Abodo, a rental search site, raises additional $4.8 million

  • 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.

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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.