19th September 2019

In a New Zealand first, homes.co.nz has partnered with a real estate specialist AI company, restb.ai, and New Zealand’s favourite paint supplier, Resene, to bring Kiwis a truly unique online property search experience.

Tom Lintern, Chief Data Scientist from homes.co.nz explains “Homes Inspiration is a new platform harnessing the power of computer vision technology to automatically classify the room type of real estate listing photos”. This means that when Kiwis visit the new Homes Inspiration platform they can organise their property search by their favourite room of the house – a masterchef kitchen or a super luxe bathroom!

homes.co.nz estimates that Homes Inspiration has a growing collection of over 200,000 categorised images across the categories of Kitchens, Bathrooms, Living rooms, Bedrooms & Laundries.

Angel Esteban, co-founder and CEO of Restb.ai said, “Property photos have the ability to evoke emotion in a unique way. With Homes Inspiration, homes.co.nz is leveraging that emotion to help match home buyers with the photos they want to see.”

So Kiwis now have a new way to browse current real estate listings, see the latest styles and get inspired! Whether it be the amazing kid’s bedroom you’ve been dreaming of or the perfect family backyard – it’s easy to be in control of what you want to see first.

Resene is a foundation partner of Homes Inspiration and provides content on the latest paint & interior design trends that are relevant to the room types Kiwis have chosen to base their house searches on.

Karen Warman, Marketing Manager of Resene says “buying and selling homes is the catalyst for so many painting and renovation projects. We’ve gathered together practical and handy suggestions from our colour experts to help homebuyers and sellers get inspired about how to transform different areas of their home.”

About Restb.ai 

Restb.ai is a computer vision company specializing in image recognition for real estate. Restb.ai’s plug-n-play solution identifies, categorizes, and delivers results on property-related images with an accuracy of up to 99%. The solution pushes the boundaries of machine learning, designed from the ground up to accurately recognize complex concepts within a real estate context. Learn more at restb.ai.

About Resenes

Resene was started in New Zealand in a Wellington garage in 1946 by Ted Nightingale. Today Resene is still 100% New Zealand owned and is a third-generation kiwi family owned business. Resene is the largest paint manufacturer and seller in New Zealand and has been voted most Trusted Paint Brand every year since 2012. Resene provides inspiration and expert advice to kiwi decorators through Resene ColorShops, online Ask an Expert services and habitat publications. Learn more at www.resene.co.nz.

About homes.co.nz

Homes.co.nz are the pioneers of giving Kiwis free access to trusted information about the value of their home. They combine a host of property-related information and display it on a beautifully crafted and engaging website. We have over half a million Kiwis visiting us to see estimated values and sales histories for nearly every property in New Zealand.  So whether you are looking to buy, rent, sell, manage or just try to understand the property market, homes is the place to go.  Learn more at www.homes.co.nz.