Technology

UrbanDigs.com relaunches with new tools, eyes new markets

Platform touted as consumer friendly, but sophisticated enough for brokers

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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...