In our latest Meet the Real Estate Tech Entrepreneur interview, we’re speaking with Eric Stegemann of TRIBUS. He’s got his hands in all sorts of projects for agents and brokers. You’ll find him constantly on the travel trail speaking and helping solve the industries technology problems.
Here’s a bit more about him, from his own mouth…
What do you do?
I’m the Director of Strategy for TRIBUS. My day to day time is spent working with our development teams to come up with not only what’s next in real estate but more importantly what’s now that can be better utilized to help agents be more productive.
Why do you do what you do?
Having held a license and been a REALTOR for nearly 12 years now, I’m passionate about changing things for the better in our industry. I was tired of seeing most brokerages run an agent turnstile and more importantly the agents that did stick around were stagnant in terms of growth. I set out to change that by building my own brokerage where we focused on recruiting quality, productive agents, and helping them grow further.
What are you most excited about right now?
Database management. I know it sounds like the most boring thing ever, but the truth is that an agent’s long term success will live and die by their database. With a good, solid database system in place to remind agents about following up, keeping in contact post close, asking for feedback on how good of a job they did, etc an agent can nearly ensure success.
What’s next for you?
I’m about ready to dig my teeth into the transaction itself and ways to make it more fluid and easier for the client. While I think there a lot of great transaction management systems out there, I think there is an opportunity to bring together all of the things a client has to do into one place, and more importantly, make them want to come back to this portal. We’ll be launching something later this year.
What’s a cause you’re passionate about and why?
Parkinson’s Disease – my father was diagnosed with it at a young age and it’s affecting more people at a younger age. My father’s years were not only cut short by the disease but his quality of life was nothing like what it should have been. No family / person should have to go through what he did.
We’ll be featuring other real estate tech entrepreneurs in the coming weeks. If you are an entrepreneur in the real estate vertical (past or present), and want to be profiled, please sign up for an OHW account and add “real estate tech entrepreneurs” as an interest on your profile — then shoot me an email (drew at ohheyworld).