We Built Mouse On House for You
Our story may seem familiar if you've ever gone online searching for a rental property. The first time we did, it seemed like a great idea, but we actually found the process a little frustrating. We found only a handful of pictures available to show us what the properties looked like, and not much other information to help us make a decision.
Although we tried hard to visualize various rooms of the houses - where the kids would sleep, where we would eat, and on and on - our imaginations could only take us so far. We finally selected the house that offered the most pictures simply because it was the only one that provided more of the information we really needed to know about the property.
Later, when we purchased an investment rental property, we were determined to provide a better way for our prospective renters to learn more about it. We considered a few options such as offering a traditional 360-degree virtual tour online, but realized it wouldn't provide a complete representation of the house, such as how rooms are laid out, which floors they are located on and how they are connected to each other.
That's when it hit us: "It would be great if we could see a floor plan of the whole house, mouse over a room and see a picture of it!"
We knew we were onto something. The result was Mouse On House, which we founded in 2003. Today we service over 700 Real Estate companies and have more than 20 team members who help us sell and support our innovative product through excellent customer service. Our website traffic rank is the in the top 1% worldwide with nearly half a million page views a month. Our tours help buyers and renters in Maryland, Virginia, Washington DC, Delaware, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, West Virginia, New Jersey, Alabama and Colorado. And, we think you will agree that Mouse On House has become an essential interactive tool that not only complements rental properties, but also fits perfectly with sale properties.
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Learn more about our foundersBob Cusack
President & Founder
Mouse On House, Inc.
Bob envisioned, created and implemented his concept of Web-based interactive floor plans for the real estate industry in 2003. Now, he draws on more than 25 years of business and technology experience to deliver a state-of-the-art marketing service.
Bob's career background is varied, which has given him a broad depth of knowledge from which to pull from in the areas of business management and customer service. In 1986, he co-founded Advanced Control Technology (ACT), a leading-edge software consulting firm based in Kansas City that became a Value-Added Reseller with both Hewlett-Packard and Digital Equipment Corporation. Bob designed and managed numerous software systems for companies such as: Pizza Hut International, Worldspan, LabOne, Kraft General Foods, Knight-Ridder Financial News, Burlington Northern Railroad and Marion Laboratories.
After joining Chicken Out Rotisserie in 1996 as Vice President of Information Technology, Bob aligned the company's technology needs with its business objectives, including the development of a proprietary Point of Sale (POS). In 1999, he leveraged the company's Internet technologies, leading the team as Chief Technology Officer and creating a spin-off company called POS.com. This new entity became the first entirely Web-based POS system in the world.
Bob received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration/Computer Science from the University of Kansas in 1985.
Vice President & Founder
Mouse On House, Inc.
Suzi began her career with Ernst and Whiney as a CPA auditor in Kansas City, working with several large companies including The Coleman Company and BlueCross BlueShield. Her experience and entrepreneurial drive placed her as a partner in Kane, Marshall and Cusack in 1992, a company that provided accounting services and tax preparation for more than 500 clients in Kansas City - from Shafer, Kline and Warren Engineering to Steve's Shoes and the Johnson County Credit Union.
Additionally, Suzi was an active board member of the Lenexa Chamber of Commerce, having received several awards including Rookie of the Year for her dedication and enthusiasm. In fact, she graduated from the Leadership Lenexa program and co-chaired the Johnson County Leadership Forum.
Later in her career, Suzi began providing accounting services in the Washington, DC area for local companies, such as the Glory Days Grill corporate office. Today, she delivers solid financial business decisions to Mouse On House. Her responsibilities also involve developing new sales markets for the company.
Suzi is a CPA and graduated from the University of Kansas in 1985 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Accounting.