French property site Bienici.com, which is owned by a network of real estate agents, has rolled out a property price assessment tool, based on both public information and proprietary data from agencies.
Since then, it’s launched an app, 3D viewing functionality, location-based search “Around Me” and the creation of search zones on the map. Given the strong competition coming from other portals in France, Bienici aims to offer advanced information on neighborhoods, including transportation, tax rates, the age of the local population, and other data.
The site currently offers agents three subscription packages. The package called Liberté Plus, at €89 ($103.84 U.S.) per month, lets agents post listings including their agency information. The Premium Plus package, at €179, offers agencies enhanced visibility options and additional ways to promote listings. Bienici has just launched a new Platinum package, at €289, which offers agencies a quarterly analysis of the evolution of the local property market and searches from users in the area.
It is important to note that its traffic has increased nearly fourfold in the last year, from 1 million total monthly visitors to the current level of nearly four million, according to SimilarWeb data. The site currently has around 650,000 listings, the CEO David Benbassat (LinkedIn profile) told JournalDeL’Agence.
Real estate agent networks in France had high hopes for Bienici as an alternative to property sites, which charge ever higher rates.