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Mike has been involved with RE Tech and marketing since 1995 and as of Feb 2017 a Trainer with the Broker Agent services team at FBS, creators of FlexMLS. He is the Managing Editor, handles biz-dev for GEB and is a Steely Dan fan. LinkedIn Profile

FBS acquires Solid Earth’s Spring software platform

by Michael Price on 9:46 am December 4, 2017

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 to beautifully showcase their unique value propositions to their client-bases on both web and mobile platforms. Earlier this year FBS and Solid Earth created a partnership that put the power … Read More »

Real Estate Standards Organization Releases Free Web API Tools For Developers

by Michael Price on 8:47 am March 28, 2017

I just saw a post on Linkedin from Jeremy Crawford, CEO of RESO regarding the release of a new API designed to allow technology companies create connections to MLS data. Innovation like this and the Spark platform from FBS are sure to accelerate a great deal of the Proptech activity that is currently underway. Read the update here: What’s also exciting is what this means: this desktop client application is written with reusable code libraries using .NET C# that allows rapid development of API client … Read More »

Alphabet Soup – The Acronym Conundrum

by Michael Price on 4:02 pm March 2, 2017

Alphabet Soup

I recently started a new job, and while getting the lay of the land regarding my role and responsibilities, I have made a commitment to myself and the new clients I will work with in the future. It’s time to dump the alphabet soup and begin communicating in a way that sets a different tone. I am talking about the acronym conundrum. How many conversations have you been a part of where the other person rattles off terms like SAAS, CRM, SEO, MVP, etc.? If … Read More »

Meet The RE Tech Entrepreneur: Jay Maharaj from ClientLinkt

by Michael Price on 10:30 am February 21, 2017

Jay maharaj

In our latest real estate tech interview, we’re talking with the CEO of ClientLinkt, Jay Maharaj. What do You Do? I’m the co-founder and CEO at ClientLinkt. We build branded smartphone apps for real estate agents & offices to stay connected with clients and showcase their expertise – even after the sale. Agents create a curated list of recommended vendors & local businesses to share via the app – and can also send market updates and home maintenance tips via push notifications. Being a small company, my … Read More »

AI Data Startup Lands $2m Seed Funding

by Michael Price on 6:26 pm February 8, 2017

Today’s Geek word is “Ethnographic”. Basically, it’s the presentation of data as it applies to society or groups. Lynden Foust, Spatial’s CEO and a team of about 10 engineers are building a social layering platform that uses AI to cull about 30 different social media sources for location based data.  A simple line of code added to a map is all that’s needed to beef up search results with a myriad of neighborhood social content. Making Data Sexy Spatial’s concept provides RE pros with a … Read More »

Inman Connect Launches Single Day “On The Road” Events

by Michael Price on 10:58 am September 19, 2016

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 »

RE Broker & RE Tech Veterans Aim at Commission Disruption Target

by Michael Price on 12:39 pm August 31, 2016

About a week ago while on LinkedIn, a job posting popped up in my feed for a real estate broker by a company that was new to me called Homebay. It was a complete coincidence that Drew had them in his radar at the same time. My curiosity was piqued a bit further when I noticed that the person that posted the listing was a contact I had made a couple of years ago at the NAR convention in New Orleans. Eddie Earnest, formerly of Zurple.com, … Read More »

Swanepoel T3 Group Hires Paul Hagey as New Managing Editor

by Michael Price on 8:58 am August 24, 2016

The Swanepoel T3 Group, residential real estate’s definitive strategic information firm, has hired award-winning former Inman News writer Paul Hagey as managing editor of its Swanepoel Trends Report and industry power-ranking list Swanepoel Power 200. Hagey will work closely with Swanepoel T3 Group Chairman and CEO Stefan Swanepoel on designing, editing, writing and organizing both publications, including the management of a stable of writers and researchers. “Adding Paul to the T3 publications team is another confirmation of our commitment to provide the real estate industry … Read More »

MOTIVE RE Tech Incubator Takes A Pause

by Michael Price on 3:43 pm February 16, 2016

John Backes of Motive, a real estate technology accelerator recently announced that they will be putting their aggressive plans for 2016 on hold. Last June Motive took off like a rocket with 85 applications and 4 companies receiving funding. “Clearly, much has changed since last summer, and the markets are in a season of sharp correction and uncertainty. Our guess is the waters will be quite risky for the remainder of 2016.” When things turn around, I have no doubt that you will see Motive … Read More »

Adwerx Introduces Mobile Ad Platform For RE Pros

by Michael Price on 6:34 pm July 22, 2015

Durham N. Carolina’s Adwerx is a digital advertising platform for residential real estate that was created using a concept and code for a completely different vertical, musicians. Jed Carlson and his team of now 37 employees used their experience to build a system that allows 5 agents in a specific zip code to “retarget” consumers whose online behavior has identified them as potential homebuyer or seller. This type of targeting tracks consumers and delivers ads to someone who may have been searching for moving services … Read More »

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