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Archived Since:January 30, 2008

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Mobilegeddon. Are You Ready?

Those that read tech and marketing blogs may already know: Google is releasing a major update to their algorithms that will heavily favor sites that are optimized for mobile. Search Engine Land has some responses to FAQ’s. The algorithm...Show More Summary

An Alternative to BPP: A Fund for Consumer Startups

As you probably know by know, I question whether the National Broker Public Portal stands a chance to compete against the established portals (see articles here). I’ve yet to hear a good argument as to how it plans to become a top 3-5 portal — and it doesn’t seem like a good use of time and money if it doesn’t get there. Show More Summary

I Do. I Will.

From JLM in a comment on AVC: In life, it is not the “IQ” — it is the “I DO”, the “I WILL” which determines outcomes. When do you say those things? Are you saying them to the right things? The post I Do. I Will. appeared first on GeekEstate Blog.

Zillow Provides Public Records to MLS’

I just saw this press release, via Spencer on Twitter. Zillow Group to Give MLS Partners Free Public Record Data Bold move indeed. That’s a pretty big incentive to get MLS’ onboard, depending on what the data rights are that go along with using the data. Show More Summary

For Brokerage Profits, Syndication is an Inefficient Stepchild to IDX

We’re hearing more often that IDX and listing syndication are essentially the same (via Rob).  From a consumer advertising perspective, that argument may make sense.  From a broker-centric profit mindset, it’s far from the truth. Our company shares our listings with brokers via IDX and with portals via syndication. Show More Summary

Getting into Travel Industry is Still Absurd – and You Should Still Do It

I got a question from a developer friend of mine this weekend, wondering whether Horizon had an API. I asked him why, and he responded with: Have a guy pinging me about helping him design/position a real estate mls + back office for [country X]. Show More Summary

An Apple Watch Real Estate App Idea

  As you probably know, the first apps are already built for the Apple Watch, with countless more in development as I write these words. Here’s a real estate app idea… No, it’s not consumer facing. I will wager a guess that one of the first widely adopted apps in the real estate industry with be a simple lead router. Show More Summary

Why was there no vote about giving our listings to Zillow?

My local Board of Realtors is now sending all listings directly to Zillow, and neither the Board members, nor the Directors, voted on it. If your Board voted or took a poll on the syndication issue, please let us know in the comments. Show More Summary

Interested in Sponsoring Geek Estate?

If you’re interesting in sponsorship opportunities with Geek Estate, shoot me an email (drew @ Discounted rates available if you commit to 2-3 months. The post Interested in Sponsoring Geek Estate? appeared first on GeekEstate Blog.

The Lingering Incubator/Accelerator Conundrum

Real estate is one of the largest consumer tech verticals there is — yet is lacking a major incubator/accelerator for seed stage startups. Joel wrote about this in 2011, as did I (since 2011, I’ve gone through Start-Up Chile so I’m slightly more knowledgeable on the topic of incubators than I was 3 years ago). Show More Summary

Startups: Apply to Realogy FWD

Realogy’s innovation summit, FWD, is coming up again. The application deadline is May 1. Startups: Apply now. The post Startups: Apply to Realogy FWD appeared first on GeekEstate Blog.

Collaborative Recruiting: LinkedIn + Salesforce + Your Team

Imagine if there was some way to know which external agents your executives, managers, admin and agents actually know well? Who does your team interact regularly with? How recently have they last interacted? I will wager a guess that...Show More Summary

A Tale of Two Americas. And the Mini-Mart Where they Collided.

I wrote about empathy last night. Unrelated to that occurrence, but related to the topic, I watched a TED talk today that everyone should watch — Anand Giridharadas: A tale of two Americas. And the mini-mart where they collided: [via TED] The post A Tale of Two Americas. And the Mini-Mart Where they Collided. appeared first on GeekEstate Blog.

Looking to the Future, and Not the Past

Some of you may know that the Broker Public Portal recently hit its initial funding milestone. I just looked at the website again. The most prominent message on the page… NATIONAL MLS CONSUMER FACING WEBSITE I still don’t get the investment strategy. Show More Summary

Revive a Neighborhood: With Imagination, Beauty and Art

I just watched a TED talk with Theaster Gates about reviving neglected neighborhoods through art. It’s worth watching: I wrote about the concept of a startup house this weekend. The motivator for building either an art hub or a startup house is the exact same: building local community. Show More Summary

The Real Estate Angle to a Start-Up House

Certainly there is no shortage of money in the technology sector, and that’s growing rather than shrinking. Real estate agents and brokers want to reach relocation clients moving to town for those extremely high-paying jobs. I wrote about being the “start-up agent” in 2013. Show More Summary

Home’s Best Friend

From Coldwell Banker: Well done. The post Home’s Best Friend appeared first on GeekEstate Blog.

From Stadiums and Casinos to a House

[Editor’s Note: HomeZada is sponsoring Geek Estate this month, and this is a sponsored post.] The story behind how a tech company gets its start often intrigues people. The three founders at HomeZada are passionate and driven second time entrepreneurs and believe that many good ideas come from personal experience. Show More Summary

Kipo: A Landing Page Done Right. Now: Asking for Your Help with Ours.

I often hear from readers that they love the geeky startup stuff (like this) I write from my own experience with Oh Hey World / Horizon. So here’s another one of those. I came across Kipo tonight via a posting inside a Facebook group I belong to. Show More Summary

Fridge Magnets for Life’s Biggest Asset

[Editor’s Note: HomeZada is sponsoring Geek Estate this month, and this is a sponsored post.] Realtors often times state the importance of their role in helping consumers with their single largest financial transaction, the buying or selling of a home. Show More Summary

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