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Though I still have many friends who work at Zillow, I’m not (financially) biased when I say I’m still constantly impressed with Zillow’s marketing… I’m a fan. (I should note that I just watched it on Youtube and a Realtor.com paid ad came on immediately following… go figure) The post Credit Where It’s Due: Zillow’s Marketing appeared first on GeekEstate Blog.
We don’t spend a lot of money on real estate marketing, but Facebook is one place where we dabble in ads. For those of you in the Real Geeks platform or those considering it, they just released a new feature that really improves theShow More Summary
Props to Ari Summer for releasing an open source CLI (command line interface) for querying RETS servers and searching metadata. The gem is built on top of the rets gem, which handles the actual querying and parsing of the RETS server requests. Show More Summary
Congrats to Rick Ward for launching the redesigned 360Modern. Disclosure: I’ve previously done consulting work for 360Modern. The post Congrats on the Launch of the Newly Redesigned 360Modern appeared first on GeekEstate Blog.
I’ve alluded to the fact we’ve been working on and testing an Android version of Horizon. Today, I’m excited to be able to announce we’ve released a public Android beta on Product Hunt — with full support for posting and filtering to find sublets. Show More Summary
As both Drew and now Nathan have written, there is a lot of nascent interest in bots for real estate. Most technologists tend to focus on the consumer-facing use cases: helping buyers figure out which homes to look at, answering basic questions about listings, etc. Show More Summary
Speaking of architecture… Yes, it’s possible. Pretty cool, right? More reading here and here. The post MIT Media Lab CityHome appeared first on GeekEstate Blog.
Remax.com recently got a revamp… The site looks pretty good at first glance. There’s a clean home page, detailed information on the listing detail pages, and a way to look up home values (using Homes.com’s AVM is looks like). It’s all...Show More Summary
Bot, Why? Sherlock Holmes once said, “It is my business to know what other people don’t.” Real estate agents can certainly attest to this as they are inundated with requests from prospective home buyers and sellers for information. This...Show More Summary
I came across WikiHouse via reading through James Dearsley’s proptech review this weekend. Wikihouse is an open source building system which gives people the digital tools to create cheap homes. It’s clear there is a deep, deep social mission behind this Wikihouse. Show More Summary
PiLabs, an accelerator in London, recently announced it’s 3rd cohort of startups: Candarin Home: A platform for Chinese and other international students to find accommodation. Industry Hub: Enables developers to discover the professionals behind projects they admire and crease online notebooks. Show More Summary
Some of you may have heard the recent news Facebook launched a bot platform for messenger (see GeekWire post here). The developers/technologists reading should head over and learn more here: https://messengerplatform.fb.com/ What are...Show More Summary
I’m a fan of the new Cloud CMA logo, seen below: The post A New Cloud CMA Logo appeared first on GeekEstate Blog.
For your Friday viewing/listening pleasure, Seth Godin… The post Are You a Genius? appeared first on GeekEstate Blog.
I watched the following video on Realstir’s Angel List profile (a startup I’ve previously written about): After watching it, I don’t know what their focus is at all. What’s the one unique differentiator that is going to cause consumers to use Realstir instead of Zillow, Realtor.com, or Redfin? The post Trying to Deliver Everything… appeared first on GeekEstate Blog.
More startup news… congrats on those selected for REach’s 2016 class (press release): Flipt enables brokers and agents to win more listings by connecting with millions of home sellers at the earliest stages of their selling decision....Show More Summary
Anyone reading using the Local Market Explorer WordPress plugin that I blogged about several months ago? I’m looking for an example integration or two to highlight (and yes, that would mean you’d get a link or two from this blog). The post Looking for a Great Example Integration of Local Market Explorer appeared first on GeekEstate Blog.
A couple pieces of news related to real estate startups… Placester acquired Realsatisfied. The Placester move makes sense given they grew their reach by 150,000 agents in one day. The combined team is a more formidable foe to Zillow than they were as separate companies. Show More Summary
Given that Virgent is a technology-driven brokerage (and the fact that we’re all huge data nerds), it should be no surprise that we collect a lot of data about our transactions, on everything from basics about a listing to excruciating details on showing scheduling and offers. Show More Summary
There’s a recent article (& 300+ comments) in the Washington Post about commissions, the topic everyone always loves to debate. You may also find my analysis from 2014 interesting. Do you think anything has changed in terms of consumer...Show More Summary