As president and co-founder of Homesnap—a real estate technology company based in Washington, D.C.—Steve Barnes oversees the company’s strategies and operations, as well as data acquisition and business development initiatives.
The Homesnap app is the market-leading national home search platform that provides real-time MLS data to consumers and free exclusive leads to agents.
Growth has been the name of the game for Homesnap this past year. In fact, the company was named No. 43 on the 2018 Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing companies in the country, ranking No. 4 in the real estate category. According to a company release, Homesnap has grown 6,336 percent in three years, into 160 markets across the nation.
“You don’t make this list without doing something that’s truly great,” said Barnes earlier this year. “I’m extremely proud of the achievements this award represents and look forward to sustained growth in the future.”
Homesnap is the public-facing brand of the Broker Public Portal, a collaborative venture between real estate brokerages and MLSs to create a national consumer home search experience that connects home searchers directly with the listing agent.
Homesnap also provides Homesnap Pro, the industry-facing version of the Homesnap consumer platform built specifically for real estate agents to access their MLS data and work from their mobile phones. Homesnap Pro, which is available to over 900,000 agents in more than 170 MLSs, gives agents the flexibility to research homes, contact agents and communicate instantly with clients from any mobile device.
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