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REAL Trends with Joe Rand: Leading through challenging times

REAL TRENDING Podcast: Joe Rand, Executive Director, Broker Public Portal Tracey Velt, Editor and Chief of Content for REAL Trends, interviews Joe Rand, Chief Creative Officer for Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty. Joe was also recently named as Executive […]

BPP Newsletter September 2020

Industry Leader Joe Rand Named BPP Executive Director The BPP announced last week that real estate industry veteran Joseph “Joe” Rand, Chief Creative Officer for Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate (BHGRE) Rand Realty, has been named the Executive Director of […]

We Listen to Our Customers, and That’s Why We Support BPP With Homesnap

By Bill Miller Many of the best lessons we learn in life come from our earliest business experiences. During the 20 years I spent with IBM, we were taught the importance of “needs satisfaction selling.” We listened to our customers […]

ASK THE MLS: Brian Donnellan of Bright MLS

Welcome to another edition of “Ask the MLS.” Here, we talk to people running innovative MLSs around the country and ask them questions about their markets, their members, and what keeps them up at night. Today’s post features Brian Donnellan, […]

How Deeper MLS Integration Continues to Fuel the Success of BPP With Homesnap

By Andrew Strauch, Bright MLS The Broker Public Portal (BPP) with Homesnap, which is owned and operated by MLSs and real estate brokerages, continues to innovate by generating massive listing exposure and free leads for agents. Bright MLS, an avid […]

Ask the MLS: Kurt Von Wasmuth of RMLS

Welcome to another edition of “Ask the MLS.” Here, we talk to people running innovative MLSs around the country and ask them questions about their markets, their members, and what keeps them up at night. Today’s post features Kurt Von […]

BPP Newsletter July 2020

Homesnap Data Shows Agent Confidence in the Market is Increasing  Since early 2019, Homesnap has surveyed its agents about the health of their local market by asking them each month whether they are more optimistic, less optimistic or had no change in […]

How the Broker Public Portal With Homesnap Is Winning the Minds and Hearts of Consumers

By Donna Kreps When brokerage and MLS leaders first came together nearly six years ago to discuss the Broker Public Portal (BPP), I had the good fortune of being in the room. At the time, real estate search was dominated and operated […]

ASK THE MLS: John Ryan of Georgia MLS

Welcome to another edition of “Ask the MLS.” Here, we talk to people running innovative MLSs around the country and ask them questions about their markets, their members, and what keeps them up at night. Today’s post features John Ryan, Chief […]

BPP Newsletter: June 2020

BPP Keeps Agents Productive During Challenging Times A recent RISMedia article by Paul Boomsma, president and CEO of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE), highights the tools the BPP provides to keep brokers and agents productive during these challenging times. Brokers and agents […]

Broker Public Portal With Homesnap Provides Tools to Keep Your Agents Productive During Challenging Times

By Paul Boomsma Every brokerage is working hard to help their agents during this challenging time, and one of the best ways to do this is through training and resources that empower them to be productive real estate professionals. One […]

BPP Newsletter: May 2020

Letter from the BPP Chairman John Mosey, Chairman of the BPP Board of Managers and CEO of NorthstarMLS, shares his message of strength and hope in a letter to the industry. Read what John has to say below. Dear Industry […]

ASK THE MLS: Jim Speer of OneKey MLS

Jim Speer of OneKey MLS Welcome to another edition of “Ask the MLS.” Here, we talk to people running innovative MLSs around the country and ask them questions about their markets, their members, and what keeps them up at night. […]

Brokers Want Their MLS to Support the Broker Public Portal

By Crag Cheatham Brokers understand that our success ultimately comes from delivering great service and solid guidance to consumers. However, for years, brokers have been frustrated by how consumers have been confused, and perhaps even misled, by online advertising in […]

BPP Newsletter: April 2020

MLSs Helping Agents During COVID-19 As more and more cities, counties, and states across the country are put under stay-at-home orders to mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), we’ve seen so many of our MLS partners quickly step in […]

Ask the MLS: Art Carter of CRMLS

Art Carter of California Regional Multiple Listing Service (CRMLS) Welcome to another edition of “Ask the MLS.” Here, we talk to people running innovative MLSs around the country and ask them questions about their markets, their members and what keeps […]

