A new real estate app called Odasi (pronounced Od-Uh-See), an acronym for On Demand Agent Services Inc., helps agents delegate small tasks, essentially helping them be in two places at once. The newly launched app takes the power of the shared service economy to create the Uber for real estate agents. It is a business-to-business app for real estate agents.
Dallas real estate broker Andrea Trimble is CEO of Odasi. Trimble says, “We believe we have changed the landscape for completing tasks for Realtors. Our app brings a team-effort feel for real estate agents. Odasi allows agents to delegate tasks that are not money-making activities while best serving their clients. I personally use Odasi and think of the app as my virtual team.”
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Tasks, which in the app are called “Journeys,” include anything from placing Open House signs to finding an agent available that can open a door for a buyer who wants to take measurements of their property in escrow. When you post a requested Journey in the app, you can view the profiles of the multiple agents bidding on your post. You select the “bidder” (agent), of your choice to handle it for you. The bidder will get a notification once chosen. They will complete the Journey on the specified date and time requested, and will earn the agreed upon rate. Rates are set by users, but typically start at $20 for a small task.
After the Journey is completed, the agent who posted the Journey rates the bidding agent on a scale ranging from one to five stars. Similar to rating systems used by Uber, the star rating serves as a reputation system to ensure quality bidders. People who post a Journey, can also issue a monetary bonus/tip if the bidder did an exceptional job. All payments are handled through the app. Bidders receive payment shortly after completion of the Journey.
Only licensed agents may join Odasi. The Odasi app, developed by Vesuvius Holdings of Frisco, is free to download all on Apple and Android devices. For now, Odasi is exclusive for agents in the Dallas-Fort Worth market, but will expand to other markets next year.
Odasi gives licensed real estate agents a chance to earn extra income between deals. The Odasi app is bilingual, with Spanish-speaking agents available for Journeys.
Agents that have joined the Odasi app are not specific to one brokerage. This allows for a large user database, giving agents an opportunity to expand their network. Trimble says, “There are 11,000 brokerages in the D/FW Metroplex, most of which are small or independent brokers.”
Trimble, founder of Trimble Estates and Fine Homes, has been in real estate since coming to Texas from California in 2012. She runs a small team, and understands the challenges of the real estate industry.
“This is something we all need,” Trimble says. “As agents, we try to wear so many hats, doing multiple tasks as efficiently as we can, while trying to provide exceptional service to our clients. Odasi helps agents be more efficient with our time, as it localizes you to connect with agents in completing everyday real estate tasks. Odasi was designed with agents’ needs in mind first. It’s evolved as a mission to make real estate more productive and lucrative. Time is money. Odasi puts time back in your schedule and money in your wallets.”