We’ve posited in the past that the real estate search game is changing and the thousands of startups across America are impacting the very core of what consumers prefer and demand. We wonder what the real estate industry would be like if there was a Yelp or Groupon service for real estate.
Yelp has done an amazing job with restaurants and retailers- I can search for a romantic restaurant based on healthy options and even lighting. Groupon has done an amazing job of revitalizing couponing and incentivizing commerce. Both have done a great job of going mobile and helping shoppers to direct their funds.
Wouldn’t it be great if there was a Yelp for neighborhoods? Realtors can’t steer, so the amount of information is relatively filtered online. Wouldn’t it be great if there was a Groupon specifically for homeowners? Painters, carpet cleaners, decorators, Realtors and the like could focus their energy on a specific market already primed for their services.
Why isn’t there anything like this for real estate?
There is. Quietly, steadily and smartly, real estate veteran Brian Wilson developed YourPlace, a modern real estate search site already launched in three cities that brings together reviews and couponing to the experience and we are enthusiastic after getting a sneak peek behind the scenes.
The concept has legs, the user interface is clean, the drag and drop options for selected homes is creative, and it appears to simultaneously benefit agents and consumers. Word is there is a mobile app for consumers as well. We look forward to watching the growth of YourPlace.com.
Here is your sneak peek:
AG is not affiliated with YourPlace.