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Filed Under:Business & Finance / Real Estate
Posts on Regator:1774
Posts / Week:3.4
Archived Since:January 30, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Module – Flexible, Expandable & Affordable Homes, and a Job Opening

One of the companies I came across at the New York Real Estate Tech Meetup last week is Module. They deliver housing that grows with you, as you need it. The trend toward flexible, affordable housing is very real, and I see a huge opportunity in front of Module. Show More Summary

October Sponsor Showcase, Round 2

Thank you to our October sponsors… Zavvie is a hyperlocal marketing platform – the place where savvy, trusted local real estate agents go to become the neighborhood go-to resource. zavvie delivers a complete social media and hyperlocal...Show More Summary

Email Updates Moved to MailChimp — For Good This Time

We’re trying the switch from Feedburner to Mailchimp again for email updates (see our 2016 try). If you’d like to subscribe / unsubscribe — or change from daily to weekly updates — you may use the following link: http://geekestateblog.us4.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=574cb0e876d9ad5ad9a640c5d&id=c36ebe5ab4...Show More Summary

Meet the RE Tech Founder: James Call from RealtyCandy

In our latest real estate tech entrepreneur interview, we’re speaking with James Call, the founder of RealtyCandy. Without further ado… What do you do? RealtyCandy develops plugins, and web-based software that allows users of IDX Broker to get more out of their IDX and their WordPress sites, and nurture their real estate leads to becoming clients. Show More Summary

AirBnB Continues to Slowly Enter “Real Estate”

A few piece of news to note on the AirBnB front… Partnered on an apartment complex optimized for home sharing. This gets them one step closer to being a major player in rentals, a trend I’ve written about a couple times. Via FastCompany. Show More Summary

Meet the RE Tech Founder: Joe Edgar from TenantCloud

In our latest real estate tech entrepreneur interview, we’re speaking with Joe Edgar, the co-founder of TenantCloud. Without further ado… What do you do? TenantCloud is a free solution for everyday landlord to make more money from their rental investment. Show More Summary

Winners from mipim Proptech Summit & Global PropTech Awards Awards

The winners are in…. The three startups from the mipim proptech startup competition today to advance to the final pitch round are: PlanRadar RealAtom Acasa The winners of the Global PropTech Awards are… Top Founder Award Ragnar Lifthrasir,...Show More Summary

Meet the RE Tech Founder: Yifan Zhang from Loftium

In our latest real estate tech entrepreneur interview, we’re speaking with Yifan Zhang, the co-founder and CEO of Loftium. I met her at the Future of Home Buying panel during Seattle Startup Week event last week. Loftium is a company...Show More Summary

NYC Real Estate Tech Startups Meetup Tomorrow Night

As part of the New York Tech Week’s activities this week, there’s a gathering tomorrow organized by the NYC Real Estate Tech Startups meetup group. The logistics: What: Fall 2017 Meetup: NYC RE Tech Week Edition When: Tuesday, October...Show More Summary

Finalists for 2017 Global PropTech Awards

The finalists were announced…congrats to all those that made the list. Top Founder Award Ragnar Lifthrasir, velox.RE Mike Sroka, Dealpath Andrew Flachner, RealScout Ryan Williams, Cadre Francesca Loftus, hOM Top Technology Award Bowery...Show More Summary

FlyHomes Brings in $4 Million

Congrats to the team at FlyHomes for closing $4 million in funding. From GeekWire, the round was… led by e-commerce pioneer Mark Vadon, with participation from Pritzker Group Venture Capital and Avant CEO Al Goldstein. Vadon, who previously co-founded Zulily and Blue Nile, will join the FlyHomes board as part of the investment. Show More Summary

October Sponsor Showcase, Round 1

Thank you to our October sponsors… Zavvie is a hyperlocal marketing platform – the place where savvy, trusted local real estate agents go to become the neighborhood go-to resource. zavvie delivers a complete social media and hyperlocal...Show More Summary

Echo Plus’ Impact on the Smart Home

I think the new Echo Plus is a game changer for the Smart Home (a topic I’ve been writing about). I don’t have any “connected devices” in my home, so it’s hard for me to comment on how easy setup is. That said, in theory, Echo Plus will automatically recognize and setup all your devices. Show More Summary

Meet the RE Tech Entrepreneur: Jed Carlson from Adwerx

In our latest real estate tech entrepreneur interview, we’re speaking with Jed Carlson, the CEO of Adwerx. Without further ado… What do you do? I’m the CEO of Adwerx. We make it brilliantly simple for small businesses like real estate...Show More Summary

Open to New Career Opportunities

I figured I should make it public I’m seeking a full time opportunity. Those of you who I’ve seen in person or spoken on the phone with recently likely already know — after 7 years of consulting and bootstrapping two products (both Horizon and Oh...Show More Summary

Saying FSBOs sell for less is misleading.

I read an article referencing a study on how For Sale by Owner (FSBO) sell for less. In my opinion, this is misleading because they are only looking at FSBOs that did NOT sell through the MLS. These days, most successful FSBO listings are on the MLS. Show More Summary

The power of ‘we’ and how technology connects us for good

A little bit of Sunday inspiration to do more good in the world… watch this TEDx talk by Jessica Hansen from Kiva. PS: Jessica also spoke at Inman. The post The power of ‘we’ and how technology connects us for good appeared first on GeekEstate Blog.

The Smart Home & Amazon Alexa (and Echo)

When talking about Amazon and their strengths and weaknesses for coming out on top for the looming (massive) smart home opportunity — you have to include both Echo (hardware) and Alexa (software) in the equation. While they are intertwined now, that’s not going to remain the case. Show More Summary

MIPIM Announces Finalists for Startup Competition

The finalists have been announced for the MIPIM PropTech Summit… Acasa (UK), an app that allows users to manage all their household bills. BrickVest (UK), a global financial marketplace that allows investors at all levels to invest in institutional-quality real estate globally. Show More Summary

Make IDX Great Again: Redfin, SEO, and the Broker/Portal Battlefield

There’s a proposal for NAR to change IDX policy to include a link back to a listing brokerage’s website within every IDX listing display. This has been suggested and supported by Redfin’s Glenn Kelman and WAV Group’s Victor Lund. References:...Show More Summary

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