Top 20 real estate tech companies
Nov 10, 2018
The real estate tech industry is on the brink of a mega revolution. Property tech (proptech) startups have grown in popularity recently with consumers looking for easier ways to buy, sell, and rent homes without dealing with pricey estate agents.

Here is a list of the 20 most innovative proptech companies that are using technology to change and improve the way we buy, rent, sell, design, construct and manage residential and commercial property.  

SquareFoot, USA provides an interactive online search to businesses looking to relocate, expand, or open a new location. Potential tenants using the service can browse hundreds of available listings on the website located from an extensive selection of property owners and landlords. Web-based tools make the process more transparent and personalized for tenants.  

Reposit, UK provides tenants with a more affordable substitute to the average six-week rental deposit needed to move property in the UK. Tenants pay a non-refundable fee of one week's rent. Reposit’s service provides six weeks worth of cover to the landlord for damages, unpaid rent, cleaning costs and any other charges that are usually deducted from a security deposit.  

Purplebricks, Australia provides local homebuyers and sellers with a more convenient, transparent and cost-effective way to transact. The platform allows buyers and tenants to book viewings, make offers and settle sales and sublets 24/7. It allows users to ask sellers and landlords’ questions securely and get an instant response. The end-to-end platform enables showings to be booked on Purplebricks properties instantly.  

Open Listings, USA is an end-to-end real estate platform focused entirely on representing buyers. Users can find a listing, book private showings, make an offer and complete all the necessary paperwork prior to the sale. The main goal of the company is to make homeownership more affordable for everyone by refunding 50% of their commission to the buyer at close.  

PeerStreet, USA allows certified investors to invest in short-term real estate-backed debt, thus increasing their liquidity. The real estate investment platform offers investors the chance to invest in shorter-term loans ranging from 30 days to 36 months through its new Cash Offer Loans.