Homeit, a Portugal-based short-term rental platform, has successfully surpassed its initial €250,000 equity crowdfunding target on Seedrs. The company states it offers an easy, fast, and reliable way to grant access to properties in real-time, wherever a customer is. Its platform provides keyless instant access for both guests and service providers, which allows guests to enter at any time, day or night.
“Homeit has developed the homeit box; hardware which is installed inside the apartment, connecting to the apartment door and the internal apartment intercom in order to unlock both the building’s street door and the apartment’s front door. Homeit is made for the Sharing Economy. The homeit box is an enabler and not the end goal: it allows hosts to let out properties to guests, and have guests access the property without anyone else’s intervention.”
The company also stated it aims to integrate with suppliers so that hosts can arrange for the cleaning and laundry to be done just by allowing these suppliers to access their property via the HomeIt app, SMS text message, or optional keypad. HomeIt also integrates with Airbnb, so when a booking is confirmed, both the hosts and relevant suppliers know about it.
“We believe Homeit is disruptive because hosts can be absent and still generate revenue, at affordable costs. It should also enable guests to have instant access to the property, allowing them to make last-minute bookings in the Sharing Economy.”
Funds from the campaign will be used to expand HomIt’s online services. It is set to close later this summer.
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