What Is Suburbit?January 18, 2019 5:32 pm
When suburbit.com launches at the top of 2019 it will be the tangible manifestation of a dream I had a little over a year ago. I spent a decade of my life working in the financial industry. Bloomberg was my past career home, but deep down I always knew that my passions would lead me elsewhere.
In 2017, I made the decision to move out of the city and a year later took the plunge to become a licensed broker — and so Suburbit was born.
I was able to experience firsthand how much information exists about making a move to the suburbs, and honestly, how much of it wasn’t targeted to me — a working mom, who still wanted be able to commute into the city, but also wanted the spaciousness of a home and the perks of town living.
I created Suburbit to intuitively meet needs first-time homebuyers don’t even know they should have — like searching for a perfect town and not just a perfect home. The interactive site will help users sift through information that is relevant to them without overloading them at first contact so that you’re rejoiced at finding your new home instead of just relieved that the search process will be over.
Upon launch, all users will be able to complete a survey that after 11 questions will give you your top 3 towns. If the towns make your heart skip a beat, you’ll also have access to an expert agent from those specific towns and our promise is that they will hold your hand through the home-shopping process.
We won’t leave you behind either! On our blog, you’ll find a constant stream of content that will answer questions like — what to expect your first winter as a homeowner or how to make friends once you’ve moved to your new town.
Through its beta version, Suburbit will be serving the Greater New York area, which will include Westchester, Long Island, Northern New Jersey, and Fairfield County in Connecticut, and launch to superusers in January. You can sign up here to join that first cohort of Suburbit fans. Come end of February, the site will be live and ready for you to share with all your friends who are tiptoeing their way to a suburb move.
When I bought my first home and finally had the keys in my hand, I knew I wanted to give others this same moment minus the headaches that I had to endure. Leaving the finance industry and delving headfirst into the startup world has been an adventure and I’m ready to share why I think it’s been so worth it.