Today, we’re excited to announce that Naked Apartments has entered into an agreement to be acquired by Zillow Group, and I could not be more proud of the team, or more upbeat about the future of our business.
From day one, the goal we set for ourselves never changed: simplify the rental process for renters, brokers and landlords. The framework to achieve that goal also remained consistent: innovation, a hyper-local focus, and most importantly, a team of smart, passionate, hard-working individuals.
We’ve empowered renters to search smarter, and connect more easily through features like anonymous inquiries, search by subway, deep neighborhood data and Notebook. We’ve enabled brokers and landlords to provide a better experience through services like Viewings on Demand, Viewing Ace and mobile listing creation. The net result of these innovative features is a simpler, faster rental process, happier renters, and more successful brokers and landlords.
But there’s still much more to do.
Since our founding, we’ve admired Zillow Group’s incredible growth and their positive impact for real estate consumers and professionals across their various brands. We’ve also had an on-the-ground, firsthand perspective on the extraordinary growth that StreetEasy has accomplished since their acquisition by Zillow Group.
By joining forces with Zillow Group and StreetEasy, we have an opportunity to provide significantly more value to our community – renters, agents and landlords alike – all while working alongside some of the most brilliant minds in real estate. We are thrilled at the prospect of combining efforts with these teams, where we’ll gain access to the resources we need to continue to invest in products and tools that will simplify every New York renter’s apartment search.
Today, we get to celebrate a lot of hard work, and a lot of fun times, but most importantly, we get to thank our customers whose support and feedback played a critical role in delivering our promise to simplify the apartment hunt.
You can read more about this news in today’s press release, here.