Today is an exciting day! As covered by Columbus Business Journal this morning, we’re thrilled to announce the launch of our new homeowner dashboard, partnerships with RE/MAX, Howard Hanna and Schmidt Family of Companies, as well as an expanded relationship with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, further accelerating the growth of our platform.
When we first launched Move Easy, we couldn’t have imagined the full evolution of our platform to where we are today. Our original vision with Move Easy was to become the No. 1 concierge service for brokers, agents and homeowners in the moving space.
Fast forward to today and Move Easy has evolved to become a truly 360° home management platform – empowering real estate agents and homeowners like never before. Today the MoveEasy platform supports more than 100,000 agents and more than a million homeowners!
Most Americans list moving as one of the most stressful events of their lives. But ensuring a smooth move into their new home is just the first step for homeowners. How do real estate brokers continue to deliver value to clients months or years after the purchase of their new home?
Solving for this challenge is what inspired the launch of our new homeowner dashboard, empowering real estate partners to deliver value to their clients throughout their lifetime as homeowners, as well as a powerful way to increase client referrals and repeat business.
Move Easy’s 360° dashboard provides homeowners with access to a growing marketplace of service providers across categories including home insurance, internet & cable providers, home protection, energy, utilities, home improvement, and more. The new dashboard also features a built-in savings calculator to compare prices, discover local contractors, and apply exclusive discounts.
Available via text or phone, Move Easy also provides homeowners with their own personal assistant available on demand. With a simple call, homeowners can outsource the mundane tasks associated with moving or home maintenance such as sitting on hold with utility and cable companies. Our concierge service will also help to manage subscriptions with service providers, or even search for better deals to save homeowners money.
Building on our enterprise relationships with Century 21, Realty ONE Group and Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, which uses the MoveEasy platform to power its Forever Concierge service, MoveEasy is announcing national partnerships today with RE/MAX, Howard Hanna, and Schmidt Family of Companies. Each partner will utilize Move Easy’s new dashboard and concierge platform on a white label basis with their clients with their own unique branding.
“Our goal has always been to deliver value to our franchise network clients across their entire journey and lifetime as homeowners,” said Christy Budnick, CEO, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices. “We’re excited to further build on our partnership with Move Easy. The launch of their new homeowner dashboard enhances our Forever Concierge service powered by Move Easy and creates stronger engagement and loyalty with clients.”
In addition to providing real estate agents with an invaluable tool to stay engaged with current and past clients, they can also leverage contextual insights available through the dashboard to deliver even more value to clients.
For example, if a client is replacing a roof, the platform will not only assist with discovering contractors. It will also recognize how that project may impact the cost of other services such as home insurance, and automatically surface new insurance quotes to save the homeowner money. If the client needs a new appliance, the dashboard can tell them if their home warranty covers it, and seamlessly allow them to file a claim.
To keep up with the rapid growth of the business, Move Easy is also announcing $3.5M in funding today from investors including New Valley Ventures, Breaktrail Ventures, Loud Capital and Pete Kight. The new capital will be used to accelerate the expansion of our platform into new categories. We also continue to grow our team, with 62 employees today across the country.
“Move Easy is redefining how real estate brokers deliver clients value over their entire lifetime of homeownership, from their initial move to home improvements” said Jay Hirsh, Managing Partner, BreakTrail Ventures. "We are thrilled to be an early investor in Move Easy and look forward to working with Venkatesh and team as they continue to execute on their vision to create the world’s leading home management platform.”
Move Easy continues to build momentum with hundreds of service providers and partner integrations being added to its homeowner dashboard every month. Notable platform partners at launch include direct integrations with AT&T, Front Door and Travelers Insurance, among many others.
Move Easy will also be adding additional Energy, Solar and Home Warranty providers to its platform in early 2022. The flexibility of the platform also allows real estate partners to add preferred vendors that homeowners can view live within minutes on the dashboard. The platform also includes a “My Next Move” feature, which allows clients to alert their agent or broker when they're ready to move again.