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Meet the RE Tech Entrepreneur: Vinny LaBarbera from imFORZA

by Drew Meyers on 8:00 am February 23, 2017

In our latest real estate tech interview, we’re talking with Vinny LaBarbera from  imFORZA. Based in Los Angeles, imFORZA has been doing websites and internet marketing in the real estate industry for over a decade. If memory serves me correctly, I first spoke with him back in 2007 or 2008 when I was doing business development for Zillow. What do you do? I am the Founder / CEO of imFORZA. imFORZA is a full service Internet marketing agency that specializes in WordPress design and development coupled … 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 »

Meet the RE Tech Entrepreneur: Rick Orr from RealSavvy

by Drew Meyers on 8:43 pm February 15, 2017

In our latest real estate tech interview, we’re talking with the CEO of RealSavvy, Rick Orr. Based in Austin, RealSavvy is a technology platform for brokerages (Redfin-in-a-box). What do you do? I’m the CEO / Co-founder of RealSavvy. We offer collaborative home search platform for real estate professionals in 21 US markets and growing rapidly. Why do you do what you do? For 18+ years there has been a certain duality to my professional life – tech startup entrepreneur by day, Realtor by nights and weekends to help … Read More »

Meet the RE Tech Entrepreneur — Bobby Bryant from DOSS

by Drew Meyers on 6:00 am February 8, 2017

In our latest real estate tech interview, we’re talking with the CEO of DOSS, Bobby Bryant. Based in Houston, DOSS is working on a voice powered real estate search experience. I met him in New York a few weeks ago, and it’s clear his passion for his work is unwavering. 1) What do you do? I’m the CEO/Founder of DOSS. As of recent, I was for several years a Texas Real Estate Broker. I now oversee the direction and vision of DOSS. 2) Why do you do what … Read More »

An Interview with Riley CEO Daniel Ahmadizadeh

by Geordie Romer on 9:30 am February 2, 2017

Daniel Ahmadizadeh

Over the years, I have preached to those that listen that lead follow up and lead conversion are the keys to real estate success.  Last fall, I heard about a new company called Riley and was intrigued by their solution for instant response to real estate leads. Their CEO Daniel Ahmadizadeh was kind enough to answer some questions for Geek Estate readers. What is Riley? Riley provides lead qualification as a service. We are 100% human powered and engage leads within 2 minutes, 24/7 via text-message at a … Read More »

Entrepreneurs: How to be Featured on Geek Estate

by Drew Meyers on 4:22 pm January 27, 2017

Meet The RE Tech Entrepreneur

Geek Estate is a resource for the industry’s technologists and forward thinking real estate professionals. If you’re invloved in real estate and consider yourself a geek, you’re in the right spot. We’ve found over the years that one of the primary reasons people read GEB is to find out who the industry players are, their backgrounds and what they are working on. We’ve featured a number of entrepreneurs (see here for full archives), and plan to continue highlighting the people behind the great, innovative products and companies … Read More »

Meet the Founder: Kristyn Roth from KoaWare

by Drew Meyers on 12:02 pm January 9, 2017

In our latest real estate tech interview, I’m talking to Kristyn Roth from KoaWare, a property website builder for agents/brokers based in Orange County. We first spoke early last year and met her in San Francisco at Inman. What do you do? I’m Co-Founder and CMO at KoaWare, an easy-to-use, customizable website builder for real estate professionals. Our proprietary software aims to streamline content in a beautiful, modern way, while still offering robust functionality within our real estate marketing tool set. We offer a Property Website creation … Read More »

Meet the Real Estate Tech Entrepreneur: Matt Murphy from Chime

by Drew Meyers on 9:00 am December 14, 2016

In our latest real estate tech interview, I’m talking to Matt Murphy from Chime, a CRM product that’s part of Appsurdity family, and based in Palo Alto. I found the product as part of my CRM evaluation process for 360modern. What do you do? I’m the CMO and oversee all things focused on acquiring customers and keeping them happy at Chime. Our product helps find high quality leads for real estate agents and mortgage companies and then we give them the tools to convert those leads into … Read More »

Meet the Founders: Sarang Ratanjee and Matt Schneider from Boulevard

by Drew Meyers on 9:00 am December 5, 2016

In our latest real estate tech interview, I’m talking to Sarang Ratanjee and Matt Schneider from Boulevard, a company based in the Bay area. What do you do? Sarang: I’m a co-founder of Boulevard, where my primary focus is leading our business and marketing efforts along with our Android mobile application development. We’re a mobile-first company, focused on enabling every realtor to have a simple & intelligent assistant by their side via our mobile app. Matt: I’m the other co-founder at Boulevard. Boulevard is a simple … Read More »

Meet the Founder: Matt Holmes from CoBuy

by Drew Meyers on 1:22 pm December 2, 2016

In our latest real estate tech interview, I’m talking to Matt Holmes from CoBuy, a company based in Seattle that helps groups of people jointly purchase homes (I first came across them via GeekWire). What do you do? I am a co-founder at CoBuy, a company we founded to help small groups of people jointly purchase homes.  The premise isn’t new – people have been pooling resources to deal with constraints for thousands of years – but our approach is new.  We have distilled the rather complex … Read More »

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