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Filed Under:Business & Finance / Real Estate
Posts on Regator:1600
Posts / Week:4.7
Archived Since:January 30, 2008

Blog Post Archive

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.

Crunchinator. A Research Tool for Startups.

The Crunchbase research tool I mentioned last week, is now live. You can play around with it at Want to see only investment firms that have invested in “real estate” startups? Check this link. Go ahead. Add as many filters as needed to get to the exact type of investors you are seeking to fund your next real estate venture. Show More Summary

Naming Your Real Estate Startup

You’ve got the next breakthrough in the real estate industry. The product idea has been bubbling around in your head for months. You’ve validated it with customers. You’re 75% SURE (nothing is ever 100%) it will work. Maybe you’ve even built a MVP (minimum viable product). Show More Summary

Things Just Got REAL INTERESTING Between Move and Zillow

Move/NAR filed a lawsuit against Zillow & Samuelson today. And then…Zillow named Curt Beardsley Vice President, Industry Development. For those who don’t know, Curt was just named as the successor to Errol Samuelson (whom Zillow just recruited). Show More Summary

Automating your Process

Automating your business processes can help you be more profitable, efficient and scalable.  It does so by using software or outsourced labor to take care of some of the work you have to do, so that you can focus on other pieces of work that no one else can do. Show More Summary

Trulia’s New “What’s Your Moment of Trulia” Campaign

What do you think? Does it will resonate with you? More importantly, will it resonate with home buyers? The post Trulia’s New “What’s Your Moment of Trulia” Campaign appeared first on GeekEstate Blog.

Revitalizing Urban Cores

You all should read Fred Wilson’s post about Revitalizing Urban Cores. Real estate agents and brokers obviously have a vested interest in increased economic activity in your local area; more economic activity = increased likelihood residents will buy and sell more homes. Show More Summary

Do You Research Using Crunchbase? Would you Use this Tool?

A few weeks ago, I got a sneak peak of a new Crunchbase Visualization Tool built by the team at Cloudspace (same folks that brought you MyBlogLog). Here is a short video demo… For the entrepreneurs planning to raise money in the future,...Show More Summary

More on Errol Joining Zillow

A few links for you related to Errol’s recent move… Rob Hahn - In Which I Speak to Steve Berkowitz, CEO of Move, Inc. Greg Robertson - Errol Samuelson leaves for Zillow & Errol Errol Samuelson - I’m Joining Zillow. Here’s Why. The post More on Errol Joining Zillow appeared first on GeekEstate Blog.

Fireside Chat with Tom Preston-Werner

For the geeks who know what GitHub is, and use it…you should watch this Pando Monthly video with its founder, Tom Preston-Werner… There is a real estate angle in there — Tom bought a house while in debt and without any sort of proof he was making any money. The post Fireside Chat with Tom Preston-Werner appeared first on GeekEstate Blog.

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