Seattle online real estate startup Estately is expanding service to six states, marking a 10 percent increase in properties on the site. New additions include Arizona, South Carolina, Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Ohio. The company, which partners with multiple listing services, now boasts nearly 700,000 listings.
It also offers search features like the ability to locate properties in selected school zones and an email alert offering that tells home shoppers when new properties become available. Not as well known as its bigger counterparts in Redfin and Zillow, Estately makes money by passing leads on to real estate agents. It was founded in 2006 by Ward and Doug Cole.
“We’re cranking,” says Estately CEO Galen Ward “It has never been more exciting time for us. We have figured out how to crank out new markets at a rapid pace and in every new market new users email us every day to tell us which of the big brands they’re abandoning for Estately’s search.”