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

How Innovation Projects were Scaled within a Large Mortgage Bank

How Innovation Projects were Scaled within a Large Mortgage Bank

Businesses avoid innovation from fear of not understanding how to effectively manage the unknown. The leaders of these organizations see the value of being innovative, but are disincentivized by the uncertainty and by their lack of expertise and commitments in time and resources to make new ideas scale. While the temptation is to simply hire

Meet the Real Estate Tech Founder: Luke Tomaszewski from ProxyPics

Meet the Real Estate Tech Founder: Luke Tomaszewski from ProxyPics

In our latest real estate tech entrepreneur interview, we’re speaking with Luke Tomaszewski from ProxyPics. Without further ado… What do you do? I am the founder and CEO of ProxyPics. I also own an appraisal management company in Chicago, eValuationZone. What problem does your product/service solve? ProxyPics allows users to request photos of specific locations,

Market Map, Part Two: 170+ Technology Companies Reshaping Commercial Real Estate

Market Map, Part Two: 170+ Technology Companies Reshaping Commercial Real Estate

[Note from editor: Originally published on Thomvest’s Blog] We recently published a real estate market map, which includes hundreds of technology companies that are transforming how residential real estate is bought and sold. Today, we’re following that post up with a new market map focused on commercial real estate (the map is available in PDF format here). Broadly defined, commercial real estate (CRE)

Selective Coloring to Show Property Boundaries

Selective Coloring to Show Property Boundaries

I saw this Tweet by Spencer Rascoff today showing a listing photo with selective coloring of property boundaries for 1223 Ocean Road in Bridgehampton. The tactic certainly makes the image pop. I thought it to be quite a smart marketing angle on the luxury side of real estate marketing. That said, with the advancement of drones

Geek Estate Mastermind Newsletter #40 – Micro-Scholarships for Agents and iReRecruiter // Improving the Rental Experience

Geek Estate Mastermind Newsletter #40 – Micro-Scholarships for Agents and iReRecruiter // Improving the Rental Experience

RaiseMe’s recent fundraising caught my attention: A startup that uses micro-scholarships to motivate students and demystify the cost of higher education. In partnership with over 300 colleges and universities, RaiseMe has extended over $2 billion in scholarships for milestones like an “A” in an AP course or a leadership role in an after-school sport. Roughly one-third


 

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