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Meet the Real Estate Tech Founder: Jack Ryan from REX Real Estate

by Drew Meyers on 9:47 am April 8, 2018

In our latest real estate tech entrepreneur interview, we’re speaking with the Jack Ryan, Co-Founder & CEO of REX Real Estate. Without further ado… What do you do? Using big data, artificial intelligence, and machine learning, REX, takes care of everything both buyers and sellers need, and only charges a 2% fee. Our data-fueled marketing, seamless transaction engine, and licensed REX Agents sell homes faster, create better experiences, and yield huge savings for residential home buyers and sellers. What problem does your product/service solve? Residential real estate … Read More »

New Zealand Property Tech, Transitioning from Tech to Practicing Real Estate: An Interview with Alistair Helm

by Drew Meyers on 11:01 am March 19, 2018

Alistair Helm has been a longtime property tech thought leader based out of New Zealand, with a deep resume that includes Properazzi, manning the helm at both Property Portal Watch and Realestate.co.nz, and head of product at Trade Me. We traded emails recently, and I learned he was working on getting his real estate license. I wanted to learn more, so conducted a short interview. Let’s get to it… 1. After more than a decade in the property portal space, you’re getting your real estate license in … Read More »

Meet the Real Estate Tech Founder: Rob Connolly from Buzz4Agent

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

In our latest real estate tech entrepreneur interview, we’re speaking with the founder and CEO at Buzz4Agent, Rob Connolly. Without further ado… What do you do? I am the founder at Buzz4Agent.com. We are a company I launched in San Diego, California, back in April of 2015. As of today, we are a team of nine full-time team members. It has been quite the journey so far! What problem does your product/service solve? Today, when someone sees a for sale sign at a listing and would … Read More »

Listing Bits Podcast with Victor Lund, and More on Broker Public Portal

by Drew Meyers on 2:00 pm March 13, 2018

I listened to Greg’s Listing Bits podcast with Victor Lund the other day. Here’s the episode for the curious folk: Homesnap recently raised a $14 million Series B. Like Greg, I really wonder how those VCs are ever going to get their money back if the brokers who own 50% of the Broker Public Portal joint venture with Homesnap can nix any acquisition. Let’s play out this scenario. Homesnap succeeds in growing traffic, they have trouble monetizing (they need a massive sales force to compete against Zillow … Read More »

Geek Estate Founding Member Spotlight: David Marc Harris from Remzy

by Drew Meyers on 2:40 pm March 12, 2018

We’ve now published six Geek Estate founding member interviews; Jennifer Kjellgren, Sep Niakan, Eileen Romito, Ryan Coon, Caroline Pinal, and Joel Leslie. 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 7th interview is with David Marc Harris at Remzy. Without further ado… What’s your most significant business focus for 2018? We serve agents. Our tool alleviates the shortage of homes on the market and changes the perception of off-market homes. For … Read More »

Geek Estate Founding Member Spotlight: Joel Leslie from Propify

by Drew Meyers on 12:00 pm March 4, 2018

We’ve now published five Geek Estate founding member interviews; Jennifer Kjellgren, Sep Niakan, Eileen Romito, Ryan Coon, and Caroline Pinal. 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 6th interview is with Joel Leslie from Propify. Without further ado… What’s your most significant business focus for 2018? At the start of 2018, I finalized my role as CEO for the global listings management company and started on my own startup … Read More »

Meet the Real Estate Tech Founder: Steve White from RentPrep

by Drew Meyers on 9:30 am March 2, 2018

In our latest real estate tech entrepreneur interview, we’re speaking with the CEO at RentPrep, Steve White. Without further ado… What do you do? I provide tenant background checks and educational resources to landlords and property managers. What problem does your product/service solve? A bad tenant can be a nightmare because the average tenant eviction costs about $3,500. My service helps our clients weed out bad tenant applicants so they can find the right person for their rental property. My company helps landlords sleep better at night. … Read More »

Geek Estate Founding Member Spotlight: Caroline Pinal from Giveback Homes

by Drew Meyers on 11:54 am February 26, 2018

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We’ve now published four Geek Estate founding member interviews; Jennifer Kjellgren, Sep Niakan, Eileen Romito, and Ryan Coon. 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 5th interview is with Caroline Pinal from Giveback Homes. I’ve written about Giveback Homes at length in the past, and am a huge huge fan. Without further ado… What’s your most significant business focus for 2018? Our biggest focus is on continuing to … Read More »

Meet the Real Estate Tech Founder: Paul Burke from RentHoop

by Drew Meyers on 9:30 am February 23, 2018

In our latest real estate tech entrepreneur interview, we’re speaking with founder and CEO of RentHoop, Paul Burke. I met Paul a few months ago at Impact Hub in Seattle (he’s from Seattle, but lives in Los Angeles now), and found myself thinking through all the similarities between Paul’s RentHoop journey and my Oh Hey World / Horizon journey. Without further ado… What do you do? We help people find roommates. Our mobile app shows you potential roommates whom you have mutual friends and interests with as well as … Read More »

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 »

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