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What Do You Need Help with in 2017?

by Drew Meyers on 9:00 am January 10, 2017

We can’t guarantee we can help everyone, but we wanted to make an attempt at matching needs and haves within the Geek Estate community in 2017. If you would please fill out the following form with the one thing you need the most help with, and one thing you feel you can offer to others — that would be fantastic. Mike and I will connect people manually (we are the only ones who will see the list, and no information will be shared aside from contact … Read More »

Law Enforcement, Education, Real Estate — and Communities

by Drew Meyers on 10:08 pm November 29, 2016

I read Greg Fischer’s latest blog post here, and it ended with a video you should all watch. It’s Nate Bowling (2016 Washington Teacher of the Year) talking about law enforcement, education, real estate — the three most critical forces building/shaping communities. Honestly, it’s long (40 minutes with Q&A) — but you really should watch, listen deeply, and think about what he’s saying. A couple of my own thoughts… Fact: there is a life lottery that exists in this world, and it’s as simple as where you’re … Read More »

Understanding The Game We’re Playing

by Drew Meyers on 4:31 pm October 19, 2016

This is another non real estate tech post. For that, I apologize. Simon Sinek gave a presentation at Creative Mornings worth watching, titled “Understanding the Game We’re Playing”… He talks a bit about the entire next generation that as grown up with social media and instant gratification.Many parents give their kids tablets during road trips because it’s easier than forcing them to interact, as just one example. A big part of the cause is what I call the time suck economy, and the broader “on demand economy”. … Read More »

A Riff on “The Real Estate Moment”

by Drew Meyers on 8:03 pm June 6, 2016

I read Brian’s “The Real Estate Moment” blog post this morning… Pepsi created meaning around sugar water. Imagine what we could do with Homeownership. What cultural moment could a real estate brand seize upon to create a new connection with people? Who might be bold enough to call out our industry’s past breaches of trust to create trust? When will so many real estate marketers stop talking about millennials long enough to start speaking more meaningfully to everyone? How can more real estate advertisers move … Read More »

Community Is Not The Goal

by Drew Meyers on 12:18 pm March 26, 2016

This is an old video I’ve watched before, but it’s worth watching again. For those that understand my commitment and investment into community, it’s no surprise why I love Jeff Turner so much. He gets community in a way virtually no one else does. Happy Saturday.

Homely’s Launch of Premier Agent in Australia

by Drew Meyers on 5:28 pm December 10, 2015

I know Geek Estate has are a fair number of international readers, but it’s not often we analyze/discuss international real estate. Today, I wanted to touch on the #3 real estate portal in Australia, Homely.com.au, and their most recent product release, Premier Agent. Homey’s primary differentiator is a faster, easier real estate search with no annoying banner ads. While listing properties on portals has been free in the US market for years, in Australia, it’s still largely a pay to post model. Following their launch in 2013 (StreetAdvisor.com.au was re-branded and real estate listings added), Homely has spent the last … Read More »

Can You “Platform” Community?

by Drew Meyers on 10:51 am

Arnold Waldstein wrote an interesting post the other day titled “Can you platform community?“. It’s a topic I think about non stop, given community is what I’m most passionate about enabling in this world. I KNOW community changes lives for the better, and if I had to boil down the “why am I still working on Horizon” answer, that would be the answer (the slightly longer answer is here). I fundamentally believe an agents and brokers are in the business of community building. If you don’t build … Read More »

New Story – The Home & Community

by Drew Meyers on 9:47 am December 1, 2015

I just watched the following video, a short presentation by Brett at New Story (which I’ve written about before): Given I’m a sucker for community, one thing I picked up on was that Brett mentioned that building homes leads to lasting community. Money can’t build community, only time — given the time it takes to build a home, I’d have to agree with Brett. Beyond the time spent building those homes, those homes end up as locations for community gatherings for years to come. So, … Read More »

Revive a Neighborhood: With Imagination, Beauty and Art

by Drew Meyers on 9:04 pm March 29, 2015

I just watched a TED talk with Theaster Gates about reviving neglected neighborhoods through art. It’s worth watching: I wrote about the concept of a startup house this weekend. The motivator for building either an art hub or a startup house is the exact same: building local community. Of course, community is the long game, which is why so few people invest in it.

America’s Best Communities

by Drew Meyers on 7:27 pm December 1, 2014

I saw a sponsored post on GeekWire today, titled America’s Best Communities. I clicked, since COMMUNITY is what I think about all day, everyday (building Horizon) — and community in a real estate context is something I have a fair amount of experience with. (I’m sure John at GeekWire loves that I clicked an ad, and ended up writing a blog post about it) Turns out it is a sponsored competition by Frontier Communications, Dish, and CoBank. It takes place over 3 years, and 3 Grand Prize winners will receive … Read More »

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