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Filed Under:Business & Finance / Real Estate
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Archived Since:January 30, 2008

Blog Post Archive

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

Monitoring your microvendors

As an agent, a broker, or a technologist, you probably interact with a world of small vendors who provide one or a few software services and do it well.  I’ll call these micro-vendors, as opposed to vendors, who provide a whole suite of services. Show More Summary

Get Your Name on the Fridge

I often wonder why the lists of important numbers people keep on their fridges seldom contains a realtor’s information. Granted, it’s not like someone needs to call their realtor every day. However, it would still be nice to achieve that trusted professional status, wouldn’t it? I had a passionate conversation with a broker/owner one evening. Show More Summary

The Growing Power and Popularity Of Real Estate Videos

Most of us can recognize the power of a good video when it comes to marketing real estate. Videos are seriously influential communication tool that can help us convey the value in a property – and when we’re talking about the difference between selling a property now vs. Show More Summary

A Google Break for Small Business Owners?

The Big Hammer (Google) may lighten up a litte bit on small Business Owners. Check this article from Search Engine Land — “Google Working On A Softer & Gentler Panda Algorithm To Help Small Businesses.“ It states …Cutts explained that this new Panda update should have a direct impact on helping small businesses do better. Show More Summary

The Obscurity of Security

Is one of your primary goals this year to become paperless and thereby more efficient? Have you considered the security of the provider you are assessing? For most Real Estate Brokers when you bring up the word Security regarding their online transactions, it is one of the topics furthest from their minds. Show More Summary

Meet the Real Estate Tech Entrepreneur: Jim Plunkett

In our latest real estate tech interview, I’m talking to Jim Plunkett of US Answer. Without further adieu, here’s a bit more from his own mouth… What do you do? I am the Founder and CEO of US Answer, a Salesforce powered, cloud based, small business answering service. Show More Summary

Seahawks vs Broncos / Zillow vs Move

Via Rob Hahn… Denver Broncos, in other words, are becoming more like Seattle Seahawks. And I think they’re going to come back pissed off in 2015, and be very dangerous, playing with a chip on their shoulders. True, Move will be dangerous...Show More Summary

What’s Your Story?

Here is the story behind the boutique real estate group… What’s your story? The post What’s Your Story? appeared first on GeekEstate Blog.

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