Today the NWMLS (Northwest Multiple Listing Service) added the Homesnap app for both agents and the general public to take advantage of. For the first time this will give the consumers direct access to real time listing data via a phone app. It's a collaborative effort through a partnership with Homesnap, the Broker Public Portal (BPP), and multiple listing services such as the NWMLS to provide a nationwide real estate search experience for consumers.
Agents can distribute the app to clients to assist with communicating about properties on the market. Clients will get market updates, notifications of new listings, and other statistical information. This will be a welcome alternative to Zillow and other websites and apps that don't offer current or accurate data. And its in-app messaging feature will make it very easy for both agents and buyers to communicate listing details clearly and in real-time. In this market that's bound to be a welcome service for many!