RETechTO Meetup Homezilla Presentation Feb 1, 2010


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Presentation by Sandy Ward from Homezilla, at the Feb 1, 2010 Real Estate Technology Toronto (RETechTO) Meetup.

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RETechTO Meetup Homezilla Presentation Feb 1, 2010

  1. 1. The Neighbourhood Experts Sandy Ward 647.898.8216 HomeZilla: the monster of home data
  2. 2. HomeZilla is a website providing Canadian home buyers and real estate agents with a one-stop shop to find neighbourhood information.
  3. 3. Sandy Ward - CEO & Founder •  former Yahoo! (Sr. Engineering Manager) •  served on Yahoo! Canada's Sr. Management team •  company grew from 12 to 120 •  managed six of Yahoo!‘s front pages  Canada, Quebec, Telemundo, Mexico, Argentina, Brazil •  worked in Silicon Valley with start-ups HotLinks & AudioBasket and large companies like Cisco
  4. 4. Confidential Feb 2010
  5. 5. Selling HomeZilla Analytics Data  Buyers: real estate companies, mortgage brokers, etc  First sale to Invis, Canada’s largest mortgage broker Other future revenue streams   Large Housing Related Advertisers  Banks, Real Estate Companies, Mortgage Insurance, etc   Hyper-Local Advertisers  Nationally Present Chains (ex: Tim Horton’s, Subway)  Real Estate Agents (ex: neighbourhood targeting)
  6. 6. HomeZilla Hoody HomeZilla Analytics
  7. 7. HomeZilla Hoody Think about: •  What do visitors want on my website? •  How can I keep visitors on the website longer?
  8. 8. HomeZilla Analytics Think about: •  How Analytics helps an individual consumer •  How Analytics helps identify trends faster •  How it can help in planning & development
  9. 9. Imagine these Analytics with 1000 or 100,000 searches…
  10. 10. House 1 Profile House 2 Profile House 3 Profile (downtown) (outskirts of city) (country) < 1KM from a park < 1KM from a park < 1KM from a park < 1KM from a pub < 1KM from a pub < 1KM from a pub Searches Searches Searches elementary schools elementary schools elementary schools fitness centres grocery store restaurants ttc coffee shops
  11. 11. HomeZilla provides ‘hidden’ trends to agents. Home buyers purchase based on area. Areas are defined by geo-data. Agents can find ‘unknown’ similar areas
  12. 12. HomeZilla helps to make research easier! Currently, offering access to geo-data. In the future, offer access to geo-trend data. We are in the early days of Geo-data driving tradition businesses.
  13. 13. Thanks for your time! Any Questions? Sandy Ward, CEO & Founder 647.898.8216