Recently launched online marketplace Agenis intends to change the way consumers select real estate agents and deliver agents leads "on tap".
Headquartered in the US less than 40 miles from online giants Zillow and Redfin, Agenis says it will provide more options and reduce costs for prospective homebuyers and sellers.
Unlike other sites, Agenis doesn't suggest specific agents, set fixed commissions, or employ its own agents.
Rather, with Agenis prospective buyers and sellers are instantly connected to real estate agents in their area. These agents can then bid to represent the buyers and sellers by offering a proposed commission.
"We see a massive competitive marketplace without a lot of differentiation," explains President and CEO Noah Reandeau.
"Agenis addresses consumers' pain points by creating transparency and market based pricing."
Reandeau claims by introducing competition, the platform expects to see buyers and sellers saving thousands of dollars.
"We are breaking down one of the key barriers to home ownership," he says.
"We simply provide a marketplace where consumers are the drivers and have the information that they need to select the agent who is right for them."
He adds Agenis also expects to simplify life for agents.
"The old model was to spend countless hours networking and giving out business cards, with the hope of finding a lead," Reandeau says.
"Agenis allows agents to automatically receive leads without ever leaving their home, and all leads are shared with each subscribing agent in the area."
With benefits for both consumers and agents, Agenis believes that it has the key to success.
"We provide an irresistible value proposition for both parties," says Reandeau.