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In general, I’m a huge advocate for the sharing economy (prior post is located here). I use AirBnB when I travel. I use Lyft when I need a ride. I would love nothing more than to use a sharing economy brokerage (& agent) whenever I choose to buy a house (note: likely not soon). Show More Summary
A few of you may know that I’m currently redeveloping our Atlanta real estate website, IntownElite.com, to give it a design refresh. Though I considered outsourcing our website to an all-in-one design / hosting / idx service provider, in the end I decided I was too much of a WordPress addict (read: control freak) to give up that flexibility. Show More Summary
Brad Feld bought a “startup” house in Kansas City in February, located in Kansas City Startup Village. The team at HandPrint is living in the house. Where should Brad buy his next “startup” house? Maybe you are the startup real estate agent in that city? The post Is There a Cool Startup Community Where You Live? appeared first on GeekEstate Blog.
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Want a great example of a video highlighting a neighborhood? Well done, Phipps Realty. The post Highlighting a Neighborhood with Video appeared first on GeekEstate Blog.
You come up with the greatest idea on the planet for a mobile app. It’s an amazing value add for your existing clients. Or maybe it will help you reach a whole new group of potential clients. You decide to build it. But you don’t spend what it costs to make it great. Show More Summary
It’s been a few weeks since I presented Curb Call, on stage at the Realogy / Retsly hackathon, the day before the NAR Expo in San Francisco. For those unfamiliar with it, it’s most easily described as ”Uber for real estate”, where home buyers in the field can call for agents to initiate showings, as soon as possible. Show More Summary
There’s one key component of real estate CRMs that’s often neglected – reports. The reporting functionality in a CRM is instrumental to better understanding your business and improving in the appropriate areas. It’s one way to become a better REALTOR® and exponentially grow your business and income, year after year. Show More Summary
There are a lot of big ideas out there in the real estate industry, some of which are likely to slowly iterate from ideas into reality. There are even real day to day pain points still unsolved. AgentMatch is the current rage. Literally, rage. Show More Summary
I’ve been trying to showcase more agents and brokerages that “get it”. To me, part of “getting it” means understanding business is about more than just the bottom line. It’s about giving back to your community. Here are two brokerages...Show More Summary
I just bought the book Dave Crumby and Lani Rosales recently released — Real: A Path to Passion, Purpose and Profits in Real Estate (Kindle version) (affiliate links). I will report back with more once I’ve read it. The post Real: A Path to Passion, Purpose and Profits in Real Estate appeared first on GeekEstate Blog.
GitHub is a place where hardcore geeks socialize, and non geeks never ever venture. What is it, exactly? From Crunchbase: GitHub is a social network for programmers. Git is a distributed software management program created by Linus Torvalds, originally for the Linux Kernel Development. Show More Summary
Sponsored Post Reminder: During the next 30 days, we are running a REW-Geek Estate challenge here to give away 15 of their $7,500 REW fully loaded premium sites (meaning waive all normal setup fees & pay nothing for the first 30 days), risk free (meaning you can cancel anytime after 30 days). Show More Summary
In our latest real estate tech interview, I’m talking to Todd Miller, the co-founder of Homing In. (I believe) they were the first app in the “Uber for Real Estate” category, though I didn’t know it existed until Todd commented on the Curb Call post a few days ago. Show More Summary
Greg’s blown the lid on the Realty Alliance plan — Broker Strangelove: The scoop on the Realty Alliance’s (crazy) plan to rock the real estate industry (Inman’s follow up). Crazy? Or could the strategy work? The post The Realty Alliance Plan appeared first on GeekEstate Blog.
Picking a niche is important. We’ve talked about it here. Another niche you could focus on? Being the startup agent. What go me thinking on this? Aside from being a geek working on a startup myself, there was an article in PandoDaily on Saturday talking about a Venture Capitalist who wants startups to move to Bend. Show More Summary
Realogy and Trulia getting married? Redfin raised $50 million (Glenn wrote about it here) “Pocket listings” is causing a stir …and, WOW, apparently Greg Robertson will finally shed light on the Realty Alliance issue come Monday. In other, non-real estate news, Snapchat turned down $3 billion. Show More Summary
Have you ever experienced a real estate vendor who has either made it extremely difficult or impossible to cancel their service? Or have you had a product that you canceled continue to bill you for services? Agents sign up for a new product or trial, and then get caught in cancellation hell. Show More Summary
Keller Williams continues the technology announcements…partnering with Google to move 93,000 agents to Google’s Cloud. The biggest real estate deployment Google has ever done. Are any other franchises keeping pace on the technology side? The post KW + Google appeared first on GeekEstate Blog.
HomeLight (discussed previously here) has some competition in Realtor.com’s new Agent Match. Their value proposition to sellers? Sell Your Home. Compare and connect with the best performing agents in your neighborhood. Northern Colorado (Boulder) and Las Vegas Valley are the two test markets for the service. Show More Summary