Meet the Real Estate Tech Founder: Maia Bittner from Pinch

Meet the Real Estate Tech Founder: Maia Bittner from Pinch

In our latest real estate tech entrepreneur interview, we’re speaking with Maia Bittner, co-founder of Pinch. Without further ado… What do you do? I’m the cofounder at Pinch, and I work with my cofounder Michael Ducker to run our business and partnerships strategy. He’s more technical than I am, so he leads the product and

A Brand New Horizon Home Page

A Brand New Horizon Home Page

A couple weeks ago, we finally deployed the new home page for Horizon. The old home page was more of a “how it works” landing page than an aspirational story showcasing “why you would want to use Horizon”. The goals for the new home page were as follows: Appeal to visitors coming to Seattle Appeal to

The Opportunity to Buy/Sell “Green”

The Opportunity to Buy/Sell “Green”

Redfin’s analysis/report on the “top green neighborhoods in 2018” adds validation to my longstanding belief there is a major curated search play to be had for green/sustainable homes. This website exists: It’s dated, and doesn’t exude any trust as a consumer. I know someone can, and will, do better. Who is going to capture the

Geek Estate Newsletter #25 – The Waking of the 800 Pound Gorilla(s)

Geek Estate Newsletter #25 – The Waking of the 800 Pound Gorilla(s)

The purpose of Geek Estate’s mastermind community is two fold: Curate the most incredible and diverse membership of real estate innovators, creatives, doers, and creators in the world. Make our members wildly successful in their careers building real estate companies. In this week’s member newsletter (#25), I talk about the 800 pound gorillas that are

Meet the Real Estate Tech Founder: Chad Hall from remodelmate

Meet the Real Estate Tech Founder: Chad Hall from remodelmate

In our latest real estate tech entrepreneur interview, we’re speaking with Chad Hall, Founder & CEO of remodelmate. Without further ado… What do you do? I’m the founder and CEO of Washington, DC-based remodelmate. What problem does your product/service solve?At our core, we’re a collaboration company. When we started the company our thesis was: Doing a

Geek Estate Newsletter #24 – A Creative Approach to Brand Loyalty & Doubling Down on Places

Geek Estate Newsletter #24 – A Creative Approach to Brand Loyalty & Doubling Down on Places

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

More, More, More is Great. Until It’s Not.

More, More, More is Great. Until It’s Not.

It’s no secret online travel Goliath Booking is in a fierce battle with Airbnb to win the minds, hearts, and pocketbooks of travelers around the globe. Booking is now claiming to have more inventory than Airbnb in the “alternative accommodations” market: 5 million compared to 4.85 million. See the Skift article here. Two travel portals are battling.

An Inside Peak at Knock, and Zillow’s Entry into Purchasing Homes

An Inside Peak at Knock, and Zillow’s Entry into Purchasing Homes

Editor’s Note: Below is the Geek Estate Mastermind newsletter #18 from February (this week’s edition was #24). Prospective members often ask for a sample newsletter, so thought I’d post a past edition publicly as an example — particularly given the relevance of Knock’s model to yesterday’s Zillow announcement that they will begin purchasing homes directly. Those of you who

The Expansion of Zillow Instant Offers into Zillow Actually Purchasing (and Renovating) Homes

The Expansion of Zillow Instant Offers into Zillow Actually Purchasing (and Renovating) Homes

The latest announcement from Zillow Group is going to send shockwaves through the industry… Excited to announce our newest business segment, an expansion of @zillow Instant Offers. Big things ahead. #MoveFastThinkBig #ZGLife https://t.co/H1GgbUucps — Spencer Rascoff (@spencerrascoff) April 12, 2018 Beyond expanding Instant Offers into Phoenix, the critical part of the press release: Zillow to

NAR #Logogate & 250k – GeekEstate Blog

NAR #Logogate & 250k – GeekEstate Blog

NAR spent $250,000 on a logo refresh. That’s a boatload of money, for a logo that looks virtually identical to the old version (see Inman for further reaction)… Read Rob’s post, or just don’t and push #Logogate to the back of your mind. No matter what you decide, don’t worry, life will continue. If you want


 

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