Housing.com Acquires Plat and BigBHK

In an attempt to further expand its presence in different verticals and strengthen its product portfolio, property portal Housing.com on Sunday announced two acqui-hires – Plat and BigBHK.

Plat is an online network for agents enabling them to share real estate inventories and requirements, while BigBHK is a property management software (PMS) targeted at rental suppliers, strengthening its supply product portfolio.

With these acqui-hires, the company acquires quality talent from premier institutions such as IIT Delhi and BITS Pilani, a statement issued in Mumbai stated.

“The acqui-hires with Plat and BigBHK add immensely to our talent pool which in turn will empower our partners and consumers to better manage their property portfolio ensuring convenience and transparency. This is in line with our strategy moving forward of focusing on the core of our business,” Housing.com iCEO and COO Rishabh Gupta said.

The first step in this direction began with the launch of ‘Agents App’, a Housing agnostic product which aims to be a strong technology tool for realty agents across the country, he said.

“Since its launch, the app has received close to 10,000 downloads in less than one month. Fulfilling our endeavour of creating a robust real estate ecosystem, the new tool is slated to be a game changer in the agent market both in terms of efficiency and quality of service,” Gupta said.

With Plat, Housing.com strengthens its technology know-how to better cater to the needs of the agent community.

“This will help drive efficiencies in communications and operations such as posting leads and enhancing property showcase experience, thereby closing deals faster,” he said.

BigBHK will empower its partners to manage their property portfolios with a comprehensive web-based property management solution.

“Using BigBHK’s robust technology software, partners can streamline their realty lifecycle encompassing rental accounting, e-invoicing, record management, complaint tracking, reports, inventory management, etc,” he said.

BigBHK provides tenants access to a free platform to raise complaints, track rent dues and maintenance amount on a monthly basis. It runs successful operations across Bengaluru, Hyderabad, and Pune and is soon foraying into Chennai.