Consumers who search for homes online typically have to input their property search preferences and then fish out possible matches from a pool of listing search results. But what if they could get someone to do that for them — and for free? That’s a service that rental search site Abodo offers, setting it apart from many competitors.
- Abodo offers a conventional rental search experience as well as free human and bot-assisted "local experts" that can dig up listings on behalf of home hunters.
- The rental startup has raised an additional $4.8 million.
- Online assistances are popping up across the industry, promising to simply the search experience but also potentially raising legal questions.