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    Partial Home Ownership, Equity, Down Payments — Thoughts on Point

    by Drew Meyers on September 14, 2016

    Real breakthrough innovations don’t come along very often, in any industry. Real estate is no exception. What gets me excited is when products / businesses enabling consumers to do something they can’t do today (rather than just recreate the same wheel that’s been created 10 or 20 times before). Point is certainly one such product / business that fits the bill for me. What exactly is it? Point is an alternative to traditional home equity loans and HELOCs. Point buys into a fraction of your property. There are … Read More »

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Centriq – Your Home, Smarter

Posted on by Drew Meyers

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Another attempt at the history of the home opportunity I’ve written previously about: Centriq. HomeKeepr and HomeZada (see prior coverage here) are two long standing competitors — though there’s other recent entrants as well. I played with Centriq’s iOS version a bit yesterday. It seems straight forward – manage and track everything related to your home. The challenge is the product needs a lot of data inputted prior to being truly useful for a home owner. Is there enough of an incentive to get home owners … Read More »

The State of IDX Products, and IDX APIs

Posted on by Drew Meyers

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Is it just me, or is there not much innovation occurring with IDX these days? Diverse Solutions long had the reputation for being the most innovative IDX vendor, but then sold to Zillow, saw product problems (documented here), and were just recently unloaded to Market Leader. Displet sold to Tribus. Long time readers may remember Real Geeks won our Geek Build 2012 IDX decision. The company I hear the most about is IDX Broker. They may win the game and become the default dominance player by sheer perseverance. Most companies … Read More »

Fred Real Estate Group – A Fresh Approach To Bend

Posted on by Drew Meyers

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Fred Real Estate Group recently put out a A Fresh Approach To Bend video to showcase Bend (& their brokerage of course). Very well done…, and worth watching if you’re contemplating something similar for your brokerage.

September Sponsor Showcase

Posted on by Drew Meyers

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Thank you to our September advertisers… Your real estate referral business is bigger than you think. ReferralExchange matches your referrals with 3 agents, manages the entire process, and pays you a 25% referral fee. Get started We find, showcase, and sell Modern homes. Period. 360modern currently focuses on modern home sales in the Greater Seattle region, but has plans to expand to other areas soon..if you would like yours to be one of them, drop a line and let us know or sign up for … Read More »

Inman Connect Launches Single Day “On The Road” Events

Posted on by Michael Price

Los Angeles Next Market For New Format Inman.Com is taking it’s popular Connect conference format on the road in an abbreviated single day format. The events are geared toward trending technology, marketing and business development topics. The next events will take place in Los Angeles (October 18) and Miami (November 30). The first half of the day are general session tracks. Separate agent and broker tracks take place the second half of the day. The presenters are a combination of local real estate professionals that have established themselves … Read More »

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