Broker Public Portal Introduces the All-New Homesnap Pro

By Lou Mintzer Consumers today live in a world of online listings, with the ability to look up deep data with a few taps of the keyboard on their phone. But it’s the job of real estate agents to educate […]

BPP Newsletter: March 2020

Introducing All-New Homesnap Pro  The BPP with Homesnap is excited to introduce the biggest update to the platform since Homesnap Pro was launched in 2014. All-New Homesnap Pro is a major milestone in the evolution of the BPP, the industry-backed movement that launched in partnership with Homesnap in […]

Broker Public Portal with Homesnap Debuts a Game Changer, Partnering With Facebook Marketplace

By Carl DeMusz The power of Facebook is staggering: 1.62 billion daily active users posting more than a half-million comments and uploading 136,000 photos every 60 seconds. Nearly 70 percent of Americans use Facebook, and 74 percent visit every day. […]

Ask the MLS: Stan Martin of ABoR

Stan Martin of Austin Board of REALTORS® (ABoR) Welcome to another edition of “Ask the MLS.” Here, we talk to people running innovative MLSs around the country and ask them questions about their markets, their members and what keeps them […]

BPP Newsletter: January 2020

Homesnap Powers Stellar MLS Consumer Experience  The BPP with Homesnap is pleased to announce that Stellar MLS, the largest MLS in Florida and the 3rd largest in the country, has chosen Homesnap to power its consumer search experience. Stellar MLS announced the […]

Ask the MLS: Meet Sheila Dodson of BCAR

Meet Sheila Dodson of BCAR Welcome to another edition of “Ask the MLS.” Here, we talk to people running innovative MLSs around the country and ask them questions about their markets, their members and what keeps them up at night. […]

Broker Public Portal with Homesnap: A Look Back and What’s Ahead in 2020

By John Mazur Last year was an extraordinary year for the Broker Public Portal (BPP) with Homesnap. We’re now working with over 200 MLSs serving more than 1 million agents. We have almost 90 percent of the country’s listings from […]

BPP Newsletter: December 2019

BPP Success Story: Adding Value to the Market Jeremy Crawford, President and CEO of First Multiple Listing Service, Inc. (FMLS), explains the value that the BPP brings to the MLS, why industry leaders should support the movement, and how he leverages […]

Ask the MLS: Gene Millman of Northern Nevada Regional MLS (NNRMLS)

Gene Millman of Northern Nevada Regional MLS (NNRMLS) Welcome to another edition of “Ask the MLS.” Here, we talk to people running innovative MLSs around the country and ask them questions about their markets, their members and what keeps them […]

MLS Success Story: How Homesnap Is Adding Value to the MLS and Making the Market Work

By Jeremy Crawford, CEO FMLS Can you imagine if every time you wanted to buy groceries, you had to go to a bunch of different stores? A hundred years ago, that’s what most people did. You went to the butcher […]

Ask the MLS: Glenn Christoph of Intermountain MLS

Glenn Christoph of Intermountain MLS Welcome to another edition of “Ask the MLS.” Here, we talk to people running innovative MLSs around the country and ask them questions about their markets, their members and what keeps them up at night. […]

BPP Newsletter: November 2019

500% Increase in Leads — Facebook Marketplace Case Study Shows Amazing Result A few months ago, Homesnap partnered with Facebook Marketplace to make it simple —and free—for agents to showcase homes for rent on Facebook Marketplace and receive exclusive leads, and the results are in. […]

Why Homesnap Became Lyon Real Estate’s Mobile Solution

Commentary by Pat Shea When our previous mobile app was sold to a competitor, we selected Homesnap, the public-facing brand of the Broker Public Portal (BPP), as our mobile solution. It was important for us to provide the services and […]

Ask the MLS: Marsha Buice of First Multiple Listing Service

Welcome to another edition of “Ask the MLS.” Here, we talk to people running innovative MLSs around the country and ask them questions about their markets, their members and what keeps them up at night. Today’s post features Marsha Buice, […]

Getting a Bigger Bang for Your Buck With Homesnap

Commentary by Matt Thomas I grew up in the real estate business; my mom has been a Keller Williams agent for 30 years. But real estate wasn’t my first profession. I went into tech sales after graduating from Notre Dame. […]

