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The Techcrunch Interviews: Flyhomes: Buy Real Estate Online and Get a Free Flight

The Techcrunch Interviews: Flyhomes: Buy a House and Get a Free Flight

At Media Jobs we like to bring you the most inno­v­a­tive com­pa­nies.  In this inter­view we will learn about a new com­pa­ny that is dif­fer­en­ti­at­ing them­selves in the high­ly com­pet­i­tive res­i­den­tial real estate mar­ket by tar­get­ing the upscale mar­ket of fre­quent fly­ers and how award­ing thou­sands of fre­quent fly­er points can cre­ate a new busi­ness mod­el for sell­ing homes.  Imag­ine being able to take a free vaca­tion after spend­ing your life sav­ings on a home. Lis­ten in as Roy Weiss­man of MediaJobs.com inter­views the CEO and Founder of Flyhomes.com Stephen Lane.     Roy: This is Roy Weiss­man from Mediajobs.com and we’re talk­ing with Stephen Lane, the CEO of Fly­Homes. What is Fly­Homes? How did this idea come about? What prob­lem are you try­ing to solve?   Steven: Fly­Homes is an online real estate bro­ker­age with a new way to buy real estate online that we launched in Seat­tle that lit­er­al­ly lets buy­ers own their own home buy­ing process. The kick­er, which is the fun word of mouth thing is, again, they earn air­line miles through the entire home pur­chase. In Seat­tle, if you buy a half a mil­lion dol­lar home, you earn a half mil­lion air­line miles.   In terms of how the process start­ed, and…

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