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Archived Since:January 30, 2008

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Reali, Yet Another Taking Aim at Commissions

Reali, which raised 2 million in 2016, is another startup taking center aim at commissions (that topic no one likes to talk about). Sellers, pay a low total commission and get more out of your investment when listing with Reali. Experience selling with Reali. Show More Summary

The Power of Distribution in 2017

Early in my startup career (when I was first building Oh Hey World), I severely underestimated the power of distribution. In today’s landscape, the behemoths’ (Zillow, Facebook, AirBnB, Uber, etc) have a massive — and I mean massive — advantage when it comes to eyes on brand. Show More Summary

May Sponsor Showcase, Round 1

Thank you to our May sponsors… Remzy connects brokers and agents with off market homeowners. It’s time agents addressed the inventory supply problem and created a reliable and credible way to reach out to an off market homeowners. Remzy sends your offer or inquiry via FedEx and provides online and offline ways for the homeowner to contact you. Show More Summary

Meet the RE Tech Entrepreneur: Gary Beasley from Roofstock

In our latest real estate tech entrepreneur interview, we’re speaking with Gary Beasley from Roofstock. Gary has experience few in the industry can compete with, going back to 2001 with Zip Realty. I had the chance to hop on the phone with him a couple weeks ago, and speak about their business and product. Show More Summary

Echo Goes Visual

I received an email from Amazon yesterday… In order for the Alexa to deliver an amazing experience for many scenarios — certainly a real estate one — it needs a connected screen. Echo Show is that screen. The $229 price is a bit steep, but I’m sure that will come down a bit over time. Show More Summary

Elon Musk’s Ted Interview

It’s been awhile since I’ve mentioned Elon Musk. It’s no secret he thinks on a grander scale than just about everyone. There’s a recently released Ted interview with Elon worth watching: Happy thinking… The post Elon Musk’s Ted Interview appeared first on GeekEstate Blog.

The Fog is Very Real

Founders, entrepreneurs — as well as agents/brokers — should all read Fred Wilson’s post about seeing through the fog. The fog is a big part of the obsession with shiny objects (there’s more than enough of them in this industry). IfShow More Summary

Meet the RE Tech Entrepreneur: Tyler Gordon from Agent Inbox

In our latest real estate tech entrepreneur interview, we’re speaking with Tyler Gordon from Agent Inbox. I met Tyler at Inman in New York and had a chance to talk through his product/business — I’m bullish on the prospect of a communication platform for agents (and related service providers such as stagers, loan officers, etc). Show More Summary

Luxury Listing Video Examples

Following the conversation about listing videos a few days ago, thought I’d put together a few other examples… 1000 Flamingo Road, Laguna Beach: Laguna Beach: Point Place, Laguna Beach: Silicon Valley Estate, Los Altos Hills: (I couldn’t...Show More Summary

Meet the RE Tech Entrepreneur: Adam Doron from Unpakt

In our latest real estate tech entrepreneur interview, we’re speaking with Adam Doron from Unpakt. Without further ado… What do you do? Serving as the CEO of Unpakt, my job is to keep our company MOVING forward. What problem does your...Show More Summary

Approaches to Narrowing Search Results

I wrote an article recently about helping buyers find the perfect home more efficiently. Though I still don’t think finding “the absolute perfect home” is something buyers are clamoring for in an online search experience, I do believe...Show More Summary

An Example of a Template Used for a Semi-Custom Agent Website

I recently helped put together a new website for Heidi Ward, seen at, using a paid WordPress theme. We used the Qvrenti theme on ThemeForest ($59). It’s a single landing page meant to demonstrate Heidi’s experience. Show More Summary

Examples of Listing Videos you Believe to be Well Done?

Here’s a slideshow video of a cool house I came across today: It’s a cool house (which is on 360modern), but lacking a bit on the execution side. My question for you, is do you have examples of listing videos (both full video or images stitched together) you think are incredibly well done? I’m looking for inspiration. Show More Summary

A Few Thoughts on

As a skeptic that millennials need another portal, I said I’d withhold judgement until I saw the product. Yesterday, I had a few minutes to take a look at the new It seems the main differentiator is searching by cost....Show More Summary

Local Expertise, Trulia and Neighborhood Reviews

In 2015, I asked the following question: How long until one of the big multi-billion dollar companies — Zillow or –takes a stab at the local expert opportunity (in real estate)? Perhaps we have our answer. I recently...Show More Summary

PlanOmatic + Giveback Homes

Giveback Homes has been busy. Following their recent “Key for Key” partnership, their latest partnership is with PlanOmatic. What does the partnership entail? PlanOmatic will capture the work of Giveback Homes and member agents on build...Show More Summary

Meet the RE Tech Entrepreneur: Renwick Congdon from Imprev

In our latest real estate tech entrepreneur interview, we’re speaking with Renwick Congdon from Imprev. I’ve known Renwick for what seems like ages, though given we are both Seattle-based and work in real estate technology, it surprising took us awhile to finally meet / connect for lunch on the Eastside a few years ago. Show More Summary

Finding Clients the Perfect Home, Efficiently

There’s a lot of “crap” to wade through when searching for a home. Over the years, I’ve had many many conversations with folks in the industry (both brokerages & vendors) working on approaches to more efficiently find buyers the perfect home online. Show More Summary

What Does Your City Whisper to You?

Given my own travels and having friends all over the world — I think about “cities” often. When I hear the name of a specific city, I generally think about my experiences while visiting or, if I’ve never been there, people I know who live there (or have told me about their prior visits). Show More Summary

What if IDX Becomes Irrelevant?

Buyers want to know: What’s for sale? What’s the house worth? How’s the market? IDX has been the central focus of an agent/broker online marketing strategy for a long, long time. It answers the “whats for sale?” question every buyer wants to know. Show More Summary

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