The acquisition adds Soho 200,000 properties to its platform and grows their audience to half a million visitors monthly.
Soho to harness Homesales’ vast audience
Homesales CEO Bradley Beer says, “Soho was the perfect choice to take the company to the next level because of its innovative outlook.”
“Soho have been great to work with on this transition and I look forward to seeing their new approach to property listings change property advertising based on serving the consumer what they want and matching the buyer and seller more efficiently”, said Beer.
Soho was founded in 2018 by Airtasker co-founder and current shareholder Jonathan Lui.
Soho’s plans for the future
Lui has been focused on ensuring Soho disrupts the current expensive, classifieds-based real estate paradigm, shifting instead to an experience that gets better every time it is used.
The platform is a personalised real estate matching service powered by AI that helps users find their dream home faster. Users can swipe right or left on properties they are interested in, and the more properties that are ranked, the better the matches and search results will be.
The platform is also completely free for agents to list properties for sale or rent, immediately saving thousands of dollars when bringing a property to market.
With the company’s audience growing to 500,000 unique property seekers a month, there is significant interest from investors in the space and Soho recently closed an additional $1 million of investment alongside the recent acquisition.
“We’re quickly gaining momentum within the Australian market and it’s only just beginning. We’ve experienced intense growth over the past twelve months and we think it’s attributable to our very unique business model,” said Lui.
“We’re not disrupting the agent and client relationship model. We’re enhancing it by providing a tool that offers sophisticated technology solutions such as access to real-time market demand analytics on their listings as well as end to end rental management features.”