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Older and More Jaded

As I’ve grown older, I’ve grown more jaded — and I think that’s come through more than I’d like in my writing recently.

There’s a fine line between negative and truthful. I’ve never wanted Geek Estate to push “rah rah every one, every startup, and every idea is so great”. That’s a lie, and helps no one. As I’ve said before, I often don’t like the fact that I look at every product from an investor’s lens now. That said, I’m certain I can be far, far more valuable being honest than telling you what you want to hear.

I’m not down on the whole industry. What I am down on is re-creating the wheel (for the 5th or 50th time). What I am down on is undifferentiated businesses/products, without any long term defensibility. What I am down on is automation at all costs. What I am down on is consumer plays not delivering true consumer wins.

What am I excited about?

  • Curation
  • Community
  • History of the Home
  • Smart Homes
  • Future of Cities / Urban Design
  • Private pocket listing marketplaces
  • Public CMAs
  • Increasing liquidity of real estate assets
  • Utilizing community/shared living to increase affordable housing opportunities (aka coliving)
  • Lowering down payments to make home ownership more accessible

I’ll aim to spend more time digging into the opportunities/segments that excite me going forward.

Onward…

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About Drew Meyers

Founder of Geek Estate Blog / Geek Estate Labs. Zillow Alum. Travel addict & co-founder of Horizon. Social entrepreneurship & microfinance advocate. Fan of Red Hot Chili Peppers and Kiva.

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  • Sep Niakan

    You are older and more experienced. Jaded has a negative connotation. You are a thought leader. Don’t back down! 🙂

    • Thanks. I’m not backing down. Just making a more conscience effort to focus on the positive going forward.

  • We are all investors of our resources, time, money and energy. Most things offered to agents and consumers are canned air with a small return on investment.

    • Couldn’t agree more with that statement.

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