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November 14, 2023

Data partnership streamlines access to property research, comprehensive valuation, and remodeling insights into one platform

Plunk announced a partnership with BHR, a leading provider of property intelligence for real estate professionals. 

"In this current market, the more insight you have into a property, the more competitive you can be. Plunk's real-time valuation and AI-powered remodel recommendations are a powerful layer of insight for agents using RealReports and their clients to drive more informed decision-making," remarked James Rogers, Co-founder and CEO of BHR.

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November 10, 2023  /  Craig C. Rowe

This November, Inman offers a deep dive into the world of proptech and the state of the startups that are building the future now. We’ll also debut a brand new coveted set of awards, Proptech All-Stars, celebrating the entrepreneurs, VCs, and visionaries in the field. It’s Proptech Month at Inman.

In what could be considered a no-brainer in terms of proptech partnerships, users of BHR’s extensive home intelligence reports will see their industry IQ jump a few points with the addition of Plunk’s AI-powered market analytics. The partnership was announced in a press release shared exclusively with Inman.

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November 8, 2023 

Inman’s inaugural class of 2023 Best of Proptech award recipients have arrived. 

This is the first year Inman is celebrating the entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and visionaries who are building a bright future in the world of property technology, or proptech. Released Wednesday, the awards are the capstone of a yearlong expansion of Inman’s awards program, which recognizes the achievements of trailblazers throughout the real estate community. 

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October 19, 2023 / Tony Garritano

The residential real estate market is still a very local business, but why can’t the local Realtor or broker be armed with both national and hyper-local data to help them become the local expert that they need to be to grow in a very tough market? Plunk (https://www.getplunk.com/) is making that a reality.

Plunk is offering an AI-powered analytics platform for residential real estate. The company is bringing advanced analytics and unique data to residential real estate for more confident investing in the largest asset class in the world. Harnessing the power of Artificial Intelligence, computer vision and deep learning, Plunk delivers real-time insights into home valuation, risk assessment and remodeling analysis through its SaaS platform.

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October 10, 2023 / Christine Stuart

Joe Dahleen, with 30 years in the mortgage industry, set to steer Plunk towards groundbreaking AI-powered real estate lending solutions. Dahleen, known for his expertise in executive management and strategic marketing, will work on positioning Plunk for the next wave of innovation in real estate lending.

"With Joe's unparalleled expertise and guidance, Plunk is poised to unlock new lending solutions through AI-powered home valuation, risk assessment, and remodeling analytics,” remarked David Bluhm, Plunk co-founder and president. “For example, a Home Renovation Loan powered by Plunk Remodel Value will become an important consumer option as homes in America continue to age, and homeowners choose to stay in their homes longer.”

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October 10, 2023 / Phil Hall

Plunk, a Bellevue, Washington-based AI-powered analytics platform for residential real estate, announced the appointment of longtime mortgage industry executive Joe Dahleen as an advisor to the mortgage lending division.

Dahleen’s career involved leadership roles at Elevation Home Loans, FirstClose, MortgageHippo, Primary Capital Mortgage, Talis Lending and Taxdoor, as well as advisory role with Zillow’s Mortgage Marketplace. He has worked on secondary marketing, loan production and quality control procedures, and he has experience in appraisal management portals, digital vaulting, private label and cloud-based business models.

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October 10, 2023 / Eric C. Peck

Artificial intelligence (AI)-powered analytics platform Plunk has announced the appointment of 30-year industry veteran Joe Dahleen as an Advisor to the company’s Mortgage Lending Division.

“With Joe's unparalleled expertise and guidance, Plunk is poised to unlock new lending solutions through AI-powered home valuation, risk assessment and remodeling analytics,” said David Bluhm, Plunk Co-Founder and President. “For example, a Home Renovation Loan powered by Plunk Remodel Value will become an important consumer option as homes in America continue to age and homeowners choose to stay in their homes longer.”

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October 5, 2023

The real estate market in China, both commercial and residential, have been unwinding over the last few years. Like a slow-motion train wreck at first, it is now definitively off the rails and heading over a cliff. Following a pattern eerily similar to the U.S. in 2008 and 2009. Lax lending standards and cheap credit, plus a popular belief that real estate values never decline, created a massive bubble.