Ask the MLS: Jim Yockel of GRAR

Welcome to another edition of “Ask the MLS.” Here, we talk to people running innovative MLSs around the country and ask them questions about their markets, their members and what keeps them up at night. Today’s post features Jim Yockel, CEO […]

BPP Newsletter: August 2019

The BPP Helps Win Back The Consumer A recent article in RISMedia – “MLS Basic Service: How the Broker Public Portal Helps You Win Back the Consumer” – highlights how the BPP can help reach and deliver value to consumers in your market. The […]

How the Broker Public Portal Helps You Win Back the Consumer

Commentary by Victor Lund The lightning success of the Broker Public Portal (BPP) has given more than one million real estate agents access to Homesnap technology. And now, engaging millions of consumers everywhere is how BPP with Homesnap will provide consumers a […]

BPP Newsletter: July 2019

Responding To Industry Disruption A recent article in RIS Media – “Is Your MLS Fueling Disruption Through Inaction?” – highlights why the BPP is a game-changer for MLSs who are facing disruption in their markets. “Even though over 1 million agents […]

Ask the MLS: Stan Collins of Columbus REALTORS

Welcome to another edition of “Ask the MLS.” Here, we talk to people running innovative MLSs around the country and ask them questions about their markets, their members and what keeps them up at night. Today’s post features Stan Collins, CEO […]

Is Your MLS Fueling Disruption Through Inaction?

Commentary by Gurtej Sodhi Do you remember rushing to return a DVD to Blockbuster before you were charged a late fee? Or taking your Kodak film cartridge to a local drugstore for one-hour processing so you could get photos developed […]

It’s Time to Take Back the Consumer

Commentary by Craig McClelland 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 […]

BPP Newsletter: May 2019

The Broker Public Portal is pleased to announce that Homesnap Pro is now available to more than 1,000,000 agents (more than 80% of REALTORS in the U.S.). Since the launch of the Broker Public Portal in 2017, Homesnap has quickly […]

Ask the MLS: Ron Stephan of NEFMLS

Welcome to another edition of “Ask the MLS.” Here, we talk to people running innovative MLSs around the country and ask them questions about their markets, their members and what keeps them up at night. Today’s post features Ron Stephan, CEO […]

Homesnap MLS Newsletter: May 2019

Welcome to the Homesnap MLS newsletter — your go-to resource to get the inside scoop on what’s happening at Homesnap. Here you’ll find updates on new features that your members will love, ways in which Homesnap can support your MLS, […]

BPP Newsletter: April 2019

RMLS Joins the BPP  The Broker Public Portal with Homesnap is pleased to announce that Regional Multiple Listing Service (RMLS), headquartered in Portland, Oregon, has joined the BPP. “We are eager to implement the Broker Public Portal for all RMLS […]

Ask the MLS: Meet Jeff Follis of CREN

Welcome to another edition of “Ask the MLS.” Here, we talk to people running innovative MLSs around the country and ask them questions about their markets, their members and what keeps them up at night. Today’s post features Jeff Follis, CEO […]

BPP Newsletter: March 2019

BPP with Homesnap Integrates with CoreLogic’s Matrix™ The Broker Public Portal with Homesnap is pleased to announce a recent partnership with CoreLogic that integrates Homesnap Pro with Matrix, CoreLogic’s multiple listing software system. The integrations include the full synchronization of […]

Ask the MLS: Meet Stan Hartke of WRIST

Welcome to another edition of “Ask the MLS.” Here, we talk to people running innovative MLSs around the country and ask them questions about their markets, their members and what keeps them up at night. Today’s post features Stan Hartke, Director […]

Homesnap MLS Newsletter: March 2019

Welcome to the Homesnap MLS newsletter — your go-to resource to get the inside scoop on what’s happening at Homesnap. Here you’ll find updates on new features that your members will love, ways in which Homesnap can support your MLS, […]

Ask the MLS: Meet Lauren Hansen of IRES

Welcome to another edition of “Ask the MLS.” Here, we talk to people running innovative MLSs around the country and ask them questions about their markets, their members and what keeps them up at night. Today’s post features Lauren Hansen, […]

BPP Newsletter: February 2019

Why the BPP is right for Northwest MLS In this RISMedia article, Northwest MLS CEO Tom Hurdelbrink discusses his board’s decision to join the BPP and provide Homesnap, the industry-endorsed, agent mobile platform that follows Fair Display Guidelines, to its […]

