Wednesday, July 8, 2009

New Real Estate Open Source project – help wanted

OK, so I’ve got a new scratch to itch, this time it’s real estate related. I’ve worked for real estate companies for about 10+ years and always felt that the life cycle, though understood by many, was never implemented. Most people begin their real estate search on the web and within the first 2 weeks of their search begin a relationship with a real estate agent. Most often the relationship with the agent is through a referral (family or friend)…So…search the web…personal referral to an agent…why doesn’t the web search lead to the client/agent relationship? Simple – most real estate sites are listing focused, which is nice, but does not provide the easy transition from interest to relationship building required for most real estate transactions. One of the major drawbacks into finding a real estate agent is the lack of information about the agent, typically it’s just a picture, name and phone #. What I would like to do is build a product where the focus is on the agent, providing relevant information for the consumer to select one and providing the agent with a social network environment where they can nurture the relationship…here’s my first pass at the spec:

And SourceForge site for the project:

If you’re interested let me know.


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