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If you read this blog, you likely know I’ve been working on Horizon for the better part of a year. The starting point is Couchsurfing/AirBnB within your own trusted network; but the long term vision is trusted contacts by location. We may be crazy, but we believe Horizon is a product with potential to be on every single smartphone in the world. Show More Summary
Zillow is in negotiations with MRIS to establish a direct data feed of broker listings ahead of the looming cancellation of Zillow’s ListHub syndication contract. “It is the sole prerogative of the Listing Broker to decide where their inventory appears,” said Jon Coile, MRIS Chairman of the Board. Show More Summary
Elba’s dream was to own a home with a real floor and a front door so her children could sleep in safety and comfort. Thanks to the passion of Giveback Homes Members and our partnership with Habitat for Humanity, Nicaragua, that dream became a reality. Show More Summary
Here’s a rough prediction for what will take the place in the listing syndication arena after the “ListHub-Zillow divorce” (for more analysis on the deal, read Rob Hahn’s thoughts here and here): Zillow will continue to invest in their listing management and reporting dashboard. Show More Summary
In my recent post about Responsive Design, I received an interesting comment from one reader. He said that my point is misleading, has no technological merit, I have no idea what I am writing about, and I should delete my post. Despite this not so favorable response (LOL), I also had another comment, which gave me the idea for this post. Show More Summary
In my opinion, Responsive Design can be dangerous. I design based on what I feel the user wants to see, not based on making sure I can fit it on a smaller screen. Yes, my site works great on a smart phone, but I did not design it with a mobile first, Responsive Design mentality. Show More Summary
Some of you may have seen this NBPP (National Broker Public Portal) proposal: http://thedataadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/NBPP-Tech-Committee-Report-Saul-Klein.pdf A few thoughts: This just sounds like rebuilding Zillow, 10 years too late. Show More Summary
Just in time for the holiday season, Redfin completed a $70.9 million round. The post The Real Estate Tech Growth Continues. $70.9M for Redfin appeared first on GeekEstate Blog.
When I was thinking of what would be helpful to readers of geek estate I came across Sam’s article about ReelGeeks and I thought why not tell everyone my recent experience with Real Estate Webmasters (REW). I will preface this withShow More Summary
To build a real estate portal, the standard strategy is collect lots of listing data. Or you could try the “AVM abroad” strategy (Zillow for country X). I’ve written about data sources before (MLS listing data, public property data, and other free datasets). Show More Summary
I get a bunch of calls and emails every week asking for information about the RealGeeks website system we use. I’m happy to discuss it, but I figured if I just wrote a review of our experience, it might save me a little bit of time in the future. Show More Summary
We’ve had a lot of discussion in the GeekEstate community about Placester’s recent deal with NAR to provide IDX-fed websites to Realtors for $5/mo. I asked Seth Price, VP of Marketing at Placester, to answer a few of your questions.Show More Summary
I’m sure many of you read about the Hacker News for real estate idea. Duke Long has executed on it, for the commercial real estate (CRE) space. For those interested in the commercial side of the industry, take a look here: http://cre.buzz/ The post Hacker News for Commercial Real Estate appeared first on GeekEstate Blog.
There is a new iOS real estate app you’ll probably hear about soon. Houseline (iOS download) It’s Jon Washburn’s (one of ActiveRain co-founders) new startup. Take a look. And yes, I think this is a good idea as witnessed by this. The post Houseline…a new Swiping Entrant appeared first on GeekEstate Blog.
I saw a sponsored post on GeekWire today, titled America’s Best Communities. I clicked, since COMMUNITY is what I think about all day, everyday (building Horizon) — and community in a real estate context is something I have a fair amount...Show More Summary
There is a fast-growing demand for socially responsible products and services that offer some sort of “give” or way to help someone in need, and research shows consumers not only want them, but they are willing to seek them out and pay more for them. Show More Summary
Of all the challenges in emerging real estate markets, quality content may be the hardest. Without an MLS, brokers and agents have no protection on their listings, so they are hesitant to include specifics such as unit address in fear of their listings being stolen. Show More Summary
Via Seth Godin: One reason people who spend a lot of time thinking about and working on a problem or a craft seem to find breakthroughs more often than everyone else is that they’ve failed more often than everyone else. What problemShow More Summary
I’m not going to write an essay, but I wanted to briefly follow up to Joel’s post, and Matthew’s response about the future of IDX. From Matthew: Agents need to own their success online, not rent it. To do that, they’ll need mobile technology that’s widely available, affordable and easy to build. Show More Summary
Back in July Drew had the chance to meet with the folks behind a cause marketing concept in real estate called GiveBackHomes. I had the opportunity to speak with one their team members today, Caroline Pinal. She joins GEB as our newest contributor. Show More Summary