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Filed Under:Business & Finance / Real Estate
Posts on Regator:1682
Posts / Week:3.3
Archived Since:January 30, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Finding Clients the Perfect Home, Efficiently

There’s a lot of “crap” to wade through when searching for a home. Over the years, I’ve had many many conversations with folks in the industry (both brokerages & vendors) working on approaches to more efficiently find buyers the perfect home online. Show More Summary

What Does Your City Whisper to You?

Given my own travels and having friends all over the world — I think about “cities” often. When I hear the name of a specific city, I generally think about my experiences while visiting or, if I’ve never been there, people I know who live there (or have told me about their prior visits). Show More Summary

What if IDX Becomes Irrelevant?

Buyers want to know: What’s for sale? What’s the house worth? How’s the market? IDX has been the central focus of an agent/broker online marketing strategy for a long, long time. It answers the “whats for sale?” question every buyer wants to know. Show More Summary

“Key for Key”

I’m incredibly pleased that Concierge Auctions and Giveback Homes decided to work together on the “Key for Key” campaign. …Key for Key™, guarantees that a new home will be built for a family in need for every property that we sell this year. Show More Summary

April Sponsor Showcase, Round 2

Thank you to our April sponsors… Remzy connects brokers and agents with off market homeowners. It’s time agents addressed the inventory supply problem and created a reliable and credible way to reach out to an off market homeowners. Remzy sends your offer or inquiry via FedEx and provides online and offline ways for the homeowner to contact you. Show More Summary

The Real Key to Great Product: Empathy

I read Why the best product managers don’t build the features their users ask for the other day, as a result of seeing a Re-Tweet by Greg Fischer of this tweet. Building product is what I do and, hence, something I think about constantly. Show More Summary

Real Estate and Skunk Works Departments

I’ve been working within the fast-paced, risk-loving, fail-fast worlds of four different real estate industry startups for the the last 10+ years. I founded them all but three were bootstrapped and one was VC-backed. And while two of...Show More Summary

Is the House Only Half Of It?

Trulia has released a new ad campaign…The House is Only Half Of It. Ad #1: Ad #2: I’ve long wondered why Zillow Group continues to throw marketing dollars at commercials for Trulia, given Zillow is clearly the stronger consumer brand. Show More Summary

Meet the RE Tech Entrepreneur: Sasha Hryciuk from Loft47

In our latest real estate tech entrepreneur interview, we’re speaking with Sasha Hryciuk from Loft47. Without further ado… What do you do? I’m the founder and CEO at Loft47. I lead a team that improves the back office for Real Estate brokerages. Show More Summary

The Broker / Startup Strategic Argument Against Standardized Feed Platforms

There’s a number of arguments for the use of standardized MLS data feeds across many MLS’ by real estate brokerages and startups: Compliance is a pain in the ass. Legal is a pain in the ass. Every MLS feed contains different fields and nuances, which ends up being a pain in the ass. Show More Summary

Meet the RE Tech Entrepreneur: Jack FitzGerald from Disrupt Property

In our latest real estate tech entrepreneur interview, we’re speaking with Jack FitzGerald from Disrupt Property. Without further ado… What do you do? Disrupt Property is a global database of real estate tech start-ups organised according to asset class (residential, office and retail) and category. Show More Summary

April Sponsor Showcase, Round 1

Thank you to our April sponsors… Remzy connects brokers and agents with off market homeowners. It’s time agents addressed the inventory supply problem and created a reliable and credible way to reach out to an off market homeowners. Remzy sends your offer or inquiry via FedEx and provides online and offline ways for the homeowner to contact you. Show More Summary

More on Chatbots

You likely know I’ve been thinking about bots recently. For those curious about the topic, I encourage to to read Inside chatbots’ year of growing pain: We’re at an inflection point on Marketing Land. Like I said, I do see potential for bots. Show More Summary

My Favorite Topic – Trust

Trust is the topic I think about more than any other. It’s the entire basis of Horizon. If we don’t solve trust in the context of home sharing and hospitality exchange, we fail. Seth Godin wrote on the topic recently, saying: The thing...Show More Summary

Meet the RE Tech Entrepreneur: Alex Lubinsky from Rentberry

In our latest real estate tech entrepreneur interview, we’re speaking with Alex Lubinsky from Rentberry. Rentberry is a competitive bidding platform for rentals, and were featured in the Wall Street Journal this weekend. Without further...Show More Summary

Revestor and Defensibility

I came across an article titled This Real Estate Startup Is Exploiting Zillow And Airbnb’s Blind Spot on Forbes yesterday. It’s about Revestor. First, let’s get the obvious out of the way. The headline is misleading; they are not exploiting a blindspot. Show More Summary

Trestle – A Q&A with Kevin Greene

I listened to Greg’s recent podcast with Kevin Greene at CoreLogic about Trestle. Even after writing about it, I had a few questions about Trestle. Instead of wonder, I decided to reach out to Kevin and see if he’d be willing to answer a few questions. Show More Summary

Do Millennials Need Their Own Portal?

Another portal, targeted at millennials? Will that get adopted? It seems we’re about to find out with Zillow Group’s upcoming launch of RealEstate.com. The post Do Millennials Need Their Own Portal? appeared first on GeekEstate Blog...

Drones & Real Estate: Taking Marketing to the Skies?

Positioning a home on the real estate market so that it sells quickly relies on a range of carefully selected advertising and marketing tactics. Real estate agents seek out all the latest tools, resources, and strategies to draw more interested buyers to open houses and to call the listed number to schedule showings. Show More Summary

Building Database Relationships With Real Estate Technology

For many real estate agents, using technology for relationship building is often overlooked or not prioritized correctly. Technology is best used to maximize your most profitable revenue stream first and foremost. Consequently, this will lead to trying other sources when appropriate for your marketing budget. Show More Summary

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