BPP Newsletter: January 2019

Columbus and Erie MLSs Join the BPP  The Broker Public Portal with Homesnap is pleased to announce that the Columbus and Central Ohio Regional MLS and the Greater Erie Board of Realtors have joined the BPP. Both MLSs will launch […]

Homesnap MLS Newsletter: January 2019

Welcome to the Homesnap MLS newsletter — your go-to resource to get the inside scoop on what’s happening at Homesnap. Here you’ll find updates on how our product is evolving, ways in which your MLS can get more involved with […]

BPP Newsletter: November 2018

Northeast Florida’s RealtyWEB Joins the BPP  The Broker Public Portal with Homesnap is pleased to announce that Northeast Florida’s MLS, RealtyWEB, has joined the BPP and officially launched Homesnap earlier this month.  “Our Board of Directors made the wise decision […]

Ask the MLS: Meet Karen Kage of Realcomp

Welcome to another edition of “Ask the MLS.” Here, we talk to people running innovative MLSs around the country and ask them questions about their markets, their members and what keeps them up at night. Today’s post features Karen Kage, […]

Ask the MLS: Meet Denee Evans of CMLS

Welcome to another edition of “Ask the MLS.” Here, we talk to people running innovative MLSs around the country and ask them questions about their markets, their members and what keeps them up at night. Today’s post features Denee Evans, […]

BPP Newsletter: October 2018

Next Week at NAR Annual: Broker Breakfast with Facebook & Broker Public Portal with Homesnap Session Friday, November 2nd, 8-9:30 AM at The Heritage Room at the Lenox Hotel, 61 Exeter Street at Boylston: Homesnap is pleased to host an […]

BPP Newsletter: September 2018

This Week at CMLS Orlando: The Broker Public Portal  The Broker Public Portal is proud to be a Diamond Sponsor of CMLS in Orlando. Please stop by our booth or schedule a meeting to learn about: Why leading brokers and […]

Ask the MLS: Meet Carl DeMusz of Yes-MLS

Welcome to another edition of “Ask the MLS.” Here, we talk to people running innovative MLSs around the country and ask them questions about their markets, their members and what keeps them up at night. To view all our Ask […]

BPP Newsletter: August 2018

Webinar: Join the Broker Public Portal Movement Find Out What the Buzz is All About Please join RE Technology on Wednesday, September 5th at 11:00 AM PDT to learn: Why Broker Public Portal with Homesnap is so effective Why more […]

Ask the MLS: Meet Tim Dain of MARIS

Welcome to another edition of “Ask the MLS.” Here, we talk to people running innovative MLSs around the country and ask them questions about their markets, their members and what keeps them up at night. Today’s post features Tim Dain, […]

BPP Newsletter: June 2018

Broker Public Portal Is #2 MLS Consumer-Facing Website According to Hitwise, the leading source for measuring real estate web traffic across the industry, the Broker Public Portal powered by Homesnap is now the #2 MLS consumer website! In just over […]

Ask the MLS: Meet Kipp Cooper of KCRAR

Today on the Homesnap blog, we’re kicking off a new series called “Ask the MLS.” Here, we’ll talk to people running innovative MLSs around the country and ask them questions about their markets, their members and what keeps them up […]

BPP Newsletter: April 2018

4 Reasons to Join the Broker Public Portal Are you considering the BPP for your MLS? Here are 4 reasons why MLSs have joined: 1) To provide a better experience for your agents and consumers. The BPP offers agents and […]

BPP Newsletter: February 2018

Homesnap Raises $14M Series B, Boosts Broker Public Portal  On February 14th, the Broker Public Portal (BPP) announced that its joint venture partner Homesnap, the public-facing brand of the BPP, raised a $14 million Series B investment led by Updata […]

BPP Newsletter: January 2018

Why Brokers Should Support the BPP Alon Chaver, Chief Information Officer of HomeServices of America, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate, answered four questions about the BPP and why brokers should get onboard. Why should brokers support the BPP? Chaver: While real […]

BPP Newsletter: December 2017

2017 was an exciting first year for the Broker Public Portal and we could not have achieved our phenomenal growth without the support of our MLS and broker partners. The BPP’s choice of Homesnap as its public-facing partner has been […]