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Archived Since:January 30, 2008

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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.

A Social Lead Generation Opportunity

There are, of course, numerous ways to generate leads for a real estate agents or brokerage. Zillow/Trulia (aka Zillow Group). Organic SEO. Paid SEM. Content marketing. Working your sphere, day-in and day-out. Another option...Show More Summary

Merry Christmas

[Via JK Realty] The post Merry Christmas appeared first on GeekEstate Blog.

More on The Local Expert Opportunity…

One of the opportunities I’ve written about is showcasing true local experts in a compelling way. That’s why I find StreetAdvisor a compelling project; they are in a great position to swing at this, and have the right brand name for it. Show More Summary

Everything Wrong With AVMs in Two Pictures

My company, Virgent Realty, sold a home in Atlanta’s hot Grant Park neighborhood just under three months ago for $492,500. The home had numerous showings its first weekend, and went under contract 5 days after we put it on the market. Show More Summary

pilabs – A Property Innovation Accelerator in London

If you’re an early stage real estate startup looking for an accelerator with real estate expertise/focus to help get you get to market, pilabs in London is one option currently taking applications. They provide £40,000 British pounds in exchange for 7% stake in your company. Show More Summary

Trulia – Smart Use of Seasonality (aka Snow)

I was playing around with Trulia today, and immediately noticed the “snow” on the home page (which you can turn on/off). It’s often the little things that make a brand personable, and win over consumers. Have any agents/brokerages implemented home...Show More Summary

EnerScore API Released

EnerScore delivers, you guessed it, a score of how much energy will cost for a specific home. They recently released an API: All those startups working on anything in the realm of “history of a home”, should certainly consider integrating EnerScores into your applications. The post EnerScore API Released appeared first on GeekEstate Blog.

Real Estate Founders: Who is Your Ideal Investor?

If you’re a founder working on a network startup, chances are pretty good, if given the choice, you’d choose Union Square Ventures. If you’re a travel founder, you’d want one of these angels. What about for a real estate startup founder —...Show More Summary

Another History of a Home Attempt: HomeTrackr

I took a brief look at HomeTrackr today. It’s another shot at the history of a home opportunity looming out there for someone to capture. Is there enough there beyond what you can find on Zillow to engage consumers? What’s defensible about the product / business long term? The post Another History of a Home Attempt: HomeTrackr appeared first on GeekEstate Blog.

The Slack App Directory

I wrote about Slack well over a year ago — and been using it on a daily basis to communicate with my team ever since. Slack now has more than 2 million daily users, and released an app directory today (with 160 apps). If you’re a developer and interested in deploying apps, BotKit can help. Show More Summary

The Turn On Podcast

1000Watt announced the Turn On Podcast today, and released the first version. Head on over and listen. One thought I come back to after listening to a few of Marc’s thoughts on a broker loving local, is the socially conscious broker/agent. Show More Summary

You is Now, A Real Estate Accelerator in Berlin

You is Now is a startup accelerator based in Berlin. I asked Sebastian Oehmigen to answer a few questions about the program to give founders more insight into the value proposition and what to expect. Why should real estate tech founders...Show More Summary

The Single Property Website Dilema

I have a few nice listings coming up after the New Year and traditionally I would have just paid my photographer to put up a site.  He puts up a very basic site for $100 and it stays up for the year.  Not a bad option but I really was looking for something that was more visually appealing. Show More Summary

An Interview with Brian Requarth from VivaReal

For the founders reading, I came across an interview on Entrepreneur Abroad with Brian Requarth that I thought worth sharing. Brian is a founder of Vivareal, the largest real estate portal in Brazil. ‘EP 0.15 VivaReal: The Next Billion...Show More Summary

Gifts for Real Estate Agents in 2015

Are you looking for gift ideas for real estate agents this upcoming holiday season? Those who know me, know I’m not the biggest fan of consumerism (read this post I wrote on Christmas day in 2010). Thus, in 2015, please don’t spend money purchasing worthless material items your friend or family (who happens to be an agent) doesn’t need. Show More Summary

Revaluate’s Demo Day Presentation

Congrats on Revaluate’s continued progress (see here for more details). Below is Chris Drayer’ Boomtown demo day presentation… The post Revaluate’s Demo Day Presentation appeared first on GeekEstate Blog.

Homely’s Launch of Premier Agent in Australia

I know Geek Estate has are a fair number of international readers, but it’s not often we analyze/discuss international real estate. Today, I wanted to touch on the #3 real estate portal in Australia,, and their most recent product release, Premier Agent. Show More Summary

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