Eradicating barriers to share profitable opportunities with everyone.

Financial, social, and administrative barriers are a leading factor in preventing access to some of the most lucrative real estate opportunities in our cities. At IMBY, we are working to eradicate those barriers so that we can provide these opportunities to regular citizens in our communities.

IMBY was founded by seasoned and highly successful real estate professionals, entrepreneurs, and technologists. We are united by a purpose and commitment to share opportunities in a world of abundance.

Michael Stephenson
CEO, Founder | Visionary

Michael is a longtime serial entrepreneur and real estate technologist. He started his entrepreneurial journey in 2000 when he co-founded Combustion Hosting (acquired 2006). He followed it up with founding Ubertor Realtor Software which won the Most Innovative Web Service Award in 2009 from Inman News (acquired 2013). This company helped sell over 120,000 homes worth over $90 Billion.

In 2012, he headed to the Philippines with his co-founder Stephen Jagger and setup OutsourcingThingsDone.com to provide virtual assistants to real estate professionals. OutsourcingThingsDone.com grew to 150 employees. Here he discovered the lack of affordable and usable HR and payroll software for the Philippines. He addressed this by setting up a company called PayrollHero. Recently he launched Instant Messaging Real Estate Corp. to provide artificial intelligence services to the real estate industry and IMBYx to eradicate barriers to home ownership for everyone.

Michael serves on the board for the Douglas Park Community, and volunteers for Out In School. Michael has earned success in life and business and his personal mission is to help others share in the abundant opportunities around us.

Jeffrey Booth
Director

Jeffrey (Jeff) Booth is an entrepreneur, angel investor and technology leader, using the application of technology to bring big ideas into reality that positively impact people lives. Jeff co-founded BuildDirect.com and led the company through various iterations to over $120 million in revenue. Jeff saw the opportunity to transition that company from a unique e-commerce company to a platform company where we used first party data to create AI and Machine learning to build a more efficient networked supply chain for both buyers and sellers.

Jeff has been a Young Presidents’ Organization member since 2004, and an active mentor and advisor to numerous companies. Contributing time on the BC Tech Hypergrowth advisory board as well as being an G7 Fellow on the Creative Destruction Lab (CDL west). Jeff was named the BC TECH person of the year in 2015 and Goldman Sachs 100 most intriguing Entrepreneurs in 2016. Jeff also served on the Board of Coastal Contacts (a public company through their sale to Essilor for $435 million) and currently serves on the Boards of SPUD.ca, RTOWN, EZ-Robot and the Richmond Hospital Foundation as well as numerous advisory boards of start-ups.

Stephen Jagger
Co-Founder | Executive Director

Stephen Jagger is an entrepreneur, author and speaker. He started his entrepreneurial journey in 2000 when he and long time business partner Mike Stephenson setup Combustion Hosting (acquired ’06), followed by Ubertor Realtor Software (acquired ’13). In 2012 they headed to the Philippines and setup OutsourcingThingsDone.com to provide virtual assistants to real estate professionals.

OutsourcingThingsDone.com grew to 150 employees and discovered a need for HR and payroll software for the Philippines and they answered that call by setting up a company called PayrollHero, focused on time, attendance, scheduling, HR and payroll for the Philippines and Singapore. After living in Manila and Singapore for 4 years with his wife and children, Stephen returned back to Vancouver to launch Instant Messaging Real Estate Corp. to provide artificial intelligence services to the real estate industry and IMBY to eradicate barriers to home ownership for everyone.