You are here: GeekEstate Blog » Blog

Geek Estate Blog

The Lastest From The Geek Estate Blog

Teams, Leads, and the Long Term

by Drew Meyers on 2:16 pm January 6, 2017

Lead generation offers for real estate agents

Brian mentioned a theme I’ve been thinking about: I also wonder if the very efficiency that makes teams work right now is also a long-term weakness. The rainmaker/buyer agent/TC pod fueled by online leads captured, scored, routed, incubated and dripped upon can be a lean, mean machine. A machine that could be replaced. It strikes me that the old-school top producer — a referral-driven creature dependent on a smile more than systems — may be more enduring in an age where artificial intelligence and machine … Read More »

Links for Geeks – January 5th

by Drew Meyers on 4:44 pm January 5, 2017

A few reads I’ve found interesting lately… Inside Opendoor: what two years of transactions say about their prospects Don’t Get Trampled: The Puzzle For “Unicorn” Employees Seven Predictions for 2017: The Boy Bands Edition (subscription wall) Humanizing our networks Online Publishing Should Look At Steem, Not Spotify, For Inspiration The most no brainer move of 2017: Medium should buy Patreon

A Guide to Video Emails (See How BombBomb Works)

by Seth Williams on 8:00 am January 3, 2017

Have you ever received a video email before? For most people, video emails are NOT something we see in our inboxes very often, but when they’re used properly – they can be an incredibly powerful communication tool that persuades, informs and builds trust on a level that text emails are simply incapable of doing. I still remember the first time I ever got a video email. The year was 2011 and the medium was a free website known as Eyejot (a now defunct website). At the time, … Read More »

Utah Cliff House – One of the Most Unique Properties I’ve Ever Seen

by Drew Meyers on 1:22 pm December 28, 2016

utah-cliff-home

This post isn’t really “real estate tech” per say, but I came across one of the most unique properties I’ve ever seen — involving a “story”. A 2,100 square foot house built into a cliff in Utah. It’s selling on auction January 21st. Watch the video here: You can learn more about the property (and bid on it) via the website: http://utahcliffhouse.com/ Are you telling a compelling story about your listings?  

Will the Amazon Echo (aka Alexa) Power the Future of Real Estate?

by Drew Meyers on 7:45 am

Echo dot

I almost bought an Echo Dot for $49 this week (affiliate link), but didn’t quite pull the trigger. Earlier today in Inman’s FB group (Yes, you should attend), I came across the following demo video from Voiceter Pro (they bill themselves as the conversational search company) of the Alexa real estate app they’ve built. I don’t know about you, but it seems to be an inferior search experience to what buyers have today. Why not just pull out your iPad (or phone) and Zillow, Redfin, or Realtor.com? It would take … Read More »

Shattered Glass Podcast – More Opendoor / Real Estate Analysis

by Drew Meyers on 2:21 pm December 27, 2016

opendoor-twitter-square

For those interested in further analysis of Opendoor and real estate tech, here’s a podcast I listened to you may be interested in. It’s right here (66 minutes).

A 2nd Viewpoint on Real Estate Innovation in 2017

by Drew Meyers on 12:55 pm December 22, 2016

clouds-1845517_1920

What am I thinking about as we go into 2017? What innovation are we going to see in the new year? I figured I’d write my own predications to follow Walter’s. Here we go… AI — I agree with Walter that AI is going to continue to be a point of innovation in 2017 (and beyond). I believe there is an opportunity to use AI to “predict” homes buyers would be interested in — without them even asking. That said, I hesitate to include AI … Read More »

Hacker Connect in NYC (and $100 Off) — January 16th

by Drew Meyers on 2:03 pm December 20, 2016

HackerConnect

Geek Estate is a community of tech savvy real estate professionals and vendors. If there is one event that’s truly applicable to readers here, it’s Hacker Connect. Who: Developers, technology vendors, MLS employees, real estate entrepreneurs/founders, and tech savvy agents/brokers looking for a leg up on the competition. When: January 16th, 9:00 – 5:30 Where: New York Marriot Marquis Cost: $299 Register: Here If you look at the schedule here, you’ll see there are a wide range of tech topics discussed. Everything from Artificial Intelligence to data … Read More »

Vendor Review – Sierra Interactive

by Mike McGee on 9:35 am

intown-elite-homepage

In my previous post I mentioned I had found a new website/IDX vendor and promised to tell you who it was in an upcoming review post. Well, that time has finally come. The vendor I chose for our Intown Atlanta real estate website is Sierra Interactive and below is a video overview. I’m sure I didn’t cover everything in the video, so feel free to ask questions in the comments. I’ll answer what I can, but if you want to get specifics straight from the horse’s mouth, contact … Read More »

Real Estate Innovation to Watch in 2017

by Walter Baum on 12:22 pm December 19, 2016

clouds-1845517_1920

For those who like a quick summary, keep your eye on these technologies in 2017: Virtual Reality Home Tours “Uber for” Real Estate A.I. Real Estate Search Looking back on 2016, it was quite a big year. I got married, got a puppy and joined an exciting new company. Oh, and several technologies quietly caught the attention of our industry as potential ways to change the game. I am thankful to have spent the better part of a decade connecting with some of the most … Read More »

2008 - 2017 GEEK ESTATE · ALL RIGHTS RESERVED - THEME BY Virtual Results
Hosted by Caffeine Interactive