Kasaz desires to make it much less painful to purchase or promote a house in Spain – TechCrunch
Kasaz, a brand new startup from Sebastien Marion — who based Comufy, which was acquired by video games firm King in 2014 for at least $11.eight million — is on a mission to convey much-needed transparency and a greater person expertise to the Spanish real-estate market. The corporate has constructed a property on-line market that makes it simple to record properties on the market and for patrons to entry the knowledge required to know if a property is value viewing and probably making a suggestion.
“Looking for a property in Spain, and more generally in continental Europe is an ordeal,” Marion, who co-founded Kasaz with Idriss Farhat, tells me. “There are many friction points and the typical time to completion is over four months. When one decides to buy a flat, one would typically start on one of the leading real-estate portals. From a foreigner’s perspective, however, the quality of the leading real-estate platforms in Spain is shocking”.
To assist with this, every itemizing on Kasaz is verified, as are potential patrons, and duplicate listings from competing businesses are prohibited. The Kasaz platform additionally lets patrons and sellers talk with one another, together with the flexibility to e-book viewings on-line, and supplies further providers corresponding to skilled pictures, video or 3D excursions, and professionally written property descriptions.
“Compared to the leading U.K. platforms, such as Rightmove and Zoopla, it feels like Spain’s leading real-estate portals have been frozen for a decade,” continues Marion. “For example, seeing a list of property for sale in Barcelona on Idealista.com, the leading real-estate portal in Spain, will require a minimum of 7 clicks versus 2 in Zoopla. Worse, you will see no statistics about the area, no trends, no information about past sale prices nor nearby transport systems, schools etc”.
In distinction, Kasaz claims to supply probably the most correct location and property info and Marion says that the place that isn’t attainable, properties are rejected. The positioning additionally shows extra basic details about an space, corresponding to transport hyperlinks and different facilities e.g. procuring, transport and sightseeing potentialities.
“House buyers in Spain are tired of being misled. Thanks to the quality of information available in Kasaz, a buyer can analyse the whole market in a fraction of the time it took in the past. Our mobile app even allows you to visualise the real properties for sale around you, something that until today has not been possible due to the low quality of the information,” he provides.
Since launching 6 months in the past, Kasaz claims to already record almost half of the distinctive stock obtainable on the market in Barcelona and says it really works with over 100 businesses. The startup plans on increasing to the remainder of Spain shortly, with Madrid up subsequent.
It makes cash by charging real-estate businesses a month-to-month price to record on the platform, whereas particular person home-owners can record at no cost. “Both agencies and home-owners can also buy extra services such as 3D virtual tours, 360° professional videos, Facebook lives, or professional photos,” explains the Kasaz founder.