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Meet the RE Tech Founder: Pat Healy from Prismana

Meet the RE Tech Founder: Pat Healy from Prismana

In our latest real estate tech entrepreneur interview, we’re speaking with the founder of Prismana, Pat Healy. Those who have been in the industry awhile know Pat is no stranger to real estate. He was an organizer for REBarCamp NY for many years, and formerly employed by Onboard Informatics. He is truly one of my favorite

SEO Trend Data: Growing or Shrinking?

SEO Trend Data: Growing or Shrinking?

Organic SEO traffic is an increasingly competitive user acquisition channel for brokerages/agents — especially as the big players gobble up organic slots with domains like RealEstate.com. I do wonder whether SEO as a whole should be a shrinking or growing area of strategic investment. Rand at Moz published some great trend data for those who think about SEO’s

A Virtual Reality Theatre in Minneapolis

A Virtual Reality Theatre in Minneapolis

Real estate offices used to be a necessity. Why? Buyers needed somewhere to look at MLS photo books with active listings. MLS books, of course, have been replaced by the internet, Zillow, and thousands of IDX sites in every market. No one needs to go to a real estate office to look at listings anymore. Where does that

Social Media & Ripping Apart the Fabric of Society

Social Media & Ripping Apart the Fabric of Society

I’m a huge fan of Chamath Palihapitiya & his drum of working on hard problems (see here). He says what everyone is thinking, but are too scared to say publicly. Here’s a recent talk at the Stanford Business School that generated press that Facebook has been forced to respond to: Go to minute 21:30 for this

MetaProp’s New Bridge Program – GeekEstate Blog

MetaProp’s New Bridge Program – GeekEstate Blog

MetaProp announced their MetaProp Bridge at Columbia University. It’s an acceleration program for PropTech startups. This new 20-week global acceleration program connects up to 6 select PropTech startups from across Europe, the Middle East and Africa to award-winning investors, experienced mentors and diverse real estate, technology and institutional partners in North America. They aim to be

Meet the RE Tech Founders: Andrew Nicholls and Michael Valentine from EYESPY360

Meet the RE Tech Founders: Andrew Nicholls and Michael Valentine from EYESPY360

In our latest real estate tech entrepreneur interview, we’re speaking with the founders of EyeSpy360, Andrew Nicholls and Michael Valentine. I met Michael while attending the mipim summit, and was impressed with their virtual tour technology. Without further ado… What do you do? I am the CEO of EYESPY360. My Co-Founder, Michael and I began creating the

iBuyers, iSellers & A Product/Business Idea

iBuyers, iSellers & A Product/Business Idea

It’s no secret there is a consumer shift to faster transactions — on both the buy side and the sell side. Zillow Instant Offers (prior coverage here) and Redfin Now (prior coverage here) are both sell side initiatives I’m bullish on. FlyHomes is offering guaranteed closings on the buy side (see here). What’s the next iteration on

CityBldr Raises $2.9 Million of a $3.4 million Round

CityBldr Raises $2.9 Million of a $3.4 million Round

You may have seen the news last week that CityBldr “has raised $2.9 million of a $3.4 million round” (via GeekWire). CityBldr “brokers” land. If you think about both helping individual home owners realize the potential value to be had by selling to developers (with their neighbors) as well as better optimizing commercial properties — that’s a very,

Meet the RE Tech Executive: Eric Eckardt from Purplebricks

Meet the RE Tech Executive: Eric Eckardt from Purplebricks

In our latest real estate tech entrepreneur interview, we’re speaking with Eric Eckardt, the CEO of Purplebricks in the US. Without further ado… What do you do? As U.S. CEO, I’m responsible for Purplebricks’ U.S. market growth, penetration and profitability. I am tasked with preserving Purplebricks’ core principles and culture of excellent customer service, value for

Job Opportunity: Experienced UI/Graphic Designer

Job Opportunity: Experienced UI/Graphic Designer

One of Geek Estate’s member companies, Rentalutions, is seeking an experienced UI/Graphic Designer. Experienced UI/Graphic Designer Job Type This is a contract position working with a team in Chicago. There is a possibility, but not expectation, that this could evolve into a full-time role. Remote OK, but we always prefer face-to-face. Overview Rentalutions provides the tools and resources