Before he founded YouGotListings, Gordon Chen started as a software developer in the financial sector. As a side project, Gordon created a real estate website and back end for a friend who was starting a Boston rental agency. In 2006, his friend’s agency was approached by a company selling a rental technology platform. Gordon felt that this technology could be improved and realized that there was a need for a high-value technology platform to enhance the professional lives of agents and landlords.
Returning to Boston with the YouGotListings concept in mind, Gordon knew he would need personal experience in a rental agency to understand what his customers required in a technology platform. Therefore, he spent a summer working as a Boston rental agent, researching his product. With his new-found knowledge, he was able to rewrite the software and officially launch YouGotListings in February of 2009. Since then, he has led the YouGotListings team of developers and sales staff, working constantly to improve and expand the product offerings.