PORTLAND, Ore., Nov. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Househappy.org, a global photo-driven real estate platform, announced today that it has secured $1.5 million in funding led by Jeff Greenberg, Senior VP Electronic Media and Director at SKECHERS USA, Inc. The capital will be used to expand Househappy's growing team and further its development of new products and services for buyers, brokers, and sellers. This funding is in addition to the $1 million seed round Househappy received previously from angel investors.
Launched in March 2013, Househappy is a free, user-generated platform for buyers, sellers, and brokers to search and post property for sale. Househappy was recently featured as one of HousingWire's 2013 RETech:50, the top 50 firms deemed "most likely to have an impact on the real estate transaction in the next 12 months."
"We are very excited to be partnering with Jeff and thrilled to have his support and expertise," said CEO/founder Kevin McCloskey, a veteran of the real estate industry. "Our mission is to simplify property search and make information accessible to everyone. This new round of funding will allow us to maintain our forward momentum and continue building a useful and beautiful product."
Mr. Greenberg helped found Skechers in 1992 with his father Robert Greenberg. In addition to his position at Skechers, he is the founder of G9 Development, a luxury real estate development company located in Manhattan Beach, CA.
"In our line of work, we are constantly using real estate search platforms," said Mr. Greenberg, who will also serve on Househappy's Board of Directors. "When I was introduced to Househappy, I felt like it provided solutions to a lot of what was missing from the existing sites. Househappy is a one stop shop––the detailed search filters and photo-driven design allow users to streamline and accelerate their search."
"Kevin's experience as a broker gives him a unique perspective on what the real estate industry needs and how to connect people," he continued. "I expect big things from Househappy and I am looking forward to being a part of it."
About Househappy Inc.
Househappy.org is a free, user-generated real estate platform for buyers, sellers, and brokers to search and post properties around the world. Househappy is located in Portland, Oregon and was founded in March 2011 by CEO Kevin McCloskey, a veteran of the real estate industry.
SOURCE Househappy Inc.