DES MOINES, Iowa, Jan. 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Digmaa, a Des Moines startup, has officially launched web- and mobile-based platforms into a niche custom homebuyers market which bridges communication between the home builder and their clients. Digmaa is a communication platform (SaaS) that enhances the overall experience of the building process for all involved. Builders will be able to maximize their exposure to the public while having simple tools to connect with their clients for scheduling, budgeting, and updating their clients via photos/videos throughout the building phases.
The pain points are simple; home building is a long and difficult process and clients usually feel lost because of the lack of communication and updates from the builder. This results in tons of travel back and forth from their current home to their new home to get updates. The relationship with the builder usually is there when clients first start the project and quickly ends mid construction.
Co-founder Austin Mac Nab understands firsthand the frustration of lack of communication between homebuilders and homebuyers. Mac Nab explains his personal experience, "although I enjoyed going to my new home to see the progress, it quickly became a part time job because I was always left wondering what's next, what has been done, etc. I knew there had to be a better way to keep updated and benefit the builder."
Where Mac Nab brings the buyer insight, Mana Thongvanh, co-founder, brings the homebuilder experience to the company. This partnership fueled the idea to bring the buyer as well as the builder a better overall experience. "As home builders we sometimes don't prioritize the updates to the client because we are so focused on building the home within a certain timeframe. Even if you're already great at communication, Digmaa can help builders communicate and update clients more efficiently while maximizing their exposure."
Digmaa solves the issues the builder has with the client regarding updates and keeping the client well informed of the progress of their build. This is accomplished by uploading photos and videos through the different phases of the build as well as comment boards. Not to mention at the end of the build the buyer can download the whole experience to keep for long-term memories/ future remodels. Digmaa will also have reviews that buyers can provide, giving new homebuyers a chance to choose the right builder for them.