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MetaProp’s New Bridge Program – GeekEstate Blog

MetaProp’s New Bridge Program – GeekEstate Blog

MetaProp announced their MetaProp Bridge at Columbia University. It’s an acceleration program for PropTech startups. This new 20-week global acceleration program connects up to 6 select PropTech startups from across Europe, the Middle East and Africa to award-winning investors, experienced mentors and diverse real estate, technology and institutional partners in North America. They aim to be

Social Media & Ripping Apart the Fabric of Society

Social Media & Ripping Apart the Fabric of Society

I’m a huge fan of Chamath Palihapitiya & his drum of working on hard problems (see here). He says what everyone is thinking, but are too scared to say publicly. Here’s a recent talk at the Stanford Business School that generated press that Facebook has been forced to respond to: Go to minute 21:30 for this

CityBldr Raises $2.9 Million of a $3.4 million Round

CityBldr Raises $2.9 Million of a $3.4 million Round

You may have seen the news last week that CityBldr “has raised $2.9 million of a $3.4 million round” (via GeekWire). CityBldr “brokers” land. If you think about both helping individual home owners realize the potential value to be had by selling to developers (with their neighbors) as well as better optimizing commercial properties — that’s a very,

Meet the RE Tech Founder: Russell Quirk from emoov

Meet the RE Tech Founder: Russell Quirk from emoov

In our latest real estate tech entrepreneur interview, we’re speaking with the founder of UK based residential real estate agent emoov, Russell Quirk. I had the chance to meet him in NYC while attending the mipim summit, and was very impressed with his read on the global real estate landscape. Without further ado… What do

Will Apple’s Decision Spell the End of Real Estate Agent (Template) Apps?

Will Apple’s Decision Spell the End of Real Estate Agent (Template) Apps?

It appears Apple is starting stricter enforcement of its 4.2.6 and 4.3 guidelines in 2018. What are the two guidelines? From the App Store: 4.2.6 Apps created from a commercialized template or app generation service will be rejected. 4.3 Spam Don’t create multiple Bundle IDs of the same app. If your app has different versions for specific

Zephyr Q&A with Melody Foster

Zephyr Q&A with Melody Foster

Recently, I had the chance to ask Zephyr‘s VP of Marketing, Melody Foster, a few questions about the companies technology and marketing efforts heading into 2018. 1. Congrats on the partnership with Buyside. Can you tell us a little bit about how that came to be? We were introduced to Buyside by our website vendor,

Geek Estate Private Community Update

Geek Estate Private Community Update

Wanted to post a quick update about Geek Estate’s private community. We’ve been adding a few members per week, and have 11 founding member slots left (from 50). Those people will receive discounted pricing for the life of their membership. I’ve also refined (read: added to) what the membership offering includes: Content on GEB: Members are allowed one post on

Meet the Real Estate Tech Entrepreneur: Malcolm Hall from Open Box

Meet the Real Estate Tech Entrepreneur: Malcolm Hall from Open Box

In our latest real estate tech entrepreneur interview, we’re speaking with Malcolm Hall, the founder and CEO of Open Box. Without further ado… What do you do? I am the Founder and CEO of Open Box which is a technology services company focus solely on Real Estate. My role is to provide strategic leadership to our teams in

What You Need to Know: VOWs & the Expiration of the Decree Consent

What You Need to Know: VOWs & the Expiration of the Decree Consent

What do agents and brokers need to know about Virtual Office Websites, following the news of the upcoming expiration of the NAR-DOJ agreement from 2008? We covered the topic here, but thought a follow up was in order with the 3 core things you should know. First, know that you are entitled to ALL the data, outside

Job Opportunity: Experienced UI/Graphic Designer

Job Opportunity: Experienced UI/Graphic Designer

One of Geek Estate’s member companies, Rentalutions, is seeking an experienced UI/Graphic Designer. Experienced UI/Graphic Designer Job Type This is a contract position working with a team in Chicago. There is a possibility, but not expectation, that this could evolve into a full-time role. Remote OK, but we always prefer face-to-face. Overview Rentalutions provides the tools and resources