Spacio Pro – The Paperless Open House
Last year Dan and I were introduced to Melissa Kwan. Her company was developing an app called Spac.io. Spac.io’s slogan touted, “Bookmark Your Real Estate”. This was familiar to us because of an app we developed back in 2008 called Dwellicious. The premise of both apps leveraged the fact that people search multiple real estate sites, so why not make it easier for home shoppers to put all their favorite listings under one site, no matter where they saw it originally. You did this by bookmarking listings as you were searching on the web.
Due to various reasons Melissa has pivoted away from Spac.io’s bookmarking model and changed the focus to leverage “beacons”, but this seemed to me to be a bit too bleeding edge for right now.
But along the way she also saw an opportunity. Her new app is called Spacio Pro which is described as “the paperless Open House”. This might also sound familiar because of another app called Open Home Pro, developed by Andrew Machado, now owned by HomeFinder.
Both are similar in function, they help you capture buyer leads by having a iPad sign in form at an Open House. While Open Home Pro is a native app on iOS and Android, Melissa decided to build Spacio Pro as a responsive web app first. Which I think is very smart. They plan on releasing an iOS version soon.
The app is gorgeous and very well done. She has kept it really simple and it works fantastic on an iPad or any browser. Go check it out at SpacioPro.com. I believe its free for a limited time.
Good luck to Melissa and her team, and congrats on a great new product.