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A Real Estate Agent Review of Sierra Interactive

I get asked quite frequently what website platform real estate agents & brokers should use. What better way to research than hearing directly from real estate agents using the various vendors? I had a chance to ask Drew Laughlin in Columbus Ohio his thoughts on his experience with Sierra Interactive as his online marketing partner (website + SEM). Sierra was

Another Entrant to “Smart Cities” = Bill Gates

Another Entrant to “Smart Cities” = Bill Gates

  Toronto was put on the “smart city” map by Google. Now, Bill Gates’ investment firm (Belmont Partners) is putting “Belmont Arizona” on the map with $80 million to purchase 25,000 acres. (via cnbc.com) If you don’t know where “Belmont” is, not to worry. The city doesn’t actually exist yet. They are creating it from scratch.

Meet the RE Tech Founder: Matt Partridge from Infabode

In our latest real estate tech entrepreneur interview, we’re speaking with the founder of Infabode, Matt Partridge. Matt was yet another founder I met in New York while attending the mipim summit. Without further ado… What do you do? I’m the founder and CEO of a company called Infabode – The Home of Real Estate Information: www.infabode.com

Selling Off-Plan Residences? – GeekEstate Blog

Selling Off-Plan Residences? – GeekEstate Blog

One of the most interesting technologies I came across in NYC at mipim was Cubedots, which helps sell off-market residences. Get a flavor by watching this video… About Drew Meyers Founder of Geek Estate Blog / Geek Estate Labs. Zillow Alum. Travel addict & co-founder of Horizon. Social entrepreneurship & microfinance advocate. Fan of Red Hot Chili Peppers

Meet the Real Estate Tech Founder: Sander van de Rijdt from PlanRadar

In our latest real estate tech entrepreneur interview, we’re speaking with Sander van de Rijdt, the founder of PlanRadar. PlanRadar was one of the three startups who advanced from the startup competition at the mipim summit in New York. Without further ado… What do you do? PlanRadar is a cloudbased SaaS solution for innovative construction documentation,

VC Money is Not the End-All, Be-All of Building a Company

VC Money is Not the End-All, Be-All of Building a Company

One of the podcasts I listen to regularly is Acquired.fm (iTunes here). Their most recent episode was on Atlassian’s IPO. (note Acquired covered the Zillow-Trulia deal last year). The company is valued at over $12 billion. Let that set in. A public company with a valuation of $12 billion, printing cash. Without raising any VC money.

IDX Companies Beware (with a Hint from Zillow Group)

IDX Companies Beware (with a Hint from Zillow Group)

I visited Zillow Group’s investor relations page because I wanted to listen in on yesterday’s earnings call (you can see results of Q3 here). As I was scrolling down the page, I noticed a specific company missing from their “Business Brands” section. Bridge Interactive, dotloop, and Mortech. The company missing? None other than Diverse Solutions. There has to be

Compass and Big Plans – GeekEstate Blog

Compass and Big Plans – GeekEstate Blog

I watched the video of Robert Reffkin’s vision for real estate’s future (via Inman)… Compass’ goal is 20% market share in the top 20 cities by 2020. How are they going to do it? Invest in their team (meaning buying agents), and build a…CRM? Say what? CRMs exist already. Many of them. Agents don’t use

More on GiveRealty in Austin

More on GiveRealty in Austin

I’m a big fan of what I see from GiveRealty; how can you not be when you realize they have donated over $700,000 to charities? I actually came across their work in 2013, but took another look this morning and wanted to highlight two specific things on their website. First, their concrete giving examples on their

Shaming Renters, NAR, and Home Ownership

It’s pretty easy to figure out why NAR put out the ad above. Follow the money. Realtors don’t get paid when people rent. They only earn a commission when buyers buy homes. It’s not optimal, but I’m a renter. Always have been. Am I annoyed I’m not building “equity” on a monthly basis? For sure. Do I