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September 26, 2023

Plunk, an AI-powered home analytics platform, has partnered with two real estate industry marketing companies, Union Street Media and Realforce, to scale its real-time data and analytics across multiple digital channels. Plunk’s platform offers real-time insights into home valuation, risk assessment, and remodeling possibilities.

The company is partnering with Union Street Media, a leader in business strategy marketing, providing integrated campaigns across web, mobile, voice, search engine optimization and social media, and Realforce (previously Adfenix), which simplifies and streamlines the technology stack for real estate marketing.

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September 26, 2023

Union Street Media and Realforce join Plunk's growing list of partners to deliver real-time housing market insights to target audiences

Plunk, the world's first AI-powered analytics platform for residential real estate, announced a partnership with two of the real estate industry's top marketing platforms. Union Street Media is the leader in omnichannel marketing, providing integrated campaigns across web, mobile, voice, search engine optimization and social media. Realforce (previously Adfenix) is modernizing the marketing infrastructure by streamlining the martech stack for real estate teams.

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September 21, 2023  /  Craig C. Rowe

Data from artificial intelligence-powered valuation company Plunk will be used to enrich the products of two real estate industry firms that specialize in marketing technology and services, according to a Sept. 26 press release shared with Inman.

Plunk’s ability to quickly process real-time sales trends and combine that with renovation cost analysis is an obvious draw for both new partners, Realforce and Union Street Media, as data-backed marketing assets and tactics help brokerages gain credibility with a thinning crowd of buyers and sellers. Real estate companies have to sell more than a brand in today’s plodding market.

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September 13, 2023

Local Logic, a location intelligence platform that digitizes the built world, has teamed up with Plunk, an AI-driven analytics company, to empower end-users with the technology and insights they need to accelerate and improve home purchase decisions, the company announced on Tuesday.

Plunk’s AI-powered home analytics platform offers real-time insights into home valuation, risk assessment, and remodeling possibilities. Meanwhile, Local Logic provides often overlooked information on the property’s location, including historical and demographic insights. Combined, this partnership could spur better decision-making for investors and home buyers as well as create a more efficient workflow for agents, the statement said.

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September 12, 2023

Local Logic, a location intelligence leader that quantifies location at scale to shape smarter developments and more sustainable cities, today announced a partnership with Plunk, a company bringing advanced analytics to residential real estate for more confident investing in the largest asset class in the world. In an increasingly competitive market, the data and insights from this partnership will enable real estate investors, agents, and homeowners to accelerate and improve purchasing decisions.

Plunk's AI-powered home analytics platform aims to transform the real estate market by offering real-time insights into home valuation, risk assessment, and remodeling possibilities.

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September 12, 2023  /  Craig C. Rowe

Two proptechs that help the real estate industry make better decisions with data have agreed to a working partnership, according to an announcement Tuesday.

The two companies are Plunk, the software company that has evolved from offering construction cost analysis to comprehensive market intelligence provider, and Local Logic, a marketing application that enables developers, agents and lenders to deeply integrate location and consumer data into wide-scale real estate decisions.

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September 12, 2023

Plunk’s AI-powered home analytics platform aims to transform the real estate market by offering real-time insights into home valuation, risk assessment and remodeling possibilities. Local Logic’s core offering provides crucial and often overlooked information on the property’s location, including historical and demographic insights. Combined, this synergistic partnership will provide users with all the information on the property and its location to drive better decision-making for investors and home buyers and create a more efficient workflow for agents.

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August 24, 2023  /  Leslie C. Stone

When Ben Nathan launched bennathansrq.com, he partnered with his MLS to integrate IDX services that send him a steady stream of property listings for potential buyers to effortlessly search via his website. It was through his MLS' provider, IDX Broker, that he was introduced to a home analytics platform called Plunk.

 

Using advanced artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning, Plunk provides real-time analytics that enhance how homeowners, real estate professionals, and investors can assess and invest in residential properties.

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August 23, 2023  /  Eric C. Peck

Through the agreement with Plunk, real estate investors searching for an auction property on Xome.com will now be able to analyze single-family homes in greater detail leveraging the Plunk Remodel Value tool which offers insights on the expected valuation of properties after a full-scale renovation. Buyers can also view Project Recommendations, which highlight the remodeling projects that would add the most value to a specific property.

 

"With these new tools, Xome clients can examine a variety of potential scenarios as they consider both the costs and value impacts of full rehab or smaller home improvement projects."

