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Mumbai-based real estate startup, Housing.com has acqui-hired Plat, an online network for agents enabling them to share real estate inventories and requirements and BigBHK, a property management software (PMS) targeted at rental suppliers.

The acquisition will enable it to strengthen its supply product product portfolio as well as get  quality talent on board including Chitransh Sahai, Gautam Prem Jain, Ayush Lodhi and Ankit Aggarwal from Plat and Ankur Kumar and Atul Yadav from BigBHK.

BigBHK.com is a Bangalore based SaaS company offering real estate property management services through a cloud based solution founded by Ankur Kumar  and Atul Yadav in 2014. The startup enables its partners to manage their property portfolios with a comprehensive web based property management solution.

Using its robust technology software, partners can streamline their realty lifecycle encompassing rental accounting, e-invoicing, record management, complaint tracking, reports, inventory management and much more.  BigBHK runs successful operations across Bangalore, Hyderabad and Pune and is soon foraying into Chennai.

BigBHK is a part of the NASSCOM 10000 Startup Warehouse in Bangalore. It was one of the winners of Inc42’s event StartupDash held in July 2014 in collaboration with TLabs.

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Meanwhile with Plat, Housing.com strengthens its technology know-how to better cater to the needs of the agent community. This will bolster efficiencies in communications and operations such as posting leads and enhancing property showcase experience, thereby closing deals faster.

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. Since its launch, the App has received close to 10,000 downloads in less than one month. The tool will fulfill Housing.com’s endeavor of creating a robust real estate ecosystem.

Commenting on this, Rishabh Gupta, iCEO and COO Housing.com stated, The acqui-hires with Plat and BigBHK adds 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”.

These acquisitions follow the portal’s acquisition of HomeBuy360 last month, which is a unique cloud based Sales Lifecycle Management Platform that connects developers, agents and buyers last month.

Earlier this year, Housing.com had acquired Indian Real Estate Forum (IREF), a platform providing unbiased property information to consumers and Realty BI to empower property buyers and financial institutions to assess risks and take informed decisions.

Recently, Housing has crossed 1 Mn verified property listings in the Rent and Resale sections.


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