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3D Printed Homes by New Story and ICON

by Drew Meyers on 1:00 pm March 14, 2018

If you can’t get excited about 3D printed homes in the developing world for $4,000 for those living in extreme poverty, well…I don’t know what to say. Congrats to New Story and ICON. Simply amazing work (short video here).

I Never Give Up

by Drew Meyers on 2:31 pm March 9, 2018

I backed the “I Will Never Give Up” project a few minutes ago. Story telling doesn’t get much better than this. My name is Mike Yung and I am a subway singer from New York City. I was signed to RCA at 14, then T.Electric with the likes of Etta James and Luther Vandross. The label went bankrupt and I never got my debut album out. I’ve spent the past 38 years in the subway busking and making a living while supporting a family in … Read More »

More Social Good: Lanier Property Group + Giveback Homes

by Drew Meyers on 10:00 am February 2, 2018

There’s more social good in real estate to report! Lanier Property Group, a boutique brokerage in Wilmington, North Carolina, has signed on as a Giveback Homes brokerage partner. You can read the press release here.     The giving keeps going… PS #1: The “Inspiration Lab” by Stephanie looks like an amazing initiative. PS #2: I still wonder why more agents and brokerages in the Seattle market aren’t doing more.

Another “Give Back Brokerage”, Giving Tree Realty

by Drew Meyers on 9:00 am January 3, 2018

I was pleased to find another socially conscious brokerage this week — Giving Tree Realty in Charlotte. Short video: It’s no surprise I love their about page… What makes Giving Tree Realty different than all the other real estate companies? Our company is built upon a foundation of giving. While some real estate companies give a little here and there to charity, Giving Tree Realty donates 100% of the time to charity, which means on every sale! Here’s how it works: Our unique charity platform … Read More »

Lemonade, Peer to Peer Insurance, and Giving Back

by Drew Meyers on 10:00 am December 21, 2017

Lemonade raised $120 million this week. When I saw they are doing peer to peer insurance, it caught my attention because home owners / renters insurance are both antiquated products in need of modernization. I poked around their website, and found this: How is Lemonade’s business different from that of a traditional insurance carrier? Traditional insurance companies make money by keeping the money they don’t pay out in claims. This means whenever they pay your claim, they lose profit. This is why getting your claims … Read More »

#GivingTuesday & GiveBack Homes

by Drew Meyers on 6:01 pm November 28, 2017

It’s #givingtuesday …. and I wanted to remind you my dear friends at Giveback Homes (Caroline is one of the founding members of Geek Estate) are always a great option for your philanthropy dollars. Happy giving!

More on GiveRealty in Austin

by Drew Meyers on 10:05 am November 7, 2017

I’m a big fan of what I see from GiveRealty; how can you not be when you realize they have donated over $700,000 to charities? I actually came across their work in 2013, but took another look this morning and wanted to highlight two specific things on their website. First, their concrete giving examples on their how we give page: Second, their video… Keep the giving going!

Conscious Real Estate = A Lot to Like

by Drew Meyers on 9:00 am October 26, 2017

I’m a big big fan of what I see from Conscious Real Estate in Denver… This blog post is spot on. IMHO, we need more of this in our industry.

The power of ‘we’ and how technology connects us for good

by Drew Meyers on 9:30 am October 1, 2017

A little bit of Sunday inspiration to do more good in the world… watch this TEDx talk by Jessica Hansen from Kiva. PS: Jessica also spoke at Inman.

Meet the Founder: David Zirnhelt from Snap Up Real Estate

by Drew Meyers on 9:36 am September 26, 2017

In our latest real estate tech entrepreneur interview, we’re speaking with David Zirnhelt, the founder of Snap Up Real Estate. Without further ado… What do you do? Personally, I’m the founder and full-time business manager of Snap Up Real Estate.  We’re a small team right now, so I do everything from finding and removing spam to designing business systems and testing website updates. As a business, the purpose of Snap Up Real Estate is to help Canadians find the information they need when researching their … Read More »

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