MLS & Associations

Solid Earth, Planwise partner to help homebuyers find properties that meet their financial goals

Integration of financial planning tool into listing sites slated for January

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Multiple listing service technology provider Solid Earth will soon integrate a financial planning tool from startup Planwise into its Spring real estate platform, allowing consumers to gauge the affordability of listings they find on public-facing MLS websites powered by Spring. Planwise allows prospective homebuyers and investors to enter their income, spending and debts to see and compare how particular properties would fit into their financial goals. Solid Earth's Spring platform offers a common interface for consumers and real estate professionals, providing each the same home search experience but separate logins that give real estate pros access to their MLS's back end. Personal and financial information that Planwise users enter remains private and is not shared with the MLS websites that incorporate the tool or their member agents. Affordability and investment scores abstracted from that data are shared with agents, however, in order to help agents better understand w...