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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

A Few Companies Worth Looking at from Inman Connect

A Few Companies Worth Looking at from Inman Connect

As mentioned, I’ve spent the last week in San Francisco at Hacker Connect & Inman Connect. It’s been a whirlwind of a week, and haven’t really been on a computer all week (which I’ve enjoyed). Before the weekend, I wanted to highlight a few of the companies I found compelling: CompCurve – competitive intelligence on agents

August Sponsor Showcase, Round 1

August Sponsor Showcase, Round 1

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,

myAVM for Millennials – GeekEstate Blog

myAVM for Millennials – GeekEstate Blog

Onboard Informatics has been working on a new AVM brand that was announced today — myAVM. My question is the same one I have about RealEstate.com — do millennials really need their own AVM? I get that brokerages and agent want to integrate a white label AVM on their own websites — but if that’s the

Meet the RE Tech Founder: Scott Hammack from Truepad

Meet the RE Tech Founder: Scott Hammack from Truepad

In our latest real estate tech entrepreneur interview, we’re speaking with the founder Scott Hammack of Truepad. I wrote about the Chicago portal recently, and am a fan of their focus on a real buyer value proposition. Without further ado… What do you do? ​I build great teams and then provide strategic direction. My motto is

Inman Hacker Connect SF – Next Week (and $100 Off)

Inman Hacker Connect SF – Next Week (and $100 Off)

As I’ve mentioned before — if there is one event that’s truly applicable to readers here, it’s Hacker Connect. Who: Join engineers, developers, designers, product managers, database architects, webmasters and technology executives from across the country for a deep real estate technology diveWhen: August 7th, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PMWhere: Hilton San Francisco Union Square (333 O’Farrell