GIVEAWAY in Celebration of Our Launch August 15th!

We’re giving away a MacBook Air to celebrate the launch of our brand new desktop and mobile platform August 15th!

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You can get up to 4 chances to win. Just follow the instructions below.

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We’ll be tallying up all the entries on August 15th and choosing one lucky winner. You will be notified via email so make sure to check the email address you use to sign up!

 

WACKY RENTS!

[UPDATE] You can now override RevestorRent© by Upgrading to our Premium Membership

If there are any WACKY rents in your area PLEASE let us know right away so we can fix them. Your feedback is what helps us get more accurate.

In some areas of the country (especially vacation home areas) we have found some estimated rents to be TOO high or TOO low.

Please contact us at www.revestor.com/contact with the MLS#, Address or Revestor URL and we can override any property on the fly.

RevestorRent is comprised of a formula/algorithm and actual rental comps. The more properties we have the more the algorithm starts to recognize patterns in the data and will get more accurate over time.

User feedback is also helping us get more accurate.

We will be adding an easy to use “Suggest a Rent” button next to the estimated rent on the site shortly for users. In the meantime just simply adjust the rent accordingly with the sliders on the detail page.

We don’t claim to be perfect or 100% accurate but in most areas we are pretty close and provide a good starting point for people to start to work off of.

Now that we are nationwide we have seen a couple areas with WACKY rents so its all a work in progress. Its all about the support we are getting from our users. We have a lot of users giving valuable feedback so the site is really becoming user driven. We have a lot of people rooting for us and that is gratifying for the team and I.

Revestor’s Nationwide Launch

Revestor Announces National Release of Real Estate Application.

‘The Way to Search Real Estate’ has arrived at www.revestor.com

Here’s what you need to know…

  • Go to www.revestor.com/signup and Signup for your free user account so you can be the first to know when new features get released (Profiles, Advanced/Custom Searching, Foreclosure Auctions, Targeted Ads for Real Estate Professionals, Alerts, Android App, iPad App, Android App, Windows 8 App) – We will never spam you or sell your information!
  • What can I do to help make the site better? Let us know if…
    • The site has limited coverage in your area;
    • You’re a real estate professional and you want to learn more about our ‘Targeted Ads’
    • The rent on a property or these properties seem to be off;
    • You want to be able to put in your own down payment & hold period in the initial search criteria;
    • The iPhone app doesn’t have all the features that the site does and want them;
    • There is a bug on the site, “I’m not able to…”;

You can help us improve by giving us feedback at www.revestor.com/contact or http://blog.revestor.com/2011/11/29/what-do-you-think/ if there is a BUG or a rent that is off please let us know about it so we can fix it. We don’t claim to be perfect and will get better by YOU the user providing valuable feedback

THANK YOU for your support. Today is an historical day for our company. We have been working very hard to bring you an experience like no other!

Revestor Goes National

For months now, we have been telling you of our plans to take our innovative app national. We are excited to announce our nationwide roll-out will be Tuesday October 23rd 2012!

After testing in various major cities and metropolitan areas, we are thrilled to be able to offer our innovative home research service on a national level. Real estate agents, home buyers and investors can now tap into the power of Revestor anywhere in the country and gain valuable insights surrounding the properties they are interested in purchasing.

Revestor’s unparalleled technology allows you to make faster and more educated property buying decisions.

  • Home Buyers – Do you want to see pictures, details, and more about homes in a specific area? Revestor now works on a national level to give you the essential specs about the houses in your location, making it easier to research the market and find exactly what you want in your next home.
  • Investors – As an investor, you need to know what kind of cash flow and the highest cap rate you can expect from the property you are interested in. In the past, this has taken hours to research and determine, but with Revestor, our algorithm does it for you.
  • Real Estate Agents – Your clients rely on you to provide them access to a number of houses on the market that meet their demands. Gone is the archaic time consuming way of determining important factors to present to your client. What once took multiple spreadsheets, calculators, and hours of number crunching now can be replaced with a few clicks. With Revestor, the property search is simple and automatic so you have more time to do what you are best at.

Our algorithm has taken important facts and figures found from a large number of reputable sources and combined them into one easy-to-understand page. This has helped the people in our test markets find the properties that will be a good investment both now and in the future. With our iPhone application, you can login wherever you are and find the homes in your area. While many people have done this in the past using one dimensional sites, Revestor offers a multidimensional experience so you can make the best buying decisions possible.

