Estately.com, a real estate search website that uses referrals to connect consumers, real estate professionals and brokerage companies, is expanding outside Washington state by "adding 35,000+ Portland homes to our existing database of nearly 50,000 Western Washington homes," according to a recent blog post on Estately.com announcing the news.
"The site incorporates interactive mapping and displays details about the proximity of schools, parks, transit stops and restaurants to selected properties. Consumers can subscribe to get updates on price changes for properties and can save property notes," according to Inman News.
Estately.com users can search properties in specific neighborhoods and choose from agents in Estately's referral network by viewing competing bids anonymously. "The company has an agent-ranking algorithm that narrows the list of agents for a given area, and Estately staff research these agents and conduct interviews with some agents in developing its referral network," according to Inman News.
"We hope we make it easier for you, Portland, to search for a home in the hip neighborhoods--Hawthorne, Woodstock, Lloyd, Belmont, The Pearl District, and Sellwood--and the less hip ones. We also hope we make it easier to decide if a house is actually right for you," according to a blog post on Estately.com.
For more information on Portland real estate, see our previous article, Steady Growth in Portland Real Estate.