Four years ago Kevin O’Connor, CEO of FindTheBest.com was frustrated by the lack of information he was faced with, while searching for the best ski resort to take his family to. O'Connor encountered that even the "experts" on the subject were actually just promoting resorts who were advertising on their site(s).
The same dilemma was true across other categories, i.e. best dog for a family, best college, etc. O'Connor found the process of sorting through truth and sponsored advertising challenging and discouraging.
It finally dawned on him, that choosing a ski resort or picking a dog, are quite similar. How one makes a complex decision is the same, just with different data. O'Connor' entrepreneurial side realized that this big problem was a big opportunity, so he launched FindTheBest.
The new company began collecting data—hard facts about all sorts of things one might be interested in—organizing all the information a person would need to research with confidence. The end result was several different sites, from FindTheBest (products and services) to FindTheData (reference information) to FindTheCompany (business information).
Today, FindTheBest has combined all its websites—that’s 726 million listings and 59 billion facts across 2,000 topics—to create the world’s largest research engine; one place that has exhaustive data on almost anything of interest. Adding to this, the company has now also expanded into the real estate realm with FindTheBest Homes, recognising that buying a home is one of the most highly-considered purchases an individual will ever make.
FindTheBest Homes, accessible on findthebest.com, provides data on 105 million properties, including 1 million properties 'for sale' from ListHub.
The above article was sourced from FindTheBest blog.