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Meet the Real Estate Tech Founder: Lucas Rotter from Valcre

Meet the Real Estate Tech Founder: Lucas Rotter from Valcre

In our latest real estate tech entrepreneur interview, we’re speaking with Lucas Rotter from Valcre. Without further ado… What do you do? I am the CEO and Co-Founder of Valcre, a SaaS commercial real estate appraisal company. What problem does your product/service solve? Valcre provides an innovative appraisal software platform for the commercial real estate

Geek Estate Mastermind Newsletter #42 – Shifting the Balance of Power with Pocket Listings, & Techno Fools and Certainty for All

Geek Estate Mastermind Newsletter #42 – Shifting the Balance of Power with Pocket Listings, & Techno Fools and Certainty for All

Last week, I dove deep on pocket listings and the strategic implications of the 2018 landscape I laid out. The key question is whether the strategy of using pocket listings to build a buyer audience that sticks around after the market turns prove fruitful for the brokerages and startups working on it? If you’re interested

Geek Estate Mastermind Founding Member Spotlight: Rick Orr from RealSavvy

Geek Estate Mastermind Founding Member Spotlight: Rick Orr from RealSavvy

We’ve now published eight Geek Estate Mastermind founding member interviews; Jennifer Kjellgren, Sep Niakan, Eileen Romito, Ryan Coon, Caroline Pinal, Joel Leslie, David Harris, and Seth Siegler. The interviews are meant to give you a taste of current business priorities, products and trends to watch in 2018, and what they enjoy about being a Geek Estate Mastermind member. Our 8th interview is with Rick Orr

Meet the Real Estate Tech Founder: Yale Fox from Rentlogic

Meet the Real Estate Tech Founder: Yale Fox from Rentlogic

In our latest real estate tech entrepreneur interview, we’re speaking with Yale Fox from Rentlogic. Without further ado… What do you do? I am a TED Fellow/Kairos Fellow working on ways to use data and technology to improve the life for the middle class. I am also the founder and CEO of Rentlogic, a company

The 2018 Pocket/Off-Market/Coming Soon Landscape

The 2018 Pocket/Off-Market/Coming Soon Landscape

I wrote a post back in May of 2014 about using pocket listings to shift the balance of power away from the MLS. In it, I said this: Everyone trying the pocket listings strategy now, such as @Properties, is doing it between agents. I think a massive home run opportunity, is to build a marketplace for

Geek Estate Mastermind Newsletter #41 – A Future Looking Back on Zillow Offers & A Strategic Mistake, and Over Romanticizing the Status Quo

Geek Estate Mastermind Newsletter #41 – A Future Looking Back on Zillow Offers & A Strategic Mistake, and Over Romanticizing the Status Quo

  Last week, I imagined a world where Zillow Offers is the greatest strategic mistake in the company’s history. Flipping houses directly adds significant operational complexity utilizing on the ground employees and contractors, with low margins. Was their original entry to the market, a marketplace enabling third party investors, not the right approach? I left

2018/2019 MetaProp Accelerator at Columbia University – Applications Close in 2 Days

2018/2019 MetaProp Accelerator at Columbia University – Applications Close in 2 Days

Founders, there’s only two days left to apply to MetaProp’s Accelerator at Columbia University. Benefits include: Up to $250,000 in financing 22-week program focused on driving business growth and accelerated market penetration Participation in exclusive Pilot Days and Demo Days, as well as discounted or free attendance at dozens of local, national and international industry