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Nominations Are Open for The Global PropTech Awards

Nominations Are Open for The Global PropTech Awards

The Global PropTech Awards are coming up in New York in October. The first annual Global PropTech Awards
 recognize individuals, technologies and organizations that have gone above and beyond to positively impact next generation PropTech. Finalists will be announced October 1st and Award Winners will be presented at a ceremony during NYC Real Estate Tech Week 2017.

Hypothetical: What If… – GeekEstate Blog

Hypothetical: What If… – GeekEstate Blog

…this blog went away. What if I stopped writing entirely? Would you pay $5 per month to keep the blog going at its current rate of content (3-5 articles per week)? If not, what would have to change in the way of content to make that worthwhile? More frequent content? More deep analysis of the issues

Meet the RE Founder: Chad Torstenson from ShowPal

Meet the RE Founder: Chad Torstenson from ShowPal

In our latest real estate tech entrepreneur interview, we’re speaking with the founder of ShowPal, Chad Torstenson. Without further ado… What do you do? I am the Founder and CEO of RoHo Technologies and our go to market brand ShowPal.  As a start up company my role is fairly diverse with time currently spent on product

Cozy and Renter’s Insurance – GeekEstate Blog

Cozy and Renter’s Insurance – GeekEstate Blog

Cozy released renter’s insurance last week. A seamless way for renter’s to get renter’s insurance, and landlords to verify their tenants are actually complying with their lease agreement. The percentage of renters who actually carry renter’s insurance is quite low. From the press release: we’ve seen evidence that less than 10 percent of renters who rent from

I’m Not a Reporter – GeekEstate Blog

I’m Not a Reporter – GeekEstate Blog

When I get pitches from PR pros and founders, it’s often under the pretense that I’m a journalist and my job is to write about their company. They clearly haven’t done their research. If they had, they’d understand I’m not a reporter and have no plans to ever become one. I’m just a geek who loves real estate,

RealScout Making All the Right Moves

RealScout Making All the Right Moves

I’m extremely impressed with what I’ve seen from RealScout. Some of you may have watched the interview with Bob Goldberg, conducted by RealScout’s CEO, Andrew Flachner (see his founder interview from 2014 here). If not, head over to Facebook and watch it here. The fact Andrew and new NAR CEO, Bob Goldberg, spent an hour talking

Class Action Suit Against Zestimates Dismissed

Class Action Suit Against Zestimates Dismissed

When I first heard the news that someone in Illinios was suing Zillow over a bad Zestimate, my gut was it was a complete frivolous lawsuit that would result in nothing other than wasting both time and money by both parties. Turns out I was right. The judge dismissed the case. I’m no fan of lawsuits,

Meet the RE Founder: Stefan Peterson from Zavvie

Meet the RE Founder: Stefan Peterson from Zavvie

In our newest real estate tech entrepreneur interview, we are speaking with Stefan Peterson, founder of Zavvie. Without further ado… What do you do? Over the past 5 years, we’ve developed an online hyperlocal marketing solution focused on generating listings in specific neighborhoods. This grew out of 8z Real Estate, a tech-forward Colorado independent brokerage. 8z agents were

Nextdoor in Real Estate – GeekEstate Blog

Nextdoor in Real Estate – GeekEstate Blog

Nextdoor recently launched an ad product targeted at agents. A couple weeks ago, they took the next step and added real estate sections to neighborhoods in select cities (greater Atlanta area, Austin, San Francisco Bay Area, Dallas-Ft. Worth, Houston, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Portland, Sacramento, and San Diego). Much of the current product seems to be