A New Zealand real estate platform set up by two brothers that matches home buyers and sellers with trusted agents is making waves in the country according to bizEDGE.
The website RealEstatePros, set up by siblings Cam and Nate Whitaker who are also behind New Zealand’s largest moving company comparison site, MovingPros, aims to help vendors and buyers connect with trusted agents in their area.
The Whitaker brothers launched the platform with one goal in mind — to create more transparency and convenience in the industry by connecting vendors and buyers with trusted, local agents.
With over 14,600 individual real estate license holders in New Zealand according to The Real Estate Agents Authority (REAA), vendors struggle with the task of choosing someone they can trust to look after them as well as their property.
RealEstatePros is committed to connecting sellers to the agent that is the best fit for their needs, which can be determined by quickly comparing profiles of relevant agents and reading verified homeowner reviews.
“Our platform is guided by the philosophy of creating more transparency in the real estate industry and placing more power into the hands of buyers and sellers by allowing them to rate and review agents on the platform,” says co-founder Nate Whitaker.
“The aim is to help vendors make better-informed decisions when choosing the right agent for them, based on recent reviews from actual clients.”
The process enables consumers to match with up to three local, trusted real estate agents. They are then able to compare their profiles and reviews and select the best agent for their needs.