Hello Alfred, one of the latest on-demand services offered in the sharing economy, is helping real estate agents win the loyalty of their clients by offering the gift of time.The “shared neighborhood butler service,” offered via a smartphone app, enables busy professionals to order household services and errands like dry cleaning, laundry, grocery shopping, tailoring, bed-making, trash removal, package delivery and prescription ordering and pick-up.The company was founded in 2013 by Harvard Business School graduates Marcela Sapone and Jess Beck, who channeled their frustration with juggling daily household tasks and their 80-hour workweeks into an award at TechCrunch Disrupt SF in 2014.“We figured there must be something out there for individuals who work long hours,...
- Shared neighborhood butler app, Hello Alfred, enables busy professionals to order household services and errands from their smartphone.
- The company offers gift cards that agents and brokers can purchase for their clients. You're looking at about $128 for a one-month subscription.
- The app shares commonalities with Uber in that it's an affordable luxury.
- For now, the service is only offered in New York and Boston, but Hello Alfred has other major metropolitan areas on its radar.