Millennials and many Gen Xers can now use their mobility to take advantage of a gig economy
Santa Barbara, CA (PRWEB) September 13, 2015
Scrappy, unfunded real estate startup GRELIS has done it again; they were the first to offer a comprehensive searchable database of global property listings via keywords instead of zip codes and now they have scored another coup by becoming the first, and only, real estate search engine to universally price properties in U.S. dollars. Oh yeah, GRELIS also made each listing social!
“Given the unique characteristics of real estate, we felt each listing deserved its own social status. That’s huge, because now for the first time real estate can become part of our own growing social experience. Fundamentally, however, it was vital first to level the playing field worldwide by pricing all the listings in dollars,” said GRELIS founder Tom Rapko.
By transforming listing prices into dollars, GRELIS now offers a universal pricing system for real estate worldwide; a buyer can browse listings globally under a single unit of currency and value the property accordingly. Adding a social element to each listing in effect validates its relative popularity amongst the pool of all available real estate.
GRELIS is a timely search engine given that many Americans are still reeling from the 2008-2009 recession coupled with nearly two decades of wage stagnation. The platform offers over a million search results with listings that fit neatly into every budget and all types of lifestyle choices, from beach houses to mountain retreats with pricing starting at “dirt cheap.”
Realizing that the American Dream may now mean living overseas, Millennials and Gen Xers are redefining the traditional employment structure from a salaried career with generous health care benefits that the Baby Boomers enjoyed to a gig economy predicated on the ability to work remotely, often very remotely, with very few strings attached except for job performance.
“Instead of being the whipping boys for the Boomers, Millennials and many Gen Xers can now use their mobility to take advantage of a gig economy based on results rather than just a warm body in a cold office,” Rapko said. “Life’s too short to live somewhere you don’t absolutely love.”
So what’s the next step for GRELIS? “There’s a great scene from the James Bond movie ‘Quantum of Solace’ where Mr. White says, ‘The truth is you don’t even know we exist.’ That’s GRELIS!” laughed founder Tom Rapko. “We need to be found, period.”