As you can tell, we are excited to take this innovative technology national and we can’t wait to hear how Revestor has helped you with your property buying process. Signup for your free username today at www.revestor.com/signup

Revestor featured in Inman’s Startup Scene Column

Revestor’s CEO, Bill Lyons, was interviewed by Inman’s Startup Scene columnist and co-founder of Tech Policy, Natalie Fonseca.

“It was a pleasure to be interviewed by Natalie, she was very knowledgable of the space and was straight forward. I’m always happy to share our vision and am pleased with the article that came out. Natalie and Inman did a great job at covering us,” said Lyons.

The article is titledInvestor-friendly property searchcheck it out and let us know what you think. We hope you like the site so far. We are encouraging your feedback in a post titled “What do you think?”

 

Listhub Announces Revestor to its Registered Brokers in San Diego

Listhub announced today to the San Diego real estate brokers, who have registered for their syndication service, that Revestor is a new channel in the network. See announcement below:

Dear Registered ListHub Broker,A new channel has been added to the ListHub distribution network! Read below to learn more about the new opportunity to get even more online exposure for your listings at no cost.About Revestor

 

Revestor is a patent-pending real estate search engine where home buyers and investors can search homes for sale by the highest potential returns. There are three main objectives. (1) Consumers and home buyers use Revestor.com to help them gain confidence and reduce risk. (2) Investors use Revestor.com to quickly search homes for sale by the highest cap rate and cash flow. (3) Real estate agents connect with buyers by being taken to property listings on the broker or agent Web sites. All ListHub subscribers’ listings will be displayed at no cost for a basic listing.

To learn more visit www.revestor.com .

How To Sign Up – FREE

If you chose “Subscribe To All” when you selected your ListHub channels, there is no action necessary – your listings will be automatically sent to the new site.

Otherwise, you must login to your ListHub account at www.listhub.com, click “Channels” and select “Revestor.com ” from the options.

If you have any questions about the new channel, please feel free to ask!

Sincerely,

Celeste Starchild
Vice President of Sales and Marketing
ListHub

What Do You Think?

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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Comment Rules: Remember what Fonzie was like? Cool. That’s how we’re gonna be — cool. Critical is fine, but if you’re rude, we’ll delete your stuff. Please use your PERSONAL name or initials and not your business name and do not put your website in the comment text, as both come off like spam. Have fun and thanks for adding to the conversation! (Hat Tip to Tim FerrissBrian Oberkirch for the Comment Rules)

BloodHound Unchained Real Estate Conference Anaheim

While attending the National Association of Realtors annual conference in Anaheim we decided to veer off the beaten path on Friday and attend BloodHound Unchained. The group invited us to present/demo Revestor and so of course we accepted the invitation with open arms. We gave them a little sneak of whats to come this month and received some great questions and feedback. Most of the group signed up on the spot to reserve their username and even were nice enough to share their unique URL with friends and other real estate professionals!

Bill Lyons Revestor

Bill Lyons CEO of Revestor

[Side Note: No I am not normally a grizzly bear. I am involved in a charity called Movember Facial Hair Formal to squash cancer put on by one of our advisors Teevan McManus as well as sportscaster and friend John Weisbarth.]

I would best describe Bloodhound Unchained as a mini inman conference where technology meets real estate (yes that is Inman’s tagline not mine). No, but seriously, a conference/training event/seminar/social/networking event with a tight group of cool geeks getting real results and real organic leads with hard work, software, unique content, blogs, links, SEO, email marketing and more! I know that isn’t a sentence but neither is bloodhound unchained. I was impressed to say the least and I learned some really cool stuff and so did Carlos Pastrana, our friend and agent from San Diego who also attended.

Special thanks to: Greg Swann of Bloodhound Realty in Phoenix for sharing tips, tricks, and secrets on lead generation. Scott Schang of Homeownership University in Orange County for sharing his WordPress tips and plugins, conversion techniques, and analytics. Mark Madsen and Tony Sena of Shelter Realty in Las Vegas for sharing their overall marketing techniques and passion for unique content that has driven their real estate sales and property management to new heights. Brian Brady of Mortgage Rates Report in San Diego for the invite and email marketing tips. And last but not least, Eric Blackwell of Eric on Search for the amazing SEO training.

Attending events like these is not about “I know most of this or all of this stuff” (Yes, some content may be a review for some). The point is to take away 1-2 solid breakthroughs or distinctions that will pivot your business into explosive growth! And that is what most people don’t get…

I would like to thank the entire group for the warm welcome and we look forward to great things to come!