From NY to LA
NEW YORK – Since we first introduced you to apartment search site, Nestio.com, the young startup has come a long way. This spring, the bookmarking site launched at Demo Day and received $750k in seed funding this summer to grow from New York City to national, which they are now announcing they have achieved.
“We’ve continually heard one very important question from users: When will Nestio be in my city?” Nestio said in a statement. “Well, that day is TODAY! Nestio is now open nationwide, from NYC to San Francisco and every city, suburb, and town in between. We’re excited to meet renters across the country and hear your stories, so check it out!”
In April, we opined, “Nestio is currently available in New York City and compares Craigslist and Streeteasy listings, but we can see the amazing potential for all cities and all real estate search sites- can you imagine a consumer adding all of their favorite listings across the web into one site that shows their details side by side? It’s genius- Nestio doesn’t eliminate the need for real estate search, rather acts as a single bookmarking place for all listings. We love how streamlined it could make the entire home shopping experience.”
Revamped site, major partnerships formed
In addition to going national, the site has been revamped and not only is it super fast, users can save notes and indicate the status of whether or not they have viewed a property or scheduled a viewing, to keep the compared listings in order. Local news is being featured via Patch alongside listings and sharing options have been expanded. Users can download a free Nestio app for mobile comparison shopping or use the Nestio browser bookmarklet while computing at home or work.
Nestio has a button that is featured on sites like NakedApartments and now, the startup has teamed up with eBay Classifieds, and any eBay user hunting for apartments will see the Nestio button next to social sharing buttons so they can add it to their list of comparable units on their Nestio dashboard.
We anticipate that the Nestio button will be appearing in more locations throughout the country and that the young startup will (as it has been since its inception) remain on our list of rising stars in the startup world.