Great question, I am glad you asked. There are lots of people and small businesses that will benefit from this business directory. Let’s start with the reason why this site was created in the first place.
Real estate agents are always looking for help with one need or another. They have clients all the time looking for someone to do something. It may be a landscaper, a plumber, an electrician, etc… many real estate agents have their preferred go to person, and many do not. This directory is now the go to place for them… and the best part is, this directory was created by the real estate community for the real estate community. Agents can now visit this site to find vendors, search by specialty or geographic area, read testimonials and reviews and even contact the vendor directly. In addition, they can share the site with the confidence that the vendors found here have been recommended by fellow agents and have real time, real world reviews of their service.
Small business owners benefit because the real estate community needs their services every single day. Each business can create a free listing with basic information, and for a nominal fee can enhance their listing for increased exposure and credibility.
Support companies like lenders, title and escrow and home warranty companies can also benefit, not so much because of the business listing, but because of the ability to add events on the events calendar. These companies have events and want their classes well attended. There is no place in the real estate community that centralizes all of the events available to agents. There is now and this apect of the site will evolve dramatically as we expand.