M Squared is the latest start-up I’ve stumbled across that has is taking a fresh look at an entrenched industry. I chatted with the founders recently and they shared their story with me.
Why did you start M Squared?
We started M Squared because we were frustrated with how out-of-touch many traditional real estate brokerages were with today’s marketplace, both in terms of consumer and agent offerings. You know how Apple revolutionized personal computers and made them more consumer focused, easy to use, intuitive and just plan cool? In a nutshell, we’re doing the same for the real estate industry.
What makes M Squared unique?
First of all, we don’t like to think of ourselves as a real estate brokerage. Instead we feel like we’re more of a marketing and technology company whose obsessive focus is real estate. We take the technology and marketing burden off our agents, consistently execute it at the highest possible standard at the company level, and free up our agents to do what they do best which is providing our clients with unparalleled service and market knowledge. Working as a team we are able to master the ever changing marketplace better than any one of us could hope to do so on our own.
Another unique feature about M Squared is that we offer comprehensive solutions to anything you can throw our way. For example, if you bought your home at the height of the market and can’t sell without taking a substantial loss, we offer full service property management which allows you to rent your home and cover most if not all of monthly expenses until the market returns to where it once was.
When you say, “Ever changing marketplace”, what do you mean?
Well, the real estate marketplace of today is vastly different from just a few years ago. Today, over 90% of real estate buyers start their search online. One in three will find their broker and property online. More people visit our website than ever step foot in our office. Our website, is our office. You need a robust, dynamic web and mobile presences that empower real estate buyers and sellers.
How does M Squared’s website empower Washington DC home buyers?
We offer a single location to search the entire MLS via interactive maps. You can search by neighborhood, zip code or even draw your own search area. Buyers can quickly save, share and compare properties of interest. Moreover, buyers can save a search and our system will automatically perform their search daily and send them new listings matching their criteria.
Another great feature for buyers is our real estate RSS feeds which offers MLS listings in RSS format for neighborhoods, zip codes, price ranges and property types.
Then of course, there’s our mobile application which enables you to search real estate on the go using GPS technology.
How can Washington, DC home sellers benefit from M Squared?
We hands-down provide DC sellers with the most robust, complete marketing offerings for real estate. Every property is unique and it all starts with understanding a property’s identity. From here, we create a custom online, print and video campaign to best market the property.
Visit M Squared on the Web at http://msqrealty.com