home search platform, today announced that it has sent over one million free leads to listing and buyers agents. These leads are shared by Homesnap to help real estate agents build their brand and connect with potential clients.

Homesnap Claims To Deliver 1M Free Leads For Real Estate Agents

JULY 11, 2018 | by Property Portal Watch

Homesnap, the industry-endorsed national home search platform, recently announced that it has delivered over one million free leads to listing and buyers agents. These leads are shared by Homesnap to help real estate agents build their brand and connect with potential clients.

Homesnap Delivers One Million Free Leads for Agents

JULY 9, 2018 | by RE Technology

Homesnap, the industry-endorsed national home search platform, today announced that it has sent over one million free leads to listing and buyers’ agents.

Homesnap Surpasses One-Million Mark in Free Leads for Agents

JULY 9, 2018 | by RISMedia

Homesnap, the national home-search platform powering the Broker Public Portal, has announced it has now sent more than one million free leads to listing and buyers agents. Launched by brokers and multiple listing services (MLSs) to provide an industry-friendly alternative for home searchers, Homesnap was designed to help real estate agents build their brand and connect with potential clients.

Broker Public Portal is the #2 MLS Consumer-Facing Website!

JULY 3, 2018 | by RE Technology

The Broker Public Portal with Homesnap continues to take the industry by storm. The strategy to pool the listings and resources of MLSs across the country is working!

Chicagoland’s MRED Marketing Campaign Makes Homesnap Soar

JUNE 25, 2018 | by RE Technology

When the real estate industry’s brokerage leaders and MLS leaders gathered to reimagine a better national consumer search experience, Chicagoland MLS Midwest Real Estate Data LLC (MRED) jumped right in.

5 Key Takeaways in Preparation for the FTC/DOJ Workshop

June 5, 2018 | by RE Technology

When Daniel Castro from the Internet Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) took the stage at Inman in New York on January, we all thought he was going to provide an academic view of our industry and provide us with some food for thought. What we didn’t know was that he was going to tell us how the consumer needs open data because we have somehow been holding back on them.

Industry Challengers: Here Come the Incumbents

MAY 25, 2018 | by RISMedia

Real estate is an industry that I love. My family, our agents, and the customers we serve motivate me every day. Like many of my peers, I have watched many disruptors come and go. They come into our industry with bags full of investment capital, only to learn that real estate is a tough business that operates on very slim margins.

US’ Homesnap Agent John Mosey Develops The Portal In Key Role

MAY 14, 2018 | by Property Portal Watch

John Mosey, an agent based out of St. Paul, has assisted in the development of a new property listing service to rival the leaders of the industry. Homesnap went live last year with real-time property listings, a direct link to a listing agent and not a stitch of advertising.

St. Paul Real Estate Veteran Plays Key Role In Development Of Homesnap

MAY 6, 2018 | by Minneapolis Star Tribune

Homesnap.com went live last year with real-time property listings, a direct link to a listing agent and not a stitch of advertising. The site is the real estate industry’s answer to the countless third-party property listing sites that have become influential in the sale of homes.

Broker Public Portal Welcomes New Board Members, Including Redfin

APRIL 29, 2018 | by Inman News

Broker Public Portal — the collectively owned and operated public-facing multiple listing service (MLS) — is welcoming new four new appointments to its board of members on Monday, replacing four outgoing members. And the big news this year is that an executive at Redfin is among them.

Transparency Will Radically Alter The Real Estate Industry’s Leadership

FEBRUARY 19, 2018 | by Inman News

Through new media and ever-growing access to data, transparency in the real estate industry is driving the massive changes we’re seeing in business models and industry power players. Billions of dollars are being invested in the brokerage world, as investors and technologists find ways to engage an informed consumer pool and snatch profits from traditional businesses.

Broker Public Portal’s Homesnap Receives USD$14 Million In Funding

FEBRUARY 19, 2018 | by Property Portal Watch

Homesnap, a consumer-facing of Broker Public Portal (BPP), has raised $14 million in funding, announced the property portal. Led by Updata Partners with participation from Moderne Ventures and other individual investors, the Series B round raised Homesnap’s capital to $32.8 million. It also includes investor Revolution Ventures, the venture capital fund founded by AOL co-founder Steve Case, Tige Savage, and David Golden.