The Future of IDX – SpatialMatch.com Review
I had the privilege of interviewing Grant Gould who is the co founder and VP of SpatialMatch.com recently and he sure is onto something here when it comes to redefining how we think about IDX.
SpatialMatch is built differently from any other IDX solution on the market because it takes a consumer centric approach around lifestyle not a house first mentality. For years and even still now the primary search functions of the various website portals out there have focused on the home specifically. If you need to find a 2 bed 2 bath in a certain city or zip code and in a certain price range you are not short on options. However, what if schools, dining, amenities and proximity to public transit are the most important factors on your wish list as a buyer? Where would you look?
There was not a solution out there, until SpatialMatch, that lets you start with lifestyle and end up on homes! In our above interview Grant explains why he designed SpatialMatch.com that way and why it just makes sense.
I recently went through a move as did Steve and we both were more concerned initially with safety, schools and amenities than we were with what homes were on the market. Bottom line is that SpatialMatch allows you to find the right homes for your lifestyle and by offering this to consumers browsing your site you will reach a more emotional connection with the buyer. SpatialMatch also provides you all of the analytical data showing what parameters, or Decks as they call it, mattered most to that buyer allowing you to really have their emotional needs front and center when contacting leads.
Spatial Match and Grant were recently featured at Inman News Connect in San Francisco in Start Up Alley and have their software plugged into Inman’s Most Innovative Brokerage The Good Life Team’s website now! Take a spin and see what you think. You can also attend a live demo here or watch a recent demo.
I am SOLD that this is going to be the way consumers will find properties in the future having just gone through the process and adding SpatialMatch, or a comparable solution, to your website will not be optional! If you have any questions for Grant feel free to leave those in the comments below.