WALLINGFORD, Conn., Jan. 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Connecticut Multiple Listing Service, Inc. (CTMLS), the technology company representing over 11,000 real estate professionals in Connecticut, will launch the Broker Public Portal (BPP) in partnership with the Homesnap brand to all of its members February 22, 2017, the company announced.
The Broker Public Portal initiative was first conceptualized by the Connecticut MLS in May 2014 with the full support of the CTMLS Board of Directors. The Connecticut MLS believes that a broker owned, broker controlled website that follows Fair Display guidelines is essential to the real estate industry and is a means to provide true competition in the portal space online.
The BPP initiative is now a nationwide collaboration between real estate brokerages, real estate franchisors and Multiple Listing Services (MLSs) to create a real estate search experience built by people who sell homes, not ads. Homesnap, with its innovative, award-winning suite of consumer and agent-facing features will be the face of that experience.
At launch, CTMLS customers will instantly gain the world-class mobile real estate app Homesnap Pro, the leading mobile app for agents to access real-time listing information, collaborate with their clients, and cooperate with one another.
The BPP/Homesnap partnership includes an iPhone app, Android app, and mobile and desktop websites. The experience is free from ads and paid agent placement. Instead, consumers can easily collaborate with their own agent, or connect instantly to the listing agent, ensuring information and answers from a pro that truly knows the home, neighborhood and local market conditions.
"The addition of the Homesnap product to our suite of services is a transformative development for our Realtor Members and how they conduct business," said Gayle Dennehy, President of CTMLS. Dennehy continued, "It enhances the customer experience Realtors provide to their clients in terms of communicating and sharing the latest real estate information to them. We are thrilled to be a part of this exciting technology."
About The Connecticut MLS
Founded in 2006, The Connecticut MLS (CTMLS) is among the top twenty largest MLSs in the country and is recognized as an industry leader. Based in Wallingford, CT, the CTMLS empowers over 11,000 brokers and agents with knowledge, tools and services that enable them to excel in their profession. The CTMLS listings database has over 25,000 listings and facilitates over $7 billion in annual Connecticut real estate transactions.
Media Contact: Jack Edwards, CTMLS Chief Marketing Officer, [email protected], 203-697-1006