The Lastest From The Geek Estate Blog
I’m not going to write an essay, but I wanted to briefly follow up to Joel’s post, and Matthew’s response about the future of IDX. From Matthew: Agents need to own their success online, not rent it. To do that, they’ll need mobile technology that’s widely available, affordable and easy to build. In short, they’ll need commoditization — and IDX provides a model for how that can happen. I agree — in a perfect world, everyone would own their success online. In all major aspects of life, owning … Read More »
Back in July Drew had the chance to meet with the folks behind a cause marketing concept in real estate called GiveBackHomes. I had the opportunity to speak with one their team members today, Caroline Pinal. She joins GEB as our newest contributor. The founders of GiveBackHomes have a history with regard to cause marketing having worked at Toms shoes, the company that donates a pair of shoes to someone in need for every pair they sell. The founder, Blake Andrews has parlayed his experience in becoming … Read More »
We don’t often cover international real estate startups – but there are a fair number of readers from abroad, so we probably should to a bit more of it. VivaReal recently raised a big round – a $41.7 Million series C round, led by Spark Capital. With over $170 million in total funding, they are clearly a force to be reckoned with in South America. While I’m currently in Santiago, Chile and have made few observations here – I know nothing about the Brazil real … Read More »
I listened to the JoinUpDots interview with AJ Leon (Misfits) this morning: http://www.joinupdots.com/2014/11/21/207-aj-leon/ AJ has a well read blog, Pursuit of Everything, that I’ve been following for awhile (no surprise given he’s a slow moving world nomad as I am). His story is absolutely worth hearing. So, go listen… PS: The Misfits website is gorgeous.
There are a lot of amazing companies that have gone through Start-Up Chile (some of which are real estate related). My favorite one? Bureo Skateboards Why? It’s certainly not because I’m the target demographic. I’ve never skateboarded in my life, and pretty sure I would kill myself if I tried. It’s because Bureo has an amazing story: Bureo designs and manufactures a unique line of sustainable skateboards. Bureo’s innovative boards are manufactured in Chile through the team’s initiative, ‘Net Positiva’, Chile’s first ever fishnet collection … Read More »
According to Gartner Research, worldwide sales of client relationship management (CRM) software grew by 13.4% in 2013 to over $20 billion in sales. 41% of the sales came from software as a service (SaaS) providers. Communications, media and IT services are the top 3 verticals. Real estate has always been an attractive category for CRM software developers, in fact, it seems like there is a new entrant into the space on a fairly regular basis, so much so, we’re going to do a regular feature … Read More »