With its sprawling beaches and vibrant tech community, San Diego is experiencing a population boom. Between 2017 and 2018, the city boasted the eighth largest population increase among other cities across the nation, according to a U.S. Census Bureau report. As so many young people continue to make the move to San Diego, the city has consequently witnessed an increase in real estate activity. At the beginning of 2019, the city’s housing market was one of the fastest-growing in the nation, with housing prices that eclipsed those of any other West Coast city, as reported by The San Diego Union-Tribune.
It turns out San Diego’s real estate fervor is so intense that local techies are starting to take notice. Many of the city’s startups and tech companies are taking on the challenge of reinventing the real estate market. While some are transforming the home buying experience, others are developing new ways to analyze real estate data. Here’s a look at 16 real estate tech companies in San Diego harnessing the power of technology to disrupt a burgeoning industry.
Real Estate Tech Companies in San Diego to Know
- Deckard Technologies
- Home Bay
- Transplant Housing
What they do: Fundraising often unfolds as a tedious ordeal, but InvestNext is determined to reverse this trend. Investment firms can now leverage a cutting-edge platform where they can connect with potential investors. InvestNext provides branded portals and an online publishing platform to help firms make a good first impression. Plus, the InvestNext platform does much of the number-crunching, saving firms the trouble of having to calculate results, enter data, and process subscriptions.
Who they work with: Legacy Wealth Holdings, Cedar Creek Wealth, and other investment firms seeking a more efficient approach to fundraising.
What they do: Home Bay has created a platform that offers people a smarter way to buy and sell their homes. Home sellers can set up listings, schedule photography appointments, check their property’s facts and set a list price through the company’s platform. From there, Home Bay distributes each listing to the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) so it will appear on major real estate websites like Zillow, Redfin and Realtor.com. On the other hand, Home Bay enables buyers to browse properties, request home tours and make an offer.
Who they work with: Home sellers and buyers.
What they do: Founded by Matt Ellis, Measurabl has developed software that makes it easier for commercial real estate owners to collect sustainability data. The company’s software allows users to understand their building’s exposure to environmental threats, sync and import utility data, obtain waste performance data and diversion rates, determine carbon and greenhouse gas emissions, and more. Measurable is dedicated to helping the world’s smartest companies measure, manage and disclose their sustainability performance.
What they do: Founded by Anton Ivanov, DealCheck offers a cloud-based platform that allows real estate professionals to analyze investment properties worldwide. Users can import property data from public records into the platform, which then generates detailed financial analysis and projections and enables them to browse recent sales comps, compare rental listings and calculate the highest offering price. Homeowners can also use DealCheck to figure out how much passive income they will generate each month.
Who they work with: Real estate investors, agents, brokers, wholesalers and homeowners.
What they do: Deckard Technologies develops analytical reporting systems to help cities analyze and monitor real estate data. Utilizing deep data mining, machine learning and predictive analytical algorithms, the company helps its clients identify properties with unpermitted construction in order to inspect, assess and collect all owed taxes and penalties while giving them the ability to monitor, discover, and inspect short-term rentals and obtain datasets for personal analysis. Deckard Technologies’ mission is to give local governments the answers, data and insights needed to create and reform spaces that improve the quality of life for citizens.
Who they work with: Local governments.
What they do: Scoutred helps real estate professionals understand the restrictions and capabilities of their property by organizing land use data. The company analyzes zoning details and visualizes the data so users can make informed decisions about the potential value of their real estate and share property data with clients. Scoutred also allows users to query thousands of permits and inspect water and sewer main infrastructure.
Who they work with: Real estate professionals.
What they do: Transplant Housing helps traveling nurses find furnished housing across the country. Nurses can search for and request housing through the company’s website, while owners can list their properties and get help finding tenants. Transplant Housing currently operates in cities across America including San Francisco, Nashville, Atlanta and Chicago.
Who they work with: Traveling nurses and property owners.
What they do: ClosingCorp operates a platform that provides current and reliable closing cost data for those in the real estate industry. In an effort to remove time and costs from real estate transactions, the company’s platform integrates loan file information in one place, allows those involved in a mortgage transaction to order and receive services, captures and manages lender and investor fees at every point in the loan process, and delivers unique data like property-related recording fees and transfer tax. ClosingCorp aims to help users shorten the sales cycle, improve their bottom line and transform the borrower experience.
Who they work with: Mortgage lenders, real estate professionals and consumers.
What they do: Launched by Will Caldwell, Dizzle offers a vendor concierge platform for the real estate industry. Working with real estate agents, brokers, associations and vendors, the company helps its clients build their own branded apps, which can boast features like analytics dashboard and click tracking, and can integrate with sites like Zillow, Yelp and DocuSign. Dizzle is dedicated to connecting qualified home service providers with real estate agents and their clients throughout the home transaction process.
Who they work with: Coldwell Banker, Sotheby’s International Realty and ARC Realty.
What they do: RealStir has developed a real estate search platform designed to place agents on the map. Each agent that signs up on the platform is geo-tagged in the zip codes they’ve selected on their profile, making it easier to connect with key professionals and future clients in their area. RealStir enables agents to chat in real-time with other professionals and consumers, develop localized market confidence indexes, maintain multiple revenue streams, and discover nearby points of interest.
Who they work with: Real estate agents.
What they do: AgentSquared offers marketing automation for real estate agents and brokers. With the aim of helping clients acquire more leads, the company offers a variety of solutions such as building SEO-friendly, single property websites in partnership with MLS organizations and providing social media sharing tools so users can post updates about listings on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. Because AgentSquared updates property data using a real-time API data integration, consumers have access to more accurate information during their home search, which in turn creates greater opportunities for agents.
Who they work with: Real estate agents and brokers.
What they do: Zurple offers client generation software designed to help real estate agents build relationships with prospective clients. The company’s end-to-end software captures leads and converts them into clients, providing a complete profile of each lead’s search behavior in order to pinpoint serious home buyers. Additionally, Zurple emails each agent’s leads on their behalf and sends highly-personalized follow-up messages in an effort to drive home-viewing appointments.
Who they work with: Berkshire Hathaway, Windermere Real Estate and Weichert Realtors.
What they do: Biproxi helps real estate brokers close deals quickly by handling their marketing, vendor management and logistics. The company offers brokers access to virtual staging and 3D floor plans as well as targeted marketing campaigns designed to reach potential buyers. Biproxi also helps agents make their listings stand out through the use of professional property photography and aerial drone videography.
Who they work with: Real estate brokers.
What they do: LionDesk has developed a customer relationship management system (CRM) that makes it easier and more affordable for real estate agents to connect with and close more leads. The company’s technology boasts a variety of features such as automated lead follow-up, task reminders, multi-channel campaign development, streamlined transaction processes and MLS listings search. LionDesk integrates with a wide range of companies including Realtor.com, Brokermint and Modern Agent.
Who they work with: Century 21, United Real Estate and The Real Estate Group.
What they do: Homebate is dedicated to helping home buyers and sellers negotiate real estate commission credits. Buyers and sellers can search for real estate agents, lenders and home service professionals that offer commission credits and rebates, while the company matches users with the top local agents and negotiates with them on their behalf. Homebate also enables users to analyze their home’s current value or double check their offer price.
Who they work with: Home buyers and sellers.
What they do: Keyvon offers insight into commercial property values and rent estimates as well as access to commercial real estate brokers. Buyers and renters can search for commercial properties through the company’s website, obtain property facts, details and ratings, and contact an agent to discover if a certain property is available for lease or sale. On the other hand, commercial property owners can list their properties on Keyvon’s website.
Who they work with: Commercial property buyers, renters and sellers.