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Blog Profile / GeekEstate blog

Filed Under:Business & Finance / Real Estate
Posts on Regator:1618
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Archived Since:January 30, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Bank of America…for Home Search?

I read that Re/Max partnered with Bank of America, and is now feeding their luxury listings to BofA. And I scratched my head. Why is Re/Max doing this? The real question, is who actually uses Bank of America’s Real Estate Center to search...Show More Summary

Managing Your Books has Never Been Easier!

I’m an independent broker in the very competitive Newport Beach, CA market.  As an independent broker and one man show, I wear a lot of hats: realtor, broker, SEO expert (I use this term very loosely), blogger, a transaction coordinator,...Show More Summary

The “Coming Soon” Brokerage/Franchise Network

While there has been no shortage of debate and discussion regarding Zillow’s new “coming soon” feature, there is one certainty: buyers want a way to find properties not yet on the market. Zillow is the largest real estate site in the United States, by a fairly large margin. Show More Summary

Meet the Real Estate Tech Entrepreneur: Matt Ehrlichman

In our latest real estate tech interview, I’m talking to Matt Ehrlichman, founder of Porch. Without further adieu, here’s a bit more from his own mouth… What do you do? My Name is Matt Ehrlichman and I am founder and CEO of Porch – the home improvement network. Show More Summary

When A Startup with $9M Takes Your Brand Name

You may know that I’ve been thinking about brand names a lot, due to the fact that my co-founder and I have been going through the branding exercise ourselves for the private hospitality exchange app we are building. The name we had decided on (after lots and lots of discussion and debate)? OpenDoor. Show More Summary

“Coming Soon” & a Sellers Best Interest

Direct from ( What does it mean to advertise a property as “coming soon”? The answer to that seemingly simple question varies among agents, brokers, MLSs, and state regulators nationwide. While the real estate industry...Show More Summary

A Lesson in (Lack of) Simplicity

Take a look at RealConnex. Matching Real Estate Professionals to the Right Capital, Opportunities, Services and Each Other. And the video… Frankly, I still don’t really know what exactly they do. Remember, simple is better. Boiling the...Show More Summary

The Next Major Consumer Win in Real Estate

You may remember, Zillow’s early positioning: Find the value of any home, without giving up your contact information (or some close iteration of that). Every home owner, buyer and seller wanted to know what houses are worth. But they most certainly were not willing to give up their contact details to a real estate agent to find out. Show More Summary

The Real Estate Experience

What frustrates me about this industry from time to time is that, when the discussion revolves around staging techniques, pleasing home inspectors, and other superficial gimmicks to try to sell listings, what’s being forgotten here is...Show More Summary

Realogy FWD Innovation Summit

Realogy is putting on their FWD Innovation Summit this week in New Jersey… Beamly Closing Time CO Everywhere Curb Call Deductr GoConnect HouseHappy Lasso KISI Matterport Remotely Retsly Slide Bureau Smartexpose Zumper Congrats to all the participants. Show More Summary

Top Tools and Techniques Real Estate Agents Use For Staying Organized

I’m a web developer, and until four months ago I knew exactly nothing about real estate technology. I was looking for a new project to work on, and met with a real estate broker who was pitching me on her idea for a checklist app — she felt like her agents needed something to help them keep track of all the things they have to do. Show More Summary

False Advertising, and Sunny Photos

Geek Estate got one visitor the other day from searching for the following term: how to make photos look sunny in photoshop You know what? Maybe you should just show a property in it’s real state? If it’s cloudy everyday, maybe you should show the user a photo with clouds. Show More Summary

Google’s Panda 4.0 Update

If you are running a real estate website (or frankly any type of website), you should be aware of Google’s Panda 4.0 update that occurred on May 20th, 2014. If you are unsure what this means for your website or you are still trying to piece together what Pandas and Google have in common, then you may want to continue reading. Show More Summary

Want to Differentiate in 2014?

Look no further… If you haven’t already, take a look here: The post Want to Differentiate in 2014? appeared first on GeekEstate Blog.

Coming Soon – Zillow Takes a Stab at Capitalizing on Pocket Listings

I think a massive home run opportunity, is to build a marketplace for pocket listings with a consumer base rather than just agents. Zillow is going after the pocket listings opportunity with “Coming Soon“… Smart. Very, very smart. The post Coming Soon – Zillow Takes a Stab at Capitalizing on Pocket Listings appeared first on GeekEstate Blog.

Fatdoor, Bringing Robots to a Neighborhood Near You

There are a ton of social networks focused on neighborhoods. Nextdoor (prior coverage) is likely the largest and most well known. Fatdoor is re-launching. With robots. Truthfully, this just makes me sigh. For those who want to connect with your neighbors with robots, you can sign up for the re-launch here. Show More Summary

Unbundling, the Way to Compete Against the Portals?

If you follow the tech industry, “unbundling” mobile has been a trend over the past 9 or 12 months. Facebook is doing it. Dropbox is doing it. Foursquare is doing it. Heck, even Google is doing it. I’ve talked to several entrepreneurs over the past couple years who want to compete against Zillow and Trulia and Show More Summary

5 Ultimate Real Estate Contact Management and Marketing Tips

In this blog post I’m going to outline five excellent real estate contact management and marketing tips that will help you build stronger relationships with your sphere, benefit from a consistent stream of referrals and repeat business, and become a more successful agent both short and long term. Show More Summary

Where the Hell is….

I just came across this video, Bounce. You should watch it. My bet is that you’ll get through the whole thing. It’s basically a soccer version of Where the Hell is Matt. Some of you may have seen several of the Where the Hell is Matt videos over the years. Show More Summary

Startup Lesson: Consistency in Messaging

I came across Hometaurus today, as a result of them following me on Twitter. Their twitter bio states “Becoming The Largest Social Real Estate Network in America. Created by Agents and Manage by Agents. Sell Your Home Listing To The World”. Show More Summary

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