REAL ESTATE TECHNOLOGY, REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT
PRnewswire | April 20, 2023
RESAAS Services Inc. (TSXV: RSS) (OTCQB: RSASF), ("RESAAS" or the "Company"), a leading provider of technology solutions for the Real Estate Industry, has announced a preliminary partnership with Rocket Mortgage Canada.
Rocket Mortgage Canada is a digital mortgage broker, using technology to deliver a revolutionized mortgage process. The partnership introduces a unique way for real estate agents to add value to clients by offering access to a simplified mortgage process through Rocket Mortgage Canada.
"Exclusive real estate data gathered by RESAAS shows real estate agents generate higher referral fees when referring clients that are pre-approved for a mortgage," said Tom Rossiter, CEO of RESAAS. "RESAAS has selected Rocket Mortgage Canada because its digital experience is complimentary with RESAAS's technology-forward solution. Our goal is simple: to enable RESAAS agents to pre-qualify their clients quickly for the best mortgage products and lowest rates available."
"As a fintech company, Rocket Mortgage Canada understands the value of a digital experience to help simplify the mortgage process for both clients and their real estate agents," said Hash Aboulhosn, President of Rocket Mortgage Canada. "That's why this partnership with RESAAS makes sense – their technology for the real estate professional provides yet another digital touchpoint on our way toward fully digitizing the mortgage process."
Under the terms of the one-year agreement signed on March 1, 2023, Rocket Mortgage Canada and RESAAS will share the revenue generated via the partnership from all new mortgages, mortgage renewals and refinances.
About Rocket Mortgage Canada
Rocket Mortgage Canada is a digital mortgage broker and a part of Rocket Companies (NYSE: RKT). Rocket Companies is a Detroit-based holding company consisting of personal finance and consumer technology brands including Rocket Mortgage, LLC, one of the largest mortgage lenders in the U.S. Founded in 2020, Rocket Mortgage Canada aims to transform and modernize the mortgage experience in Canada by providing a streamlined process for individuals looking to purchase a home or refinance their mortgage. Rocket Mortgage Canada's mortgage agents aim to deliver the highest level of client service. For more information, or to apply for a mortgage, visit RocketMortgage.ca.
About RESAAS Services Inc.
RESAAS is an award-winning global technology platform for the real estate industry. With over 500,000 real estate agents utilizing RESAAS in 160 countries, RESAAS enables real-time industry communication, delivers new business opportunities and captures unique real estate data. Some of real estate's biggest brands leverage RESAAS to provide business intelligence to real estate brokerages, franchises and associations. For more information, please visit https://www.resaas.com.
MARKET OUTLOOK, REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT
PRnewswire | May 18, 2023
Curbio, Inc., the leading pay-at-closing home improvement solution for the real estate industry, today announces the launch of its new home staging service. Real estate agents can leverage Curbio's latest offering to help stage their clients' homes seamlessly with no upfront costs, saving sellers time and helping them make more money.
Staging is shown to decrease days on market and increase the price a home sells for. According to the National Association of Realtors, 23% of buyers' agents said that staging a home boosts offers as much as 5% compared to similar homes that weren't staged.
Curbio's physical home staging services includes a team of design experts who strategically lay out furniture and decor to highlight and accentuate a home's most appealing assets.
Home staging is just one of Curbio's services for agents to leverage. The company offers updates and renovations that get sellers a high ROI for their home – everything from cleaning, painting and organizing to full kitchen remodels and whole-home makeovers. Curbio also recently launched its new inspection repair tool, streamlining the estimate and repair processes for agents following home inspection reports, getting homes to the closing stage faster. Sellers do not pay for Curbio's services until closing – with zero fees or interest.
"We are no longer in a hot seller's market, which means buyers are choosier and less willing to pay more for a home that is not move-in ready," said Olivia Mariani, CMO at Curbio. "At Curbio, we are leveraging technology to make it as convenient as possible for agents and their sellers to take the steps that will get them the maximum value for their house – whether that's through home staging, simple updates, major renovations or inspection report repairs."
