Toronto-based MoveSnap has been working on a technology that simplifies the entire relocation process, the company says. Research has named moving as the third-most stressful event after death and divorce. The average household spends 20 to 30 hours organizing and completing moving-related tasks, the company says.
MoveSnap is a “by-invite-only” platform that gives agents and real estate companies a new way to help buyers and sellers get all their moving-related tasks completed in one website, the company says. Real estate companies invite their clients to their own branded version of MoveSnap, making tasks like forwarding mail, connecting utilities or changing addresses as simple as a few clicks for their clients.
“There’s no better way to build long-lasting client relationships than by being helpful when clients need help most,” says Reuven Gorsht, MoveSnap’s co-founder and CEO. “Clients will quickly forget how their agent worked until 2 am to negotiate a few thousand dollars more for them, but they’ll always remember someone who was there for them at a time of need. That’s when the law of reciprocity kicks in and word-of-mouth referrals happen.”
He says while there are many technologies that focus on the marketing and lead-generation aspects of real estate, MoveSnap helps real estate companies build long-term client relationships and increase referrals by covering the gap that happens during the time between when the transaction is firm until completion, when communications between a client and their agent drops substantially.
The company says it is now focusing its efforts on expanding the service across Canada and partnering with brokerages on the next generation of its platform.