Why isn’t there a way to follow all the listing activity (new listings, price changes, pendings, solds) for regions and agents I care about with a native app?
Email listing alerts, with a Twitter-like interface (follow agents, brokers, franchises, ZIP codes, neighborhoods, cities).
For consumers, it’s a more efficient way to manage the listings alerts they care about. For agents, it’s a way to follow their competition.
This is more or less the exact same product that’s needed for the pocket listings opportunity I wrote about quite awhile ago.
With the launch of Premier Agent, Homely.com.au (who I consult for) now enables you to follow agents listing activity in Australia, though not yet inside a native app. See this for an example listing activity page.
Another attempt I came across is followit.com.au, though I clicked around a bit in Melbourne and couldn’t really find any listings or agents.
The app wouldn’t be hard to build. It’s getting the data that poses the challenge. In the United States, even with Spark and multiple vendors selling access to a standardized MLS data feed, it’s still not easy to obtain vast amounts of MLS data (read this and this from 2011).
Anyone tackling this in the US market? Abroad?