At CubiCasa, we are on an epic mission to revolutionize real estate in the United States by getting a floor plan on every single listing. Sound crazy? It’s not.
We know it’s possible – it’s already happened in Australia, the UK, Finland (our company homeland!) and many other countries throughout Europe.
And it’s not hard to see why: Floor plans are the only digital asset on a real estate listing that give buyers a true sense – at a single glance – of whether the home is the right fit for their family. Scrolling through reams of property data or clicking through a dizzying virtual tour can’t do the same thing. In fact, according to NAR Research, floor plans are the single most requested feature on a listing after only the default photos and property data.
Buyers who have access to floor plans make more informed decisions more quickly, which has a massive impact on creating an efficient and organized real estate market. Sellers benefit from floor plans through making their listings stand out in a tougher market, and understanding the true square footage dimensions of their home before they list, instead of relying on outdated and inconsistent assessor records.
But in the US today, only about 10-15% of listings have a floor plan. The market is not giving consumers what they want.
CubiCasa is going to run through every brick wall we encounter until we change that forever.
Why MLSs are the Perfect Partner for This Epic Mission
Multiple Listing Services (MLSs) are the cream of the crop when it comes to organized real estate. They set the standards and establish best practices that create a thriving and transparent real estate market for all parties. They work closely with real estate agents and appraisers every day, and play an essential role in making local markets operate.
So developing our new MLS Partnership Program was an obvious and exciting way for us to tackle our mission!
By partnering with CubiCasa, an MLS’s subscribers (agents and appraisers) get access to:
- Free floor plans for new listings
- Discounted pricing for optional add-on features (such as the ANSI-compliant appraisal version, fixed furniture details, and more)
- Access to CubiCasa’s Certified Photographer network, a directory of photographers who are already actively using CubiCasa in their photo shoots
And MLSs get the benefits of:
- reinforcing their relevance to subscribers
- securing unique property data for their MLS compilation that they can use and distribute as they see fit
- playing a key role in making their local markets operate more effectively
But don’t take our word for it. Check out what our early MLS partners have to say:
Richard Boone, CEO of Georgia MLS, said, “We’re thrilled to be working with such a technology-forward partner in CubiCasa to deliver more property data to our customers and ultimately serve them better. The CubiCasa app has the power to expand access to property information and provide homebuyers and real estate professionals alike with more value in the homebuying process.”
Joe Ryan, CEO of PrimeMLS, added, “We’re pleased to bring an important digital asset in floor plans to all our members and provide homebuyers in the Northeast with more detailed property information. Real estate professionals across the industry can create a digital floor plan with ease using CubiCasa, with no prior training and no additional equipment required, making it the latest powerful tool in our arsenal as we look to provide our members with the best products and services.”
How Real Estate Photographers Can Win with our MLS Partnerships
Some real estate agents take their own photos and will scan floor plans themselves using the CubiCasa app, but many agents prefer to hire a professional photographer instead. And why wouldn’t they?!? Photographers are valuable professionals with unique skills, and agents can save themselves time and effort to focus on their core business by hiring a pro.
CubiCasa is already widely used by real estate photographers all across the US because we’re the easiest floor plan solution out there. We love our Photographers!
We want to help our photographer partners get more business from real estate agents and use CubiCasa on all their shoots by promoting them through our MLS Partnership Program! If you’re a photographer who wants in on this special program, shoot an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to be part of building something special.
Let’s Make This Happen!
If you’re an MLS ready to join the revolution and partner with us on our epic mission to make floor plans ubiquitous in real estate, shoot an email to Sales@CubiCasa.com.
Together, we can make a huge impact on the real estate market and improve the homebuying experience for all. Let’s make it happen.