I can't figure out why I need this product & everyday it's being 'sold' to me & pushed down my throat. Consider this my review.
A few features of Homesnap are nice but then more features are less than helpful. What's great about Homesnap is that you can send a copy of your app & buyers can look at your listings 'ad free' vs. Zillow or Trulia that have other agents faces splattered on the right hand side of the screen.
I thought this would be a great feature so I was all set to send it to my clients when a new little 'third party application' was added to the program in which you guessed it - agents can buy their way into zip codes just like Zillow or Trulia. Now this is a Realtor/MLS based app & I'm sure they've been made aware in the past on what is important to agents & what is not. This is what we are trying to get away from right?
Another feature that I swear that we voted on & discussed ad nauseum with NAR in the past was agent ratings. Yep, you guessed it. Homesnap rates the agents on the app showing the latest closings & your listings currently active. I'm not sure why the public would find this valuable as there are no reviews that are attached for the public to base a decision to work with that agent or not.
Open your Homesnap program & see what is for sale surrounding you. That's nice - I already have 3 programs that do this so why would I need another? I am underwhelmed.
Look up the agent that I am dealing with? Why would this help my business? I have all the agent information from the Sentrilock system or Showing Desk. I don't need HomeSnap to help me with looking up an agent.
Find listings in a particular school district - now this is THE one & only advantage to this app. You decide which school you want the kids to go to & the system pulls up all houses in that schools boundaries.
'Snap' a home (take a picture of it with your phone) & find out all about it from past records. If it's not for sale, I'm not sure I'd want my buyer getting all stuck in tax records that mean nothing or suggesting homes that have sold in the area. We are back again working with 'instant' Zillow like comps.
Do an instant CMA on a property - Yep, we all know how accurate these type of things are so I'm not in favor of having a app take the place of an agents expertise.
Now this program app is sponsored currently by our MLS system & they are currently giving their working app (MRED) the heave-ho for Homesnap.
Thanks but no thanks for something that is not improved. Just another app that doesn't do anything I really need taking up space on my phone & tablet.
I know when I've been handed a product that can't solve a problem.