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The Fog is Very Real

The Fog is Very Real

Founders, entrepreneurs — as well as agents/brokers — should all read Fred Wilson’s post about seeing through the fog. The fog is a big part of the obsession with shiny objects (there’s more than enough of them in this industry). If you don’t know where you’re going, you’re more likely than not to pay attention

Elon Musk’s Ted Interview – GeekEstate Blog

Elon Musk’s Ted Interview – GeekEstate Blog

Drew Meyers Founder of Geek Estate Blog. Zillow Alum. Travel addict & co-founder of Horizon. Product & Marketing for 360modern. Social entrepreneurship & microfinance advocate. Fan of Red Hot Chili Peppers and Kiva.  view profileHorizon |Blog | Archives Seth Siegler Seth is a full stack software engineer, technical consultant and experienced startup founder. He sold his

Echo Goes Visual – GeekEstate Blog

Echo Goes Visual – GeekEstate Blog

I received an email from Amazon yesterday… In order for the Alexa to deliver an amazing experience for many scenarios — certainly a real estate one — it needs a connected screen. Echo Show is that screen. The $229 price is a bit steep, but I’m sure that will come down a bit over time. I’m not

Meet the RE Tech Entrepreneur: Gary Beasley from Roofstock

Meet the RE Tech Entrepreneur: Gary Beasley from Roofstock

In our latest real estate tech entrepreneur interview, we’re speaking with Gary Beasley from Roofstock. Gary has experience few in the industry can compete with, going back to 2001 with Zip Realty. I had the chance to hop on the phone with him a couple weeks ago, and speak about their business and product. I’m always a

May Sponsor Showcase, Round 1

May Sponsor Showcase, Round 1

Thank you to our May 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

The Power of Distribution in 2017

The Power of Distribution in 2017

Early in my startup career (when I was first building Oh Hey World), I severely underestimated the power of distribution. In today’s landscape, the behemoths’ (Zillow, Facebook, AirBnB, Uber, etc) have a massive — and I mean massive — advantage when it comes to eyes on brand. They can be slow, but even if they’re

Reali, Yet Another Taking Aim at Commissions

Reali, Yet Another Taking Aim at Commissions

Reali, which raised 2 million in 2016, is another startup taking center aim at commissions (that topic no one likes to talk about). Sellers, pay a low total commission and get more out of your investment when listing with Reali. Experience selling with Reali. Video overview: The challenge with models taking aim at commissions publicly is

Behind the Scenes of Designing and Developing a Home Page

Behind the Scenes of Designing and Developing a Home Page

Here’s the home page of 360modern… How does a finished home page come to fruition? Brand, Value Proposition, and User Goals I don’t want to discuss value proposition & brand (which I touched on here & here) in depth in this article. That said, prior to “getting started” building product, you’d certainly be extremely foolish to not

Meet the RE Tech Entrepreneur: Erik Johnson from HomeHawk

Meet the RE Tech Entrepreneur: Erik Johnson from HomeHawk

In our latest real estate tech entrepreneur interview, we’re speaking with Erik Johnson from HomeHawk. Without further ado… What do you do? I’m the Founder and CEO of HomeHawk. HomeHawk is a real estate chatbot in Messenger. Facebook opened the Messenger App to developers a little over a year ago. Since that time thousands of

Meet the RE Tech Entrepreneur: Brian Balduf from VHT Studios

Meet the RE Tech Entrepreneur: Brian Balduf from VHT Studios

In our latest real estate tech entrepreneur interview, we’re speaking with the co-founder and CEO from VHT Studios, Brian Bulduf. Without further ado… What do you do? VHT Studios is the nation’s largest real estate photography and visual marketing company. I am the CEO and Co-Founder of VHT Studios and we launched the company in 1998. VHT Studios