On-demand home servicing platform Goodnest has partnered with Tenancy.co.nz to give property managers an option to book tradies and cleaners inside their portal.
Auckland-based Goodnest, the brainchild of former Trade Me executives James MacAvoy and Richard Humphries, offers a range of home services including cleaning, plumbing, electrical as well as lawn and garden work. Goodnest’s cleaning services including home cleaning, end of tenancy cleans, window washing, carpet cleaning and mould removal.
Tenancy.co.nz offers a range of services including credit checking, tenancy agreements, resources, guides and training, that includes weekly videos, for landlords, consultancy and New Zealand’s largest tenancy focused debt collection company.
Goodnest is now integrated into the Tenancy portal which is accessible for those registered with Tenancy.co.nz as a property manager – allowing direct access to Goodnest’s booking platform from within Tenancy.co.nz.
James MacAvoy, founder of Goodnest, said property managers now have the ability to book tradespeople quickly and easily with Goodnest without leaving Tenancy.co.nz.
“Our platform dramatically reduces the time property managers spend organising tradespeople, while keeping tenants better informed. We are excited to be able to partner with Tenancy who shares a common goal of making things easier for property managers,” MacAvoy said.
The announcement comes four months after Goodnest secured $1 million in funding. Goodnest announced at the time that the investment would be put towards the startup’s mobile and web platform as well as more online services.
Investors of the funding round included Phil McCaw of Movac; Richard Abbott, early Trade Me investor and former chairman; James McGee former commercial manager at Trade Me; and Trade Me founder Sam Morgan.
Goodnest anticipates announcing further partnerships and integrations in the coming months as it extends the reach its platform can to other online properties.
Goodnest first launched in Auckland in April 2014 focused primarily on connecting consumers with residential cleaners. Since its launch three years ago the online platform has expanded into Wellington, Christchurch, Hamilton, Tauranga and Dunedin.
The online marketplace has also increased its range of services beyond residential cleaning to include deep cleaning, plumbing, electrical, handyman, lawn and garden and house washing. Deep cleaning services include window cleaning, mould removal and carpet cleaning. Goodnest also offers meth testing, pest control and skip hire.