Homesnap Pro brings real-time listing data to smartphones

D.C.-based Homesnap, the maker of a mobile app that allows users to find real estate data by taking photos of homes, has signed a deal that could be worth up to $15 million a year to provide 44,000 Washington area agents with customized residential sales information. The new application, called Homesnap Pro, connects brokers with critical information on commissions, tours and real-time social- network-like access to customers, colleagues and employers.

An app for interested homebuyers (or nosy neighbors!) called Homesnap got its start by allowing users to snap a photo of any home in the U.S. in order to get all the details about it, including things like square footage, market availability, and the home’s value. Now the company is expanding its service to realtors, by partnering up with local MLS (Multiple Listing Services) providers, in order to bring real-time MLS data to smartphones and tablets, while also allowing realtors to communicate with clients on the go. Born out of D.C.-based Sawbuck Realty, which also operates its own real estate web properties in addition to Homesnap, the mobile app first launched in spring 2012, offering a different way to browse through real estate listings, or even just get an idea about a neighborhood’s value.

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