National Franchise Partners with Leading Collaborative Home Search Platform to Change How Homebuyers Find Homes11 Jul Alani Rondon
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 9, 2018
National Franchise Partners with Leading Collaborative Home Search Platform to Change How Homebuyers Find Homes
RealSavvy and Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate HomeCity Team Up to Create a Powerhouse of Home Search Innovation
AUSTIN, TX: The partnership between two top real estate technology innovators, RealSavvy and HomeCity, has opened up an exciting future for how the homebuyer works with a real estate agent to find a new home. The newly launched Homecity.com, built by RealSavvy, provides homebuyers with a “Pinterest-style,” collaborative home search experience that allows them to chat with their agent and co-buyers in real time, making the home search process more connected and seamless.
Late last year, HomeCity COO, Keith Dunham began his search for a more advanced front-end solution for his business, a large technology-centric brokerage, known for its proprietary technology. After not finding options to meet his standards for a state-of-the-art home search experience, he met Rick Orr, CEO of RealSavvy and the two began a powerful collaboration to move the needle forward.
Together, HomeCity and RealSavvy have built an innovative platform that keeps buyers and agents connected and collaborating - a significant upgrade from the outdated technology and processes that have plagued the real estate industry for decades. By fusing a modern interface and user experience with an engaging mobile app - the two have created a website that rivals top national search portals like Zillow and Redfin, while delivering a uniquely connected home search experience.
“RealSavvy is a company that understands the real estate space as much as we do,” says Keith Dunham of Homecity. “They understand brokerages, agents, and their clients. Without that context and deep understanding, it can be challenging to solve for problems that they may be experiencing. There are a lot of companies out there claiming to do so,but they often fall short and promise more than they can deliver. We enjoy the ongoing collaboration with RealSavvy and are proud of the experience we’ve created for both the agent and the consumer.”
“The real estate space is rapidly changing and it’s been a really great experience for RealSavvy to work with forward-thinking, tech-savvy brokers like Keith who understand the need to innovate to stay relevant in the years to come. It’s an exciting challenge for us to continue to keep HomeCity and innovative brokerages nationwide ahead of the curve when it comes to a great home search experience,” says Rick Orr of RealSavvy.
Founded in 2014 by Rick Orr, Clay Knight and Matt Swezey, RealSavvy is an all-in-1 platform for real estate agents, teams and brokerages dedicated to innovating how homebuyers engage with their agents through a “Pinterest-style,” collaborative home search. Winners of the 2015 SXSW Accelerator for Innovative Technology, the RealSavvy team is setting the bar high for IDX websites, CRM, and mobile apps.
CONTACT: Alani Rondon, VP Marketing, [email protected]
Founded in 2000, HomeCity Real Estate is a technology based real estate brokerage headquartered in Austin, TX, specializing in the sales and marketing of residential and commercial real estate in the Austin, Dallas and San Antonio Markets. With a dedication to innovation and culture, HomeCity won several awards including Entrepreneur Magazine’s Top Company Cultures, Austin Business Journal’s Fast 50 and Best Places to Work lists several years in a row.
CONTACT: Irina Kay, VP Marketing, [email protected]