SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Move, Inc. (NASDAQ:MOVE), a leader in online real estate services, today announces the launch of its Find™ app for real estate professionals. Only available to agents and brokers through their local Multiple Listing Service (MLS), the Find™ app empowers real estate professionals with on-the-go access to critical agent-level listing detail, such as agent remarks and showing instructions, in an easy-to-use interface that mimics the popular realtor.com® mobile applications for consumers and professionals.
Among the wide array of real estate mobile apps for professionals, only a handful provide the key information most useful to an agent on the road. Most real estate professionals access this agent-level detail through their local MLS, but only a fraction of MLSs offer mobile versions of this data. Immediate access to important agent-only details, combined with real-time client collaboration, can make the difference between showing a home in the next 10 minutes or scheduling an appointment three days later.
Additionally, agents that operate in communities served by more than one MLS must often perform the same listing search in several MLSs to access all available properties for sale. The Find™ app contains each community's complete MLS inventory, allowing agents to search just once for complete listing results.
"The Find™ app empowers agents with a single, familiar interface that eliminates the confusion of varying feature sets and access points that mark the current professional app landscape – providing equal opportunity and experience for all members of an MLS," said Russ Cofano, senior vice president of industry relations for Move. "We've placed our priority on delivering the accurate, timely and complete information that agents on the road need to serve their clients and to cooperate with fellow real estate professionals to facilitate and close transactions."
The Find™ app leverages the best features available in the realtor.com® mobile app -- such as searching by school and school district, drawing a custom search, and making personal notes on listings -- and adds specific enhancements designed specifically for agents, including:
- Collaborative search, allowing agents to invite and connect with clients right away and notifying agents about client-side actions such as 'ask my agent' and 'request a showing'
- Agent remarks, and showing instructions
- Number of days the listing has been displayed on realtor.com®
- Short sale and bank owned status
- Compensation details
- Driving directions
- One-click access to contact the listing or selling agent or broker directly
The Southwestern Illinois Regional MLS (SIRMLS) is the first MLS to adopt the Find™ app, making this custom mobile app available to its 1,700 brokers. "SIRMLS was looking for a remarkable mobile application that could provide instant access to a large local consumer base," said Timathy Dain, executive director of SIRMLS. "We wanted an app that provided best-in-class consumer usability, award-winning design, and a synergistic partnership between the technology provider, our brokers and the consumer. Move stepped up and delivered on all fronts, making the Find™ app immediately impactful to the business of SIRMLS brokers," continued Dain. "Our brokers know the technology, use the technology, refer it to consumers, and now have the added benefit of traditionally private MLS data incorporated into their 'broker' version."
"The Find™ app is a very user friendly app and the search on the go feature is awesome," said Dan Tatum, SIRMLS broker and Find™ app beta tester. "The enhanced partnerships provided by the Find app collaboration features between buyers (and sellers) and their REALTORS® is a huge win for everyone."
The Jupiter Tequesta Hobe Sound MLS (JTHS) is the second MLS to adopt the Find™ app, making it available to its 1,800 members. "The Find™ app promotes the REALTOR® brand, a brand that consumers trust," said Wes Wiggins, executive director of JTHS. "It just made sense to provide our members with a widely popular mobile app that promotes their professionalism and their brand, and that contains the best content in the industry. The Find™ app was the right choice for our members."
Although the Find™ app is different from Move's Find™ web-based search application in features as well as functionality, both rely on the industry-centric, trusted relationships with MLSs that set Move and realtor.com® apart from their competitors. For information about implementing the Find™ app in your market area, please contact your Industry Relations representative.
About Move, Inc. and realtor.com®
Move, Inc. (NASDAQ: MOVE), a leading provider of online real estate services, operates realtor.com®, which connects people to the essential, accurate information needed to identify their perfect home and to the REALTORS® whose expertise guides consumers through buying and selling. As the official website for the National Association of REALTORS®, realtor.com® empowers consumers to make smart home buying, selling and renting decisions by leveraging its direct, real-time connections with more than 800 multiple listing services (MLS) via all types of computers, tablets and smart telephones. Realtor.com® is where home happens. Move's network of websites provides consumers a wealth of innovative tools and accurate information including Doorsteps®, HomeInsightSM, SocialBiosSM, Moving.com™, SeniorHousingNetSM, homefairSM and Relocation.com. Move supports real estate agents and brokerages by providing many services to grow their businesses, including ListHub™, the nation's leading listing syndicator and centralized intelligence platform for the real estate industry; TigerLead®;Top Producer® Systems; and FiveStreetSM; as well as many free services. Move is based in the heart of the Silicon Valley — San Jose, CA.
REALTOR® and REALTOR.COM® are trademarks of the National Association of REALTORS® and are used with its permission. These and all other trademarks used in this work are the property of their respective owners.
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