BILLIONS Launches Innovative Platform for Real Estate Agents and Teams
Arlington Economic Development is highlighting Arlington-based SaaS startup BILLIONS for its TechConnect Profile for November 2023. BILLIONS is a highly curated, customized real estate operations platform that allows its users to operate their entire day-to-day activities seamlessly inside one platform and automatically collects and tracks the data that matters most in their business so they can focus on revenue and growth. Several brokerage firms use the platform, including Sotheby’s International Realty, Keller Williams, Platinum Realty, Your Home Sold Guaranteed Realty, and Coldwell Banker.
Arlington Economic Development caught up with Andrew Becker, CEO and Co-Founder of BILLIONS, to discuss the platform and its impact for real estate professionals, plans for growth, and why Arlington is a fantastic location for startups.
Andrew, AED is grateful for your business presence in Arlington. Can you share some more information about the BILLIONS platform and the impact it is making in the real estate industry?
First, I would like to give a big shoutout to Arlington Economic Development for featuring us as the November TechConnect Profile. It is truly an honor. And if I can be transparent, this is our first taste of PR which makes this even more exciting for us.
What sets BILLIONS apart is that we provide an out-of-the-box solution tailored to the precise needs of the real estate business. Our platform eliminates the ambiguity and complexities of software development, allowing teams to focus on driving revenue and delivering top-notch customer service to their clients. In fact, our users can replace an average of 3.5 different third-party software applications, which means they see a return on their investment right away.
Now, here's the really cool part, and what truly sets up apart – we operate on what we call a “modular approach” to platform functionality. For some, our platform can be like starting with a base model, offering just the features you need. As you grow or your team expands, we seamlessly enable our “modulars” or feature sets, like adding new features to your car.
Finally, we also have what we call a “BYOA, or bring your own app” approach. Meaning, if there is a piece of software that you cannot live without, our platform allows for that integration, which of course we’ll help with to make sure it’s done in the most efficient, economical way.
Can you share some of your plans for growth over the next 12-24 months?
Our growth plans for the upcoming 12-24 months are ambitious, with a strong focus on enriching our offerings, broadening our reach, and elevating the value we provide to our clients.
At the core of our growth strategy is a steadfast commitment to technology advancements. To stay at the forefront of technological progress, we're allocating resources to research and development. This ensures that our proprietary software and technology remain at the forefront, granting our clients access to the latest innovations and improvements. We are enhancing our modular capabilities or feature sets. Our aim is to continually refine and expand that approach, ensuring that our platform remains remarkably flexible and adaptable.
Next on our agenda would be geographic expansion. We are setting our sights on widening our geographical footprint, a strategic move that involves venturing into new markets and fortifying our presence in those where we are already established. This expansion is driven by our commitment to serving a more diverse clientele and tapping into emerging opportunities.
Strategic partnerships are also in the cards and exceptional customer support and success are unwavering priorities for us. We are committed to ensuring that our clients not only achieve their goals but also derive maximum benefits from our platform. Their success is our success.
As an entrepreneur with a startup in Arlington, what are the top reasons that make Arlington an ideal location for startups to launch, grow and expand?
Arlington holds a special significance for us and is an ideal location for businesses like ours to launch, grow, and expand.
I have a personal connection to Arlington, having grown up in the area and settling in the Virginia Square neighborhood after college. The neighborhood's cleanliness, vibrant atmosphere, and promising growth prospects were impossible to ignore, making it an emotionally resonant choice for our startup's home.
Arlington offers unmatched convenience and accessibility. From essential building amenities to a diverse array of restaurants and a wide range of services, Arlington has everything a startup needs within easy reach. Arlington's proximity to major cities such as Washington, D.C., and its easy access to nearby airports offer significant advantages. It facilitates networking opportunities, collaborations, and access to a broader customer base.
Lastly, Arlington boasts a remarkable talent pool. The workforce here is well-educated, motivated, and culturally diverse, making it an excellent source of potential team members. Our startup's location in this dynamic area provides access to skilled professionals who can contribute to our growth and success. The technology sector growth, especially in Rosslyn, is also something we’ve been tracking and are excited to be a part of, with hopes of being able to call ourselves major contributors as this area continues to make more headlines.
For more information or to schedule a software demo, visit the BILLIONS website at www.joinbillions.com. If you are a startup tech company looking to launch or grow your business in Northern Virginia, please visit AED’s IT and Emerging Tech page and contact Adam Henry, Senior Business Development Manager, for more information.
About this Profile Series
Arlington’s startup ecosystem has rapidly expanded over the past five years and is quickly becoming recognized as an established innovation hub in the United States. Since 2018, Arlington-based companies have raised over $1.6 billion in venture capital across 133 deals covering several industries, including software, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, fintech, big data, digital media, and more. AED launched its monthly TechConnect Profiles to highlight and profile companies in our technology startup ecosystem.