As the licensed and insured general contractor, real estate agents can hand off any pre-listing home improvement projects to Curbio, so that they can sell their listings for top dollar without spending hours on the phone lining up contractors. Pitching Curbio's fix first, pay-when-you-sell service to win listings is also a popular use-case for agents in a tight inventory market.
Curbio's recently launched mobile app allows real estate agents to get instant estimates for staging services, pre-listing projects and necessary inspection repairs for current and prospective clients. At the touch of a button, real estate agents can generate an immediate price and ROI estimate for repairs, updates and renovations.
Curbio's full-service staging solution is currently available in Washington D.C., Baltimore, Richmond and Philadelphia/South New Jersey markets, with additional market expansions to come. Other markets can work with any stager they choose and use Curbio to pay at closing.
Curbio is on a mission to help real estate agents fix and update homes before they go on the market, so they sell quickly and for the best price, with zero payment due until closing. Founded in 2017, Curbio has quickly become the largest national home improvement company dedicated to pre-listing repairs, updates, and renovations. Curbio has modernized home improvement with an easy-to-use app that accelerates project timelines by 50%, while removing the delays, uncertainties and other frustrations that have plagued home improvement for decades. Their rapid time to listing, coupled with a turn-key approach and project ROI expertise, has made Curbio the most trusted fix first, pay-at-closing home improvement partner to thousands of realtors and brokerages nationwide, including eXp realty, RE/MAX, HomeServices of America, Long & Foster, @properties and many more.
REAL ESTATE TECHNOLOGY, REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT
Globenewswire | May 17, 2023
HqO, the world’s leading workplace experience platform, today announced a strategic partnership with Savills, North America’s largest tenant-focused advisory firm. The partnership will enable Savills to provide its clients the ability to demonstrate the value of real estate through unique, actionable insights into connecting with and empowering employees, increasing flexibility in the workplace, and reimagining how the modern workplace enhances productivity and community.
HqO and Savills – both renowned for their steadfast commitment to advocating for occupiers across the globe, as well as for their cutting-edge technology, market data, and workplace insights – formed the alliance in an effort to best advise corporates navigating a real estate ecosystem that is currently experiencing a generational disruption.
“Savills modern and differentiated approach to translating data and market intelligence into actionable insights for occupiers across the globe, coupled with HqO’s position as a proven leader in the tenant experience space, makes this strategic alliance mutually beneficial for both parties,” said Sarah Dreyer, Executive Vice President, Information, Technology and Digital Strategy at Savills.
Due to the firms’ respective areas of expertise, the partnership will allow Savills and HqO to empirically demonstrate which layouts, amenities, and workplace programs drive employee engagement and maximize the ROI of every dollar spent on office space.
The partnership will provide granular visibility into how employees experience and interact with their workplace. In turn, corporate leaders will be able to evaluate and optimize their office performance to reimagine a modern workplace that enhances productivity, promotes community, and energizes employees.
“The last three years have radically transformed how people connect with each other and the places they work. Being able to activate those trends from users to physical real estate properties is mission-critical today,” said Chase Garbarino, Co-Founder and CEO at HqO. “Savills shares the same vision as HqO, and the overall belief that the future of the workplace will be driven by their experiences. This partnership represents the significant shift in overall mindset towards customer-centricity for the first time in the larger commercial real estate industry.”
About Savills Inc.
Savills helps organizations find the right solutions that ensure employee success. Sharply skilled and fiercely dedicated, the firm’s integrated teams of consultants and brokers are experts in better real estate. With services in tenant representation, workforce and incentives strategy, workplace strategy and occupant experience, project management, and capital markets, Savills has elevated the potential of workplaces around the corner, and around the world, for 160 years and counting. For more information, please visit Savills.us.
HqO, ranked No. 75 on the Inc. 5000 list, is transforming how people connect with each other and the places they work. The HqO Workplace Experience Platform makes it easy for companies and commercial property teams to create modern workplaces through world-class amenities and services that allow people to thrive and produce the best results. Active in over 250 million square feet in 25 countries, 57% of the Fortune 100 rely on HqO to enhance their workplace experiences, improve employee satisfaction, and drive operational excellence.