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Blog Profile / GeekEstate blog

Filed Under:Business & Finance / Real Estate
Posts on Regator:1616
Posts / Week:4.7
Archived Since:January 30, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Imagine a Day in the Life

New York Times recently published a great read on the 43 questions homebuyers should ask before picking a new town. The article suggests to home shoppers that rather than using a standard checklist of what to ask when looking for a place to live, a values audit could yield more happiness for less money. Show More Summary

A Little House Keeping: The Future of Geek Estate

I’ve been thinking a bit about the future of Geek Estate recently…and I’d like to get some feedback from the readers here. I’ve never spent much time trying to monetize this blog, but the fact of the matter is that it does take time to maintain. Show More Summary

Using Pocket Listings to Shift the Balance of Power Away from the MLS

Yes, there are dangers to pre-MLS listings. But a large chunk of houses are bought and sold that way anyway. When it comes to consumer internet opportunities, those that give consumers what they want — which in this case, is access to listings the general public can’t find — are generally the ones that win long term. Show More Summary

My Thoughts on FLIPT

You may have seen the interview with Andrey Nohrin earlier today. I had the chance to sit down with him last week in Pioneer Square and discuss the product/business he is working on, Flipt. Watch the following video for a summary: Here...Show More Summary

Meet the Real Estate Tech Entrepreneur: Andrey Nohrin

In our latest real estate tech interview, I’m talking to Andrey Nohrin of FLIPT. Without further adieu, here’s a bit more from his own mouth… What do you do? I am the Founder and CEO of FLIPT (, a property investment site and a decision-making engine that fundamentally changes how home buyers and investors find and sell houses online. Show More Summary

Meet the Real Estate Tech Entrepreneur: Chris Chyung

In our latest real estate tech interview, I’m talking to Chris Chyung of Devonshire Lane. Without further adieu, here’s a bit more from his own mouth… What do you do? I am a product developer and founder of We empower consumers by helping them find capable real estate agents through comprehensive, filterable recommendations. Show More Summary

A New Technology Brokerage: Surefield

For those in Seattle, there is a new brokerage in town. Surefield, started by David Eraker, Aravind Kalaiah, and Rob McGarty. Rob and David were both early, early Redfin team members. The online 3D tour technology that is front and center is certainly slick. Show More Summary

CloudPeeps – A Marketplace to find a Community Manager

Those that read this blog regularly, know building community is something I’m more than slightly passionate about. I’ve convinced, regardless of what industry you are in, to succeed in business long term — you need a community. If you don’t want to do what it takes to do that on your own, you should hire someone to do it. Show More Summary

Data Wars, Data Wars, Data Wars

I always find it ironic when data vendors battle one another on who has the most data. With biased opinions, amateur shots, and swords and shields at the ready, data vendors are relentless when it comes to asserting who has the most data. Show More Summary

The Phases of Building a Real Estate Tech Startup

I’ve spent the last 2 years working on an early stage technology startup outside of the real estate industry, Oh Hey World, as well as working on several consulting projects within the industry (including Props) — and certainly have learned a few things about the various phases tech startups go through in the process. Show More Summary

Drones Become Airborne to Sell Homes

A few real estate agents in the La Jolla, California area are using drones and aerial photography to sell high-end properties in the area. Imagine an eight-propeller (octocopter) drone fully equipped with a built-in camera while it lifts off from your backyard. Show More Summary

How to make money with a real estate startup – infographic

I saw this infographic the other day on The first step made me think of real estate right away: “Find a product that is popular but not yet perfect.” Does that not describe virtually everything in real estate? Practically every tech tool I use in real estate is far from perfect. Show More Summary

4 Compelling Lead Generation Offers REALTORS® Can Provide

Good marketers know that lead generation offers can be powerful tools to rein in that next big lead and grow a business. A lead gen offer on a website usually consists of a box on the sidebar of a page asking for the prospect’s name and email address (at a minimum) in exchange for something of value. Show More Summary

Real Estate CRMs and Lead Management: Where Is The Integration Automation?

I’ve been reviewing dozens of CRMs over the past year for projects within my own team as well as others’ businesses. The majority of these discussions include a fairly simple question: Will this CRM automatically import/update itself...Show More Summary

Retargeting: Turning Real Estate Leads into Sales

The Internet offers a variety of methods, such as social media, search engine optimization and pay-per-click ads that realtors can use to gain leads and convert them into sales. But the problem that most realtors experience when marketing on the Internet is that the customers visit their websites once, and don’t return again. Show More Summary

How To Complete A Direct Mail Campaign (In Less Than 30 Minutes)

Over the past 6 years, direct mail marketing has been one of the most successful methods that I’ve relied on to find motivated sellers. It has yielded a consistently solid response rate, which has resulted in my ability to generate more leads, close more deals and make more money (both in good times and in bad). Show More Summary


Seth provides another good reminder: there is no perfect moment. Get off your butt, and do something.   Not when you have $20k in savings. Not when your kids go to college. Not once you hire 5 more agents. Not once you close 3 more houses. Not next year. NOW. [Photo via] The post When? appeared first on GeekEstate Blog.

The Lifestyle of Nimbin

I passed through Nimbin, Australia (the hippy/drug capital of Australia) the other day, and snapped the following photo… Goes to show, this “lifestyle” thing is understood far and wide. Start here to figure out how to build your own lifestyle community. The post The Lifestyle of Nimbin appeared first on GeekEstate Blog.

Meet the Real Estate Tech Entrepreneur: Travis Thom

In our latest real estate tech interview, I’m talking to Travis Thom of Without further adieu, here’s a bit more from his own mouth… What do you do? I am founder and creator of, a lead generating website built to attract Sellers for Listing Agents who wish to increase their listing volume and annual income. Show More Summary

What’s the best mapping IDX?

In a subsequent post I plan to do a video review of several of the mapping IDX products out there. You might say that IDX comparisons have been done to death, but I want to specifically focus on the usability aspect of map search products. Show More Summary

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