Inspiration

Our city of Dublin, CA has a lot of residential, vacant, and commercial land, and the economy of the city is dependent heavily on the real estate industry. With small businesses struggling during the pandemic, we realized that these sectors intersect significantly. Keeping this in mind, we decided to research this industry and try to facilitate its processes through the application of technology.

What it does

We built a mobile application that connects fellow investors who are interested in co-investing in properties. Through our messaging system and property search filters, users are able to locate and invest in properties with ease, as well as contact fellow investors on the application.

How we built it

We used Flutter for the User Interface of the application, Python Web Server to retrieve real estate data and run data analysis through the Realtor API, and Firebase for messaging services and user authorization.

Challenges we ran into

We had a lot of trouble with the messaging system and updating the messages real-time between users since we didn’t want the users to refresh the page each time a new message was sent. We also had some problems with querying data from the API and updating the data on user requests such as filtering the properties.

Accomplishments that we're proud of

We are really proud of our Firebase messaging system which we integrated in our Flutter application. We were also really happy with the data analysis we conducted on our properties and provided users with graphical data as well as property information.

What we learned

Over the course of this hackathon, we learned how to use Python web servers efficiently to gather data from the Realtor API and utilize it in Fanua Real Estate. We also learned how to integrate Firebase into our Flutter Application.

What's next for Fanua Real Estate

We hope to further develop our real estate app so that it displays information about the nearby demographics, school ratings, and local properties purchased.

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