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August 22, 2023  /  Craig C. Rowe

Plunk's repair and renovation analysis tools will serve investors who frequent Xome, which markets nontraditional listings, such as auctions and foreclosures.

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August 8, 2023

Plunk, an AI-powered home analytics platform, has introduced a new tool called Plunk Pro that aims to transform the real estate market by offering real-time insights into home valuation, risk assessment, and remodeling possibilities.

 

In a market where stockbrokers and investors have been relying on real-time data for years and dealing with trades averaging $10,000, real estate has lagged behind, with deals typically worth much more. According to Ian Brillembourg, Plunk’s Head of Mobile Product, “The average sales price of a home in the US was $495,100 as of Q2 2023 — yet until now, there was no way for real estate brokers and investors to have access to real-time property valuation data and analysis.”

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August 8, 2023  /  Craig C. Rowe

Plunk Pro offers investors, advisors and analysts access to real-time information on the housing market, the AI-powered home valuation and analytics company announced Tuesday

Real estate investors, advisors and analysts will now have access to up-to-the-minute information on the housing market with the release Tuesday of Plunk Pro, a new tool from AI-powered home valuation and analytics company Plunk. Plunk Head of Mobile Product Ian Brillembourg compared Plunk Pro to how Wall Street professionals monitor the activities of public companies.

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August 8, 2023

Plunk, the first AI-powered home analytics platform in the US, has announced the launch of Plunk Pro for real estate investors, advisors and analysts. Plunk tracks over 104 million homes nationwide to give users the most comprehensive home valuation data in real time, in addition to predictive home investment analysis and risk assessment.

"Stockbrokers and investors have had access to real-time data for decades and currently deal with an average trade size of $10,000 -- which is much less than a real estate deal," stated Ian Brillembourg, Plunk's Head of Mobile Product. "The average sales price of a home in the US was $495,100 as of Q2 2023 -- yet until now, there was no way for real estate brokers and investors to have access to real-time property valuation data and analysis," he added.

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August 1, 2023

RealtyCandy may have just broken the record in developing the easiest lead gen tool for real estate agents and brokers. For over a decade, the company has been providing unique website apps, templates, widgets, and first-to-market integrations to thousands of real estate agents nationwide.

They announced a partnership with Plunk, an AI-powered property analytics platform, to provide agents and brokers with access to a lead gen widget that produces both real-time home valuation and local market insights, including sale vs. list price, median list price, median days on market, price per square foot, inventory, and days of inventory.

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June 28, 2023

Next gen widget offers agents an easy way to integrate the highly-effective lead generation tool on any website platform

BELLEVUE, Wash., June 28, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Plunk, the most comprehensive AI-powered home analytics platform in the US, has announced its partnership with RealtyCandy, a developer specializing in building innovative websites, applications, templates and lead gen solutions for thousands of real estate agents nationwide. Leveraging Plunk's real-time valuation and local market insights, RealtyCandy has developed a first-of-its-kind lead gen widget for real estate agents and brokers, made available through HomeValuation.ai.

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May 31, 2023

Branded social videos and a new transaction platform for agents get a data boost with Plunk's real-time home valuation and local market insights

 

Plunk, the world's first and only AI-powered, real-time analytics platform for residential real estate, has announced its partnership with two emerging technology companies solving operational and marketing challenges. Mosaik is launching a comprehensive platform for agents. Roomvu is building data-driven content solutions for agents.

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May 30, 2023  /  Craig C. Rowe

Real estate data and market analytics company Plunk has integrated with two more industry proptechs: the emergent relationship experience solution Mosaik, and Roomvu, a video marketing solution for the industry, according to an announcement sent to Inman. Plunk is also providing actionable market data to DropOffer, Calque and SphereBuilder.

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May 28, 2023  /  Craig C. Rowe

Smartly, Mosaik partnered with Plunk to enhance its homeowner’s dashbord, using its data to provide ongoing market activity, value tracking and even an estimated rental value, should it be time to go that route. You’ll find the typical home ownership content here, too, such as tax information, documents, maintenance reminders, etc. Oh, and all user interaction as homeowners also feeds the agent more Insights.

