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Founder of Geek Estate Blog / Geek Estate Labs. Zillow Alum. Travel addict & co-founder of Horizon. Social entrepreneurship & microfinance advocate. Fan of Red Hot Chili Peppers and Kiva.

2018 Report: How Brokers Are Handcrafting the Future of Their Real Estate Technology

by Drew Meyers on 6:00 pm February 19, 2018

Are you a real estate broker/age? Are you interested in technology? Interesting in building a real estate brand? If so, Sequel released their “How Brokers are Handcrafting the Future of their Real Estate Technology” 2018 report. Download here if you’re interested in learning from a few brokers who have shared their story. PS: And, yes, Sequel is right that “The noise is getting louder.” That’s a huge reason the Geek Estate mastermind was created.

Geek Estate Founding Member Spotlight: Ryan Coon from Rentalutions

by Drew Meyers on 12:00 pm February 18, 2018

We’ve now published three Geek Estate founding member interview; Jennifer Kjellgren, Sep Niakan, and Eileen Romito. The interviews are meant to give you a taste of current business priorities, products and trends to watch in 2018, and what they enjoy about being a Geek Estate mastermind member. Our 4th interview is with Ryan Coon from Rentalutions. I believe I first met Ryan at the MetaProp demo day several years ago, and have been impressed with the job he’s done building Rentalutions ever since. Without further ado… What’s your most significant business focus for 2018? Our … Read More »

Thoughts on Zillow’s Latest Consumer Brand, Out East

by Drew Meyers on 10:06 am February 16, 2018

Zillow recently launched a new brand, Out East. It’s a portal for the Hamptons, joining Street Easy as a Zillow Group consumer brand on the East coast. It’s the result of their acquisition of Hamptons Real Estate Online (see here), which turned out to be an “SEO juice” acquisition (that shouldn’t surprise anyone). I wrote an article with my thoughts on their last consumer consumer brand launch, RealEstate.com — and thought I’d write a few thoughts on Out East. What exactly is Out East? Out … Read More »

Geek Estate Newsletter #16 — Helping Renters/Buyers Understand their Financial Future

by Drew Meyers on 12:00 pm February 15, 2018

The purpose of Geek Estate’s private community is two fold: Curate the most incredible and diverse membership of real estate innovators, creatives, doers, and creators in the world. Make our members wildly successful in their careers building real estate companies. Most of the longer strategy, analysis, and trend pieces I formerly wrote publicly on this blog, I now publish in a newsletter. In this week’s member newsletter (#16), I shared a product idea I’ve been thinking about to helping renters/buyers understand their financial future (with the goal … Read More »

Meet the Real Estate Tech Founder: Dave Fulk from HelloAlex

by Drew Meyers on 10:00 am

In our latest real estate tech entrepreneur interview, we’re speaking with co-founder and COO of HelloAlex, Dave Fulk. Without further ado… What do you do? HelloAlex is an Artificial Intelligence software specifically designed for Real Estate agents to help them start conversations with their leads 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on autopilot in less than 2 minutes. No, I am not talking about an email autoresponder. Real and meaningful conversations that positions you as the real estate agent to work with. Because … Read More »

Geek Estate Founding Member Spotlight: Eileen Romito from TruePad

by Drew Meyers on 12:30 pm February 11, 2018

We kicked off our Geek Estate founding member interviews with Jennifer Kjellgren a few weeks ago, and followed it up with Sep Niakan’s last week. The interviews are meant to give you a taste of current business priorities, products and trends to watch in 2018, and what they enjoy about being a member. Our 3rd founding member interview is with Eileen Romito, the operations manager for Truepad. I first met her in San Francisco while attending Inman, and have always been a fan of their focus on delivering the “best valued homes”. Without … Read More »

Meet the Real Estate Tech Founder: Darryl Glade from Stilio

by Drew Meyers on 10:00 am February 8, 2018

In our latest real estate tech entrepreneur interview, we’re speaking with co-founder and CEO of Stilio, Darryl Glade. He’s another founder I met in New York a couple weeks ago. Without further ado… What do you do? I am part of the incredible Stilio team that connects real estate agents with local real estate photographers. The Stilio platform network simply matches demand with supply. In our case, the demand is the need for professional listing photography and the supply is local professional real estate photographers. … Read More »

Geek Estate Newsletter #15 — Affordable Housing

by Drew Meyers on 12:18 pm February 7, 2018

The purpose of Geek Estate’s private community is two fold: Curate the most incredible and diverse membership of real estate innovators, creatives, doers, and creators in the world. Make our members wildly successful in their careers building real estate companies. Most of the longer strategy, analysis, and trend pieces I formerly wrote publicly on this blog, I now publish in a newsletter. This week’s member newsletter (#15) touched on the topic of affordable housing and potential solutions (fractional homeownership, co-buying, tiny homes, etc). If you want … Read More »

immoviewer Creates Floor Plans From 360° Photos

by Drew Meyers on 10:00 am February 6, 2018

There was some big news last week from one of Geek Estate‘s founding members — Jeff Turner, CEO of immoviewer US. No Measuring. We Do All The Work. We’ve been testing floor plan creation from the 360° images in your immoviewer 3D tours for several months now and we’re happy to announce their official launch. Beginning today, you can now order floor plans right from your desktop dashboard. And the only measuring you’ll need to do is from the floor to the center of your camera lens. Simple. Easy. … Read More »

The “Tech-Enabled Real Estate Brokerage” Pitch

by Drew Meyers on 11:00 am February 5, 2018

It’s widely agreed upon that the rise of tech-enabled brokerages are one of the major major trends to watch in the real estate industry. Namely, Redfin, Compass, eXp Realty, and NextHome. From an agent perspective, I’m trying to better understand how these new models differentiate from each other. This weekend, I took a peak at their websites and found a couple videos targeted at agents. From Compass: From NextHome: eXp has a Google Presentation worth looking at here. Redfin’s career pitch is on their real estate jobs page. If … Read More »

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