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The Geek Estate Community. What Exactly is It?

The Geek Estate Community. What Exactly is It?

I’ve been asked a few times what members can expect from the new private community of creatives/innovators making real estate, financial independence, & home ownership more accessible using technology. You can read about the vision here. The focus of the community is two fold: Curate the most incredible and diverse membership of the real estate

Nextdoor and ListHub / Realtor.com

Nextdoor and ListHub / Realtor.com

While looking at Nextdoor this evening, I noticed a couple things as it relates to real estate listings… They are syndicating listings from ListHub They struck a deal with Realtor.com for the “see more nearby listings” upsell (seen in the screen shot below) Especially since the Move/Realtor.com is showing up in Seattle where Zillow is headquartered, I

Wired Score Funding and Podcast (and a Few Thoughts)

Wired Score Funding and Podcast (and a Few Thoughts)

I listened to the Fifth Wall podcast with WiredScore founder Arie Barendrecht yesterday morning on my walk to Impact Hub. It’s worth a listen, particularly to those interested in commercial real estate tech. I hadn’t heard of Wired Score before, which is a little surprising but they do operate on the commercial side of the massive industry we play

Conscious Real Estate = A Lot to Like

Conscious Real Estate = A Lot to Like

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 and Kiva.  view profileHorizon |Blog | Archives Bryn Kaufman Principal Broker and creator of OahuRE.com, one of the most popular websites on Oahu. I enjoy working

Amazon Key is a Big Deal

Amazon Key is a Big Deal

Let’s be clear. Amazon Key is a big, big deal — for many reasons. It hit Product Hunt today, and the comments touched on a couple major points worth noting. It’s a brilliant — yet extremely obvious –move given their massive Alexa/Echo investment into the smart home opportunity. $250+ is an expensive home upgrade/purchase for many. Amazon

Any Real Estate Geeks Interested in the Product Hunt Hackathon

Any Real Estate Geeks Interested in the Product Hunt Hackathon

The Geeks / developers reading may have seen the news about the upcoming Product Hunt global hackathon. It’s a month long hackathon… This isn’t like most hackathons. Starting November 1st, we’re kicking off a month-long, global, online hackathon so that anyone with a computer can participate. With over $250,000 in prizes and a suite of

Zillow Shuts Off Mortgage Rate API

Zillow Shuts Off Mortgage Rate API

Startup founders beware: Zillow decommissioned their Mortgage Rate Summary API. Building on top of a 3rd party free API is great, until it gets yanked from under you. (I had this same issue with Horizon when Facebook decommissioned/modified the APIs we built on). I originally heard the news from a founder I recently spoke with,

Generating Awareness for Upcoming Real Estate Product Launches

Generating Awareness for Upcoming Real Estate Product Launches

Those of you who frequent Product Hunt may have seen their “upcoming products” section… The product enables “makes” to create landing pages for unlaunched producs, and those interested in their value proposition can “subscribe” to be notified when the product is ready. My question for the founders (building new products), is whether you’d find value

Why I’m Bullish on Redfin

Why I’m Bullish on Redfin

I’ve written about Redfin before, most recently regarding their IPO and the IDX SEO issue. (disclosure: I own a small number of shares). I spent some time looking at their S-1, looking at their current product, and thinking through their future. They face a hard road strife with many competitors to fend off (with more to come) — but

2 Membership Slots Left in the 1st 25

2 Membership Slots Left in the 1st 25

As I previously mentioned… We’re seeking 50 founding members to help us shape the future direction of the Geek Estate community. The 1st 25 founding members are being offering insanely discounted pricing (for the LIFE of your Membership). The 2nd 25 founding members will still receive discounted pricing, but less so than the 1st 25