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Home IT Budgets

by Drew Meyers on 10:19 pm January 24, 2017

Those thinking about — and especially entrepreneurs working on — the history of the home opportunity I’m so bullish on should read Thinking About Home IT Budgets by Josh Elman at Greylock Partners.

iOS 10, and Home

by Drew Meyers on 10:25 pm October 2, 2016

I finally got around to upgrading my phone to iOS 10 this morning. One of the first things I noticed was a new icon on my home screen. Home. Turns out the rumors were correct (see my post here). I’m anxious to see this progress. Perhaps Apple is the one that will finally crack the “history of the home” opportunity via a platform approach. Has anyone done any development with iOS’s Homekit? Or plan to this year or next?

Centriq – Your Home, Smarter

by Drew Meyers on 9:00 am September 27, 2016

Another attempt at the history of the home opportunity I’ve written previously about: Centriq. HomeKeepr and HomeZada (see prior coverage here) are two long standing competitors — though there’s other recent entrants as well. I played with Centriq’s iOS version a bit yesterday. It seems straight forward – manage and track everything related to your home. The challenge is the product needs a lot of data inputted prior to being truly useful for a home owner. Is there enough of an incentive to get home owners … Read More »

HomeView, Another History of the Home Player

by Drew Meyers on 4:41 pm August 5, 2016

I came across HomeView at Inman Connect this past week…another player in the history of the home arena. I just took a super quick peek at the product, and feel the “why use it” context is missing… but I’m sure they’ll iterate. (it’s not easy). Someone is going to figure this history of the home opportunity out. Who, and when, is the question.

A Short Update on the Looming History of the Home Opportunity

by Drew Meyers on 5:07 pm January 20, 2016

I saw the news today that Onboard Informatics has announced their intent to acquire AddressReport (press release here). That means there is now one less player in the consumer market going after the long term History of the Home / Farfax for Homes opportunity. I know Chris Drayer is still working on the problem after having rebranded from AddressScore to Revaluate. See the latest demo day presentation here. I’m still bullish on HomeZada. Who else is out there is still chasing this? Anyone seeing significant traction?

The CARFAX for Homes Opportunity

by Drew Meyers on 1:07 pm June 30, 2014

As I said several years ago, I think the history of the home opportunity is a massive one. Essentially, a CARFAX for homes. No one has really nailed it though, at least in my opinion. There are several entrepreneurs and funded startups dabbling in this space… Chris Drayer is working on Addresscore. See an example here: Porch is putting some serious thought and resources into home histories. Rentenna just re-branded to AddressReport to focus on this. See an example here: Flipt is thinking about it. I’ve … Read More »

One Route to Build a Differentiated Community Offering

by Drew Meyers on 7:41 pm April 26, 2012

Wouldn’t it be awesome if you had something that you could talk about with every single home owner (and renter) in your community? Something that wasn’t a real estate conversation per say, but entirely relevant to your line of work. Wouldn’t it be awesome if that something was something home owners shared and discussed with each other, on their own? Wouldn’t it be awesome if your name was brought up every single time that “something” was talked about? Wouldn’t it be awesome if you owned … Read More »

The History of the Home — and How Homeowners Can Take Control of Their Home (& Listings)

by Drew Meyers on 6:00 am January 31, 2012

Every home has a story — some long, some short. The history of a home includes a lot of things, depending on the age of both the home and the community it resides in. In the case of my parents home in Sammamish, that includes but is not limited to: Photos of the outhouse from 50 years ago Photos of the hideous red carpet that used to be in my bedroom The transaction date and price from the 1920’s when my great great grandparents bought … Read More »

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