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Meet the RE Founder: Sarnen Steinbarth from TurboTenant

Meet the RE Founder: Sarnen Steinbarth from TurboTenant

In our latest real estate tech entrepreneur interview, we’re speaking with Sarnen Steinbarth, founder of TurboTenant. Without further ado… What do you do? I am the founder of TurboTenant, a landlord myself, and a property education instructor. I founded TurboTenant out of a passion for mitigating the biggest issues faced by independent landlords. During my time

August Sponsor Showcase, Round 2

August Sponsor Showcase, Round 2

Thank you to our August sponsors… TurboTenant helps independent landlords improve the investment performance of their properties by offering them access to online tools, previously only available to large property management companies. More than 40,000 landlords across the U.S. turn to TurboTenant for free, online solutions for landlording. Features offered by TurboTenant include online rental applications,

Meet the RE Founder: Aleksandr Lanin from Hasten

Meet the RE Founder: Aleksandr Lanin from Hasten

In our latest real estate tech entrepreneur interview, we’re speaking with Aleksandr Lanin, founder of Hasten. Without further ado… What do you do? Hasten is a leading virtual staging company in NYC and I am the CEO of Hasten. Our team of highly qualified professionals has built trust and credibility with more than 1,000 real estate agents

Lessons from Inman “Hack the App”

Lessons from Inman “Hack the App”

I was privileged to take part in the “Hack the App” session during the Inman Connect event last week.   It gave me some insights into alternative ways of building products for the real estate sector and particularly the role open source could play in that. The session was not like a traditional hackathon where

Homelight Gets Another $40 Million in Funding

Homelight Gets Another $40 Million in Funding

$40 million in fresh funding is an indicator the HomeLight tv ads I wrote about earlier this year were an indicator something is working. I’d be curious to know what their cost of customer acquisition is for the big 500% growth number cited in the TechCrunch article. If anyone has any intel to share, I’d

Distribution Options for Your Real Estate Startup in 2017?

Distribution Options for Your Real Estate Startup in 2017?

It’s safe to say virtually every single real estate technology product is plagued by distribution challenges in 2017. Some of you may have seen the news that Cloud CMA and Tom Ferry teamed up…see details here: Having the most prolific speaker in the industry promote your product is obviously no small feat, even for Cloud CMA. Unfortunately —

Bob Goldberg’s First Video as NAR CEO

Bob Goldberg’s First Video as NAR CEO

New NAR CEO Bob Goldberg’s first video [via 1000watt’s email]: Honestly, I have no real opinion of Bob. Never met him, and haven’t spoken about him with anyone who knows/works with him. “Smart changes”? “Improve the lines of communication”? “Concentrated effort to stay in touch regularly”? My gut reaction after watching the video twice is it’s laced