After countless hours of designing, coding, refining, testing, and bug squishing, we’re happy to announce that Realtii is now in beta and we’re beginning to open it up to the first few hundred testers.
When we first started talking about Realtii, one thing everyone on the team felt strongly about was that we needed to do it right, right from beginning. That meant revising and refining the interface until it was as clear and simple and intuitive as possible; thinking through the architecture and development to ensure it was fast and stable and would scale well; and not falling for the temptation to release it out into the world before it’s ready, a trap I’ve seen more than few startups fall into.
Those principles are hard to remember when you’re hitting the wall and anxious to get a product out, but at the end of the day, if you can stand by them, it’ll mean the difference between launching with something kind of good and launching with something truly great. We stood by them, and I think it shows.
I started Realtii because I wanted to create something that would take a convoluted, highly controlled space (the real estate industry) and open it up, making it easier for home buyers to find the information they need to make the decisions that are right for them. Buying a home should be exciting and fun, not frustrating or anxiety producing—Realtii is all about bringing some of that magic back.
The Realtii we’re opening up today is all about transparency: information for home buyers that’s simple to find in an interface that’s simple to use. The Realtii we have planned is going to be much, much more. But one thing at a time.
We’ve had a ton of people interested in the beta since we first started accepting requests, and we’re going to do our best to get everyone in over the coming weeks. If you haven’t gotten your invitation yet, please be patient. We’ll get to you.
And regardless of whether you participate in the beta, we’ll keep you up to speed with news about our progress. In the meantime, if you have any questions, feel free to contact our support team.
Thanks, from everyone here at Realtii.
Founder + CEO