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Archived Since:January 30, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Riley’s Pitch at FWD

Daniel Ahmadizadeh from Riley at Realogy’s FWD summit… The post Riley’s Pitch at FWD appeared first on GeekEstate Blog.

Spencer’s New Podcast, Office Hours

Spencer always finds a way to keep ahead of the pack when it comes to thought leadership, so it’s no real surprise he launched a new podcast called office hours. Introducing “Office Hours,” a podcast on leadership hosted by our CEO @SpencerRascoff. Show More Summary

Sources for Local Neighborhood Data

A big part of a real estate professionals job is knowing your local area better than anyone else. Whether looking for blogging inspiration, researching a specific topic for a blog, or seeking answers for clients moving to the area —Show More Summary

Tour of Tacoma

More agents/brokers/teams should be creating videos like this… Well done, Anne and Marguerite. [via Greg Fischer] The post Tour of Tacoma appeared first on GeekEstate Blog.

Reminiscing about the Carnival of Real Estate

I was just editing my bio randomly, and one thing mentioned there is the Carnival of Real Estate (I left it in). The following images may bring flashbacks to some of you… and and Originally launched summer of 2006 (see here by the one and only DavidG), it had a good run highlighting the best of the weekly for several years. Show More Summary

Houses + SnapChat = Snaphouse

It seems Zillow’s commitment to Snapchat as a marketing platform is real… The post Houses + SnapChat = Snaphouse appeared first on GeekEstate Blog.

Top Real Estate Tech Startup Cities

After reading Fred Wilson’s post about 2nd and 3rd tier cities, and then Seattle, I thought I’d list the top real estate startup cities (in a very unscientific way): Seattle: Zillow, Estately, Market Leader, HouseValues, Redfin, ActiveRain. Show More Summary

Mapping Your Cities’ Neighborhoods

I came across via a retweet of this tweet from Gahlord. Having spent a fair amount of time thinking about neighborhoods while working at Zillow (see here, here, and here), this is an interesting approach. ForShow More Summary

A Riff on “The Real Estate Moment”

I read Brian’s “The Real Estate Moment” blog post this morning… Pepsi created meaning around sugar water. Imagine what we could do with Homeownership. What cultural moment could a real estate brand seize upon to create a new connection...Show More Summary

Marketing Your City/Neighborhood (aka Area of Expertise), and More on Local Experts

The other day I saw a Century 21 commercial on television. It was one of the “Smarter. Bolder. Faster.” iterations, though I can’t remember specifically which one (shows how memorable it was, right?). That got me thinking… What does “Smarter. Show More Summary

World Housing, and a Podcast with Graham Brewster

Did you know more than a billion people in the world live in slums like this… I don’t know about you, but I believe that’s a problem worth addressing. Along with Giveback Homes and New Story, there’s another organization focused on the intersection of housing and social good. Show More Summary

Interview with New Story Co-Founder Alexandria Lafci on the Social Entrepreneur Podcast

I’ve written about New Story before, and had the chance to meet Alexandria and Brett in New York in January. Alexandria was recently interviewed on the Social Entrepreneur podcast (which I’ve been listening to religiously since I was on it). Show More Summary

The Invention of Online Real Estate and How it Changed the Industry…

…is an article that’ll be written by someone (Brad Inman?) in 10 years. Based on what Dennis Schaal at Skift just did to detail the history of online travel & the impacts on the broader industry for the travel industry, the bar is high. Show More Summary

Know Someone Who Needs a Roommate, or Seeking to Sublet their Place for the Summer?

I mentioned in March Horizon now supports sublet opportunities. This morning, we shipped an incredibly important update to Horizon’s iOS — the ability to actually find those sublets. You can now sort your city results by accommodation type (which includes a sublet filter). Show More Summary

Seattle…Come On. Giveback with Giveback Homes.

There are only 4 real estate professionals who are members of Giveback Homes in Seattle. What’s up with that? For such a socially conscious city home to organizations such as Gates Foundation, Global Partnerships, and Fred Hutch — I’m disappointed. Show More Summary – Rent, sell or share anything – without middlemen

Something to think on this Tuesday morning… Is there a residential real estate sales angle to this technology? The post – Rent, sell or share anything – without middlemen appeared first on GeekEstate Blog.

Disruption ? Strategy

The real estate industry sees its fair share of startups looking to “disrupt” the real estate industry. That sounds great, but it’s not a strategy. Here’s a good read on the subject. The post Disruption ? Strategy appeared first on GeekEstate Blog.

How Realtors Can Improve Their Search Engine Rankings

Real estate is changing in many ways and the manner in which potential homebuyers and sellers are researching and addressing their real estate needs is being shaped by the web. Real estate agents need to be ever aware of these trends and how to setup their organizations best to succeed. Show More Summary

Agent Search & (Lack of?) Consumer Adoption

I touched on agent search last week, but wanted to write a short follow up post digging into the topic further. Zillow has an agent search (Trulia, too), as does Homethinking is still around, as is AgentHarvest. Another is Agent Findr. Show More Summary

Real Estate Tech Interview with Max Nussenbaum from Castle

In our latest real estate tech interview, I’m talking to Max Nussenbaum from Castle, a flat-fee property management startup out of Detroit. What do you do? Castle manages rental property for landlords using automation and on-demand labor,...Show More Summary

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