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Finalists for 2017 Global PropTech Awards

Finalists for 2017 Global PropTech Awards

The finalists were announced…congrats to all those that made the list. Top Founder Award Ragnar Lifthrasir, velox.RE Mike Sroka, Dealpath Andrew Flachner, RealScout Ryan Williams, Cadre Francesca Loftus, hOM Top Technology Award Bowery Valuation Envelope City Carmera Appear Here Lotik Top Executive Award Nick Romito, Founder and CEO, VTS Steve Jacobs, Senior Managing Director, Ten-X

FlyHomes Brings in $4 Million

FlyHomes Brings in $4 Million

Congrats to the team at FlyHomes for closing $4 million in funding. From GeekWire, the round was… led by e-commerce pioneer Mark Vadon, with participation from Pritzker Group Venture Capital and Avant CEO Al Goldstein. Vadon, who previously co-founded Zulily and Blue Nile, will join the FlyHomes board as part of the investment. The startup

October Sponsor Showcase, Round 1

October Sponsor Showcase, Round 1

Thank you to our October sponsors… Zavvie is a hyperlocal marketing platform – the place where savvy, trusted local real estate agents go to become the neighborhood go-to resource. zavvie delivers a complete social media and hyperlocal system for top agents to build their listing business and make – or keep – them the dominant agent

Echo Plus’ Impact on the Smart Home

Echo Plus’ Impact on the Smart Home

I think the new Echo Plus is a game changer for the Smart Home (a topic I’ve been writing about). I don’t have any “connected devices” in my home, so it’s hard for me to comment on how easy setup is. That said, in theory, Echo Plus will automatically recognize and setup all your devices.

Meet the RE Tech Entrepreneur: Jed Carlson from Adwerx

Meet the RE Tech Entrepreneur: Jed Carlson from Adwerx

In our latest real estate tech entrepreneur interview, we’re speaking with Jed Carlson, the CEO of Adwerx. Without further ado… What do you do? I’m the CEO of Adwerx. We make it brilliantly simple for small businesses like real estate agents and brokers to do highly sophisticated digital advertising that promotes themselves and their listings in

Open to New Career Opportunities

Open to New Career Opportunities

I figured I should make it public I’m seeking a full time opportunity. Those of you who I’ve seen in person or spoken on the phone with recently likely already know — after 7 years of consulting and bootstrapping two products (both Horizon and Oh Hey World are under the legal umbrella of Oh Hey World, Inc), I’m looking

Saying FSBOs sell for less is misleading.

Saying FSBOs sell for less is misleading.

I read an article referencing a study on how For Sale by Owner (FSBO) sell for less. In my opinion, this is misleading because they are only looking at FSBOs that did NOT sell through the MLS. These days, most successful FSBO listings are on the MLS. They use a flat fee services that lists

The power of ‘we’ and how technology connects us for good

The power of ‘we’ and how technology connects us for good

A little bit of Sunday inspiration to do more good in the world… watch this TEDx talk by Jessica Hansen from Kiva. PS: Jessica also spoke at Inman. The post The power of ‘we’ and how technology connects us for good appeared first on GeekEstate Blog. http://geekestateblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/kiva-loans-change-lives.gif Source link

The Smart Home & Amazon Alexa (and Echo)

The Smart Home & Amazon Alexa (and Echo)

When talking about Amazon and their strengths and weaknesses for coming out on top for the looming (massive) smart home opportunity — you have to include both Echo (hardware) and Alexa (software) in the equation. While they are intertwined now, that’s not going to remain the case. The Echo is, of course, Alexa’s first customer. However, The Echo

MIPIM Announces Finalists for Startup Competition

MIPIM Announces Finalists for Startup Competition

The finalists have been announced for the MIPIM PropTech Summit… Acasa (UK), an app that allows users to manage all their household bills. BrickVest (UK), a global financial marketplace that allows investors at all levels to invest in institutional-quality real estate globally. Contract Wrangler Inc. (USA), a platform that turns painful contract deluge into revenue