HomeSmart agents begin year with a major app upgrade

Residential real estate franchisor HomeSmart International started the new year by introducing tech updates to the mobile application of the company’s revolutionary software platform, RealSmart Agent. The main update to the RealSmart Agent mobile application now allows agents to create listings from their smartphones.

“I created RealSmart Agent back in 2002 as a way for agents to manage their entire business in one place,” said Matt Widdows, HomeSmart International founder, and CEO. “The mobile app has taken this one step further, by allowing agents to streamline their business while they’re on the go and working with clients.”

RealSmart Agent mobile offers many features similar to HomeSmart International’s web-based transaction management system, which gives agents access to a variety of tools and resources to help them run and grow their business. The app, which is available to download for free on the iTunes and GooglePlay app stores.

In addition to the previously accessible features, the new updates to the RealSmart Agent mobile app allow agents to perform a host of convenient new functions. Agents on the go can now create new listings, sales, rentals, or referrals, as well as convert listings to sales or rentals without having to wait to go back to their desktop. These updates are examples of how RealSmart Agent mobile makes agents’ lives and businesses easier and more efficient.

SRP offers free electrical safety workshop

SRP is sponsoring a FREE Electrical Safety Workshop to educate individuals who work in landscaping, tree trimming, excavating, roofing, HVAC, painting or any construction-related industry.

This workshop includes live demonstrations and covers the potential hazards of coming in contact with overhead and underground power lines, which run throughout Valley neighborhoods.

Instruction will be in English with Spanish translation available.

The following topics will be covered: job briefing assessments, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and tree trimming equipment checks, step and touch potential, trench safety, road safety, Arizona 811 and more.

Participants must be 18 years or older. The workshop includes full hot breakfast and a chance to win raffle prizes. Employers may register up to 20 current employees at one time.

Register online at For more information, call (602) 236-2995 or email

Left-to-right: Chuck King, Managing Principal of Westminster Capital; Jim Waring, City of Phoenix Vice Mayor; Ellen Devine, Sagewood Director of Marketing; Stewart Ingram, Sagewood Executive Director; Scott Doherty, Vice President/Senior Director of Operations Management, Life Care Services; and Allison Pendroy, Senior Vice President/Senior Director of Life Plan Communities for Life Care Services.

Sagewood celebrates 10 years

Sagewood Life Plan Community of Phoenix recently celebrated its 10-year anniversary. Executive Director Stewart Ingram gave remarks during a dedication event, reminiscing about the evolution of the community and paying tribute to the incredible staff and the amazing residents. Phoenix Vice Mayor Jim Waring spoke to the excellence of the community and all that it brings to the city of Phoenix. Industry leader Life Care Services and Westminster Capital are the joint-venture partners of Sagewood.

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