I know international entrepreneurs are reading (I’ve met/spoken to a few of you), some of whom are working on real estate portals in various countries.
A real estate portal is a fairly defined technology product, which includes:
- A home page with search
- Search results & filters
- Property details pages
- Location/place pages
- User accounts
How many times has that been built? I’ll wager a guess, the answer is “far too many”.
Transmitdata recently released a “portal in a box”. I know that’s a challenging proposition, since most teams seek to customize virtually everything with deep integrations into your own systems. As well as the fact that there is generally a significant learning curve for any developer to understand another codebase.
That said, could it be save you money considering the alternative costs of building from scratch? Yes, in some scenarios I have to imagine it would.
The portal works for any classified marketplace, such as cars or jobs — though real estate is probably the strongest use case for such a platform.
Interested? Learn more here: http://transmitdata.com/portal-start-up/