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MRIS Teams With Federal Title On Closing Apps

Mid-Atlantic Multiple Listing Service (MRIS), and Federal Title & Escrow Co. have launched MRIS Close It!, a desktop and mobile app that provides quick and concise closing cost estimates.“MRIS Close It! accurately...Show More Summary

Tinder for … Agents?

There is a Tinder for virtually every industry. Including real estate. What about a Tinder for Real Estate Agents? This would be a drop dead simple app to design and build, as it would need only about 5 total screens. What would theShow More Summary

BoomTown Takes on $20.1M in Funding

Congrats to the BoomTown! team for closing their new round of capital. $20.1 million is a heck of a big infusion of capital. I would guess the success of Zillow and Trulia in the public markets was part of the bigger story & vision to investors. Show More Summary

ListHub & Point2 Combine Forces

ListHub and Point2 have long been the major listing syndicators of the real estate industry. They represent a substantial chunk of properties on Zillow and Trulia (soon to be one in the same). They were our largest feed providers when I left Zillow in 2010, and I would wager a bet they are still the largest feeds. Show More Summary

New, Inexpensive Video Opportunities Explode For Small Businesses (Including Hyperlapse)

If you haven’t tried out Instagram’s new Hyperlapse app (and your Facebook feed isn’t already full of your friends’ time lapse videos), stop reading this article, get the app, and try it out right now. My first reaction to this app was...Show More Summary

Can Social Media Replace Business Cards?

No matter what your business or industry, the value of the internet and social media cannot be denied. It’s allowing us to stay more connected than ever; but are social media channels set to replace the classic paper business card? All...Show More Summary

Real Estate Automated Valuation Model (AVM) Websites

Someone landed on Geek Estate the other day, with the following search query: the truth about real estate automated valuation websites I’m not sure exactly what they are looking for, but they should know AVM’s (automated valuation model) have been around for years & used heavily in the lending, insurance, and investment industries. Show More Summary

Will Google Rank Realtors Using the .REALTOR domain?

You might recall NAR’s failed AgentMatch program, where they were going to match consumers with Realtors. It was probably the most hated thing NAR came out with in many years, so it was good they killed it off fast. I see the potential for the.REALTOR domain name free profile website to have some of the same issues as AgentMatch. Show More Summary

Trusted Real Estate Referrals by Location

Referrals are pretty much the best lead you can get, since someone is introducing you to a potential client with their stamp of approval/trust. Whether or not you make money from referrals (I know some refuse to monetize that process),...Show More Summary

Meet the Real Estate Tech Entrepreneur: Imraan Ali

In our latest real estate tech interview, I’m talking to Imraan Ali, co-founder of NuOffer. Without further adieu, here’s a bit more from his own mouth… What do you do? I’ve been a practicing Realtor in Los Angeles for 10 years and am a co-founder and the CEO of NuOffer: a mobile offer writing application. Show More Summary

Meet the Real Estate Tech Entrepreneur: Michael Wurzer

In our latest real estate tech interview, I’m talking to Michael Wurzer, President of FBS. Without further adieu, here’s a bit more from his own mouth… What do you do? I’m President and CEO of FBS, which creates the Flexmls line of real estate software. Show More Summary

Redfin + Matterport. 3D is Here.

Apparently Redfin folks agree with me; Matterport is the real deal. They just released their 3D tours today… Which major brokerage is next in line? The post Redfin + Matterport. 3D is Here. appeared first on GeekEstate Blog.


Everdwell launched, and got featured on TechCrunch. A few thoughts: 1. The problem isn’t that amazing tools don’t exist. The problem is most agents and brokers aren’t willing to spend what it costs for a great product. The high end of...Show More Summary

Price Per Square Foot in Real Estate: When Data Makes Us Less Informed

As professionals, we’re often as fascinated by real estate statistics as consumers are. Price per square foot is one of the metrics that is frequently quoted in attempting to value homes for sale, and it has become a ubiquitous stat on real estate websites. Show More Summary

Hacker News…for Real Estate?

One of the guest contributors or I write about some of the topics and news specific to real estate industry. For those topics, of course you can discuss them in the comments. But we don’t write about everything, and we never will. That...Show More Summary

Are You a Leader? Are You Being Fierce?

Excellent 18 minute video of a talk on leadership by Jerry Colonna… A bit more in writing is available here. [via AVC] The post Are You a Leader? Are You Being Fierce? appeared first on GeekEstate Blog.

What Will Your Verse Be?

Worth watching… Regardless of whether you contribute anything at all, life’s poetry continues to get written every single minute of every single day. What will your verse be? Does it matter? Why? PS: This is a great example of marketing by Apple. Again. The post What Will Your Verse Be? appeared first on GeekEstate Blog.

What’s the Dream?

Every business has a dream; a vision for what the future holds. Those that don’t, likely aren’t accomplishing much. Ours at Horizon? Want to Know? What’s your dream? The post What’s the Dream? appeared first on GeekEstate Blog.

Are you Sharing “YOU”?

This movie clip from Good Will Hunting (one of my all time favorites)… Reminds me of this post I wrote a couple years ago. Writing is the same way as real life. Too many people just regurgitate crap already on hundreds/thousands of websites. Show More Summary

GoRealty’s Offices

Wow… Props to Go Realty. The post GoRealty’s Offices appeared first on GeekEstate Blog.

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