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Filed Under:Business & Finance / Real Estate
Posts on Regator:1441
Posts / Week:3.2
Archived Since:January 30, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Congrats to REach’s 2016 Cohort

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

Looking for a Great Example Integration of Local Market Explorer

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.

Homelight, Placester + RealSatisfied

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

What’s In Your Database?

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

More on Real Estate Commissions

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

Need Development Work by a Senior Rails Architect?

Finding trusted developers is a challenge I hear fairly frequently from real estate entrepreneurs I speak to. I know a trusted senior Rails/backend engineer (here in Seattle if location matters to you) looking for contract work at the moment. Show More Summary

Conspamulations! The Waning Influence of Static Digital Messaging

I posted an update to my employment profile on LinkedIn recently. Shortly thereafter, I received a nice message from a past work associate: “Congrats on the new role! Hope you’re doing well!” I quickly thanked the sender. Seconds later,...Show More Summary

Blast from the Past: NPR Interview on Zillow Launch Day

An interview with Rich Barton on Zillow launch day in 2006 on NPR can be found here. “We’re live” post on Zillow’s Blog is here. (inspired by recently watching Zuckerberg’s 2004 interview) The post Blast from the Past: NPR Interview on Zillow Launch Day appeared first on GeekEstate Blog.

Mark Zuckerberg Explaining Facebook in 2004

Mark Zuckerberg being interviewed in 2004… Yes, I’d say Facebook turned out quite a bit bigger than originally imagined. The post Mark Zuckerberg Explaining Facebook in 2004 appeared first on GeekEstate Blog.

More Validation for Future of Teams

I wrote about the teams opportunity a week ago. Zillow announced another investment in that area today with the addition of team profiles. I’d say this is a pretty good indicator we’ll see more and more investment into software for help teams in the coming year. The post More Validation for Future of Teams appeared first on GeekEstate Blog.

How to Tell a Compelling, Unique Story of a Real Estate Listing?

When you think of “unique and amazing stories used to promote and sell a real estate listing”, what examples do you think of? How do you tell the story in a way that makes a listing stand out from the crowd? The post How to Tell a Compelling, Unique Story of a Real Estate Listing? appeared first on GeekEstate Blog.

Real Estate Tech Interview with Susannah Vila from Flip

In our latest real estate tech interview, I’m talking to Susannah Vila, Founder of Flip. A few months ago, I came across Flip and took note given the growing trend for mobile lifestyles and living arrangements (& our own focus on that trend). Show More Summary

Community Is Not The Goal

This is an old video I’ve watched before, but it’s worth watching again. It’s why I love Jeff Turner so much. He gets community in a way virtually no one else does. Happy Saturday. The post Community Is Not The Goal appeared first on GeekEstate Blog.

The Crappy World of Leads

From Brian’s most recent post at 1000Watt: This week I sat in a conference room with a bunch of really smart people who showed me a future without online real estate leads. It was a transcendent experience. The “online lead” has been dangled over the head of the real estate industry like a talisman since the early 2000s. Show More Summary

Largest Challenges for Real Estate Startups?

For the founders of real estate startups reading, would love a bit of feedback on what the largest obstacles are to growing your business. I’ll review the responses, and see if there is anything I can do to help further (either resources, advice or introductions). Show More Summary

Horizon Now Supports Advertising Sublets

We recently released a big update to Horizon’s iOS offering that allows hosts (aka owners) to post sublet opportunities. For those looking to find a tenant for a sublet, here’s the current workflow: Post on Facebook….wait. Post on Twitter…wait. Show More Summary

The Opportunity for Mobile Software to Power Teams

There are a lot of people who think the future of real estate is high performing agents, and teams. Zillow is in the camp. I’m in that camp as well. I don’t happen to think most people should be independent agents. Being an entrepreneur...Show More Summary

Best Times to Post Real Estate Ads on Craigslist

This morning I noticed the following search term in our analytics: best times to post real estate ads on craigslist Since I’m not an agent/broker using Craigslist, I obviously don’t have a good answer. Anyone reading have any tips to share based on your own 1st hand experience? The post Best Times to Post Real Estate Ads on Craigslist appeared first on GeekEstate Blog.

Virtual Reality, 360, 3D Video in Real Estate Industry

Those of you interested in Virtual Reality & 3D, should listen to the podcast from Wellcomemat… [via WellcomeMat] The post Virtual Reality, 360, 3D Video in Real Estate Industry appeared first on GeekEstate Blog.

AdEspresso: The Best Way To Manage Facebook Ads

I post a lot about bad technology – I’m looking at you Zillow and Redfin – so I felt like it was time for a look at some really good software that we’ve started using at Virgent.  We’re big believers in Facebook advertising, and we’ve always struggled with the best way to optimize our ads. Show More Summary

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