Technology

UrbanDigs.com relaunches with new tools, eyes new markets

Platform touted as consumer friendly, but sophisticated enough for brokers

UrbanDigs.com has relaunched with several new tools for consumers and brokers as part of a series of planned improvements that could pave the way for the data research site to expand beyond Manhattan into other markets or verticals. The website, which provides real-time data on the Manhattan real estate market from a variety of sources, is working on a mobile app, said founder and CEO Noah Rosenblatt. "Mobile is a big part of our future, as is an expansion of our price opinion model here in Manhattan," Rosenblatt said in a statement. "I can also foresee UrbanDigs.com heading into additional markets, whether it be the outer boroughs or other vertical markets." The relaunch provides a "chart room" that lets users cross-reference data, taking into account variables like recent building sales, unit size, market trends, days on market and comparable sales. "This information can help a seller price appropriately, a buyer negotiate with savvy and a broker advise their clients with...