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Meet the RE Founder: Sarnen Steinbarth from TurboTenant

by Drew Meyers on 9:30 am August 21, 2017

In our latest real estate tech entrepreneur interview, we’re speaking with Sarnen Steinbarth, founder of TurboTenant. Without further ado… What do you do? I am the founder of TurboTenant, a landlord myself, and a property education instructor. I founded TurboTenant out of a passion for mitigating the biggest issues faced by independent landlords. During my time as a property education instructor, I picked up on the pain points of my students. Landlords weren’t sure how to screen tenants, couldn’t afford the high price tags of property … Read More »

Meet the RE Founder: Aleksandr Lanin from Hasten

by Drew Meyers on 12:35 pm August 17, 2017

In our latest real estate tech entrepreneur interview, we’re speaking with Aleksandr Lanin, founder of Hasten. Without further ado… What do you do? Hasten is a leading virtual staging company in NYC and I am the CEO of Hasten. Our team of highly qualified professionals has built trust and credibility with more than 1,000 real estate agents and photographers since 2014, by contributing to realization of over 3,000 units only in NYC. Hasten virtual staging solutions are always super realistic due to high quality standards, which have … Read More »

Meet the RE Tech Founder: Scott Hammack from Truepad

by Drew Meyers on 11:56 am August 1, 2017

In our latest real estate tech entrepreneur interview, we’re speaking with the founder Scott Hammack of Truepad. I wrote about the Chicago portal recently, and am a fan of their focus on a real buyer value proposition. Without further ado… What do you do? ​I build great teams and then provide strategic direction. My motto is “A leader doesn’t build a business. A leader builds a team that builds a business”​ What problem does your product/service solve? ​Truepad is the next generation search engine for real … Read More »

Meet the RE Tech Founder: Andrew Weinberger from LeaseHop

by Drew Meyers on 12:16 pm July 10, 2017

In our latest real estate tech entrepreneur interview, we’re speaking with the founder Andrew Weinberger of LeaseHop. Without further ado… What do you do? I’m Andrew and I’m the founder of LeaseHop. LeaseHop is a NYC based real estate marketplace that is focused on improving the way you find your next home. I wear a lot of different hats so on any given day I could be working on anything from product to marketing to sales to fundraising. What problem does your product/service solve? Your … Read More »

Meet the RE Tech Founder: Rod Smith from Realtor Profiler

by Drew Meyers on 10:00 am July 4, 2017

In our latest real estate tech entrepreneur interview, we’re speaking with the founder and CEO of Realtor Profiler, Rod Smith. Without further ado… What do you do? Hi. I’m Rod Smith. I’m the CEO and founder of the rapid content-generation platform Realtor Profiler. Realtor Profiler instantly generates compelling, custom professional narratives for real estate professionals. These profiles help portals, agencies, and professionals reach qualified leads online. What problem does your product/service solve? Content marketing is playing a bigger and bigger role in real estate lead … Read More »

Meet the RE Tech Founder: Justin Shum from AskAvenue

by Drew Meyers on 9:30 am July 2, 2017

In our latest real estate tech entrepreneur interview, we’re speaking with the CEO of AskAvenue, Justin Shum. I certainly agree there is an opportunity to improve consumer-agent communication via chat (and give control back to the consumer in the process). That said, chat is a very crowded space (getting more crowded every month), and distribution on both sides (agents and consumers) is insanely hard. Without further ado… What do you do? I am the Co-Founder and CEO at AskAvenue. What problem does your product/service solve? Chat is … Read More »

PropertyBase, Boston Logic, and Providence Equity Partners. A Q&A with Max-Michael Mayer

by Drew Meyers on 7:04 pm June 28, 2017

Some of you heard about the acquisition of Propertybase by Boston Logic earlier this month, a CRM startup we covered way back in 2012 and again in 2013. I know many founders read Geek Estate, many of whom have contemplated a strategic acquisition at one time or another. I thought I’d take some time to have Propertybase co-founder Max-Michael Mayer answer a few questions about the recent acquisition. Without further ado… 1. What is Propertybase? Where did the product/business start, where are you now, and … Read More »

Q&A With Stephen King from REX

by Drew Meyers on 11:31 am June 26, 2017

I wrote about REX recently. I had a few follow up questions, and posed them to their CEO Stephen King for responses via email. Below is the ensuing dialogue… 1. What makes you believe a global listing marketplace is needed? Real estate has traditionally been a local business. However, the world is quickly globalizing. Citizens in developing countries are migrating to cities as an astounding rate. Technology is providing a new subset of jobs to these migrants increasing their overall economic standing. China alone will have … Read More »

Meet the RE Tech Founder: Connell McGill from Enertiv

by Drew Meyers on 9:30 am June 23, 2017

In our latest real estate tech entrepreneur interview, we’re speaking with the CEO of Enertiv, Connell McGill. Without further ado… What do you do? I am the CEO and one of the co-founders of Enertiv. My focus is driving the company vision, growing the team, managing channel partnerships and client accounts, and maintaining investor relations. What problem does your product/service solve? Enertiv provides an operations performance system to building operators. Our goal is to help them keep their finger on the pulse of their buildings … Read More »

Meet the RE Tech Entrepreneur: Jarred Kessler from Easyknock

by Drew Meyers on 12:30 pm June 11, 2017

In our latest real estate tech entrepreneur interview, we’re speaking with the CEO from Easyknock, Jarred Kessler. Without further ado… What do you do? I am the CEO of Easyknock and an investor in startups. I am the jack of all trades in the company and on a quest to change the home buying and selling market from being 93% done by brokers to much less. We hope to do this by connecting people directly. What problem does your product/service solve? We are creating a platform that … Read More »

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