From day 1 our mission has been to revolutionize the real estate industry. We have always been focused on creating the best consumer experience and building tools to help consumers make smarter real estate decisions. We believe that the consumer real estate experience will continue to change dramatically and that bringing together local information, community insights and geodata will make your home search a more complete experience.
That’s why we’re excited to announce that we’ve acquired Movity, a stealth startup that surfaces geodata for home buyers and renters like noise, crime, and real estate pricing. Movity aggregates the geodata from a variety of sources and uses it to provide rich insights into any location.
We are very impressed with Movity’s passion for real estate and their vision which directly matches Trulia’s passion and vision. Movity’s team is extremely talented with strong engineering skills, visualizations specialists and real estate background. The team includes Eric Wu, co-founder of RentWiki.com, Sha Hwang, design technologist from Stamen Design, Vaughn Koch, engineering manager from Expedia/Bing, and Zain Memon, a contributor to the open-source framework Django. To see a sample of their work, check out tendernoise.movity.com/ and www.weeplaces.com.
I am very excited that they will be joining and contributing to our world class engineering organization. Integrating our teams will accelerate the consumer experience and that is a reason to celebrate!