Gregg Alvarez, the Founder of myHouseby, has a goal to modernize the way home buyers and sellers make property transactions.
“They’ve been selling homes, and consumers have been buying new homes, the same way for 50 years,” Alvarez said.
The platform, which debuted in 2018, lets users select a home, customize it in virtual reality and know how much it will cost, all before it’s even built.
Alvarez is no stranger to new technology changing the purchasing process. He previously worked for Cars.com, Ticketmaster and Realtor.com. But as other industries have modernized, there is still a gap between the way consumers buy and the real estate market, he said.
MyHouseby allows consumers access to tools that have been used internally in the construction industry for high expense projects, but haven’t be available for mainstream new construction.
“The idea was, why wouldn’t we put this type of this type of technology in the hands of consumers?” Alvarez said.
On the platform, home seekers have access to every new home community being built in Austin, Dallas, Houston and San Antonio. Users can search by builder, location, community, price range and amenities. From there, house plans can be customized based on the needs of the home buyer.
“To the degree the builder will let you personalize kitchen options or number of garages or different types of room, then you can go about personalizing a house from your phone,” Alvarez said.
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