Real Estate Mobile App Developer Smarter Agent Raises $6 Million
Smarter Agent, a company that creates a software to help real estate agents go mobile, has raised $6 million in new funding, bringing the company’s total funding $18 million.
Smarter Agent offers a mobile Platform as a Service (PaaS) that allows real estate agents to create mobile apps for the iPhone, Android, BlackBerry, Palm, and Windows 7 platforms. Smarter Agent builds an arsenal of mobile applications and tools for real estate agents to have their own custom branded mobile apps.
Apps include MLS listings, points of interest, social feeds, news aggregation and more. For example, consumer facing apps feature up to date MLS data which lets users search by Homes for Sale, Recently Sold Homes and Apartments for Rent. These search options use Smarter Agent’s property search technology that pinpoints the user’s location to find available apartments and property listings in their immediate area or via address, community name, city or zip code. Currently the platform has more than 2.5 million downloads and is growing 20 percent month over month.
The new funding will be used to develop Smarter agent’s mobile search platform and for new hiring.