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October Sponsor Showcase

by Drew Meyers on 8:00 am October 18, 2016

Thank you to our October 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 markets soon..if you would like yours to be one of them, drop a line and let us know or sign up for MODMail. Find … Read More »

Cable News, and Fear

by Drew Meyers on 11:43 am October 13, 2016

This isn’t really related to real estate tech, so if that’s what you’re looking for today, you can head elsewhere. Seth Godin’s post yesterday was about Cable News. More specifically, fear and what’s causing it: What if the fear and malaise and anger isn’t merely being reported by cable news… What if it’s being caused by cable news? What if ubiquitous video accompanied by frightening and freaked out talking heads is actually, finally, changing our culture? Which came first, the news or the news cycle? We seem to … Read More »

New Ad Program – 6 Spots, $500 per month

by Drew Meyers on 1:54 pm August 15, 2016

We’re simplifying advertising options to a basic monthly sponsorship package. We’ll take 6 sponsors at $500 per month. Each will receive: 100% share of voice with a 180 x 150 ad module on the home page 100% share of voice with a 180 x 150 ad module on sidebar of all individual blog posts Two or three sentences with a call to action and link in a monthly sponsor showcase blog post. The program starts in September. Thank you to ReferralExchange for being our first committed sponsor. … Read More »

Moving Email Subscriptions to Mailchimp

by Drew Meyers on 1:41 pm July 14, 2016

Over the past few weeks, traffic has been slowly declining and I’ve noticed a slight decrease in comments. I believe I finally realized the issue — emails for new posts stopped going out. One of my (many) email addresses is subscribed, and upon publishing several posts the other day and not seeing an email from Feedburner the next morning like usual — I dug into the issue and realized the last email I received was from the post on June 24th. Since then, I don’t believe anyone has been getting any … Read More »

In New York City January 26-29

by Drew Meyers on 5:07 pm January 12, 2016

New York City has long been one of my favorite spots to spend time. I’m taking a redeye from Seattle to JFK January 25th, arriving at 6 am Tuesday morning. I’m in town until early afternoon on Friday. If you want to want some free advice (see here), and you’ll be in town for Inman Connect (or live in NYC), would highly prefer to speak in person. If that’s you, shoot me a mail at drew at horizonapp co.

Asking + Giving to Start 2016

by Drew Meyers on 11:38 am January 11, 2016

My Asks to start 2016 Download the Horizon iOS app, or login to the web version if you don’t have an iPad/iPhone/iPodTouch. Note we just recently added the ability to post sublet opportunities in the web version (adding to iOS in our next update). Use the unlock code “geekestate2015” to join the Geek Estate group. If you know someone that fits one of these descriptions, I’d love to speak to them: Someone who currently rents either a shared room or entire apartments on AirBnB (or other vacation rental … Read More »

The Big Short

by Drew Meyers on 7:57 am December 29, 2015

The financial crisis of 2007-2008 was a massive meltdown that say trillions lost; the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression. Why do I mention this now? I saw the new film, The Big Short, last night: The film is definitely worth watching this holiday season. Especially, if you’re like me and didn’t know all the ins and outs of CDOs, subprime, adjustable rate mortgages (among other things) and their role in the collapse — and, especially, since there is probably not a reader of this blog whose life was … Read More »

Gifts for Real Estate Agents (Realtors) in 2015

by Drew Meyers on 3:51 pm December 11, 2015

Are you looking for gift ideas for real estate agents (aka Realtors) this upcoming holiday season? Those who know me, know I’m not the biggest fan of consumerism (read this post I wrote on Christmas day in 2010). Thus, in 2015, please don’t spend money purchasing worthless material items your friend or family (who happens to be an agent) doesn’t need. Here are a few worthwhile Christmas gifts to consider: The first month or two of membership to GiveBack Homes ($50/mo). I can’t think of a better way to … Read More »

A Refugee Story Worth Sharing

by Drew Meyers on 8:37 pm November 18, 2015

This has nothing to do with real estate technology, so if you can handle that, read on… From a comment on AVC from Yasmine Mustafa: Something broke down in the immigration system because despite being brought here, we discovered we were illegal aliens when I tried applying for college. I put myself through school with two under the table jobs and couldn’t apply for scholarships despite my 3.8 GPA. It took me seven and a half years to graduate. That experience motivated me to want … Read More »

Find & Do Work You Love

by Drew Meyers on 3:43 pm September 14, 2015

What is the work YOU can’t NOT do? Go do it. Life’s too short not to. Scott, the speaker in the talk above, recently died on Mount Kilimanjaro in a freak accident. See this note from a friend of his.

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