Online real estate company Move this morning announced that it has acquired SocialBios, which is described as a social search startup although its offering reminds me more of services offered by the likes of Follr, About.me and Flavors.me.
SocialBios basically allows both individuals and companies to create a single social hub for their online profiles through interactive ‘About Us’ pages that enable visitors to find shared connections on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Foursquare etc.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
For Move, the acquisition of SocialBios means more access to social services it can offer real estate professionals through its vast online network and marketplace.
In the press release, that sounds something like this:
Move will leverage the SocialBios platform and talent to develop products that connect people with real estate professionals based on the commonalities of their on- and offline social networks.
As part of the acquisition, SocialBios founder Ernie Graham and co-founders Ira McMahon and Andrew Van Tassel have joined the product development team at Move, where the former will head up Move’s social product strategy and development team.
Graham will work with Move’s franchise and broker customers to develop ‘social graphing strategies’ that help them facilitate more connections between their agents and brokers with consumers.
The SocialBios office and team will be based in Denver, Colorado, and its website, products and brand will remain in production and available to real estate professionals.