In our latest real estate tech entrepreneur interview, we’re speaking with Jonathan Martis from Kleard.
Who are you and what do you do?
My name is Jonathan Martis and I’m the CEO and Co-founder of Kleard. Kleard has been around since 2018 and is an app that provides safety and productivity tools to real estate agents. Our new feature-set called Kleard Now provides self tour tech for homes that have been listed by a licensed real estate agent. Buyers with the app can search for homes and as well as self tour properties.
What problem does your product/service solve?
Kleard Now solves the problem related to touring homes that are for sale. Our tech allows buyers the ability to self tour a home after they’ve been verified and when an agent approves their access remotely. With COVID-19 creating many limitations and concerns for buyers to meet with agents, Kleard Now provides a solution to tour properties they’re interested in without relying only on virtual tours, and while keeping the real estate agent involved in the process.
The ability to create a product that benefits buyers, sellers, AND real estate agents is very important. You simply cannot build a product that helps buyers and sellers, but not agents, because agents are very important to the real estate process and are the ones who still are heavily relied upon by consumers. On top of that, our safety and security tech is robust and super smart. We’ve tackled problems that we feel will make the self tour process smooth, safe, and a breeze.
What are you most excited about right now?
I’m excited that the industry is beginning to see that it’s not only rental properties that can be self toured, but homes that are for sale as well. Our current Kleard partnerships with MLS’ and REALTOR® Associations in the U.S., as well as being part of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) REACH Class of 2019 accelerator program, has allowed us to build connections into the real estate world that I feel will help us scale our Kleard Now Self Tour technology more quickly.
What’s next for you?
Things are moving fast, but here at Kleard I am working hard to create a real estate experience for the industry that benefits buyers, sellers, and real estate agents equally. Because of my past experience in the real estate tech world, as well as years of experience as a licensed agent, I have many ideas regarding how to make the process of buying/selling a home much better for all parties involved, so stay tuned for our new features that we will launching in the coming months for Kleard Now.
What’s a cause you’re passionate about and why?
I am passionate about helping the homeless. I was part of a homeless ministry with my church for several years and the conversations I had were very moving. It’s important to help those in need. There’s always opportunities to serve and give from the abundance many of us have, whether that’s our time, money, or talents.
Thanks to Jonathan for sharing his story. If you’d like to connect, find him on LinkedIn here.
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