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May 16, 2023  /  Sarah Lentz

AI-powered real estate tools aren’t new, but they’re constantly evolving to better serve homeowners, real estate professionals, and mortgage lenders. Plunk is at the forefront with its real-time analytics platform for residential real estate.  

Today (Tuesday, May 16, 2023), Plunk announced a new partnership with Milestones.ai to provide nationwide access to Plunk Remodel Value and Project Recommendations. 

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May 16, 2023  /  Craig C. Rowe

Plunk's home renovation value analysis is a smart plug-in for Milestones, which assists homeowners in managing home ownership decisions, according to a company announcement.

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May 16, 2023

The companies are leveraging AI to provide homeowners with advice on optimizing the value of their homes

“With Plunk, we are able to empower homeowners with data-driven financial guidance to increase the values of their homes over time,” Dustin Gray, CEO and founder of Milestones, said. “Plunk Remodel Value and Project Recommendations provide transparency into the best home improvement projects that can increase a home’s value and help clients reach their home’s maximum potential worth.”

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April 28, 2023 / David Bluhm

Most of the recent excitement over Artificial Intelligence has centered on generative AI, or more specifically, the ability of a chat bot to generate informed responses to complex inputs. While AI’s capabilities have an obvious potential for automatically generating property descriptions and marketing content, improving ad targeting, and managing customer service responses, AI will play a much broader role across the residential real estate ecosystem..

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April 25, 2023  /  Sarah Lentz

A new partnership between Plunk and SentriLock is part of the latter’s focus on becoming more than just a lockbox provider and creating tools that complement the tech used by agents on a daily basis, enabling them to better serve buyers and sellers. 

Realtors® who use the SentriLock app can now access Plunk’s AI-powered home valuation and market insights as an upgrade feature, saving them hours of preparation before each property showing. 

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April 25, 2023  /  Brooklee Han

Electronic lockbox solutions provider SentriLock is partnering up with real-time residential real estate analysis platform Plunk, according to an announcement on Tuesday. Agents using SentriLock will gain access to real-time information on real estate trends, property values, and neighborhood metrics, as well as AI-powered home valuations and market insights.

“We are thrilled to partner with SentriLock and the nearly half million Realtors they serve across North America,” David Bluhm, the president and co-founder of Plunk, said in a statement. “By making Plunk’s market insights available through SentriLock’s mobile app, we’re delivering a powerful combination of two fundamental agent tools.”

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April 25, 2023

Plunk, the first real-time analytics platform for residential real estate, announces its new partnership with SentriLock, a leading provider of electronic lockbox solutions for the real estate industry.

 

By incorporating Plunk's market data and analytics, REALTORS® will have access to real-time information on real estate trends, property values, and other key market indicators—saving hours of preparation prior to each showing while always having the ability to provide clients with the most accurate and timely information about buying and selling property.

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April 25, 2023  /  Craig C. Rowe

The integration is now live within SentriLock’s mobile app, and activating it displays a series of visual breakdowns on home valuation and adjacent market activity.

SentriLock, the home access technology company used by Realtors® nationwide, has selected property real estate analytics company Plunk to provide users with dynamic market reports on homes scheduled for showing.

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April 6, 2023  /  Vince O'Neill

While looking at the big picture is often a good place to start, drilling down to specific market segments gives us a better opportunity to glean clear insights and test hypotheses. In this month’s column, Plunk’s Chief Economist Vince O’Neill focuses specifically on the luxury real estate market to compare expected effects of recent economic trends on home demand by wealthy buyers.

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March 29, 2023  /  Craig C. Rowe

From Rentspree to Plunk, Inman Intel asked 10 property technology entrepreneurs tough questions on the minds of their colleagues and customers, many of them large, national brokerage brands.

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March 16, 2023  /  Byron Lazine

Each week, Byron Lazine and Nicole White share their “word” on current industry real estate topics and news on BAM network’s “The Real World.” This week, they discuss Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) and the impact of its collapse, Plunk’s potential to empower real estate agents with AI-powered analytics and disrupt the appraisal industry, and Elon Musk’s planned Texas fiefdom.

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March 16, 2023

The MLS™/CLAW released Plunk Home Value™, the first of several enhanced real-time real estate analytics tools through its partnership with Plunk. Plunk is the world's first and only real-time, AI-driven property valuation platform for residential real estate. Plunk Home Value™ is Plunk's proprietary Automated Valuation for residential real estate.

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