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Unlocking Property Potential with Home Renovations

Unlocking Property Potential with Home Renovations

[Note from editor: The “Mastermind Showcase” highlights companies and news from members of the GEM. Today’s showcase: Plunk] While real estate is an appreciating asset, homes often have untapped equity potential. Upgrading a home’s curb appeal, features, and systems while owning the home builds its…

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Ownership In Eighths

Ownership In Eighths

[Note from editor: The “Mastermind Showcase” highlights companies and news from members of the GEM. Today’s showcase: Pacaso.] Nearly ten million second homes sit unoccupied for 11 months a year in the U.S. while millions of people dream of owning and vacationing at a second…

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The Single-Family Rental Property Manager

The Single-Family Rental Property Manager

[Note from editor: The “Mastermind Showcase” highlights companies and news from members of the GEM. Today’s showcase: Onerent.] Onerent offers contactless rentals and property management for over $1.4 billion in residential rental properties, managing 7-10% of single-family rentals in 7 major west coast markets; serving over…

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Meet the Real Estate Tech Founder: Austin Allison from Pacaso

Meet the Real Estate Tech Founder: Austin Allison from Pacaso

In our latest real estate tech entrepreneur interview, we’re speaking with Austin Allison of Pacaso. I’m hugely bullish on the fully managed LLC co-ownership model for second home ownership, which he co-founded along with Spencer Rascoff, Zillow’s former CEO who I worked under from 2007-2010….

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Uncovering Hidden Hail Damage

Uncovering Hidden Hail Damage

[Note from editor: The “Mastermind Showcase” highlights companies and news from members of the GEM. Today’s showcase: WeatherCheck.] WhetherCheck monitors severe weather conditions (mostly hail) so that insurance carriers, mortgage companies, and property owners can take action–for 20 homes or 2,000. Monitoring assets from $45,000 to…

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A Brokerage with Financial Superpowers

A Brokerage with Financial Superpowers

[Note from editor: The “Mastermind Showcase” highlights companies and news from members of the GEM. Today’s showcase: Flyhomes.] Flyhomes is a tech-enabled real estate brokerage that boosts the financing power for its clients with products such as Cash Offers and Guaranteed Offers, as well as Trade…

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Power to the DIY Landlord

Power to the DIY Landlord

[Note from editor: The “Mastermind Showcase” highlights companies and news from members of the GEM. Today’s showcase: Avail.] Avail enables DIY landlords to easily manage their properties. Their product streamlines online rental listings, applications, lease templates, rental payments, maintenance requests, and tenant vetting. Scales with landlords…

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Meet the Real Estate Tech Founder: Naman Trivedi from WattBuy

Meet the Real Estate Tech Founder: Naman Trivedi from WattBuy

In our latest real estate tech entrepreneur interview, we’re speaking with Naman Trivedi from WattBuy. Who are you and what do you do? My name is Naman Trivedi and I’m the CEO of WattBuy. I founded the company to help millions of Americans choose cheaper,…

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Future of Homeownership Virtual Workgroup – May 13

Future of Homeownership Virtual Workgroup – May 13

Wednesday (May 13th) at 1:30 pst, Geek Estate is conducting a virtual discussion on the future of homeownership — facilitated by David Steckel from Setter. It is a discussion, not a webinar…. so limited to 15-20 participants. If you are a founder/operator working on a…

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Meet the Real Estate Tech Founder: Sean Harper from Kin

Meet the Real Estate Tech Founder: Sean Harper from Kin

In our latest real estate tech entrepreneur interview, we’re speaking with Sean Harper from Kin. Without further ado… What do you do? Kin insures houses and condos. We are a technology company backed by top venture capitalists and insurance companies. While most insurers run on…

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