Point2 History & Vision
The Point2 VisionAt Point2 we create technologies that help those in the real estate industry enjoy success, regardless of their technological expertise. We have built our business by listening to and understanding our customers' businesses and their needs. Our team's visionary innovation allows us to embrace every opportunity to exceed our customers' expectations. Our mission is to succeed because our clients succeed.
Our HistoryLike any company that has been around for over a decade, Point2 has a proud history full of memorable milestones and accomplishments. Check out our company timeline below for a peek into our past, as well as a glance at some of the great things we have built together along the way.
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Point2 is Founded
Point2 was founded in 1996 as a way for businesses to find buyers for used heavy equipment.1996
Point2 And Heavy Equipment
In the early years of Point2 we provided a marketplace and search for heavy equipment simply called the 'Heavy Equipment Exchange'.2000
Contract With Caterpillar
In 2001 Point2 signed an exclusive deal with Caterpiller Inc. to power their used equipment-marketing place 'UsedIron'.2001
Photo courtesy of: Caterpillar Inc.
Launch of Point2 Agent
2002 saw the launch of our flagship product, Point2 Agent, which was built to provide advanced marketing tools to real estate professionals.2002
Launch of Point2 Homes
Originally conceived as a value-added service to Point2 Agent, Point2 Homes was launched only to grow into a full-featured real estate search site aimed at properties around the world.2004
Listing Syndication services begin
One of our most recognizable features, the Point2 listing syndication network launched in 2006 with only eight partners. Today we have over sixty partners and are adding new ones monthly!2006
Enterprise Partnerships Begin
In 2008 Point2 began working with MLSs, Associations, and Boards from all over North America in order to provide listing syndication services to their members free of charge.2008
Point2 IDX Unveiled
Partnering with industry leader WolfNet, Point2 IDX launched as a standalone IDX solution for real estate professionals looking to generate more leads on their websites.2009
An Award Winning Workplace
In 2010 Point2 was the recognized as one of the top employers for young people in Canada, as well one of the top twenty employers in Saskatchewan. This built upon our 2009 ABEX award for job creation.June 2010
Acquisition by Yardi Systems
In October of 2010 Point2 was acquired by Santa Barbara based Yardi Systems, an industry leader in innovative real estate software.October 2010
Integration of Point2 Property Manager
Another Yardi acquisition, DIY Real Estate Solutions is rebranded as Point2 Property Manager to provide software solutions to small property managers.2011
In early 2012 Point2 signed a contract with CREA - the Canadian Real Estate Association - to provide listing syndication services to their entire membership, which comprises all REALTORS® in Canada.2012