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Archived Since:January 30, 2008

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Naked Apartments Acquired by Zillow

I just saw the news that Zillow Group acquired Naked Apartments for $13 million in cash. Zillow is definitely investing heavily in rentals. Current renters are tomorrow’s buyers, and they obviously realize it’s cheaper to acquire that...Show More Summary

MetaProp NYC Demo Day in NYC

I had the pleasure of attending the MetaProp NYC demo day last week on my trip to New York City. My take-aways from the event were several fold: The community MetaProp has built in one year is impressive. I’d say they got 100 people there at 9 am on a Tuesday. Show More Summary

A Few Thoughts after at Week in NYC At Inman Connect

Last week was spent at Inman Connect in NYC. The primary reason for the trip was meeting with potential partners for the recently redesigned The other part of my time there was spent helping my dear friends at Giveback Homes with their Startup Alley booth. Show More Summary

Parse Shuts Down – Alternatives?

Parse is a “backend as a service”, supported by Facebook. We actually had been talking about switching the server side of Horizon to Parse off and on for the past year. It does geo fairly well out of the box (which is one of the areas we need to improve). Show More Summary

CurbCall Acquired

Some of you may have seen the news that CurbCall got acquired last week. CurbCall launched a couple years ago as the “Uber for real estate“. When Seth told me he had found someone to acquire the company, my first question was of course “who?“. Show More Summary

GiveBack Homes at Inman Connect

It’s no secret I’m a fan of Giveback Homes, as I’ve written about their organization numerous times. One of their co-founders, Caroline Pinal, will be speaking on stage on Thursday at Inman Connect, so don’t miss it if you’re attending the conference. Show More Summary

Do REALTORS think it’s OK to spam now?

Facebook has recently become replete with countless real estate groups of every stripe. There are tech support groups, online marketing groups, direct mail groups, WordPress groups, video groups and so on, all focusing on the real estate realm. Show More Summary

A Short Update on the Looming History of the Home Opportunity

I saw the news today that Onboard Informatics has announced their intent to acquire AddressReport (press release here). That means there is now one less player in the consumer market going after the long term History of the Home / Farfax for Homes opportunity. Show More Summary

Video for Founders: Mark Suster and Dana Settle

Founders reading this blog should watch the following video on Inc with Mark Suster and Dana Settle (both of whom are VCs): [via Josh Maher] The post Video for Founders: Mark Suster and Dana Settle appeared first on GeekEstate Blog.

The Solved Problems Of Real Estate Tech

For obvious reasons, this blog tends to focus a lot on the opportunities in real estate technology. This is great food for thought for all the entrepreneurs out there, but I think it’s equally as important to consider the solved problems in real estate. Show More Summary

Realstir, AirBnB, Zillow…and A Few Thoughts

I came across Realstir recently, and their “Try Before You Buy” concept/trademark. A blend of Zillow & AirBnB essentially. Thought I’d share a few thoughts… AirBnB and partnered in a very similar fashion in June of last year (see here). Show More Summary

In New York City January 26-29

New York City has long been one of my favorite spots to spend time. I’m taking a redeye from Seattle to JFK January 25th, arriving at 6 am Tuesday morning. I’m in town until early afternoon on Friday. If you want to want some free advice (see here), and you’ll be in town for Inman Connect (or live in NYC), would highly prefer to speak in person. Show More Summary

Asking + Giving to Start 2016

My Asks to start 2016 Download the Horizon iOS app, or login to the web version if you don’t have an iPad/iPhone/iPodTouch. Note we just recently added the ability to post sublet opportunities in the web version (adding to iOS in our next update). Show More Summary

Xome’s Brand Problems

Greg wrote about whether Xome is going to rebrand the other day. I saw a television commercial last week during the Seahawks game advertising Xome as the official real estate app of the Seattle Seahawks. I went to their website, and see the primary value proposition as: Everything you need to buy and sell a home – under one roof. Show More Summary

Is WordPress Power/Penetration in the Real Estate Industry Dwindling?

As you’ve probably noticed, I’ve been thinking about WordPress a bit recently, having spent time re-launching Local Market Explorer and looking into agent review plugins. I can’t help but notice the fact that the largest real estate technology player, Zillow, doesn’t seem to be aggressively pursuing WordPress development as a distribution strategy. Show More Summary

Want to Put Agent Reviews Directly on your WordPress Website?

The other day, we got a referral from Google for the search term: real estate ‘agent review’ plugin widget for websites Clearly a tech savvy agent looking for a response. So here’s the answer. RealSatisfied is one of the clear leaders (from what I can tell) in agent reviews. Show More Summary

4 Reasons To Ignore SEO In Your Content

When it comes to SEO, most agents are focused on getting to the top of the search results for phrases like “Real Estate Agent in X” or “Where To List My Home.” After all, spending time and money on rising in the search rankings will lead to more clients, right? I wholeheartedly disagree. Show More Summary

Social Lead Generation with Socedo?

Related to the opportunity to find leads via social media — has anyone tried Socedo? I’d be curious to hear whether real estate is a viable use case for their offering. The post Social Lead Generation with Socedo? appeared first on GeekEstate Blog.

The Big Short

The financial crisis of 2007-2008 was a massive meltdown that say trillions lost; the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression. Why do I mention this now? I saw the new film, The Big Short, last night: The film is definitely worth watching this holiday season. Show More Summary

Job Opportunity: Social Media Manager for Inman News

Know the real estate industry well, and interested in doing social media for a living? Inman is hiring The post Job Opportunity: Social Media Manager for Inman News appeared first on GeekEstate Blog.

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