Geek Estate Blog is a transparent platform for real estate professionals and entrepreneurs to navigate the landscape of real estate technology and marketing tools. Founded in 2007, we’ve always followed a “By operator, for operator” mantra.
As the name implies, this blog’s varied authors are geeks – people with experience providing technology services to the real estate industry and practioners buying/selling properties — they understand technology and how it can work for you. Topics discussed here could range from a review of the latest smart phone to website tips for search engine optimization (SEO).
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History & Business Structure
Geek Estate Blog was launched in summer 2007 while I worked at Zillow. After my departure from Zillow in early 2010, Zillow transferred ownership of the site to me. Following several years of traveling, I finally started an LLC in 2016 and Geek Estate Blog is now one prong of Geek Estate Labs, LLC.
Geek Estate Labs is primarily funded by the GEM, a community of 400+ of the world’s most innovative and diverse real estate creatives, doers, and pioneers.
The mission of the Mastermind is to make real estate, financial independence, & home ownership more accessible using technology. We are doing that by bringing together the industry’s most forward thinking, diverse, and innovative thinkers so they can spend more time building amazing companies, and less time navigating the industry.
Keep in Mind
I’m not a reporter. Are you an entrepreneur building a startup in the real estate space or a vendor looking to figure out the best way to reach agents and brokers? If you’d like my time, please apply to Geek Estate Mastermind.
— Drew Meyers, founder
Bio: Product strategist & community builder with 12+ years of cross-functional experience in the sharing economy, real estate, & travel industries. Conceptualized & led 2 bootstrapped travel apps, reaching 15k+ total global users.
I’ve spoken at Inman Connect, REBAR Camps, and a range of other events. The most recent was InnovateHousing, a half-day conference co-hosted by The Washington Center for Real Estate Research and Fannie Mae exploring the intersection of housing, innovation, and tech. The panel I moderated was “The Future of Data: Can Innovation and Privacy Coexist?” You can watch the entire panel here.
I worked for Zillow for close to 5 years and still have friends there. Virtual Results was my employer from late 2010 until December of 2011, and I’ve consulted for both StreetAdvisor and 360modern for extended periods of time in the past.
The opinions expressed on this blog are posted by its authors and don’t necessarily reflect the views of Geek Estate Labs LLC. GeekEstate Blog’s contributors are not employed or paid by Geek Estate (unless otherwise stated). If you’d like to become a contributor to this blog, please let us know!