Startup company Hakema has launched a new product which focuses on appointment bookings for real-estate sellers and buyers.
It is designed to solve the problem of how buyers make appointments with sellers when people are searching for apartments online.
Finding a suitable time using phone or email is often time-consuming and inconvenient while sellers' efforts are wasted if there are no visitors in open houses.
Hakema brings the two parties together and also collects information on potential buyers and analyses visits and customer interest.
As a buyer, you browse what times are available for a private listing or an open house, then type in your phone number, name, and email after clicking the time that works best for you.
You immediately receive a confirmation text message, which the service uses to keep in touch with you in case the property is sold before your appointment, or if the listing price reduces. Buyers can also cancel by SMS.
If you're listing real estate, you simply pick a range of times where you could meet with clients. Sellers receive email and SMS notifications of bookings and cancellations, and get access to the email addresses and phone numbers of interested clients.
Hakema includes analytics to analyse how many people clicked, booked and visited each listing, giving real estate agents access to greater information.
Hakema is already integrated with Oikotie, one of Finland's largest online classifieds sites.