Overstock.com, Inc. has announced that it will be expanding into the real estate market with the launch of its newly-renovated property management site, Houserie. The site gives landlords and property managers a plethora of services for managing single or multi-home properties including potential tenant screening, communicating with renters, the organization of resident information, and rent payment management
Houserie was founded in May 2013 and was purchased by Overstock in February 2018. The property management site release marks the first phase of Overstock’s O Real Estate initiatives focused on using its advanced search technology to assist customers with real estate needs. O Real Estate will support landlords and tenants by providing a portal for renting, buying, and managing property, all in one place. The O Real Estate site is slated to launch in September.
“For nearly 20 years, Overstock has connected customers with premium home goods, helping them build their dream homes; now, we look forward to expanding those services in the real estate industry,” said Seth Moore, senior vice president of strategy at Overstock.com. “We’re always finding ways to use our technology to help customers find just what they want for their homes. Adding real estate to the mix was a natural fit for our brand.”
Houserie’s new site provides a refreshing experience for users, with an updated design and added service options to better serve landlords and tenants. The site will offer a wide variety of services for users, most of which are available now, including identity verifications, eviction history, credit and background check, tenant scorecard, and a complete screening. The services can be purchased for one-time use at three price points depending on the information needed by the user.
Edited by V. Haviland
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