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Archived Since:January 30, 2008

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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

Interested in Investing in Real Estate Startups?

Are you an angel or venture capitalist interested in investing in promising startups in the real estate vertical? I get asked quite frequently by founders which angels and VC firms they should contact for their funding needs (see this article). Show More Summary

WeWork Valued at $16 Billion

Based on their recent raise of $430 million at a valuation of $16 billion, it’s safe to say no real estate franchise is going to purchase WeWork. That said, I still think the brokers and franchises reading should absolutely investigate purchasing smaller regional co-working players or starting their own.   The post WeWork Valued at $16 Billion appeared first on GeekEstate Blog.

SEO Tricks for Real Estate Portals

“SEO tricks for real estate portals” was another Google search term that resulted in finding Geek Estate this past week. That’s a topic I happen to know a little bit about, having been involved very early on in Zillow’s SEO efforts (2007-2010). Show More Summary

Google Maps Focusing on Real Estate Vertical

What corporations spend money to promote/advertise is a fairly telling sign of where they are investing their money/manpower. I came across the following promoted Tweet the other day from Google Maps. “Build in neighborhood trents, market values…” makes me think they have Zillow-like home value data. Show More Summary

Stop Touching Me, Zillow

As the head of a real estate brokerage, at some point I got onto some Zillow Account Manager’s distribution list. While I gloss over most of the pitch email I receive, today’s made me stop what I was doing and write this post. Here’s...Show More Summary

Would a Real Estate Coffee Shop Work?

The other day, one term in the inbound traffic jumped out at me: real estate coffee shop I’m pretty convinced whoever was researching that is pretty damn smart. The reasons a real estate coffee shop makes sense are some of the same reasons I believe a real estate co-working establishment makes sense. Show More Summary

Would a Kiva for Real Estate Work?

There’s a number of crowdfunding startups in the real estate industry; seeming a new one ends up in my inbox every few weeks. To be honest, I haven’t really dug into many of them much. The latest one I stumbled across is Patch of Land: From what I can tell, its geared towards accredited investors. Show More Summary

What Home Means When You Travel 9 Months a Year

I’m a big fan of Zillow’s new commercials about what home means, the latest one Spencer tweeted hits a chord given the story is of “travel” (a topic I happen to care deeply about). When you travel for 9 months a year. Seriously, who does that??!!   The post What Home Means When You Travel 9 Months a Year appeared first on GeekEstate Blog.

The Smart Squeeze Strategy of Zillow’s Local Premier Agent Summits

I went to Zillow’s Premier Agent Summit in Seattle this week. It was a focused and well-run event, one that smartly ties in with the company’s current strategy of developing uber-Zillow-agents as its core following and revenue stream. Show More Summary

The StreetAdvisor Pitch to Sellers

We redesigned StreetAdvisor a few weeks ago, and put a larger focus on appealing to sellers for reviews, the individuals with the largest financial interest to make their neighborhood more appealing to buyers. The pitch: “Maximize the...Show More Summary

Horizon Android Testers Needed

I alluded to the fact that we’ve been working on an Android version of Horizon. We’re now starting to put our first alpha testers onto the app, and we could use more early / willing testers… Be the First to Try   The post Horizon Android Testers Needed appeared first on GeekEstate Blog.

Relola – Finally a Search-site Created by Agents

[Note from editor: I left a few comments on Relola on my Inman Connect recap, and after an email dialogue with co-founder & CEO Heather Sittig, offered her the chance to tell her side of the story] Relola is dedicated to the success of its members. Show More Summary

Maxwell – Anonymously Ask a Loan Officer

Finally. Someone is headed the right direction with giving consumers what they want: access to advice from trusted experts, on their terms (NOT giving up their contact information). See the ask a loan officer page on Maxwell: Well done. Show More Summary

Connector for Better Email Outreach

I saw Connector on Product Hunt today, and thought it would be worth asking the audience here whether you feel it would be a useful tool for your email outreach efforts… Note it only works with Gmail and Google Apps email addresses. The post Connector for Better Email Outreach appeared first on GeekEstate Blog.

Why Location Intelligence is the Next Big Thing in Real Estate

When was the last time you worked with a travel agent? Unless you’re doing some unique, specialty trip or are a total technophobe, it’s probably been well over a decade since you engaged a travel agent when booking any part of a trip. Show More Summary

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