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Brian Lent (left) and David Bluhm, co-founders of Plunk. (Lamda Photos)

Will that bathroom remodel increase your home’s value by more than $20,000? What about replacing the floors or adding a garage? How about the bad traffic that’s getting worse around your neighborhood?

A stealthy Seattle-area startup wants to help answer these questions and more.

Plunkis revealing more details about its app that helps homeowners play “what if” scenarios to figure out what might drive the value of their home up or down. The app uses image processing, AI, and machine learning to assess the condition of a home and recommend specific remodeling projects that can increase its value.

The idea is to give consumers the same tech-driven investment advice they can get with personal finances or stocks, but for their home.

“大多数美国人的居所拥有是成长财富的最佳方式,但在我们所做的最重要的财务承诺方面没有值得信赖的建议和帮助,”毕业生的联合创始人说大卫布鲁姆.

Plunk calls its valuation metric a “Plunk Value,” which is a home’s potential value with renovations.

“It’s a great way to understand your home as an investment and know where and how much to invest in your home,” Bluhm said.

在某种程度上,Plunk类似于Zillow的家庭估值工具Zestimate, but goes a step further with tailored recommendations fueled by various data sources. It’s less focused on buying or selling transactions, and more on the entire homeowner journey.

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Plunk employs 15 people and has now raised more than $2 million to date from angels and institutional investors including Seattle-based Unlock Venture Partners.

Andy Liu, co-founder of Unlock, noted rising home prices and more people spending time at their house amid the pandemic as tailwinds for Plunk.

刘说,“在解锁,我们相信党内的需求和兴趣将是重大的,因为房地主希望在他们的家中更加可行的洞察力,”刘说。

Plunk由Bluhm和Bluhm带领Brian Lent. The Seattle startup vets in 2004 helped launch Medio, which initially started as a mobile search service but morphed into a mobile analytics provider thatNokia scooped up并折叠进入其技术手臂。德国汽车制造商的财团后来在2015年在这里获得。

借出普勒斯的首席执行官借出,在此后在此后在此后仍然在2018年离开之前,最近是首席技术官。借助于以前启动了包括微观启示和智能成果的公司。亚马逊于1998年收购亚马逊之前,他是一名高管;在亚马逊的两年里,借出了这两年,在那里他创建了第一个数据挖掘集团。

Bluhm is a longtime Seattle entrepreneur and investor. He previously led companies such as Z2Live and DropForge Games, and is chairman ofPowerit, a battery startup.

Bluhm表示庞大计划扩大其应用程序“以解决家属所有权的所有其他方面。”

Plunk在西雅图地区加入了一家房地产公司的干部。该地区是Zillow Group和Redfin等重量级的所在地,以及包括Flyhomes,漏斗,高路易斯,到达等的初创公司。上个月纽约的房地产经纪和技术公司指南针announced its acquisition of Modus, a Seattle startup that automates the title and escrow phase of closing on a home.

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