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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

Will Apple’s Decision Spell the End of Real Estate Agent (Template) Apps?

Will Apple’s Decision Spell the End of Real Estate Agent (Template) Apps?

It appears Apple is starting stricter enforcement of its 4.2.6 and 4.3 guidelines in 2018. What are the two guidelines? From the App Store: 4.2.6 Apps created from a commercialized template or app generation service will be rejected. 4.3 Spam Don’t create multiple Bundle IDs of the same app. If your app has different versions for specific

Meet the RE Tech Founder: Russell Quirk from emoov

Meet the RE Tech Founder: Russell Quirk from emoov

In our latest real estate tech entrepreneur interview, we’re speaking with the founder of UK based residential real estate agent emoov, Russell Quirk. I had the chance to meet him in NYC while attending the mipim summit, and was very impressed with his read on the global real estate landscape. Without further ado… What do

Zephyr Q&A with Melody Foster

Zephyr Q&A with Melody Foster

Recently, I had the chance to ask Zephyr‘s VP of Marketing, Melody Foster, a few questions about the companies technology and marketing efforts heading into 2018. 1. Congrats on the partnership with Buyside. Can you tell us a little bit about how that came to be? We were introduced to Buyside by our website vendor,

What You Need to Know: VOWs & the Expiration of the Decree Consent

What You Need to Know: VOWs & the Expiration of the Decree Consent

What do agents and brokers need to know about Virtual Office Websites, following the news of the upcoming expiration of the NAR-DOJ agreement from 2008? We covered the topic here, but thought a follow up was in order with the 3 core things you should know. First, know that you are entitled to ALL the data, outside

Meet the Real Estate Tech Entrepreneur: Malcolm Hall from Open Box

Meet the Real Estate Tech Entrepreneur: Malcolm Hall from Open Box

In our latest real estate tech entrepreneur interview, we’re speaking with Malcolm Hall, the founder and CEO of Open Box. Without further ado… What do you do? I am the Founder and CEO of Open Box which is a technology services company focus solely on Real Estate. My role is to provide strategic leadership to our teams in

Geek Estate Private Community Update

Geek Estate Private Community Update

Wanted to post a quick update about Geek Estate’s private community. We’ve been adding a few members per week, and have 11 founding member slots left (from 50). Those people will receive discounted pricing for the life of their membership. I’ve also refined (read: added to) what the membership offering includes: Content on GEB: Members are allowed one post on

FBS acquires Solid Earth’s Spring software platform

FBS acquires Solid Earth’s Spring software platform

FBS, the creators of the industry-leading Flexmls® System and Spark Platform, announced today the acquisition of Solid Earth’s Spring software platform along with the hiring of the Spring team. Combining the Spring® Portal, the Spark® API, and the Flexmls® System establishes a completely new, powerful platform that puts MLSs, brokers, and agents in full control of their data and brand to clearly

Why Haven’t You Started a Real Estate Startup?

Why Haven’t You Started a Real Estate Startup?

An entrepreneur I spoke to in Colombia a few weeks ago asked me a question I’ve heard a few other times over the years. Given your experience and connections in real estate, why haven’t you done a real estate startup? Valid question for sure. If I had to boil it down, I’d say there’s only