Home Hunter Report

Behind the project

Buying a property is not grocery shopping

Anyone who has ever wanted to buy a property knows how time-consuming such a project is – and a much more complex one than simply picking a nice place that is up for sale, making the decision, and signing the contract. It’s not grocery shopping, not only money-wise but also because every detail has its long-term impact. Therefore, when buying real estate, it is important to look carefully and check all aspects before making a decision.

There are various factors one needs to consider to determine whether the property is suitable and if it meets all the must-have and nice-to-have expectations. So many details are important: from checking the place’s legal status, the floodplains, or the floor plan, through public transport options in the area, to available internet providers. Everything matters, not only when it comes to the future comfort of living there, but also when it comes to price negotiations.

About Client

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Home Hunter is a start-up established for the Ireland market. The two founders have 15 years of experience with the county’s real estate market and hence they have all the necessary know-how. Therefore, when it comes to property data, they know exactly where to gather all pieces of information from. 

Usually, every person who buys for example a house needs to do it from scratch. And yes, sometimes real estate agencies provide some help, but even so, the buyer still has many aspects to figure out on their own, which means endless googling, phone calls, and visits to local offices.

The founders asked a single question: wouldn’t it be amazing if you could get a report that sums up all you need to know about the given property you are considering purchasing? And so the idea behind the Home Hunter platform is to offer their client a full report on a particular property, with all its publicly available data gathered in one place. Simple and so helpful!

Website: https://www.homehunterreport.ie/

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Project challenges

Solutions and Technologies

Home Hunter is a start-up, so part of the challenge for them was to find a company that would provide a great cost vs. value ratio as well as someone who would propose sensible solutions to their difficulties. As Rite NRG, we always strive to provide value from day one. For us, this means providing it even before the project’s actual kick-off. Therefore already at the presales stage, the client meets Rite NRG’s technical people, who propose and discuss possible solutions. Such in-depth conversation enables the client to learn who we are and what we can do in the project. The client instantly felt they could trust us, and we took off with the Home Hunter project.

We provided the client with the budget range (min-mid-max), including the analysis of possible scenarios. The next stage was a kick-off with the team comprised of a Project Coordinator, a Business Analyst, and a .NET Developer. The testing was performed by the client as well as by us. The demo meetings took place every two weeks, to show the effects and the project’s progress and to gather feedback. The client did provide some replacements but all within the project scope. All in all, the entire collaboration was smooth.

The project realization

Results

We managed to build an MVP for report generator tool that enables the company to grow almost without a limit. With Rite NRG’s help, what used to take the company one business day, now takes approximately 30 seconds. With such an efficient MVP, they can scale their business up in a way that was impossible to do before. We were proud of course, but also, we wanted to know what our client thought of the result. 

What’s next? Now we are thinking about how to elevate it up to a platform, which would mean integrating it with payment methods and enabling generating different kinds of reports among other features!