BAM Key Details:
- Housle is a new guessing game created by TV producer Doug Weitzbuch.
- Modeled after Wordle, users get six tries to guess the asking price of real estate listings, hand-picked by Weitzbuch daily.
- Users can currently play Housle online, with an app coming soon.
Two things people love doing online (aside from scrolling social media):
- Looking at homes for sale
- Playing guessing games
So it shouldn’t come as a big surprise that someone got the idea to merge the two.
But what about Wordle for real estate?
Enter Housle, a new game created by TV producer Doug Weitzbuch.
What is Housle?
Modeled after Wordle, Housle gives users six chances to guess the price of a house within 5% of the actual listing price.
That’s right—all properties on Housle are actual live listings, which Weitzbuch hand-selects daily. So far, Housle has featured properties from Connecticut to Miami to Missouri. How awesome would it be to say your listing is the Housle of the day?!
Back to how Housle works: With each guess, users are told whether their guess was too high or too low, and a new photo and clue about the property are revealed. Each clue provides information needed to make an educated guess about the price, including the home’s location, square footage, number of bedrooms and bathrooms, year built, and additional features.
Source: App Store
Once your six guesses are up, Housle shows the results, provides images of the house, and links to the actual listing.
In the first three days, over 46,000 users tried Housle’s browser version of the game. Weitzbuch isn’t surprised about the early popularity. He told Insider:
I think there’s a voyeuristic and escapist element. There’s a dream behind a home.
An Interactive Way to Scroll Through Homes
Weitzbuch is an avid Wordle player. And since he’s heavily influenced by the world of real estate (he worked on Netflix’s “Buy My House” and is married to a Compass broker), he decided to bring the two together to create Housle.
This interactive approach to looking at listings is sure to gain traction. Who knows, maybe Soren Iverson’s idea to add a comment section to Zillow will come out next. How diabolical would that be?
Zillow, Redfin, Realtor.com. If one of them wants to come knocking on my door down the road, I’d take their call.