A while back, I wrote a post entitled A Bold Statement, about local startup CompatibleAgent.com and their aspirations to be as widely known and used as MLS.ca in Canada within a year. Shortly thereafter, I received a response from the president of the company, Mark Stewart. Mark stands behind his product and his statements made in his advertising to REALTORS®, and firmly believes that the lofty target is achievable.
Mark offered me a trial membership to the service, which I took him up on – I’d love to see how well the service works. I told him I’d post occasionally about my experiences on the blog. Compatible Agent launched in BC on Monday, and plans a nationwide rollout over the next few months; a new province every 4-6 weeks. They’ve got a TV commercial airing daily on CHEK and Global.
The whole premise of the system is to match consumers with an agent that is compatible with their needs. For example, if younger clients tend to prefer to work with an agent their own age or similar, they will be able to search for this.
For now, just the agent search function is running – so they’ve got a bit of work to do before the real estate portal they envision comes together. The site is easy to navigate and is fast and intuitive. Below is the welcome video on the site. My profile is here.
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