Development Updates

Based on the feedback that we’re getting from our users, both through blog comments and by email, here is a list of the features we’re working on to improve BirdDogBot:

Desktop Software

  • Nothing scheduled at this time.

Searching For Deals

  • Nothing scheduled at this time.

Listing Sites to Search

  • CityFeet.com
  • HAR.com
  • Loopnet.com
  • Redfin.com
  • REVestor.com
  • Trulia.com
  • Zillow.com
  • ZipRealty.com

Market Value Sites to Use for Analysis

  • HomeGain.com
  • Homes.com
  • TotalViewRealEstate.com
  • Trulia.com

Viewing Deals

  • Add “cashflow analysis” for buy and hold deals.

User Preferences

  • Nothing scheduled at this time.

Reports

  • Nothing scheduled at this time.

Other

  • Nothing scheduled at this time.

Known Issues (“Bugs”)

  • No bugs or issues have been reported at this time.

If there’s any features that you would like us to implement, please post a comment below and let us know.

29 Comments

  1. Hello,

    This software is wonderful. It really makers things so much faster. However, under the “resources” area, when you click on Trulia, the heat map shows the whole city and not just the address that has been analyzed. I still have to search through Trulia separately to get exact information. Could you make the heat map zero-in on the one property so we can get a better picture of crime rate?

    Thank you for creating this!
    -Jerusha

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    Kosta Reply:

    Hi Jerusha,

    If you want to zoom in and out, just use the zoom in and out directly on the Trulia site. I don’t think Trulia gives us the ability to drill directly into a specific property, but if I’m mistaken, let me know and we’ll look into adding that.

    Kosta

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  2. Hi guys
    Is there a way to create an added search function that reports back on how many DOM a particular area,house or neighborhood is at the time whether for sold or unsold properties?

    Many thanks,

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    Kosta Reply:

    Hi Danny,

    I will make note of this and see if that information is available for us to gather during the “information gathering” step. Great feedback!

    Thanks!
    Kosta

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  3. Had the program a week now and love it.

    A few things I would like now I am fairly familiar with the program:
    I would like it to automatically or with a click update the properties in “My Deal’s” instead of having to run a search again I am a realtor and import of the MLS most if the time.

    I also would like to estimate expenses on a price per ft basis. Thats how every one I know projects expenses. For example I like to start with projecting lets say $15 a sq ft of a home and be able to change to maybe $20 a ft if there is some thing in the pictures or discretion that makes me think it will be higher.

    With that being said I really do like the what you have created. Its well worth the money.

    Thanks Blaine

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    Kosta Reply:

    Hi Blaine,

    Thanks for the kind words! I’m glad to hear you like the software and are getting good value!

    To answer your questions…

    The reason you have to run the search again is because BirdDogBot has to go out and re-gather the info to re-analyze it. This is why you have to actually run the search again instead of simply being able to refresh. If we could do that, then we wouldn’t bother “searching” in the first place as it would be equally quick.

    We will take your request for estimating rehab on a per square foot basis into consideration. I have added it to our “development requests” and see what we can do. As with all feature requests, this is based on the number of times users request it. The more users request it, the higher it moves up on our development priority list.

    Kosta

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  4. What about http://www.realtor.com? That’s probably the closest you can get to a nationwide (public) MLS.

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    Kosta Reply:

    Hi Mike,

    Yes, we do support realtor.com as part of our automated searches.

    Kosta

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  5. Hello! Sending out contracts, proof of funds letters and LOIs would be great. How about a way to upload our owe purchase contracts into an editor so we can customize them or our contract could be auto filled the property info into our contracts and send them out to realtors, sellers and buyers. I’ve seen other real estate software do this but it would be great to have it here.

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  6. We need to have the ability to send contract offers for the site with a standard contract form that will be acceptable to the listing broker. This is a numbers game and if we Proof of Funds letters which many of the sites have we could play it better

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    Kosta Reply:

    Hi Eddie,

    At this time, we’re not providing any sort of legal contracts as we don’t want to assume any potential legal liabilities that would be involved with doing that.

    Our goal is to be the best software for real estate investors that helps them find, analyze, track, and share deals online so we focus our efforts in those areas.

    Thanks for your feedback!
    Kosta

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  7. something that will help you find vacant housing.

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  8. Please add the county assessors page so we can see the tax assessed value of the properties found to be deals.

    allow for the horizontal split screen to be adjusted

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  9. When estimating expenses give us the option to use exact numbers instead of percentages. Ex. Rehab & Repairs are never a percentage of the house. It is a set number.

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    Kosta Reply:

    Hi Ty,

    The reason we enter percentages for expense estimates is because when you first scan the property, you have no idea what the expenses will be. So we’re trying to estimate based on the ARV.

    If you are referring to updating the expenses on the deal details (proforma) page, then that makes more sense. I’ll take a look at getting that added!

    Thanks for the feedback!
    Kosta

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  10. Great software and it does cut my time down dramatically. If you could add ways to identify mortgage balance, and property taxes that are past due. These would really move your product to the next level!

    Regards,

    Ryan

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    Kosta Reply:

    Hi Ryan,

    Thanks for the kind words! I’m glad you like it and see the time-saving features!

    Do you know of a site that’s open to the public where we could retrieve that information? If you do, then it’s something we could look into adding.

    Let me know!

    Thanks,
    Kosta

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    Ryan Reply:

    Kosta,

    Most county Assessor websites provide this free data. You have to dig a bit, but you usually can find it. If you are working in a small county they might not provide this information online for free. If adding county assessor’s site’s would make it much easier when searching for properties. Additionally, it would be nice to have the ability to check or un-check all deals for deletion. There are times where I have some deals I am going to keep and the rest I want to just get rid of. Thanks for taking the time to hear what users have to say about your product!

    Regards,

    Ryan

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    Kosta Reply:

    Hey Ryan,

    Thanks for the feedback!

    Yup, we listen to our users and add based on their feedback!

    We do have a “Delete All Deals” button at the very bottom of your “My Deals”, but I agree that picking and choosing a few would make things easier. We will look into that and add it.

    Thanks again for the feedback!

    Kosta

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  11. The software is sweet, and it saves SO MUCH TIME!! Thank You Kosta!

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    Kosta Reply:

    Hey Michael,

    Thanks for the kind words! I’m glad you like it 🙂

    Kosta

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  12. do you have mls as a resource. are you looking to partner with a realtor to accomplish this

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    Kosta Reply:

    Hi db,

    We would love to use the MLS as a resource; however we would need open access to a nation-wide MLS so that all our users could use it. If you have a solution in mind, please get in touch with me at support@birddogbot.com.

    Thanks!
    Kosta

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  13. Wish list items

    1. Valuation site such as sitex.
    2, Cash buyers access.

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    Kosta Reply:

    Hey Jerome,

    We’d love to be able to support sitex; however it’s a premium paid service so it makes it difficult to get data from them without paying for it 🙂

    As far as cash buyers go, the vision of the software is to find, analyze and monitor properties. Finding cash buyers is up to the investor as we want to focus on, and get really good at the “finding good deals on properties” side of the business.

    Thanks for your input and please feel free to share any other suggestions you may have! We appreciate it!

    Kosta

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  14. Kosta,
    I was wondering if you could extend the search feature to allow county searches instead of just city searches?
    Thanks.
    Brian

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    Kosta Reply:

    Just added it to our list 🙂

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