Last year, Belgian Didier Vermeiren, founder of SmartCheckups, visited us at Pirate Summit in Cologne. His idea: to simplify real estate property inspections. His app allows users to inspect any type of property, take pictures of every detail and make notes in context. The report is then saved as a document, where you can add comments, digitally sign, and share the report with every involved party. No more fussy manual handling of cameras, papers and pens. Easy peasy and yet very professional!
Having met some interesting people from the industry on site at Odonien, Didier – still located in Belgium then – decided to take his idea to the next level, and a few weeks later, he found himself preparing for his move to Berlin. In October he joined the Real Estate accelerator of ImmobilienScout24, YOU IS NOW.
Didier’s idea is bearing fruit. Today, real estate agencies, landlords and property management from various countries are using SmartCheckups. He even won the award for Best Startup from the YOU IS NOW accelerator. Arrrmazing stuff, right?
Today SmartCheckups is more than an app. It’s a complete cloud business solution for property managers and agencies to handle their paper-based inspections and property maintenance.
Your ideas can get big as well. This years’ Pirate Summit could be the right time and place for you.