Property technology startup Ownly this week announced a national partnership with a “household name.”
Calgary-based Ownly, which digitizes the home-buying process, unveiled a partnership with the AIR MILES Reward Program.
The new partnership gives consumers a chance to earn Reward Miles through each step of the home-buying process, according to Ownly, which recently raised a seed round.
“AIR MILES’ expansive roster of leading brands give the millions of collectors who participate in the program a variety of opportunities for consumers to turn everyday and milestone purchases from top retailers into incredible rewards,” stated Jason Hardy, CEO of Ownly.
Ownly and AIR MILES say they are committed to bringing a different experience to Canadian home buyers.
“Aside from current market constraints, we’ve found a way to give back to our users through their home-buying journey,” said Hardy.
Users of Ownly who are collectors can earn Miles by getting pre-qualified, building and designing, and completing the home-buying process online, according to a statement from the startup.
“When we evaluate partners, we look for innovation, growth, and creativity,” says Kate Booth, President of AIR MILES Incentives. “Jason’s entrepreneurial spirit and his desire to make the home buying process easier is what drove the partnership home for us.”
Last month, Ownly announced partnerships with two Canadian companies: Edmonton’s HonestDoor, a tech company providing instant estimates of property value; and online mortgage brokerage Homewise, based in the North York region of Ontario.
“We each share a vision for simplifying and digitizing the homebuying experience, and together we will continue to bring the needed change to the archaic experience,” Hardy said in a statement at the time.
The “Shopify of real estate” was founded in Calgary in 2020.