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    Why I’m Bullish on Redfin

    by Drew Meyers on October 23, 2017

    I’ve written about Redfin before, most recently regarding their IPO and the IDX SEO issue. (disclosure: I own a small number of shares). I spent some time looking at their S-1, looking at their current product, and thinking through their future. They face a hard road strife with many competitors to fend off (with more to come) — but I’m bullish. Teams are certainly the future of real estate. Zillow knows that (see here), and Redfin knows that. Redfin happens to operate as the largest “team” in the country. In … Read More »

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Meet the RE Tech Founder: Andrew McConnell from Rented.com

Posted on by Drew Meyers

In our latest real estate tech entrepreneur interview, we’re speaking with the co-founder and CEO of Rented.com, Andrew McConnell. Without further ado… What do you do? I am the CEO of Rented.com. We are the largest marketplace in the world connecting real estate owners with short-term rental managers. We do this by providing fixed income to the owner on a long-term lease, and then placing the property with our network over more than 1,000 of the best professional short-term rental managers globally. What problem does your … Read More »

HomeSnap Invites

Posted on by Drew Meyers

A few weeks ago, I received the the following invite from HomeSnap: I assume I received the email because I’ve traded emails with Tom in the past (he’s a former client at Virtual Results), and all his contacts were sent the same invite. It doesn’t matter who initiated the email. From the consumer perspective, this is spam sent to me by HomeSnap. Sure, I know Tom. But Tom’s in Michigan, I’m in Seattle. I’m not moving to Michigan. Why would I want him as my agent? … Read More »

Closer and Closer to the Transaction

Posted on by Drew Meyers

Simon Baker shared some of this thoughts on the future of online real estate at the Property Portal Watch conference (video link). Particularly for the startup founders reading, it’s worth a listen/watch.  

Content Idea for Real Estate Website/Blog: Local Podcast Roundup

Posted on by Drew Meyers

Once again, you can look to The Evergrey for inspiration in local. Looking for content ideas for your hyper local blog/website? A local podcast roundup for your city (or neighborhood). For a fantastic example, head over and have a look at Everygrey’s ” 10 podcast episodes that’ll teach you something new about Seattle”.   Doing the research to put together a local podcast episode resource such as this is something I believe every agent and broker would be wise to invest in. PS: Why brokerages and teams aren’t investing in … Read More »

Real Estate Tech Sales Career Opportunity with Revaluate

Posted on by Drew Meyers

One of Geek Estate’s members, Chris Drayer at Revaluate, is hiring a world class Sales Account Executive who knows the decision makers in the mortgage and/or real estate industry. About the Job: Boulder/Denver Co. based full time B2B with some travel for events. Combination of inside/outside sales job working from both home and office: prospecting, setting appointments and closing deals on the phone, in person, at trade shows and using webinars. Base + Commission + Bonuses Overnight travel is likely once a month on average Initial and ongoing … Read More »

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