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Online platform a flatmate ‘game-changer’

27 February 2017 Hannah Blackiston
Online platform a flatmate ‘game-changer’

One entrepreneur believes the property industry is not utilising video the way it should, something he wants to change with an online platform aimed at those seeking roommates.

Steve Makris, together with Isaac Suter, created Real Estate Tube in 2013 in a bid to revolutionise the way people view videos for property.

Real Estate Tube allows people to create and upload videos to attract their ideal flatmate, which the company believes will allow people to make a faster and better choice when selecting where they want to live. The platform also allows those looking for a residence to upload videos of themselves and create personalised profiles.

“At the time, I had a lot of overseas buyers looking to invest in Australia. I thought to myself that images really didn’t do the properties justice, didn’t allow potential buyers to see the size of the property and everything it entails,” Mr Makris said.

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“I also was looking for a solution to bypass language barriers. I decided to film the properties using my phone and email it to the buyers. Since that moment, and our incorporation of real estate videos, the company has had such a positive response from the public that I knew we were onto something unique.

“The market is in dire need of a game-changer to come along and shake things up a bit. Usually, the US exports ideas for us to use, but this is world-first idea that is homegrown here in Australia. I want to change the industry not only at home but on a global scale.”

The platform is free to use and is available to download as an app for both iPhone and Android users.

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