I’m happy to announce the launch of another web application called eppraisal.com. It’s a real estate application that allows you to search 70,000,000+ properties in the US and get a quick snapshot valuation, demographics and recent home sales within the area. It’s been a long hard road to getting it up and completed (and there’s a lot more work to do before it’s actually out of beta).
What We’re Doing:
There already are a couple different websites that allow you to get property estimates for free. What I saw at the real estate conferences that I attended was a number of real estate professionals who were uncomfortable with this new technology. Most weren’t against the technology itself, it was more that they weren’t sure how to utilize it to help them in their own business. Sure, there are those who would rather kill any change than learn how to embrace and leverage it, but I don’t think that is the majority.
Instead, we decided to build this consumer-side application called eppraisal.com that would be married up to another application called eppraisal Professional. This would be the area that certified real estate professionals could come to get access to the technology that we were leveraging on the consumer-side. They could put all the power of eppraisal.com on their own website, and directly connect to real estate consumers through it.
Next week I’ll be off at the National Association of Realtors (NAR) Conference in New Orleans for the launch of eppraisal.com and eppraisal.com Professional. If you’re there, you can stop by our booth (#2058) or shoot me an email to set a time to meet.
As with any project or application that I am involved with, I am very interested in your thoughts and feedback. Please shoot me an email at erik [at] eppraisal [dot] com or leave a comment here or on our blog at www.realtythoughts.com.