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NAR Doubling Down on Upstream. Why?

NAR Doubling Down on Upstream. Why?

NAR is putting another $9 into Upstream. There was a comment thread in Inman’s Facebook group this weekend discussing the news and strategy behind it. I must admit, I still don’t really get it — at least not to the tune of $9 million in backing. Couldn’t existing MLS vendors such as Flex or Rapattoni, or even

Facebook in 2017 – GeekEstate Blog

Facebook in 2017 – GeekEstate Blog

It’s been quite some time since I’ve written about Facebook, so wanted to touch on my thoughts on the platform in 2017 as I see it. John Battelle recently wrote a piece worth reading. You can do that here. I envy those who avoid Facebook. Why? Because FB does such a masterful job wasting my time. Lately,

Cozy Pay = Brilliant – GeekEstate Blog

Cozy Pay = Brilliant – GeekEstate Blog

Cozy (previous coverage) released Cozy Pay… How it works: Set up your monthly payments No more worrying about how to get your rent to your landlord every month. Just connect your checking account and tell us where your payment should go. We’ll take care of paying your landlord Once you’re set up, your landlord can sign up

The Fog is Very Real

The Fog is Very Real

Founders, entrepreneurs — as well as agents/brokers — should all read Fred Wilson’s post about seeing through the fog. The fog is a big part of the obsession with shiny objects (there’s more than enough of them in this industry). If you don’t know where you’re going, you’re more likely than not to pay attention

Elon Musk’s Ted Interview – GeekEstate Blog

Elon Musk’s Ted Interview – GeekEstate Blog

Drew Meyers Founder of Geek Estate Blog. Zillow Alum. Travel addict & co-founder of Horizon. Product & Marketing for 360modern. Social entrepreneurship & microfinance advocate. Fan of Red Hot Chili Peppers and Kiva.  view profileHorizon |Blog | Archives Seth Siegler Seth is a full stack software engineer, technical consultant and experienced startup founder. He sold his

Echo Goes Visual – GeekEstate Blog

Echo Goes Visual – GeekEstate Blog

I received an email from Amazon yesterday… In order for the Alexa to deliver an amazing experience for many scenarios — certainly a real estate one — it needs a connected screen. Echo Show is that screen. The $229 price is a bit steep, but I’m sure that will come down a bit over time. I’m not

Meet the RE Tech Entrepreneur: Gary Beasley from Roofstock

Meet the RE Tech Entrepreneur: Gary Beasley from Roofstock

In our latest real estate tech entrepreneur interview, we’re speaking with Gary Beasley from Roofstock. Gary has experience few in the industry can compete with, going back to 2001 with Zip Realty. I had the chance to hop on the phone with him a couple weeks ago, and speak about their business and product. I’m always a

May Sponsor Showcase, Round 1

May Sponsor Showcase, Round 1

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

The Power of Distribution in 2017

The Power of Distribution in 2017

Early in my startup career (when I was first building Oh Hey World), I severely underestimated the power of distribution. In today’s landscape, the behemoths’ (Zillow, Facebook, AirBnB, Uber, etc) have a massive — and I mean massive — advantage when it comes to eyes on brand. They can be slow, but even if they’re

Reali, Yet Another Taking Aim at Commissions

Reali, Yet Another Taking Aim at Commissions

Reali, which raised 2 million in 2016, is another startup taking center aim at commissions (that topic no one likes to talk about). Sellers, pay a low total commission and get more out of your investment when listing with Reali. Experience selling with Reali. Video overview: The challenge with models taking aim at commissions publicly is