Stop me if this sounds familiar.
I need to learn more about a specific topic, one that demands detailed information.
So I search on Google.
I am flooded with literally thousands of results. I open up the first four links, scroll through the pages, find nothing of use, and then give up.
I’ll try again tomorrow.
But what if you can type in your question, sit back, and let multiple professionals in that industry answer you in real-time with trusted, no-strings-attached information?
This is the post-search era.
And the new Avenue app is responsible for it.
I was lucky enough to be given a sneak peek of this cool mobile app, and I have to say that it kind of, sort of blew my mind.
The idea is simple.
With Avenue, home buyers can ask a question, and any real estate agent who is located in that area can immediately provide an answer.
And just like that a chat-style conversation is opened up.
This is hyper-local knowledge. On demand.
Agents and consumers are instantly connected through a mutually beneficial relationship, one that ensures value for both parties involved.
It’s no wonder that over 10k agents have already signed up pre-launch!
Besides the Q&A feature, Avenue also matches up home shoppers with agents based on the personal preferences found within their Facebook account. (Users sign-up through Facebook.) It takes into consideration such details as demographics, location, similar likes and hobbies so that a home shopper can find an agent who truly understands their lifestyle.
This is one of the reasons why Avenue has been called the Match.com of real estate.
Today’s home shopper is a whole different breed - they don’t see the need for a realtor. After all, they can simply find all the listings on their own. But what they do need is the expertise, the advice, since many of these home shoppers are entering the market for the very first time.
And this is where Avenue comes in.
With advice comes trust. And with trust comes value.
So now all of a sudden the real estate agent has a strong purpose in the eyes of the home shopper.
It’s a simple, innovative solution to a growing problem.
The launch is only days away, so make sure to sign-up and receive your notification!
Click here to visit their website.
Braden O'Neill is the Community Manager at RESAAS. He loves to read books that make him sound smart, go snowboarding with people who are better than him, and watch Liverpool FC. Check out his RESAAS profile ›
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