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Meet the RE Tech Entrepreneur: Jarred Kessler from Easyknock

Meet the RE Tech Entrepreneur: Jarred Kessler from Easyknock

In our latest real estate tech entrepreneur interview, we’re speaking with the CEO from Easyknock, Jarred Kessler. Without further ado… What do you do? I am the CEO of Easyknock and an investor in startups. I am the jack of all trades in the company and on a quest to change the home buying and selling market

The Reality — Startups Fail

The Reality — Startups Fail

The first true “product” I brought into the world — Oh Hey World — failed. That’s a bit hard to stomach. We contemplated and tried many, many pivots (such as a focus on relocation). Ultimately, the product didn’t solve an urgent or frequent problem for a large enough addressable market to grow and survive in the

More on Hijacking Attention – GeekEstate Blog

More on Hijacking Attention – GeekEstate Blog

I wrote about a podcast with Tristan Harris I listened to in February. It’s very, very clear — the race for attention is not going away. Friends, family, politicians, startups, apps, websites, work, Netflix, etc. Yesterday, I listened to his presentation at the Code conference and still firmly believe everything he says. To me, it’s scary

Why Don’t Agent/Brokers Release Their Own Instant Offers?

Why Don’t Agent/Brokers Release Their Own Instant Offers?

Rob got me thinking… while Zillow is the #1 website in the real estate category, I’m willing to bet that most consumers don’t start searching there. I think they start searching on Google and go from there. So… say it with me: Google Instant Offer. You can already book hotel rooms and airline flights directly

Buyer / Seller Dashboard with Notifications and Calendar?

Buyer / Seller Dashboard with Notifications and Calendar?

From Fred Glick: I am wondering if you know of any system for documents for a transaction where the buyers/sellers, etc. have a dashboard that they can look at in addition to calendar reminders? There are systems now for the mortgage biz, makes sense for real estate. Anyone from the Geek Estate community know of

Which IDX Vendors Include Sold Data?

Which IDX Vendors Include Sold Data?

Jim Klinge in San Diego (klingerealty.com) asked me a question I’d like to pose to the Geek Estate community: I’m looking for an IDX solution that includes solds. We signed up with Boomtown to help facilitate our Zillow leads . It works as advertised – we can watch what listings our buyers are looking at. But

An Outside Industry Perspective on Chatbots

An Outside Industry Perspective on Chatbots

If you’re an agent or broker, chances are good you probably won’t find much value in watching the following video. However, if you’re a founder, executive, consultant, or technology vendor in this industry, you should. The video is an interview with Paul English, the founder of Lola (and a co-founder of Kayak & Director at Partners

Placester and Free Websites for all Realtors

Placester and Free Websites for all Realtors

I wrote about Placester in 2014. At the time, they were charging Realtors $5 a month to compete with Zillow’s $10 a month websites. Now, if you’re a Realtor, you can get a FREE website from Placester. The news came out a week ago, so it’s not really news anymore. Greg beat me to saying this. Websites

Walt Mossberg’s Last Column – The Disappearing Computer

Walt Mossberg’s Last Column – The Disappearing Computer

Walt Mossberg is probably the most famous tech columnist to ever put pen to paper, or, more accurately, words to a screen. I have to admit, I’m not a religious follower of his writing. The first time I ever heard of Walt was in 2006, when he wrote a piece on the launch of Zillow (where

May Sponsor Showcase, Round 2

May Sponsor Showcase, Round 2

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