First off, I would like to thank you for taking the time to review the site and offer your feedback in the form of a comment below. YES THIS IS THE PLACE TO LET IT LOOSE!
Secondly, I’d like to take a moment to thank our amazing team of engineers, programmers, designers, advisors and NINJAs for making the impossible, possible. I truly honor you. Thank you to all that have supported us (and an equal thank you to the naysayers/non-supporters as you motivated us just the same). Almost a year in the making we are finally here. Our vision, our hard work, and our unwavering faith have brought us here today.
While San Diego [UPDATED] and now The Greater Phoenix Metropolitan Area is just a starting point we are still very much a “work in progress“. The site is not perfect (especially for a perfectionist that is striving for simplicity). We launched with about 75% of the functionality/capability that we wanted to, but hey, we were anxious to bring about change.
The main things we are aware of and will be releasing in the near future is: 1.) address, neighborhood, city and MLS# search (eliminating the zip code drop-down allowing the user to type it in) 2.) Our own AVM (Valuation Model) 3.) Sliders working dynamically with our RevestorRating Graph and 4.) Nationwide coverage (all of which is very close…you just need to let us know that you want it and that you want it BAD!)
We will be the first to admit our ‘estimated rent’ and our algorithm are not 100% accurate. Over time (as the algorithm recognizes patterns in our database and our users give feedback it WILL gain more intelligence and get very close!). At this point, Revestor is not an end all be all, but rather a pre-due diligence tool. You certainly aren’t going to call up your real estate agent and say “buy 1234 Main St – now!” without doing any additional research but it sure is going to give you a good place to start. It is very important that you find yourself at the site often. Know that this post is always a place that you can come and give feedback and help make improvements.
Some may be fearful of real estate catching up to today’s technology…but I say we must accept, adapt and embrace the change as if we keep doing what we are doing we will keep getting what we are getting! Our goal with Revestor is to help people make better decisions by providing the most relevant (useful) information. In other words searching by the things that actually matter.
WE WANT TO ELICIT YOUR FEEDBACK. After all, the only way we can get better and grow is with constructive and critical feedback from our users. Our users are who will sculpt the site into what it will ultimately become (chipping away what doesn’t belong and chiseling what is already there)
What do you like about the site?
What do you not like about the site?
What is stopping Revestor from being one of the BIG four in 2012 (in other words will people be referring to online real estate as Zillow, Realtor.com, Trulia and Revestor?)
What is stopping Revestor from being THE largest real estate website in the world by 2014?
Again, thank you for taking the time to give us your valuable feedback and I hope we can constantly make the site a better experience for you day by day.
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