Connect with outgoing tenants instead of brokers.

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Brent Mulligan
Brent Mulligan@brentmulligan · Founder @ Merchbro
I like this, I hate brokers fees with a passion. I spent some time last year thinking about a very similar product. One of the great things that can be done with this at scale is future availability. Most outgoing tenants know they'll move months in advance but that availability won't hit the market until ~30 days before next move in. If you can get units listed well ahead of time and reduce fees by 85%+ that is easily a 10x improvement in securing an apartment.
Julia Ramsey
Julia RamseyMaker@juliaramsey · Cofounder,
@brentmulligan Exactly my thoughts!! :) Great minds...
Allison Esposito Medina
Allison Esposito Medina@allisonveronica · Founder of Tech Ladies
Love this already and will definitely be using it next time I move.
Ryan Heybourn
Ryan Heybourn@ryanheybourn · I help startups grow @useinstaaa
Logo looks oddly similar to Neigbourly ( Cool concept though!
Adam Greenwald
Adam Greenwald@agreenwaldhq · Father | Writer | Altruistic Founder
@ryanheybourn if something on any site doesn't look "oddly similar" to anything within the similar realm on the web--then we have a miraculous situation. shouldn't surprise anyone.
Julia Ramsey
Julia RamseyMaker@juliaramsey · Cofounder,
@ryanheybourn Interesting! I will check them out.
Karim@karim_t · Tech enthusiast. Curious Mind @memgaphDB
Interesting concept! How are you guys planing on getting enough listings to make it interesting?
Julia Ramsey
Julia RamseyMaker@juliaramsey · Cofounder,
@karim_t Great question! One significant source of growth, I think, will be partnerships with buildings and landlords. Landlords could garner more attention for their buildings without an onerous broker's fee attached, so we think there's a decent incentive for them as well.
Shashank@itsshashank · Full Stack Dev
Any idea of doing this in Seattle or SF ? I am from india and we have brokers who charge a month's rent but they do all the legwork and find a place that the tenant would like. I haven't seen a service yet in Seattle. Zillow, Craiglist etc are there but not everything is listed there. I wish there was a team who knew all buildings and what apartments are available.
Julia Ramsey
Julia RamseyMaker@juliaramsey · Cofounder,
@itsshashank Those markets could definitely be interesting as well! Ideally, brokers do all the legwork and find a place that the tenant likes; unfortunately, this is not always the case. Often, tenants are merely paying brokers for access to a building after having already found the unit they want to see on SE, Zillow, etc. If you had data covering all buildings with availabilities you'd make a lot of money :)