Since the development of their new consumer-facing platform was announced on 24th March, Homesearch has seen thousands of independent brands committing to list their stock on the platform within a matter of months.
Going live for agents to preview on the 1st of July, Homesearch has confirmed the commitment of the 10,000th branch to list their properties for free.
Commenting on the response from the industry so far, Sam Hunter, Chief Operating Officer of Homesearch says:
“The backing we’ve received from agents to deliver a solution that we hope will contribute to the long-term future of the industry has been incredible, and it’s something we’re grateful for.
“To be working with so many agents so early has exceeded all of our expectations.
“We believe that the traction we’re seeing is proof that agents have wanted to see something new for a long time, which keeps us focused on making sure that we deliver both the product and ongoing business support they need.
“We’re really thankful to those who have helped us hit this milestone so quickly.”
While the commitment from over 10,000 agency branches to list their properties with Homesearch in such a short period is significant, what makes it even more notable is that this has been achieved before the consumer platform has even gone live.
Hunter sounds a note of caution over how quickly the site will be carrying all potential listings:
“Given the number of agents who have ‘signed up’, our biggest challenge remains getting their feeds set up as quickly as possible.
“Will we have all 10,000 feeding on July 1st? No, but we will work with agents and their CRM providers and get through the list as fast as we can.”
“Understanding agents’ needs is incredibly important to us, and it’s why we make sure that everything we offer has had direct input from agents themselves.
“When we first set out to deliver the public platform, we had every hope that the industry would understand our vision and want to come on board.
“Now, having received such an amazing level of support, we’re more excited than ever to deliver something that allows agents to have the best experience possible going forward, as well as providing consumers with a modern property search alternative.”