A shockwave went through the real estate industry last week when Zoocasa suddenly announced that it’s going out of business, ending its popular real estate referral program for its customers, including Vancouver home seller and buyers. See Zoocasa’s shutdown notice at www.zoocasa.com. Zoocasa was launched by Rogers Communications as a real estate referral service that matched home sellers and buyers with the top-ranked real estate agents.
Zoocasa selected only twenty (20) real estate agents out of thousands of Vancouver realtors. YourHomeTeam (part of Sutton Westcoast Realty) was among the few Vancouver realtors selected because they are ranked in the top 10% of Greater Vancouver real estate agents.
YourHomeTeam is vowing to honour Zoocasa’s referrals and rebates. To qualify, home sellers and buyers will provide an email or screenshot showing they were either a Zoocasa customer or were in the process of becoming a customer, and they will complete their real estate transaction through YourHomeTeam between June 22 and October 31, 2015.
Zoocasa’s marketing style appealed to many online global investors and younger tech-savvy buyers and sellers who were attracted to its hip online advertising splashed across mobile devices and its promise to match them with seasoned Vancouver real estate professionals.
A young couple that was referred by Zoocasa to YourHomeTeam said “Home buying is not as easy as it may seem. YourHomeTeam was such a huge resource and help throughout the whole process for us. The best part was their insight and experience in the field.”