April 23, 2015
Over the past few months the Seattle based Porch, a data driven home services network, has raised a sizeable amount of funding and rolled out some innovations to their platform. They today announced that they’ve successfully partnered with ten industry leading real estate companies to further the mission of their startup.
According to the team, Porch is preparing for tremendous growth and their new partnerships will explicitly help with that. They’ve welcomed Estately, HomeFinder.com, Tribus Group, PlanetRE, Properties Online, Torch X, Virtual Results, New Media MLS, and ListHub to the Porch family.
“These partnerships reflect excitement we have received from the real estate industry for the Porch Home Report and the unique data that only Porch has,” says Matt Ehrlichman, CEO and Chairman of Porch. “Home improvement history is information everyone should have when researching a home.”
As Ehrlichman says, every day the 3.2 million home service professionals on Porch upload their completed projects, building out an increasingly unique and rich data set. Porch’s strategy then compliments the real estate industry: they don’t want to compete or be the place homeowners go to buy a home.
Rather, the team wants to simply provide the Porch Home Report to a network of real estate partners to make their experiences better. To date over 6 million reports have been requested by perspective homebuyers.
The Porch Home Report is a free resource for understanding the remodeling and project history of a specific home and its neighborhood, and they’re used to provide a level of insight that can be used to inform the home buying research process.
It includes home improvement project history, the cost and details of the remodel, background information for professionals that have previously worked on the home, and vital neighborhood stats. It’s a huge step forward, another in a long line of successes, for Porch: they’ve only been operational since March 25, 2014 and are looking to take the future by storm.
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