VC Backed HomeSpotter Makes Homebuying More Social



Via News Release

“July 30, 2015 (Minneapolis, MN) –​ Proclaiming that “Every home search is a conversation,” HomeSpotter today released a new version of its mobile real estate app that seamlessly integrates chat messaging with home search. Collaboration between home searchers and agents lies at the heart of the real estate process. The new HomeSpotter app makes it fast, easy and fun.”

HomeSpotter saw that their users were copying, pasting, emailing and texting properties all over the place as they went through their home search. “The process was still really messy,” said Aaron Kardell, HomeSpotter’s founder and CEO. This didn’t make much sense. “There’s lots of communication during the home search process. Technology should reflect that reality, not get in its way.”

HomeSpotter decided to combine their mobile property search experience with a familiar text message­ like interface so that working and communicating with others through a home search app was simple. With HomeSpotter, users can now share property photo slideshows, not just links, have multiple conversations between friends and family and even facilitate chat between two agents that have full access to agent­only listing information. All of this take place in one place within the HomeSpotter user experience.

“We were ‘mobile first’ before that became a buzzword,” continues Kardell. “Since our founding in 2009 we have worked with real estate brokerage companies and MLSs across the country to create a mobile search experience that rivals that of the big online real estate companies while delivering fresher, better property listings data. That foundation has set the stage for innovations like this.”

About HomeSpotter – HomeSpotter provides beautiful mobile­first home search to more than 250,000 real estate agents throughout the U.S. and Canada. HomeSpotter makes collaboration fast, easy and fun for agents and their buyers.