Barcelona-based proptech startup Kasaz is the new home buying and selling portal in Spain, with the aim of reinventing the real estate industry by turning the challenge of buying a house into a fun experience.
Kasaz is establishing itself as an alternative to the traditional real estate sector, and for this purpose it opened on Thursday, November 9, an investment round of €250,000 on the platform The Crowd Angel after having just closed a round of €650,000 with international investors.
“Our goal is to achieve one million euros before the end of 2018,” said Kasaz Co-Founder and CEO Sébastien Marion, in a statement.
“We now have a real alternative to the traditional real estate portals, and we now aspire to be the new benchmark in a fairly obsolete and old fashioned sector,” he added.
Today, the Spanish property sector, according to the founders, is inefficient. It takes on average over four months to buy a home, and it is difficult to find a property worth visiting through the clutter of misleading descriptions and bad quality photos.
Kasaz has developed a system based on transparency and a fully customer-oriented model.
“Each property is complemented with accurate information about the surrounding neighborhood, businesses and services, and the exact location of the house,” said Beatriz Lopez, Marketing Director at Kasaz.
To stand out from the rest, Kasaz states that:
- All the information on the platform’s properties is carefully verified and cross-checked.
- The platform has professional photos of all properties.
- Exact locations are shown on the map for those of you who know exactly where you want to live.
- It’s easy to arrange a visit online, so you don’t have to depend on office hours.
- You can schedule visits 24/7 from your computer.
“The objective is that the user can buy a house without ever having to carry out a real visit,” according to Marion.
The Spanish proptech startup’s services are geared especially towards Spain’s youth.
According to data from Kasaz, 81% of young people say that to find a home they only use the internet and, of these, 6 out of 10 are under 44 years old.
Co-founded by Marion and Idriss Farhat in 2017, Kasaz provides professional photos of the properties, verified data with the owner or seller, devoid of duplicate ads, so that the property is listed only once.
The founders believe that the traditional real estate sector’s days are numbered with outdated information, repeated ads, terrible pictures, and too many complexities when contacting sellers.
According to TechCrunch, “The Kasaz platform also lets buyers and sellers communicate with each other, including the ability to book viewings online, and provides additional services such as professional photography, video or 3D tours, and professionally written property descriptions.”